Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition


Wednesday 8th December 2021 - Sunday 12th December 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 8 December 2021 - 2.15pm
Thursday 9 December 2021 - 7.30pm
Sunday 12 December 2021 - 4pm
Approximate running time including interval: 1 hour 40 mins

Bernstein - Overture: Candide
Wynton Marsalis - Violin Concerto
Mussorgsky orch. Ravel - Pictures from an Exhibition

Cristian Macelaru

Nicola Benedetti, violin

Cristian Macelaru conducts as Nicola Benedetti performs the critically acclaimed concerto Wynton Marsalis composed for her. Taking its ‘inspiration from her life as a travelling performer’ and incorporating diverse allusions to her Scottish and Marsalis’s AfricanAmerican heritages, it’s in four picturesque movements, including a soulful ‘Blues’ and final ‘Hootenanny’, described by the composer as ‘a raucous, stomping and whimsical barn-yard throw-down.’ As an upbeat, Bernstein’s fizzing overture to his comic operetta Candide perfectly encapsulates the fantastical adventures of its ever-optimistic hero; and to end, Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition, his remarkable feat of musical imagination in tribute to a deceased artist friend. Equally astounding is the added dimension Ravel conjures through the vibrant colours of his instrumental palette.

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