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Preview: Eugene Onegin

It’s pronounced On-yea-gin

Review: CUPO presents Great Adventures

MARK DANCIGER finds that CUPO’s latest offering matches up to its stellar reputation.

I Got Rhythm

CATHERINE AIREY has a ball at CUPO’s latest offering, ‘I Got Rhythm’.

Review: Barry Douglas

This was much more than just a piano concert, writes HARRY DADSWELL.

Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1, Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus & Symphony No. 7

CUMS II don’t cut the mustard for AARON WATTS.

Prokofiev Violin Concerto no. 1, Shostakovitch Symphony no. 7

Cambridge students play Soviet music just like real repressed citizens for TIM COOMBES. Strange…

Britten Sinfonia

The Britten Sinfonia provide a masterclass for GUY JAMES in the second of Lent term’s Tuesday Lunchtime Concert Season.

Tab Classical

JOE CONWAY’s weekly column returns, with a guest review from JEFF CARPENTER.

Tab Classical

JOE CONWAY reviews last week’s classical concerts, with high praise for CUCO and the Endellion String Quartet.

Review: Academy of Ancient Music

JOE CONWAY : ‘James’s diction was consistently clear, even in Where’er You Walk, with its notorious continuation Cool gales shall fan the glade! (Try saying that after a few May Ball drinks!)’

Review: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

JOE CONWAY : ‘Most concert-goers recognise passion and commitment when they see it, but this performance took things to the next level.’

Review: Britten Sinfonia

MADELINE DE-BERRIE and JOE CONWAY agree ‘the concentration of no player waned’ and ‘with each player individually connected with the music emotionally.’

Review: City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

JOE CONWAY : ‘Just looking around at the players’ evident enjoyment of these great tunes should make one reluctant to add to the snobby criticisms that have always been levelled at Tchaikovsky.’

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: Endellions

JOE CONWAY: ‘The sonorities were rich and the energy levels high as all five players went full pelt for the final summation.’

Review: Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra

JOE CONWAY: ‘A dynamic conductor, a flamboyant soloist, and CUCO very near the top of its form.’

Review: CUMS II Orchestra

JOE CONWAY enjoyed this admirable effort from a developing orchestra with plenty of joyous moments.