Moving Tone - classical classical en Pictures at an Exhibition <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>28 Sep 2013 - 13:14</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT+1</div></div> <p>What could be a better introduction to classical music than the latest in Ely Sinfonia’s highly successful series of family concerts? The magnificent setting of Ely Cathedral contrasts with the relaxed atmosphere in which children under 16 can attend free (with a paying adult) and sit on the floor right in front of the orchestra. </p> <p>The concert will feature an orchestral version of Mussorgsky’s romantic Pictures at an Exhibition suite, which he wrote because he was so moved by a posthumous exhibition of the paintings and drawings of his great friend, the artist Viktor Hartmann who, like him, was devoted to the cause of Russian art. This highly popular piece turns Hartmann’s images into sounds: bells, chants, clocks, feathers and flames, ascent and descent, sometimes triumphant, sometimes joyful and sometimes sad.</p> <p>Also on the programme is the glorious Symphony no 2 by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, full of the warmth and brightness of the Italian sun (he wrote it while spending the winter there). This is a highly dramatic symphony, full of musical energy and determination. As Sibelius himself said about it: "It is as though the Almighty had thrown the pieces of a mosaic down from the floor of heaven and told me to put them together."</p> <p>Complementing these will be an exciting new piece by Alex Woolf, the Cambridge Young Composer of the Year 2012. This has been commissioned by Ely Sinfonia especially for this concert.</p> <p>In celebration of Pictures at an Exhibition, Ely Sinfonia will also be running an art competition for 7 to 11 year-olds, to be shown in Ely Cathedral in the week before the concert and will then move to Ely Library for the next two weeks. To find out more, go to <a href="" title=""></a>, call 01638 742004 or email <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>Tickets £20/£15* (reserved)<br /> £5 (unreserved)<br /> Concessions £10 in £15 seats.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> classical Classical Orchestral Favourites romantic Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:18:59 +0000 elysinfonia 5176 at Te Deum <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>19 Oct 2013 - 19:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>19 Oct 2013 - 21:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Will Todd Te Deum, Finzi Prelude, Ešenvalds Long Road, Grieg Holberg Suite</p> <p>Sparkling wine will be served during the interval</p> <p>For more information and to buy tickets: <a href="" title=""></a></p> choirs classical Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:42:28 +0000 Ralph Woodward 5098 at Fire and Ice: Steve Bingham 50th Birthday Concert <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>16 Jun 2013 - 19:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>16 Jun 2013 - 21:40</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Local violinist and conductor celebrates his 50th birthday by staging one of the most unusual charity concerts ever witnessed in Cambridge.</p> <p>Steve Bingham’s Fire and Ice concert to combine full orchestra with electric and traditional violins in a programme featuring mythical glowing birds, icy wastes, JS Bach and a looping masterpiece, all in aid of Camsight.</p> <p>West Road Concert Hall, Sunday 16 June 2013, 7.30pm</p> <p>Cambridgeshire-based violinist and conductor Steve Bingham has chosen to mark his 50th birthday by hiring West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge and putting on a concert in aid of Cam Sight, the local charity for people with sight loss.</p> <p>Steve, who has played with some of the UK’s top orchestras as well as leading the Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra and conducting the Ely Sinfonia, is a champion of the idea that a training in classical music is just the start in making music of all types an adventure for everyone. His concert, Fire and Ice, will feature modern classical, world music and film scores, as well as a full concerto for recorded birdsong and orchestra.</p> <p>The concert will include Rautavaara’s Cantus Arcticus concerto for birdsong and orchestra, the suite from Stravinsky’s The Firebird, Bach’s Chaconne in D minor for solo violin, Keeling’s You Cut The String for electric violin and live looping, and Michael Nyman’s Suite of Film Music Pieces, including two brand new arrangements by Phil Toms.</p> <p>Tickets for the concert are available from the ADC Theatre box office, tel 01223 300085, or online at <a href="" title=""></a></p> classical classical Contemporary electronic Film Fri, 24 May 2013 14:03:03 +0000 stevebingham 5084 at Fingal's Cave: Music from a Romantic Era <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>13 Apr 2013 - 19:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>13 Apr 2013 - 21:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Ely Cathedral provides the magnificent setting for a concert of music from the romantic era, a concert for veteran concert-goers, people who'd like to know more about music and aspiring young musicians alike.</p> <p>Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture (otherwise known as "Fingal's Cave") echoes with the full grandeur and mystery of the Scottish islands, and especially the breathtaking Fingal’s Cave, radiant with the colours of its vaulted ceiling and magnificent basalt columns.</p> <p>Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto no 1 is one of the major works for virtuoso French horn player. He wrote it when he was only 18, but it could have been written by someone much older. It has all the elements of a true romantic piece: dark drama, lyricism, sweetly haunting melodies and the call of the hunt.</p> <p>The concert ends with Brahms’ lyrically beautiful Symphony No 2, inspired by nature and full of romantic symbolism – often called his Pastoral Symphony. First impressions might be that this is easy listening, but between the vibrant harmonies and dances are passages of eerie shadows and solemnity: a true reflection of the romantic era.