19:30 Saturday 16 Nov 2013 Bridgewater Hall, ManchesterThe Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Tel: 0161 907 9000
- GrayBarry Gray 1908–1984
- Thunderbirds Suite (arr. Black) (Thunderbirds Theme (arr. Black))
- DukasPaul Dukas 1865–1935
- L' apprenti sorcier
- ChaussonErnest Chausson 1855–1899
- Poème Poème, Op. 25
- BerliozHector Berlioz 1803–1869
- Rêverie et caprice, Op 8
- WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
- Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor
William Walton was the original angry young man. He came from Oldham - and he never minced his words. So forget everything you thought you knew about British music; written in those uneasy inter-war years, Walton's First Symphony is a controlled explosion of anger, passion, and shattering power.
There's no way to follow it, so guest conductor Yutaka Sado begins the concert with something completely different: the action-packed theme from Thunderbirds! Two fragrant French showpieces make an enchanting showcase for violinist Sayaka Shoji, and a fantastic contrast to the sheer musical wizardry of Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice - don't miss this chance to hear this magical score in full orchestral Technicolor.