Future Concerts

As well as annual Renaissance, Baroque and Classical composer anniversary keyboard festivals up to 2025 (see francis-knights.webnode.com/projects/), I have a number of long-term concert projects underway, including:

  • complete performances of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (finished in 2019) francis-knights.webnode.com/fitzwilliam-virginal-book/ and other Tudor keyboard collections
     
  • a complete series of Bach's keyboard music on clavichord (finishing in 2021)
     
  • a 40-recital series of clavichord music by Germanic composers of the 17th and 18th centuries, including C. P. E. Bach, J. C. F. Bach, Böhm, Buxtehude, Froberger, Kozeluch, Marpurg and Scheidemann (done so far); Albrechtsberger, J.C. Bach, Beethoven, Benda, Fasch, Forkel, Fux, Goldberg, Graupner, Handel, Haydn, Kerll, Kirnberger, Krebs, Kreiger, Kuhnau, Mattheson, Mozart, Muffat, Müthel, Pachelbel, Reincken, Rust, Telemann, Türk, Weckmann, Wolf and Zachow
     
  • A series of 20th and 21st century solo and chamber music for harpsichord and clavichord, including new commissions

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

Note
Concerts are free admission unless stated.
Public recitals are those with time and venue, and  all others are special invitation-only concerts

Schedule last updated 1 December 2019


22 December 2019 at 6.00 pm, Fitzwilliam College Chapel, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Modern American music for clavichord by Hovhaness, Pinkham, Loeb, Broege and Bohn

2020

12 January 2020
Complete Bach - 14
English Suites 1-4
Francis Knights (clavichord)

22 January 2020 at 7.30 pm, Fitzwilliam College Chapel, Cambridge
Complete Bach - 15
'Clavierbuchlein fur W. F. Bach' (manuscript started 22 January 1720) - 300th Anniversary complete performance
Francis Knights (clavichord)

29 February 2020 at 2.30 pm, Fitzwilliam College Chapel, Cambridge
21st century British clavichord music
Francis Knights (clavichord)

7 March 2020
Francis Knights (clavichord/ottavino)
Tudor keyboard music from East Anglia

4 April 2020
Complete Bach - 16
English Suites 5-6; miscellaneous suites
Francis Knights (clavichord)

10 May 2020
Complete Bach - 17
Capriccios, Aria Variata, Fugues, Ricercar a6
Francis Knights (clavichord)

7 June 2020, Cambridge
Francis Knights (virginals/clavichord)
Byrd, Lady Nevell's Book - 1

5 July 2020
Complete Bach - 18
Partitas 1-4
Francis Knights (clavichord)

2 August 2020
Complete Bach - 19
Partitas 5-6, Suites in Eb and a
Francis Knights (clavichord)

5 September 2020, Cambridge
Francis Knights (organ/harpsichord)
Byrd, Lady Nevell's Book - 2

19 September 2020
Complete Bach - 20
Fantasias, Preludes and Fugues
Francis Knights (clavichord)

10 October 2020, Cambridge
Francis Knights (clavichord/ottavino)
Complete Byrd (final concert)

15 November 2020
Complete Bach - 21 (final concert)
The Art of Fugue
Francis Knights (clavichord)

13 December 2020
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 13
Sonatas and Variations by Beethoven (250th Anniversary recital)

2021

10 January 2021, Cambridge
Francis Knights (virginals/clavichord)
Parthenia and Tisdall's Virginal Book

14 February 2021, Cambridge
Modern harpsichord music, by Busoni, Ligeti, Takemitsu, Stephen Dodgson, Ivan Moody and Graham Lynch
Francis Knights (harpsichord)

7 March 2021
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 10
Music by Albrechtsberger (born 7 March 1709)

25 April 2021, Cambridge
Modern German clavichord music, by Pepping, Haacke and Hessenberg
Francis Knights (clavichord)

15 May 2021, Cambridge
Complete John Bull - 3
Francis Knights (virginals/clavichord)

27 June 2021
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 11
Music by Telemann (died 25 June 1767)

17 July 2021
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 12
Music by Muthel (died 14 July 1788)

1 August 2021, Cambridge
Complete John Bull - 4
Francis Knights (organ/harpsichord)

29 August 2021
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 13
Music by Turk (died 26 August 1813)

12 September 2021
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 14
Music by Zachow

3 October 2021
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 15
Music by J L Krebs (born 1 October 1713)

16 October 2021, 10.00 am - 7.00 pm, Cambridge
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (died 16 October 1621) - 400th Anniversary
Sweelinck's complete keyboard music, on organ, harpsichord, virginals, ottavino and clavichord

14 November 2021
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 16
Music by Reincken (died 24 November 1722)

December 2021
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 17
Music by J and J P Kreiger

2022

January 2022
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 18
Music by J C Bach (died 1 January 1782)

January 2022
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 19
Music by Mozart (born 27 January 1756)

13 February 2022
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 20
Music by Kerll (died 13 February 1693)

5 March 2022, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Thomas Tomkins 450th Anniversary
Tomkins' complete keyboard music, on harpsichord, virginals, ottavino, clavichord and organ

April 2022
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 21
Music by Handel (died 14 April 1759)

May 2022
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 22
Music by Georg and Gottlieb Muffat

4 June 2022, Cambridge
Johann Kuhnau (died 5 June 1722) - 300th Anniversary
Kuhnau's complete keyboard music, on harpsichord, clavichord and organ

June 2022
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 23
Music by Georg Benda (born 20 June 1726)

July 2022
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 24
Sonatas, Fantasias and Fugues by W F Bach (died 1 July 1784)

August 2022
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 25
Music by C F Fasch (died 3 August 1800)

September 2022
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 26
Music by Goldberg

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

November 2022
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 27
Music by Wolf (died 29/30 November 1792)

December 2022
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 28
Music by Rust

2023

January 2023
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 29
Music by Pachelbel

February 2023
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 30
Music by Fux (died 13 February 1741)

April 2023
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 31
Music by Kirnberger (born 24 April 1721)

1 July 2023, Cambridge
William Byrd (died 4 July 1623) - 400th Anniversary
Byrd's complete keyboard music, on on harpsichord, virginals, ottavino, clavichord and organ

September 2023
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 32
Music by Mattheson (born 28 September 1681)

November 2023
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 33
Music by Wolf (died 29/30 November 1792)

2024

24 February 2024, Cambridge
Mathias Weckmann (died 24 February 1674) - 350th Anniversary
Weckmann's complete keyboard music, on harpsichord, virginals, clavichord and organ

2025

7 June 2025, Cambridge
Orlando Gibbons (died 5 June 1625) - 400th Anniversary
Orlando Gibbons' complete keyboard music, on harpsichord, virginals, ottavino, clavichord and organ