Gig Guide: Week 2

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The Tab brings you a guide to all of the week’s music in Cambridge.

Sunday 30th January

9pm: The Brothers Ignatius with The Light Wangtastic – £4
‘Ska-jazz 8-piece featuring the country’s finest session musicians in a skanking, medieval behemoth.’ Right… Not entirely sure what you should expect but some musicians who have worked with Jay-Z and Dizzee Rascal means the talent should be good. Plus what’s not to love about jazz monks?


Monday 31st January

7.30 pm: English Symphony Orchestra – The Cambridge Corn Exchange

Adrian Partington (conductor), Raphael Wallfisch (cello). Haydn (Symphony No. 94), Weber (Grand Potpourri), Spohr (Cello Concerto No. 8), Mozart (Symphony No. 41)

Tuesday 1st February

1.10 pm: CUMS lunchtime concert – West Road Concert Hall

Rachel Stroud (baroque violin). Programme to include works by Bach, Handel, Corelli and Biber.

Wednesday 2nd February

7.30 pm: Czech National Symphony Orchestra – The Cambridge Corn Exchange

Terje Mikklesen (conductor), Anna Vinnitskaya (piano). Grieg (Peer Gynt Suite), Rachmaninov (Piano Concerto No.3), Dvo?ák (Symphony No. 7)

7.30 pm: Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – The Corn Exchange – £22.50
A Fleetwood Mac tribute band means this might be the cheesiest night of your life. In fairness they’re a pretty good tribute band and their female singer looks a lot less like a herd animal than Stevie Nicks.

Thursday 3rd February

8pm: Chamber Concert – Kettle’s Yard

Elizabeth Watts (soprano) and Roger Vignoles (piano). Songs by Purcell, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Britten.

8pm: Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio – The Junction – £16
Progressive and edgy jazz from a man whose so cool it hurts. Fantastic trombone work from one of the few recording artists today to prove that jazz is neither dead nor stagnant. See him.

Friday 4th February

1.10 pm: Friday lunchtime concert – Kettle’s Yard

Piano quintet. Kauskian Rajeshkumar (piano), Rebecca Minio-Paluello and Fra Rustumji (violins), Henry Scarlett (viola) and Tom Wraith (‘cello) play Schumann.

7pm: White Lies – The Junction – £16
Joy Division-esque alternative rockers. A debut number one album and a truck load of awards means that they are not to be missed. Fantastic album productions and solid live performances. Oh, and about 200 screaming menarchic girls throwing training bras onto the stage…


7.30 pm: Ragged Army – The Portland Arms – £5 (suggested donation)
Charitable fund raiser to support Cambridge’s fight against the education cuts. Quirky unsigned folk acts mean that the gig shouldn’t be a waste of hot air, even if the campaign is.

8pm: CCMS recital – Christ’s College Chapel

10pm: Nauset – Emmanuel College Chapel

An opera by Joel Rust.

Saturday 5th February

10.00 pm: Nauset – Emmanuel College Chapel

Sunday 6th February

12.00 pm: Sunday coffee concert – Kettle’s Yard

Gabriella Dall’Olio (harp). Modern harp music.

1.15 pm: Promenade concert – The Fitzwilliam Museum

Cambridge University Opera Society. Scenes from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

2.30 pm: GCMS Sunday Afternoon Concert – Girton College Chapel

Cambridge University Collegium Musicum directed by Margaret Faultless. Chad Kelly (harpsichord) and Kieran Hughes (flute). Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 5.

8.30 pm: Selwyn College Music Society recital – Selwyn College Hall

Cambridge University Collegium Musicum directed by Margaret Faultless. Chad Kelly (harpsichord) and Kieran Hughes (flute). Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 5.

9.00 pm: The Sir Arthur Bliss Song Series – Pembroke College, The Old Library

Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone) and Joseph Middleton (piano). Lieder by Mahler.