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Saturday
01
November
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Pops - The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook

Hallé: Pops - The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook

Clare Teal, BBC Radio 2 presenter and winner of the British Jazz Vocalist of the Year award (2005), joins Stephen Bell and the Hallé for an evening dedicated to the ‘Queen of Jazz’. Clare lists Ella Fitzgerald as one of her idols and this concert is filled with such classics as:

Too Darn Hot; Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye; Change Partners; ’SWonderful; Manhattan; Embraceable You; That Old Black Magic; But Not For Me; I Won’t Dance; Cheek to Cheek; Someone to Watch Over Me; Lady Be Good and many more.

Stephen Bell conductor | Clare Teal vocalist

Ticket prices and booking fees

Full price tickets from £17 + booking fee
£3 student tickets 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. A limited number of stalls seats, usually worth up to £26, are being offered at half price.

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
06
November
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Thursday Series - Butterworth, Elgar, Bax and Sibelius

Hallé: Thursday Series - Butterworth, Elgar, Bax and Sibelius

Butterworth A Shropshire Lad 11'
Elgar The Spirit of England 27'
Bax In Memoriam 15'
Sibelius Symphony No.5 30'

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Rachel Nicholls soprano | Hallé Choir





Tonight’s concert, featuring four very different works from the years of the First World War, opens with George Butterworth’s evocative orchestral rhapsody A Shropshire Lad, an extended meditation on the poetry of A.E. Housman. 

When Butterworth was killed in action on the Somme in 1916, Elgar was composing a patriotic tribute to the fallen, The Spirit of England, a setting of texts by the celebrated war poet Laurence Binyon. It is an underrated work notable for its subtlety and restraint in conveying the tragedy and desolation of war.

1916 also witnessed the Irish Easter Rising and the subsequent execution of sixteen of its leaders. Among them was Patrick Pearse, a man Bax knew and commemorated in his moving In Memoriam. Bax was also an admirer of Sibelius, whose Fifth Symphony emerged as Finland struggled for independence from Russia. The evening concludes with this ultimately
optimistic work that ends gloriously with what Sibelius called his ‘Swan Hymn’.

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO PRE-CONCERT EVENT.

Ticket booking and booking fees
Full price tickets from £11 + booking fee
£3 student tickets 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. A limited number of stalls seats, usually worth up to £27, are being offered at half price.

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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Saturday
08
November
7:30 PM
Arts Centre
Warwick
Warwick - Bax, Sibelius and Dvorák

Warwick - Bax, Sibelius and Dvorák

Bax In Memoriam
Sibelius Symphony No.5
Dvorák Symphony No.8

Sir Mark Elder conductor

 

 
Wednesday
12
November
2:15 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Opus One Series - Berlioz, Bizet and Shostakovich

Hallé: Opus One Series - Berlioz, Bizet and Shostakovich

Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire 10'
Bizet Carmen: selection 25'
Shostakovich Symphony No.5 47'

Sir Mark Elder conductor



Carmen, Bizet’s last and greatest work, was initially a critical failure but is now rightly regarded as a masterpiece with some of the best-loved arias in all opera. As these performances will show, the work also contains much superb, purely-orchestral music.

Not for nothing are Sir Mark and the Hallé combining this selection with Shostakovich’s legendary Fifth Symphony. A few years before Shostakovich composed this great work he suffered unrequited love for a woman who was to marry a Spaniard named Roman Carmen (in rejecting Shostakovich, she had literally become his Carmen). Thus the opera’s Habanera theme is almost directly quoted in the symphony’s first movement. 

Preceding this fascinating pairing is Berlioz’s swashbuckling Le Corsaire, an overture both brashly heroic and tenderly romantic.

This programme is also being performed at The Bridgewater Hall on Thursday 13 November (7.30pm) and Sunday 16 November (7.30pm). 

Ticket prices and booking fees

Full price tickets from £11 + booking fee
£3 student tickets 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. A limited number of stalls seats, usually worth up to £27, are being offered at half price.

