Saturday 5 April 2008

Insight into Stravinsky and neo-classicism

Audiences attending our Pulcinella concert on 28 April in Cambridge will have the opportunity to join Ryan Wigglesworth and John Hopkins – lecturers at Cambridge University’s Faculty of Music – as they lead a discussion offering an insight into a fascinating period of 20th Century music. The two works by Stravinsky in the programme - Pulcinella and The Rake’s Progress – herald the beginning and end of what is widely known as his neo-classical period, when he turned consciously to the music of his predecessors, reviving musical language and structures from earlier times. This event will introduce audiences to the historical and musical context behind this stylistic development, with musical examples to illustrate the discussion.

The event will begin at 6.15pm at West Road Concert Hall, and will be open to all concert ticket holders. At 7.00pm, you will be able to stay on for our usual 'In conversation' event in which conductor Masaaki Suzuki and soloist Carolyn Sampson will give their perspective on the evening’s music. This will finish at 7.30pm, with the concert starting at 8.00pm.

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