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<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano


Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Hamlet (18’) | Liszt Piano Concerto No.1 (19') | Beethoven Symphony No.6, ‘Pastoral’ (40')

Thursday 22 September 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
From Haydn to Hendrix
Manchester Camerata
From Haydn to Hendrix

Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor | Hannah Roberts cello | Rachael Clegg oboe


Rolling Stones/Daniel Schnyder Sympathy For The Devil | Holst St Paul’s Suite, Op.9, No.2 | Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto | Haydn Cello Concerto in C major | Mozart Symphony No.29, K201 |Jimi Hendrix/Daniel Schnyder Purple Haze Variations

This concert takes place at the RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester.

Saturday 24 September 7:30 PM RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena conductor | Lucy Hall soprano | Ben Hulett tenor | Dietrich Henschel baritone | CBSO Chorus


Haydn Die Schöpfung (The Creation) (99')



Saturday 24 September 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano


Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Hamlet (18’) | Liszt Piano Concerto No.1 (19') | Beethoven Symphony No.6, ‘Pastoral’ (40')

Sunday 25 September 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano


Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Hamlet (18’) | Liszt Piano Concerto No.1 (19') | Beethoven Symphony No.6, ‘Pastoral’ (40')

Wednesday 28 September 2016 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Classical Extravaganza
The Hallé
Classical Extravaganza

Stephen Bell conductor


Dvorák Overture: Carnival | Pachelbel Canon | Shostakovich Romance from ‘The Gadfly’ | Bernstein Overture: Candide | Elgar Enigma Variations: VIII ‘WN’, IX ‘Nimrod’, XIV ‘Finale’ | Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks: excerpts | Fauré Pavane | Rossini Overture: William Tell | Coates Calling All Workers

Saturday 01 October 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | soloists | Hallé Choir


Verdi Macbeth: scenes (24') | Beethoven Symphony No.9, ‘Choral’ (67')

Thursday 06 October 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena conductor | Jennifer Pike violin


Elgar In the South (21') | Sibelius Violin Concerto (29') | Walton Symphony No. 1 (43')



Sunday 09 October 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Kyung Wha Chung, violin</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Kyung Wha Chung, violin
International Concert Series

Kyung Wha Chung violin | Kevin Kenner piano


Programme to include:
Fauré Violin Sonata in A , Op.13 (27’) | Franck Violin Sonata in A (30’) | J S Bach Works for unaccompanied violin

Kyung Wha Chung is recognised as one of the finest violinists of her generation. Her recital programme combines the lyrical sensuality of Fauré and Franck with the unsurpassed musical mastery of Bach’s works for unaccompanied violin.

Wednesday 12 October 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
Equinox - In Collaboration with Manchester Science Festival
Manchester Camerata
Equinox - In Collaboration with Manchester Science Festival

Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor | Henning Kraggerud violin | TBA special guest narrator

Kraggerud Equinox

This concert takes place at the Albert Hall, Manchester.

Sunday 16 October 2016 3:00 PM Albert Hall, Manchester



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Gergely Madaras conductor | Katherine Baker flute | Marie Leenhardt harp


Mussorgsky orch. Rimsky-Korsakov Night on the Bare Mountain (10') | Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto (27’) | Bartók Hungarian Sketches (11’) | Borodin Symphony No.2 (28’)

Wednesday 19 October 2016 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Gergely Madaras conductor | Katherine Baker flute | Marie Leenhardt harp


Mussorgsky orch. Rimsky-Korsakov Night on the Bare Mountain (10') | Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto (27’) | Bartók Hungarian Sketches (11’) | Borodin Symphony No.2 (28’)

Thursday 20 October 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic

John Storgårds conductor | Håkan Hardenberger trumpet


Nielsen Maskerade Overture (5') | Maxwell Davies Trumpet Concerto (28') | Shostakovich Symphony No.10 (52')



Saturday 22 October 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Gergely Madaras conductor | Katherine Baker flute | Marie Leenhardt harp


