Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Shoe-in at West Road
West Road Concert Hall is, this week, more famous for the shoe-throwing incident during the Chinese Premier's visit to Cambridge on Monday, than the music presented there. Ironically, the Chinese Embassy's advance posse were checking the Hall during our composers' workshop last Saturday morning, during which no shoes were thrown. Oliver Knussen worked with five young composers on pieces they had written for the same line-up as our January lunchtime concerts. The quality of the compositions was very high, so these are names to look out for: Kate Whiteley, Frances Bamber, Joel Rust, Jonathan Coffer and Tom Kimber.