Wednesday 20th May 2020 - Sunday 24th May 2020
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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Wednesday 20 May 2020 - 2.15pm
Thursday 21 May 2020 - 7.30pm
Sunday 24 May 2020 - 4pm
Approximate running time = 120 minutes
Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major
Stravinsky - The Firebird: Suite 
Sir Mark Elder
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Having made a deep impression playing Beethoven with the Hallé, the young, internationally acclaimed British virtuoso, Benjamin Grosvenor, returns to play Ravel’s jazz-inspired Concerto in G major. Sir Mark opens the programme with Rachmaninov’s very last work, his Symphonic Dances, embedded within it a nostalgic self-quotation, the main theme of his First Symphony, which due to its disastrous first performance was never played again in the composer’s lifetime. The season’s Opus One concerts conclude with the work that triumphantly ended the Hallé’s 2018 BBC Prom – Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite – ‘it whispered as powerfully as it thundered’ was the Arts Desk’s verdict.
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