HK Gruber* conductor | James MacMillan conductor | Iain Ballamy saxophone
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Throstle's Nest Junction | Gary Carpenter SET, Concerto for tenor saxophone and orchestra (BBC Radio 3 commission, World Premiere)* | James MacMillan The Confession of Isobel Gowdie | HK Gruber Dancing in the Dark*
Tickets (plus booking fee): £35 - £10
Students get discounted tickets for this concert with the Sonic Card (please book in person).
Throstle’s Nest Junction is just across the Ship Canal from the BBC Philharmonic’s current home, by the Trafford Road. It is immortalised in Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s musical tram-ride through his childhood – the starting point for a concert in which all three of the BBC Philharmonic’s Composer/Conductors prove that new music really can deliver timeless feeling. Still, the Mancunian way looks forward as well as back – so HK Gruber conducts the premiere of a new concerto by Gary Carpenter, played by a living jazz legend.