Music Listings: Week 3

The Tab’s listings of all things musical for the next 7 days.

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The Tab‘s listing for all things musical in the next seven days:

Monday 7th February

8 pm: English Song – West Road Concert Hall

Mark Padmore and the Britten Sinfonia. Songs by Tippett and Purcell; John Woolrich (Another Staircase) and Walton (Sonata for strings).

Tuesday 8th February

7 pm: Sea of Bees (and other artists) – The Haymakers – £6

Cheery folk-pop. There’s something dreamy and Sgt Peppers-esque to the down tempo swing. They sound like the sort of music you’d expect to hear in an anime montage, in a good way. Take your RAG Blind Date there if they look like they enjoy LSD and kaleidoscopes.


Sea of Bees – Songs for the Ravens

1.10 pm: CUMS lunchtime concert – West Road Concert Hall

The Joshua Borin Trio.

Wednesday 9th February

7pm: The Go! Team – The Junction – £12

Softly spoken pop-rock, downbeat and pretty, if a little beige. Their new album is tipped by critics, and they’ve got more charisma than the guests of Silvio Berlusconi’s birthday party.

8pm: Everything Crash – Clare Bar – £2 (suggested donation)

Reggae, Northern soul, ska, blues and big band, dub, oldskool brass and general smoothness. Technically free with a suggested donation of £2, all money goes to the Cambridge Defend Education fund, so no excuses for not attending.

Thursday 10th February

8pm: The Rake’s Progress – West Road Concert Hall

Cambridge University Opera, conducted by Christopher Stark.

8pm: Chamber Music – Kettle’s Yard

Alasdair Beatson (piano) plays Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Faure and Dutilleux.

Friday 11th February

7pm: KCMS Good Fridays – Keynes Hall, King’s College – Free

Really Heavy Petting, Kiss and Tell and The Goonettes play in a new series of Good Friday events. All set to ‘take the May Ball scene by storm,’ a diverse mix of local bands playing upbeat material. And it’s free. Lovely.

8pm: The Bravery – The Haymakers – £10

NYC based, new wave, post-punk revivalists play The Haymakers. The ‘80s may be over, but this is about as close as you’re going to get a modern band. I’ve been told the lead singers a bit of hottie as well.


The Bravery An Honest Mistake

1.10 pm: Friday Lunchtime Concert – Kettle’s Yard

Joshua Borin (clarinet), Oscar Perks (violin) and Kate Whitley (piano) play Bartok and Holloway.

6pm: Kellaway Concert – St. Catherine’s College Chapel

Robert Quinney (organ).

8pm: The Rake’s Progress – West Road Concert Hall

8pm: CCMS Recital – Christ’s College Chapel

Saturday 12th February

7.30 pm: The Joy Formidable – St Paul’s Church – £10

Welsh, indie rockers were cited by The Guardian as ‘one to watch,’ although that was a few years ago. Fantastic, grungy rock with a cheery twist, definitely worth a see.


The Joy Formidable – Whirring

1.30 pm: Wolfson College Music Society Lunchtime Concert – Wolfson College, Lee Hall

Ingrid Cusido (piano) plays J.S. Bach, Schumann, Schubert & Albéniz.

8.00 pm: The Rake’s Progress – West Road Concert Hall

Sunday 13th February

1.15 pm: Promenade Concert – The Fitzwilliam Museum

Marcelle Zahra (piano).

2.30 pm: GCMS Sunday Afternoon Concerts – Girton College, Stanley Library

Kieran Hughes (flute), Lliam Paterson (piano). Dutilleux’s Sonatine, Reinecke’s Ballade and Godard’s Suite de Trois Morceaux.

8.30 pm: Selwyn College Music Society Wind Recital – Selwyn College Hall

Louisa Denby and friends present an array of French chamber music, including the Taffanel Wind Quintet and the Poulenc Sextet.

9.15 pm: THMS recital – Trinity Hall Chapel

Alex Berry (organ).