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Moscow State

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pavel Kogan will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Wednesday, May 18.

The Kronos Quartet

The Kronos Quartet will play at Saffron Hall on Saturday, May 14 with a programme of original work. This includes Steve Reich’s iconic work, Different Trains, about train journeys during the Second World War. The quartet commissioned and premiered the piece nearly 30 years ago. It will be played alongside another work based on music from Mali, a new work by Martin Green from folk group Lau and music by Laurie Anderson and Terry Riley. The Kronos Quartet is an American string quartet based in San Francisco. They have been in existence with a rotating membership 
of musicians for over 40 years. The quartet specializes in contemporary and new music,with more than 750 works having been written for them.

Nights on Broadway

Nights On Broadway, a tribute to the Bee Gees, will be at The Rhodes Theatre, Bishop’s Stortford on May 13 singing through four decades from the 60s to the 90s.

Don Giovanni

English Touring Opera at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, April 30. Review of Mozart’s Don Giovanni by ANGELA SINGER.

ANGELA SINGER
Marianne and Nigel

Internationally celebrated musicians, violinist Marianne Olyver and pianist Nigel Yandell play music that was banned by the Third Reich in Germany from 1933 to 1945.

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Supreme Queen Portrait

Tribute band, Supreme Queen will be at The Rhodes Theatre, Bishop’s Stortford on May 6 with Scott Maley as Freddie Mercury. BBC Radio 2 presenter Janice Long said she got the fright of her life when she saw Scott backstage. Then she was blown away when she saw him perform. She said: “He gave a blistering performance winding the crowd up song by song.” He is joined by guitarist Nathan Mathers as a convincing Brian May.

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Buddy Holly

Tribute act, Buddy Holly and the Cricketers will be at The Rhodes Arts Centre, Bishop’s Stortford on on Friday, April 29. This was hailed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the show appeared on BBC One’s Saturday night live programme, The One and Only, hosted by Graham Norton who said they were “Buddy brilliant!”

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HMS Pinafore

If you like your Gilbert and Sullivan served in a traditional way: Victorian costumes and unfussy singing, you may want to give this HMS Pinafore a wide berth. Sasha Regan’s all-male version of the 1878 operetta tears up the D’Oyly Carte songbook to create a rather audacious, determinedly beefy but somehow unsatisfying production.

London, UK. 08.03.2016. English Touring Opera presents the rarely performed

English Touring Opera returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre this month with three operas, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride and Donizetti’s Pia de’Tolomei.

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Rat Pack Live

Celebrating the centenary of Frank Sinatra, tribute artists Dean, Sammy and Frank combine for an all-new show at Rhodes Theatre on April 22. Dean played Dino in the West End, Sammy starred at the New York’s Rainbow Rooms and Frank played Ol’ Blue Eyes at the Strand, Savoy and Adelphi.

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