Chris Stark

Review: Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra

JOE CONWAY : ‘The powers-that-be had decided to do without an overture or curtain-raiser and the Steinway grand was ready with its lid up, a bit like a lion with its jaws open.’

Review: CUMS II Orchestra

JOE CONWAY : ‘Unfortunately, for many musicians nowadays Sibelius is first and foremost a music-writing computer programme rather than a revered 20th century Finnish composer.’