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New Music Group Lent Term Concert

Wednesday 16 March 2022, 7.30pm

West Road Concert Hall

Errollyn Wallen Horseplay

Richard Causton The Persistence of Memory


Darren Bloom Eve

Oliver Knussen Elegaic Arabesques 

Darren Bloom, conductor

Mimi Doulton, soprano


Zoology Late: Acoustic Spaces/Threatened Places

Friday 31 January 2020, 7.30pm


John Luther Adams The Light that Fills the World
Benjamin Graves The Visions of Elizabeth Barton (CUMS Composer in Residence 2019-20)
Kaija Saariaho Terrestre
Grisey Périodes

University of Cambridge New Music Group
Darren Bloom conductor

Tickets: £12

Students: £3

In one way or another all of the composers featured here are concerned with the world and their place in it. Therefore, a concert in the museum of Zoology – which starkly reminds us what tiny a percentage of Natural History Humans inhabit – is apt. John Luther Adams’ preoccupation with the wide-open vistas of his homeland of Alaska, Benjamin Graves’ interest in societal issues and Kaija Saariaho and Grisey’s focus on the building blocks of sound itself come together to create a concert which scrutinises what it means to be a very small member of a very large world.