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Thursday
12
May
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Thursday: Dvorák Symphony No.7

Thursday: Dvorák Symphony No.7


AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER





Slavonic Dances 5'
Cello Concerto 38'
Symphony No.7 41'

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Gary Hoffman cello

Gary Hoffman, one of the great cellists of our time, is the soloist in Dvorák’s concerto, the final work of his American period. Perhaps the finest cello concerto ever composed, it is full of nostalgia for Dvorák’s homeland. When his friend and mentor Brahms first heard it he was profoundly impressed, wishing he had written such a work himself.

Dvorák’s Seventh Symphony owes much to the influence of Brahms, but it is also distinctively Czech. Its overall mood is turbulent and tragic, throwing into sharp relief the unrestrained exuberance of its ending: a rallying call to Dvorák’s compatriots in the face of Austro-Hungarian oppression. Czech nationalism also colours the opening of the concert in the form of a selection of ebullient Slavonic Dances

Pre-concert event at 6.30pm


Ticket prices and booking fees:

Full price tickets from £13 (including booking fee*)
£5 student tickets (including booking fee*) are available for many Hallé concerts. See here for more information.

If you are 26 or under PwC and the Hallé have teamed up to create the PwC Hallé Under 26 ticket (price inclusive of booking fee*). A limited number of stalls seats are available.

* A booking fee of £2 per ticket applies to telephone and online transactions. For more details about booking fees, please refer to The Bridgewater Hall website.

Please note: Manchester is experiencing some road works and tram disruption at the moment and we have been asked to recommend that our customers allow a little extra time for their journeys.

Sunday
15
May
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Opus: Dvorák Symphony No.8

Opus: Dvorák Symphony No.8


AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER





Slavonic Dances 5'
Cello Concerto 38'
Symphony No.8 36'

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Gary Hoffman cello

In the words of the great Czech conductor Vacláv Talich, Dvorák’s Eighth Symphony ‘sings of the joy of green pastures, of summer evenings, of the melancholy of blue forests, of the defiant merry-making of Czech peasants.’ It is a magnificent work that simply brims with great melodies and one that Sir Mark has often performed with the orchestra.

Gary Hoffman, a musician of rare artistry, performs the composer’s Cello Concerto for Manchester a second time. Arguably it is the greatest ever written and certainly the most symphonic. The concert opens with more of Dvorák’s Slavonic Dances.


Ticket prices and booking fees:

Full price tickets from £13 (including booking fee*)
£5 student tickets (including booking fee*) are available for many Hallé concerts. See here for more information.

If you are 26 or under PwC and the Hallé have teamed up to create the PwC Hallé Under 26 ticket (price inclusive of booking fee*). A limited number of stalls seats are available.

* A booking fee of £2 per ticket applies to telephone and online transactions. For more details about booking fees, please refer to The Bridgewater Hall website.

Please note: Manchester is experiencing some road works and tram disruption at the moment and we have been asked to recommend that our customers allow a little extra time for their journeys.

Wednesday
18
May
2:15 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Opus: Dvorák Symphony No.9

Opus: Dvorák Symphony No.9


AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER



Slavonic Dances 5'
Cello Concerto 38'
Symphony No.9, ‘From the New World’ 36’

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Gary Hoffman cello

This concert features two great works dating from Dvorák’s sojourn in America. His richly melodic and atmospheric ‘New World’ Symphony has always enjoyed enormous popularity. After its premiere in New York, the audience simply went wild and soon Dvorák collars, ties and walking sticks were all the rage! The public admired both the work’s American qualities and the music’s obvious nostalgia for Dvorák’s Czech homeland.

That nostalgia is also evident towards the end of the Cello Concerto when the composer poured out his grief for the death of his sister-in-law.

Ticket prices and booking fees:

Full price tickets from £13 (including booking fee*)
£5 student tickets (including booking fee*) are available for many Hallé concerts. See here for more information.

Buy a ticket for the matinee on Wednesday 18 May and get a half-price ticket for only £7 for the Golden Spinning Wheel at 6.00pm -7.00pm on the same day - Sir Mark Elder will present a special hour-long event exploring the four symphonic poems Dvorák wrote as a tribute to the Brothers Grimm. Sir Mark and the Hallé will play excerpts from three of them, and give a complete performance of the final piece – The Golden Spinning Wheel.

If you are 26 or under PwC and the Hallé have teamed up to create the PwC Hallé Under 26 ticket (price inclusive of booking fee*). A limited number of stalls seats are available.

* A booking fee of £2 per ticket applies to telephone and online transactions. For more details about booking fees, please refer to The Bridgewater Hall website.

Please note: Manchester is experiencing some road works and tram disruption at the moment and we have been asked to recommend that our customers allow a little extra time for their journeys.

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