Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 Brahms Symphony No.2
Cambridge University Sinfonia Stephanie Childress conductor Andreas Wildner piano (CUMS Concerto Competition 2018 prize-winner)
For our final concert of Michaelmas, the Cambridge University Sinfonia are joined by two extremely talented student musicians, conducting scholar Stephanie Childress and CUMS Concerto Competition 2018 prize-winner pianist Andreas Wildner. Prokofiev’s best-known piano concerto and Brahms’ beloved second symphony make for masterful contrast and combination in this stirring concert by the Sinfonia.
The piano concerto joins Prokofiev’s characteristic sophistication and bravura with his typical humour and sarcasm, interspersed with moments of lush introspection, while the symphony reveals a gentle and cheerful Brahms, moving through vast and serene expanses. Brahms’ traditional impulses towards brooding Beethovenian energy are carefully balanced in this symphony with warm comfort and effervescent triumph. These two composers are masters of instrumental colour, and their approaches to variation and comedy deeply different yet complimentary.
Fri 30 November at 8:00pm
West Road Concert Hall
£20/£14/£10 Concessions £18/£12/£8 Students and under-18s £5
West Road Concert Hall is one of Cambridge's premier music venues. Ideally situated only minutes' walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King's College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.
Please note there is restricted viewing from some of the balcony seating.
Three wheelchair spaces are available in the concert hall with easy access at ground floor level throughout the building.
The main entrance to the venue has a double width door, with a push button for automatic opening.