Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony (booking not yet open)


Wednesday 24th March 2021 - Sunday 28th March 2021

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50 (including booking fees)

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Wednesday 24 March 2021 - 2.15pm
Thursday 25 March 2021 - 7.30pm
Sunday 28 March 2021 - 4pm

Approximate running time - 120 minutes

Liadov - The Enchanted Lake
Bruch - Violin Concerto No.1
Shostakovich - Symphony No.10

Sir Mark Elder

Sophia Jaffé, violin

The Hallé is thrilled to welcome back Sophia Jaffé to play Bruch’s evergreen G minor concerto, referred to by the great virtuoso Joachim as the ‘richest, the most seductive’ of the great German Romantic violin concertos. Liadov was a miniaturist par excellence, as heard in the exquisite colours of his ‘fairytale picture’, The Enchanted Lake. Sir Mark views Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony as ‘a deeply bold work, full of compassion for his fellow human beings’ who lived through the Stalin era. Laced with sadness and personal allusions, even the thrilling ending doesn’t banish sorrow entirely, while the Scherzo, full of ferocious nastiness, a ‘fusillade of rifles’ and music of ‘intense power’ is a spine-chilling portrait of the dictator himself.

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