The Hallé: Thomas Adès Conducts… at The Bridgewater Hall

The Hallé: Thomas Adès Conducts…
The Bridgewater Hall
26th October 2023

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Thomas Adès begins his two-year Hallé residency in a blaze of glory with the UK premiere of Tower for Frank Gehry. Scored for 14 trumpets, this brisk fanfare was written to mark the opening of Luma Arles, an artistic hub tower designed by architect Frank Gehry.

As a champion for young composers, Adès requested the LA Philharmonic commission William Marsey – the result is his Man With Limp Wrist for wind and brass. Adès’ shimmering, translucent Märchentänze reunites the composer with violinist Anthony Marwood. Drawing on English folk sources, its third movement conjures an ecstatic exaltation of skylarks. In the final first of the evening, Adès will conduct the UK concert premiere of Purgatorio, from his critically acclaimed ballet Dante, before closing with a work he greatly admires, Janácek’s colossal Sinfonietta.

6.30pm in the circle level foyer – Join The Hallé for a performance from the Royal Northern College of Music Chamber Choir led by Stuart Overington.

Tickets are just £5.50 for full-time students.

Programme includes:

Thomas Adès Tower for Frank Gehry – UK premiere
William Marsey Man With Limp Wrist – World premiere
Thomas Adès Märchentänze
Thomas Adès Purgatorio – UK concert premiere
Janácek Sinfonietta

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