Thursday 20th September 2018 - Wednesday 26th September 2018
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tickets from £14; Under 30s and £5.50 student discount available (including booking fees)
20 September 2018 - 7.30pm
23 September 2018 - 7.30pm
26 September 2018 - 2.15pm
Running time approximately 120 minutes
Brahms - Piano Concerto No.2
Dvorák - Symphony No.7
Sofya Gulyak*, piano
Sofya Gulyak returns to our Opus One Series with Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto, one of the greatest of all piano concertos. The work has both heroic bravura and the intimacy of chamber music; its slow movement is a tender musical love letter, its finale a joyous celebration of song and dance. Dvorák’s highly dramatic, and at times tempestuous, Seventh Symphony owes a stylistic debt to his great friend Brahms, yet it is also a distinctly Czech symphony. As Dvorák said during its composition, ‘what is in my mind is Love, God and my country.’ Karl-Heinz Steffens will draw out all its dark-hued grandeur and passion.
BBC Radio 3 broadcast
The 20 September evening performance will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Friday 21 September.
*The Hallé Concerts Society is very grateful to Sofya Gulyak for replacing Simon Trpceski, who has had to withdraw.
(Image credits: Stefan Wildhirt, Anastasya Chernyavsky)
Pre-concert event 6:30pm, Thursday 20 September only, – in The Bridgewater Hall auditorium, free to concert ticket holders
Leader Lyn Fletcher and principal cellist Nicholas Trygstad discuss the role of an orchestral/section leader within the Hallé.
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