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Cambridge Philharmonic play Leonard Bernstein's suite from On the Waterfront

When
Sunday May 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Where
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Tickets
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  1. Symphonic Suite, from On the Waterfront - Leonard Bernstein
  2. Concerto for viola and orchestra in A minor - Sir William Walton
  3. Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma' Op 36 - Sir Edward Elgar

2018 marks the centenary of Leonard Bernstein, perhaps the most celebrated of all 20th century musicians: composer, conductor, pianist and educator, Bernstein’s legacy is extraordinary. Though he wrote so many phenomenal stage works – West Side Story, On the Town and Candide among them – Elia Kazan’s 1954 film On the Waterfront was the only movie Bernstein ever scored.

Composed when he was only 26, Walton wrote his Viola Concerto for Lionel Tertis at the suggestion of Sir Thomas Beecham. With its poignantly beautiful opening and thrilling scherzo, the work quickly became one of the central works of the viola repertoire. Timothy Ridout, first-ever British winner of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, is the soloist.

It was at a performance of his viola concerto in 1932 that Walton met Elgar for the only time, 33 years after the Enigma Variations first burst into the world and changed English music forever.

“Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” Leonard Bernstein


Venue
West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 9DP
England
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