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

2 April 2017, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 1
The Well-tempered Clavier, Book 2
Francis Knights (clavichord)

8 April 2017, The Old School, Chelveston
Dan Tidhar and Francis Knights (spinets)
FSP Spinet day, Tomkins and Handel
www.friendsofsquarepianos.co.uk/spinet-day-april-2017/

22 April 2017 from 10.00am-5.00pm, The Workshop, Kendal Way, Cambridge
Workshop and masterclass on the clavichord, led by Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar
Website francis-knights.webnode.com/teaching/

23 April 2017 at 2.30pm, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Fantasias by Bach's sons and Mozart

7 May 2017 at 9.00pm, The Old Library, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Dan Tidhar and Francis Knights (harpsichords)
Concertos and Fandangos by Soler, Blanco and Boccherini

14 May 2017 at 2.30pm, Long Room, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Fantasias by Mozart and Bach

16 May 2017 at 1.00pm, The Bate Collection, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford
Francis Knights (1743 Hass clavichord)
Fantasias by the Bach family
Website www.bate.ox.ac.uk/

23 June 2017 at 1.00pm, Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge
Bach and the Italian concerto
Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar (harpsichords) play concertos by
Vivaldi, Marcello, Prince Ernst and Bach

25 June 2017 at 2.00pm, Sidney Sussex College Chapel, Cambridge
Telemann 250th Anniversary Festival
The German clavichordists - 7
Francis Knights (clavichord, harpsichord) and Dan Tidhar (harpsichord, organ)
play keyboard music by Telemann
Website telemann2017.webnode.com/

August 2017, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 22
Philips, Richardson and Morley

15 October 2017 at 2.00, Long Room, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
Dan Tidhar and Francis Knights (harpsichords)
Contemporary American music for two harpsichords by Robert Baksa,
Vittorio Rieti, Mark Janello and Earle Brown

15 October 2017 at 4.00, Long Room, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
CNM workshop for contemporary harpsichord composition
Website colchesternewmusic.com/

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

26 November 2017, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 8
Suites, chaconnes and partitas by Bohm

December 2017, Cambridge
Francis Knights (virginals)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 23
Music by Giles Farnaby

December 2017, Cambridge
Complete Bach - 2
The Art of Fugue
Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar (harpsichords)

2018

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

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

21 March 2018, Cambridge
Bach's 333th Birthday
Francis Knights (harpsichord)

April 2018, Colchester
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

May 2018, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 10
Suites and sonatas by Fux

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

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

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

November 2018, Cambridge
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
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

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, clavichord,
harpsichord and organ) play early keyboard works of Beethoven