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The Orchestra of Opera North: A Day in the Life

Sunday May 5, 2019 at 19:30
Victoria Hall, Saltaire
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  1. A Peterloo Parade - Kevin Malone
  2. A Day in the Life, for violin and orchestra - Kevin Malone
  3. My Mill Life, for solo violin - Kevin Malone

A new work in three parts by composer Kevin Malone pays tribute to West Yorkshire’s textile communities. A concerto for violin and orchestra commissioned by Opera North’s Andy Long, A Day in the Life describes a typical day for a 19th century child worker in a northern textile mill, inspired by the autobiography of Robert Blincoe, ‘the real Oliver Twist’.

Completing the programme, A Peterloo Parade is a playful overture combining current and historical rally cries in the UK and USA with songs sung before the 1819 Peterloo massacre in Manchester; and My Mill Life is a work for solo violin and pre-recorded monologues by current and former mill workers in Leeds and Bradford.

Victoria Hall
Victoria Road
West Yorkshire
BD18 3JS
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