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Thursday
05
March
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: Thursday Series - Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: Thursday Series - Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky

Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: The Tsar’s Bride 7'
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.2 44'
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 46'

Vasily Petrenko conductor | Nikolai Lugansky piano

The Hallé gives a warm welcome to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and its charismatic Russian Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko. They are joined by Petrenko’s compatriot Nikolai Lugansky who brings his immense technical and musical gifts to bear on Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto. The work might not be as well-known as its hugely famous forerunner, but it equals the First Concerto in its profusion of great melodies and its stunning virtuoso pianism. 

Before this, we are treated to the wonderfully boisterous and melodic overture Rimsky-Korsakov wrote for his opera The Tsar’s Bride. Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony is dominated by a recurring ‘fate motif’ and while its composer admitted to being ‘down in the dumps’ when he wrote it, it ends in a blaze of joyful celebration.

Pre-concert event at 6.30pm - free to concert ticket holders
Vasily Petrenko and Sandra Parr
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s dynamic Russian conductor discusses tonight’s programme of Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky and working with the orchestra he has headed for nine years in concert and in the studio. Music will be provided by musicians from the Royal Northern College 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.

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.
Thursday
19
March
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Thursday Series - Shostakovich and Mahler

Hallé: Thursday Series - Shostakovich and Mahler

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.2 30'
Mahler Symphony No.5 70'

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Alisa Weilerstein cello

Few cellists could be more suited to the broad expressive palette of Shostakovich’s Second Concerto than the young American Alisa Weilerstein, winner of the BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Year 2014. More intimate and enigmatic than its predecessor, the piece is full of beautiful and engaging ideas, all of which are organised with quite remarkable invention.

Like the Shostakovich, Mahler’s extraordinary Fifth Symphony was written while its composer was recovering from a potentially fatal health condition. Its ravishing slow movement – the musical backdrop to Luchino Visconti’s classic film Death in Venice – was an extended love song to Mahler’s new wife Alma. And though it opens with a sombre (and at times quite terrifying) Funeral March, the symphony’s ultimate message is unmistakably hopeful and life-affirming.

Pre-concert event at 6.30pm - free to concert ticket holders
Sir Mark Elder
As this season’s Shostakovich concerto cycle reaches mid-point, Sir Mark Elder considers the wide range of the composer’s output in this form.  He looks forward to joining Alisa Weilerstein in the Second Cello Concerto later tonight, and also talks about Mahler’s towering Fifth Symphony.


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.

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.
Friday
20
March
7:30 PM
St George's Concert Hall
Bradford
Bradford - Butterworth, Elgar and Dvorák

Bradford - Butterworth, Elgar and Dvorák

Butterworth A Shropshire Lad
Elgar Enigma Variations
Dvorák Cello Concerto in B minor

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Alisa Weilerstein cello

The final Hallé concert of the season is something very special. Performing under the baton of their Music Director Sir Mark Elder in 2015, 150 years after the Hallé first performed at St George's Hall.

Alisa Weilerstein is without doubt regarded as the greatest cellist of her generation. In 2014, she won the BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Year award - one of the highest awards in classical music. Her recording of Dvorák's Cello Concerto with the Czech Philharmonic has recently been released, also to great critical acclaim, so to hear her perform this iconic work in Bradford will be a rare treat. 

Of course to have Sir Mark Elder on the podium is always something very special and his interpretation of Elgar's ever popular Enigma Variations will be a highlight of the season. The concert opens with the poignant Shropshire Lad by Butterworth, who was killed during the battle of the Somme in 1916.

Ticket prices and fees
Full price tickets from £13.50 plus booking and transaction fees

Online: £2.50 per ticket fee plus transaction fee of 50p.
Phone/Counter: £1 per ticket fee plus postage charge where applicable.
Full details can be found at www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/

Saturday
21
March
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Pops - Movie Classics

Hallé: Pops - Movie Classics

BBC presenter Petroc Trelawny and soprano Sarah Fox make very welcome returns to the Hallé for a night of Movie Classics. Behind the on screen action, music plays a crucial role in bringing the story to life. This concert brings together some of the most memorable moments. 

The programme includes:

R. Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra (2001 - A Space Odyssey)
Dvorák Song to the Moon (Driving Miss Daisy)
Sibelius Finlandia (Die Hard 2)
Mahler Symphony No.5: Adagietto (Death In Venice)
Puccini O mio babbino caro (A Room With A View)
Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony: Finale (Babe)
Wagner Ride Of The Valkyries (Apocalypse Now)
J. Strauss IIOn the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz (2001 - A Space Odyssey)
Albinoni Adagio (Gallipoli)
Shostakovich Jazz Suite No.2: Waltz (Eyes Wide Shut)
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)

Stephen Bell conductor | Sarah Fox soprano | Petroc Trelawny presenter

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.

