Press Release

08 February 2012

Canterbury Christ Church University Symphony Orchestra will be performing some of the classical masters next weekend with postgraduate students amongst the conductors.

Liam Bradbury-Sparvell and Tadeusz Kaznowski, both currently studying for their MMus at the University, will be conducting classical pieces by Beethoven. Paul Edlin, Professor of Composition, and lecturer and PhD candidate, Michelle Castelletti, will also conduct well-known pieces by Wagner and Mahler respectively.

The ‘Great Masters’ concert takes place in Augustine Hall, on Saturday, 18 February.

Michelle said: “All four pieces of music being performed on the evening are spectacular masterpieces that will take the audience on an exciting journey - from Beethoven’s overture to the portrait in Egmont of the downfall of a man who trusts in the goodness of those around him, through to Siegfried’s Journey down the Rhine by Wagner and the funeral march to a climatic Resurrection by Mahler. 

 “It is also an excellent opportunity for our two Masters students to show their conducting skills and hopefully give them an experience they will not forget.  They are also fantastic works for the students in the orchestra to work on and perform.”

‘The Great Masters: Beethoven, Wagner and Mahler’ will be performed In Augustine Hall, Augustine House, 7.30pm, Saturday, 18 February.

Tickets cost £10 (£4 for students) and can be bought in advance by calling 01227 782502, or emailing Tickets will also be available on the night.

The programme includes:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Creatures of Prometheus (selection)

Conductor: Liam Bradbury-Sparvell

  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Egmont Overture

Conductor: Tadeusz Kaznowski

  • Richard Wagner – Gotterdammerung (excerpts)

Siegfried’s Rhine Journey

Siegfried’s Funeral March

Conductor: Paul Edlin

  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No.2 Resurrection, Movement 1

Conductor: Michelle Castelletti


Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

•We are the third highest university in England for student employability, with 94.3% of our recent graduates in employment or further study six months after graduating*.

•Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2010 UCAS).

•We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).

•2012 is the University’s Golden Jubilee, reflecting on 50 years of higher education and innovation.

*2009/10 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey




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