Ben de Souza is back in concert at Clare Hall College, Cambridge – Saturday 11th December 2021 at 7.30pm

Ben de Souza standing next to red pillars

Classical accordion concert by Ben de Souza

Join Ben de Souza as he embarks on a journey of discovery through the many voices of the classical accordion, encompassing original and transcription repertoire from Scandinavia, Russia, America, England and Italy.

A Clare Hall Life Member and Choir Director, Benholds a Master’s in Choral Studies from the University of Cambridge, where he studied conducting with Stephen Layton and Graham Ross, while holding places in King’s Voices and Magdalene College Chapel Choir.

Saturday 11 December 2021 from 7.30pm, Clare Hall Dining Room.

Tickets are free and booking is recommended. Please reserve your place via Eventbrite.


Horseshoe Bay – K Street (b. 1959)

Keyboard sonatas – D Scarlatti (1685-1757):
K.208 in A major
K.149 in a minor
K.98 in e minor

Paganini Variations for left-hand only – M Väyrynen (b. 1967)

Winter Morning (from Children’s Suite No. 6) – V Zolotaryov (1942-1975)

Children’s Suite No. 1 – V Zolotaryov (1942-1975):
Minstrels at court
Mashenka sighs
The wonderful thing from Düsseldorf
March of the tin soldiers

Like Swans – P Makkonen (b. 1967)

Three Preludes – I and II – G Gershwin (1898-1937) arranged for accordion by F Lips (b. 1948)

Jack Tar’s Return/The Keel Row – K Street (b. 1959)


Ben de Souza performing Le Coucou by Daquin: