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The Red Brick Sessions return to the University of Salford with an eclectic programme.
Young British conductor Lee Reynolds and BBC New Generation Artist Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad join the orchestra this evening.
The concert opens with James MacMillan’s For Sonny, a moving tribute in memory of a friend’s grandson followed by Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad performing Britten’s Lacrymae for viola and strings.
Stravinsky’s Concerto in D explores the richness of the string orchestra which is also brought to the fore in American modernist composer Henry Cowell’s Hymn, chorale and fuguing tune No.8, The programme concludes with two of
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Novelettes.
At the interval, join host Elizabeth Alker (BBC Radio 6 Music and Radio 3) for an interval discussion.
- The Red Brick Sessions: Respighi, Tarrodi, Sibelius, Leinonen & Rautavaara3 May 2018 Peel Hall, University of Salford
- The Arsonists: A Tragi-Comic Opera about Love and Economics18 Nov 2017 New Adelphi Theatre, University of Salford
- The Red Brick Sessions: Spotlight on Strings5 Oct 2017 Peel Hall - University of Salford
- The Red Brick Sessions: Ravel, Adès, Strauss & Rebel27 Apr 2017 Peel Hall - University of Salford