Berlioz’s Harold in Italy


Thursday 31st March 2022

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50. £5.50 tickets available for full-time students. Under 30s discount available. All inclusive of booking fees

Thursday 31 March 2022 - 7.30pm

Tuning Up - 6.30pm
Spotlight on the viola: a panel discussion and performance by students from the RNCM - Free to concert ticket holders

Berlioz - Harold en Italie
Kodály - Dances of Galánta
Tchaikovsky - Francesca da Rimini

Lionel Bringuier

Timothy Ridout, viola

A Hallé double début for the French conductor Lionel Bringuier and British violist, Timothy Ridout. Having ‘an absolute mastery of his craft’ (Washington Post), Bringuier’s career is well established with regular visits to major orchestras across the globe, whilst Ridout is a former BBC New Generation artist and First Prizewinner of the 1916 Lionel Tertis Competition. He’s the soloist in Berlioz’s Harold in Italy, which the composer intended for Paganini, wanting to make the viola ‘a kind of melancholic dreamer in the manner of Byron’s Childe Harold.’ Kodály’s vibrant Dances of Galánta, sprang from the folk music and gypsy bands he’d known since childhood, and Tchaikovsky’s graphic tone poem depicts Dante’s tale from his Divine Comedy, describing the fate of Francesca da Rimini and her lover forever doomed in Hell.

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