Orchestra Cipriani give the first modern performance of an early piano concerto by Stanford, a neglected Victorian overture and Beethoven’s complete incidental music for Goethe’s Egmont.
Durham’s second Festival of the Arts, bringing together the university’s leading musical and theatre groups, begins on 3 June with a gala concert in the Cathedral. I’ve picked out a few of my highlights from the wide-ranging list of musical events on their programme.
A bright new voice in Durham’s musical as Orchestra Cipriani, a new chamber orchestra conducted by Lewis Wilkinson gave a well-polished and very enjoyable concert of works by Mendelssoh, Beethoven, Malcolm Arnold and Steve Robson.
Durham has a new orchestra! I’ve been finding out more about Orchestra Cipriani, and the music that they’re playing for their debut concert.