Thursday 4th May 2017
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
From £13.50 (including booking fee); £3 Student discount available
Purcell - Funeral Sentences for Queen Mary
Ryan Wigglesworth - Locke’s Theatre (2013)
Bruckner - Symphony No.9
This evening’s concert is dedicated with great affection to Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, one of Anton Bruckner’s greatest champions.
The Ninth Symphony of the supreme musical architect Anton Bruckner remained unfinished at his death. Nevertheless, it is a supremely satisfying experience, a great cathedral in sound that never fails to impress and inspire. Its opening movement is solemn and mysterious and builds to a series of majestic climaxes, heavenly trumpets sounding out in glory. The scherzo is enigmatic, even unsettling, while the symphony’s concluding slow movement is some of the most poignant music ever composed. Before this is Ryan Wigglesworth’s own Locke’s Theatre, an adaptation of the music of the great English dramatic composer Matthew Locke (1621-1677). Locke influenced Purcell, whose majestic Funeral Sentences for Queen Mary open the concert.
(Image: Benjamin Ealovega)
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