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Thursday
01
November
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Manchester - Beethoven, Nielsen and Rachmaninov

Beethoven Overture: The Ruins of Athens   6’
Nielsen Violin Concerto   34’
Rachmaninov Symphony No.3   45’

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Henning Kraggerud violin

Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud is fast becoming one of the most sought-after artists on the international circuit. He joins Sir Mark for Nielsen’s magnificent yet rarely-performed Violin Concerto, a fine example of the Danish composer’s unique style and one that contains a musical tribute to Bach. As Rachmaninov’s soulful, highly melodic Third Symphony shows, the composer remained in the 1930s a glorious romantic anachronism. There are, however, echoes of more modern influences, as well as deep nostalgia for the exiled Rachmaninov’s Russian homeland. First in the concert is the dramatic and vigorous overture Beethoven composed for the stage play The Ruins of Athens.

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Pre-concert event at 6.30pm

Sir Mark Elder introduces Jamie Phillips, the Hallé’s new Assistant Conductor, in advance of his first public appearances with the Orchestra, and they discuss the evening’s programme.

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Wednesday
07
November
7:30 PM
Royal Concert Hall
Nottingham
The Hallé Gala Concert - ten years in Nottingham

The Hallé Gala Concert - ten years in Nottingham

Elgar Overture: Cockaigne
Grieg Piano Concerto
Dvořák Scherzo Capriccioso
Janáček Sinfonietta

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Simon Trpčeski piano

This gala evening celebrates the enormous achievement of the Hallé as Nottingham Classics’ resident orchestra over the past ten years, beginning with the composer most closely associated with Sir Mark Elder and his orchestra. Elgar described his Cockaigne Overture as ‘cheerful and Londony, "stout and steaky"' and it’s hard to resist this affectionate portrait of the city, complete with church bells, courting couples, and a chest-puffing military band. Then we’re off to Norway, with Grieg’s passionate Piano Concerto performed by the phenomenal Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski.

Dvořák’s Scherzo Capriccioso was written whilst the composer was enjoying the first fruits of success and his buoyant spirits are felt throughout this jovial work. Dvořák’s compatriot Janáček provides the festive finale. His Sinfonietta began life as a set of fanfares to accompany gymnastic displays but it’s now much loved as a vibrant orchestral spectacular, its ripe Slavic sound amplified by a muscular line up of twelve trumpets.

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Saturday
10
November
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Manchester - Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Dvorák and Janácek

Prokofiev Sonata for Violins   13’
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms   22’
Dvorák Scherzo capriccioso*   13’
Janácek Sinfonietta   25’

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Jamie Phillips conductor*
Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir

This concert of great Russian and Czech music opens intriguingly with a rare performance of Prokofiev’s Sonata for Violins, a work inspired by Bach’s Third Partita given by an ensemble of violinists in unison. If any piece by Stravinsky can profoundly move the spirit and emotions it is his Symphony of Psalms. The work’s singular sound-world suggests Byzantine domes, candles, ritual and spicy, intoxicating incense. In contrast to Dvorák’s exhilarating Scherzo (conducted by the Hallé's new Assistant Conductor), which brims over with Bohemian charm, is Janácek’s Sinfonietta, musical nationalism at its glorious best. Written in 1926, soon after the creation of the state of Czechoslovakia, its stirring trumpet fanfares and lean muscularity proclaims the pride and strength of the new Czech nation.

HALLÉ 1858 CONCERT

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Wednesday
14
November
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Manchester - Rossini, Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Rossini Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers   9’
Mozart Piano Concerto No.27, K595   33’
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.1, ‘Winter Dreams’   42’

Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor | Martin Roscoe piano

Martin Roscoe, celebrating his 60th birthday this season, joins another old friend of the Hallé, Yan Pascal Tortelier, for the understated beauty of Mozart’s final piano concerto. Less extrovert than most of Mozart’s earlier essays in the form, its musical language is more resigned and wistful (at least, that is, until its jaunty finale). Tchaikovsky called his First Symphony ‘a sin of my sweet youth’ but we can certainly forgive him for this most delightful of creations, a charming series of musical pictures evoking the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a Russian winter. The concert opens with the sparkling overture Rossini composed for his opera The Italian Girl in Algiers.

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This programme is also being performed at 2.15pm and 7.30pm on Thursday 15 November and at 7.30pm on Sunday 18 November in The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

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Thursday
15
November
2:15 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Manchester - Rossini, Mozart and Tchaikovsky

MATINEE PERFORMANCE

Rossini
Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers   9’
Mozart Piano Concerto No.27, K595   33’
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.1, ‘Winter Dreams’   42’

Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor | Martin Roscoe piano

Martin Roscoe, celebrating his 60th birthday this season, joins another old friend of the Hallé, Yan Pascal Tortelier, for the understated beauty of Mozart’s final piano concerto. Less extrovert than most of Mozart’s earlier essays in the form, its musical language is more resigned and wistful (at least, that is, until its jaunty finale). Tchaikovsky called his First Symphony ‘a sin of my sweet youth’ but we can certainly forgive him for this most delightful of creations, a charming series of musical pictures evoking the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a Russian winter. The concert opens with the sparkling overture Rossini composed for his opera The Italian Girl in Algiers.

