Upcoming concerts and events

July 25 2014, 7:30pm

The Royal Engineers BD75 Concert

33 and 101 Engineer Regiments proudly present The Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers in concert featuring special guest Jools Holland

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August 30 2014, 7:30pm

Benjamin Grosvenor

The Gramophone Award winner performs piano works from Mendelssohn, Liszt and Ravel

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September 14 2014, 2:00pm

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Wagner’s comedy romance is given a concert performance with a cast of soloists from opera houses at home and abroad.

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September 21 2014, 7:30pm

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The LPO under Vladimir Jurowski are joined by tenor Ian Bostridge for the opening concert of the 2014-15 season.

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September 27 2014, 7:30pm

Maxim Vengerov in Recital

In a rare visit to the region, superstar virtuoso Maxim Vengerov offers a brilliantly varied recital on his Stradivarius violin.

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October 5 2014, 11:00am

Peter Moore in Recital

A Young Artist Coffee Concert featuring the astonishing trombonist Peter Moore, the youngest ever Co-principal of the LSO.

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October 10 2014, 7:30pm

The Brodsky Quartet

The Brodsky Quartet performs Schubert’s Death and the Maiden alongside works by Shostakovich and Stravinsky

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October 17 2014, 7:30pm

Words in Walden

Journalist John McCarthy discusses the unexpected impact of war on ordinary people

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October 19 2014, 3:00pm

Words in Walden

Artist James Mayhew narrates enchanting Arabian tales of princesses and genies

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October 25 2014, 7:30pm

Beethoven Piano Trios

Maria João Pires, Antonio Meneses and Augustin Dumay perform Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ and ‘Archduke’ trios.

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October 30 2014, 7:30pm

Words in Walden

Baroness Shirley Williams discusses the political and literary legacy of her mother Vera Brittain

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November 2 2014, 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia

Thomas Adès explores his own extraordinary soundscapes with Britten Sinfonia and violinist Pekka Kuusisto.

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November 9 2014, 7:30pm

The Sixteen

The Sixteen performs Monteverdi’s lavish Vespers for the Blessed Virgin

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November 15 2014, 7:30pm

Saffron Walden Choral Society

Saffron Walden Choral Society perform Carmina Burana, famous for its use in hundreds of adverts and films

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November 16 2014, 7:30pm

Abdullah Ibrahim

Jazz superstar Abdullah Ibrahim performs music inspired by his South African homeland.

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November 22 2014, 7:30pm

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra

Shostakovich’s Symphony No.5 is paired with Panufnik’s masterpiece of 1964.

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November 30 2014, 11:00am

Philip Higham in Recital

Young Artist Coffee Concert: Philip Higham performs cello masterpieces by Fauré, Schumann and Brahms.

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December 7 2014, 7:30pm

Calder Quartet

Fast rising stars of the chamber music world, the LA-based Calder Quartet perform works by Ligeti, Smetana and Janáček.

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December 14 2014, 3:00pm

Peter and the Wolf/The Snowman

Sanjeev Bhaskar narrates Prokofiev’s charming tale before a screening of The Snowman, with Howard Blake’s score played live by Britten Sinfonia

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December 20 2014, 7:00pm

BBC Singers

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Handel’s Messiah or the chance to thrill to its rousing Hallelujah Chorus.

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January 17 2015, 7:30pm

Ian Bostridge in Recital

Tenor Ian Bostridge performs an all-Brahms programme including Nine Lieder Op.32 and Four Heine settings.

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February 1 2015, 3:00pm

The Mozart Question

Michael Morpurgo presents a concert performance of his inspirational story The Mozart Question

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February 8 2015, 3:00pm

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra

Thrill to the silver-screen’s most stirring love themes, most heroic tunes and most soaring anthems.

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February 14 2015, 7:30pm

Iestyn Davies & Thomas Dunford

Star countertenor Iestyn Davies joins the lutenist Thomas Dunford for a recital of early English songs.

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February 20 2015, 7:30pm

Paul Lewis in Recital

Keyboard titan Paul Lewis performs Beethoven’s final three piano sonatas

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February 22 2015, 11:00am

Callum Smart in Recital

A Young Artist Coffee Concert featuring violinist Callum Smart performing sonatas by Fauré and Franck.

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February 28 2015, 7:30pm

Nicola Benedetti

Superstar violinist Nicola Benedetti plays Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and other baroque works.

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March 22 2015, 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia

The talented and versatile violinist Thomas Gould brings his trademark energy and clarity to Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

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March 28 2015, 6:00pm

Saffron Walden Choral Society

As Easter approaches, prepare be uplifted by Bach’s powerful retelling of the story of the passion of Christ

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April 18 2015, 7:30pm

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra

Elgar’s Violin Concerto is paired with Dvořák’s penultimate symphony.

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April 19 2015, 7:30pm


Jonathan Cohen’s dynamic Arcangelo ensemble perform Monteverdi madrigals of love and loss

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April 25 2015, 7:30pm

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Maestro Jiří Bělohlàvek and the Czech Philharmonic perform masterpieces of their joint musical heritage.

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April 26 2015, 7:30pm

Colin Currie Group

Virtuoso percussionist Colin Currie leads his ensemble in three mesmerising works by Steve Reich.

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May 9 2015, 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia

Soprano Barbara Hannigan returns for an inspirational concert conducting and singing Mozart and Stravinsky.

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May 24 2015, 11:00am

Lara Melda in Recital

Young Artist Coffee Concert featuring the 2010 BBC Young Musician winner performing piano works by Beethoven, Chopin and Albéniz.

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May 27 2015, 7:30pm

The English Concert

The English Concert performs Purcell’s operatic tragedy Dido and Aeneas

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June 20 2015, 7:30pm

Saffron Walden Choral Society

A glittering gala evening of well-loved arias and choruses – an unforgettable night at the opera.

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June 27 2015, 7:30pm

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy two masterpieces from Grieg and Elgar alongside Dvořák’s Carnival Overture.

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