Saturday 8th June 2019
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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Concert begins at 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time 10.15pm
Elgar - Overture: Cockaigne
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks: selection
Arnold - English Dances
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Walton - Henry V Suite
Lyn Fletcher, violin
Tonight we offer a selection of pieces which have always featured prominently in this orchestra’s repertoire – both Elgar and Vaughan Williams entrusted the Hallé with symphonic premieres. We perform Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture and Vaughan Williams’ Tallis Fantasia, as well as a true icon of English music, The Lark Ascending, which is perfectly depicted in the hands of Hallé Leader, Lyn Fletcher. Laurence Olivier described his Oscar-winning film as ‘William’s Henry V’ so central to its success was William Walton’s dazzling score.
(Image credits: The Hallé; Balazs Borocz Pilvax)
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