Wednesday 19th October 2016 - Sunday 23rd October 2016
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
From £13 (including booking fee)
Mussorgsky orch. Rimsky-Korsakov - Night on the Bare Mountain
Mozart - Flute and Harp Concerto
Bartók - Hungarian Sketches
Borodin - Symphony No.2
Katherine Baker, Flute
Marie Leenhardt, Harp
Two of the Hallé’s principal players, Katherine Baker and Marie Leenhardt are soloists in Mozart’s lovely Flute and Harp Concerto. It is a work of great delicacy and charm in which the two instruments complement each other to perfection. In the rest of the programme the young Hungarian Gergely Madaras, a rising star of the podium, conducts three varied Eastern European works: Mussorgsky’s devilish Night on the Bare Mountain; Bartók’s Hungarian Sketches – with their infectious Magyar merriment and melancholy; and finally Borodin’s stirring Second Symphony, a piece once aptly described as having ‘the flavour of an ancient Russian epic’. Its finale is an exultant orchestral revel.
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