Sibelius’s Violin Concerto


Thursday 4th April 2019

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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

Concert begins at 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time 9.20pm

Berlioz - Overture: Les Francs Juges
Sibelius - Violin Concerto
Debussy - Nocturnes
Ravel - La Valse

Sir Mark Elder

Viktoria Mullova, violin

Upper voices of the Hallé Youth Choir

Viktoria Mullova makes a welcome return to perform the most popular and most recorded of twentieth-century violin concertos. Sibelius takes us from a mysterious opening to an achingly nostalgic slow movement and a finale once described as ‘a polonaise for polar bears’! Berlioz’s overture Les Francs Juges is a genuine tour de force, with bold brass writing and a catchy, oddly familiar, main theme. Debussy’s haunting Nocturnes paint vivid pictures of nature in Nuages, and riotous partying in Fêtes. After the sensuous Sirènes have worked their magic, we’re ready to take on Ravel’s orchestral masterpiece.

(Image credit: Heikefischer Fotografie De)

Pre-concert event 6:30pmin The Bridgewater Hall auditorium, free to concert ticket holders

Sir Mark Elder joins us for a special pre-concert talk which focusses the evening’s programme and the remarkable work of Hector Berlioz

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