Mussorgsky orch. Rimsky-Korsakov Night on the Bare Mountain (10') | Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto (27’) | Bartók Hungarian Sketches (11’) | Borodin Symphony No.2 (28’)

Sunday 23 October 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Sophie Bevan soprano | Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano | Mark Padmore tenor | Matthew Brook bass-baritone | Hallé Choir


Copland Fanfare for the Common Man (3') | Britten Sinfonia da Requiem (22') | Tippett A Child of Our Time (66')

Thursday 27 October 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Sixteen</b></h6>
International Concert Series
The Sixteen
International Concert Series

Britten Sinfonia | Harry Christophers conductor


MacMillan Miserere (13') | Tallis Why fum’th in fight (2') | Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (17') | MacMillan Stabat Mater (60')

Few living composers communicate with the emotional directness of Sir James MacMillan, and performances of his new Stabat Mater will be eagerly anticipated. The work is placed alongside Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia, a haunting evocation of a lost age, and the psalm-setting by Tallis upon which it is based.

Friday 28 October 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Music of Star Wars Episodes I – VII
The Hallé
The Music of Star Wars Episodes I – VII

Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Redmond presenter | Hallé Youth Choir


A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ...Feel the full force of the Hallé as we bring the highlights of John Williams’ music from every episode of Star Wars to the stage of The Bridgewater Hall.

Saturday 29 October 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic

John Storgårds conductor / violin | Jakob Kullberg cello


Sibelius Tapiola (23') | Kaija Saariaho Notes on Light for cello and orchestra (30') | Weill Violin Concerto (28') | Britten Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes' (14')

Saturday 05 November 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Jonathon Heyward conductor * | James Ehnes violin


Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) * (10') | Bruch Violin Concerto No.2 (27') | Janácek Jealousy (6') | Vaughan Williams Symphony No.6 (31')

Thursday 10 November 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Andrew Manze conductor | Martin Helmchen piano


Wagner Overture: The Flying Dutchman (11’) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5, ‘Emperor’ (40’) | Sibelius Symphony No.2 (43’)

Wednesday 16 November 2016 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Andrew Manze conductor | Martin Helmchen piano


Wagner Overture: The Flying Dutchman (11’) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5, ‘Emperor’ (40’) | Sibelius Symphony No.2 (43’)

Thursday 17 November 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
UpClose: The Next Generation
Manchester Camerata
UpClose: The Next Generation

Alexander Ullman piano/lead artist


Poulenc Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet, Op.100 | Roussel Divertissement, Op.6 | Debussy Syrinx | Stravinsky arr. Agosti Danse Infernale from The Firebird

This concert takes place at The Whitworth, Grand Hall.

Thursday 17 November 2016 7:30PM The Whitworth, Grand Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena conductor | Hallé Choir


Magnus Lindberg Vivo (6’) | Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (34’) | Ravel Daphnis and Chloé (complete) (55’)



Saturday 19 November 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Andrew Manze conductor | Martin Helmchen piano


Wagner Overture: The Flying Dutchman (11’) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5, ‘Emperor’ (40’) | Sibelius Symphony No.2 (43’)

Sunday 20 November 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Philharmonia Orchestra</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Philharmonia Orchestra
International Concert Series

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor | Alice Sara Ott piano


Borodin Overture, Prince Igor (11') | Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor (36’) Rachmaninov Symphony No.1 in D minor (45’)

The Philharmonia, led by charismatic conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, return with a programme featuring a stalwart of the concerto repertoire performed by German-Japanese pianist, Alice Sara Ott, while Rachmaninov’s First Symphony explores the stormy emotions of youth and lost love.

