The Hallé Awarded Grant from The Open Fund for New Orchestral Work

29th September 2016

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We are very honoured to have been chosen to receive a grant from the PRS for Music Foundation’s Open Fund, which is designed to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre.

Our funding will go towards co-commissioning a new work from our principal guest conductor Ryan Wigglesworth. The work will be premiered in Amsterdam by the Royal Concertgebouw in May 2017, followed by a UK premiere by the Hallé at the July 2017 Cheltenham Festival, and a future performance at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

As well as having been our principal guest conductor since September 2015, Ryan has conducted the orchestra in several of his own works including the world premiere of his Violin Concerto in February 2014. We are delighted to be a part of this newest project.