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Thursday
07
May
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Thursday: Ives, Grime & Walton

Thursday: Ives, Grime & Walton


AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER


Ives The Unanswered Question 6'
Helen Grime Concerto for clarinet and trumpet 25'
Walton Symphony No.1 43'

Markus Stenz conductor | Lynsey Marsh clarinet | Gareth Small trumpet 





Charles Ives was a visionary, an astonishingly original musical voice. Inspired by the poetry of Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Unanswered Question is a fascinating study in contrasts in which a solo trumpet poses ‘The Perennial Question of Existence’ yet fails to get an answer from the rest of the players.

Next in this enthralling programme, Markus Stenz conducts a much-anticipated new work by Helen Grime, the Orchestra’s gifted Associate Composer who was so inspired by the Hallé’s Lynsey Marsh and Gareth Small that she wrote them a double concerto. The second half features Oldham-born William Walton’s riveting First Symphony, a score of volcanic power and near-overwhelming dramatic intensity.

Pre-concert event at 6.30pm - free to concert ticket holders
Markus Stenz and Helen Grime
Inspired by the playing of Hallé soloists, Helen Grime, the Hallé’s Associate Composer, chose to write a concerto for clarinet and trumpet as her major Hallé commission, which is to be performed in tonight’s concert by Lynsey Marsh and Gareth Small. She discusses the genesis of her new work with Markus Stenz, who also looks ahead to performing Walton’s First Symphony, one of his favourite symphonies from the English repertoire. With music from students at the Royal Northern College of Music.


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.

Friday
08
May
7:30 PM
Sands Centre
Carlisle
Boccherini, Mendelssohn & Mahler

Boccherini, Mendelssohn & Mahler


AT SANDS CENTRE, CARLISLE


Boccherini/Berio Ritirata Notturna di Madrid
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor
Mahler Symphony No.1

Markus Stenz conductor | Simone Lamsma violin

Tickets from £29.50 

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Saturday
09
May
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Pops: A Russian Spectacular

Pops: A Russian Spectacular


AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER

The Hallé Pops Series comes to a rousing conclusion with a night of Russian masterpieces. Tom Poster, internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry and versatility, joins Manchester’s great orchestra and conductor Stephen Bell for a performance of Rachmaninov’s powerful Second Piano Concerto.

The programme also includes:

Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: May Night
Borodin Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
Rachmaninov Vocalise
Prokofiev Symphony No.1, ‘Classical’: Gavotte
Tchaikovsky Marche Slave

Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Poster piano

Ticket prices and booking fees:

Full price tickets from £19 (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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Wednesday
13
May
2:15 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Opus: Glinka, Beethoven & Rachmaninov

Opus: Glinka, Beethoven & Rachmaninov


AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER

Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla 6'
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 35'
Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 48'

Jamie Phillips conductor | Andrew Tyson piano

Jamie Phillips, the Hallé’s youngest ever Assistant Conductor, takes to the podium for Rachmaninov’s magnificent Second Symphony. With its wealth of great melodies it is a superb reminder that when it was first performed in 1908, its composer remained a glorious romantic anachronism.

Before this, Andrew Tyson, winner of the Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize at the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition, returns for the limpid beauty of Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto. Praised by the New York Times for the ‘passion and poetry’ of his playing, these are qualities Tyson is sure to bring to the work. Though Glinka’s opera Ruslan and Ludmilla is rarely heard outside Russia, its thrilling overture is one of the most popular concert-starters of them all.

This programme is also being performed at The Bridgewater Hall on Thursday 14 May (7.30pm) and Sunday 17 May (7.30pm).

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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Thursday
14
May
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Opus: Glinka, Beethoven & Rachmaninov

Opus: Glinka, Beethoven & Rachmaninov


AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER

Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla 6'
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 35'
Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 48'

Jamie Phillips conductor | Andrew Tyson piano

Jamie Phillips, the Hallé’s youngest ever Assistant Conductor, takes to the podium for Rachmaninov’s magnificent Second Symphony. With its wealth of great melodies it is a superb reminder that when it was first performed in 1908, its composer remained a glorious romantic anachronism.

Before this, Andrew Tyson, winner of the Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize at the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition, returns for the limpid beauty of Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto. Praised by the New York Times for the ‘passion and poetry’ of his playing, these are qualities Tyson is sure to bring to the work. Though Glinka’s opera Ruslan and Ludmilla is rarely heard outside Russia, its thrilling overture is one of the most popular concert-starters of them all.

This programme is also being performed at The Bridgewater Hall on Wednesday 13 May (2.15pm) and Sunday 17 May (7.30pm).

