Sibelius’s Seventh Symphony

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Thursday 10th May 2018

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

From £13.50 (inc. booking fees); £5 student offer available

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Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D
Ryan Wigglesworth - Clocks from a Winter's Tale
Sibelius - Symphony No.7

Conductor
Ryan Wigglesworth

Featuring:
Henning Kraggerud, violin

The remarkable Henning Kraggerud returns to play, what is for many, the greatest Violin Concerto of them all. Its extensive first movement is largely lyrical, the second sublime and the third simply bursts with buoyancy and energy. Clocks from a Winter’s Tale emerged from Ryan Wigglesworth’s Shakespeare-based opera The Winter’s Tale, given its premiere by English National Opera in 2017. Its three movements explore the development of simple rhythmic figures or pulses – hence ‘clocks’ – as they warp, bend and collide. Equally fascinating is Sibelius’s final symphony, his Seventh. An enigmatic work, it is a single span of continuous musical development in which seven sections are linked by almost imperceptible changes of tempo.

(Image credits: Benjamin Ealovega; Robert Romik)

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