Thursday 23 June 2022

Returning to Bridgewater Hall for the first time since the pandemic, 200 young musicians from Chetham's School in Stravinsky & more

Musicians from Chetham's Symphony Orchestra rehearsing
Musicians from Chetham's Symphony Orchestra rehearsing

More than 200 young musicians will come together on the stage of Manchester's Bridgewater Hall on Friday 8 July 2022. Conductor Ben Palmer conducts Chetham's Symphony Orchestra and chorus that marks the end of the academic year and for many the end of their current musical education at Chetham’s School of Music before heading off to take up places at the UK's leading conservatoires and universities. The concert will also be the orchestra's first live concert since before the pandemic.

The programme includes Stravinsky's Rite of Spring plus Palmer's own Urban Fox, written specifically for the students of the orchestra, along with Korngold's Violin Concerto with Jordan Brooks (who is in the sixth form at Chetham's) as violin soloist, and RVW's Toward the Unknown Region.

Performing with Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra is a major performance opportunity for students at Chetham’s School of Music, the UK’s leading specialist music school for young people aged 8-18. More than 90% of students at the school receive financial support through bursaries, ensuring that entry is fair and accessible based on musical potential rather than financial background.

Full details from the Bridgewater Hall's website.

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