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 6:30pm – in 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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