14 January 2019
Image: Luke Fitzgerald, photo: Robert Humphries
We are delighted to see the return of our free, lunchtime concerts on Fridays this Spring.
Kettle’s Yard student music programmer Luke Fitzgerald has curated this series titled Crossing Centuries, performed by some of the best student musicians in Cambridge.
Luke is a 3rd year undergraduate student studying Music at Gonville and Caius, where he is also the senior organ scholar. In addition he is the current student president of the University’s Opera Society, he runs his own collective group OperaZone and curates the Cambridge Young Composer Network for sixth-form and undergraduate composers.
Speaking about the series title, Luke said “As a musician I’ve always been excited by music from different periods in History, how music from different times can seem very different to each other whilst sometimes having interesting and surprising connections and similarities. The music course here at Cambridge covers a wide historical span but offers fewer opportunities to directly compare music from very different periods and I thought that this series could be a fantastic way to explore this idea.”
The first concert takes place in the House on 1 February. Max McLeish will explore ‘The journey of the Trombone’ from classical concert solos to the jazz era and contemporary works.
Following this will be a special performance by pianist Ursula Perks on 8 February as part of the Cambridge Female Composers Festival.
All concerts start at 12.15pm and are free, with no booking required. We recommend arriving early to secure a seat.