World Premiere by Huw Watkins (booking not yet open)


Thursday 14th January 2021

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50 (including booking fees)

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Thursday 14 January 2021 - 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time - 9.30pm

Debussy orch. Colin Matthews - Three Orchestral Preludes
Huw Watkins - Symphony No.2 (world premiere)
Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No.1
Tchaikovsky - Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet

Sir Mark Elder

Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin

Alexander Sitkovetsky, born in Russia into a distinguished musical family, studied at the Menuhin School, where he was mentored by the great violinist. It’s a pleasure for the Hallé to invite him back to play Prokofiev’s lyrical, wistful First Violin Concerto. When Huw Watkins’ Symphony was first performed in 2017, it made such a strong impression on Sir Mark, the orchestra and audiences, that it was soon followed by a recording, as well as this commission to write a new work, his Second Symphony, which receives its world premiere tonight. Topping and tailing the programme are a selection of Debussy’s piano preludes skilfully transformed into orchestral hues by Colin Matthews, and Tchaikovsky’s dramatic and passionate overture conjuring Shakespeare’s ill-fated lovers.

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