Thursday 21st March 2019
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tickets from £14; Under 30s and £5.50 student discount available (including booking fees)
Concert begins at 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time 9.30pm
Brahms - Haydn Variations
Mozart - Piano Concerto No.22, K482
Nielsen - Symphony No.5
Pavel Kolesnikov, piano
Johannes Debus (Music Director with Canadian Opera for a decade), makes his Hallé debut with Brahms’s colourful variations on Haydn’s ‘St Anthony Chorale’. He is joined by the young piano virtuoso Pavel Kolesnikov, winner of the prestigious Honens International Piano Competition 2012 who is also making his Hallé debut, for one of Mozart’s most memorably lyrical and sunny piano concertos. Nielsen’s astonishing Fifth Symphony darkens the mood. The composer saw it as ‘the division of dark and light, the battle between evil and good’. A militaristic side-drum threatens to derail the orchestra before a dawn of hope emerges and eventually triumphs. One of the great symphonies, not to be missed.
(Image credits: Tony Hauser; Eva Vermandel)
Pre-concert event 6:30pm – in The Bridgewater Hall auditorium, free to concert ticket holders
Geoffrey Owen, the Hallé’s Head of Artistic Planning discusses Carl Nielsen and his Symphony No.5, followed by a performance of Nielsen’s Little Suite for Strings by members of the Hallé Youth Orchestra
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