Concert by Cambridge Symphonic Winds - Fire and Space

Date: 7 Nov 2009 - 19:30
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Our performance on 7th November will immerse concert-goers in musical representations of space travel, portraying both real-life events and fictional journeys. Appropriately for the time of year, we also explore musical depictions of fire, and fire-associated creatures and technologies.

If you attended our concert in March, you might remember Nigel Clarke’s dramatic and exciting piece Samurai. We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be playing Gagarin, another of Nigel Clarke’s works, which describes the experiences of Yuri Gagarin, cosmonaut of the first manned spacecraft. The composer will be introducing the performance in person.

Programme to include:

Nigel Clarke: Gagarin
John Williams (arr): Star Wars Suite
George Frideric Handel (arr): Music for the Royal Fireworks
Philip Sparke: Year of the Dragon
Artie Shaw: Clarinet Concerto (soloist Graham Milgate)

… and a selection of big band jazz pieces to finish the concert!

Visit our website for more information about the orchestra and the music we will be playing.

Venue: St Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge
Start time: 19:30 [estimated finish 22:00]

Tickets for the concert cost £10 (full price) and £7 (concessions). They can be purchased on our website and will also be available on the door. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Brilliant concert – wonderful variety
I have never been to a wind orchestra performance before. I loved it and will definitely be back

Audience responses to our March 2009 concert

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