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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Wednesday
25
March
2:15 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Opus One Series - Tchaikovsky , Prokofiev and Sibelius

Hallé: Opus One Series - Tchaikovsky , Prokofiev and Sibelius

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: suite 10'
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 30'
Sibelius Symphony No.1 42'

Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Denis Kozhukhin piano

The extraordinary Denis Kozhukhin plays Prokofiev’s wonderfully iconoclastic and fiendishly virtuosic First Piano Concerto. After a performance of the work in 1914, an astonished listener described it as ‘young man’s music’ like ‘the onrushing forwards in my one unfortunate soccer experience’! However, its vigorous athleticism vies with passages of tender, Rachmaninov-like lyricism. Sibelius’s First Symphony owes much to the influence of Tchaikovsky, yet it remains an intensely personal and highly original statement. In turn haunting, stormy and passionate, it culminates in one of the most stirring ‘big tune’ finales in the repertoire. The concert opens with another wonderful treat: the richly melodic orchestral suite from Tchaikovsky’s beguiling ballet score Swan Lake.

This programme is also being performed at The Bridgewater Hall on Thursday 26 March (7.30pm) and Sunday 29 March (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.

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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Thursday
26
March
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Opus One Series - Tchaikovsky , Prokofiev and Sibelius

Hallé: Opus One Series - Tchaikovsky , Prokofiev and Sibelius

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: suite 10'
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 30'
Sibelius Symphony No.1 42'

Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Denis Kozhukhin piano

The extraordinary Denis Kozhukhin plays Prokofiev’s wonderfully iconoclastic and fiendishly virtuosic First Piano Concerto. After a performance of the work in 1914, an astonished listener described it as ‘young man’s music’ like ‘the onrushing forwards in my one unfortunate soccer experience’! However, its vigorous athleticism vies with passages of tender, Rachmaninov-like lyricism. Sibelius’s First Symphony owes much to the influence of Tchaikovsky, yet it remains an intensely personal and highly original statement. In turn haunting, stormy and passionate, it culminates in one of the most stirring ‘big tune’ finales in the repertoire. The concert opens with another wonderful treat: the richly melodic orchestral suite from Tchaikovsky’s beguiling ballet score Swan Lake.

This programme is also being performed at The Bridgewater Hall on Wednesday 25 March (2.15pm) and Sunday 29 March (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.

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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Friday
27
March
7:00 PM
City Hall
Sheffield
Sheffield - Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Sibelius

Sheffield - Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Sibelius

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Suite
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1
Sibelius Symphony No.1

Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Denis Kozhukhin piano

When Denis Kozhukhin gave his Carnegie Hall debut in 2014, he received a rapturous standing ovation. Tonight he plays Prokofiev's wonderfully iconoclastic and fiendishly virtuosic First Piano Concerto. After a performance of the work in 1914, an astonished listener described it as 'young man's music' like 'the onrushing forwards in my one unfortunate soccer experience'! However, its vigorous athleticism vies with passages of tender, Rachmaninov-like lyricism. Sibelius's First Symphony owes much to the influence of Tchaikovsky, yet it remains an intensely personal and highly original statement. In turn haunting, stormy and passionate, it culminates in one of the most stirring 'big tune' finales in the repertoire. The concert opens with another wonderful treat: the richly melodic orchestral suite from Tchaikovsky's beguiling ballet score, Swan Lake.

Pre-concert talk at 6pm.

Ticket prices and booking fees
Full price tickets from £15 plus booking fee
£5 tickets are available for Students and Under 18s plus booking fee

Booking fees may apply:
10% on telephone/online/credit/debit card bookings
2% on credit card when booked in person
Debit card and/or in person at box office - no charge

Sunday
29
March
3:00 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé Youth Ensembles

Hallé Youth Ensembles

The programme includes:

Horowitz/Flanders Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo
Kodály Variations on a Hungarian folksong (The Peacock)

Join the highly-gifted members of the Hallé Youth Orchestra, Youth Choir, Youth Training Choir and Children’s Choir for a matinee of animal magic, a veritable menagerie of music inspired by all creatures great and small.

As this afternoon’s programme delightfully demonstrates, the influence of the animal kingdom has created some of the most exotic, enjoyable and entertaining music ever written, not least the vibrant plumage of Kodály’s ‘Peacock Variations’, here played by the outstanding Hallé Youth Orchestra. The concert also includes a performance of Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo in which the Hallé Children’s Choir board a magical ark two by two. With captivating music by Joseph Horowitz and witty lyrics by Michael Flanders, this irresistible take on the Old Testament tale is sure to float your boat!

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.

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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Sunday
29
March
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Opus One Series - Tchaikovsky , Prokofiev and Sibelius

Hallé: Opus One Series - Tchaikovsky , Prokofiev and Sibelius

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: suite 10'
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 30'
Sibelius Symphony No.1 42'

Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Denis Kozhukhin piano

The extraordinary Denis Kozhukhin plays Prokofiev’s wonderfully iconoclastic and fiendishly virtuosic First Piano Concerto. After a performance of the work in 1914, an astonished listener described it as ‘young man’s music’ like ‘the onrushing forwards in my one unfortunate soccer experience’! However, its vigorous athleticism vies with passages of tender, Rachmaninov-like lyricism. Sibelius’s First Symphony owes much to the influence of Tchaikovsky, yet it remains an intensely personal and highly original statement. In turn haunting, stormy and passionate, it culminates in one of the most stirring ‘big tune’ finales in the repertoire. The concert opens with another wonderful treat: the richly melodic orchestral suite from Tchaikovsky’s beguiling ballet score Swan Lake.

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

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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