West Road Concert Hall
Sat 22 June
City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

Pictures at an Exhibition

Music by Barber, Arnold and Mussorgsky with cellist Dan Brandon

Carwithen - Bishop Rock

Barber - Cello concerto, soloist Dan Brandon

Arnold - Tam O'Shanter overture

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

Bishop Rock is a vivid and original work by British composer Doreen Carwithen, inspired by the surging Atlantic around a remote lighthouse.  The concert provides a rare chance to hear Samuel Barber’s cello concerto, written while he was on active military service during World War II, in collaboration with the Soviet émigré cellist Raya Garbousova. Less well known than his violin concerto, perhaps because of the immense technical demands of the solo part, the work was described by the composer as ‘lyric and romantic’.  In the second half of the concert, interactive artist James Mayhew will illustrate Mussorgsky’s famous Pictures at an Exhibition and the adventures of Tam O’Shanter, musically portrayed by Malcolm Arnold.

CCSO is conducted by Robert Hodge.

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Sat 22 June at 7:30pm


120 minutes


West Road Concert Hall


£20 (adults), £10 (students), £6 (children)

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.


West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
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22 June 7:30pm – 9:30pm approx 7:30pm – 9:30pm approx Book now