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Sunday 3 November 2019 7:30pm

Peel Hall, Salford University, M5 4WT

Conductor - Chris Clark

Leader - Jon Henderson

Soloist - Laura Edge 


The Magic Flute Overture - Mozart

Flute concerto No.1 in G major  - Mozart

Bruckner Symphony no.4

 Laura Edge 

Laura Edge is a professional freelance flute player and private music teacher based in the North West.

 In 2009 she graduated with a diploma in performance from the Royal Northern College of music and a BMus (hons) from the University of Huddersfield in 2004.

Laura has taken part in masterclasses and studied with many renowned teachers such as the late Peter Lloyd, Alan Lockwood (BBC philharmonic) Michael Cox (London Sinfonietta) Wissam Boustany, Richard Davies (BBC Philharmonic) Laura Jellicoe, Katherine Baker (Royal Opera Orchestra) and Joanne Boddington (Halle).

As well as a playing career, she is a very experienced flute and piano teacher and has a very successful private teaching school (Laura Edge school of Music) which is based at her home address in Eccles. She believes that musical education for all is extremely important and endeavours to make people feel passionate about instrumental learning and listening. 



Chris Clark 

Chris Clark is thrilled to have been appointed Music Director of the Salford Symphony Orchestra from the 2019/2020 season. He is particularly honoured to follow in the footsteps of so many great artists who have worked with the SSO over its long history, including Joseph Needham (a protégé of Sir Henry Wood) and Sir John Barbirolli. Chris previously served as Principal Guest Conductor of the SSO and has enjoyed a long relationship with the Orchestra and the Salford community. Chris looks forward to continuing to work with the ensemble's many talented musicians and to further building the Orchestra's presence in Salford and across the country.

Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Chris is a UK-based conductor with an international career. In 2012 Chris was the recipient of the Pettman DARE International Performance Scholarship, a highly sought-after award for young leaders in opera, including a year long immersive leadership experience at Opera North, New Zealand Opera, University of Leeds. In August 2014 Chris concluded his role as Assistant Conductor of Orchestra Wellington, during which he conducted innovative orchestral education projects throughout the region. After completing his post-graduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, Chris received an endorsement for exceptional talent from Arts Council England in 2017, enabling him to return to the UK to pursue his career. Winner of the prestigious Dame Malvina Major Arts Excellence Award for international conducting studies, Chris would also like to acknowledge the generous support of the Adam Foundation, Philip and Dianne Pattison, Waverley Fund, James Wallace Arts Trust, Todd Trust and The Lion Foundation.

In addition to his deep commitment to the North of England, Chris can trace his ancestry back to Bolton and Bury in the early nineteenth century. Chris is in demand across the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East. He is currently working on a collaborative project with an Egyptian visual artist where he will conduct orchestras in Cambridge, London, Cairo and across the Gulf Region. Chris’s approach as a conductor is rooted in the belief that music has the power to unite: it transcends cultures, physical borders and societal differences. Through his work with musicians from a variety of backgrounds and traditions, and through the pursuit of music at the highest levels, he aims to bring beauty and unity to an increasingly divisive world.

Tickets (adult £8, concessions £7. Accompanied under 16's free but will still require an online free ticket) can be purchased online from the Salford Symphony website ( or on the door (adult £9 and concessions £8). Enquiries and Box Office Tel: 0161 281 6698.


   NB: The Orchestra reserves the right to change the programme and venue according to the availability of music, venue and players.

University Parking

Parking is free after 6pm, using the University designated car parking spaces around the Peel and Newton Buildings. To gain access to the University parking spaces you will need to press the intercom to lift the barrier,  to the right hand side of Salford Museum for access behind Salford Museum and to the Peel Building.

There is also Irwell Place Car park across the road from the Peel Building. This is also run by paybyphone but it does have a pay and display machine as well. Parking here is free after 1800 pm too.

For directions & locations of buildings around the University Campus please see and Irwell Place Car Park is number 23 on the Campus Plan.

Before 6pm parking charges apply, which can be paid via the It is advisable to register with paybyphone in advance or download the app in advance to make payment easier. The location code for this area will be 59323. Please note that after 6pm parking is free on the University Car Parks.

The Paybyphone people advise that the client text “REG” followed by a space then their number plate to 65565 – they will then call back to complete registration.

For phones without web connection they advise people to call : 0161 880 0100.

Between 9am and 6pm the day rates are:

£1.20 for 2 hours

£2.40 for 3 hours

£4 for a whole day

Salford Museum Parking

The parking immediately in front of the Peel building entrance and outside Salford Museum, is run by Salford Council and is chargeable. There is a Pay and Display machine directly outside the Salford Museum entrance. Payment here is on a 24/7 basis and the spaces are patrolled on a regular basis, even at night times. The costs are: 

Up to three hours: £2.50

Three to six hours: £5.50

Over Six hours: £9.00

 Disabled Parking

All University parking is free all day for people who are blue badge holders and who display their valid blue badges clearly in their vehicles.

The best place to park for wheelchair users is at the back of the Peel Building, where there is a disabled ramp (as indicated by the yellow arrow below), a controlled access door leading to a lift to take you up into the Hall or to the stage area at the front of the Hall. The Caretaker on duty can help with this. For your information the Caretaker's telephone number is 0161 295 4306.


You can explore more of the disabled access facilities at Peel Hall by clicking here


The Salford Council Salford Museum parking is NOT free for blue badge holders.