West Road Concert Hall
Sat 25 September
East Anglia Chamber Orchestra

Toby Purser conducts EAChO featuring pianist Sasha Grynyuk

Rautavaara, Beethoven & Sibelius

EAChO returns to the West Road Concert Hall for an evening of heart-warming music making under the baton of Toby Purser. The concert begins with the interesting and delightful Cantus Arcticus by Rautavaara that includes the recorded calls of Arctic birds from Northern Finland.

The orchestra is then joined by the extremely talented Sasha Grynyuk for the ever popular Piano Concerto no.5 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Written when Vienna was under siege by Napoleonic forces and Beethoven was suffering from the noise and misery, it is ironic that this sublime masterpiece is known as the “Emperor”. Ukrainian born Sasha Grynyuk has won more than ten international competitions and was described by the legendary Charles Rosen as “an impressive artist with remarkable, unfailing musicality always moving with the most natural, electrifying and satisfying interpretations”.

Our concert concludes with the Seventh Symphony by Sibelius. Completed by the Finnish composer in 1924, it is a one movement symphony that is entirely organic in form and is his most remarkable compositional achievement. Join us for an evening of drama, emotion and fabulous music-making.


Sat 25 September 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.

-        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


West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
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