Wednesday 19th May 2021 - Sunday 23rd May 2021
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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Wednesday 19 May 2021 - 2.15pm
Thursday 20 May 2021 - 7.30pm
Sunday 23 May 2021 - 4pm
Approximate running time - 120 minutes
Prokofiev - Symphony No.1, ‘Classical’
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor
Schumann - Symphony No.1, ‘Spring’
Eldbjørg Hemsing, violin
Tomá Hanus, Welsh National Opera’s Music Director, returns to the Hallé with Prokofiev’s ‘Classical’ Symphony, his witty and affectionate ‘take’ on Haydn’s symphonies, heard through 20th-century ears. A household name in her native Norway, Eldbjørg Hemsing made her concerto debut aged only 11. She plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, its popularity assured through an instantly memorable, impassioned opening, which, according to the composer, constantly ran through his head and gave him no peace until he’d completed it. It was Mendelssohn who conducted the premiere of Schumann’s First Symphony, whose sunny personality arose from the ‘longing for spring’ which inspired its creation early in the year.
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