8 July 2007
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
World premiere 8 July 2007
The BBC Philharmonic featured with Carlos Acosta at MIF09, and gave the world premiere of Mark Simpson’s The Immortal at MIF15
MIF invited musician and producer William Orbit to create a new work for the first Festival. Orbit responded with Orchestral Suite, a nine-movement, 70-minute epic scored for the full symphonic forces of the BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Chamber Choir and a battery of percussion. An exciting and enchanting addition to the classical repertoire.
Commissioned by Manchester International Festival and the BBC Philharmonic. Produced by Manchester International Festival.