Juanjo Mena conductor | Colin Currie percussion
Thomas Adès These premises are alarmed | John Adams Slonimsky's Earbox |
HK Gruber Rough music: Percussion concerto | Turina Ritmos | Ginastera Estancia (complete)
Tickets (plus booking fee): £35 - £10
Students get discounted tickets for this concert with the Sonic Card (please book in person).
Due to unforeseen circumstances Martin Grubinger is no longer performing this evening. Colin Currie will instead perform another of HK Gruber’s Percussion Concerti, Rough Music.
Preview at 6.30pm.
It’s all about rhythm. Musical revolutions in Manchester have always started on the dancefloor, and whether it’s the punchy latin rhythms of Turina’s flamboyant ballet, or the young Thomas Adès These Premises Are Alarmed commissioned for the opening of The Bridgewater Hall, Juanjo Mena knows exactly how to get a party started.
John Adams blasts musical theory right out of the classroom in the outrageous Slonimsky’s Earbox, percussion virtuoso Colin Currie performs a concerto by our very own HK “Nali” Gruber, and the BBC Philharmonic adventure through the bareback thrills of Ginastera’s exuberant cowboy ballet. Hold tight: the future has never sounded so much fun.