Jacques Cohen conducts EAChO featuring cellist David Cohen
Cohen, Shostakovich & Brahms
The East Anglia Chamber Orchestra returns to West Road Concert Hall with another attractive programme. Under the baton of the talented Jacques Cohen the programme begins with his own Elegy on a Floating Chord. The Elegy was premiered in New York in 1996 and awarded the Surrey Sinfonietta Composition Prize in 1997.
We are then joined by the fabulous David Cohen for Cello Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovich. Written for Rostropovitch, the concerto combines powerful musical ideas with extraordinary virtuoso writing for the solo 'cello. It is considered to be one of the most exciting and demanding concertos with the cadenza standing as a movement in itself.
Our programme concludes with Brahms' well-known and well-loved Second Symphony. Having taken 21 years to compose his stormy First Symphony, the sunny Second symphony follows the structural principals of the classical symphony and has been compared to Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony.
With three highly successful and well regarded works, the concert will be both exciting and spiritually enriching so join us for a wonderful evening of marvellous music-making.
Sun 27 January at 7:30pm
West Road Concert Hall
£20, Concessions £18, Students & Under 18's £10
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.