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, Forkel, Fux, Goldberg, Handel, Haydn, Kerll, Kirnberger, Kozeluch, Krebs, Kreiger, Kuhnau, Marpurg, 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/

Notes
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

Schedule updated 12 June 2018

20 June 2018 at 12.00, Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge
Dan Tidhar, Francis Knights and Edward Lilley (harpsichords)
Music for three harpsichords by Bach, Edwin McLean and Mark Bellis

15 July 2018, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (virginals)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 24
Music by Tomkins and Bull

5 August 2018 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 7
The Well-tempered Clavier, recital 5
Francis Knights (clavichord)

11 August 2018, Cambridge
Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble
Tudor consorts and consort songs

26 August 2018 at 6.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 25
Music by Farnaby and Mundy

16 September 2018 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 8
The French Suites
Francis Knights (clavichord)

7 October 2018 at 6.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 26
Music by Farnaby

October 2018, Wolfson College, 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 from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm, 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

18 November 2018, Cambridge
Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble
Telemann concertos and sonatas

25 November 2018 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 9
Suites and chaconnes by Handel

16 December 2018 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 9
Toccatas and Fantasias
Francis Knights (clavichord)

2019

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

20 January 2019 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 10
Sonatas and variations by Fux

2 February 2019 at 12.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Marchand 350th Anniversary
Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar (harpsichord and organ)
play the complete keyboard music of Louis Marchand
marchard-2018.webnode.com/

24 February 2019 at 6.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (virginals)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 28
Music by Tomkins and Gibbons

16 March 2019 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 11
Suites and fugues by Pachelbel

21 April 2019 at 6.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
New Music recital, all world premieres

26 May 2019 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 10
Partitas 1-3
Francis Knights (clavichord)

16 June 2019 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 12
Sonatas and variations by Mozart

21 July 2019 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 11
Partitas 4-6
Francis Knights (clavichord)

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

15 September 2019 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 12a
Goldberg Variations
Francis Knights (clavichord)

23 September 2019 at 7.30, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Complete Bach - 12b
Goldberg Variations
Francis Knights (harpsichord)

20 October 2019 at 1.30, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 30 (final concert of the complete series)
Music by Byrd

17 November 2019 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 13
Suites and fantasias by Kreiger

15 December 2019 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 13
Italian Concerto and French Overture
Francis Knights (clavichord)

2020

5 January 2020 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 14
Sonatas and variations by Haydn

2 February 2020 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 14
English Suites 1-3
Francis Knights (clavichord)

1 March 2020 at 6.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (virginals)
Byrd - Lady Nevell's Book - 1

5 April 2018 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 15
Suites and sonatas by Bohm

3 May 2020 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 15
English Suites 4-6
Francis Knights (clavichord)

2 August 2020 at 6.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Byrd - Lady Nevell's Book - 2

6 September 2020 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 16
Fantasias and Fugues
Francis Knights (clavichord)

12 December 2020 at 11.30, Fitzwilliam College, 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

2021

10 January 2021 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 17
Early works
Francis Knights (clavichord)

6 February 2021 at 6.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (organ)
Byrd - Lady Nevell's Book - 3

7 March 2021 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 18
Predudes and Inventions
Francis Knights (clavichord)

2 May 2021 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 19
The Art of Fugue
Francis Knights (clavichord)

25 July 2021 at 6.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Byrd - Lady Nevell's Book - 4

16 October 2021, Cambridge
Sweelinck 400th Anniversary
Francis Knights, Dan Tidhar and others (organ, harpsichord, virginals and clavichord)
play Sweelinck's complete keyboard music

2022

5 March 2022, Cambridge
Tomkins 450th Anniversary
Francis Knights, Dan Tidhar and others (harpsichord, virginals, clavichord and organ)
play Thomas Tomkins' complete keyboard music

4 June 2022, Cambridge
Kuhnau 300th Anniversary
Francis Knights, Dan Tidhar and others (harpsichord, clavichord and organ)
play Johann Kuhnau's complete keyboard music

29 October 2022 at 2.30, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Michael Thomas Centenary Memorial Concert
Music by Bach, Fux, Lennox Berkeley and others
Francis Knights (clavichord by Michael Thomas, 1953)

2023

1 July 2023, Cambridge
Byrd 400th Anniversary
Francis Knights, Dan Tidhar and others (harpsichord, virginals, clavichord and organ)
play Byrd's complete keyboard music

2024

24 February 2024, Cambridge
Weckmann 400th Anniversary
Francis Knights, Dan Tidhar and others (harpsichord, clavichord and organ)
play Weckmann's complete keyboard music

2025

7 June 2025, Cambridge
Gibbons 400th Anniversary
Francis Knights, Dan Tidhar and others (harpsichord, virginals, clavichord and organ)
play Orlando Gibbons' complete keyboard music