Brahms’s Violin Concerto


Wednesday 1st March 2023 - Sunday 5th March 2023

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets (including fees) from £15.50 to £46; Under 30s and full-time student discount available

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Wednesday 1 March 2023 - 2.15pm
Thursday 2 March 2023 - 7.30pm
Sunday 5 March 2023 - 4pm

Vaughan Williams - Norfolk Rhapsody No.1
Brahms - Violin Concerto

Sir Mark Elder

Augustin Hadelich, violin

Performed virtually by the Hallé and Sir Mark in 2021, Huw Watkins’s Symphony No.2 was hailed by The Times as a ‘great British symphony’, which ‘deserved the prolonged ovation’ the pandemic has denied it. Watkins hoped it would ‘challenge and entertain’ both the Hallé’s players and its discerning audiences, who can now experience its true world premiere. Sir Mark describes Vaughan Williams’s Norfolk Rhapsody No.1 as ‘a little masterpiece’, that makes ‘a perfect upbeat to the symphony.’ Brahms composed his Violin Concerto in the idyllic scenery of Wörthersee where, he quipped, melodies were so abundant he had to take care not to tread on them. Making his second visit to the Hallé, Grammy Award winner, Augustin Hadelich, received a lavish Gramophone review for his ‘richly characterised and subtly coloured account’ of this concerto.

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