Chamber Music Series: Grounded


Thursday 13th January 2022

Hallé St Peter's, Manchester

Tickets from £15. £7.50 tickets available for full-time students. All inclusive of booking fees

Thursday 13 January 2022 - 6.30pm

Steve Reich - Music for Pieces of Wood
David Hext - Sound Blocks
David Hext - Grounded world premiere
David Hext - Plainsong
Cage - Living Room Music


David Hext, Riccardo Lorenzo Parmigiani, Erika Öhman, John Abendstern and Ben Gray, percussion

Alluring rhythms and percussive colours to delight the ear, in this programme devised by Hallé Section Principal David Hext, himself a distinguished composer of works for percussion instruments. Two 20th-century classics complement David’s compositions: Steve Reich’s breath-taking minimalist rhythmic tapestry, where he aimed ‘to make music from the simplest possible instruments’, and Cage’s Living Room Music, exemplifying his belief that the ordinary sounds of everyday life – a newspaper, door or furniture – intrinsically have the essence for vibrant music.

Ticket Information >>

Tickets are bookable either through or by ringing The Bridgewater Hall box office on 0161 907 9000.

Seating will be unreserved.

Hallé St Peter’s

Performances at Hallé St Peter’s run in conjunction with Government guidelines for indoor events and are subject to our COVID Secure Risk assessment.

The Hallé Venues team have put a comprehensive set of systems in place to make the experience an enjoyable and Covid-secure one for all our guests.

If you’re feeling unwell, are presenting with Covid symptoms, or are self-isolating, please do not attend.

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In keeping with government expectations for performance venues, whilst on site, guests are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings for the duration of their visit, including during the performance and while passing through the common areas of the building. Face coverings are not required if you are exempt for medical reasons and may be removed to consume food and drinks purchased in the venue. Visitors are allowed to bring a small bottle of water with them to the venue but no other food or drink may be brought in and consumed on site.

If any guests present with Covid-19 symptoms whilst on site, they will be required to leave immediately (and receive a ticket refund).

Hand sanitiser will be available for use on site, and a frequent and thorough hygiene and cleaning system is in place.

If you have any concerns or questions at any time during the experience, please speak to a member of staff, who will be nearby and available at all times.