The Hallé Orchestra and Children’s Choir will perform the world premiere of The Salamander and the Moonraker (An Adventure Story in Music) on Sunday 1 July at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

Finding the correct balance between the forces in this large-scale piece is just one of the challenges relished by its composer, Edward Gregson. You can read about this work (with story and text by the composer’s wife Susan) in an article by Christian Morris for Composition:Today here.