191019 CPS

Cambridge Philharmonic


Saturday 19th October 2019

7:30 pm

There will be a free pre-concert talk on the music of Jonathan Dove at 6.45pm.

The concert begins with what John Adams describes as an ‘out-take’ from his opera Nixon in China . Subtitled Foxtrot for Orchestra, The Chairman Dances entertainingly imagines Chairman Mao descending from a portrait on the wall to dance at a banquet. Equally captivating is Stargazer, Jonatan Dove’s concerto for trombone. Dove, who celebrates his 60th birthday in 2019, wrote of the piece: “The image that started to develop in my mind was of the trombonist as a man with a telescope, a Stargazer, searching the night sky. The orchestra would represent the constellations he observed, and he would respond to what he saw.” The virtuoso soloist, Peter Moore, won BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2008 before being appointed co-principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra at just 18. The programme is completed by two works by that master of the orchestra, Sergei Prokofiev: a charming vignette, Autumnal Sketches and that towering masterpiece of the 20th Century, his Fifth Symphony.

Adams: The Chairman Dances
Prokofiev: Autumnal Sketch Op 8
Dove: Stargazer
Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 Op 100

Ticket & Booking Information
£12, £16, £20, £25
(Students and under-18s £10 on the door)
TicketSource 0333 666 3366

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