240124 Academy of Ancient Music Brandenburgs


Bach - Brandenburg Concertos (BWV1046–1051)

Two hours including interval


Academy of Ancient Music

Laurence Cummings - conductor

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Cambridge Live 01223 357851

£40–20. £5 for under-35s (AAMplify scheme).

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Pre-Concert Talk

A free pre-concert talk will take place at 6.30pm in the auditorium.

In 1721, Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concerti grossi to the Margrave of Brandenburg – six controlled explosions of fantasy, melody and exuberant joy, glowing with all the colours of the baroque orchestra at its most unbuttoned. Hearing all six Brandenburg Concertos in one concert is a feast for the ear and refreshment for the spirit.

And that’s exactly what the Academy of Ancient Music are offering tonight, as AAM music director Laurence Cummings plays as first among equals in music that never grows old. When performed with the period instruments and historically-informed playing techniques of the AAM, Bach’s inspiration and vitality simply sings through: more vivid, more entertaining and more original than ever. This should be a treat.

Tickets for this concert are available to purchase as part of a multi-buy: see AAM’s subscriptions page.

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Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) is an orchestra with a worldwide reputation for excellence in baroque and classical music. Using historically-informed techniques, period-specific instruments and original sources, we bring music vividly to life in committed, vibrant performances.

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