Orchestral Concert Series 2018/19

Welcome to the 29th Corn Exchange Orchestral Concert Series

Be swept away by the music of Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Shostakovich, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

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How to Book: If you would like to book 6 or 7 concerts, please use the button below. If you would like 3, 4 or 5 concerts, select your tickets as normal online and the discount will apply automatically when you check out. You can also ring our Box Office on 01223 357851 and we will be happy to help.


Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Khachaturian with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday 9 Oct 2018

Khachaturian Masquerade Suite
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5


Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Kodaly with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday 30 Nov 2018

Kodaly Dances of Galanta
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov with Philharmonia Orchestra

Friday 1 Feb 2019

Beethoven Coriolan Overture
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2

Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday 22 Feb 2019

Mozart Overture from La clemenza da Tito
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’

Vaughan Williams, Mozart, Beethoven with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday 27 Mar 2019

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Mozart Symphony No. 36 ‘Linz’
Beethoven Violin Concerto


Barber, Haydn, Mozart, Warlock with the European Union Chamber Orchestra

Thursday 25 Apr 2019

Warlock Capriol Suite
Mozart Concerto for Flute and harp
Barber Adagio for Strings
Haydn Symphony No. 44 ‘Trauer’


Rimsky-Korsakov, Glinka, Rachmaninov with the Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Glinka Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances


Pre & Post Concert Events

Why not make a night of it and come along to one of our pre or post-concert events, giving you the chance to learn more about the music and the people who perform it?

Pre-concert talks

Held in venues close to the Corn Exchange these talks are a great way to start your evening, giving an insight into the music to be performed and those performing it.

Meet the Players

Come and meet the players before they go on stage and find out what it is really like to be a professional musician.

Venue: Corn Exchange Foyer

Orchestral Lates

Debuted in the 2017/18 Season, Orchestral Lates are informal sessions held after the concert and will feature conductors, soloists and players from some of the world class orchestras performing as part of the Orchestral Series. You’ll have the chance to have a drink and round off your evening by finding out a bit more about the music you’ve just been listening to in an informal setting.

Times and venues for each event will be available via the website closer to each concert date. For more information please contact our Box Office on tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk


The Orchestral Concert Series would not be possible without the support of generous companies and individuals. You too can support this year's series by setting up a regular donation by Direct Debit or making a single donation.

For further information about supporting the Orchestral Series, please contact Sophie Channon on 01223 791794 or by emailing sophie.channon@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk.