Sibelius Symphony No.1 (booking not yet open)


Thursday 27th May 2021

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50 (including booking fees)

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Thursday 27 May 2021 - 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time - 9.30pm

Sibelius - Night Ride and Sunrise
Sibelius - Violin Concerto
Sibelius - Symphony No.1

Sir Mark Elder

Henning Kraggerud (associate artist), violin

Sir Mark considers Sibelius a singularly important composer for British music-lovers. His music is embedded in the Hallé’s history with Barbirolli, Beecham, Harty and Richter all advocates; Sibelius himself conducted the orchestra in 1931. In the Hallé’s and Sir Mark’s second Sibelius cycle, join them as they explore all the symphonies one by one, alongside magnificent tone poems, and works for violin and orchestra. Their fellow collaborator is one of the Hallé’s Associate Artists, Henning Kraggerud, who plays the Violin Concerto with its poignant, unforgettable opening. The Hallé gave the UK premiere of Night Ride and Sunrise, which arose from Sibelius’s exhilaration when riding through nocturnal forests, then witnessing dawn. The dramatic First Symphony, already a totally individual statement from the 33-year old composer, initiates the symphonic journey.

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