Manchester’s The Halle has announced a new ‘drive time’ concert at the Bridgewater Hall, 6 o’clock Classics.  The event, which as the name would suggest takes place at 6pm, is aimed at attracting new audiences to hear the award-winning symphony orchestra whilst avoiding the rush hour.

The one hour concert, is conducted by Johann Stuckenbruck with a programme including:

Verdi Overture: The Force of Destiny
Debussy Clair de Lune
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Sibelius Finlandia
Tchaikovsky ‘Pas de Deux’ from The Nutcracker
Beethoven Finale from Symphony No. 7

Speaking about the decision to perform a drive time concert, John Summers, the Halle’s Chief Executive commented, “we decided to put on a drive time concert to allow people to let the rush hour disappear and try something different instead. We’re performing a selection of well-known classics which people may recognise, so you will be able to forget about your normal commute and lose yourself in music for an hour or so.”

The concert will also feature a big screen on which members of the orchestra will introduce the music being performed.

Where and when is 6 o’clock Classics performed by the Halle

The Halle’s 6 o’clock Classics takes place at 6pm on Thursday 8 March at the Bridgewater Hall.  Tickets are priced £17 (inc booking fees), concessions £12 (inc booking fees).

The Halle Orchestra image credit to Russel Hart.