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 2014/15 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 2014

Our Michaelmas 2014 concert will be on the 4th December, in Queens' College Old Hall, at 8pm.

The programme will be:

Faure - Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4

Mozart - Symphony No. 35 ("Haffner")

Piano: Katie Wong

Conductors: Karol Jaworski, and Yannick Mayaud

Rehearsal dates: 15th, 22nd, 29th November, Newnham College, 2-5pm.

Lent Term 2015

Our Lent 2015 concert will be on the 11th March, probably at 8pm, in Sidney Sussex College Chapel.

The programme will be:

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture

Dvorak - Romance

Saint-Saëns - Rondo Cappricioso

Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Violin: Laura Rickard

Conductors: Karol Jaworski, Yannick Mayaud, David Rice

Rehearsal dates: 21st, 28th February, 7th March. Venue Sidney Sussex College

UCP in concert, March 2006, West Road Concert Hall

UCP in concert, March 2006, West Road Concert Hall

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