Fri, 22 Oct | Manchester

Serenade To Music with CSO

Chetham's Symphony Orchestra. Chetham's Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Lee Reynolds Soloists: Nikki Martin Lucy Farrimond Samuel Knock Samuel Snowdon
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Serenade To Music with CSO

Time & Location

22 Oct, 19:30
Manchester, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA, UK

About the Event

Audiences are invited to experience Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra in the tailor-made setting of The Stoller Hall for the first time in 18 months.

Conducted by Lee Reynolds, the concert marks the imminent 150th anniversary of Vaughan Williams’ birth. A performance of his Serenade to Music – a piece so beautiful it reportedly brought Sergei Rachmaninoff to tears – will offer audiences the chance to enjoy Chetham’s vocalists as well as orchestral musicians.

The programme will feature works by composers who studied with Vaughan Williams: from Ravel’s Une Barque Sur L’Océan to Ruth Gipps’ Symphony No. 2.

Chetham’s will be the first youth orchestra ever to play Gipps’ Symphony No. 2, in a programme that also celebrates pioneering female composers. This will be followed by Fairtrade, by Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

Meanwhile, a performance of Ibert’s Flute Concerto will star Chetham’s flautist Sofia.

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