Cambridge Music Festival (CMF) is held each year in November. World-class artists feature in orchestral, choral and chamber music concerts, alongside a programme of education and community events, and outdoor sound/light projections.
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Headline artists for the 2013 Cambridge Music Festival include the opening concert by Nigel Kennedy (violin); return visits by both Murray Perahia (piano) with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Andreas Scholl with the Choir of King's College (countertenor); and the closing concert features Mark Padmore (tenor) and Britten Sinfonia. Chamber music artists include the Nash Ensemble, James Gilchrist (tenor), Pekka Kuusisto (violin) and the acclaimed young Escher String Quartet.
The Cambridge Music Festival is heralded by a spectacular sound & light display of Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir: 3,700+ singers from 76 countries projected onto the facade of the University's Senate House.
Highlights of the 2012 Cambridge Music Festival, the first under its new director Justin Lee, included Murray Perahia (piano), Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Alison Balsom (trumpet), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Academy of Ancient Music, Tallis Scholars, Choir of King's College; education projects with Colin Currie (percussion) and King's Junior Voices; and Plenum, the spectacular sound/light projection on the side of King's College Chapel. Click on 'Watch & Listen' to see pictures and videos of 2012 Festival events.