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Ondes Martenot and Theremin concert by Charlie Draper with Patrick Hemmerlé

Date: Saturday 27 April 2024, 7.30pm
Location: Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL
Booking: via Eventbrite


Pierre Vellones Fantasie

George Gershwin – Summertime

Sergei Rachmaninoff Vocalise

Nikolai Medtner Suite-Vocalise in F Minor

Richard Rodney Bennett Serenade No. 2

Darius Milhaud Suite for Ondes Martenot and Piano

Miklos Rozsa (arr. Paul Jackson) Spellbound Concerto for Theremin and Piano

About the concert

In this unique concert, Charlie Draper presents not only rare music, but also rare electronic instruments. The Ondes Martenot has achieved a certain recognition, largely due to Messiaen, and the music of science fiction movies. The Theremin, invented in 1919, and named after its colourful inventor Leon Theremin, is much less known to the general public. The only instrument played without being physically touched, it creates a fascinating sound, capable of imitating the violin as well as the human voice. The repertoire presented by Charlie Draper, one of Britain’s leading exponents, is partly made of transcriptions, partly original works, all of high musical interest.

Charlie’s work can be found here:


£20 General Admission, £15 Clare Hall members, £5 students and children.

Tickets available on Eventbrite.