We're thrilled to welcome the Halle Orchestra
to return to bluedot on Thursday of this year's event.
Set your phasers to stun and let your imagination run riot with this interstellar collection of sci-fi classics as the Hallé take you on a journey across time and space. Lift Off, a co-commission between The Halle and bluedot, will feature some of the universe’s best loved movie and television sci-fi themes set to stunning visuals created specifically for this concert.
Described in 2011 by International Record Review as “one of the most gifted younger British conductors”, Stephen Bell studied at the Royal College of Music under the renowned conductor Norman Del Mar, and now finds himself in demand with a wide variety of European orchestras. Conductor and presenter Stephen Bell
will be your space-captain for the evening guiding you through a musical adventure from Galifrey to Tatooine aboard the T.A.R.D.I.S., Starship Enterprise and the Death Star then back to earth for some Close Encounters with extraordinary Extra Terrestrials.
Composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, bandleader and DJ Emma-Jean Thackray
will open bluedot 2019, blending elements of world jazz and electronic rhythms for a vibrant start to our fourth edition.
Thursday entry is available via an add-on ticket to your weekend booking for all weekend ticket holders, as well as available as a standalone Thursday day ticket.
Take a look at our highlights from the Halle's extraordinary Thursday Opening Concert at bluedot 2018 –