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December Orchestral Shows Selling Fast

December Orchestral Shows Selling Fast

The Unthanks - Orchestral

With Army Of Generals, conducted by Charles Hazlewood.

The Unthanks cap another adventurous year in spectacular, dramatic style with four symphonic concerts that build on their premiere success in 2015 with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. With the orchestral arrangements of their instinctive, self taught pianist Adrian McNally, they reimagine their best loved material, including Mount The Air, and present new work specially devised for orchestra, including the moving forthcoming release, Hymn For Syria.

While folk music may commonly and affectionately be defined as low culture, The Unthanks aspire to prove that the beauty and truth present in the oral history of the people, is anything but common. First there was a mini orchestral experiment, not-so-quietly played out on the main stage at Glastonbury, followed last year by their highly acclaimed sold out debut symphonic performance with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Now The Unthanks take their symphonic meditations on a short tour of major concert halls with Army Of Generals - the cutting edge chamber orchestra conducted by ground-breaking maverick Charles Hazlewood and featuring some of the world's leading players of period instruments.

Well known for their tangental diversions, for this orchestral experiment The Unthanks have had conductor Charles Hazlewood alongside from the start. Founder of the world’s first paraorchestra and a tireless exponent and leader in bringing orchestral music to wider audiences, Hazlewood joins forces with the untrained yet highly talented Unthanks arranger McNally. to marry folk music and orchestral scale with restraint and beauty, sensitively enhancing the storytelling of the Unthank sisters Rachel and Becky, rather than overwhelming them. 

Following on from their extremely popular project with national champions Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, The Unthanks hope to prove again that the common folk song can have the emotional resonance and musical qualities of art forms normally perceived as having higher and more elitist reputations.
 

- click on dates below for tickets, on sale now and going fast -

December 2017

07 Birmingham Town Hall

08 Stoller Hall Manchester 
(second ticket agent for this here)

09 The Sage Gateshead

13 Royal Festival Hall, London

* Be especially quick with Manchester.. it is quite a small hall! 


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