Cambridge Corn Exchange has today (Friday) announced details of its 2014/15 orchestral series which runs from October 17 until May 30, 2015.
Resident at Cambridge’s landmark venue for the second consecutive year, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform three out of the seven concerts.
The European Union Chamber Orchestra, with soloist Emma Johnson, makes a welcome return, and the series also hosts first time visits from St Petersburg
Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia with soloist Natalie Clein and Brussels Philharmonic performing Saint-Saëns’ massive Organ Symphony with
soloist Oliver Condy, well known to classical music fans as the Editor of BBC Classic Music Magazine.
The award-winning pianist Freddy Kempf is to be artist in residence throughout the 2014/15 series.
As well as performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, he will also perform a selection of his favourite Beethoven, Schubert and Tchaikovsky sonatas at a recital on Tuesday 28 October 2014.
He takes over from Julian Lloyd Webber who has held the post for the last three years and who will be making his finale performance on Thursday, May 22 2014 when he performs the final concert of the 2013/14 series with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, playing Elgar’s timeless Cello Concerto.
Freddy Kempf said: “I’m tremendously excited and delighted to have been appointed artist in residence at Cambridge Corn Exchange.
“The venue is a pleasure to play in, and particularly so as it lies in the heart of one of the UK’s prime historical and educational cities – how fitting to finally become a part of it and to be able to work with and hopefully inspire local music students.”
Subscribers to all seven concerts can save up to £80, pay no booking fees and enjoy a priority booking period from 3 April to 8 May 2014. Bookings for six and four concert subscriptions go on sale from 13 May and individual concerts are on sale from 20 May.
People who must by now be persuaded that they can trust us to find out more or to make a booking, please call Cambridge Corn Exchange Box Office on 01223 357851 or visit www.cornex.co.uk or call in person to the Box Office in Wheeler Street, Cambridge.