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<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 Barenboim violin


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><p>
International Concert Series
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The Choir of King's College, Cambridge

International Concert Series

Stephen Cleobury conductor | Richard Gowers organ | Hollie Bangham mezzo soprano | Eliza Carew cello

Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine (6') | Duruflé Requiem (36') | Howells Three Carol Anthems: A Spotless Rose, Sing Lullaby, Here is the Little Door, (11’) | Messiaen Dieu Parmi Nous from La Nativité du Seigneur (8’) | Sequence of favourite carols, including Ding Dong Merrily on High, In the bleak midwinter, 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's Magnificat | Joy to the World | 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's Magnificat | Joy to the World | 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's Magnificat | Joy to the World | 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 | Alex Gaumond | 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


Suppé Overture: Light Cavalry | 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>Craig Ogden: Bach to The Beatles</b><p>
International Concert Series</h6>
Craig Ogden: Bach to The Beatles

International Concert Series

Craig Ogden classical guitar | Royal Northern Sinfonia

J. S. Bach Prelude from the Lute Suite BWV 997 (4’) | Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra (solo) (4’) | Albéniz Asturias (solo) (4’) Asturias (solo) (4’) | Boccherini Quintet No. 4 in D, G. 448 – “Fandango” (with strings) (4’) | Villa Lobos Prelude No. 1 in E Minor (solo) (4’) | Jobim The Girl from Ipanema (solo) (3’) | Savio Batucada (solo) (3’) | Rodrigo Españoleta from Fantasía para un gentilhombre (with strings) (5’) Anon. Jeux Interdits (Spanish Romance) (with strings) (4’) | Piazzolla Libertango (with strings) (7’) | The Beatles A selection of songs, including: Blackbird, Yesterday, Michelle (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’)

We regret to announce that Milos Karadaglic is unable to perform owing to a reoccurance of an injury. He is replaced by Craig Ogden, one of the world's greatest classical guitarists. Existing ticket bookers are being contacted. In this stunning programme, we are taken on a journey through time to reveal the guitar’s varied repertoire from Bach to the popular music of the twentieth century.

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><p>
International Concert Series
</h6>
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 | Natalya Romaniw soprano


Trainspotting Bizet Habanera | 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 (23') | 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><p>
International Concert Series</h6>
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><p>
International Concert Series</h6>
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 (5')

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

Devised by former Hallé artistic advisor Gerard McBurney, ‘Beyond the Score’ is an accessible and entertaining way of learning more about Elgar’s masterpiece. Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé will be on stage throughout providing musical examples, complemented by actors playing Elgar’s friends and loved-ones and film on the Hallé big screen.

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

A setting of a poem by John Henry Newman, The Dream of Gerontius tells the story of a soul’s journey through death into purgatory with the promise of a final re-awakening to glory. Elgar’s remarkable score reflects an eclectic range of influences: Wagner, Verdi, Anglican and Catholic liturgical music. 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 | 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


Sibelius En Saga (18') | 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


Sibelius En Saga (18') | 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


Sibelius En Saga (18') | 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
The Hallé
Giants of Jazz

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


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