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Kettle's Yard Music

Find out more about the history of music and our current music programme at Kettle’s Yard

History of Music at Kettle’s Yard

Music has always been an important part of Kettle’s Yard, and concerts have been played here since 1970, when the inaugural concert was given by Jacqueline du Pré accompanied by Daniel Barenboim. Kettle’s Yard creators, Jim and Helen Ede, made the new extension of Kettle’s Yard with music performances in mind and left instructions that there were to be ‘at least three really good concerts every year’.

Today we offer around twenty concerts a year. Please see below to find out more about the three different programmes of music we have at Kettle’s Yard.

This combination of music and paintings is so right and so helpful, like alternating cheese with wine.

Jim Ede

Fantastic New Music concert this evening at Kettle’s Yard!

New Music concert Ticket holder

Programme at Kettle’s Yard

Chamber Music Series

Every year we welcome the very best Chamber Music performers to Kettle’s Yard for our series of Chamber Music concerts. Concerts are held on every Thursday during Cambridge University term time.

The Chamber Music series is programmed by Justin Lee.

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New Music Series

Our series of New Music concerts are programmed by Tom McKinney. New Music concerts introduce some of the most inventive musicians today and are always exciting concerts to attend.

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Student Music

We are delighted to work with the talented students at Cambridge University to offer student music concerts. This year’s student music concert will happen on 7 March 2024. Keep an eye on our what’s on for more information.

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Upcoming Concerts

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