West Road Concert Hall
Sat 30 November
City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

CCSO: Glazunov, Prokofiev & Shostakovich

Glazunov Carnaval Overture
Prokofiev Violin Concerto no. 2
Shostakovich Symphony no. 12

Violin: Patrick Bevan
Conductor: Robert Hodge

Aleksandr Glazunov’s ‘Carnaval’ Overture is a bundle of energy and delight, filled with catchy tunes, infectious rhythms and sparkling orchestration, not to mention a few surprises here and there.

Cambridge violinist Patrick Bevan will be the soloist in Prokofiev’s violin concerto no. 2. The concerto is one of Prokofiev’s most melodic and lyrical compositions, especially aimed at pleasing Soviet audiences, which it did immediately. It enjoys a world-wide following and, like the Glazunov overture, contains some surprises.

Of the 15 symphonies by Dmitri Shostakovich, no. 12 was one of the most popular in Soviet Russia because it purported to be a portrait of Vladimir Lenin, highlighting key moments in the dictator’s life alongside some geographical associations. It includes a number of folk melodies and references to earlier works, to punctuate the journey upon which the listener is being taken.


Sat 30 November at 7:30pm


135 minutes


West Road Concert Hall


£18, £16 (concessions), £8 (students), £5 (children)

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.



West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
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