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CAMBRIDGE SUMMER MUSIC promotes live classical music of the highest calibre. It presents outstanding soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras as well as supporting talented young artists at the beginning of their careers.
Cambridge Summer Music Festival celebrates its fortieth anniversary in 2018. This popular annual celebration of classical music is held in beautiful venues throughout Cambridge. Distinguished conductor David Hill directs this year's festival, with concerts ranging 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. 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.