Symphonie Fantastique


Thursday 16th May 2019 - Wednesday 22nd May 2019

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14; Under 30s and £5.50 student discount available (including booking fees)

16 May 2019 - 7.30pm
19 May 2019 - 7.30pm
22 May 2019 - 2.15pm

Approximate running time 125 minutes

Smetana - Overture: The Bartered Bride
Dvorák - Violin Concerto
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

Sir Mark Elder

Simone Lamsma, violin

Sir Mark brings the 2018–19 Opus One Series to a boisterous close with the overture to Smetana’s folk-opera, a huge favourite in the concert hall and a brilliantly virtuosic show-piece for the orchestra. The rustic Czech mood continues with Simone Lamsma’s interpretation of Dvorák’s Violin Concerto, bursting with typical sunny lyricism and a memorable dancing finale. Our exploration of the music of Berlioz could hardly be complete without his best-known and admired work, full of the passions and dreams, fantasies and phantoms of the most creative mind in French 19th-century music.

(Image credits: The Hallé; Otto Van Den Toorn)

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