Tchaikovsky’s Fateful Fourth


Thursday 17th October 2019

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50, Under 30s and £5.50 student discount available (including booking fees)

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Thursday 17 October 2019 - 7.30pm

Approximate finishing time = 9.30pm

Weinberg - Moldovan Rhapsody
Britten - Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4

Sir Mark Elder

James Ehnes, violin

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With its fiery klezmer dance finale, Weinberg’s superbly scored pot-pourri of Moldovan folk melodies marks the Polish composer’s centenary and provides a rousing curtain-raiser to the Thursday Series. Britten’s Violin Concerto, a 20th century jewel of the genre, balances aching pathos and athletic virtuosity. It’s played by James Ehnes, making an eagerly awaited return to the Hallé, whose recording was described by Arts Desk as ‘possibly the greatest recording the concerto has received’. Absent from the Thursday Series for almost 20 years, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony will be relished by Sir Mark and the Hallé. A summit among his symphonic achievements, the composer translated the complexities of his personal life, driven he believed by Fate, into music of riveting force.

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