Winter Season 2020/21: The Event Horizon


Thursday 14th January 2021 - Thursday 14th January 2021

Broadcast from Hallé St Peter's, Manchester

Standard price £14; Discount price £5* - all include tax and fees

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Broadcast begins from Thursday 14 January 2021, 12pm
Available until Wednesday 14 April 2021

Simon Armitage - the event horizon
Copland - Quiet City
Hannah Kendall - Where is the chariot of fire? (World premiere)
Glazunov - Concerto for Alto Saxophone
Simon Armitage - Evening
Ravel - Mother Goose Suite

Jonathan Bloxham *

Simon Armitage, poet laureate
Jess Gillam, saxophone

* We announce with regret that conductor Jonathon Heyward has had to withdraw from the concert due to current restrictions. We are grateful to Jonathan Bloxham who will replace him at short notice.

With a passion for contemporary music, Jonathan Bloxham recalls a memorable occasion – the 2019 opening of the Oglesby Centre at Hallé St Peters – beginning, as then, with the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage reading ‘the event horizon’, his poem set in steel at the entrance to the auditorium. Thereafter, orchestral colours are to the fore: Copland’s haunting portrait of urban solitude, Quiet City, features the Hallé’s own Thomas Davey and Gareth Small, playing the cor anglais and trumpet solos. Following the world premiere of Hannah Kendall’s new work, based on Lemn Sissay’s ‘Godsell’, virtuoso saxophonist Jess Gillam, whose infectious playing thrilled all at her Hallé debut last season, performs Glazunov’s late-Romantic Saxophone Concerto. Ravel’s masterly fairy-tale suite, Mother Goose, including evocations of Tom Thumb and Sleeping Beauty, ends the evening in the most magical of enchanted gardens.

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