Julian Bliss, clarinet | Manchester

Arnold Sinfonietta No 1 | Weber Clarinet Concerto No 2 | Suk Meditation on the old Czech chorale ‘St. Wenceslas’ | Haydn Symphony No 102

Tickets: £12 – £25 | Students £5 | Free for Under 18’s

In the second concert of our season at Manchester’s Stoller Hall, we welcome Julian Bliss, the virtuoso clarinettist who has already achieved worldwide acclaim as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, jazz artist, masterclass leader, eloquent public speaker and tireless musical explorer. In this programme he will play Weber’s 2nd clarinet concerto. This show-stopping piece of virtuosic artistry follows an ebullient opener in the form of Malcolm Arnold’s Sinfonietta No 1. After the interval are two works written at times of political explosiveness – Suk’s Meditation, in which the composer tries overtly to stir up nationalism during the tensions at the time of the outbreak of WWI and Haydn’s Symphony No 102, premiered in London in 1795 during the French Revolutionary Wars.

Friday 26 October 2018 7.30pm 
The Stoller Hall, Manchester