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Red Brick Sessions

Date - Thu 27 Apr 2017

Time - 7.30 pm

Duration - 2 hours

Cost - free

Disabled access? - Yes

Venue - Peel Hall


We go back to the French Baroque for the last concert of this series with conductor, Mike Seal.

Event details

Forget what you thought you knew about orchestral concerts; this new and innovative series requests that you DO turn on your mobile phones and tablets.
The BBC Philharmonic, in partnership with the University of Salford, will be exploring new and rarely performed pieces – bringing audience immersion and new technology to the forefront.
The sessions will be featured in an enhanced live stream on the orchestra’s website, which enables the audience to explore the orchestra, receive synced information about the music and even view a live orchestral score.

Bring your devices and help us explore a new way of experiencing an orchestra.

This evening:As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we go back to the French Baroque for the last concert of this series. 

In this special celebratory event, the orchestra will perform Jean-Féry Rebel’s 1737 ballet score The Elements, and Maurice Ravel’s early 20th Century ballet-tribute to his great Baroque predecessor François Couperin. Alongside these are Thomas Adès’ contemporary orchestrations of Couperin, and late romantic composer Richard Strauss’ own 1941 arrangement of Couperin, his Divertimento.

  • Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin (17’)
  • Ades - Three Studies from Couperin (12’)
  • Strauss - Divertimento (5’)
  • Rebel - The Elements (23’)

Mike Seal - conductor

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