Tuesday 22 November 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sarah Tynan Woglinde, soprano | Jennifer Johnston Wellgunde, mezzo-soprano | Leah-Marian Jones Flosshilde, mezzo-soprano | Christopher Purves Alberich, baritone | Iain Paterson Wotan, bass-baritone | Susan Bickley Fricka, mezzo-soprano | Emma Bell Freia, soprano | Reinhard Hagen Fasolt, bass | Clive Bayley Fafner, bass | David Stout Donner, baritone | David Butt Philip Froh, tenor | Will Hartmann Loge, tenor | Gerhard Siegel Mime, tenor | Susanne Resmark Erda, mezzo-soprano


Wagner Das Rheingold

Sunday 27 November 2016 5:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Classical Greats
The Hallé
Classical Greats

Stephen Bell conductor | Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin


Berlioz Overture: Le Carnaval romain | Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D | Ravel Tzigane, rhapsody for violin and orchestra | Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition

Thursday 01 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Christian Curnyn conductor | Joanne Lunn soprano | Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano | Stuart Jackson tenor | James Platt bass | Hallé Choir


Handel Messiah (135')

Saturday 03 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Viviane Hagner violin


Ravel Mother Goose Suite (16’) | Haydn Symphony No.88 (25’) | Brahms Violin Concerto (41’)

Wednesday 07 December 2016 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Viviane Hagner violin


Ravel Mother Goose Suite (16’) | Haydn Symphony No.88 (25’) | Brahms Violin Concerto (41’)

Thursday 08 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena conductor | Michael Barenboimviolin


Berg Violin Concerto (28’) | Bruckner Symphony No. 7 (64’)



Saturday 10 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Viviane Hagner violin


Ravel Mother Goose Suite (16’) | Haydn Symphony No.88 (25’) | Brahms Violin Concerto (41’)

Sunday 11 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Choir of King's College, Cambridge</b></h6>
International Concert Series
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
International Concert Series

Stephen Cleobury conductor


Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine (6') | Duruflé Requiem (36') | Howells Three Carol Anthems: A Spotless Rose, Sing Lullaby, Here is the Little Door, (11’) | Seasonal organ music (8’) | Sequence of favourite carols, including Ding Dong Merrily on High, Away in a Manger (33')

Founded in the 15th century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is the foremost representative of the British church music tradition. In this concert, we hear a programme that ranges from the heartfelt spirituality of Duruflé’s sublime Requiem to favourite carols from the choir that made singing part of everyone’s Christmas.

Tuesday 13 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Winter Wonderland with Clare Teal
The Hallé
Winter Wonderland with Clare Teal

Stephen Bell conductor | Clare Teal vocalist | Winners of the Hallé Corporate Choir Competition | Hallé Youth Training Choir


Winter Wonderland | What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? | The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) | Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! | Snowbound | All I Want For Christmas | Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | White Christmas | Sleigh Ride

Friday 16 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé Carol Concert</b></h6>
The Hallé Carol Concert

Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir


O Little Town of Bethlehem | O Come, All Ye Faithful | Away in a Manger | Good King Wenceslas | Once in Royal David’s City | I’m a Little Christmas Cracker | Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day | Bach Magnificat | Morten Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium | Sleigh Ride



Saturday 17 December 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé Carol Concert</b></h6>
The Hallé Carol Concert

Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir


O Little Town of Bethlehem | O Come, All Ye Faithful | Away in a Manger | Good King Wenceslas | Once in Royal David’s City | I’m a Little Christmas Cracker | Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day | Bach Magnificat | Morten Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium | Sleigh Ride



Sunday 18 December 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
The Manchester Festive Happening
Manchester Camerata
The Manchester Festive Happening

Tine Thing Helseth director/trumpet | Adi Brett director/violin | Katie Stillman violin | Rachael Clegg oboe | Tracey Redfern trumpet


Pachelbel Canon & Gigue | Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 | Bach/Vivaldi Concerto in D major, BWV 972 | Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060 | Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets in C major, RV537 | Corelli Christmas Concerto Op.6 No.8 | Traditional Selection of Carols

This concert takes place at the Albert Hall, Manchester.

