West Road Concert Hall
Sat 22 January
East Anglia Chamber Orchestra

Michael Foyle plays Elgar Violin Concerto with EAChO

The East Anglia Chamber Orchestra returns to the West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge and The Apex in Bury St Edmunds with another attractive and emotionally demanding programme.

Under the baton of Jacques Cohen, the enormously talented Michael Foyle will be the soloist for Elgar’s Violin Concerto. Dedicated to Fritz Kreisler and Yehudi Menuhin, Elgar described his concerto as “too emotional” but admitted that he loved it nonetheless. Written at the height of his career (between 1905-10) and for his own instrument; this concerto is his most personal creation - with a solo part that is one of the most wide-ranging and exhausting in the repertoire.

Michael Foyle is the youngest violinist ever to have been appointed Professor at the Royal Academy of Music and has recently performed with the Royal Philharmonic, the English Chamber Orchestra and other major European orchestras.

Dvorak’s Seventh Symphony also explores the emotional depths with its characteristic wealth of thematic material. Written for the Royal Philharmonic Society and first performed in London in 1885, the composer was totally absorbed in his quest to match his hero, Brahms. He wrote, “I think of nothing but my work, which must be capable of stirring the world.”

With these two highly successful and well-loved works, the concert will be both stirring, exciting, emotionally engaging and spiritually enriching.

So, join us for a wonderful evening of marvellous music-making


Sat 22 January at 7:30pm


West Road Concert Hall


£22 adults £20 concessions £10 students / u18s

We are looking forward to welcoming back in-person audiences. If you are attending an event, please read the guidelines below.

-        No one should enter the building if they, or anyone in their household, have COVID-19 or are showing symptoms.

-        We encourage all those attending public events to take a lateral flow test up to 24 hours in advance to provide additional reassurance that you are not infected but asymptomatic. Test kits are widely available from pharmacies and test sites or you can order them online.

-        Face coverings are strongly encouraged to be worn wherever possible.

-        Suggested one-way systems are in place around the building.

-        Sanitiser dispensers are located in the foyer and around the building. All visitors are encouraged to use these on arrival and exit.

-        Doors are pinned open to minimise touchpoints and maximise airflow.

-        Maximum room occupancies are displayed.

-        The bar is currently closed.

-        Our air ventilation system is running at 100% fresh air.

-        At the end of event, stewards will ensure you are able to exit in a controlled manner.

If you have any concerns about the concert hall reopening please contact us on wrch@mus.cam.ac.uk


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