The overture to one of Rossini’s two act operas, The Thieving Magpie, made a glorious opening to Saturday’s concert by the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra (CCSO) under its endlessly imaginative conductor Robert Hodge.
The New Cambridge Singers’ (NCS) first concert of the 2017/18 season, In the Beginning, draws inspiration for their music from around the world, including Russia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and the United States.
Last night was the first visit of this year’s Classical Concert Series of orchestra in residence The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. And to kick start the “orchestral” part of the series – after last week’s terrific recital by The Z.E.N. piano trio – we were treated, by organisers Cambridge Live and series sponsors Boldfield Computing – to a programme that could almost be seen in places as a celebration of youthful talent.