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Cambridge Philharmonic

Darkness to Light

Saturday 4th November 2017

7:30 pm

The programme begins with one of the great tone poems of the 20th century, inspired by Böcklin’s iconic painting, Rachmaninov’s dark brooding music conjures up the stroke of oars in the water and a slow funereal journey that gradually builds up to a huge orchestral climax.

Matthew Trusler’s virtuosic playing has won him acclaim throughout the world. Following his unforgettable performance of Shostakovich last year he returns with Britten’s haunting Violin concerto, a work composed in Canada, premiered in New York and imbued with anger and sadness at the Spanish Civil War.

When Dvořák wrote his Seventh Symphony he intended the piece to ‘stir the world’. Commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society and first performed in London under the composer’s own baton, it is arguably Dvořák’s finest work.

Rachmaninov The Isle of the Dead
Britten Violin Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No 7

Ticket & Booking Information
£12, £16, £20, £25 (Students and under-18s £10 on the door)
Cambridge Live Tickets 01223 357851

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