For the last time in the 2022-23 season, Cambridge University Orchestra takes to the stage in West Road Concert Hall with celebrated violinist, Alexandra Wood. Alexandra will lead the University’s flagship orchestra and top ensembles from the Instrumental Awards Scheme for Chamber Music, directing from the violin in a unique take on the standard orchestral format.
This chamber concert brings together some of the most fascinating works from different epochs. From the whimsical and spirited Ligeti to the enigmatic and evocative sounds of Les élémens, plus contemporary works from some of the most visionary composers of our time, Nico Muhly, Caroline Shaw, and Edmund Finnis, this concert pushes the boundaries of musical expression, blending tradition with innovation. The concert concludes with a masterpiece of the classical symphonic form, Haydn’s Symphony No.104. The composer’s last symphony, it retains the epithet ‘London’ honouring its crowning place among 12 magnificent works that the composer wrote during his time in the capital.