Cambridge Summer Music Festival presents Mendelssohn Octet

Sunday 8 November, 11.30am 
Saffron Hall

DUE TO THE COVID-19 NATIONAL RESTRICTIONS ANNOUNCED BY THE PRIME MINISTER WHICH COME INTO EFFECT ON THURSDAY 5 NOVEMBER, THIS CONCERT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY 17 JANUARY. TICKET HOLDERS ARE BEING CONTACTED BY SAFFRON HALL WITH MORE INFORMATION. PLEASE CHECK THE LATEST DETAILS FOR THIS EVENT ON SAFFRON HALL’S WEBSITE.

Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No 5

Mendelssohn Octet in E flat major, Op 20

Freya Goldmark, concert violinist and CSM’s Festival Director, will be joined by seven brilliant, young stars of the London music scene for this special performance – Cambridge Summer Music’s first live concert since lock down.

Haydn’s Op 76 quartets were composed towards the end of his life and are viewed by many as unequivocal masterpieces. No 5 is a particular favourite with audiences with its wonderfully tender and intimate slow movement and joyous, fun-loving Finale.

Mendelssohn’s Octet, although composed when he was only 16, is arguably amongst the finest pieces of chamber music written, full of inventive exuberance and sheer joie de vivre.

Performers
Violin: Freya Goldmark, Samuel Staples, Juliette Roos, Charlotte Spruit
Viola: Ting-Ru Lai, Francesca Gilbert
Cello: Maxim Calver, Ben Tarlton

Despite an average age of just 24 between them, these musicians have performed in all of the UK’s and many of Europe’s major concert halls. It will be a musical feast the likes of which we have been denied since the beginning of lockdown. It will also be one of the first opportunities for these musicians to practice their craft and perform to a live audience in over six months.

Booking
Bookings will be taken via Saffron Hall’s website.

Priority booking for Friends of Cambridge Summer Music will open on Thursday 22 October from 12 noon. 

General booking will open on Friday 23 October from 12 noon.

COVID safety measures
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Freya Goldmark