19:30 Dé hAoine 21 Feabh 2014 Bridgewater Hall, ManchesterThe Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Tel: 0161 907 9000
- Peter Maxwell Davies 1934–2016
Throstle's Nest Junction
- Gary Carpenter rug.1951
Tenor Saxophone Concerto, 'SET' Tenor Saxophone Concerto, 'SET' Nó mar is fearr aithne: SET, Concerto for tenor saxophone
- James MacMillan rug.1959
The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
- HK Gruber rug.1943
Dancing in the Dark
Throstle's Nest Junction was just across the Ship Canal, by the Trafford Road. Now it exists only in Peter Maxwell Davies's atmospheric musical tram-ride through a Lancashire childhood - the starting point for a concert in which three of the BBC Phil's composer/conductors prove that new music really can deliver timeless feeling.
James MacMillan's Isobel Gowdie had an overwhelmed audience sobbing with emotion at the 1990 Proms, and HK Gruber's Dancing in the Dark looks back in anguish at the vanished world of his own Viennese youth. Still, the Mancunian way is about the future as well as the past - so Gruber conducts the first ever performance of a new saxophone concerto by North West original Gary Carpenter, played by a living jazz legend.