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Thursday
08
May
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé - Enescu, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov

Hallé - Enescu, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov

Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No.1 13'
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 30'
Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 48'

Cristian Mandeal conductor | Sofya Gulyak piano

In 2009 Sofya Gulyak became the first female winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition. A Hallé favourite, she returns for Prokofiev’s pert and percussive Third Piano Concerto, a work of virtuosity and satire that also has moments of tender, Rachmaninov-like lyricism. 

Cristian Mandeal has a special affinity with the music of his Romanian compatriot George Enescu. The composer’s Romanian Rhapsody No.1 is an exuberant orchestral showpiece that joyfully conveys the irrepressible spirit of Balkan folk music.

Rachmaninov’s gloriously romantic Second Symphony has a melodic opulence unsurpassed in twentieth-century music. Its triumphant finale is the perfect way to send us home.

Pre-concert event: 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)
Hallé first violinist Tiberiu Buta will discuss his countryman George Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No.1, in the context of the composer’s other violin works and his place in Romanian music. Tiberiu began his career playing in a Romanian folk band and has long been an admirer of Enescu’s work and its roots in Romanian folk music. 

Ticket prices and booking fees

£3 student tickets student tickets are available for many Hallé concerts including this one. 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. A limited number of stalls seats, usually worth up to £26, are being offered at half price.

Booking fees

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


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Thursday
22
May
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé - Brahms and Mahler

Hallé - Brahms and Mahler

Brahms Nänie 14'
Mahler Symphony No.9 80'

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Hallé Choir

The Thursday Series comes to an inspiring end with two great works of valediction. 

Brahms’s rarely-heard Nänie is a poignant setting of an elegy by Schiller that places great technical demands on its vocal forces. It ends with an homage to art, the role of which Schiller believed was to ensure immortality. 

Though composed during a period of major crisis for Mahler, his Ninth Symphony is not all despair and desolation. The work manifests an ardent love of nature and of life in all its variety; an equally passionate impulse to heroically confront anguish; and unashamed pride in the composer’s still undimmed creative powers. 

It's magnificent concluding Adagio – some of the most moving music ever written – closes in a serene mood of resignation and redemption.

Pre-concert event: 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)
The Hallé Choir, conducted by their former Director James Burton, will perform a selection of Sir Charles Hubert Parry’s Songs of Farewell, interspersed with readings by young actors from the Manchester School of Theatre.

Ticket prices and booking fees

£3 student tickets student tickets are available for many Hallé concerts including this one. 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. A limited number of stalls seats, usually worth up to £26, are being offered at half price.

Booking fees

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

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