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BBC Philharmonic HK Gruber and James MacMillan

 21 February 2014 at 7.30pm 

BBC Philharmonic HK Gruber and James MacMillan

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Lower Mosley Road
United Kingdom
44 (0) 161 907 9000

BBC Philharmonic
HK Gruber conductor | James MacMillan conductor | Iain Ballamy saxophone

Throstle’s Nest Junction is just across the Ship Canal from the BBC Philharmonic’s current home, by the Trafford Road. It is immortalised in Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s musical tram-ride through his childhood – the starting point for a concert in which all three of the BBC Philharmonic’s Composer/Conductors prove that new music really can deliver timeless feeling. Still, the Mancunian way looks forward as well as back – so HK Gruber conducts the premiere of a new concerto by Gary Carpenter, played by a living jazz legend.

Peter Maxwell Davies : Throstle's Nest Junction
Gary Carpenter : SET, Concerto for tenor saxophone and orchestra
James MacMillan : The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
HK Gruber : Dancing in the Dark

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