West Road Concert Hall
Sun 23 April
Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge

Visions and Dreams

PANDEIROS- ILLUMINATIONS VISIONAIRE

Concerto for Flute and Harp        

Illuminations Visionaire is a colourful three movement Concerto for Flute and Harp which is

inspired by ancient prophetic writings and centred on the ancient elements of Earth, Water, Fire and Air

TCHAIKOVSKY – SLEEPING BEAUTY SUITE

Ballet based on a late 17th C French fairy tale 

Tchaikovsky, a naturally gloomy, tormented figure – enjoyed writing ballet music because he could escape to a make-believe world, sometimes recapturing the innocence and happiness of his youth.

Sleeping Beauty, the second of his three great ballet scores was written in 1888-89. He liked the scenario and enjoyed writing the music but didn't live to see it become one of the great ballets world-wide

DEBUSSY - PRÉLUDE À L'APRÈS-MIDI D'UN FAUNE  

His most famous work – a stream of beautiful music that is his response to a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé. It does not aim to be a synthesis of the poem; rather it mirrors the sensuous pagan scene with the Faun, half man, half beast, dozing on Mount Etna in the sunshine of a sultry afternoon. In his lascivious dreams, he sees beautiful nymphs and thinks he is about to grasp their beauty - but they vanish. Completed in October 1894 it was a landmark as it changed the world of music and established Debussy, at that time a little-known composer, as a force to be reckoned with.

BERLIOZ - SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE 

Symphonie Fantastique is its sub-title - the work's title is Episode in the life of an artist - it tells the story of an acutely sensitive young artist, who encounters a beautiful young woman he falls desperately in love with. He had a weakness for women and his infatuation for Irish actress Harriet Smithson who was introducing Shakespeare to Paris was well known – his imagination ran riot in writing a work born of the fantasies and day-dreams, dreams and nightmares that she inspired in him.

Times

Sun 23 April at 7:30pm

Duration

150 minutes

Venue

West Road Concert Hall

Tickets

£18, Concessions £16, Students £10, Under 16 £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.

http://www.westroad.org/

Address

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

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