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Sunday
01
February
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Opus One Series - Weber, Schumann and Brahms

Hallé: Opus One Series - Weber, Schumann and Brahms

Weber Overture: Der Freischütz 10'
Schumann Cello Concerto 26'
Brahms Symphony No.4 42'

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski conductor | Nicholas Trygstad cello

Former Principal Conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski is a much-loved Hallé institution and he returns to conduct music particularly close to his heart. With its hunting horns and orchestral evocations of the forces of good and evil, the overture Weber composed for his opera Der Freischütz is a masterfully constructed microcosm of the opera itself.

The Hallé’s consummate Principal Cellist Nicholas Trygstad then joins the great maestro for Schumann’s intimate Cello Concerto, a piece that showcases the lyrical and poetic qualities of the instrument, which sings out against a soft cushion of orchestral sound.

After the interval is Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, his greatest achievement in orchestral music. Its finale, a magnificent set of variations, is perhaps the most remarkable part of this most remarkable work.

This programme is also being performed at The Bridgewater Hall on Wednesday 28 January (2.15pm) and Thursday 29 January (7.30pm). 

Road closures and traffic disruption near The Bridgewater Hall

Please be aware of the ongoing programme of road works affecting various parts of Manchester city centre in order to create a new Metrolink line.

The latest phase of works now affects Lower Mosley Street at the side of the Midland Hotel. This part of the road is closed. This has made Lower Mosley Street part of a one-way system running past The Bridgewater Hall and turning left in front of Manchester Central onto Windmill Street.

We advise anyone travelling by car to allow a little extra time for their journey. The Manchester Central NCP car park remains open, but there may be diversions around the city.


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
05
February
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Pops - España

Hallé: Pops - España

With music to warm the mind and soul on a cold and dark winter evening, Jamie Phillips leads the Hallé in a programme crammed with music that evokes sun-soaked Spain. Come and be whisked away with Ravel’s dramatic and enticing Boléro, Bizet’s captivating love story and Rodrigo’s famous Guitar Concerto. Xuefei Yang, acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists, takes centre stage for the Spanish composer’s best-known work.

Chabrier Rhapsody: España
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
Falla The Three Cornered Hat: Three Dances from Suite No.2
Bizet Carmen: selection
Ravel Bolero

Jamie Phillips conductor | Xuefei Yang guitar






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 £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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Friday
06
February
6:45 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé and Hallé Youth Orchestra

Hallé and Hallé Youth Orchestra

Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances (open rehearsal and performance)

Jamie Phillips conductor

This special event blends youth and experience as the Hallé Youth Orchestra and the Hallé join forces for Rachmaninov’s final work, his scintillating Symphonic Dances. Inspired by the different phases of man’s life (which Rachmaninov thought of as ‘Noon’, ‘Evening’ and ‘Midnight’), it is the ideal piece to bring musicians of all ages together. In the first half, Hallé Assistant Conductor Jamie Phillips puts the players through their paces in an open rehearsal – a fascinating insight into the workings of an orchestra – while in the second half he conducts a complete performance of this multifaceted and technically-demanding orchestral masterpiece. A rich learning experience for all concerned!

Ticket prices and 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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Wednesday
11
February
7:30 PM
Royal Concert Hall
Nottingham
Nottingham - Grieg, Tchaikovksy and Nielsen

Nottingham - Grieg, Tchaikovksy and Nielsen

Grieg Peer Gynt: selection
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
Nielsen Symphony No.3, 'Sinfonia espansiva'

Nikolaj Znaider conductor | Jian Wang cello
Katherine Watson soprano | Gary Griffiths baritone

Nikolaj Znaider is not only a world-renowned violinist but his inspirational conducting has also won him huge acclaim. He begins this concert with Grieg's evocative incidental music to Ibsen's play Peer Gynt, arguably the most successful collaboration between playwright and composer. That's followed by Tchaikovsky's homage to the Classical age, as acclaimed Chinese cellist Jian Wang takes on the technique-testing Rococo Variations. The climax of the concert is Carl Nielsen's Third Symphony. The piece that made the Danish composer's name, it's a big-hearted affirmation of human energy and his own love of life, full of his vibrant tone colours and propulsive rhythms.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Nikolaj Znaider in conversation with the Halle's Head of Artistic Planning, Geoffrey Owen.

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

Thursday
12
February
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Thursday Series - Grieg, Shostakovich and Nielsen

Hallé: Thursday Series - Grieg, Shostakovich and Nielsen

Grieg Peer Gynt: selection 21'
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 29'
Nielsen Symphony No.3, ‘Sinfonia espansiva’ 39'

Nikolaj Znaider conductor | Jian Wang cello | Katherine Watson soprano | Gary Griffiths baritone 

Katherine Watson soprano | Gary Griffiths baritone Grieg actually disliked Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, but for a production of the play he composed some of his most inspired and best-known music, including ‘Morning Mood’, ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ and some delectable songs for soprano and baritone.

Shostakovich’s highly personal First Cello Concerto was dedicated to Rostropovich, the legendary Russian cellist who barely noticed the work’s ferocious technical demands on the soloist! Rest assured, the distinguished Chinese cellist Jian Wang will more than rise to the challenge.

After the interval, Nikolaj Znaider conducts his compatriot Carl Nielsen’s ‘Sinfonia espansiva’, one of the Dane’s most genial and optimistic creations. It opens with an incredible burst of energy – a single note repeated twenty-six times – while the second movement features wordless vocal lines that weave beautifully in and out of the orchestral texture.

