Chamber and Symphony Orchestra tours, Summer 2014

Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra tour to France, Aquitaine, Orpheus and Bacchus Festival (5-12 July)

The residential Orpheus & Bacchus Music (& Wine) Festival has been hosting exceptional experiences since 1999 in the heart of the most famous wine region in the world. In the last three years the Cambridge connection has been developed with visits by the Clare College Choir and the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra.

This year, the  Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra  will  be  performing  two programmes  in  four  spectacular  locations.  On the Sunday evening they will  give Programme  1  (Mozart:  Figaro Overture,  Ravel:  Piano  Concerto  in  G,  Beethoven:  Symphony No.5  ‐ soloist Patrick  Milne,  conductor  Ben  Glassberg)  in  the  oyster‐famous seaside town of Arcachon, a prime resort on the French Atlantic Coast. On the following Tuesday the orchestra  will  play  Programme  2  (Mozart: Overture  Magic  Flute,  Bartok: Romanian  Dances,  Ligeti:  Romanian Concerto,  Beethoven:  “Eroica”   Symphony) in the Eglise Collègiale in St.Emilion,  a  European  Cultural  Site. There  will  be  a  chateau  visit  before the concert. On  the  Wednesday  (Programme  2) will  be  repeated  at  the historic Abbaye de Cadouin, in the Dordogne. The final concert (Programme 1) will take  place  in  the  Eglise  de  Notre Dame in Bergerac. There  will  be  chamber  recitals  at Domaine du Faure on the evenings of  the Sunday and the Wednesday, with the  expectation  that  guests  will attend  the  evening  concerts  in St.Emilion and Bergerac.

CUMS Symphony Orchestra tour to Belgium, Ghent Festival (20-21 July)

This summer, CUMS Symphony Orchestra are going on tour to Belgium. They will be performing two concerts as part of the Ghent Festival, a city-wide celebration of music, theatre and arts which attracts 2 million visitors every year. The first is in Sint Michielskerk church (20th July, 4:30pm) and the second is an outdoor concert at Sint Baafsplein (21st July, 2:30pm). As with many events in the festival, both concerts are free and the programme will include Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Ginastera’s Dances of Estancia and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. They are proud to have the generous support of The Elgar Society, who have enabled this tour to take place. If you would like to visit Belgium this summer they would love to see you in the audience!


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Cambridge University Musical Society
West Road Concert Hall
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Principal Guest Conductor
Sir Roger Norrington CBE
CUMS Conductor Laureate
Stephen Cleobury CBE
Director, Cambridge University Chamber Choir
Martin Ennis
Artistic Advisor
Sian Edwards
Associate Directors, Cambridge University Chamber Choir
David Lowe, Nicholas Mulroy