Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2022
Sounds Green in the Botanic Garden
6, 13, 20, 27 July, 6.15pm
The best in open-air music on Wednesday evenings in Cambridge Botanic Garden – with Honey & the Bear, Prime Brass, Camilla George and Classico Latino
Cosi fan tutte
Friday 15 July, 6.30pm
Our very own mini Glyndebourne in the beautiful setting of Childerley Hall. Mozart’s delightful comedy of young lovers transposed to 1970s Cambridge!
Cor8 at the movies
Saturday 16 July, 3pm
Musical favourites from stage and screen presented by the all-female, French horn octet Cor8. Something for all ages with plenty of audience participation!
A Feast of Elgar and Vaughan Williams
Saturday 16 July, 7.30pm
Tenor Robert Murray, violinist Benjamin Baker and the Echéa Quartet perform a feast of English music including Elgar’s Violin Sonata and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending.
Accordionist Ryan Corbett
Sunday 17 July, 1pm
Virtuoso classical accordionist Ryan Corbett performs baroque, romantic and contemporary music composed or transcribed for accordion.
Tai Murray and Martin Roscoe
Sunday 17 July, 7.30pm
Violinist Tai Murray and pianist Martin Roscoe perform works by Clara and Robert Schumann, John Adams, Arvo Pärt and Schubert.
Thursday 21 July, 1pm
An exciting young ensemble of trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba present an eclectic programme from the Baroque to the present day.
Guy Johnston & Tom Poster
Thursday 21 July, 7.30pm
Making a welcome return to the Festival cellist Guy Johnston and pianist Tom Poster offer an enticing programme of Beethoven, Poulenc and Brahms.
Song Recital: a Viennese revolution
Friday 22 July, 7.30pm
Baritone Marcus Farnsworth and lieder accompanist James Cheung perform songs by Beethoven, Schoenberg, Alma and Gustav Mahler.
Imogen Cooper: Piano Legend
Saturday 23 Juy, 7.30pm
Renowned for her virtuosity and lyricism, Imogen Cooper presents some classics of the piano repertoire by Schubert, Ravel and Liszt.
Music for Horn & String Quartet
Sunday 24 July, 7.30pm
French horn player Alec Frank-Gemmill and string quartet the Perks Ensemble provide an enticing evening of music for this interesting combination.
Wednesday 27 July, 3pm
Hear the region’s up-and-coming young trumpet players coached by the nations’ most beloved trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins.
Iberia performed by Artur Pizarro
Wednesday 27 July, 7.30pm
Piano virtuoso Artur Pizarro gives a complete performance of Albéniz’s Iberia, one of the great piano masterpieces of the 20th century.
Sound the Trumpet
Thursday 28 July, 7.30pm
A concert of masterpieces for the trumpet and organ performed by trumpeter extraordinaire Crispian Steele-Perkins and the Festival’s Artistic Director organist David Hill.
Friday July 29, 1pm
Members of the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists scheme, and regular performers on BBC Radio 3, the Mithras Trio present iconic works by Beethoven, Fauré and Lili Boulanger.
The Gesualdo Six:
Friday 29 July, 7.30pm
A wide-ranging programme of music from the 15th-21st century, exploring mourning and grief, by this award-winning vocal ensemble.
Gillian Weir in conversation with David Hill
Saturday 30 July, 3pm
Acclaimed organist Gillian Weir reflects on her long career and discusses the finer points of organ playing with Festival Artistic Director David Hill.
Schubert Octet & Beethoven Septet
Saturday 30 July, 7.30pm
The Wigmore Soloists, a new ensemble of outstanding musicians, perform two of the most engaging masterpieces in the chamber music repertoire.
Aurora Orchestra: Beethoven from memory
Sunday 31 July, 4pm
The Aurora perform Beethoven’s 5th Symphony – from memory – and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto with soloist Patricia Kopatchinskaja.