Sir Mark talks to Stephen Hough

Sir Mark Elder talks to pianist Stephen Hough about studying at Chetham’s, learning new pieces and the process of reaching performance level and Stephen’s other interests of writing and painting. We are looking forward to Stephen (who replaces Boris Giltburg)…

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Members of the Hallé percussion section perform SOUND BLOCKS, composed by David Hext. David Hext on SOUNDBLOCKS: ‘SOUND BLOCKS was written in 1998 for my pupils at the Chethams School of Music in Manchester. I’ve adapted it during lockdown to…

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A Witches Spell by Katy Jones

The Hallé’s Principal Trombone, Katy Jones, performs A Witches Spell, written by former Hallé tuba player, Andrew Duncan. Published by Warwick Music

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Valentine’s Day – Spotify playlist

Happy Valentine’s Day. As we cannot perform our planned concert tonight, we have put together this Valentine’s Day playlist to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Presenter Jonathan James introduces the playlist.

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Lullaby for Olivia by David Hext

David Hext on Lullaby for Olivia: ‘The marimba is often used to play fast and complicated rhythms and harmonies, but it can also play lyrical and gentle melodies. Lullaby for Olivia hopefully demonstrates this. I have written it for my…

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