Winter Season 2020/21: Trail-blazing Hallé


Thursday 15th April 2021 - Thursday 15th 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 15 April 2021, 12pm
Available until Thursday 15 July 2021

Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Huw Watkins - Symphony No.2 (World premiere)

Sir Mark Elder

Stephen Hough, piano

After Debussy’s languid, sensuous evocation of a Faun’s dreams and desires, the Hallé’s trail-blazing advocacy of new music is reflected in the concert’s other works. In 1935, the Hallé, with Rachmaninov himself as soloist, gave the UK premiere of his Paganini Rhapsody, renowned for the lush romanticism of its 18th variation. Now, it’s the turn of Stephen Hough, one of the Hallé’s most popular and admired guest artists, to offer his insight into this evergreen masterpiece. After the first performance of Huw Watkins’s Symphony in 2017, its immediacy made such a strong impression on Sir Mark and Hallé musicians and audiences alike, that a recording followed as well as a further commission. In the wake of such enthusiasm Watkins has composed his Second Symphony, which receives its world premiere performance here.

Sadly, because of the need to alter our filming schedule, Boris Giltburg is unable to appear. We are very grateful to Stephen Hough for agreeing to perform at short notice.

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