Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.4 (booking not yet open)


Thursday 15th October 2020

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50 (including booking fees)

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Thursday 15 October 2020 - 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time - 9.30pm

Dukas - The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.4
Suk - Fantastic Scherzo
Janácek - Sinfonietta

Sir Mark Elder

Vadym Kholodenko, piano

After the disastrous chaos wrought by Dukas’s hapless Sorcerer’s Apprentice, order is restored with Rachmaninov’s final piano concerto. Remarkably, for such a popular composer, it hasn’t been played by the Hallé for 20 years; however, its fiendish technical demands require a remarkable pianist. Gold Medal winner of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition, the ‘mesmerising’ young Ukrainian Vadym Kholodenko, making his Hallé debut, certainly is. In a second half of Czech music, where Sir Mark is always at home, Suk’s Fantastic Scherzo takes a beguiling Bohemian waltz as a vehicle for the composer’s melodic gifts, while Janácek’s Sinfonietta boasts no less than 25 brass players, including nine trumpets whose blazing fanfares will ring round The Bridgewater Hall.

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