Sunday 18 December 2016 3:00 PM Albert Hall, Manchester



<h6><b>The Hallé Carol Concert</b></h6>
The Hallé Carol Concert

Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir


O Little Town of Bethlehem | O Come, All Ye Faithful | Away in a Manger | Good King Wenceslas | Once in Royal David’s City | I’m a Little Christmas Cracker | Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day | Bach Magnificat | Morten Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium | Sleigh Ride



Sunday 18 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Christmas at the Movies
The Hallé
Christmas at the Movies

Stephen Bell conductor


Including music from: Polar Express | White Christmas | The Nightmare Before Christmas | Babes in Toyland | Frozen | The Sound of Music | Harry Potter | Happy Feet

Friday 23 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Queen: A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular
The Hallé
Queen: A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular

Richard Sidwell conductor | Ricardo Afonso | Rachael Wooding | Jenna Lee-James | Peter Eldridge vocalists


Including: Seven Seas of Rhye | I Want to Break Free | Play the Game | Under Pressure | Killer Queen | Radio Ga Ga | Tie Your Mother Down | Fat Bottomed Girls | I Want it All | One Vision | Who Wants to Live Forever | A Kind of Magic | Crazy Little Thing Called Love | Don’t Stop Me Now | Another One Bites the Dust | Somebody to Love | Bohemian Rhapsody | We Will Rock You | We are the Champions

Thursday 29 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
An Evening with 007
The Hallé
An Evening with 007

Stephen Bell conductor | Alison Jiear | Matthew Ford vocalists


Including music from Spectre | On Her Majesty’s Secret Service | You Only Live Twice | GoldenEye | From Russia With Love | Live and Let Die | Quantum of Solace | The World is Not Enough | Goldfinger | A View to a Kill | Thunderball | Skyfall | For Your Eyes Only | The Spy Who Loved Me | Moonraker | The Living Daylights | Licence to Kill | Diamonds Are Forever | Casino Royale

Friday 30 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
New Year's Day Viennese Gala
Manchester Camerata
New Year's Day Viennese Gala

Gábor Takács Nagy music director |Ailish Tynan soprano | Adi Brett violin | Hannah Roberts cello


Programme includes: J Strauss II Overture to Die Fledermaus | J Strauss II Die Fledermaus, Laughing Song | J Strauss II On the Beautiful Blue Danube | Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending | Lehár Giuditta, On my lips every kiss is like wine | J Strauss Radetzky March



Sunday 1 January 3.00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
A Viennese Celebration
The Hallé
A Viennese Celebration

Stephen Bell conductor | Joshua Ellicott tenor


Josef Strauss Ohne Sorgen | Josef Strauss Austrian Village Swallows Waltz | E. Strauss Mit Dampf Polka Schnell | Josef Strauss Feuerfest Polka | Lehár Gold and Silver Waltz | J. Strauss II Gypsy Baron March | J. Strauss II On the Beautiful Blue Danube: Waltz | J. Strauss II Radetzky March | J. Strauss II Pizzicato Polka

Saturday 07 January 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Markus Stenz conductor | Carolin Widmann violin


Mozart Symphony No.41, ‘Jupiter’ (29') | Julian Anderson ‘In Lieblicher Bläue’ poem for violin and orchestra (22') | Schumann Symphony No.4 (30')



Thursday 12 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic

Nicholas Collon conductor | Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano


Ravel, arr. Steven Stucky Noctuelles (5’) | Ravel, arr. Colin Matthews Oiseaux tristes (5’) | Ravel, arr. Colin Matthews Vallée des cloches (world premiere) (7’) | Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (18’) | Shostakovich Symphony No. 8 (65’)



Friday 13 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Louis Langrée conductor | Jian Wang cello


Prokofiev Symphony No.1, ‘Classical’ (15’) | Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme (18’) | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 (46’)

Wednesday 18 January 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Louis Langrée conductor | Jian Wang cello


Prokofiev Symphony No.1, ‘Classical’ (15’) | Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme (18’) | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 (46’)

Thursday 19 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Miloš Karadaglic: Bach to The Beatles</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Miloš Karadaglic: Bach to The Beatles
International Concert Series

