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Shackleton's Cat Opera

Shackleton's Cat - Children's Opera

Shackleton's Cat returns in 2018, as part of English Touring Opera's award-winning strand of operas for young people. The opera tells the story of the voyage and destruction of the Endurance 100 years ago, and the subsequent tale of survival against all odds. The opera lasts just over an hour and is created for children aged 7-11 and their families.

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Academy of Ancient Music

Tue 12 December 2017

West Road Concert Hall

In the first of two concerts marking the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death, soloists from the Academy of Ancient Music perform some of the greatest music by these joint pillars of the German baroque.

Though Telemann may now languish in the shadow of his contemporary and close friend JS Bach, during his lifetime Telemann was regarded as the far more talented composer. (Offered the position of Cantor at St Thomas’ Leipzig ahead of Bach, the authorities felt short-changed when Telemann turned them down and Bach was appointed). One of history's most prolific composers, Telemann's music was extremely popular and influential until the 19th century when his reputation fell into obscurity. Showcasing some of Telemann's finest works alongside two of Bach's beloved Brandenburg concertos, here we give this wonderful composer equal billing with his more celebrated peer.

Free pre-concert talk at 6:30pm

For more information about the AAM visit www.aam.co.uk

Bach J S Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major BWV 1050
Telemann Concerto for Flute and Recorder in E minor
Telemann Overture-suite, 'Burlesque de Quixotte'
Bach J S Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major BWV 1049

Cost: £33, £27, £15 (£5 for under 26 and students)

Ages: All ages

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

Enquiries: Cambridge Live Website Email: tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk Telephone: 01223 357851


All times

Tue 12 December 2017 7:30PM - 9:30PM


Address: West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
Email: westroad@mus.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 335184