Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra to perform world premiere

On Monday the 27th October, the Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra will be performing their first concert of the year. Amongst Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 and Bizet Carmen Suites 1 & 2, the programme contains a world premiere of to move forward, unfastened from summer. Cambridge almunus Michael Boyle wrote the piece in autumn 2023 for the Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra, and describes it as a slowly evolving, contemplative piece, with moments for each section of the orchestra to shine. The title is drawn from a line in Dans une prairie de fauche, a poem by Pierre Voélin, and is designed to evoke the cool calm of autumn after the intensity of summer.

About the composer

Michael Boyle is a composer from Shropshire, currently based in Yorkshire. Since graduating from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge with an MPhil in Composition in 2017, he continues to pursue compositional projects, teaching, and research into the nature of musical imagination.

The performance will take place at West Road Concert Hall at 7:30pm on Monday 27th October. Tickets available here.