Thursday 23rd February 2023
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tickets (including fees) from £15.50 to £46; Under 30s and full-time student discount availableBook Now
Thursday 23 February 2023 - 7.30pm
Tuning Up event 6.30pm in the auditorium - free to concert ticket holders
Lutosławski expert Professor Nicholas Reyland joins us from the RNCM to present a talk about the Concerto for Orchestra in the context of Polish music after World War Two
Debussy - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Chopin - Piano Concerto No.1
Lutosławski - Concerto for Orchestra
Two more young newcomers to the Hallé. From Poland, Marta Gardolińska is the former Young Conductor in Association of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Audiences took her to their hearts and The Guardian noted that she was ‘very much an artist to be reckoned with’. The latest recipient of the Terence Judd-Hallé Award, Italian Alexander Gadjiev, was Second Prize-winner of the 2021 Chopin International Piano Competition: appropriately, he plays Chopin’s First Concerto, written the year after the composer had finished his music studies with the report, ‘exceptional talent, musical genius’. To start, Debussy’s ground-breaking, sensuous evocation of Mallarmé’s poem, which Pierre Boulez described as the moment when ‘modern music was awakened’. Gardolińska ends with music from her homeland, Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra, a brilliant showcase for all the players laced with folk melodies and rhythms.
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