Easter Term 2019

THE LEOPOLD ENSEMBLE

1:10pm, Tuesday 23rd April 2019

 
THE LEOPOLD ENSEMBLE DIRECTED BY MATTHEW GIBSON

Mozart Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 26 in D Major “Coronation”

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert Series
ADMISSION FREE
1.10pm – 1.55pm West Road Concert Hall


 

Songs of Love

8:00pm, Thursday 25th April 2019

 

Songs of Love

Thursday 25 April 2019, 8.00pm
ROBINSON COLLEGE CHAPEL

Secular works by Brahms, including Liebeslieder Waltzes, vocal quartets and piano solos

Cambridge University Chamber Choir
Martin Ennis director
Edward Reeve piano

There will be a pre-concert talk that will start at 7.30pm.
Admission is free. This performance is part of the third Cambridge Brahms Festival, which runs from Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th April 2019. See www.adcticketing.com/brahmsfestival for full details.


 

SAXOPHONE CHOIR

1:10pm, Tuesday 30th April 2019

 
SAXOPHONE CHOIR DIRECTED BY IGNACIO MAÑÁ-MESAS

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert Series
ADMISSION FREE
1.10pm – 1.55pm West Road Concert Hall


 

Robert Cohen directs Cambridge University Orchestra

8:00pm, Saturday 4th May 2019

© Christine Lalla

 
Robert Cohen directs Cambridge University Orchestra

Saturday 4 May 2019, 8.00pm
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL

Rossini Overture from ‘L’Italiana in Algeri’
Haydn Cello Concerto in D
Bloch From Jewish Life
Mozart Symphony No.41, ‘Jupiter’ K.551

Cambridge University Orchestra
Robert Cohen cello/director

Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £18, £12, £8
Students and under-18s: £5
Available here

 
For their final concert of the season, the Cambridge University Orchestra are joined by cellist Robert Cohen. One of the foremost cellists of our time, Cohen has been described as “a virtuoso of genius” and “divinely gifted”. Cohen also maintains an active career as a conductor and in 2010 became professor of cello at the Royal Academy of Music.

After Rossini’s overture to “L’Italiana in Algeri”, always a favorite, Cohen will perform two works for solo cello and orchestra, Haydn’s stately and lyrical cello concerto in D and Bloch’s deeply moving From Jewish Life. The concert concludes with Mozart’s Jupiter symphony, a perennial favorite from its energetic opening chords to its cantabile slow movement to its folk-like minuet to its fugal finale.

In a concert contrasting and combining poise and passion, the Cambridge University Orchestra and Robert Cohen show the talent and artistry of our student instrumentalists.


 

2020 CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

1:10pm, Tuesday 7th May 2019

 
2020 CHAMBER ORCHESTRA DIRECTED BY OLIVER COPE

Panufnik Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Chamber Symphony Op.110a

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert Series
ADMISSION FREE
1.10pm – 1.55pm West Road Concert Hall


 

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

8:00pm, Tuesday 7th May 2019

© Tom Porteous


 
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Tuesday 7 May 2019, 8.00pm
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL

Programme to include:
Gershwin arr. Hunsberger Rhapsody in Blue
David Maslanka Symphony No.4

Cambridge University Wind Orchestra
Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra
Edward Liebrecht conductor
Luke Pitzer piano (CUMS Concerto Competition 2018 prize-winner)

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

 
For their final concert of the year, CUWO are pleased to join forces with the Jazz Orchestra and with CUMS Concerto Competition 2018 prize-winner pianist Luke Pitzer to perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue – a piece that surely requires no introduction!

The rest of the concert is equally exciting, featuring allowing the Wind Orchestra to show off their talents in Maslanka’s Symphony No.4.


 

May Week Concert 2019

8:00pm, Saturday 15th June 2019

©Robert Workman


 
May Week Concert

Saturday 15 June 2019, 8.00pm
KING’S COLLEGE CHAPEL

Mussorgsky arr. Rimsky-Korsakov Night on Bald Mountain
Mussorgsky Selections from Boris Godunov
Stravinsky/Bach Chorale Variations on “Vom Himmel hoch da komm’ ich her”
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms

Cambridge University Sinfonia
Cambridge University Symphony Chorus
Ryan Wigglesworth, Toby Hession conductors
Sir John Tomlinson bass

Tickets: £38, £35, £25, £14
Students and under-18s: £34, £31, £21, £10 or £5 on the door, subject to availability.
Available here


For their final concert of the 2018/19 season, Cambridge University Sinfonia come together with the Symphony Chorus under the batons of Ryan Wigglesworth and Toby Hession. They are joined by the eminent Sir John Tomlinson, CBE.

Tomlinson has appeared with all the major British opera companies, and he has sung at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany every year from 1988 to 2006, perhaps most notably as Wotan. We are honoured to welcome him to sing selections from Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov in his farewell to the role.

 
We are also particularly excited to close the concert with Symphony of Psalms, Stravinsky’s epic three-movement choral symphony, which makes fantastic use of both our large-scale symphony chorus and also our talented Sinfonia.

Mussorgsky’s masterpiece opera, sung by one of the most talented opera singers in the world, together with his Night on Bald Mountain and Stravinsky’s Chorale Variations and Symphony of Psalms make a fitting end to a deeply Russian year at the Cambridge University Musical Society, as does the return of conductor Ryan Wigglesworth, who joined us for our Season Launch as well.


 
 

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Cambridge University Musical Society
West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
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