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John Casken Oboe Concerto world premiere

 10 April 2014 at 7.30pm 

John Casken Oboe Concerto world premiere

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Lower Mosley Road
United Kingdom
44 (0) 161 907 9000

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Stéphane Rancourt oboe

Pre-concert at 6.30pm:
John Casken, one of Britain’s most distinguished composers - and Emeritus Professor of Music at The University of Manchester - will talk about his long-awaited Concerto for Oboe, 'Apollinaire’s Bird', which receives its world premiere tonight.

A thrilling work of musical theatre, Weill’s 'The Seven Deadly Sins', the composer’s last major collaboration with Bertolt Brecht, is a great modern parable about the evils of greed and capitalism. Singers and a dancer take us from one American city to another, and from one sin to the next, envying, lusting and covetting with splendid impunity.

The split personality of the ‘sinner’, Anna, is played by a dancer (her soul) and a singer (her rational side). Her mother is played by the bass, the baritone is her father and the two tenors are her brothers.

The Hallé’s exceptional (and invariably virtuous) Stéphane Rancourt gives the world premiere of another major new Hallé commission, John Casken’s 'Oboe Concerto'.

Dmitri Shostakovich : The Golden Age: music from the ballet
John Casken : Oboe Concerto
Kurt Weill : The Seven Deadly Sins

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