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The Hallé – Porgy and Bess, Celebrating a Classic Album at The Bridgewater Hall

The Hallé – Porgy and Bess, Celebrating a Classic Album
The Bridgewater Hall
17th July 2021

Prices from £5.00 to £29.50

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The Hallé - Porgy and Bess, Celebrating a Classic Album

Gershwin (transcribed by Ryan Quigley) Strike Up the Band
Gershwin (transcribed by Ryan Quigley) Porgy and Bess (1958)

Stephen Bell Conductor

Nicola Emmanuelle – Vocalist
Enrico Tomasso – Trumpet/Vocalist
with Ryan Quigley – Trumpet
Nichol Thompson – Trombone
Calum Gourlay – Jazz bass
Guy Rickarby – Drums
James Pearson – Piano

Award-winning trumpeter Ryan Quigley has recreated and re-orchestrated the legendary lost arrangements by Russell Garcia for the Grammy award-winning album from 1959. Originally written for the celebrated partnership of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Ryan first had the idea of turning this classic album into a live performance over a decade ago, after receiving the blessing of Russell Garcia himself. British jazz legend Enrico Tomasso was famously mentored by Louis Armstrong and is one of the world’s best-known exponents of this style. Enrico is joined live at The Bridgewater Hall by powerhouse vocalist Nicola Emmanuelle for a rare chance to hear this iconic music performed live.

Ryan will be leading the brass section through his newly-penned recreation for what promises to be a night to remember.

SAFETY MEASURES There will be a number of new measures to make the Hallé’s concerts as safe and enjoyable as possible. These measures include: • socially distanced seating and face masks (the total capacity of The Bridgewater Hall has been reduced). • timed entry into the building • no plans to have any bar and catering facilities • carefully managed toilet facilities PRICES AND BOOKING Tickets £29.50, £25.50 and £18.50 (including box office charges). Concessions save 10%. Anyone in full-time education £5 (including box office charges). Sales close the Monday before the performance date. You will not be able to buy tickets on the day of the concert. Please book as early as possible to allow for your tickets to be dispatched.

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