Brahms’s First Symphony (booking not yet open)


Thursday 15th April 2021

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50 (including booking fees)

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Thursday 15 April 2021 - 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time - 9.30pm

Ryan Wigglesworth - New work for mezzo-soprano, tenor, chorus and orchestra
Brahms - Symphony No.1

Ryan Wigglesworth (associate artist)

Anna Stéphany, mezzo-soprano
Robert Murray, tenor

Hallé Choir

Undoubtedly one of the season’s highlights, the UK premiere of Ryan Wigglesworth’s new large-scale choral work brings the Hallé Choir centre-stage. Formerly the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor, this multi-talented composer-conductor continues his relationship with the orchestra as one of its Artists in Association. A co-commission with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the text is drawn from Ted Hughes’s Tales from Ovid, and calls for two soloists, both familiar to Hallé audiences, the mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany and tenor Robert Murray. Wigglesworth’s new work is complemented by Brahms’s First Symphony, which emerged triumphantly after 14 years of struggle as he tried to compose a symphony worthy of following Beethoven – ‘that giant whose steps I always hear behind me.’

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