Welcome to the Madingley Concerts
A series of free 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.
Madingley Concerts in 2014
Booking is advised as places are limited.
23 February 2014, 2.30pm – Britten, Bowen and Gurney
Alexander Simpson (countertenor/recorder), Kieran Brunt (tenor) and Tim Watts (piano) perform music by Britten (Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac, Op.51), York Bowen (Sonatina for recorder and piano, Op.121) and Ivor Gurney.
2 March 2014, 2.30pm – The Arbury Trio play Beethoven
The trio return to Madingley Hall, following their highly successful Tchaikovsky concert in 2013, to perform Beethoven's 'Ghost' Trio (Op.70) and a new work by Joy Lisney.
There will be a further concert on 29 June 2014, performers and programme to be confirmed.
About the Madingley Concerts
Concerts take place at Madingley Hall near Cambridge and are free of charge, with a retiring collection (please give generously).
Please note that performances take place in the Saloon on the first floor of the Hall, which is now accessible by lift. Wheelchair users are welcome to attend the concerts provided they are accompanied by someone who is able to open room and corridor doors on their behalf in the event of an evacuation.
Find out about previous Madingley Concerts - and listen to recordings of world premiere performances
Other concerts at Madingley Hall
5 April 2014, 8.30pm – Harpsichord and flute concert: 'A Royal Occasion at Sanssouci'.
Helen Crown (flute) and David Ponsford (harpsichord) perform music by Frederick the Great, J J Quantz, C P E Bach and J S Bach. This concert is part of the weekend course, Music at the court of Frederick the Great, being held at Madingley Hall, and members of the public are welcome to attend. Tickets cost £7.50 and can be booked in advance online or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Related 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.
|English choral music across the centuries: a participatory weekend||7 March 2014||Available|
|Literature and Romantic music||21 March 2014||Available|
|Music at the court of Frederick the Great||4 April 2014||Available|
|The genesis of the modern piano: Broadwood, Dussek and the London piano makers||25 April 2014||Available|
|The operas of Benjamin Britten||16 May 2014||Available|
|Double reed players' weekend||30 May 2014||Available|
|Strange meetings: words, music and the First World War||27 June 2014||Available|
|The Rake’s Progress: Hogarth, Hockney, de Valois and Stravinsky||4 July 2014||Available|
|Music and culture in Elizabethan England||25 July 2014||Available|
|The concept of the hero in the operas of Richard Wagner||25 July 2014||Available|
|Jazz improvisation||1 August 2014||Available|
|Wagner's Parsifal and the quest for the holy grail||12 September 2014||Available|
|Music impressionism: from dawn to dusk||5 December 2014||Available|
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