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.
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.
6 April 2014, 2.30pm – Music for saxophone and piano
Jeffery Wilson and Tim Watts perform contemporary works for saxophone and piano that explore the relationship between classical forms and the sonorities and improvisatory possibilities of jazz, including Wilson's Iconic Sonata and music by Derek Rodgers, Joy Ellis and Alex Woolf.
29 June 2014, 2.30pm – Aleksandr Rodzianko performs 19th-century piano music
Young pianist Aleksandr Rodzianko plays Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 109 No. 30 in E major, and music by Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov.
Find out about previous Madingley Concerts - and listen to recordings of world premiere performances
26 July 2014, 8.30pm – 'Quires and Places where they sing': sacred music from 16th-century England
A concert of sacred music from 16th-century England, including works by Tallis, Byrd and Gibbons. Performed in Madingley Church by the Erasmus Chamber Choir, conducted by Francis Knights. This concert is part of the weekend course, Music and culture in Elizabethan England, and members of the public are welcome to attend. Admission is free and there will be a retiring collection. Please email Elizabeth.Deacon@ice.cam.ac.uk to reserve your place.
ICE runs a number of short courses designed to enhance your appreciation of listening to and performing music.
|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|
|Wagner's Parsifal and the quest for the Holy Grail||12 September 2014||Available|
|Inspired by nature: wildlife in the arts||21 November 2014||Available|
|Musical Impressionism: from dawn to dusk||5 December 2014||Available|
|The myth of Manon: the Abbé Prévost and his imitators||23 January 2015||Available|
|The English madrigal: a participatory weekend||6 March 2015||Available|
|Music and medicine in the 19th century||20 March 2015||Available|
|Venice and Rome: music from 1600–1750||8 May 2015||Available|
|Auden and music||12 June 2015||Available|
|Mozart, Salzburg and Vienna: a tale of two musical cities||26 June 2015||Available|
|The Baroque concerto||3 July 2015||Available|
|German Romantic opera around Wagner||24 July 2015||Available|
The shield at the top of this page depicts the arms of the Harding family, who restored Madingley Hall between 1905 and 1910.