Two-day festival celebrating the music of Gerald Barry takes place in Manchester

The Royal Northern College of Music will join forces with BBC Philharmonic to present a two-day festival that celebrates the music of Irish composer Gerald Barry at the end of January.

The festival is called Before the Road after the title of one of the orchestral works featured. The concerts feature the RNCM’s resident contemporary ensemble, the RNCM Brand New Orchestra, as well as a final concert with the BBC Philharmonic, who have performed a number of Barry’s works in the past.

27 Jan, 1.15pn, RNCM Studio Theatre
Lunchtime concert with RNCM Brand New Orchestra
Gerald Barry – Trumpeter
Dan Ryan – New work for solo cello
Gerald Barry – Triorchic Blues
Alex Symcox – New work for solo violin
Gerald Barry – Water Parted

27 Jan, 7.30pm, RNCM Concert Hall
Evening concert with RNCM Brand New Orchestra, conducted by Clark Rundell, Daniel Parkinson and Matt Weites
Gerald Barry – Before the Road
Tom Harrold – New work
Gerlad Barry – Hard D for Volharding ensemble
Gerald Barry – Octet
William Marshall – New work
Gerald Barry – Feldman’s Sixpenny Editions

28 Jan, 1.15pm, Carole Nash Recital Room
Lunchtime Performance by RNCM Brand New Orchestra
Gerald Barry – Ø
George Rimmer – New work
Gerald Barry – Five Chorales from The Intelligence Park

28 Jan, 7.30pm, BBC Philharmonic Studio (MediaCityUK)
Evening Concert with BBC Philharmonic with Nicolas Hodges (piano), conducted by Clark Rundell
Gerald Barry – La Jalousie Taciturne; Kitty Lie Over Across from the Wall; Day (new version); from The Intelligence Park; Wiener Blut

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