“The programmes Jeffrey Skidmore devises for Ex Cathedra are not mere concert-offerings. They are also educational experiences and, beyond even that, fascinating examples of presentation, exploring every resource of the performance space.
“Sunday afternoon’s sequence was brilliant in its simplicity, a reconstruction of the Grand Tour made by the 18th-century musical historian Charles Burney to investigate the state of music in Europe. Gossipy extracts from his writings were compiled into a witty script by Derek Acock, and read colourfully and waspishly by CBSO Chief Executive Stephen Maddock.”
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