What's On: Live arts

Fire Burning in Snow: Ex Cathedra

  • Sun 29th Jul 2018

Ex Cathedra revel in a programme of the exuberant Latin American Baroque, full of evocative indigenous imagery: repertoire for which the group has received rapturous acclaim. More Info >>

Sunrise to Sunset: Fretwork

  • Sun 29th Jul 2018

A richly coloured, imaginative programme built around the heavens, sunrise and sunset, from the world’s leading viol consort. They will play music ranging from the 16th to 20th centuries. More Info >>

Music for Bass Viols

  • Mon 30th Jul 2018

Mellow, meditative viol music from France, played by two star virtuosos from Fretwork. Their programme features the music of Marin Marais, hired to the royal court of Versailles, and appointed as ordinaire de la chambre du roy pour la viole in 1679. More Info >>

Celestial Bodies: Clare Wilkinson

  • Mon 30th Jul 2018

A beautiful late night programme of Elizabethan and 17th century songs and music, from two of early music’s leading lights. Their concert drops in on various inhabitants of the heavens – the muses, moon and stars, gods behaving badly – and their astronomers. More Info >>

The Astronomer and the Witch

  • Tue 31st Jul 2018

Cambridge historian and writer Ulinka Rublack brings a small Lutheran community to life at the height of the witch-craze in Europe, describing Kepler’s struggle to prevent his widowed mother’s execution. A fascinating glimpse into a world between the Reformation and the scientific revolution. More Info >>

The Emperor and The Alchemist: In Echo

  • Tue 31st Jul 2018

Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II (1552-1612) lived in a bizarre and creative world. Fascinated by astrology, numerology, nature, the occult and alchemy, he surrounded himself with some of Europe’s most radical thinkers, and had a personal horoscope made by Nostradamus. More Info >>

Call of the Birds: Joanna MacGregor

  • Tue 31st Jul 2018

Joanna MacGregor’s programme explores the sweetness, humour and complexity of birdsong – from courtly French pieces to the beauty of the Iranian composer Hossein Alizâdeh. More Info >>

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