Schumann’s Spring Symphony


Thursday 1st July 2021 - Thursday 1st July 2021

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets £29.50, £25.50 and £18.50 (including box office charges). Concessions save 10%. Anyone in full-time education £5 (including box office charges). Please note, sales close for this event on Monday 28 June.

Matinee performance - Thursday 1 July 2021 - 2.15pm
Evening performance - Thursday 1 July 2021 - 7pm

There are a number of special arrangements in place to ensure your safety and wellbeing. You can find the details here.

Each concert will last around 65 to 75 minutes and will not have an interval

Farrenc - Overture No.1 in E minor
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Schumann - Symphony No.1, ‘Spring’

Tomás Hanus

Alina Ibragimova *, violin

Tomás Hanus, Welsh National Opera’s Music Director, begins the concert with the dynamic and lyrical Overture No.1 in E minor by the unjustly neglected French composer Louise Farrenc. A close contemporary of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, and admired by Schumann, during her lifetime Farrenc held an international reputation as a composer, concert pianist and teacher; indeed she was the only female professor at the Paris Conservatoire during the whole of the 19th century.

Performing music from baroque to new commissions on both modern and period instruments, Alina Ibragimova has established a reputation for versatility and the “immediacy and honesty” (The Guardian) of her performances. For her first visit to the Hallé, she plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, its popularity assured through its memorable impassioned opening, which, according to the composer, constantly ran through his head and gave him no peace until he’d completed it. It was Mendelssohn who conducted the premiere of Schumann’s First Symphony, ‘Spring’, its sunny disposition expressing his joy at the season’s arrival.

* We are grateful to Alina Ibragimova who will be replacing Eldbjørg Hemsing.

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Ticket prices include The Bridgewater Hall £2.50 ticket charge. The number of available seats has been greatly reduced from the Hall’s usual capacity due to social distancing, so you are advised to book as quickly as possible. Ticket sales for individual concerts will close the Monday before each event.

Concessionary tickets (saving 10%) are available for individual concerts for senior citizens, those in receipt of government benefits and NHS workers.
Anyone in full-time education can buy individual tickets for £5 (including box office charges). You can buy these concessionary tickets (subject to availability)
at any time after booking opens, up to the Monday before each concert.

If you book subscription packages for all six concerts (either at 2.15pm or 7pm), you will receive a discount of 10%, and there will be no ticket charges. This means you can buy all six concerts for only £145.80, £124.20 or £86.40. The Bridgewater Hall £2.50 ticket charge is not levied on subscription bookings.

Please note that to enter the Hall, everyone requires a printed ticket. Your tickets will have entry times on them, to allow for minimum contact within the hall. In
order that there is time to post tickets out, sales for individual concerts will close the Monday before each event. Again, to avoid delays we encourage you to book as soon as possible. Subscription tickets will be sent out all together, covering the whole season.

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