OUWO Michaelmas Term Concert 2022: Varsity
Oxford University Wind Orchestra
Conductor, Alice Knight
Assistant Conductor, Theo Andre-Watson
Cambridge University Wind Orchestra
Conductor, Tammas Slater
Ellerby Venetian Pictures
Shuying Li The Last Hive Mind
John Williams Jurassic Park
John Williams (arr. Hunsberger) Star Wars
For the first time since the pandemic, the University Wind Orchestras of Oxford and Cambridge are coming together to perform in a Varsity concert, combining music in an exciting variety of styles and from a wide range of composers.
Under the baton of Tammas Slater, Cambridge University Wind Orchestra will perform a selection of wind band repertoire by British composers which spans the 20th century, ranging in style from Holst’s ‘Hammersmith’ to Hart’s ‘Cartoon’.
Oxford University Wind Orchestra’s programme brings together sci-fi and soundtracks, showcasing the film music titan, John Williams, alongside Shuying Li’s ‘The Last Hive Mind’, an exciting contemporary piece inspired by the sci-fi programme, Black Mirror. OUWO’s assistant conductor, Theo Andre-Watson, takes the orchestra through Williams’ ‘Jurassic Park’, followed by principal conductor, Alice Knight, who conducts both Li’s ‘The Last Hive Mind’ and the final piece in this year’s Varsity Concert: ‘Star Wars’.