Wednesday 13th October 2021 - Sunday 17th October 2021
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tickets from £14.50. £5.50 tickets available for full-time students. Under 30s discount available. All inclusive of booking fees
Wednesday 13 October 2021 - 2.15pm
Thursday 14 October 2021 - 7.30pm
Sunday 17 October 2021 - 4pm
Approximate running time including interval: 1 hour 45 mins
Price - Ethiopia’s Shadow in America *
Barber - Violin Concerto
Dvorák - Symphony No.9, ‘From the New World’
James Ehnes, violin
In this American-themed programme, Hallé Assistant Conductor Delyana Lazarova is excited to be ‘bringing to life again the music of the inspiring composer Florence Price’. She was the first African-American woman to gain recognition as a symphonic composer. For Delyana, Ethiopia’s Shadow in America combines ‘melodies of pure beauty, imaginative use of orchestral colours and an evocative musical language’ drawn from the spirituals of African-American slaves. A favourite Hallé guest artist, James Ehnes performs Barber’s Violin Concerto, its full-bloodied, soaring lyricism creating a 20th-century American classic. It was Dvorák in the New York Herald who pinpointed spirituals as the way forward for American composers. Spirituals also influenced his own Ninth Symphony, its soubriquet ‘From the New World’ aiming to convey his vivid impressions of the USA.
* The performance of Ethiopia’s Shadow in America by Florence Price is made possible with funding from the ABO Trust’s Sirens programme, a ten year initiative to support the performance and promotion of music by historical women composers.
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