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Wednesday 21st October 2020
Brodsky Quartet return to the stage!
The 31st October sees the Brodsky Quartet return to Kings Place, where they are Artistic Associate, to begin the completion of their late Beethoven cycle which they began in early 2020. On Saturday 31st, the quartet will give three performances of Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 135, followed by the Grosse Fugue Op. 133, and interspersed by Mendelssohn’s Fugue from Four Pieces, Op. 81. The three performances will take place at 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm, with the 4pm concert being live-streamed on the Kings Place website.
On 6th November, the Brodsky Quartet will complete the cycle with two performances of Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13 in Bb, Op. 130 coupled with Purcell’s Chaconne in G minor. These performances will take place at 6pm and 8pm, and there are a number of tickets still available for the later performance – please click HERE for more information on how to book.
The quartet’s final Kings Place project of the year will be a performance of Vaughan Williams’ On Wenlock Edge with the tenor Daniel Norman and pianist Sholto Kynoch. The concert will include the award-winning accompanying shadow-play film, produced by the puppeteer Jeremy Hamway-Bidgood who will live edit the film during the performance. You can find out more about this very special event, part of Nature Unwrapped at Kings Place, HERE.
Thursday 15th October 2020
Hodges in Bergen & Berlin
Pianist Nicolas Hodges is in Bergen this week for performances with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conducted by Edward Gardner, Nicolas is performing the Norwegian premiere of Simon Steen-Andersen’s Piano Concerto at Bergen’s Grieghallen on Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October. The concerts begin with a fitting talk by brain scientist and bestselling author Professor Stefan Kölsch named “What happens in our brains and our bodies when music surprises us?”, followed by the concerto and conclude with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
There will be a livestream of Thursday’s concert HERE on 15th October at 19:25 CEST (18:25 BST), which will also be available to watch until Sunday 18th October.
Following this, Nicolas is heading to Berlin for a concert alongside pianist Michael Wendeberg at the Pierre Boulez Saal, featuring a programme of works by Debussy, Boulez and Ravel. To find out more about Nicolas’ concert in Berlin, please click HERE.
Saturday 10th October 2020
MBE for Stephen Layton
Cambridge Creative Management is delighted to announce that the conductor Stephen Layton has been awarded an MBE for services to classical music.
Layton is often described as the finest exponent of choral music in the world today, and his groundbreaking approach has had a profound influence on choral music over the past 30 years. He is regularly invited to work with the world’s leading choirs, orchestras and composers. His interpretations have been heard from the Sydney Opera House to the Concertgebouw, from Tallinn to São Paolo, and his recordings have won or been nominated for every major international recording award. Layton has two Gramophone Awards (and a further ten nominations), five Grammy nominations, the Diapason d’Or de l’Année in France, the Echo Klassik award in Germany, the Spanish CD compact award, and the Limelight Recording of the Year in Australia.
Founder and Director of Polyphony, Layton is also Fellow and Director of Music at Trinity College Cambridge and Music Director of Holst Singers. His former posts include Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Chamber Choir, Chief Guest Conductor of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia, and Director of Music at the Temple Church in London.