BBC Philharmonic’s premiere of Dream Song

Edward Gregson has written a new work for the Bridgewater Hall’s ‘Mahler in Manchester’ Festival. The BBC has commissioned a new work to preface a performance of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Entitled Dream Song, this new work for large orchestra will be given its premiere on Saturday March 27, 2010, at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall commencing at 7.30pm. The BBC Philharmonic will be conducted by its Principal Conductor, Gianandrea Noseda.

Dream Song is a 20 minute work for large orchestra, dramatic in structure and content. It uses certain motives from Mahler 6, but paints them onto a different canvass, albeit one that …

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Premier of Aztec Dances

Edward Gregson’s new work for Recorder and Piano, Aztec Dances, will be premiered at a Manchester Midday Concert at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Wednesday 24th March at 1.05pm. The work will be premiered by Christopher Orton, who commissioned it with funds he was awarded by the BBC Performing Arts Fund. Christopher Orton is a young British recorder player who is already carving out a successful career for himself, having won international competitions and giving recitals both in the UK and abroad. The pianist will be Magdalena Nasidlak.

Aztec Dances is a 15 minute work, inspired by a visit the composer …

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