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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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Endellion String Quartet

Wed 7 March

West Road Concert Hall

Victor Sun - student guest violinist
Laura Van Der Heijden - student guest cellist

For this concert, the Endellions have invited two extraordinarily talented Cambridge students – Victor Sun and Laura Van Der Heijden - to join them for the ravishing String Sextet (two violins, two violas, two cellos) by Brahms. This Sextet was used as the soundtrack for Louis Malle’s film Les Amants; and the second movement is featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation episode ‘Sarek’, in ‘The Day of the Dead’ an episode of Inspector Morse, and in the film The Piano Teacher.

This will be preceded by Mozart’s delightfully joyous first mature quartet. Beethoven’s final quartet Op.135 has an almost Haydn-esque feel to it and includes an unforgettable slow movement built from variations, a form that Beethoven raised to unparalleled heights in his final years.

Mozart String Quartet K.387 (‘Spring’)
Beethoven String Quartet Op.135
Brahms String Sextet No.1 in B flat major

Cost: £27, £25 (OAP), £13 (Reg. disabled), £6 (Student, Under 16s). 20% off for groups of 10+

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

Wed 7 March 7:30PM - 9:30PM


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