The City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra (CCSO) performs six orchestral concerts a year, usually at the University Concert Hall in West Road, Cambridge. CCSO is conducted by Musical Director, Robert Hodge, who took up his position in February 2012. Comments from recent audience members include: “the concert was fabulous… many thanks for the wonderful music”, “the concert was absolutely brilliant” and “we greatly enjoyed the whole concert last evening … how very impressive and masterly were the CCSO.” Cambridge Past Present & Future, one of our sponsors in 2013, said “what a terrific evening – we were delighted to be involved with the concert.” In May 2014, Mike Levy, Local Secrets, said “the orchestra rose to the occasion with some outstanding playing in the woodwinds and strings.” In November 2014, Sally Palmer, Membership and Projects Coordinator, Making Music said “I enjoyed the concert on Saturday, thank you, it was fantastic. For ‘In Search of Strategy’ the collaboration with Lesley Fotherby was mesmerising, I’ve not experienced anything like that before and it was brilliant!”  

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Next Concert

21 March 2015, 7:30 pm
Join us at 6:30 for a free pre-concert talk on ‘Why are stringed instruments so hard to play?’ by Professor Jim Woodhouse, Cambridge University Engineering Department. This is free to holders of tickets for the concert.

Concert Poster Mussorgsky: The Fair at Sorochyntsi – Gopak
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Soloist: Olivia da Costa (cello)
Conductor: Robert Hodge
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About CCSO

The City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra started life in 1973 as the Harston String Orchestra. Later, as a result of a change in venue, it became the Barton String Orchestra. In 2000 Leon Lovett took over as conductor and shortly afterwards, the orchestra changed its name to the Cambridge String Players. Under his baton, the orchestra has appeared regularly in West Road Concert Hall and in other venues around Cambridge. In addition to playing works for strings, the orchestra increasingly invited wind players to join it to perform works from the symphonic repertoire. Recognising this change of emphasis, the musicians decided that the orchestra needed a new name and in September 2008, it became the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra. In February 2012 Robert Hodge became CCSO's new conductor.