Miloš Karadaglic classical guitar | Royal Northern Sinfonia


J. S. Bach Prelude from the Lute Suite BWV 997 (4’) | Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra (solo) (4’) | De Falla Danza del Molinero (from El sombrero de tres picos) (solo) (3’) | Anon. Jeux Interdits (Spanish Romance) (with strings) (4’) | Vivaldi Allegro from Guitar Concerto in D (4’) | Granados Danza Española No. 5 - Andaluza, No. 2 – Oriental (10’) | Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio (with strings) (8’) | Boccherini Quintet No. 4 in D, G. 448 – “Fandango” (with strings) (4’) | Gardel Por Una Cabeza (with strings) (3’) | Jobim The Girl from Ipanema (solo) (3’) | Piazzolla Oblivion & Libertango (with strings) (7’) | The Beatles Blackbird, Yesterday, While My Guitar Gently Weeps (solo) (10’), Something, And I Love Her, Come Together (guitar and bass) (10’) Here Comes the Sun, Fool on the Hill, Eleanor Rigby (guitar and strings) (10’)

Headlining Craig Ogden’s 2017 Guitar Weekend, Miloš Karadaglic continues to be a chart-topping performer, delighting audiences around the world.

Friday 20 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic

Sir Andrew Davis conductor | Javier Perianes piano


Wagner Tristan and Isolde — Prelude to Act I (11’) | Grieg Piano Concerto (30’) | Elgar Falstaff (30’)



Saturday 21 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Louis Langrée conductor | Jian Wang cello


Prokofiev Symphony No.1, ‘Classical’ (15’) | Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme (18’) | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 (46’)

Sunday 22 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra</b></h6>
International Concert Series
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
International Concert Series

Yuri Temirkanov conductor | Nicolai Lugansky piano


Khachaturian Excerpts from the ballet ‘Spartacus’: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia (1st mvt. from Suite no. 2) (10'), Dance of Gaditanae and Victory of Spartacus (Last mvt. from Suite no.1) (6') | Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini (30’) | Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite (45’)

Among the world’s finest ensembles and led by a truly great maestro, The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra return with a Russian programme packed with fine melodies and vivid colour.

Friday 27 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Movie Classics
The Hallé
Movie Classics

Stephen Bell conductor | Petroc Trelawny presenter


Fantasia Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice | Out Of Africa Mozart Clarinet Concerto (slow movement) | Platoon Barber Adagio for Strings | LA Confidential Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides | Four Weddings And A Funeral Handel The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba | Seven Years In Tibet Debussy Clair de Lune | Grand Budapest Hotel J. Strauss II Roses from the South: Waltz | The King’s Speech Beethoven Symphony No.7 (2nd movement)

Saturday 28 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
UpClose: The Next Generation
Manchester Camerata
UpClose: The Next Generation

Emanuel Rimoldi piano/lead artist |TBA presenter


Programme includes: Schumann Quintet in E flat major, Op.44 | Rachmaninov Trio Elegiaque No.1 in G minor

This concert takes place at HOME, Manchester (Theatre 1).

Thursday 2 February 7:30 PM HOME, Manchester (Theatre 1)



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic

Ben Gernon conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano


Beethoven Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’ (44’) | Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 (23’) | Debussy La mer (25’)



Saturday 04 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Cristian Macelaru conductor | Jonathan Scott organ


Sibelius The Oceanides (11') | Poulenc Concerto for organ, strings and timpani (23') | Dvorák Legends: selection (20') | Janácek Taras Bulba: Rhapsody for Orchestra (23')



Thursday 09 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
From Broadway, with love ...
The Hallé
From Broadway, with love ...

Larry Blank conductor | Matthew Ford and Emma Williams vocalists


The programme includes: Porter Every Time We Say Goodbye from The Seven Lively Arts | Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim Something’s Coming from West Side Story | Drake It Was A Very Good Year | Claude-Michel Schönberg/Alain Boublil Sun and Moon from Miss Saigon | Andrew Lloyd Webber All I Ask Of You from The Phantom Of The Opera | Duke/Latouche Takin’ A Chance On Love from Cabin In The Sky | Mancini Moon River from Breakfast At Tiffany’s



Saturday 11 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Paul Lewis, piano</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Paul Lewis, piano
International Concert Series

Bach Partita No.1 in B-flat BWV825 (16’) | Beethoven Piano Sonata No.4 in E-flat Op.7 (30’) | Chopin Three Waltzes: A minor Op.34 No.2, F minor Op.70 No.2, A-flat Op.42 (15’) | Weber Piano Sonata No.2 in A-flat J199 (30’)


Paul Lewis makes his Bridgewater Hall recital debut with a programme encompassing one of Beethoven’s most ambitious early sonatas and Weber’s rarely heard Second Sonata.

