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Cambridge Music Festival Autumn 2023

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


What’s on this autumn in Cambridge

In a city buzzing with live music, CMF explores the best the classical world has to offer and presents it to the people of Cambridge.

We book artists whose touring schedule usually misses out smaller cities, and we select intriguing repertoire that tells a story: from Mozart masses to 14th-century middle eastern music; and from Shostakovich quartets to new commissions for percussion. We invite a wide range of international musicians and ensembles for intimate recitals, chamber concerts and larger events with dozens of performers on stage. We’re the only classical promoter in the city to offer this variety and high standard on a regular basis.

CMF has undergone different models since its foundation in 1991, and is now run as a twice-annual series presenting classical music in bold, imaginative and inspiring ways.

See our gallery of past festivals/artists for a flavour of what we do.

Friday 17 November, 7.30pm
Pembroke College Auditorium
All who witnessed the 5-star success (The Times) of Jordi Savall’s concert last season will have been mesmerised by the sound of the quanun (a zither-like instrument). The ‘Queen of the Qanun’, Maya Youssef, performs traditional Arabic melodies and her own compositions.


November 17
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Pembroke College Auditorium
71-71 Trumpington Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RJ United Kingdom
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