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Saturday 25th September 2021

Venue: Ely Cathedral
Category: Classical Music
One Liner: Music for all
Price Info: £25/£18/£15/£8
Time Info: 19.30-21.30

Ely Sinfonia



Weber Invitation to the Dance
Colin Riley Stream-Shine, a concerto for violin and orchestra (world première)
Brahms Symphony No 4

with Philippa Mo, Violin
Ely Sinfonia
Steve Bingham, conductor

Tickets £25/£18/£15 (reserved); £8 (unreserved); Concessions £15 in £18 seats
Under 18s free in £18 and £15 seats

Available from:
Ely Cathedral Box Office (Tel 01353 660349) Email

Prepare to be surprised and delighted as international violin sensation (The Weekender) Philippa Mo joins Ely Sinfonia to play the world première of Stream-Shine, a concerto for violin and orchestra by composer Colin Riley. This new work, commissioned by Ely Sinfonia, embraces the acoustics of Ely Cathedral in a mesmerising evocation of fragile beauty, reflective and joyful in equal measure.
But first, luxuriate in Weber’s Invitation to the Dance, the first ever waltz written for listening rather than dancing. It has been described as “the transition to modern dance music”, “the most brilliant example of dance music yet written” (Music with Ease) and is certainly exquisitely poetic and utterly romantic!

Ending the concert, what greater contrast than Brahms’ Symphony no 4, with its rich autumnal colours and glorious melodies? From the first sighs of the strings to the final deeply personal, uncompromising ending, this is one of the most captivating of all Brahms’ compositions.

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