Programme to include: Bourgeois Bridges over the River Cam Kozhevnikov Symphony No.3, Slavyanskaya Mike Mower Concerto for Flute and Wind Orchestra
Cambridge University Wind Orchestra Carlos Rodríguez Otero conductor Jenny Whitby flute
University of Cambridge alma mater and one-time student of Howells, Derek Bourgeois’ Bridges Over the River Cam was given its world premiere in the very hall in which tonight’s concert takes place: West Road Concert Hall. The work is an irreverent depiction of Bourgeois’ student days at Magdalene College, Cambridge and depicts his walks along ‘The Backs’, organists having fun at their instruments and drunken evenings, possibly in the college bar. Mike Mower is one of today’s leading flute soloists, and his concerto for flute and wind orchestra will certainly be a showpiece of the highest order for CUWO and the University of Cambridge’s very own virtuoso flautist, Jenny Whitby. Complementing these two pieces is Boris Kozhevnikov’s Symphony No. 3; a symphony with all the nationalistic fervour one would expect from the Soviet Union’s leading composer for military band.
Tue 12 May at 8:00pm
West Road Concert Hall
£10, Concessions £8, Students and under-18s £3
West Road Concert Hall is one of Cambridge's premier music venues. Ideally situated only minutes' walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King's College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.
Please note there is restricted viewing from some of the balcony seating.
Three wheelchair spaces are available in the concert hall with easy access at ground floor level throughout the building.
The main entrance to the venue has a double width door, with a push button for automatic opening.