Future Concerts

As well as annual Renaissance, Baroque and Classical composer anniversary keyboard festivals (see francis-knights.webnode.com/projects/), I have a number of long-term concert projects underway, including:

  • a complete performance of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (francis-knights.webnode.com/fitzwilliam-virginal-book/)
     
  • a complete series of Bach's clavier music, on clavichord, harpsichord and fortepiano
     
  • an extended programme of clavichord recitals of music by Germanic composers of the 17th and 18th centuries, including Albrechtsberger, the Bach family, Beethoven, Benda, Böhm, Buxtehude, Fasch, Fux, Goldberg, Handel, Haydn, Kerll, Kirnberger, Kozeluch, Krebs, Kreiger, Kuhnau, Mattheson, Mozart, Muffat, Müthel, Pachelbel, Reincken, Rust, Scheidemann, Telemann, Türk, Vanhal, Weckmann, Wolf and Zachow
     
  • a comprehensive series of both historical and modern music for two early keyboard instruments, including harpsichords, virginals, spinets, clavichords, fortpianos and organs, by the Knights-Tidhar Duo (harpsichordduo.webnode.com/)
     
  • contemporary music activities include projects of new music for recorders and harpsichord (2016); for two harpsichords (2017); and for clavichord (2018), with the organization Colchester New Music colchesternewmusic.com/

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For previous events, see francis-knights.webnode.com/previous-concerts/ and francis-knights.webnode.com/archive/

Note
Future events are confirmed only when both date and venue are given. Concerts are free admission unless stated.
*Recitals marked with an asterisk are special invitation concerts

15 October 2017 at 2.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Dan Tidhar and Francis Knights (harpsichords)
Contemporary American music for two harpsichords by Robert Baksa,
Edwin McLean, Mark Janello and Earle Brown

15 October 2017 at 4.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge*
CNM workshop for contemporary harpsichord composition
Website colchesternewmusic.com/

4 November 2017, Christ's College Chapel
Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble, Paula Muldoon (baroque violin)
Chamber music by Biber

11 November 2017 at 2.00, New Music Room, St John's College, Cambridge
Howells 125th Anniversary Recital
Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar perform the complete clavichord music of Herbert Howells

19 November 2017, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (virginals)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 22
Music by Giles Farnaby

26 November 2017, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 7
Suites, chaconnes and partitas by Bohm

6 December 2017, Emmanuel URC, Cambridge
Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble
Tudor In Nomines; Gibbons, Cries of London

December 2017, Cambridge
Francis Knights (virginals)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 23
Philips, Richardson and Morley

December 2017, Cambridge
Complete Bach - 3
The Art of Fugue
Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar (harpsichords)

2018

January 2018, Cambridge
Complete Bach - 4
The Well-tempered Clavier
Francis Knights (clavichord)

January 2018, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 24
Bull, Mundy and Warrock

February 2017, Cambridge
The Classical clavichord
Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar (clavichords)
Music by Mozart, Haydn, J. C. Bach and Kozeluch

13 February 2018, Moot Hall, Colchester
Francis Knights (organ)
Bach recital

March 2018, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 8
Suites and sonatas by Fux

21 March 2018, Cambridge
Bach 333rd Birthday Concert
Complete Bach - 5
Francis Knights (harpsichord)

13 April 2018, Bury St Edmunds Cathedral
Francis Knights (organ)
Bach recital

28 April 2018, Great Horksley, Essex
Dan Tidhar and Francis Knights (harpsichords)
Colchester New Music concert, all world premieres
Website colchesternewmusic.com/calls-for-scores/call-for-scores-harpsichord-duets/
Ticketing information to be confirmed

6 May 2018, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 9
200th Anniversary recital of sonatas by Leopold Kozeluch (1747-1818)

June 2018, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 6
The Well-tempered Clavier
Francis Knights (clavichord)

June  2018, Cambridge
Dan Tidhar and Francis Knights (harpsichords)
Duets by Bach and Muthel

July 2018, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 25
Music by Giles Farnaby

26 November 2017, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 10
Suites and chaconnes by Handel

September 2018, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 7
The French Suites
Francis Knights (clavichord)

October 2018, Cambridge
Francis Knights (organ)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 26
Music by Byrd

November 2018, Colchester
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Contemporary clavichord music, including works by Barry Guy, Ivan Moody,
Julia Usher, Alan Bullard, Matyas Seiber, Jerome Roche and Alexander Blustin

November 2018, Cambridge
CNM workshop for contemporary clavichord composition
Website colchesternewmusic.com/

10 November 2018, Chapel and Old Library, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Francois Couperin 350th Anniversary Festival
Francis Knights, Dan Tidhar and others (harpsichord, spinet, clavichord and organ)
perform the complete keyboard music of Couperin
Website couperin2018.webnode.com/
Retiring collection

December 2018, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 11
Sonatas and variations by Haydn

2019

January 2019, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 8
Inventions and Fantasias
Francis Knights (clavichord)

January 2019, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 27
Tomkins, Cosyn and Gibbons

2 February 2019, Cambridge
Marchand 350th Anniversary
Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar (harpsichord and organ)
play the complete keyboard music of Louis Marchand
marchard-2018.webnode.com/

March 2019, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 12
Suites and fugues by Pachelbel

April 2019, Colchester
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Colchester New Music concert, all world premieres

April 2019, Cambridge
Francis Knights (virginals)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 28
Music by Giles Farnaby

July 2019, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 13
Sonatas and variations by Mozart

August 2019, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 29
Music by Byrd

November 2019, Cambridge
Francis Knights (organ)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 30 (final concert of the complete series)
Byrd and Bull

November 2019, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 14
Suites and fantasias by Kreiger

2020

12 December 2020, Cambridge
Beethoven 250th Anniversary Keyboard Festival
Francis Knights, Dan Tidhar and others (fortepiano, square piano, clavichord,
harpsichord and organ) play early keyboard works of Beethoven

2022

29 October 2020, Cambridge
Michael Thomas Centenary Memorial Concert
Music by Bach, Fux, Lennox Berkeley and others
Francis Knights (clavichord by Michael Thomas, 1953)