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Debussy La Mer
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony
Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus
Cristian Mandeal conductor
Sophie Bevan soprano *
Matthew Brook baritone
The Sheffield International Concert Season’s 80th Birthday celebrations draw to a close with a tremendous gathering of voices, the orchestral magnificence of the award-winning Hallé and internationally acclaimed soloists, Sophie Bevan and Matthew Brook, all under the direction of conductor, Cristian Mandeal. Debussy’s La Mer, three impressionistic symphonic sketches, vividly capture the ever-changing seascape featuring sunlight, storms and alluring sirens. The natural majesty and splendour of the sea also influenced the choral symphony of the English composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams. From its exultant brass fanfare and rapturous choral opening, these buoyant settings of Walt Whitman’s poems, slowly fade into the sea’s unfathomable depths.
Pre-concert Talk with Trisha Cooper at 6pm
* The Hallé Concerts Society is very grateful to Sophie Bevan for replacing Sarah Fox who has had to withdraw.
Beethoven Overture: Egmont
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1
Dvorák Symphony No. 9 'From the New World'
Cristian Mandeal conductor
Conducted by Cristian Mandeal, this concert will feature Beethoven's youthful First Piano Concerto, a work of great brilliance and virtuosity. Though modelled on the late piano concertos of Mozart, Beethoven's own musical voice is already very much in evidence. The second half of the concert features one of the most popular symphonies in the repertoire - Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 'From the New World'. Packed with famous tunes, Dvorák's best-known work combines the folk music and landscapes of America with a yearning nostalgia for the composer's native Bohemia.
Drinks and canapés available in the Kathleen Ferrier bar from 6pm
From 6.30pm the Hallé's Head of Artistic Planning, Geoffrey Owen, will introduce the 2013-2014 season in the auditorium.
Weber Der Freischütz
Sibelius Symphony No.2
Sir Mark Elder conductor
When Weber’s opera Der Freischütz premiered in 1821, it became an immediate hit, and the Overture has become one of the most popular pieces in the concert hall repertoire. Stravinsky’s fabulously colourful ballet score Petrushka, detailing the turbulent love-life of a puppet amidst the bustle of a Russian shrove-tide fair, moves at a breathtaking pace, and paints a series of wonderful, evocative musical pictures. Sir Mark is regarded as one of the foremost interpreters of Sibelius’s music, and ever since it’s triumphant UK premiere – by the Hallé – in 1905, the Second Symphony has been this country’s favourite. Though the composer denied it was his ‘Liberation Symphony’, its power, romance and triumphant finale were seen as an explosive patriotic stand against Russian imperialism – and still brings the listener to the edge of their seat.
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|I Get A Kick Out Of You
It All Depends On You
Nice 'N' Easy
You Make Me Feel So Young
Without A Song
Just One Of Those Things
Come Fly With Me
Nancy With The Laughing Face
From This Moment On
Ol' Man River
Luck Be A Lady
|Let's Face The Music And Dance
It Happened in Monterey
When Your Lover Has Gone
How About You?
I Get Along Without You Very Well
I've Got You Under My Skin
My Kind Of Town
New York, New York
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Ol' Blue Eyes is back! Vocalist Gary Williams has been hailed as the closest thing today to hearing Sinatra himself. In this special tribute with the unmistakable orchestral arrangements Sinatra used, Gary will join the Hallé and Roderick Dunk for hit after toe-tappin' hit!
Roderick Dunk conductor | Gary Williams vocalist
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