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
13
November
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Opus One Series - Berlioz, Bizet and Shostakovich

Hallé: Opus One Series - Berlioz, Bizet and Shostakovich

Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire 10'
Bizet Carmen: selection 25'
Shostakovich Symphony No.5 47'

Sir Mark Elder conductor



Carmen, Bizet’s last and greatest work, was initially a critical failure but is now rightly regarded as a masterpiece with some of the best-loved arias in all opera. As these performances will show, the work also contains much superb, purely-orchestral music.

Not for nothing are Sir Mark and the Hallé combining this selection with Shostakovich’s legendary Fifth Symphony. A few years before Shostakovich composed this great work he suffered unrequited love for a woman who was to marry a Spaniard named Roman Carmen (in rejecting Shostakovich, she had literally become his Carmen). Thus the opera’s Habanera theme is almost directly quoted in the symphony’s first movement. 

Preceding this fascinating pairing is Berlioz’s swashbuckling Le Corsaire, an overture both brashly heroic and tenderly romantic.

This programme is also being performed at The Bridgewater Hall on Wednesday 12 November (2.15pm) and Sunday 16 November (7.30pm). 


THE VERA CLEGG MEMORIAL CONCERT

Ticket prices and booking fees

Full price tickets from £11 + booking fee
£3 student tickets 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. A limited number of stalls seats, usually worth up to £27, are being offered at half price.

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

Friday
14
November
7:30 PM
King George's Hall
Blackburn
Blackburn - Brahms, Bizet, Butterworth and Sibelius

Blackburn - Brahms, Bizet, Butterworth and Sibelius

Brahms Tragic Overture
Bizet Carmen: selection
Butterworth A Shropshire Lad
Sibelius Symphony No.5

Sir Mark Elder conductor

Carmen, Bizet’s last and greatest work, was initially treated unkindly by some famously harsh critics, but is now rightly regarded as a masterpiece, with a wealth of wonderful, memorable melodies. George Butterworth was tragically killed in the Somme only four years after composing his pastoral orchestral rhapsody A Shropshire Lad, an extended meditation on the poetry of A.E. Housman. Its dark undertones are also reflected in Brahms’s Tragic Overture, of which the composer said ‘I could not refuse my melancholy nature’. Perhaps, but this is also a piece with great power and majesty. The evening concludes with Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony, which emerged as Finland struggled for independence from Russia, and was immediately adopted as a patriotic symbol. This life-affirming and wonderfully optimistic work ends gloriously with what Sibelius called his ‘Swan Hymn’.

Pre-concert talk: Lyn Fletcher, Leader of the Hallé, offers insights into orchestral violin playing and leading. 
£3.50 per person (includes canapés and a glass of wine)

Concert ticket prices and booking fees
Full price tickets from £15
£3 tickets are available for full-time students
Group and part-season tickets are available
Contact the Box Office for more information.

Booking fees and service charges may apply to ticket purchases - http://www.kinggeorgeshall.com/your-visit/box-office/

Sunday
16
November
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Opus One Series - Berlioz, Bizet and Shostakovich

Hallé: Opus One Series - Berlioz, Bizet and Shostakovich

Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire 10'
Bizet Carmen: selection 25'
Shostakovich Symphony No.5 47'

Sir Mark Elder conductor



Carmen, Bizet’s last and greatest work, was initially a critical failure but is now rightly regarded as a masterpiece with some of the best-loved arias in all opera. As these performances will show, the work also contains much superb, purely-orchestral music.

Not for nothing are Sir Mark and the Hallé combining this selection with Shostakovich’s legendary Fifth Symphony. A few years before Shostakovich composed this great work he suffered unrequited love for a woman who was to marry a Spaniard named Roman Carmen (in rejecting Shostakovich, she had literally become his Carmen). Thus the opera’s Habanera theme is almost directly quoted in the symphony’s first movement. 

Preceding this fascinating pairing is Berlioz’s swashbuckling Le Corsaire, an overture both brashly heroic and tenderly romantic.

This programme is also being performed at The Bridgewater Hall on Wednesday 12 November (2.15pm) and Thursday 13 November (7.30pm). 

