Cambridge Edition February 2019


Talk about forward planning! Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox are touring with the goal of preparing the world for the next decade – one that Bradlee hopes will see a return to the style that typified the music of past generations. “Last time around, the ’20s gave us jazz, America’s one true art form. Who knows what is possible in the 2020s?” asks Scott. “There are a lot of folks tired of the clickbait headlines, mindless reality TV, and smartphone addiction that has only served to divide people in the last decade. We’re using our small corner of the pop culture space to tell people to forget their troubles and join us for a night of celebrating true musical talent.” The Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 tour visits 250 venue and stops by at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on 21 February. “Get ready for the most sensational ’20s party this side of The Great Gatsby ,” says Scott. Tickets start at £30.50. SCOTT BRADLEE’S POST MODERN JUKEBOX

WHISTLER & NATURE A revolutionary attitude towards the natural world is behind a new exhibition, Whistler & Nature, at The FitzwilliamMuseum. James McNeill Whistler produced paintings ranging from his celebrated London Nocturnes to European and pastoral scenes. The museum focuses on 90 oil paintings, drawings and objects (such as his sketchbook) to show how his vision of nature was underpinned by a kinship with the makers of railways, bridges and ships. He came from a family of soldiers and engineers, as well as being a military map-maker. Expect an exploration of the contrast between the natural and the man-made world. Whistler & Nature continues until 17 March.

ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC The cello’s human voice comes alive when played by Nicolas Altstaedt, who brings out the colours of the instrument in the latest concert from the Academy of Ancient Music on 27 March. He performs Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major , a lost work for nearly 200 years until the ’60s, at West Road Concert Hall, in a work that stretches the form of the baroque concerto to its limits.


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