Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts

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Thanks to the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust we are able to offer young people aged 8-25 the fantastic opportunity to experience selected concerts absolutely free.

If you are aged 16-25 you can register on our CAVATINA membership scheme either by:

We will email you to confirm when your membership has been set up and you will then be able to book your free CAVATINA tickets.

Parents, Guardians and Carers can register their 8-15 year-olds on the CAVATINA membership scheme by creating an account online (if you don't already have one with us), and then sending your child’s name and date of birth to: We will email you to confirm when your child’s membership has been set up and you will be able to book their free CAVATINA tickets.

One ticket per CAVATINA member per concert. CAVATINA memberships expire on the members 26th birthday. Terms and conditions of sale apply.

Founded in 1998 with the aim of developing the next generation of chamber music lovers and players, the charity CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust exists to bring chamber music to young people, and young people to chamber music.



Thursday 21 April,  7.30pm
1 hour 40 minutes, including interval

Rameau arr Dudok Quartet Suite from Castor et Pollux 
Palestrina Ave Maria a 4 
Gabrieli Sonata XXI con tre violini Ch.214 
Haydn String Quartet in E flat Op.20 No.1 
Brahms String Quartet No.3 in B flat Op.67 

The Dudok Quartet Amsterdam is forging a reputation as one of the most creative and versatile quartets of its generation. With 5* reviews for their Haydn Op.20 recordings and for their exhilarating live performances, this a chance to hear an exciting quartet make its Lakeside debut. 



Wednesday 18 May, 7.30pm
1 hour 40 minutes, including interval

David Lang Cheating, Lying, Stealing 
Lyra Pramuk New Work – World Premiere  
Hannah Peel Neon  
Julius Eastman Joy Boy  
Steve Reich Double Sextet  

As the sun starts to dip below the horizon, our cities change.  

One by one, streetlights and neon signs flicker into life. This nocturnal world, this Neon world, is a place of mystery where anything is possible. 

Built around Steve Reich’s monumental Double Sextet, this show interrogates the darker side of our urban dreams, evoking the intrigue and momentum of sleepless nights and crowded streets. These tunes are darkly swaggering, dirty, and sly. 

A pair of Manchester Collective commissions lie at the heart of the programme – Hannah Peel’s titular ‘Neon’ is inspired by light and life, fusing layers of live electronics and field recordings from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo with the acoustic performances of the Collective. In her first major chamber commission, Berlin-based Lyra Pramuk presents a sensual world premiere, a meditation on feelings of disconnection and grief.  

Elsewhere, David Lang’s underhand masterpiece ‘Cheating, Lying, Stealing’ paints a picture of everything that can be wrong with a composer, and Julius Eastman’s much maligned ‘Joy Boy’ presents a totally unique musical world of ‘ticker-tape music’.  

Fast. Slow. Fast. Keep up. Don’t be late.