February New Music at King's

February sees two concerts of new music at King's: on Friday 9th February at 10.00pm, the Chapel Lates series resumes with a cello recital by international soloist Valerie Welbanks (cellist of the Ligeti Quartet, which is currently resident at the Cambridge University Music Faculty). In this very special late-night recital, she performs an eclectic mix of old and new including music by Kaaija Saariaho, Luciano Berio and JS Bach. Saariaho’s soundworld is remarkable for its delicacy, whilst Berio’s Sequenza, written shortly before his death in 2003, is the last in his landmark series of solo works. Finally, JS Bach's breathtakingly beautiful Suite no. 5 promises to be a memorable experience in the glorious acoustic of King's College Chapel. For more information, please see http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/events/more-concerts.html The following Friday, 16th February at 7.30pm, three generations of Cambridge composers are celebrated in a concert by The Composers Ensemble in the Keynes Hall. Phoenix by Fellow in Music Richard Causton, a piece which won a Royal Philharmonic Society Award, is played alongside a brand new work from the Cambridge  Music Faculty's John Hopkins. The concert also showcases the Catalan composer Roberto Gerhard, who made Cambridge his adopted home; and the programme is completed by works by John Woolrich, Kingsman Thomas Ades and Huw Watkins, whose new carol featured in the most recent Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. For more information, please see http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/events/more-concerts.html

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