Friday 5th October 2018
Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield
From £17.92, Student Tickets £5.60 (inc. booking fees)
Sibelius - Lemminkäinen's Return
Dvorák - Cello Concerto
Brahms - Symphony No. 4
Laura van der Heijden, Cello
The Hallé opens the concert season with Laura van der Heijden and Karl-Heinz Steffens for what is simply the greatest cello concerto of them all, that of Dvorák. Packed with both melodies and virtuosity, when Brahms heard it for the first time he was astonished, wishing he could have written it himself.
After the interval is Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, his greatest achievement in orchestral music. Its finale, a magnificent set of variations, is perhaps the most remarkable part of this most remarkable and moving work. The concert begins with the rousing homecoming of Sibelius’s legendary hero, Lemminkäinen’s Return.
(Image credits: Stefan Wildhirt)