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 40-recital series of clavichord 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, 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 30 August 2018

15 September 2018 at 6.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 25
Music by Farnaby

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

16 October 2018 at 7.30, Fitzwilliam College Auditorium, Cambridge
Buxtehude's Planets
Simon Mitton (lecturer), Francis Knights (harpsichord)
A lecture-recital for the Festival of Ideas, linking historical astronomy with 17th-century German keyboard music depicting the planets.

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

25 November 2018 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 9
Music by Marpurg (300th Anniversary, born 21 November 1718)

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

16 December 2018 at 6.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (virginals)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 26

2019

6 January 2019 at 6.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (harpsichord)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 27
Byrd and Bull

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

2 March 2019, 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

31 March 2019 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 9
Toccatas
Francis Knights (clavichord)

27 April 2019 at 6.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (virginals)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 28

19 May 2019 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 10
Music by Schiedemann

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

21 July 2019 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 11
Sonatas, Fantasias and Fugues by W F Bach (died 1 July 1784)

11 August 2019 at 6.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Francis Knights (virginals)
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - 29
Music by Farnaby

8 September 2019 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 11a
Goldberg Variations
Francis Knights (clavichord)

15 September 2019 at 2.00, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 11b
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 - 12
Music by Zachow (born 14 November 1663)

15 December 2019 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 12
Partitas 4-6
Francis Knights (clavichord)

2020

5 January 2020 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 13
Toccatas
Francis Knights (clavichord)

8 February 2020 at 6.00, Cambridge
21st century clavichord music (all world premieres)
Francis Knights (clavichord)

1 March 2020 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 13
Music by Albrechtsberger (born 7 March 1709)

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

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

7 June 2020 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 14
Music by Georg and Gottlieb Muffat

5 July 2020 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 15
Music by Rust (born 6 July 1739)

2 August 2020at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 15
Fantasias and Fugues
Francis Knights (clavichord)

6 September 2020 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 16
Music by Pachelbel (born 1 September 1653)

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

15 November 2020 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 16
English Suites 4-6
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
Italian Concerto and French Overture
Francis Knights (clavichord)

14 February 2021 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 17
Music by Kerll (died 13 February 1693)

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

25 April 2021 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 18
Music by Kirnberger (born 24 April 1721)

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

27 June 2021 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 19
Music by Telemann (died 25 June 1767)

1 August 2021 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 20
Music by C F Fasch (died 3 August 1800)

29 August 2021 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 21
Music by Turk (died 26 August 1813)

12 September 2021 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 19
Predudes and Inventions and Sinfonias
Francis Knights (clavichord)

3 October 2021 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 22
Music by J L Krebs (born 1 October 1713)

16 October 2021, 10.00am-8.00pm, Cambridge
Sweelinck 400th Anniversary
Francis Knights, Dan Tidhar and others (organ, harpsichord, virginals and clavichord)
play Sweelinck's complete keyboard music

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

12 December 2021 at 6.00, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 20
Preludes and Fugues
Francis Knights (clavichord)

2022

January 2022, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 23
Music by Mozart (born 27 January 1756)

February 2022, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 21
Fantasias
Francis Knights (clavichord)

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

April 2022, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 24
Music by Handel (died 14 April 1759)

May 2022, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 22
Fantasias and Fugues
Francis Knights (clavichord)

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

June 2022, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 25
Music by Georg Benda (born 20 June 1726)

July 2022, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 27
Music by Muthel (died 14 July 1788)

August 2022, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 23
Early works
Francis Knights (clavichord)

September 2022, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 26
Music by Bohm (born 2 September 1661)

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)

November 2022, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 27
Music by Reincken (died 24 November 1722)

December 2022, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 24
The Art of Fugue
Francis Knights (clavichord)

2023

January 2023, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 25
Suites
Francis Knights (clavichord)

February 2023, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 28
Music by Fux (died 13 February 1741)

March 2023, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 29
Music by Goldberg (born 13 March 1727)

April 2023, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 30
Music by Haydn (born 31 March 1732)

May 2023, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 31
Music by J and J P Kreiger

June 2023, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Complete Bach - 26
Fantasias
Francis Knights (clavichord)

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

September 2023, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 32
Music by Mattheson (born 28 September 1681)

November 2023, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 33
Music by Wolf (died 29/30 November 1792)

2024

January 2024, The Music Room, Hazelwood Close, Cambridge*
Francis Knights (clavichord)
The German clavichordists - 34
Music by J C Bach (died 1 January 1782)

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