• The Bridgewater Hall (map)
  • Lower Mosley Street
  • Manchester, England, M1 5HA
  • United Kingdom

Oliver Knussen Flourish with Fireworks (3')
Hans Werner Henze Ariosi (24')
Martin Suckling This Departing Landscape (20')
Alexander Borodin Symphony No. 2 in B minor (27')

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor
Clio Gould violin
Claire Booth oprano

The title of this exhilarating new work by young Scottish-born composer Martin Suckling is taken from fellow composer Morton Feldman’s poignant description of how music slips away from us even while we’re listening. It’s conducted by the great Oliver Knussen, making a rare
Manchester appearance, whose own homage to Stravinsky starts the evening with a bang. Hans Werner Henze’s spectral song-cycle of lost love and the dashing Second Symphony by Russian polymath Alexander Borodin complete a daring programme.