Update on Winter Season

4th March 2021

A word from David Butcher, our Chief Executive.

As you will know from our previous update, the latest Covid restrictions meant we were unable to film the remaining concerts in our season on the dates that we had already planned. We would like to thank you for bearing with us during this difficult time.

We are pleased to announce that filming is about to resume and you can find the revised broadcast dates for all our concerts in our Winter 2021 Season here.

The programmes for all but one of our concerts remain unchanged, though we are extremely grateful to Stephen Hough for stepping in to replace Boris Giltburg in our Trail-blazing Hallé concert.

We are delighted that one of the world’s great pianists, Paul Lewis will be able to join us for a special performance in which he will both play and direct. This concert replaces Henning Kraggerud’s broadcast and will now be available from Thursday 25 March. Paul will perform Mozart’s glorious Piano Concerto No.12, and the concert will also feature Stravinsky’s Concerto in D for string orchestra.

Once again, you have our sincerest thanks for giving us the time to make these unavoidable changes to our season. We hope you enjoy these concerts and look forward to welcoming you to our next event on Thursday 18 March.


Fanfare for the Hallé – stream available until 10 April 2021
Roderick Williams Sings Butterworth – stream available until 10 April 2021
The Event Horizon – stream available until 14 April 2021
Movie Classics – stream available until 11 May 2021
Sibelius’s Third Symphony – 18 March 2021
Paul Lewis plays Mozart – 25 March 2021
Shostakovich’s Dazzling First – 1 April 2021
Trail-blazing Hallé – 15 April 2021
Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale – 29 April 2021