Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday 17 June 2017
Cambridge Corn Exchange - CB2 3QE
Cambridge Classical Concert Series 16/17

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Saturday 17 June 2017 19:30

Photo: Alison Balsom

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Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Trumpet Lucienne Renaudin Vary*

Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Haydn Trumpet Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Debussy’s languid, dreamlike Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un faune opens this final concert of the series.

Lucienne is an exciting young talent in the world of classical music, who is due to release her debut album with Warner Classics in autumn 2017. Next season will see her tour extensivley, including dates with Munich Symonhny Orcehstra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Les Violons du Roy and Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

Filled with wonderful melodies and stirring rhythms, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 pulses with irresistible energy. Written under Joseph Stalin’s stifling Soviet regime, the composer subtly crafted a blend of satire and submission that intrigues audiences to this day.

Did you know?
Failure to please the authorities with his Symphony No. 5 would most likely have led to Shostakovich’s ‘disappearance’.  No pressure then!

Pre-concert talk
6pm at Heffers Bookshop – Free to concert ticket holders

*Please note: Lucienne Renaudin Vary replaces Alison Balsom as the soloist for this concert, tickets already purchased are still valid.  For further information please contact

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