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Shackleton's Cat Opera

Shackleton's Cat - Children's Opera

Shackleton's Cat returns in 2018, as part of English Touring Opera's award-winning strand of operas for young people. The opera tells the story of the voyage and destruction of the Endurance 100 years ago, and the subsequent tale of survival against all odds. The opera lasts just over an hour and is created for children aged 7-11 and their families.

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Cambridge Philharmonic Concert

Sat 17 March

West Road Concert Hall

Varese: Ionisation
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2
Poulenc: Stabat Mater

Conductors Timothy Redmond and Finan Jones
Soloists Margo Arsane (soprano), Nicolae Mihaila, Thibault Charrin (piano)
Guildhall Percussion Ensemble

A free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm will include a performance of Ionisation for thirteen percussionists, conducted by Finan Jones

Paris entre-deux-guerres played host to the some of the greatest creative geniuses who ever lived. Throughout the 1920s and 30s, in the salons and concert halls of the French capital, Gershwin and Copland rubbed shoulders with Picasso and Chagall, Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel and Nina Ricci. The music of the time was as varied as it was brilliant. In this concert, Stravinsky’s austerely beautiful Symphony of Psalms contrasts with the unabashedly lush sound world of Francis Poulenc.

“My music is my portrait.” Francis Poulenc

“This music is very, very French.” Stravinsky on Poulenc

Cost: £12, £16, £20, £25 (Students and under-18s £10 on the door)

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

Enquiries: Cambridge Live Tickets Website Email: tickets@cam-phil.org.uk Telephone: 01223 357851


All times

Sat 17 March 7:30PM - 9:45PM


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