Music in Durham

Orchestra Cipriani: Victorian rarities

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 Festival of the Arts 2016

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.

Orchestra Cipriani: A new musical voice

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.