A European Journey

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A European Journey

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Date(s) - 29/04/2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ely Cathedral
The Gallery,
East Anglia,
CB7 4DL.

Event Description

Ely Sinfonia presents: A EUROPEAN JOURNEY at Ely Cathedral


Come with us on an exploration of musical expression. The programme’s themes stretch from the birth of civilisation up to the modern era.

We start in ancient Rome for Beethoven’s magnificent Coriolan Overture. As well as the story of Roman leader Gaius Marcius Coriolanus. Depicted by Shakespeare (and Beethoven) as a lone man bucking the system as he relinquishes his war-like tendencies in favour of greater tenderness.

We then move into the Italian countryside. In 1928 Ottorino Respighi turned the song, fluttering wings and scratching feet of birds, into orchestral music.  Based on music from the 17th and 18th-century, Respighi’s piece brings out the unique sounds of the dove, the hen, the nightingale, and the cuckoo.

Finally we come to Tchaikovsky’s passionate and ever popular sixth symphony, Pathétique. Despite its name it’s full of excitement and energy, and was described by the composer many times as “the best thing I ever composed or shall compose”.

Tickets for A EUROPEAN JOURNEY start at £10 and are available from Ely Cathedral Box Office.


Event Contact Information

Website Address: https://www.elycathedral.org/events/ely-sinfonia-a-european-journey
Contact Telephone Number: 01353 660349

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