Sunday 12 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic

John Storgårds conductor | Alina Pogostkina violin


Gade Symphony No. 1 (31’) | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (26’) | Bach, arr. Webern Ricercare a 6 from ‘Musical Offering’ (8’) | Sibelius Symphony No. 7 (21’)



Sunday 19 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Cristian Macelaru conductor | Heejae Kim piano


Fauré Dolly Suite (17’) | Mozart Piano Concerto No.9, ‘Jeunehomme’ (32’) | Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: excerpts (30’)

Wednesday 22 February 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Cristian Macelaru conductor | Heejae Kim piano


Fauré Dolly Suite (17’) | Mozart Piano Concerto No.9, ‘Jeunehomme’ (32’) | Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: excerpts (30’)

Thursday 23 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra</b></h6>
International Concert Series
The Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra
International Concert Series

Yutaka Sado conductor | Emma Johnson clarinet


Schubert Symphony No.8 in B minor ‘Unfinished’ (25’) | Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A (30’) | Brahms Symphony No.1 in C minor (50’)

Led by one of Japan’s most distinguished musicians, Yutaka Sado, The Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra perform works with a strong Viennese pedigree.

Friday 24 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Cristian Macelaru conductor | Heejae Kim piano


Fauré Dolly Suite (17’) | Mozart Piano Concerto No.9, ‘Jeunehomme’ (32’) | Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: excerpts (30’)

Sunday 26 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
Mozart Madness
Manchester Camerata
Mozart Madness

Gábor Takács Nagy music director | Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano


Mozart Divertimento in F, K138 | Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat major, K449 | Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, K452 | Piano Concerto No.19 in F major, K459

This concert takes place at the RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester.

Thursday 2 March 2017 7:30pm RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic

Rafael Payare conductor


Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht (29’) | Mahler Symphony No. 5 (68’)



Saturday 04 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano role


Elgar Symphony No.1 (53'), Overture: Froissart (14'), Grania and Diarmid: Incidental Music, Funeral March and ‘There are Seven’ (12'), Pomp and Circumstance March No.3 (9')



Thursday 09 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Beyond the Score ®: Elgar’s Enigma Variations
The Hallé
Beyond the Score ®: Elgar’s Enigma Variations

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Gerard McBurney presenter




Saturday 11 March 2017 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | David Butt Philip tenor | Sasha Cooke mezzo-soprano | Iain Paterson bass-baritone | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir


Elgar The Dream of Gerontius


There will be no interval during this concert.

Sunday 12 March 2017 6:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Oscars for Orchestra
The Hallé
Oscars for Orchestra

Stephen Bell conductor


The programme includes music from: Ben-Hur | Robin Hood | Born Free | E.T. | Aladdin | Spectre | The Hateful Eight | Crouching Tiger | Hidden Dragon | The King and I and Henry V

Saturday 18 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Lahav Shani conductor | Sofya Gulyak piano


Opening work to be confirmed | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 (34’) | Stravinsky The Firebird: Suite (1945) (33’)

Wednesday 22 March 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Lahav Shani conductor | Sofya Gulyak piano


Opening work to be confirmed | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 (34’) | Stravinsky The Firebird: Suite (1945) (33’)

Thursday 23 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Lahav Shani conductor | Sofya Gulyak piano


Opening work to be confirmed | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 (34’) | Stravinsky The Firebird: Suite (1945) (33’)

Sunday 26 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor | Kathryn Stott piano


Revueltas Sensemayá (8’) | Copland El Salón México (12') | Gershwin Piano Concerto (31’) | Falla The Three Cornered Hat (complete ballet) (30')