Ticket prices and booking fees

Full price tickets from £11 + booking fee
£3 student tickets 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. A limited number of stalls seats, usually worth up to £27, are being offered at half price.

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

Thursday
20
November
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Thursday Series - Dvorák, Beethoven and Bartók

Hallé: Thursday Series - Dvorák, Beethoven and Bartók

Dvorák Overture: Carnival 10'
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2 28'
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra 40'

Cristian Macelaru conductor | Francesco Piemontesi piano

This much-anticipated concert brings together two of the most prestigious young talents on the international music circuit. After his sensational Hallé debut last season, Francesco Piemontesi makes a swift return for Beethoven’s youthful Second Piano Concerto. Though in many ways a traditional work, it also looks forward to the more rebellious Beethoven of the future.

In recent years Cristian Macelaru has established an exciting presence on the podium through his insightful interpretations, poise and energy. As well as Dvorák’s perennially fresh and infectiously vibrant Carnival Overture, he conducts one of the great orchestral showcases, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. It is one of the composer’s most accessible, melodic and atmospheric works, encompassing his characteristic mastery of the sardonic, whimsical and even passionate romanticism.

Pre-concert event at 6.30pm - free to concert ticket holders
Cristian Macelaru and Tom Redmond
The second of the Hallé’s debutant conductors this season, the young Romanian Cristian Macelaru talks to Tom Redmond about his fast-growing career and about working with orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic. With music by students from Chetham’s School of Music.


Ticket prices and booking fees

Full price tickets from £11 + booking fee
£3 student tickets 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. A limited number of stalls seats, usually worth up to £27, are being offered at half price.

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

Saturday
22
November
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Pops - Orchestral Masterpieces

Hallé: Pops - Orchestral Masterpieces

At just 20 years old, the American violinist Esther Yoo already has an impressive career. This BBC New Generation Artist joins the Hallé and conductor Wyn Davies for a performance of Bruch’s First Violin Concerto, one of the most popular concertos in the repertoire. The programme also includes:

Rossini Overture: The Barber of Seville
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1
Grieg Four Norwegian Dances
Sibelius Lemminkäinen’s Return and The Swan of Tuonela
Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Wagner Die Meistersinger: Prelude from Act I

Wyn Davies conductor | Esther Yoo violin



Ticket prices and booking fees

Full price tickets from £17 + booking fee
£3 student tickets  (plus 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. A limited number of stalls seats, usually worth up to £27, are being offered at half price.

A booking fee of £2 per ticket applies to telephone and online transactions (but not for cash payments in person). For more details about booking fees see The Bridgewater Hall website.

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Monday
24
November
7:30 PM
Royal Concert Hall
Nottingham
Nottingham - Dvorák, Beethoven and Bartók

Nottingham - Dvorák, Beethoven and Bartók

Dvorák Overture: Carnival
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

Cristian Macelaru conductor | Francesco Piemontesi piano

Opening this concert with a bang is Dvořák's Carnival Overture, a feisty prelude to Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto, played here by the Swiss-Italian pianist Francesco Piemontesi. The influence of Mozart is clearly felt in this early masterpiece, which Beethoven conceived as a teenager living in Bonn, but the composer's free spirit also asserts itself in its Romantic slow movement and boisterous finale. Béla Bartók was a frail man by the time he came to write his Concerto for Orchestra in 1943 but his last orchestral work couldn't be more full of life, its virtuosity and flashing colours making it one of the great orchestral showpieces of the twentieth century.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Tim Jones introduces the programme.

AFTER:HOURS
20 minutes after the main performance
Free to Hallé ticket holders. £3 for non-ticket holders
Four atmospheric pieces for percussion, piano and gamelan by Grammy-nominated composer Dobrinka Tabakova.

Ticket prices and booking fees
Full price tickets from £10 plus booking fee
£5 tickets are available for Under 25s and full-time students plus booking fee

A £1 per transaction administration fee will be added to online purchases.
A £2 per transaction administration fee will be added to purchases made in person and by phone.
A 75p card transaction fee will be added for all payments by credit/debit card.
Full details can be found at www.trch.co.uk/fees

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