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Symphony

Symphony

for orchestra


  • Instrumentation: orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
description
‘25 years ago, I went to music school in Manchester. I’ve followed the Hallé orchestra quite closely since then, so it was a particular thrill to be asked to write a new orchestral work for them to perform at Bridgewater Hall under Sir Mark Elder. The overriding impression I hope the piece will generate is one of momentum, excitement and energy.’ (Huw Watkins)

Cast in two movements, Huw Watkins’ Symphony does not strictly adhere to classical symphonic form. Rather, the composer interprets this great tradition through his development of ideas and use of the orchestra.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by The Hallé Concerts Society and NMC funded by the Britten-Pears Foundation
Content text: I Allegro molto
II Lento
Performance duration: 22'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 20. April 2017 Manchester, Bridgewater Hall (UK) · Dirigent: Mark Elder · Hallé Orchestra
Year of composition: 2016
instrumentation: pic.2.2.2.bcl.2.cbsn-4.3.3.1-timp.2perc(glsp, clash cym, tam-t, high metal block, s.d., b.d.)-hp.cel-str
Performances
Conductor: Russell Keable
Orchestra: Kensington Symphony Orchestra
2019-05-13 | London (United Kingdom), Cadogan Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Mark Elder
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra
2017-04-21 | Sheffield (United Kingdom), Sheffield City Hall — 19:00
Conductor: Mark Elder
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra
2017-04-20 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Bridgewater Hall — 19:30 | World Premiere
‘25 years ago, I went to music school in Manchester. I’ve followed the Hallé orchestra quite closely since then, so it was a particular thrill to be asked to write a new orchestral work for them to perform at Bridgewater Hall under Sir Mark Elder. The overriding impression I hope the piece will generate is one of momentum, excitement and energy.’ (Huw Watkins)

Cast in two movements, Huw Watkins’ Symphony does not strictly adhere to classical symphonic form. Rather, the composer interprets this great tradition through his development of ideas and use of the orchestra.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by The Hallé Concerts Society and NMC funded by the Britten-Pears Foundation
Content text: I Allegro molto
II Lento
Performance duration: 22'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 20. April 2017 Manchester, Bridgewater Hall (UK) · Dirigent: Mark Elder · Hallé Orchestra
Year of composition: 2016
instrumentation: pic.2.2.2.bcl.2.cbsn-4.3.3.1-timp.2perc(glsp, clash cym, tam-t, high metal block, s.d., b.d.)-hp.cel-str
Conductor: Russell Keable
Orchestra: Kensington Symphony Orchestra
2019-05-13 | London (United Kingdom), Cadogan Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Mark Elder
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra
2017-04-21 | Sheffield (United Kingdom), Sheffield City Hall — 19:00
Conductor: Mark Elder
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra
2017-04-20 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Bridgewater Hall — 19:30 | World Premiere