This concert has been postponed by The Stoller Hall due to the latest Government advice relating to the Covid-19 epidemic. Further details will be issued shortly and will be made available on this website as soon as practicable.
BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
Young musicians from the Greater Manchester Music Hub will perform alongside, and supported by, musicians from the celebrated Hanover Band.
This performance is the culmination of three weekend workshops across the region, and a weekend residency at Chetham’s School of Music, in which students from all areas of Greater Manchester have taken part. The students have learned about historical performance practice, trying out new techniques and experimenting with musical expression. The musical director for the project, and conductor in today’s concert, is Stephen Threlfall.
Bringing to life the sounds of history was a central vision of The Band’s founder, Caroline Brown. But so too was the desire to pass on that passion to future generations. Educating the classical musicians of tomorrow forms a substantive part of The Band’s work.
Throughout 2020 youth orchestras across the UK will be coached to perform Beethoven symphonies. The Beethoven Youth Orchestras project will give up to 600 young musicians aged 11-18 the opportunity to learn from and play with principal players from a professional orchestra, inspiring a passion for Beethoven.
Principal Players of
THE HANOVER BAND
Young Musicians from
Youth Orchestras in Manchester
Stephen Threlfall director
HANOVER (Not Hannover; Germany) In terms of British history the majority of the music we play is from the Hanoverian period. Hanover also refers to Hanover Square in London, where Haydn performed his symphonies and arias in the Salomon Concerts in the 1790’s.
BAND (ref: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians)
‘An instrumental ensemble, larger than a chamber ensemble. Thus the ’24 violins’ of Louis XIV were called ‘la grande bande’ to distinguish them from Lully’s ‘petits violons’, and Charles II’s similar ensemble was known as ‘the King’s Band’. By extension, ‘band’ came to mean an orchestra in colloquial British usage’.
THE HANOVER BAND a period name for a period orchestra.