Taras Bulba

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Thursday 9th February 2017

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

From £13.50 (including booking fee)

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Sibelius - The Oceanides
Poulenc - Concerto for organ, strings and timpani
Dvořák - Legends: selection
Janáček - Taras Bulba: Rhapsody for Orchestra

Conductor
Cristian Măcelaru

Featuring:
Jonathan Scott, Organ

In the first concert during a two-week spell with the Hallé, the outstanding Cristian Măcelaru conducts an intriguing programme of works, three of which were inspired by mythology and legend. Sibelius’s The Oceanides is one of the most vivid and atmospheric musical seascapes ever written, while Dvořák’s Legends are charmingly reflective counterparts to the Czech composer’s Slavonic Dances. Janáček’s great Taras Bulba is based on Gogol’s account of a legendary Cossack hero. It builds to a magnificent climax, organ and brass combining to stunning effect. Jonathan Scott and The Bridgewater Hall organ also star in the first half with Poulenc’s hauntingly beautiful concerto, a work its composer described as his ‘bestseller’.

(Image: Sorin Popa)

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