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7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Thursday: Dvorák - Nature, Life & Love

Thursday: Dvorák - Nature, Life & Love


Moravian Duets 10'
Piano Concerto 34'
Overture: In Nature 12'
Overture: Othello 15'
Overture: Carnival 10'

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Francesco Piemontesi piano | Hallé Youth Choir

Dvorák’s international reputation was established with his charming, folk music-inspired Moravian Duets, a selection from which is sung by the excellent Hallé Youth Choir. Francesco Piemontesi is the soloist in Dvorák’s Piano Concerto, a work Francesco greatly admires for its ‘rhythmic energy’ and ‘range of imagination’ and one he has recorded to great acclaim. The second half is a rare opportunity to hear a complete performance of the outstanding trilogy of overtures Dvorák composed on the themes of ‘Nature, Life and Love’. It is a fascinating journey that ends tonight with the vibrant Carnival Overture, some of the most exuberant music Dvorák ever wrote.

Pre-concert event at 6.30pm

Sir Mark Elder introduces ‘Nature, Life and Love’, the Hallé’s celebration of Dvorák’s music, taking place throughout May at The Bridgewater Hall. He is joined by Gerard McBurney, former Hallé artistic advisor and Creative Director of Beyond the Score®. Hear them discuss the varying works to be performed during the festival, exploring Dvorák’s Czech roots and American influences. All pre-concert talks take place in The Bridgewater Hall Auditorium.

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.

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