Thursday 28th February 2019
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tickets from £14 (including booking fees); Under 30s and £3 student discount available
Concert begins at 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time 9.20pm
Mozart - Symphony No.31, ‘Paris’
John Casken - Madonna of Silence (trombone concerto) - WORLD PREMIERE
Prokofiev - Symphony No.5
Katy Jones, trombone
Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony was born in the closing months of the Second World War, yet it captures the optimism and the dynamism of the Soviet industrial age. The composer’s enormous gift for melody and colour is as apparent in this wonderful symphony as in his ballet scores, Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella. Following the successful premiere of John Casken’s Oboe Concerto in 2014, the series of commissions for Hallé wind soloists continues with Madonna of Silence, written for the Hallé’s Principal Trombone, Katy Jones. John Casken’s craftsmanship, musical imagination and mastery of instrumental writing will doubtlessly thrill and inspire. Jamie Phillips, a former Hallé Assistant Conductor, opens proceedings with Mozart’s ebullient ‘Paris’ Symphony.
(Image credits: Benjamin Ealovega; The Hallé; Pictorial Photography)
Pre-concert event 6:30pm – in The Bridgewater Hall auditorium, free to concert ticket holders
John Summers, Hallé Chief Executive is joined by composer John Casken to talk about the evening’s world premiere Madonna of Silence
BBC Radio 3 broadcast
This performance will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday 6 March 2019.
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