Shostakovich’s First Symphony


Wednesday 13th March 2019 - Sunday 17th March 2019

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14; Under 30s and £5.50 student discount available (including booking fees)

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13 March 2019 - 2.15pm
14 March 2019 - 7.30pm
17 March 2019 - 7.30pm

Running time approximately 105 minutes

Dvorák - Scherzo capriccioso
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.1
Shostakovich - Symphony No.1

Tomás Hanus

Winner of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition

Czech conductor, Tomás Hanus, conducts Dvorák’s Scherzo capriccioso, bursting with Bohemian charm. The latest winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition will then take centre stage for Beethoven’s C major Concerto. As in all his early works, the genius has emerged fully-formed, although a deep admiration of Mozart’s piano concertos is evident in this, Beethoven’s First. Shostakovich’s astonishingly assured First Symphony lays out his youthful manifesto of where the symphonic form might go in the twentieth century, with an appreciative nod in the direction of tradition. More than anything, it’s great fun too!

(Image credit: WNO)

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