Mendelssohn’s ‘Scottish’ Symphony


Thursday 17th May 2018 - Wednesday 23rd May 2018

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

From £14 (inc. booking fees); £5.50 student offer available

17 May 2018 - 7.30pm
20 May 2018 - 7.30pm
23 May 2018 - 2.15pm

Approximate finishing time 4.15pm / 9.30pm

Schubert - Symphony No.8, 'Unfinished'
Mozart - Piano Concerto No.18
Mendelssohn - Symphony No.3, 'Scottish'

Sir Mark Elder

Hong Xu, piano

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Sir Mark conducts Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony and whilst it might be unfinished, its two movements form one of the most beautiful and satisfying musical experiences of them all. Hong Xu is not just a pianist of dazzling technique but a musician of great subtlety and insight. He performs Mozart’s B flat major Piano Concerto, written for the blind pianist and composer Maria Theresia von Paradis. Its two lively outer movements frame exquisite variations on a theme. Mendelssohn’s symphonic homage to Scotland evokes the atmosphere of Edinburgh’s Holyrood Palace, misty glens, magnificent mountains and the country’s distinctive folk music.

This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Monday 4 June 2018. Please visit the BBC Radio 3 website for more details.

(Image credit: Benjamin Ealovega)

Pre-concert event – Sunday 20 May, 6pm: at The Bridgewater Hall auditorium, free to concert ticket holders

Before our Sunday performance, soloist Hong Xu, our Leader Lyn Fletcher and cellist Simon Turner will perform Schubert’s Piano Trio No.1.

Please also note that on Sunday 20 May, there may be some road closures in place, and traffic may be busier than normal, due to the Great Manchester Run. We expect everything to be back to normal by the time of the concert, but you may wish to allow extra time for your journey. Updates can be found on the Transport for Greater Manchester website here.

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