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The Hallé: Live At Jodrell Bank Observatory

Jodrell BankThe Hallé Orchestra invites you to a wonderful Summers evening of classical music under the stars.

Stephen Bell will conduct a concert inspired by the stars, including Jupiter and Mars from Holst‘s The Planets, classics from Strauss, Mozart and John Williams, as well as a selection of out-of-this-world film music such as Star Wars, Independence Day, Star Trek, E.T., Apollo 13, Close Encounters and more.

A supporting bill of entertainment will also be on offer from 3pm plus one of the UK’s largest science festivals. There will be more live music from the stage, science workshops and free entry to the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre prior to the show.

The Hallé will perform at 8pm until 11pm. Closing proceedings will be a dazzling firework display as the Jodrell Bank skyline is illuminated with colour.

This finale will be unmissable as the Lovell telescope transforms into a gigantic screen with stunning visuals accompanying the show.

Conductor Stephen Bell: It will be a huge pleasure to conduct the magnificent Hallé in such a brilliant and unique setting as Jodrell Bank. We’ll play some of the most exciting music there is, and nothing beats hearing a world-class symphony orchestra playing at the top of their game. It will be an unforgettable evening!

What people are saying:

The location for Sunday’s outdoor concert could not have been better – the Jodrell Bank Observatory in the beautiful Cheshire countryside and home to the magnificent Lovell Telescope. Quite simply it’s one of the best outdoor music venues to be had in the UK. The telescope (which has spent the last 56 years listening to space) drew wonder, smiles and fascination as it towered next to the stage – its dish brilliantly utilised as a 76 metre projection screen showing a sequence of New Order graphics – brilliant.

The Guardian

Alone the show was a spectacular feast for the senses but the introduction of the Lovell Telescope to proceedings was an unexpected treat, beaming ‘New Order’ across its whole diameter before turning into the world’s largest disco ball. At times the visual accompaniments were so overwhelming it was like being in Star Wars with the Lovell Telescope a glittery Death Star.

Manchester Confidential

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