Hallé concert listings at The Bridgewater Hall – November 2015

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Thursday 5 November, 7.30pm

Verdi Overture: The Force of Destiny
Bloch Schelomo
Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony

Nikolaj Znaider conductor
Jian Wang cello

The fate theme running through this season comes to the fore with the dramatic overture Verdi composed for his great opera The Force of Destiny. Young Chinese virtuoso, Jian Wang, then performs Bloch’s Schelomo. The excellent Nikolaj Znaider conducts Tchaikovsky’s rarely-performed Manfred Symphony, a piece some regard as his greatest orchestral work.

Pre-concert event at 6.30pm

Tickets from £13 (including £2 booking fee)
Box Office 0161 907 9000
PwC under 26 tickets available
Student tickets £5 (including £2 booking fee)

Wednesday 11 November, 2.15pm
Thursday 12 November, 7.30pm
Sunday 15 November 7.30pm

Strauss R Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks: Symphonic Poem
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No 1
Dvorak Silent Woods
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A

Nicholas Collon conductor
Jian Wang cello

Nicholas Collon, one of the brightest young stars in British music, makes his much-anticipated Hallé debut with a collection of works by turn turbulent, passionate and somber. Each are brilliant – not least Beethoven’s inspirational Seventh Symphony, which was described by Wagner as ‘the apotheosis of the dance’.

Pre-concert event at 6.30pm

Tickets from £13 (including £2 booking fee)
Box Office 0161 907 9000
PwC under 26 tickets available
Student tickets £5 (including £2 booking fee)

Saturday 21 November, 7.30pm

Keep the Home Fires Burning
The programme includes music from:

Elgar Enigma Variations: Nimrod
Holst The Planets: Mars
Butterworth A Shropshire Lad
R. Strauss An Alpine Symphony
Jarre Overture: Lawrence of Arabia

Stephen Bell conductor
Tom Redmond
presenter
Gemma Dunne vocalist

We invite you to share an evening that commemorates the conflict of 1914–18.The concert will feature pieces composed by combatants, casualties and contemporaries from all sides, including music by Gustav Holst, Franz Lehár, Maurice Ravel, Richard Strauss, Edward Elgar, George Butterworth, Ralph Vaughan Williams and others.

Tickets from £20 (including £2 booking fee)
Box Office 0161 907 9000
PwC under 26 tickets available

Thursday 26 November, 7.30pm

Michael Gandolfi The Garden of Cosmic Speculation movements
Poulenc Gloria
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

Cristian Macelaru conductor
Louise Alder soprano
Hallé Choir

Cristian Macelaru returns to Manchester to direct a captivating programme, including Berlioz’s great Symphonie fantastique. Truly groundbreaking in its time, it begins with innocent daydreams but leads to opium-fuelled visions of murder, execution and a witches’ Sabbath!

Pre-concert event 6.30pm

Tickets from £13 (including £2 booking fee)
Box Office 0161 907 9000
PwC under 26 tickets available
Student tickets £5 (including £2 booking fee)

Hallé Concerts Society
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester
M2 3WS
www.halle.co.uk


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