SATURDAY 5TH JULY 2025 | 7.30 P.M.

Summer Concert

Stoller Hall, Manchester (view map and travel information here)

Juan Ortuño – conductor

John Resek – leader

Tom Bangbala – violin

Stephen Threlfall – cello

Tom Bangbala
Stephen Threlfall

Our Summer Concert will be a celebration of friendship, opening with the overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Wagner’s only comic opera. Gorton Philharmonic President Stephen Threlfall will then be joined by long-time friend and BBC Philharmonic violinist Tom Bangbala to perform Brahms’ Double Concerto, written to reconcile a broken friendship with the violin virtuoso Joachim. Mont Juic (Suite of Catalan dances), jointly composed by Lennox Berkeley and Benjamin Britten after they’d met in Barcelona, will add a touch of Iberia to proceedings before Elgar’s most loved work, his Variation on an original theme ‘Enigma Variations’– fourteen musical portraits of his close friends and acquaintances – brings our 2024/2025 season to a close in majestic style.

Concert venue address:

Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1DA


£15 ( £5.50 under-18s/full-time education)

0333 130 0967