2013 Festival


2013 Festival - 2013 played host to Nigel Kennedy with the return of Murray Perahia, Andreas Scholl.

Nigel Kennedy (violin) & quartet: Bach to Fats Waller

Murray Perahia (piano/director) & Academy of St Martin in the Fields: Beethoven piano concerto cycle, nos 1 & 3, with Haydn and Stravinsky

Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Choir of King’s College Cambridge & Florilegium: Purcell & Britten

Mark Padmore & Britten Sinfonia: Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings

Chamber music & recitals:

Nash Ensemble (string sextet): Strauss, Dvorak & Tchaikovsky

James Gilchrist (tenor) & Anna Tilbrook (piano): Schubert, Faure, Britten & Sally Beamish

Escher Quartet: string quartets by Elgar, Bridge & Britten

Free events / new music / installation:

Pekka Kuusisto (violins & electronics): Finnish folksongs, Rautavaara, Sallinen & improvisations

Friday Afternoons: major vocal education project across Cambridgeshire

Virtual Choir – Eric Whitacre’s ‘Water Night’: 3,700 singers from 76 countries form a Virtual Choir, projected on the Senate House