Tag Archives: To celebrate to commemorate

Penderecki : a virtual celebration

Here at MusiCB3, we were saddened to hear of the death last weekend of composer, Krzysztof Penderecki. Born in 1933, Penderecki grew up in Dębica in Southern Poland. After studying in Krakow, at the Jagiellonian University and the Academy of … Continue reading

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Poles apart

In 2020, the Scott Polar Research Institute, here in Cambridge, is celebrating its centenary. Following the tragic deaths of Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates, and Edgar Evans, while returning from their expedition to the South Pole, … Continue reading

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2020: Looking forward…

To follow on from last week’s post looking back over 2019, today we look ahead for a glimpse of what’s in store for MusiCB3 in the coming year, as well as some of the musical anniversaries and events coming up … Continue reading

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2019 : That was the year that was, that was

A very Happy 2020 to all our readers, we hope you survived (enjoyed!) the festivities, and are looking forward to a musical new year. In the usual MusiCB3 tradition, we’re looking back this week at the highlights of 2019, as … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: Stephen Cleobury

We were shocked and saddened, here at MusiCB3, to hear of the death of Sir Stephen Cleobury, former Director of Music of King’s College, Cambridge, at the weekend. Stephen had been at King’s for 37 years before his retirement in … Continue reading

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A different track

This week, I have been busy laying out a small exhibition in the Anderson Room to commemorate the start of the Second World War. I had a very clear idea in my head of what I was going to do … Continue reading

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Wood at the Proms

2019 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Wood. The British conductor’s name is inextricably linked with that of the Proms – probably the most famous music festival in the world. Although there had been promenade concerts … Continue reading

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