The City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra (CCSO), formerly known as the Cambridge String Players, performs about six orchestral concerts a year, usually at the University Concert Hall in West Road, Cambridge. CCSO is delighted to welcome new 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 “my daughter is inspired to do her clarinet practice!”
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22 June 2013, 7:30 pm
||Beethoven – Coriolan Overture
|Beethoven – Violin Concerto
|Tchaikovsky – Symphony no 6
|Soloist: Rebecca Greenstreet (violin)
|Conductor: Robert Hodge
Tickets are available from the following sources:
- online from ADC Theatre Ticketing
- by phone (01223 300085)
- in person from ADC Box Office, Park St, Cambridge, CB5 8AS (12:30 – 16:00 on Monday, 12:30 – 19:00 Tuesday – Friday, and 15:00 – 19:00 on Saturday)
Ticket prices range from £5 to £18.
Click here for details of our concerts.
History of 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.