Thomas Adès begins his two-year Hallé residency in a blaze of glory with the UK premiere of Tower for Frank Gehry. Scored for 14 trumpets, this brisk fanfare was written to mark the opening of Luma Arles, an artistic hub tower designed by architect Frank Gehry.

As a champion for young composers, Adès requested the LA Philharmonic commission William Marsey – the result is his Man With Limp Wrist for wind and brass. Adès’ shimmering, translucent Märchentänze reunites the composer with violinist Anthony Marwood. Drawing on English folk sources, its third movement conjures an ecstatic exaltation of skylarks. In the final first of the evening, Adès will conduct the UK concert premiere of Purgatorio, from his critically acclaimed ballet Dante, before closing with a work he greatly admires, Janácek’s colossal Sinfonietta.