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); and for two harpsichords (2017), 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

30 December 2017, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Music by Herbert Howells (Lambert's Clavichord; 30 Miniatures), Ivan Moody,
Christopher Steel and Kryzysztof Stasiak

2018

14 January 2018, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (virginals)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 23
Philips, Richardson and Morley

27 January 2018, St Edmund's College, Cambridge
Complete Bach - 3
The Art of Fugue
Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar (clavichords)

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

13 February 2018, Moot Hall, Colchester
Francis Knights (organ)
Music by Bach and Ivan Moody

4 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)

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

13 April 2018, Bury St Edmunds Cathedral
Francis Knights (organ)
Bach Preludes & Fugues

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/

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

June 2018, Cambridge
Dan Tidhar and Francis Knights (harpsichords)
Music for three harpsichords by Bach, Edwin McLean and Mark Bellis

15 July 2018, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 24
Music by Farnaby

26 August 2018, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 25
Music by Bull and Mundy

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

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

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

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

25 November 2018, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 10
Suites and chaconnes by Handel

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

2019

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

20 January 2019, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 27
Byrd and Bull

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, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
New Music concert, all world premieres

May 2019, Cambridge
Francis Knights (virginals)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 28
Music by Tomkins and Gibbons

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

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

November 2019, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 30 (final concert of the complete series)
Music by Byrd

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

2020

January 2020, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 15
Suites, chaconnes and partitas by Bohm

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)