Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto


Wednesday 22nd March 2017 - Sunday 26th March 2017

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

From £13 (including booking fee); £3 Student discount available

Tchaikovsky - Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet*
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2
Stravinsky - The Firebird: Suite (1945)

Lahav Shani

Sofya Gulyak, Piano

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Prodigiously gifted young Israeli conductor Lahav Shani makes his Hallé debut alongside a Hallé favourite, Sofya Gulyak. She is soloist in Rachmaninov’s evocative Second Piano Concerto. It opens with bell-like tolling that heralds a succession of sweeping and very Russian melodies, the piano writing breathtakingly virtuosic throughout. Shani then conducts Stravinsky’s enchanting and equally melodious Firebird Suite. This musical version of a Russian fairy tale begins in darkness and ends in great triumph and jubilation.

*Programme change: Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet replaces the previously advertised work, En Saga by Sibelius.

(Image credit: Anastasya Chernyavsky)

Please note, there are scheduled road closures on the 25th and 26th March 2017, check out the link here for more information. Please allow plenty of time for your travels.

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