</p> <p>A concert that will be loved by all the family, with special tickets for under 16s to sit on the floor right in front of the orchestra. </p> <p>Tickets £20/£15* (reserved)<br /> £5 (unreserved)<br /> Concessions £10 in £15 seats.</p> <p>* includes a free ticket for a child under 16 to sit on the floor in front of the orchestra (bring a cushion and a thick coat). Children’s tickets should be requested at the time of the main ticket purchase.</p> <p>Tickets available from:<br /> Ely Cathedral Box Office (Tel 01353 660349) <a href="" title=""></a><br /> Ely Sinfonia enquiries (07798 826880/01353 721007), email <a href=""></a></p> classical Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:04:40 +0000 elysinfonia 5050 at Haydn's Creation <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>23 Mar 2013 - 19:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>23 Mar 2013 - 22:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Haydn's oratorio 'The Creation' depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the biblical Book of Genesis and in Paradise Lost. It is scored for soprano, tenor and bass soloists, chorus and orchestra. Celebrated soloists: Ruth Jenkins (soprano), Greg Tassell (tenor) and Andri Björn Róbertsson (bass) will be accompanied by the Ely Choral Society chorus and the Ely Festival Orchestra. The concert, conducted by Andrew Parnell, will be held in Ely Cathedral at 7:30 pm on Saturday 23rd March 2013. Tickets will be on sale from February 1st 2013 from Ely Cathedral Box Office.</p> Choral classical classical Sat, 05 Jan 2013 07:18:41 +0000 ELYCHORAL 5006 at Poulenc Gloria & Britten Spring Symphony <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>10 Mar 2013 - 19:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>10 Mar 2013 - 22:01</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Poulenc and Britten</p> <p>Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at 7:30pm</p> <p>West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge</p> <p>Fairhaven Singers</p> <p>with Emily Rowley Jones, Bridget Hardy, Julian Forbes<br /> Choirs from St Mary’s School and The Stephen Perse Foundation<br /> and Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus</p> <p>Conducted by Ralph Woodward</p> <p>Poulenc Gloria</p> <p>Britten Spring Symphony</p> <p>Tickets £25/£20/£16, £15/£12/£10 (under-18s)</p> <p>Tickets will be available on this website, by emailing <a href=""></a>, or from Cambridge Corn Exchange Box O ce (Tel. 01223 357851)</p> classical Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:12:19 +0000 Ralph Woodward 5002 at Spring, the Sweet Spring <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>18 May 2013 - 17:24</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>A programme of rapturous works for string orchestra, English Romantic partsongs, and Cecilia McDowall's Ave maris stella for choir and strings. Sparkling wine will be served in the interval (included in ticket price).</p> choirs classical Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:27:48 +0000 Ralph Woodward 4998 at Autumn Tones <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>10 Nov 2012 - 19:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Autumn Tones</p> <p>Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at 7:30pm</p> <p>Queens’ College Chapel, Cambridge</p> <p>Fairhaven Singers</p> <p>Conductor Ralph Woodward</p> <p>Allegri and MacMillan Miserere settings</p> <p>Bach Komm, Jesu, komm</p> <p>Poulenc Mass in G</p> <p>£16, £7 (under-18s)</p> <p>Tickets will be available on <a href="" title=""></a>, by emailing <a href=""></a>, or by phoning 07711 384218</p> Choral classical Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:44:30 +0000 Ralph Woodward 4941 at Music for a Summer’s Evening <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>7 Jul 2012 - 19:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>7 Jul 2012 - 21:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>A light-hearted summer evening of choral works.</p> <p>Free strawberries and sparkling wine will be served on the banks of the Cam during the interval.</p> <p>Tickets will be available on <a href="" title=""></a> , from Cambridge Corn Exchange Box Office (tel. 01223 357851), or by emailing <a href=""></a>. This concert always sells out, so do book early!</p> <p>Full programme:</p> <p>Bainton: To Music<br /> Walton: Where does the uttered music go?<br /> Piano solo – Mozart: Adagio in B minor<br /> Mozart/Woodward: Daphne<br /> Schubert: Glaube, Hoffnung und Liebe<br /> Schubert/Woodward: Wanderers Nachtlied<br /> Schubert: Schicksalslenker<br /> Schubert: Der Vollmond strahlt<br /> Will Todd: “A Song of Peace” &amp; “Into the Stars” from Songs of Peace<br /> arr. Woodward: Rodgers and Hammerstein In Love<br /> Wilbye: Draw on, sweet night<br /> Traditional/Woodward: Fidgety bairn<br /> Whitacre: Sleep</p> Choral classical Tue, 22 May 2012 10:07:54 +0000 Ralph Woodward 4932 at The Speech Project <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>3 Mar 2012 - 20:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser /> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--></p><p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-weight: normal;">Using the rhythms and natural melody found&nbsp;in Irish speech, composer and producer&nbsp;Gerry Diver has created a&nbsp;unique collection of new music.</span></strong><span style="font-family: Arial;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">The Speech Project features&nbsp;exclusive spoken word&nbsp;contributions from seminal Irish&nbsp;folk musicians including Shane&nbsp;MacGowan, Damien Dempsey&nbsp;and Christy Moore.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Key phrases from recorded&nbsp;interviews are the seeds from&nbsp;which his compositions grow&nbsp;into ground-breaking and&nbsp;stunningly beautiful works.</span></p> classical community events eclectic gigs - acoustic gigs - electric improvisation music composition new music and improv Sun, 22 Apr 2012 13:39:00 +0000 Moving Tone 4921 at