Mendelssohn: Sunshine and Shade

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Mendelssohn: Sunshine and Shade

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Date(s) - 25/06/2022
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Ely Cathedral
The Chapter House, The College,
East Anglia,
CB7 4DL.

Event Description

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra presents
Mendelssohn: Sunshine and Shade

Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)
Violin Concerto
Symphony no 1 (Italian)

Saturday 25th June 2022 7.30pm
Ely Cathedral

Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux, violin
Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
Leslie Olive, conductor

Tickets £36, £32, £27, £21 available from:
Ely Cathedral Box Office
Tel 01353 660349


Suffolk Philharmonic is a fully professional orchestra whose players are among the country’s finest musicians. In this landmark concert, it makes its first venture outside its home county to visit Ely Cathedral, where it will be playing some of Mendelssohn’s best-loved works as part of the Ely Arts Festival.

Who could fail to delight in Fingal’s Cave as it takes us on a journey through calm swells to something much more challenging and back again, ending as we disappear across the horizon leaving the island a mere memory in the far distance?

Then the wonderful young French violinist Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux takes the stage for Mendelssohn’s romantic masterpiece, his Violin Concerto, surely one of the most extraordinary and compelling works in an extraordinary and compelling category of composition. In 2021, Charlotte was a prize winner in both the inaugural Young Classical Artists Trust (London) and the Concert Artists Guild (New York) 2021 International Auditions.

Finally, bask in the swirling colours of Italian peasant dancing in the Symphony No 1 (Italian), which leads us from a sun-drenched opening into a solemn religious procession in Naples, and ends with a fiery Saltarello and Tarantella – the legendary frenzied dance in which the victim of a tarantula sting dances himself to death.


“The joy. The unexpected!”
“I was surprised to find myself overcome with affection for all of you!”
Audience members on the SPO

Generously sponsored by MCP Solicitors and CamOuse Financial Management, with the support of Fidelio Charitable Trust

By kind permission of the Dean and Chapter Registered charity 1161642

Event Contact Information

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Contact Telephone Number: 01353 660349

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