BBC Philharmonic


Thursday 2nd May 2019

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14; Under 30s and £5.50 student discount available (including booking fees)

Concert begins at 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time 9.30pm

James MacMillan - Symphony No.4
Britten - Les Illuminations
Tippett - Symphony No.4

Martyn Brabbins

Sophie Bevan, soprano

The BBC Philharmonic is a welcome guest in the Thursday Series due to the Hallé’s appearances in China, and they celebrate three giants of recent British musical history. Sir James MacMillan has enjoyed a long association with the Orchestra, and their performance of his Fourth Symphony marks his 60th birthday year. Sophie Bevan performs in Britten’s Les Illuminations – one of his most enduringly popular works for voice and orchestra. Sir Michael Tippett’s single-movement Fourth Symphony (1977) enjoyed huge success at the hands of Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well as the BBC Philharmonic, in the early years of its life.

(Image credits: Benjamin Ealovega; Sussie Ahlburg)

Pre-concert event 6:30pmin The Bridgewater Hall auditorium, free to concert ticket holders

BBC Philharmonic General Manager Simon Webb is joined by composer Sir James MacMillan to discuss his Fourth Symphony

Ticket Information >>

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