Thursday 30 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic

James Feddeck conductor | James Ehnes violin


John Harbison Remembering Gatsby (7’) | Barber Violin Concerto (23’) | Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 (55’)



Saturday 01 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic

Nicholas Kraemer conductor | Nicholas Mulroy Evangelist | Matthew Hargreaves Christus | Lina Johnson soprano | Marianne Beate Kielland mezzo-soprano | Andrew Tortise tenor | Benjamin Bevan baritone | Manchester Chamber Choir


Bach Matthäus-Passion (St Matthew Passion) (159’)



Friday 14 April 2017 2:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sunwook Kim piano


Berlioz Overture: Rob Roy (12') | Huw Watkins Symphony (world premiere) (20') | Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 (48')



Thursday 20 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Giants of Jazz featuring Ronnie Scott’s Trio
The Hallé
Giants of Jazz featuring Ronnie Scott’s Trio

Roderick Dunk conductor | James Pearson piano | Ronnie Scott’s Trio


George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue | Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag | Billy Mayerl Marigold | Jelly Roll Morton King Porter Stomp | Duke Ellington Caravan | Thelonius Monk ’Round Midnight | George Shearing Lullaby of Birdland | Dave Brubeck Take Five | Oscar Peterson March Past | Chick Corea Spain



Saturday 22 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky conductor | Vadim Gluzman violin | Robin Tritschler tenor


Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis (15’) | Sofia Gubaidulina Offertorium (44’) | Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 3 ‘A Pastoral Symphony’ (36’)



Sunday 23 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venezuela</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venezuela
International Concert Series

We regret that this concert will not be going ahead as the Simón Bolivar National Youth Choir has withdrawn from their European tour. The Choir has no wish to disappoint audiences and it is hoped that the tour will be rescheduled and included in a future International Concert Series at The Bridgewater Hall.

Tuesday 25 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Julian Bliss clarinet


Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Strings (15’) | Weber Clarinet Concerto No.2 (20’) | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 (47’)

Wednesday 26 April 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Julian Bliss clarinet


Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Strings (15’) | Weber Clarinet Concerto No.2 (20’) | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 (47’)

Thursday 27 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Julian Bliss clarinet


Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Strings (15’) | Weber Clarinet Concerto No.2 (20’) | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 (47’)

Sunday 30 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
UpClose: The Next Generation
Manchester Camerata
UpClose: The Next Generation

Iyad Sughayer piano/lead artist | Manchester Camerata Principal musicians


Haydn Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross | Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time

This concert takes place at Manchester Cathedral.

Tuesday 2 May 2017 7:30 PM Manchester Cathedral



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Hallé Choir


Purcell Funeral Sentences for Queen Mary (15') | Ryan Wigglesworth Locke’s Theatre (2013) (17') | Bruckner Symphony No.9 (60')



Thursday 04 May 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment<br />
Complete Brandenburg Concertos</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Complete Brandenburg Concertos
International Concert Series

J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F (20’) | Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G (11’) | Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D (20’) | Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G (16’) | Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B-flat (16’) | Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F (12’)


In this programme, The Orchestra of the age of Enlightenment focus their creative attention upon those iconic orchestral works of the Baroque, Bach’s six amazing and varied Brandenburg Concertos.

Thursday 11 May 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Finlandia
The Hallé
Finlandia

Stephen Bell conductor | Joseph Moog piano


Sibelius Karelia Suite | Grieg Piano Concerto | Sibelius Valse Triste | Grieg Peer Gynt Suite | Sibelius Finlandia



Saturday 13 May 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

James Feddeck conductor | Andrew Tyson piano


Smetana Má Vlast: Vltava (12’) | Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 (30’) | Dvorák Symphony No.6 (40’)

Wednesday 17 May 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

James Feddeck conductor | Andrew Tyson piano


Smetana Má Vlast: Vltava (12’) | Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 (30’) | Dvorák Symphony No.6 (40’)

Thursday 18 May 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

James Feddeck conductor | Andrew Tyson piano


Smetana Má Vlast: Vltava (12’) | Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 (30’) | Dvorák Symphony No.6 (40’)

Sunday 21 May 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Six Hands</h6>
John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan</h6></b><br />
International Concert Series
Six Hands
John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan
International Concert Series

Programme to include: Vivaldi Concerto in D | Gary Ryan Benga Beat |
New works by John Williams and Leo Brouwer |
Jazz solos by John Etheridge, as well as arrangements for guitar duo and trio


Classical guitarist, John Williams only tours these days accompanied by long-standing musical friends. In this rare appearance, he is joined by the sparkling jazz performer, John Etheridge and another master of the classical guitar, Gary Ryan.

