Elbow and the Halle Orchestra

Duddell, J and Elbow, (2009) Elbow and the Halle Orchestra. In: Manchester International Festival, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK, 8-9 July 2009.

Item Type: Performance
Creators: Duddell, J and Elbow,
Official URL: http://www.mif.co.uk/event/elbow-and-the-halle
Date: 2009
Event Location: The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK

While pairing orchestras with rock bands is not a new phenomena, (with Deep Purple and Procol Harem both famously idoing so in the 60’s and 70’s respectively), it is certainly a more prevalent sight now with the BBC Electric Proms spearheading a new wave of cultural crossovers. Are these collaborations a mere token meeting of the so-called ‘high & low arts’, or can such projects genuinely illuminate the musical material presented? These performances illustrated my approach and solutions to this problem when orchestrating the band Elbow and the Hallé Orchestra for the Manchester International Festival in 2009.

Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 13:10
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 15:15
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