Liverpool Biennial, in partnership with Liverpool Philharmonic and Liverpool Cathedral, will present a new, specially composed work by Michael Nyman, which will be performed at Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday 5 July, the opening weekend of Liverpool Biennial 2014. The work is supported by Liverpool City Council as one of the major new arts commissions for the Liverpool International Festival for Business.
Michael Nyman's Symphony No.11: Hillsborough Memorial, will be performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, with Liverpool-born mezzo soprano Kathryn Rudge and Liverpool Philharmonic Youth and Training Choirs, conducted by Josep Vicent.
Symphony No. 11: Hillsborough Memorial represents the culmination of Michael Nyman's thinking around the tragedies connected with Liverpool Football Club. 25 years after the Hillsborough tragedy, he says that he hopes it will make a small but significant contribution to the healing process still necessary for the families of the lost fans.
In addition to the live performance of Symphony No.11: Hillsborough Memorial a recording of the symphonywill be played in Liverpool Cathedral at 15:06 on the following days: Wednesday 6 August, Monday 25 August, Wednesday 3 September and Wednesday 17 September.