£3 student tickets

Are you 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 bring offered at half price.

This programme is also being performed at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Sunday 18 November in The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

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Thursday
15
November
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Manchester - Rossini, Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Rossini Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers   9’
Mozart Piano Concerto No.27, K595   33’
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.1, ‘Winter Dreams’   42’

Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor | Martin Roscoe piano

Martin Roscoe, celebrating his 60th birthday this season, joins another old friend of the Hallé, Yan Pascal Tortelier, for the understated beauty of Mozart’s final piano concerto. Less extrovert than most of Mozart’s earlier essays in the form, its musical language is more resigned and wistful (at least, that is, until its jaunty finale). Tchaikovsky called his First Symphony ‘a sin of my sweet youth’ but we can certainly forgive him for this most delightful of creations, a charming series of musical pictures evoking the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a Russian winter. The concert opens with the sparkling overture Rossini composed for his opera The Italian Girl in Algiers.

Are you 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 bring offered at half price.

This programme is also being performed at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14 November, at 2.15pm on Thursday 15 November and at 7.30pm on Sunday 18 November in The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

 

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Sunday
18
November
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Manchester - Rossini, Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Rossini Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers   9’
Mozart Piano Concerto No.27, K595   33’
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.1, ‘Winter Dreams’   42’

Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor | Martin Roscoe piano

Martin Roscoe, celebrating his 60th birthday this season, joins another old friend of the Hallé, Yan Pascal Tortelier, for the understated beauty of Mozart’s final piano concerto. Less extrovert than most of Mozart’s earlier essays in the form, its musical language is more resigned and wistful (at least, that is, until its jaunty finale). Tchaikovsky called his First Symphony ‘a sin of my sweet youth’ but we can certainly forgive him for this most delightful of creations, a charming series of musical pictures evoking the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a Russian winter. The concert opens with the sparkling overture Rossini composed for his opera The Italian Girl in Algiers.

Are you 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 bring offered at half price.

This programme is also being performed at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14 November and at 2.15pm and 7.30pm on Thursday 15 November in The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

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Thursday
22
November
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Manchester - Rachmaninov and Schubert

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2*   34’
Schubert Symphony No.9, ‘The Great’   48’

Cristian Mandeal conductor | Andrew Tyson piano

Andrew Tyson, the winner of the prestigious Terence Judd-Hallé Award, joins the Hallé for Rachmaninov's highly romantic Second Piano Concerto, passionately yearning in its famous central Adagio and demonically driven in its glittering climax. Andrew Tyson made his orchestra debut at the age of 15, and he is already gaining a reputation for his 'incredibly moving' performances (BBC3). Cristian Mandeal then conducts the final symphony of the great genius, Franz Schubert. Known as 'The Great C Major', it is an enthralling symphonic journey with a joyous sense of freedom and discovery. Its finale is a remarkable act of unrelenting musical energy.

£3 student tickets

Are you 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 bring offered at half price.

Pre-concert event at 6.30pm
Schubert’s greatest orchestral work, his Ninth Symphony, and his vocal music show contrasting facets of this composer’s lyrical yet troubled musical genius. Some of his wonderful part songs are performed by the Hallé Youth Choir, introduced and conducted by their Director Richard Wilberforce.

* Please note that Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 replaces the advertised concerto.

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Friday
23
November
7:30 PM
St George's Concert Hall
Bradford
Bradford - Rachmaninov and Schubert

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2*
Schubert Symphony No.9, ‘The Great’

Cristian Mandeal conductor | Andrew Tyson piano

Andrew Tyson, the winner of the prestigious Terence Judd-Hallé Award, joins the Hallé for Rachmaninov's highly romantic Second Piano Concerto, passionately yearning in its famous central Adagio and demonically driven in its glittering climax. Andrew Tyson made his orchestra debut at the age of 15, and he is already gaining a reputation for his 'incredibly moving' performances (BBC3). Cristian Mandeal then conducts the final symphony of the great genius, Franz Schubert. Known as 'The Great C Major', it is an enthralling symphonic journey with a joyous sense of freedom and discovery. Its finale is a remarkable act of unrelenting musical energy.

Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm in the Gallery Room.

* Please note that Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 replaces the advertised concerto.

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Saturday
24
November
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Manchester - Pops: What The World Needs Now

Manchester - Pops: What The World Needs Now

The music of Burt Bacharach

The programme includes: Magic Moments; Do You Know The Way To San José?; Don’t Make Me Over; Anyone Who Had A Heart; Wives And Lovers; Trains And Boats And Planes; Walk On By; Close To You; What’s New Pussycat?; Say A Little Prayer; 24 Hours From Tulsa; Casino Royale; I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself; Alfie; Arthur’s Theme; What The World Needs Now and much more.

Richard Balcombe conductor
Alison Jiear, Sarah Lark, Abbie Osmon and Graham Bickley vocalists

Burt Bacharach is without doubt one of the supreme song-writing talents of the twentieth century. His dazzling ability to tap into the popular mood makes stars of the artists who perform his work. Tonight we have a top class line-up of soloists singing songs that will be remembered by generations to come, all superbly arranged for this special concert.

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