Cambridge Summer Music

Cambridge Summer Music

CAMBRIDGE SUMMER MUSIC was founded in 1979. It exists to promote live classical music of the highest calibre in Cambridge and the surrounding villages. It supports young artists at the beginning of their careers as well as the highest quality soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras. It brings the works of living composers as well as the best of familiar and less familiar repertoire to both the local community and visitors to our great city.

Address: Cambridge
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Charity <100 staff (£50+VAT pa)

For nearly 40 years Cambridge Summer Music (CSM) has promoted live performances of classical music of the highest calibre in Cambridge and the surrounding villages.

Founded in 1979 as an organ recital series, CSM’s activity has grown to encompass vocal and instrumental music of diverse genres, ranging from the most intimate solo and chamber repertoire to works for massed choir and orchestra.

Each year CSM promotes up to 50 concerts through its village chamber music series Music in Quiet Places, the annual Cambridge Summer Music Festival in July, and other events. CSM reaches more than 15,000 local, national and international concertgoers, enriching lives with music-making of distinction and maintaining the region’s vibrant classical music tradition.

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Rowan Williams & John Rutter

Words & Music: Rowan Williams and John Rutter in conversation

In what promises to be a memorable encounter between two much-loved and venerated Cambridge figures, Dr Rowan Williams and Dr John Rutter are to share their love of music and recall the musical experiences that have shaped their lives.

7 June 2017Read in full

The Aurora Orchestra

Abrahamson returns to Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2017

The 2017 Cambridge Summer Music Festival will be directed once more by Juliet Abrahamson. Juliet, who was Festival Director from 1994-2015, has agreed to replace Keith Murray, who was appointed Director last autumn but has reluctantly had to step down.

6 February 2017Read in full

Members of Red Priest

Red Priest presents a Winter Baroque Carnival

The world-famous baroque quartet Red Priest, led by recorder playing maestro Piers Adams, present a cheering feast of music for all the family performed in their own inimitable, high-octane style.

7 November 2016Read in full

Schubert Ensemble

Cambridge Summer Music Festival opens 15 July

Summer and beautiful music come together perfectly in our city each year, with the two-week Cambridge Summer Music Festival. The Festival gives audiences the chance to hear world-class musicians performing in superb venues in and around this historic university town.

7 July 2016Read in full

The Aurora Orchestra with conductor Nicholas Collon

Five reasons to go to the Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2016

For the last two weeks in July, glorious venues in and around Cambridge will be filled with the sounds of beautiful classical music. The Cambridge Summer Music Festival is back – and just in case you need an excuse to enjoy the best in live music in our iconic university town, here are five compelling reasons to go along...

17 June 2016Read in full

Festival brochure cover

Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2016

The most exhilarating fortnight in Cambridge’s arts calendar is just around the corner. The Cambridge Summer Music Festival celebrates the best in live classical music, giving audiences the chance to hear world-class musicians perform in superb venues in and around this beautiful university town.

1 June 2016Read in full

Cambridge summer recitals logo

Cambridge Summer Music Festival reaches 50% of fundraising appeal target!

Cambridge Summer Music Festival is thrilled to announce that - thanks to online donations through its JustGiving page and cheques through the post - it is halfway to the £35,000 target in its Save the Festival appeal.

26 November 2014Read in full

Please donate just £15 to save the Cambridge Summer Music Festival!

A message from the Cambridge Summer Music Festival's Chairman, Tim Brown: The simple fact is that if Cambridge Summer Music Festival does not raise £35,000 by 31st December, it will close. As someone actively involved in Cambridge community music for the past 47 years, and with Cambridge Summer Music for nearly half of them, I am determined that should not happen. Which is why I am seeking your help.

20 October 2014Read in full