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Sir Mark Elder

Sir Mark Elder conducts Cambridge University Orchestra

Cambridge University Orchestra, the premier student orchestra in Cambridge, perform a stunning programme in King's College Chapel under guest conductor Sir Mark Elder. Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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East Anglia Chamber Orchestra

Sat 23 September

West Road Concert Hall

Purcell (arr Britten) Chacony in G minor for strings
Mahler (arr Britten) What the wild flowers tell me
Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Shostakovich Symphony No 9

The East Anglia Chamber Orchestra returns to the West Road Concert Hall with a delightful programme conducted by the talented Toby Purser (ENO Mackerras Conducting Fellow).

The concert opens with two works arranged by Britten, firstly the Chacony in G minor by Purcell that was originally scored for viols and is attractively reworked for string orchestra, and then 'What the wild flowers tell me', one of the songs used by Mahler in his third symphony.

We are joined by the wonderful multi award-winning baritone Julien van Mellaerts who will perform the dramatic and passionate Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) which were composed and later orchestrated by Mahler following an unhappy love affair. Using his own poetry, Mahler takes us on a journey through grief and despair to acceptance and peace.

The concert concludes with the surprisingly neo-classical Ninth Symphony by Shostakovitch. Written in 1945, the Soviets were expecting a triumphantly bombastic celebration from their Russian Beethoven and the pure and perfect Ninth Symphony was censured for 'ideological weakness'.

Join us for a wonderful evening of song and symphony.

Cost: £20 adults / £18 concessions / £10 under 18s - £10 students (only on the door)

Ages: All ages

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

Enquiries: ADC Ticketing Website Telephone: 01223 300085


All times

Sat 23 September 7:30PM - 9:30PM


Address: West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
Email: westroad@mus.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 335184