Sunday 28th January 2018
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Adults £12, Concessions £9.50, Students and under 5s £5 (inc. booking fees)
Concert begins at 3pm
Approximate finishing time 4.10pm
Wagner - Götterdämmerung: Funeral March (Act III)
Wagner - Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
Berlioz - The Trojans - Royal Hunt and Storm
Sir Mark Elder and Jonathon Heyward
This coming together of younger and more experienced musicians would have delighted our founder Sir Charles Hallé who conducted the orchestra’s very first concert 160 years ago, almost to this day. The event, beginning with a short open rehearsal, features exhilarating orchestral music from works dear to the great man’s heart. Sir Mark Elder, just the ninth permanent conductor in the orchestra’s long history, begins with two thrilling orchestral highlights from Wagner’s epic Ring cycle: ‘Siegfried’s Funeral March’ from Götterdämmerung and ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ from Die Walküre. Like his great predecessor, Sir Mark is a committed supporter of young talent. The Hallé’s Assistant Conductor and Music Director of the Hallé Youth Orchestra, Jonathon Heyward, takes up the baton with music from another truly epic operatic work, The Trojans by Berlioz. Sir Charles would have been so proud!
(Image credits: Benjamin Ealovega; The Hallé)
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