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Thursday
11
September
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
The Hallé and Kinshasa Symphony and Choir

The Hallé and Kinshasa Symphony and Choir

The Hallé is proud to play host to the Kinshasa Symphony and Choir from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and welcome them warmly at the start of their first ever visit to the UK. This concert, presented as part of a UK tour, has been made possible with special support from an Exceptional Award from Arts Council England.

In addition to the concert at 7.30pm, you can also watch a screening of the multi award-winning film 'Kinshasa Symphony' at 4pm at Cornerhouse and enjoy the many pre-concert events taking place from 6pm in The Bridgewater Hall foyer, including sampling some delicious Congolese food. Scroll down this page for more information. 

Emerging from one of the most violent countries in Africa, working and rehearsing in almost unbelievable conditions, the Kinshasa Symphony is a beacon of hope and a testament to the transformational power of music. Founded in 1994 by the group’s conductor, Armand Diangienda, and without any kind of official support, these self-taught, self-disciplined musicians show their belief and dedication every time they walk to a rehearsal.

Performing alongside the Hallé, Hallé Choir, members of the Hallé youth ensembles and soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music, the orchestras - conducted by Jamie Phillips and Armand Diangienda - will perform a programme from both European and Congolese traditions. This includes Sibelius’s Finlandia, movements from Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique as well as items of both orchestral and choral Congolese music. The evening ends with a performance of the finale of Beethoven’s mighty Choral' Symphony.

This will be your only chance to hear the Kinshasa Symphony in Manchester.

Tickets prices 
Adult £14 | Children £8 (17 and under) including booking fees
Concessions and group discounts available.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE or call 0161 907 9000

Pre-Concert events at The Bridgewater Hall
From 6pm, the foyers of The Bridgewater Hall will feature some free pre-concert entertainment. In the Stalls Café Bar a group of six musicians, three from the Hallé and three from the Kinshasa Symphony, will be improvising on Congolese and classical music. On the Circle level, two different groups will be taking turns to perform. The first group - organised by the Manchester Congolese Organisation (MaCO) - will be performing modern African fusion featuring African drumming. The Hallé Youth Training Choir is the second group and, under the direction of Stuart Overington, they will be singing a selection of African songs. There will also be the opportunity to sample some Congolese food!

Film screening at Cornerhouse
At 4pm on the afternoon of the performance, Cornerhouse are screening 'Kinshasa Symphony' (CBTA), a 2010 German documentary film about the lives of members of the orchestra. 

Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the third-largest city in Africa with 10 million inhabitants. This film shows how some people living there have managed to forge one of the most complex systems of human cooperation ever invented: a symphony orchestra performing composers like Handel, Verdi and Beethoven. 'Kinshasa Symphony' shows Kinshasa in all its diversity, speed, colour, vitality and energy. 

Directed by Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer/DE 2010/95 mins/French with English subtitles.

Film tickets* (Cornerhouse) 
Full £6 / Concessions £4.50
Cornerhouse Members £4.50 / £3
LiveWire Young People’s Members (14-17 year olds) £3
* Booking fees may apply.

Box Office 0161 200 1500 | www.cornerhouse.org
*
Use this link for Cornerhouse booking information and T&C's. 

Here is a clip from the film 'Kinshasa Symphony' in which the orchestra performs an open air concert to mark the anniversary of independence for the Democratic Republic of the Congo:

 

The Kinshasa Symphony's visit to the UK will begin in Manchester and continue on to London (Southbank Centre) and Bristol (Colston Hall) with the Kinshasa Choir paying an additional visit to Cardiff (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama). In addition to the performances, the orchestra will participate in a series of instrument repair workshops and receive repair kits to help maintain their instruments.  

 

 
Sunday
14
September
7:30 PM
Royal Hall
Harrogate
Harrogate - Verdi, Grieg, Rachmaninov

Harrogate - Verdi, Grieg, Rachmaninov

Verdi The Force of Destiny Overture   9'
Grieg Peer Gynt: Suites Nos.1 & 2   22'
Rachmaninov Symphony No.2   60'

Janusz Piotrowicz conductor

The Hallé are delighted to perform at Ripon International Festival in a fantastic concert of thrilling music conducted by the Festival's founder Janusz Piotrowicz. The concert begins with the dramatic overture to Verdi's opera of love, fate and vengeance, now as famous as a concert opener and film score as it is an operatic curtain raiser. Grieg's Peer Gynt includes some of his most inspired and best-known music and tonight you will hear Morning, Death of Ase, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Ingrid's Lament, Arabian Dance and Solveig's Song. Rachmaninov’s gloriously romantic Second Symphony has a melodic opulence unsurpassed in twentieth-century music. Its triumphant finale is the perfect way to send us home. 

Tickets from £20 

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Wednesday
17
September
2:15 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Opus One Series - Prokofiev, Sibelius and Mussorgsky

Hallé: Opus One Series - Prokofiev, Sibelius and Mussorgsky

Prokofiev Cinderella: ballet scenes 20'
Sibelius Violin Concerto 32'
Mussorgsky orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition 30'

Hannu Lintu conductor | Nikolaj Znaider violin


 

The Hallé opens the season with Finnish maestro Hannu Lintu. First come scenes from Prokofiev’s captivating ballet score, Cinderella – Prokofiev at his most accessible and melodious.

