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The Hallé – Adès conducts Tippett at The Bridgewater Hall

The Hallé – Adès conducts Tippett
The Bridgewater Hall
6th April 2024

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The Hallé - Adès conducts Tippett

Thomas Adès conductor/artist-in-residence
Anthony Marwood violin
Lawrence Power viola
Paul Watkins cello

Purcell arr. Barbirolli Suite for Strings, Woodwinds and Horns  16’
Tippett Triple Concerto
Oliver Leith New Work (Hallé commission)
Elgar Sospiri
Thomas Adès Tevot

Thomas Adès starts the second concert of his residency by reviving Barbirolli’s rarely-performed suite of Purcell’s music taken mainly from his stage works. Anthony Marwood appears again, now with leading British string soloists Lawrence Power and Paul Watkins for Tippett’s Triple Concerto, a late work of intense glowing lyricism. Among younger British composers, Adès admires Oliver Leith’s works and, at his request, the Hallé has commissioned a new work from him. A multiple award winner, Leith’s music has been called ‘curiously addictive’ (The Guardian) and has been receiving high profile premieres by the BBC, Royal Opera House and at Tanglewood in the USA. After Elgar’s haunting Sospiri, Adès conducts his one movement symphony, Tevot. Acknowledged as among his finest achievements, it’s been characterised by The Times as ‘a magnificent orchestral journey through chaos to consolation.’

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