The Lark Ascending


Saturday 19th February 2022

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £16.50. Under 30s discount available. All inclusive of booking fees

Saturday 19 February 2022 - 7.30pm

Tuning Up - 6.30pm
Conductor Ben Palmer and tonight’s soloist, Kristine Balanas in conversation. - Free to concert ticket holders

Beethoven - Symphony No.6, Awakening of happy feelings upon arrival in the countryside
Lili Boulanger orch. Ben Palmer - D'un matin de printemps
Beethoven - Symphony No.6, Scene by the brook
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Vaughan Williams - The Wasps: Overture
(Suitable for Model Music Curriculum Y1)
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons: Spring
Beethoven - Symphony No.6, Peasants' merry-making; Thunderstorm; Shepherds' song, happiness and thanksgiving after the storm
(Suitable for Model Music Curriculum Y2, 4, 7, 8)

Ben Palmer

Kristine Balanas, violin

The Lark Ascending: from dawn to dusk on a spring day.

The natural world has inspired many composers, from Beethoven to Vivaldi. Ben Palmer and the Hallé will take you on a unique journey through a spring day in the country, using a collection of much-loved pastoral-themed masterpieces including works that showcase the talent of the award-winning Latvian violinist, Kristine Balanas. Opening with the first movement of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, the outing meanders through a spring morning, past a brook, listening to one very famous lark, a swarm of wasps and a peasants’ dance before culminating in a spring storm and the happiness after it has past.

Ticket Information >>

The Bridgewater Hall applies booking fee of £2.50 per ticket to telephone and online transactions. No fee applies to tickets bought in person or purchased as part of a fixed or flexible subscription.

Your safety and well-being
The safety and well-being of our audiences and players is the Hallé and The Bridgewater Hall’s first concern. In keeping with Government expectations and recommendations, we are strongly advising everyone to continue to wear face coverings, where possible. The Hall will continue its thorough cleaning regime between performances, and we expect hand sanitizer to continue to be widely available. We urge you to consult The Bridgewater Hall website here which has full and regularly updated details.

Patrons should note the measures in place for admission to The Bridgewater Hall. Please visit here for details.