Nikolaj Znaider, a great Hallé favourite and a player described by The Strad as ‘intelligent, soulful and impassioned’, then enters for Sibelius’s wonderfully wintry Violin Concerto. Its energetic finale has been drolly described as a ‘polonaise for polar bears’!

In the second half Lintu and the Hallé provide a guided gallery tour in the form of Mussorgsky’s resplendent Pictures at an Exhibition. From its opening ‘Promenade’ to the majestic ‘Great Gate of Kiev’, it is a brilliant transformation of the visual into the musical, all the more so because of Ravel’s quite stunning orchestration.

Ticket prices and booking fees

Full price tickets from £11
£3 student tickets are available in the stalls.

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.
More details about booking fees can be found on The Bridgewater Hall website.

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Thursday
18
September
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Opus One Series - Prokofiev, Sibelius and Mussorgsky

Hallé: Opus One Series - Prokofiev, Sibelius and Mussorgsky

Prokofiev Cinderella: ballet scenes 20'
Sibelius Violin Concerto 32'
Mussorgsky orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition 30'

Hannu Lintu conductor | Nikolaj Znaider violin


 

The Hallé opens the season with Finnish maestro Hannu Lintu. First come scenes from Prokofiev’s captivating ballet score, Cinderella – Prokofiev at his most accessible and melodious.

Nikolaj Znaider, a great Hallé favourite and a player described by The Strad as ‘intelligent, soulful and impassioned’, then enters for Sibelius’s wonderfully wintry Violin Concerto. Its energetic finale has been drolly described as a ‘polonaise for polar bears’!

In the second half Lintu and the Hallé provide a guided gallery tour in the form of Mussorgsky’s resplendent Pictures at an Exhibition. From its opening ‘Promenade’ to the majestic ‘Great Gate of Kiev’, it is a brilliant transformation of the visual into the musical, all the more so because of Ravel’s quite stunning orchestration.

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.

Friday
19
September
7:00 PM
City Hall
Sheffield
Sheffield - Prokofiev, Mozart and Mussorgsky

Sheffield - Prokofiev, Mozart and Mussorgsky

Prokofiev Cinderella: ballet scenes
Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 in C, 'Elvira Madigan'
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition

Hannu Lintu conductor | Christian Ihle Hadland piano

The Hallé opens the season with Finnish maestro Hannu Lintu. Mozart's lovely Piano Concerto No.21 was used in the soundtrack to the film Elvira Madigan. Even by the standards of its composer, it is a wonderfully lyrical and moving creation. Christian Ihle Hadland, the up-and-coming Norwegian pianist, is sure to do it full justice.

In the second half Lintu and the Hallé treat us to a guided gallery tour in the form of Mussorgsky's resplendent Pictures at an Exhibition. From its opening 'Promenade' to its majestic 'Great Gave of Kiev', it is a stunning transformation of the visual into the musical, all the more so because of Ravel's vividly rendered orchestration. The concert begins with scenes from Prokofiev's enchanting ballet score, Cinderella - Prokofiev at his most accessible and melodious.

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

Saturday
20
September
7:30 PM
St George's Concert Hall
Bradford
Bradford - Prokofiev, Mozart and Mussorgsky

Bradford - Prokofiev, Mozart and Mussorgsky

Prokofiev Cinderella: ballet scenes
Mozart Piano Concerto No.21
Mussorgsky orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

Hannu Lintu conductor | Christian Ihle Hadland piano

We're delighted to welcome our resident orchestra, the Hallé, in their first concert of the season in a sparkling programme of three definitive masterpieces. Prokofiev's delightful Cinderella music will be followed by one of Mozart's most romantic piano concertos, his Piano Concerto No. 21, known as the Elvira Madigan as it was used as the theme music for a famous Danish film in the 1970s. In the second half, Ravel's ravishing orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition with its epic finale, will provide a splendid ending to the concert.

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/

Sunday
21
September
7:30 PM
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
Hallé: Opus One Series - Prokofiev, Sibelius and Mussorgsky

Hallé: Opus One Series - Prokofiev, Sibelius and Mussorgsky

Prokofiev Cinderella: ballet scenes 20'
Sibelius Violin Concerto 32'
Mussorgsky orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition 30'

Hannu Lintu conductor | Nikolaj Znaider violin


Due to today's Labour Party Conference at Manchester Central, please allow extra time to travel.

Click here for further details.


 

The Hallé opens the season with Finnish maestro Hannu Lintu. First come scenes from Prokofiev’s captivating ballet score, Cinderella – Prokofiev at his most accessible and melodious.

Nikolaj Znaider, a great Hallé favourite and a player described by The Strad as ‘intelligent, soulful and impassioned’, then enters for Sibelius’s wonderfully wintry Violin Concerto. Its energetic finale has been drolly described as a ‘polonaise for polar bears’!

In the second half Lintu and the Hallé provide a guided gallery tour in the form of Mussorgsky’s resplendent Pictures at an Exhibition. From its opening ‘Promenade’ to the majestic ‘Great Gate of Kiev’, it is a brilliant transformation of the visual into the musical, all the more so because of Ravel’s quite stunning orchestration.

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
27
September
7:00 PM
Cathedral
Lincoln
Lincoln - Vaughan Williams, Wagner and Tchaikovsky

Lincoln - Vaughan Williams, Wagner and Tchaikovsky

Vaughan Williams Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Wagner Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E minor

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Rachel Nicholls soprano

 

 
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