Fri 12 February, 7.30pm GMT. Laurence Cummings gives his first concert with Academy of Ancient Music as Music Director designate. Cummings joins leader Bojan Čičić for a performance celebrating the many forms of dance in works by Muffat, JS Bach, Telemann and Handel. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

Sat 20 February, 5.00pm GMT. Academy of Ancient Music perform The Winter House, an interactive family concert created and directed by Paul Smith, narrated by Stephen Fry and Timothy Vaughan, and with Clare Stewart and VOCES8. Live From London festival

Sun 4 April, 7pm BST. Celebrate Easter Day with a performance of J.S. Bach’s exuberant and life-affirming Mass in B Minor, in the magnificent surroundings of the Church of St Bartholomew the Great, London. Barnaby Smith conducts a world-class cast: Academy of Ancient Music led by baroque violinist Rachel Podger, with soloists Carolyn Sampson, Helen Charlston, Iestyn Davies, Jeremy Budd, Matthew Brook alongside VOCES8. Live From London festival

Weds 14 April, 7.30pm BST. Richard Egarr gives his final full-season concert as Music Director of Academy of Ancient Music, exploring some of Venetian composer Dario Castello’s finest works, and that of his contemporaries. The concert follows AAM and Egarr’s 2016 recording of Castello’s first book of sonatas (***** BBC Music Magazine; “A joy for ear and spirit” Gramophone Magazine). West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge