Future concerts

A number of long-term concert projects are underway, including:

  • Complete performances of all the virginal and organ music by Redford, Preston, Tallis, Byrd, Bull, Farnaby, Morley, Philips, Gibbons, Tomkins and all their contemporaries (completed 2022); and of the major sources of the period, including the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (completed 2019), My Lady Nevell's Book, the Mulliner Book, Tisdale's Virginal Book, Clement Matchett's Virginal Book, the Dublin Virginal Manuscript, Parthenia and Parthenia Inviolata (completed 2021).
     
  • A complete series of Bach's keyboard music on clavichord (2017-2020), and his organ works (2021-2023).
     
  • A 40-recital series of clavichord music by German (or Germanic, broadly defined) composers of the 17th and 18th centuries, including C. P. E. Bach, J. C. F. Bach, Beethoven, Böhm, Buxtehude, Froberger, Fux, Handel, Kerll, Kozeluch, Marpurg, Pachelbel, Reincken, Scheidemann, Sweelinck and Zachow (done so far); Albrechtsberger, J. C. Bach, Benda, Dussek, Fasch, Fischer, Forkel, Goldberg, Graupner, Haydn, Kirnberger, Krebs, Kreiger, Kuhnau, Mattheson, Mozart, Muffat, Müthel, Rust, Scheidt, Telemann, Türk, Wagenseil, Walther, Weckman and Wolf.
     
  • A 40-recital duo series of Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary music for two early keyboards (harpsichord, spinet, clavichord, organ) with performers including Pablo Padilla, Pierre Riley and Dan Tidhar (completed 2021).
     
  • A series of 20th and 21st century music for harpsichord and clavichord, including many new commissions.
     
  • A series of Renaissance, Baroque and Classical composer anniversary keyboard festivals - see francis-knights.webnode.com/projects/.

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For previous events, see francis-knights.webnode.com/previous-concerts/

Note Concerts are usually on Sunday evening, and free admission unless stated. Public recitals are those with time and venue, and  all others are special invitation-only concerts.

Schedule updated 19 May 2022

27 May 2022, Churchill College, Cambridge
Corelli and Veracini sonatas
Francine Mass (baroque violin), Francis Knights (harpsichord)

28 May 2022, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Bach: Chorale settings
Francis Knights (organ)

5 June 2022, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 20
Kuhnau (300th anniversary concert)

6 June 2022, Cambridge
Kuhnau: Suites and sonatas
Francis Knights (clavichord)

19 June 2022, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Tudor organ music
Francis Knights (organ)

9 July 2022, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 21
Krebs

August 2022, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Bach: Toccatas & Fugues
Francis Knights (organ)

25 September 2022, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Bach: Toccatas & Fugues
Francis Knights (organ)

29 October 2022 at 2.30, Cambridge
Michael Thomas Centenary Memorial Concert
Music by Bach, Fux, Lennox Berkeley and others
Francis Knights (clavichord by Michael Thomas, 1953)

6 November 2022, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 22
Haydn

27 November 2022, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Bach: Toccatas & Fugues
Francis Knights (organ)

18 December 2022, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Bach: Toccatas & Fugues
Francis Knights (organ)

2023