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A series of concerts given by leading University instrumentalists

The Madingley Concerts take place at Madingley Hall, home of the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE). The concerts complement the Madingley Lecture series, and are designed to showcase new student work alongside more traditional repertoire.

Capability Sounds: A Musical Celebration of Lancelot Brown

Date: Sunday 23 October 2016, 7:45pm
Venue: Madingley Hall, Madingley, CB23 8AQ

A special concert to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of ‘Capability’ Brown, England’s ‘Shakespeare of Gardening’. Francesca Barritt (violin), Joy Lisney (cello) and Matthew Schellhorn (piano) will perform music by Mozart, Haydn, Linley, Boyce and Cambridge-based composer Jeremy Thurlow.

Inspired by the steeples of Fen Drayton and Fenstanton merging on the horizon, Thurlow’s ‘Steeples Eclipse’ explores local landscapes, and our shaping and perception of nature in two villages where Brown lived.


  • Boyce (arr. Watts): Ode for the New Year
  • Mozart: (Trio) Sonata in F major, K.13
  • Linley (arr. Watts): Overture - Lyric Ode on the Witches, Fairies and Aerial Beings of Shakespeare
  • Thurlow: Steeples Eclipse
  • Haydn: Piano Trio in E major, Hob. XV:28

There will be an interval of 15 minutes.

Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions for over 60s and under 18s).

Tickets will be available to purchase at Madingley Hall reception prior to the concert from 6pm.

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Details of future concerts will be announced in due course.

Find out about previous Madingley Concerts - and listen to recordings of world premiere performances

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Music courses at the Institute of Continuing Education

ICE runs a number of short courses designed to enhance your appreciation of listening to and performing music.

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