Wednesday 18th May 2022 - Sunday 22nd May 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 feesBook Now
Wednesday 18 May 2022 - 2.15pm
(please note filming may take place in the foyer and auditorium during this concert as part of a community project)
Thursday 19 May 2022 - 7.30pm
Sunday 22 May 2022 - 4pm
Williams - Symphonic poem, 'Penillion'
Bruch - Violin Concerto No.1
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.5
Sophia Jaffé, violin
Jamie Phillips, former Hallé Associate Conductor, begins the concert with a characteristic work by Grace Williams, the leading Welsh composer of the middle decades of the last century, who was said to have ‘brought the music of Wales to the World.‘ Her Penillion is a colourful four-movement symphonic poem, its title referring to a centuries-old traditional Welsh improvised performance practice. Sophia Jaffé has regularly performed with the Hallé over the past decade gaining critical plaudits such as ‘impassioned’ and ‘sumptuous’; she returns to play Bruch’s ever popular First Violin Concerto. All four movements of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony are haunted by a recurring theme symbolising Fate. From it he shaped a work of elemental power and drama, by turn impassioned and tender, that never fails to stir audiences’ emotions.
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