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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Friday
15
May
8:00 PM
Victoria Hall
Hanley
Glinka, Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

Glinka, Beethoven & Tchaikovsky


AT VICTORIA HALL, HANLEY


Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 

Jamie Phillips conductor | Andrew Tyson piano

Jamie Phillips, the Hallé’s youngest ever Assistant Conductor, takes to the podium for Tchaikovsky's popular Fifth Symphony, a work in which a 'fate motif' recurs in fascinatingly different guises. The symphony is a glorious journey from darkness to light with a wealth of sumptuous themes along the way.

Before this, Andrew Tyson, winner of the Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize at the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition, returns for the limpid beauty of Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto. Praised by the New York Times for the ‘passion and poetry’ of his playing, these are qualities Tyson is sure to bring to the work. Though Glinka’s opera Ruslan and Ludmilla is rarely heard outside Russia, its thrilling overture is one of the most popular concert-starters of them all.

Tickets from £18.90 (+ transaction fees) 

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Saturday
16
May
7:30 PM
King George's Hall
Blackburn
Glinka, Beethoven & Rachmaninov

Glinka, Beethoven & Rachmaninov


AT KING GEORGE'S HALL, BLACKBURN


Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4
Rachmaninov Symphony No.2

Jamie Phillips conductor | Andrew Tyson piano

With its wealth of great melodies it is a superb reminder that when it was first performed in 1908, its composer remained a glorious romantic anachronism. Before this, Andrew Tyson, winner of the Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize at the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition, returns for the limpid beauty of Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto. Praised by the New York Times for the ‘passion and poetry’ of his playing, these are qualities Tyson is sure to bring to the work. Though Glinka’s opera Ruslan and Ludmilla is rarely heard outside Russia, its thrilling overture is one of the most popular concert-starters of them all.

Pre-concert talk: Jamie Phillips in conversation about tonight’s season finale.  
£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
17
May
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Opus: Glinka, Beethoven & Rachmaninov

Opus: Glinka, Beethoven & Rachmaninov


AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER

Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla 6'
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 35'
Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 48'

Jamie Phillips conductor | Andrew Tyson piano

Jamie Phillips, the Hallé’s youngest ever Assistant Conductor, takes to the podium for Rachmaninov’s magnificent Second Symphony. With its wealth of great melodies it is a superb reminder that when it was first performed in 1908, its composer remained a glorious romantic anachronism.

Before this, Andrew Tyson, winner of the Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize at the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition, returns for the limpid beauty of Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto. Praised by the New York Times for the ‘passion and poetry’ of his playing, these are qualities Tyson is sure to bring to the work. Though Glinka’s opera Ruslan and Ludmilla is rarely heard outside Russia, its thrilling overture is one of the most popular concert-starters of them all.

This programme is also being performed at The Bridgewater Hall on Wednesday 13 May (2.15pm) and Thursday 14 May (7.30pm).

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.

Thursday
21
May
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Thursday: Janácek, Shostakovich & Britten

Thursday: Janácek, Shostakovich & Britten


AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER


Janácek arr. Mackerras The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite 22'
Shostakovich Concerto No.1 for piano, trumpet and strings 21'
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2 20'
Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra 18'





Sir Mark Elder conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano | Gareth Small trumpet | Actors from Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre


Benjamin Grosvenor is one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world. Tonight he joins Sir Mark to complete the Hallé’s cycle of Shostakovich concertos. Shostakovich rightly claimed that his First Piano Concerto is ‘heroic, spirited and joyful’ but it also humorously deconstructs some traditions with a revolutionary zeal and relish. The cheerful Second Concerto was written as a birthday present for the composer’s son Maxim. Like its predecessor, it is full of boyish cheek and musical mischief, though its gorgeous slow movement reveals Shostakovich at his most unashamedly romantic.

The concert opens with the attractive orchestral suite Charles Mackerras drew from Janácek’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen, a work of great humour and humanity. Finally, actors from Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre guide us through Britten’s homage to the music of Purcell which informs, inspires and makes for a thrilling finale to a glittering concert.

Pre-concert event at 6.30pm - free to concert ticket holders
Actors from the Manchester School of Theatre 
Tonight’s concert opens with the striking suite from Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen. The most colourful of his operatic works, inspired by a comic-strip about animals, it brings together the composer’s fascination with the sounds of nature, his unrequited love for an unattainable woman, and philosophical reflections on life and death. Young actors from the Manchester School of Theatre help to throw some light on how he achieved this with readings from the composer’s own libretto. With music played by pupils from Chetham’s School of Music.


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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Friday
22
May
7:30 PM
Hallé St Peter's
40 Blossom Street, M4 6BF
Tea Dances with a difference

Tea Dances with a difference


AT HALLÉ ST PETER'S, ANCOATS, M4 6BF


Put your dancing shoes on and join us for a tea dance with a difference. A wonderful opportunity to socialise and dance in the beautiful surroundings of Hallé St Peter's, in Ancoats.

For more information, contact david.roberts@halle.co.uk.

There is a Hallé Summer Gala Tea Dance on Friday 26 June.

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Tickets £7.50 

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