It’s nearly five years since Saffron Hall opened its doors. Next year the out-of-town Cambridgeshire concert venue’s programme of events shows evidence of its strategic direction.
Saffron’s 2018 line-up is impressive. A real boon for the school the concert hall is a part of, similarly for the local community.
Some personal treats are listed below.
Nicola Benedetti becomes Saffron Hall’s first ever Artist in Residence playing in three major concerts with conductor Marin Alsop and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Academy of Ancient Music, and an unaccompanied recital.
The Sixteen and Harry Christophers with a programme of Vivaldi, Bach and Handel
Percussionist Colin Currie returns with the Colin Currie Group and Synergy Vocals in a programme including Steve Reich’s Clapping Music, Mallet Quartet and Drumming.
Celebrating the centenary of Leonard Bernstein, the BBC Symphony Orchestra plays Bernstein’s Overture to Candide and Symphony No. 1
Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor plays a programme of Bach, Brahms, Berg and Ravel
Resident band Britten Sinfonia plays three concerts including Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, conductor Thomas Adès and contemporary works by Gerald Barry
Emerson String Quartet makes its eagerly-anticipated Saffron Hall debut in music by Haydn, Ives and Schumann
Visit the Saffron Hall website for dates and tickets.