When: October 28, 2023 7:30 pm
Where: West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
ALICE FARNHAM CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN | Cambridge University Orchestra
Saturday 28 October at 7.30pm
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
EMMY LINDSTRÖM The Lost Clown
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra, H.353
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in B♭ major, Op. 60
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA
ALICE FARNHAM conductor
JENNY RYAN oboe
In their first concert of the 2023 – 24 academic year, the Cambridge University Orchestra brings you an evening of genial gems. This performance will be led by one of Britain’s foremost conductors, Alice Farnham. The performance commences with Emmy Lindström’s captivating The Lost Clown, a reflection of Arnold Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire.
Next is the evocative Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra by Bohuslav Martinů. This concerto was influenced by Igor Stravinsky, including a quotation from the ballet Petrushka, which tells the story of the loves and jealousies of three puppets. 2022 – 23 Concerto Competition runner-up and St John’s College student, Jenny Ryan, is the soloist.
The concert concludes with Beethoven’s joyful Symphony No. 4 in B♭ major. In essence, a classic Beethoven Symphony, but with smaller forces and concluding with an energetic and comical finale.
£25, £18, £12 | Concessions: £22.50, £16, £10 | Cambridge University Students: £5
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