Thursday 6th October 2022
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tickets (including fees) from £15.50 to £46; Under 30s and full-time student discount availableBook Now
Thursday 6 October 2022 - 7.30pm
Tuning Up event 6.30pm in the auditorium - free to concert ticket holders
Sir Mark and Pavel Kolesnikov in conversation about tonight’s concert
Smetana - Má vlast: Vltava (Model Music Curriculum Y4)
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.3
R. Strauss - Ein Heldenleben
Sir Mark Elder
‘The chemistry between the Hallé and its music director bristles with spontaneity and colour,’ was the recent verdict of The Spectator. Whenever they make music together something special occurs – clearly Sir Mark Elder’s visits are not to be missed! Smetana’s portrayal of the river Vltava is a work Sir Mark ‘adores’, particularly for its depiction of its bubbling source, which will be exquisitely conveyed by the Hallé’s flautists. Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto is both fiendishly virtuosic and laden with his characteristic ardent, late-romantic lyricism. It will be performed by Siberian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov an artist, with whom Sir Mark has been keen to collaborate. Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) is, for him ‘a deeply affecting work’, a Hallé party-piece, full of orchestral solos that players and audiences love.
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