BBC Philharmonic presents Richard Hawley
BBC Philharmonic with Richard Hawley perform in live radio event at Magna
Former steelworks Magna Science Adventure Centre has been announced as the venue for a one-off performance by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and
The unique collaboration, on September 8th, is part of BBC Philharmonic Presents…- a festival of free concerts to also be heard by radio listeners.
As well as being in front of a home crowd, it will be the first time in his career that Hawley has performed with a full symphony orchestra. Half of public tickets for the event will be reserved for local people.
Magna’s corporate sales director Helen Davies said: “We’re thrilled to have been chosen for this unique event for BBC Radio 6 Music.
“As vast former steel works, the scale of the site as well as its industrial heritage lends itself to creating a truly unique and electrifying atmosphere.”
Richard, who will also be joined by his own band, will perform a personal selection of his songs specially orchestrated by composer and conductor Joe Duddell, who has previously worked with Nero and Elbow.
The concert is the first of seven free concerts in the second BBC Philharmonic Presents…festival being staged in partnership with BBC North.
The inaugural festival, in 2011, saw 3,000 music fans attend concerts in the orchestra’s purpose-built performance space at MediaCityUK, in
This year’s events move further afield, with concerts in Bridlington and Blackpool as well as
BBC Philharmonic’s general manager Richard Wigley said: “The return of BBC Philharmonic Presents… is an irresistible mixture of collaborations with
“Once we’d decided to take the BBC Philharmonic Presents… festival across the north of
Magna, which is run as a charity, aims to inspire interest in science as well as preserve the history of the area’s steel industry.
It is housed in the former Templeborough steelworks which were once the biggest in the world and employed 10,000 people. The works were built during World War One and shut in 1993. They remained derelict until being transformed into an award-winning visitor attraction in 2001.
A total of 50 per cent of random draw tickets will allocated to residents in the Sheffield and
For more information about Magna, visit www.visitmagna.co.uk or call 01709 720002.
Further information about BBC Philharmonic Presents… can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/philharmonic