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Friday
14
September
7:30 PM
Town Hall
Leeds

Leeds International Piano Competition Final

Each young finalist performs a concerto at Leeds Town Hall accompanied by the Hallé and Sir Mark Elder.

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Saturday
15
September
6:30 PM
Town Hall
Leeds

Leeds International Piano Competition Final

Each young finalist performs a concerto at Leeds Town Hall accompanied by the Hallé and Sir Mark Elder.

The prize-giving ceremony will follow.

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Wednesday
19
September
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Manchester - Brahms and Sibelius

Brahms Piano Concerto No.2   48'
Sibelius Symphony No.2   43'

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sunwook Kim piano

In 2006, at the age of just eighteen, the remarkable Korean pianist Sunwook Kim became the youngest winner of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition for forty years. In these concerts he joins Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé for a performance of Brahms’s majestic Second Piano Concerto, a work that will showcase both his refined sense of lyricism and immaculate technique. After the interval is Sibelius’s powerful and romantic Second Symphony. Though the composer denied it was his ‘Liberation Symphony’ – a piece depicting Finnish resistance to Russian imperialism – a sense of epic struggle lies at its core.

£3 student tickets

This programme is also being performed at 2.15pm and 7.30pm on Thursday 20 September and at 7.30pm on Sunday 23 September in The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

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Thursday
20
September
2:15 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Manchester - Brahms and Sibelius

MATINEE PERFORMANCE

Brahms
Piano Concerto No.2 48'
Sibelius Symphony No.2 43'

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sunwook Kim piano

In 2006, at the age of just eighteen, the remarkable Korean pianist Sunwook Kim became the youngest winner of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition for forty years. In these concerts he joins Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé for a performance of Brahms’s majestic Second Piano Concerto, a work that will showcase both his refined sense of lyricism and immaculate technique. After the interval is Sibelius’s powerful and romantic Second Symphony. Though the composer denied it was his ‘Liberation Symphony’ – a piece depicting Finnish resistance to Russian imperialism – a sense of epic struggle lies at its core.

This programme is also being performed in the evenings on Wednesday 19, Thursday 20 and Sunday 23 September 2012 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

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Thursday
20
September
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Manchester - Brahms and Sibelius

Brahms Piano Concerto No.2   48’
Sibelius Symphony No.2   43’

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sunwook Kim piano

In 2006, at the age of just eighteen, the remarkable Korean pianist Sunwook Kim became the youngest winner of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition for forty years. In these concerts he joins Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé for a performance of Brahms’s majestic Second Piano Concerto, a work that will showcase both his refined sense of lyricism and immaculate technique. After the interval is Sibelius’s powerful and romantic Second Symphony. Though the composer denied it was his ‘Liberation Symphony’ – a piece depicting Finnish resistance to Russian imperialism – a sense of epic struggle lies at its core.

This programme is also being performed at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19 September, at 2.15pm on Thursday 20 September and at 7.30pm on Sunday 23 September in The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

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Sunday
23
September
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Manchester - Brahms and Sibelius

Brahms Piano Concerto No.2   48’
Sibelius Symphony No.2   43’

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sunwook Kim piano

In 2006, at the age of just eighteen, the remarkable Korean pianist Sunwook Kim became the youngest winner of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition for forty years. In these concerts he joins Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé for a performance of Brahms’s majestic Second Piano Concerto, a work that will showcase both his refined sense of lyricism and immaculate technique. After the interval is Sibelius’s powerful and romantic Second Symphony. Though the composer denied it was his ‘Liberation Symphony’ – a piece depicting Finnish resistance to Russian imperialism – a sense of epic struggle lies at its core.

This programme is also being performed at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19 September and at 2.15pm and 7.30pm on Thursday 20 September in The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

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Wednesday
26
September
7:30 PM
Royal Concert Hall
Nottingham
Nottingham - Stravinsky, Elgar, Holst

Stravinsky Fireworks
Elgar Cello Concerto
Holst The Planets

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Alisa Weilerstein cello
Women’s voices of Nottingham Harmonic Choir

What better way to launch the Hallé’s 10th anniversary in Nottingham than with some fireworks? In this case it’s the dazzling orchestral showpiece that the young Stravinsky wrote for the wedding of Rimsky-Korsakov's daughter. The mood of Elgar’s Cello Concerto could hardly be more different; his last major work is a poignant farewell to a world blown apart by the Great War. American cellist Alisa Weilerstein – one of the most brilliant talents of her generation – joins Sir Mark Elder for a keenly-anticipated performance.

Gustav Holst’s The Planets was the first piece that the Hallé performed when it became the resident orchestra in Nottingham so it’s fitting that this concert ends with this spectacular modern classic. Inspired by his interest in astrology, Holst’s masterpiece vividly captures the characters of each planet, from the ferocity of Mars, the Bringer of War, to the ethereal chill of Neptune, the Mystic. Nearly a hundred years after its first performance it remains one of the most brilliantly original works for orchestra, drawing every ounce of colour from its huge orchestral forces.

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Thursday
27
September
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Manchester - Holst, Stravinsky and Shostakovich
Stravinsky Feu d’artifice (Fireworks)   5’
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1   29’
Holst The Planets   50’

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Alisa Weilerstein cello
Ladies of the Hallé Choir

Sir Mark and the Hallé open the Thursday Series with a heady blend of Russian and British repertoire. Stravinsky’s Fireworks is a highly descriptive and colourfully orchestrated work that pays tribute to his teacher, Rimsky-Korsakov. Rising star of the cello Alisa Weilerstein plays Shostakovich’s First Concerto. A highly personal piece (he later quoted it in his autobiographical eighth String Quartet), it is also highly virtuosic with an astonishing six-minute cello cadenza. From the merciless, apocalyptic power of Mars the Bringer of War to quicksilver Mercury and the rarefied strains of Neptune, Holst’s cosmic musical vision The Planets is one that never fails to impress.

£3 student tickets

Please note there is no pre-concert event.

Due to the Labour Party Conference taking place at Manchester Central it may take longer than usual to get to this concert. There are no road closures but please leave plenty of time for your journey.

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Saturday
29
September
7:00 PM
City Hall
Sheffield
Sheffield City Hall's 80th Birthday Concert

Sheffield City Hall's 80th Birthday Concert

R. Strauss Don Juan
Wagner Die Meistersinger: Prelude to Act I
Rossini Overture: William Tell *
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture *
Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride *
A selection of songs and arias

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Lesley Garrett special guest soprano

In September 1932, in the presence of the Lord Mayor, there were three days of concerts to celebrate the opening of Sheffield City Hall. To honour this achievement, the first concert includes some of the works from those original programmes. The overture to Rossini’s final opera, William Tell, evokes a peaceful dawn, violent storm, enchanting rural scene and victorious gallop. Tchaikovsky’s explosive 1812 Overture is best known for its climactic volley of cannon fire, ringing chimes and brass fanfare whilst Smetana’s exuberant overture to The Bartered Bride sums up the humorous opera of love and trickery that made his name. The concert opens with Richard Strauss’s dazzling Don Juan - this picturesque account of the anti-hero’s amorous adventures made an immediate impression on listeners in 1888 and it is no less thrilling today. Wagner’s prelude to the first act of his comic opera, Die Meistersinger is one of his most rousing preludes. Sir Mark Elder and his resplendent Hallé are also joined on stage by special guest soprano, Lesley Garrett, for a selection of songs and arias.

* Featured in the opening concerts, 1932.

Pre-concert Talk with Trisha Cooper at 6pm

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