PUBLISHED: 10:34 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:57 12 March 2018 Katherine Heslop Valentina Lisitsa Archant The audience at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Wednesday, March 7, applauded and cheered for several minutes at the end of a performance of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff by the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Valery Polyansky with virtuoso pianist Valentina Lisita. Valentina Lisita is credited with being not only the first YouTube star of classical music but also the first to have converted her internet success into a global concert career, playing in prestigeous venues in Europe, the United States, South America and Asia. The first video she posted on YouTube in 2007 was a recording of the Etude by Sergei Rachmaninoff. She now gets an average 75,000 views per day. The concert, which was part of the Cambridge Classical Concert Series, began with three excerpts from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping beauty, the Introduction to Act 1, the Rose Adagio from Act 1 … [Read more...] about Review: Valentina Lisita and the Russian Phil enchant the audience at Cambridge Corn Exchange.
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PUBLISHED: 08:11 27 February 2018 Ben Jolley Jason Manford is bringing his Muddle Class tour to Cambridge next week. Archant Comedian Jason Manford is bringing his Muddle Class tour to the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Thursday March 8. The show features material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ - causing much confusion. “Somebody said to me on my Facebook fan page, ‘it’s been ages since you’ve toured’,” says Jason. “I thought ‘no way, it was last year wasn’t it? Anyway, long story short, they were right, it was years ago! “I just got fooled cos I’ve been on tour doing musicals and the last tour is repeated on Dave ja Vu 13 times a day! “I’ve been putting some stuff together, looking at my life and how it’s changed over the years, how the world has changed and how my parents haven’t … [Read more...] about Comedian Jason Manford brings Muddle Class tour to Cambridge Corn Exchange
PUBLISHED: 08:03 23 February 2018 Ben Jolley The Proclaimers in Cambridge Archant After several appearances at the Cambridge Folk Festival in recent years, The Proclaimers have announced they will be performing at the Cambridge Corn Exchange in October. It has been 31 years since Scottish twins Craig and Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers emerged. Since then, their enduring appeal across generations has carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans throughout the World. They have even inspired a musical, the play and film Sunshine on Leith. The musical has its fourth UK run from April to June this year, with its biggest production to date by West Yorkshire Playhouse. 2018 also marks the 30th anniversary since the release of the Sunshine On Leith album Tickets are now on sale and available on the corn … [Read more...] about The Proclaimers to perform at the Cambridge Corn Exchange
PUBLISHED: 10:01 20 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:01 20 March 2018 Katie Ridley Jon is set to come to the Cambridge Corn Exchange on March 22. Archant Jon Richardson returns to the comic life, after the birth of his first child. The ‘Old man tour’ which is coming to the Cambridge Corn Exchange on March 22, follows on from his previous tours, where he is set to dip his toes into the dad jokes, literally. Jon said: “Our baby is only two months old, so it’s obviously the perfect time for me to be leaving home for several weeks. It has to be said, I’m not terribly popular at home, but I am assuming that by the time I get back home, my daughter will be toilet-trained , capable of dressing herself and able to drive. “When you’re single, you’re not beholden to anyone and you can shut down more easily. In the past I had the idea that id live in a caravan with a dog near a pub with no responsibilities. But now when bad things happen in the … [Read more...] about Jon Richardson is bringing his “dad jokes” to The Cambridge Corn Exchange.
PUBLISHED: 07:19 21 February 2018 Ben Jolley Comedian Rich Hall set for Cambridge Corn Exchange Archant Comedian Rich Hall is coming to the Cambridge Corn Exchange as part of the venue’s City Roots event series. The much loved comedian brings his hoedown - which begins as a withering dissection of Trump’s America but ends up being a celebration of Americana - to the city on Tuesday February 27 at 8pm. It is a mixture of stand-up, improvised ballads and cracking musicianship. Tickets for the show, £17 each, are available online. City Roots is a city-wide festival celebrating folk and roots music. There are also performances from Tom Robinson and Ward Thomas on separate nights. … [Read more...] about Comedian Rich Hall set for Cambridge Corn Exchange