The Beautiful North – Echoes Of A Mountain Song

Date: Saturday 06th February 2016 19:30

Venue: The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

In a programme where music meets poetry and the spoken word, hear the rarely performed orchestral sketch Kinder Scoutby English composer Patrick Hadley, who found solace on the moors of the Peak District. Jennifer Pike, a performer with local roots, plays that matchless evocation of the moorland landscape, The Lark Ascending, based on George Meredith’s pastoral poem.

Frederick Delius was born in Bradford and loved high wild places.The Walk to the Paradise Gardenis a blissful interlude set amidst Alpine scenery. After the interval, Mendelssohn takes us on a tour of Scotland – a musical journey encompassing misty peaks, bagpipes and highland dancing.

Chadderton born actor, Will Ash, best known for his role as Chris Mead in Waterloo Road, will introduce the Echoes of a Mountain song series, before reading the poem, The Lark Ascending by Meredith. In the second half, he will tell the story of Mendelssohn’s visit to Scotland and explain about the influence of Scottish history and culture on the Romantic movement, including Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony. He will then read a brief extract from the works of the fictional bard, Ossian and two verses from Sir Walter Scott’s epic poem, The Lady of the Lake.

PRE-CONCERT TALK 6.30pm Free to concert ticketholdersEm Marshall-Luck talks to Peter Davison about the concert programme in the auditorium.


Booking Information

Box Office: 0161 907 9000
In person: The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS

This concert is part of Echoes of a Mountain Song, a series of events celebrating the music and poetry of northern landscapes at The Bridgewater Hall 6 Feb – 24 Apr 2016.

TICKETS:£40, £33, £27, £22, £14*£7 Student Tickets (Limited Availability)

*Prices include a booking fee of £2 per ticket, which applies to telephone and online transactions. Tickets bought in person at the Box Office using a debit card or credit card are subject to a 2% booking fee. No fee applies to tickets bought in person and paid for by cash or cheque or bought as part of a subscription.