Pictures from an Exhibition


Thursday 12th October 2017 - Sunday 22nd October 2017

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

From £13.50 (inc. booking fees); £5 student offer available

Ravel - Rapsodie espagnole
Debussy - Rhapsody for clarinet and orchestra
Ravel - Boléro
Mussorgsky orch. Ravel - Pictures from an Exhibition

Sir Mark Elder

Sergio Castelló López, clarinet

These delectable concerts add French dressing to Spanish, American and Russian ingredients. The Hallé’s principal clarinettist Sergio Castelló López is soloist in Debussy’s Rhapsody. It ends with a joyful celebration of the home of jazz, New Orleans. Either side of this are two Ravel works celebrating Spain and its great dance traditions. The famous Boléro is a masterpiece of orchestration and dramatic pacing, while the vibrant Rapsodie espagnole equally evokes the spirit of Iberia. Ravel’s genius, in his peerless version of Pictures from an Exhibition takes Mussorgsky’s vivid sound-pictures far beyond the original artworks which inspired them.

(Image credit: Benjamin Ealovega; The Hallé)

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