West Road Concert Hall
Sat 17 November
Cambridge University Musical Society

Debussy La Mer in Celebration of Debussy's centenary year

Cambridge University Orchestra

** We are sorry but this event can no longer be booked online. You can purchase tickets with cash at the venue **

Gershwin An American in Paris
Tomasi Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
Berlioz Overture to ‘Le Corsaire’ op.2
Debussy La Mer

Cambridge University Orchestra
Sian Edwards conductor
Ignacio Maña-Mesas saxophone (CUMS Concerto Competition 2018 winner)

Join us to celebrate Debussy’s centenary, as the Cambridge University Orchestra, conducted by Sian Edwards, performs Debussy’s evocative classic La Mer as well as quintessential French sounds from before and after Debussy’s life. It is always a joy to welcome Edwards, our Artistic Advisor, to the stage. She is Head of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music and also works with leading orchestras around the world. We are also particularly excited to welcome CUMS Concerto Competition 2018 winner Ignacio Maña-Mesas to perform Henri Tomasi’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra. This instrument combination is undeservedly rare and we recommend taking this opportunity to hear a saxophone concerto!

From Gershwin’s exuberant An American in Paris to Berlioz’s Overture ‘Le Corsaire’ to La Mer itself, this concert celebrates the intricate care each of these composers took to make the most of every instrument of the orchestra, creating scenes – whether real or imagined – so clear they could be photographs.



90 minutes


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.



West Road Concert Hall
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