Walton’s Cello Concerto – cancelled


Thursday 5th November 2020

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50 (including booking fees)

Due to the current situation on Coronavirus, and in the light of Government’s advice given, we have decided to cancel this event.

Read a letter by our Chief Executive, John Summers about the 2020-21 season here.

The Vera Clegg Memorial Concert
Thursday 5 November 2020 - 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time - 9.30pm

Lera - Auerbach Icarus
Walton - Cello Concerto
Copland - Symphony No.3

Gemma New

Laura van der Heijden, cello

Gemma New, another first-time visitor to the Hallé, is widely hailed as a ‘rising star’ in the USA. Her programme begins with Icarus, by Lera Auerbach, whose music has been described in the New Yorker as having ‘extraordinary power and intensity’. Walton’s Cello Concerto combines distinctive aspects of his music – bitter-sweet melancholy and vigorous energy. It’s played by Laura van der Heijden, who won the 2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year with this concerto. Copland’s Third Symphony has a euphoric optimism, especially its finale based on his celebrated Fanfare for the Common Man. After its premiere performances, the conductor Koussevitzky declared, ‘This is the greatest American Symphony. It goes from the heart to the heart.’

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