The Hallé in Sheffield: March 2020

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Saturday 21st March 2020

Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield

Tickets £25.76, £23.52, £20.16 Students & Under 18's £5.60 (including booking fees)

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Beethoven - Symphony No.5
Butterworth (orch. Roderick Williams) - Six Songs from ‘A Shropshire Lad’
Vaughan Williams - Symphony No.9

Conductor
Sir Mark Elder

Featuring:
Roderick Williams, baritone

To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday, is there a more iconic symphony than Beethoven’s Fifth? Over two hundred years after the work’s premiere, its first movement’s ‘fate’ motif remains instantly recognisable. Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé are sure to draw out the work’s superb intensity, force and energy. There is contrast with George Butterworth’s six poignant settings of poems from A.E. Housman’s ‘A Shropshire Lad’. Having orchestrated these lovely songs himself, Roderick Williams is our esteemed soloist. The ill-fated Butterworth, who was killed on the Somme in 1916, was a pupil of Vaughan Williams. The latter’s Ninth Symphony, completed shortly before its composer’s death, is both highly lyrical and suffused with a mellow glow.

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This event is managed by Sheffield City Hall. For more information, please visit this booking link, call the ticket hotline on 0114 2 789 789 or visit the Sheffield City Hall Box Office in person.