Bridges Over the River Cam

West Road Concert Hall

Programme to include:
 Bridges Over the River Cam
Kozhevnikov Symphony No.3, ‘Slavyanskaya’
Mike Mower Concerto for Flute and Wind Orchestra

Cambridge University Wind Orchestra
Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra
Carlos Rodríguez Otero
Jenny Whitby flute

Tickets: £10
Concessions: £8
Students and under-18s: £3

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University of Cambridge alma mater and one-time student of Howells, Derek Bourgeois’ Bridges Over the River Cam was given its world premiere in the very hall in which tonight’s concert takes place: West Road Concert Hall. The work is an irreverent depiction of Bourgeois’ student days at Magdalene College, Cambridge and depicts his walks along ‘The Backs’, organists having fun at their instruments and drunken evenings, possibly in the college bar. Mike Mower is one of today’s leading flute soloists, and his concerto for flute and wind orchestra will certainly be a showpiece of the highest order for CUWO and the University of Cambridge’s very own virtuoso flautist, Jenny Whitby. Complementing these two pieces is Boris Kozhevnikov’s Symphony No. 3; a symphony with all the nationalistic fervour one would expect from the Soviet Union’s leading composer for military band.