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Rufus Wainright

Friday 29 June 2018
Cambridge Corn Exchange - CB2 3QE
One of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation,

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Rufus Wainwright, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. At the age of 14 he was named Canada’s best young musician and later received the Juno Award for Best Alternative Album. His album “Rufus does Judy” recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006 was nominated for a Grammy.

His acclaimed first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009 and has since been presented in London, Toronto and BAM in New York. In 2010 Wainwright was commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony to compose and interpret “Five Shakespeare Sonnets,” a five-movement song cycle that sets Shakespeare’s “Sonnets” to orchestra and voice. They have since been performed worldwide by orchestras including the Chicago and Montreal Symphonies.  

Support by Nerina Pallot.

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Running time:
Doors 18:45
Nerina Pallot 19:30 - 20:00
Rufus Wainwright 20:30
Curfew 23:00
Running times are approximate and subject to change