Winter Season 2020/21: Shostakovich’s Dazzling First


Thursday 1st April 2021 - Thursday 1st April 2021

Broadcast from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Standard price £14; Discount price £5* - all include tax and fees

Hallé Winter Season 2020/21 in association with:

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Unfortunately, as the second wave of the corona virus tightens its grip and with new lockdown restrictions now in place, we will have to make some changes to our broadcast dates.

Broadcast begins from Thursday 1 April 2021, 12pm
Available until Thursday 1 July 2021

Bacewicz - Overture
Copland - Appalachian Spring: Suite
Shostakovich - Symphony No.1

Delyana Lazarova

Awarded First Prize in the 2020 Siemens-Hallé International Conductors Competition, Bulgarian-born Delyana Lazarova is an exceptional young talent and the Hallé’s new Assistant Conductor. She is a passionate enthusiast of the music of Grazyna Bacewicz, the first Polish female composer to achieve an international reputation. Her Overture, composed in a time of fear during Second World War, blazes with defiance and courage, and secretly incorporated the morse code’s V for ‘victory’ rhythm. In his greatest ballet score, Appalachian Spring, Copland totally absorbed the spirit of American hymnody, as exemplified by the Shaker hymn, ‘Simple Gifts’. Shostakovich’s First Symphony was given its UK premiere by the Hallé under Sir Hamilton Harty in 1932. The work dazzles with compositional brilliance, whether displaying sardonic humour, plunging emotional depths or indulging in a sheer sense of fun.

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