Pre-concert event at 6.30pm - free to concert ticket holders
Hallé Youth Orchestra performance
The Hallé Youth Orchestra’s Music Director, Jamie Phillips has taken his cue from this evening’s main event and conducts the orchestra in Nielsen and Grieg. As a prelude to tonight’s ‘Espansiva’ Symphony, he presents a movement from Nielsen’s earlier symphony ‘The Four Temperaments’, as well as one of Grieg’s Elegiac Melodies. Jamie Phillips adds his own insights, in conversation with Tom Redmond.


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
14
February
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Pops - Valentine’s Day Concert

Hallé: Pops - Valentine’s Day Concert

On the most romantic night of the year, bring your loved one and join the Hallé, Stephen Bell and vocalists Anna-Jane Casey and Graham Bickley for a concert devoted to romance and love.

The concert includes:

West Side Story: Overture Bernstein
Babes in Arms: My Funny Valentine Rodgers & Hart
Salut d’amour Elgar
Carousel: If I Loved You Rodgers & Hammerstein
I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Sherwin & Strachey
Show Boat: Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man Kern
Endless Love Lionel Richie
Girl Crazy: Overture Gershwin
Titanic: My Heart Will Go On James Horner
The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight Elton John
The Power of Love Huey Lewis
Total Eclipse of the Heart Jim Steinman
Swing Time: The Way You Look Tonight Kern

Stephen Bell conductor | Anna-Jane Casey and Graham Bickley vocalists

Ticket prices and booking fees
Full price tickets from £17 + booking fee
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
19
February
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Thursday Series - Brahms, Beethoven and Haydn

Hallé: Thursday Series - Brahms, Beethoven and Haydn

Brahms Tragic Overture 15'
Beethoven Symphony No.4 32'
Haydn Nelson Mass 45'

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Elizabeth Watts soprano | Ann Taylor mezzo-soprano
David Butt Philip tenor | Jihoon Kim bass
Hallé Choir 

Sir Mark conducts the Nelson Mass, a late, great work of Haydn’s, widely regarded as one the composer’s greatest achievements. Originally conceived as a response to Napoleon’s aggressive and acquisitive foreign policy, it gained its nickname after Admiral Nelson defeated the French navy at the famous Battle of the Nile. It is an experience not to be missed.

Brahms’ turbulent Tragic Overture is the melancholy alter-ego of his jovial Academic Festival Overture (a piece Sir Mark conducts on Thursday 16 April). The former is a powerful, dramatic work that could almost be the first movement of a symphony. After this we hear Beethoven’s exuberant Fourth Symphony. For Sir Mark and the Hallé this high-spirited work has become something of a party piece that never fails to wow audiences both here and all over the world.

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO PRE-CONCERT EVENT 

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.

Sunday
22
February
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Opus One Series - Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven

Hallé: Opus One Series - Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven

Mendelssohn Overture: The Fair Melusine 10'
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola K.364 30'
Beethoven Symphony No.5 34'

Thomas Zehetmair conductor/violin | Ruth Killius viola




Thomas Zehetmair returns to Manchester in the dual role of conductor and soloist. Mendelssohn’s lovely The Fair Melusine is a watery affair that influenced Wagner in his own rippling prelude to Das Rheingold.

Zehetmair then exchanges baton for violin bow and joins viola player Ruth Killius for Mozart’s inspired and inspiring Sinfonia Concertante K364. Mozart was a viola player himself and throughout the piece the two instruments are dealt a scrupulously even hand as they engage in a musical dialogue of quite exquisite beauty. The work’s slow movement is one of the most moving ever written.

And finally Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony: in the words of the great author E.M. Forster, ‘the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.’

This programme is also being performed at The Bridgewater Hall on Wednesday 25 February (2.15pm) and Thursday 26 February (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.

Wednesday
25
February
2:15 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Opus One Series - Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven

Hallé: Opus One Series - Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven

Mendelssohn Overture: The Fair Melusine 10'
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola K.364 30'
Beethoven Symphony No.5 34'

Thomas Zehetmair conductor/violin | Ruth Killius viola




Thomas Zehetmair returns to Manchester in the dual role of conductor and soloist.

Mendelssohn’s lovely The Fair Melusine is a watery affair that influenced Wagner in his own rippling prelude to Das Rheingold.

Zehetmair then exchanges baton for violin bow and joins viola player Ruth Killius for Mozart’s inspired and inspiring Sinfonia Concertante K364. Mozart was a viola player himself and throughout the piece the two instruments are dealt a scrupulously even hand as they engage in a musical dialogue of quite exquisite beauty. The work’s slow movement is one of the most moving ever written.

And finally Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony: in the words of the great author E.M. Forster, ‘the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.’

This programme is also being performed at The Bridgewater Hall on Sunday 22 February (7.30pm) and Thursday 26 February (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
26
February
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Opus One Series - Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven

Hallé: Opus One Series - Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven

Mendelssohn Overture: The Fair Melusine 10'
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola K.364 30'
Beethoven Symphony No.5 34'

Thomas Zehetmair conductor/violin | Ruth Killius viola




Thomas Zehetmair returns to Manchester in the dual role of conductor and soloist. Mendelssohn’s lovely The Fair Melusine is a watery affair that influenced Wagner in his own rippling prelude to Das Rheingold.

Zehetmair then exchanges baton for violin bow and joins viola player Ruth Killius for Mozart’s inspired and inspiring Sinfonia Concertante K364. Mozart was a viola player himself and throughout the piece the two instruments are dealt a scrupulously even hand as they engage in a musical dialogue of quite exquisite beauty. The work’s slow movement is one of the most moving ever written.

And finally Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony: in the words of the great author E.M. Forster, ‘the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.’

This programme is also being performed at The Bridgewater Hall on Sunday 22 February (7.30pm) and Wednesday 25 February (2.15pm).

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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