The East Anglia Chamber Orchestra is delighted to return to the West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge and the Apex in Bury St Edmunds with another attractive and demanding programme. Under the baton of Jacques Cohen, the concert will begin with the Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila - Glinka’s ebullient and tuneful masterpiece.
Our soloist for the magnificent Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor is Leonid Gorokhov. The European Association for the Encouragement of the Arts awarded the Cultural Achievement Prize to Leonid Gorokhov for “exceptional talent and outstanding artistic accomplishment”.
Although Dvorak was sceptical about writing a cello concerto, he has given us one of the best and most popular concertos in the repertoire. Brahms, his friend and benefactor, wrote, “Why in the world didn’t I know one could write a cello concerto like this? If I’d known I would have done it years ago!”
Brahms composed his Third Symphony in the summer of 1883, at the height of his powers. Written in Weisbaden, surrounded by natural beauty, the symphony’s themes inspire and lift our spirits. Clara Schumann wrote, “from start to finish one is wrapped about with the mysterious charm of the woods and forests…”
Join us for a wonderful evening of exciting and inspiring music-making.
West Road Concert Hall is one of Cambridge’s premiere music venues. Ideally situated only minutes’ walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King’s College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.
COVID guidance (applicable for all Respiratory Communicable Diseases)
Updated March 2022
COVID remains prevalent in the UK and WRCH has a duty to ensure all those entering the building – including audiences, performers, volunteers, and staff – are kept safe. Whilst domestic government COVID restrictions in England have now been removed, we must all continue to take steps to minimise the transmission of COVID and other respiratory communicable diseases.
West Road is well equipped to mitigate against transmission through use of ventilation and provision of sanitiser throughout the building.
We ask all those visiting the building to contribute to our community’s safety by being fully vaccinated where possible and not attending if they feel unwell.
Although not currently mandated, the government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
Sanitiser dispensers are located in the foyer and around the building. All visitors are encouraged to use these on arrival and exit.
The concert hall auditorium has a mechanical ventilation system providing predominantly fresh air. We recommend wearing an additional layer in cooler weather!
The foyer and ancillary spaces have CO2 monitors to indicate air quality and natural ventilation that users can adjust.
Official advice on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus is available here.
If you have any concerns about the concert hall reopening please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road