Alison Taylor was County Archaeologist for 21 years and has been Editor and President of Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Publications include archaeological studies of villages in South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge: the Hidden History. Her talk will look at the strategies behind the development of Cambridge Castle, the roles it played in local and national defence, and its long civilian life.
Founded in 2016 at the University of Colorado, the Ajax Quartet is an emerging string quartet comprised of violinists Tom Yaron and Renee Hemsing Patten, violist Mario Rivera, and cellist Eric Haugen. In this recital they are joined by Emil Duncumb, Piano. Currently, they are the graduate quartet-in-residence at the University of Colorado. Tour highlights from the 2017-18 season include a tour to the United Kingdom with engagements in London, Cambridge, and Oxford.
Degas is remembered as a painter, print-maker and photographer but his work as a sculptor remains little known and frequently misunderstood. Dr. Victoria Avery FSA, Keeper, Applied Arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum, will explain how and why Degas made his sculpture in clay, wax and plastilene, and investigate whether Degas would have approved of his heirs having these translated into limited edition bronzes after his death.
An exploratory concert given by Amanda Dean (mezzo soprano) and the St. Augustine’s Singers conducted by Philip Mead. Stunning visual images by leading artists will be accompanied by improvised vocal sounds. Berio’s extraordinary vocal Sequenza 111 will be performed by Amanda, and an evocation of the vocal sounds of cavemen and women will receive its premiere.
Welcome in the Spring with an enchanting evening of music from Cambridge Performance Ensemble. The concert will include works by Dvorak (String Quartet Opus 96 “The American”), Stanley (Concert Grosso No 2 for String Ensemble and Virginal), and Schubert (Arpeggione for Cello and Piano). There will be a small entrance charge to support our talented local musicians.
This event will take place at a future date, probably Friday 16th March. Please check closer to that date.
Enjoy an evening of music from current and past performers from Cambridge Youth Opera including a taster of their next double-bill production from 'The Little Sweep' by Britten and 'The Hiding Tree' by Barnes - a showcase of exciting youth talent.
An engaging musical journey through the lands of southern Italy, featuring a live performance from a Sicilian duet (guitar, accordion, Sicilian tambourine, vocals) - be carried away by the rhythms, colours and atmosphere of the Mediterranean.
A must for lovers of books and libraries, this wide ranging talk by Mark Purcell of the University Library draws on his recent acclaimed book on the history of the great country house libraries of Britain and Ireland, to argue that many were profoundly scholarly collections, assembled with great care and widely used for intellectual studies.
We know from King’s College Archives many details of the building of the world renowned chapel, such as the number and types of materials used, the workmen, what they were paid, how the materials were delivered, and what the building cost. Dr. Patricia McGuire, the College Archivist, will describe the completion of the stone structure, taking it to the state ready to receive its magnificent windows.
A recital given by Chihiro Ono (violin) accompanied by Philip Mead (piano) of works by Schumann, Brahms and Fauré. This will be Chihiro’s last appearance at St. Augustine’s as Artist in Residence 2016-18.