Wednesday 3rd November 2021
Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield
All tickets priced £18 per performance; Under 12's tickets are free
Mendelssohn - Scherzo from Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61
Mendelssohn - Midsummer Night's Dream: Nocturne, Op. 61/7
Mendelssohn - Midsummer Night's Dream: Intermezzo, Op. 61/5
Mendelssohn - Midsummer Night's Dream: Wedding March, Op. 61/9
Wigglesworth - Piano Concerto
Schumann - Symphony No.2
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Hallé Artist in Association, Ryan Wigglesworth, conducts a programme centred around his Piano Concerto, premiered at the 2019 BBC Proms by another ever welcome Hallé guest, Marc-André Hamelin, dubbed by the New York Times as ‘A performer of near-superhuman technical prowess’. Of Mozartian Classical proportions, Wigglesworth describes his concerto’s four movements as ‘studies in character’, at its heart an intimate ‘Notturno’, based on a Polish folksong he first heard around a campfire.
Among critical plaudits, The Times lauded Wigglesworth’s ‘conjuror’s ability to cast a spell’. The concert opens with characters embroiled in Midsummer mayhem as portrayed in Mendelssohn’s magical score to Shakespeare’s play. Schumann’s Second Symphony is a journey from darkness to light, consciously emulating Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, composed after serious illness and enshrining the composer’s love for his wife Clara.
Pre-Concert Talk 6pm
Join Trisha Cooper and special guest Ryan Wigglesworth for a wonderful insight into the music and performers making this wonderful concert.
After Hours 9.15pm
Customers attending this event are invited to join the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and their director Darius Battiwalla from 9.15pm for a special After Hours concert in the City Hall Ballroom after the Hallé concert. The Chorus will perform a selection of American pieces by Copland and Barber which will show off the outstanding versatility of this exceptional mixed-voice chorus. This is a free but ticketed event limited to a maximum of 4 tickets per booking. Please book your After Hours tickets at the same time as your concert tickets. Tickets will not be available on the door.
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