University of Cambridge Philharmonia

University of Cambridge Philharmonia

The Philharmonia, affectionately known as 'Baby', is UCPO's chamber orchestra. It allows us to tackle a wider range of music, and cater for players who may not be able to make the Wednesday evening rehearsals of the main orchestra.

Like the main orchestra, we do not audition for the Philharmonia, and players are welcome as long as we have a part for them to play... Rehearsals take place on Saturdays in Michaelmas and Lent terms, followed by a concert each term. Membership is currently free to anyone who's a member of the main orchestra.


Rehearsals for Michaelmas and Lent in the 2015/16 academic year will take place on Saturday afternoons; details below. Keep an eye on the weekly e-mails, and the rehearsal schedule page for more information.

If you would like to play in UCP, please contact the chair or ask a friendly committee member at an UCPO rehearsal. If there are players required, an e-mail will usually reach the main UCPO list to gauge interest.

Meanwhile, mp3 recordings of some of our previous concerts are now online.

Concert calendar

Michaelmas Term 2015

Our Michaelmas 2015 concert will be on the 30th November, in Christ's College Chapel, at 8pm.

The programme will be:

Bartok - Romanian Folk Dances

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20

Haydn - Symphony No. 101 ("The Clock")

Piano: Ffinian Jones

Conductors: Roc Fargas-i-Castells and David Rice

Rehearsal dates: November 7th, 14th, and 21st

Rehearsal time: 2-5pm

Rehearsal venue: Newnham Old Labs

Lent Term 2016

Our Lent 2016 concert will be on a date in March TBA, in a venue TBA, probably at 8pm.

The programme will be:

Wagner - Siegfried Idyll

Vieuxtemps - Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Minor

Beethoven - Symphony No. 1

Violin: Kin Lam

Conductors: Roc Fargas-i-Castells and Karol Jaworski

Rehearsal dates: February 20th, 27th, and March 5th

Rehearsal time: 3-6pm

Rehearsal venue: Queens' Bowett Room

UCP in concert, March 2006, West Road Concert Hall

UCP in concert, March 2006, West Road Concert Hall

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