To Glorious John


Thursday 12th 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 fees

Thursday 12 May 2022 - 7.30pm

Tuning Up - 6.30pm
Join Sir Mark Elder and David Butcher in conversation about the Vaughan Williams cycle and next season at the Hallé - Free to concert ticket holders

Stravinsky - Concerto for piano and wind instruments
R. Strauss - Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
Elena Langer - Figaro gets a Divorce
Vaughan Williams - Symphony No.8

Sir Mark Elder

Steven Osborne, piano

A terrific Hallé programme starting with Stravinsky’s Concerto for piano and winds in which he looked back to Bach. Sir Mark describes the outer movements as having ‘such fun with plenty of cut and thrust’ and a slow middle movement of ‘intimacy and tenderness’. Steven Osborne gained critical plaudits for his recording of the work and the Hallé is delighted he’s coming back to perform it. It’s followed by Till Eulenspiegel, Strauss’s virtuoso symphonic poem vividly recounting the hero’s ‘merry pranks.’ Elena Langer’s colourful and immediate music follows with her concert suite from her lauded opera Figaro gets a Divorce. Continuing the Vaughan Williams symphonic cycle, Sir Mark conducts the witty Eighth Symphony which was premiered by the Hallé under Barbirolli with the composer inscribing the dedication to ‘Glorious John’.

BBC Radio 3:
This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 on 12 May 2022.

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