Top musicians will perform in Cambridge

Natalie Clein.

Natalie Clein. - Credit: Archant

Leading UK ensemble the Royal Northern Sinfonia is set to make its debut appearance at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.

Staged on Friday, January 23, the performance will open with Barber’s hauntingly beautiful Adagio for Strings. Meanwhile, Kyra Humphreys will direct and play Mozart’s elegant Violin Concerto No.4.

In addition, award-winning cellist Natalie Clein will bring out all the rich lyricism of Saint-Saëns’ majestic Cello Concerto No. 1, before the evening emds with Mozart’s spirited Symphony No.29.

The Northern Sinfonia became the Royal Northern Sinfonia in 2013 after the title was bestowed on the orchestra by the Queen. It has regularly appeared at venues around the world, such as London’s Royal Albert Hall.

There is also a pre-concert talk, starting at 6pm at the nearby Cambridge City Hotel, in which classical music expert James Day will provide insights into the background of the composers and repertoire, which is free for ticket holders.

The Cambridge Classical Concert Series continues until May 2015 with four more concerts by leading international orchestras: St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra on February 12, the European Union Chamber Orchestra on March 5, and two appearances by Corn Exchange Orchestra in Residence the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on 11 April and 30 May.

INFORMATION: Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £28.50, or £12.50 for students and under 16s. To book, call 01223 357851 or visit