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Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2018

We are delighted to be celebrating our 40th Festival in 2018. Directed by the eminent choral director and conductor David Hill, the Festival will take place from 5-21 July.

Held in beautiful venues throughout Cambridge, the anniversary programme will range from solo and chamber recitals (featuring pianist Joanna Macgregor, the Brodsky Quartet, and the Gould piano trio) to well-loved orchestral and choral works, including (appropriately) Mozart’s 40th Symphony, the Fauré Requiem and Bach’s mighty B Minor Mass.

The Festival has always been about exploring less familiar and less formal music too, as well as giving a platform to young upcoming talent. Among the huge range of sounds and styles to sample, there’ll be chamber music by Schoenberg, sophisticated jazz, a traditional fiddle band and some toe-tapping samba.

CSM’s long-established tradition of supporting new artists and new music will also be celebrated. Highlights this year include the world premiere of a new work by rising star Kate Whitley, co-commissioned with BBC Radio 3 and to be broadcast across the UK.

The Festival will once again feature the ever popular Sounds Green series of open air concerts in the Cambridge Botanic Garden and lunchtime recitals providing a platform for rising musical stars.

Further details of the Festival programme and booking dates will be announced in March. Booking will open in April. Join the CSM Friends to take advantage of many generous benefits, including priority booking.