Welcome to the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 season. Last season we stretched the orchestra’s capabilities further than ever before, and the new programmes continue in the same vein – more big works as well as old favourites. We believe we are offering symphonic repertoire that will appeal to most tastes.
The CCSO is keen to encourage talented young musicians. The orchestra has always worked with young soloists at the start of their careers and has recently made a commitment to include partnerships with young composers as well as young conductors. Following the previous successes of our Young Conductors’ Competition, the event will be run again and, as before, the winner will direct a work in one of our concerts in 2020: see below for more about this venture.
We will be working closely with two other organisations: Cambridge Youth Music (www.cambridgeyouthmusic.org.uk) and Cambridge Music Festival (www.cambridgemusicfestival.co.uk). The objective is to identify a young composer who will be awarded a residency with the orchestra during the 2020/21 season. Our resident composer will be given the opportunity to compose a short work for the orchestra, to collaborate with the orchestra in its creation and then guide it through rehearsals to a public performance.
Our longer term aim is to provide opportunities for a Young Conductor and a Young Composer in alternating years as well as seeking out exciting young soloists to delight our audiences.
We would like to thank our many supporters, the Friends in particular, for their continued interest and patronage, which play such a vital role in securing our future.
Our brochure is available here.