West Road Concert Hall
Sat 16 February
Cambridge University Musical Society

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Cambridge University Orchestra

Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Cambridge University Orchestra
Duncan Ward conductor

This February, the Cambridge University Orchestra, under the baton of Duncan Ward, presents a concert of Rachmaninov and Stravinsky, featuring symphonic invocations of dance in the form of two breath-taking meditations on life, death, and history. Ward, known for his balance of verve and composure, has recently conducted orchestras including Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the major symphony orchestras of the BBC.

Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, his final composition, melds themes from Rachmaninov’s earlier works, traditional religious motifs including the Dies Irae, rhythmic vivacity and physicality, and lush harmonies.

Few pieces of classical music, and fewer from the twentieth century, are as famous or as famously shocking as Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Depicting rituals for welcoming spring that culminate in a young woman dancing herself to death as sacrificial victim, Rite showcases Stravinsky’s experimentations in rhythm and tonality melded with hauntingly beautiful melodies like the opening bassoon line.

Truly a concert of masterworks!

Times

Sat 16 February at 8:00pm

Duration

90 minutes

Venue

West Road Concert Hall

Tickets

£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.

Accessibility

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.

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Address

West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DP
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Tickets

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