Academy of Ancient Music - Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

Wednesday 24 January 2024
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
All six of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos in one gloriously life-affirming concert from Laurence Cummings and Academy of Ancient Music.

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Wednesday 24 January 2024 19:30

In 1721, Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concerti grossi to the Margrave of Brandenburg – six controlled explosions of fantasy, melody and exuberant joy, glowing with all the colours of the baroque orchestra at its most unbuttoned. Hearing all the Brandenburg Concertos in one concert is a feast for the ear and refreshment for the spirit. And that’s exactly what Academy of Ancient Music is offering tonight, as AAM Music Director Laurence Cummings plays as first among equals in music that never grows old. When performed with the period instruments and historically-informed playing techniques of AAM, Bach’s inspiration and vitality simply sings through: more vivid, more entertaining and more original than ever. This should be a treat. There will be a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm


A discount of 15% is available if you purchase the same number of tickets to all five of AAM’s concerts at West Road in their 2023-24 season. You can either purchase subscription tickets via their website at and keep the same seats for each concert, or you can add all five concerts to the cart on this website where the discount will be automatically applied.


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Approx. 1 hour 50 minutes