Symphonie Fantastique


Thursday 3rd February 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 3 February 2022 - 7.30pm

Tuning Up - 6.30pm
Maxime Pascal and Stephen Waarts in conversation with Hallé Chief Executive, David Butcher. - Free to concert ticket holders

Beethoven - Violin Concerto
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

Maxime Pascal

Stephen Waarts *, violin

The French conductor Maxime Pascal greatly impressed when, standing in at short notice, he made his Hallé début conducting Berlioz at the 2019 Proms. He now makes his first appearance in Manchester. He will be joined by violinist Stephen Waarts who plays Beethoven’s noble and spacious Violin Concerto. Appropriately, Pascal conducts more Berlioz, his extraordinary, Symphonie fantastique, conceived in the wake of his ardent, initially unrequited, love for the actress Harriet Smithson. Described as ‘Episodes in the life of an Artist’ (aka Berlioz himself) each movement portrays his strange opium induced dreams such as the famous ‘March to the Scaffold’. 192 years since its premiere, the sheer originality of this great masterwork never fails to astonish.

* We’re very grateful to violinist Stephen Waarts stepping in for Alena Baeva.

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