Thursday 23rd April 2020
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tickets from £14.50 (including booking fees)
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Thursday 23 April 2020 - 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time = 9.30pm
Beethoven - Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Beethoven - Violin Concerto
Beethoven - Elegischer Gesang
Beethoven - Symphony No.1
Alondra de la Parra
Antje Weithaas, violin
Hallé Youth Choir
Due to the current situation on Coronavirus, and in the light of Government’s advice given, we have decided to cancel this concert.
In the Hallé’s final contribution to the Beethoven cycle, the young American/Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra makes her debut. Already well established through visits to major orchestras in the States and Europe, she’s Music Director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Antje Weithaas’s interpretation of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is renowned for its wonderful artistry: ‘virtuosic and animated, technically flawless, with breathtakingly intensity’ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). Another choral rarity, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, sets Goethe’s verses, and was dedicated to the towering man of letters. Although the First Symphony reveals Beethoven’s indebtedness to Haydn and Mozart, its fusion of lyricism and propulsive energy is indelibly stamped with his personality.
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