Thursday 25 May 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena conductor | Leonard Elschenbroich cello


Arvo Pärt Cantus in memoriam, Benjamin Britten (9’) | Mark Simpson NOX – concerto for cello and orchestra (22’) | Berlioz Symphonie fantastique (50’)



Friday 26 May 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé and BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
The Hallé and BBC Philharmonic

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Brandon Jovanovich Waldermar, tenor | Emily Magee Tove, soprano | Alice Coote Wood Dove, mezzo-soprano | Graham Clark Klaus the Fool, tenor | Johan Reuter Bauer, bass | Sir Thomas Allen speaker


Schoenberg Gurrelieder (99')



Sunday 04 June 2017 6:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
The Play Off
Manchester Camerata
The Play Off

Gábor Takács-Nagy music director | Guy Johnston cello | Gabriella Swallow cello


Haydn Symphony No.38 in C major | Colin Riley Double Concerto for Two Cellos (World Premiere) | Philip Glass Echorus for Two Violins and Strings |Mozart Symphony No.36, K425, ‘Linz’

This concert takes place at Manchester Cathedral.

Thursday 8 June 2017 7:30PM Manchester Cathedral



<h6><b>Sir Willard White<br />
The Brodsky String Quartet</h6></b>
International Concert Series
Sir Willard White
The Brodsky String Quartet
International Concert Series

Copland Hoedown, Two folk songs (Long Time Ago, The Dodger) | Gershwin Summertime, Honey Man, I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' | Barber Dover Beach |Khachaturian Sabre Dance | Britten Poem, Two folk songs (Ash Grove and The Foggy, Foggy Dew) | Jerome Kern They Didn't Believe Me | Sinatra Classics Close to You, PS I Love You, My Way | Massenet Elégie | Jamaican trad. Jamaica Farewell


Sir Willard White collaborates with the innovative Brodsky String Quartet in a unique programme which acknowledges the work of the great Hollywood String Quartet, including the work they did with Frank Sinatra on the extraordinary album Close to You.

Friday 09 June 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2017</b><br /></h6>
International Concert Series
The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2017
International Concert Series

Harry Christophers conductor


Poulenc Salve Regina (4') Palestrina Surge amica mea (3') Palestrina Parce mihi, Domine (7') Palestrina Surgam et circuibo civitatem (2') Poulenc Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence (14') Palestrina Peccantem me quotidie (4') Palestrina Kyrie and Gloria (Missa L’Homme Armé) (9') Poulenc Un soir de neige (7') Palestrina Credo (Missa L’Homme Armé) (8') Palestrina Salve Regina (6') Poulenc Agnus Dei (Mass in G) (5')

Associate Artists, The Sixteen bring their own richly coloured sound and well-balanced voices to music that has both spiritual fervour and heavenly vision.

Friday 16 June 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Wayne Marshall</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Wayne Marshall
International Concert Series

Messiaen Transport de Joie from L'Ascension (4’) | Vierne Final from Symphonie No.6 (8') | Vierne Carillon de Westminster (7') | J.S.Bach Fantasia & Fugue in G minor BWV 542 (12') | Dupré Prelude & Fugue in G minor (7') | Widor Marcia from Symphonie No.3 (6') | Alain Three Dances (24') | Improvisation on themes provided by the audience


Associate Artist and organist at The Bridgewater Hall for 21 seasons, who else could finish a landmark series but Wayne Marshall with his special brand of virtuoso fireworks.

Tuesday 27 June 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall