Performing Debussy, Szymanowski and Ravel at the Bridgewater Hall.

Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra enjoys an excellent international reputation as one of the finest young orchestras in the world. And deservedly so.

The orchestra is formed of students from Chetham’s School of Music and such is its quality, that it regularly performs at major UK venues such as the Bridgewater Hall, Royal Opera House and Barbican and regularly broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. It is also in demand internationally and has performed concerts in the USA, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.

Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra will take to the stage at the Bridgewater Hall on Friday 4 July for a summer concert which will feature three of the finest composers – French impressionists Debussy and Ravel, together with Polish writer Szymanowski.

Conducted by Jac van Steen and led by Callum Smart (2010 BBC Young Musician Competition winner for the strings category) and Nadia Vasileva, the Orchestra will perform Debussy’s symphonic work Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune as well as Ravel’s three masterpieces Alborada del Gracioso, Rapsodie Espagnole and La Valse which will be grouped together to be performed as a symphony.

The orchestra will also be joined by Chetham’s outstanding Chorus as well as world-class soloists Catriona Hewitson (soprano), Margaret McDonald (alto) and Simon Wallfisch (baritone) to perform Szymanowski’s choral work Stabat Mater.

Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra will be performing at The Bridgewater Hall on 4 July. Tickets £20, £15, £10.