Welcome to the 2018-19 season of the Cambridge Philharmonic, one of the UK’s leading music societies. With a full symphony orchestra and a large chorus, the Cambridge Philharmonic presents a series of concerts in the West Road Concert Hall and Saffron Hall.

The season opens with music very close to my heart; the operas of Thomas Adès have taken me all over the world and I’m delighted that we’ll be introducing Cambridge audiences to the orchestral suite from Powder Her Face. Music from another great opera composer, Franz Schreker, features later in the season and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for both these composers in pre-concert talks.

In December, we perform music from all three of Leonard Bernstein’s New York-inspired musicals. A rare concert performance of Wonderful Town is prefaced with selections from On the Town and West Side Story as part of the world’s Bernstein 100 celebrations.

This season we present two concerts for families: in January we are joined by the prodigiously talented Matthew Sharp, who is creating a brand new show especially for the Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra, and in May the Philharmonic Chorus take centre stage for the brilliant re-working of a Roald Dahl classic.

We are sad to be saying farewell to Steve Bingham, who has led the Cambridge Philharmonic with such distinction for nearly 20 years, but we are delighted to welcome Paula Muldoon as our new leader. Both of these consummate musicians will be featured in orchestral showpieces: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben.

As always, we look forward to working with a stellar ensemble of guest soloists, including BBC Young Musician Martin James Bartlett, principal cello of the RPO Richard Harwood, and Cambridge Phil favourites Milan Siljanov, Rebecca Bottone, Victoria Simmonds and Peter Auty.

We also perform two of the greatest choral masterworks: Haydn’s The Seasons (in a new translation by Paul McCreesh) and the Verdi Requiem, for which we are delighted to be joining forces with the Saffron Walden Choral Society in the critically-acclaimed acoustic of Saffron Hall.

We look forward to welcoming you to our concerts and thank you for supporting the Cambridge Philharmonic.

Timothy Redmond
Principal Conductor

Come and Sing – CARMINA BURANA

29th September 2019

West Road Concert Hall

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Stargazer – Prokofiev, Adams and Dove

19th October 2019

West Road Concert Hall

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Aida

7th December 2019

West Road Concert Hall

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My Musical Magic Hat

18th January 2020

West Road Concert Hall

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Beethoven and Mozart

14th March 2020

West Road Concert Hall

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The Bells

23rd May 2020

West Road Concert Hall

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Mahler: Symphony No 2

11th July 2020

Ely Cathedral

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Verdi Requiem

6 July 2019

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

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The Pelicantata

19 May 2019

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

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Schreker, Shostakovich, Strauss

18 May 2019

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

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Haydn The Seasons

16 March 2019

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

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Family Concert

26 January 2019

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

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BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY

8 December 2018

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

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Scheherazade

3 November 2018

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

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MAHLER: Symphony No 8

7th July 2018

Ely Cathedral

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On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite

20th June 2018

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

17th March 2018

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

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Tim and Tom’s Symphonic Adventures

13th January 2018

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

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TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugene Onegin

16th December 2017

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

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RACHMANINOV, BRITTEN, DVOŘÁK

4th November 2017

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

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ROSSINI: Petite Messe Solennelle

7th October 2017

Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge

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Elgar, Parry, Strauss

8 July 2017

Ely Cathedral

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Brahms Requiem

Saturday 11 March 2017

King’s College Chapel

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Family Concert – So what does a conductor do, anyway?

Saturday 21 January 2017

West Road Concert Hall

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Falstaff

Saturday 10 December 2016

West Road Concert Hall

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Symphonic Dances

Saturday 22 October 2016

West Road Concert Hall

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Mozart and Haydn

Saturday 8 October 2016

St John’s College Chapel

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