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<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Never Mind the Weather
The Hallé
Never Mind the Weather


Stephen Bell conductor | Hazel Fernandes and Lance Ellington vocalists

It may be a British obsession but composers from all over the world have been inspired by sunshine and storms and everything inbetween. Tonight two world-class vocalists and one world-class orchestra forecast a performance that includes a selection of the very best.

Saturday 18 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


Ludovic Morlot conductor | Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano

Arlene Sierra Nature Symphony (20’) (world premiere) | Bartók Piano Concerto No. 1 (23’) | Dvorák Symphony No. 8 (38’)

Saturday 25 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


John Butt conductor | Mhairi Lawson soprano | Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano | Thomas Walker tenor | Robert Davies baritone | Hallé Choir

Handel Messiah (90')

One of the great Hallé traditions is its annual performance of Handel’s iconic Messiah: the perfect way to start the lead up to Christmas.

Saturday 2 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Carlo Rizzi conductor

Respighi The Fountains of Rome (15’) | Rossini William Tell: Overture (11') | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 (60')

Carlo Rizzi is one of the finest conductors in the world: dynamic, energetic and insightful. He brings a programme full of colour and orchestral virtuosity.

Wednesday 6 December 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Carlo Rizzi conductor

Respighi The Fountains of Rome (15’) | Rossini William Tell: Overture (11') | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 (60')

Carlo Rizzi is one of the finest conductors in the world: dynamic, energetic and insightful. He brings a programme full of colour and orchestral virtuosity.

Thursday 7 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


Juanjo Mena conductor | Renaud Capuçon violin

Rodion Shchedrin Dialogues with Shostakovich (17’) (UK premiere) | Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 (36’) | Shostakovich Symphony No. 15 (45’) |

Saturday 9 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b> Manchester Camerata </b></h6>The Manchester Festive Happening: A Gospel Christmas
Manchester Camerata
The Manchester Festive Happening: A Gospel Christmas


Christmas time, a restored Wesleyan Chapel, the AMC Choir and Manchester Camerata all combine to give you a Gospel Festive Happening this year. Escape the December cold and enter the warm atmosphere created inside and go home with spirits lifted after singing along to Christmas Carols and celebrating the season with mince pies and mulled wine.

Sunday 10 December 2017 3:00 PM Albert Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Carlo Rizzi conductor

Respighi The Fountains of Rome (15’) | Rossini William Tell: Overture (11') | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 (60')

Carlo Rizzi is one of the finest conductors in the world: dynamic, energetic and insightful. He brings a programme full of colour and orchestral virtuosity.

Sunday 10 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>John Rutter's Christmas Festival</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
John Rutter's Christmas Festival

International Concert Series

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | John Rutter CBE conductor | The King's Singers | Jonathan Scott organ | Chetham's Chamber Choir | St. George's Singers

John Rutter, the most popular living choral composer in the world and doyen of Christmas music, hosts and conducts a star-studded evening of Christmas music and popular carols. Expect a true musical feast, with plenty of opportunities for the audience to join in the singing and festive fun, including John Rutter’s annual Christmas Quiz!

Monday 11 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Four Seasons
The Hallé
The Four Seasons


Henning Kraggerud violin/director

Grieg Holberg Suite | Svendsen Romance | Pachelbel Canon | Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Friday 15 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


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

The concerts include: Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Unto Us Is Born A Son, O Come All Ye Faithful, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, Ding Dong Merrily On High, Deck the Halls, Joy To The World, Carol of the Bells, Bissill’s Christmas Carnival and the Hallé Children’s Choir performing Merry Christmas To Me.

Saturday 16 December 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


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

The concerts include: Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Unto Us Is Born A Son, O Come All Ye Faithful, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, Ding Dong Merrily On High, Deck the Halls, Joy To The World, Carol of the Bells, Bissill’s Christmas Carnival and the Hallé Children’s Choir performing Merry Christmas To Me.

Sunday 17 December 2017 3:00PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


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

The concerts include: Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Unto Us Is Born A Son, O Come All Ye Faithful, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, Ding Dong Merrily On High, Deck the Halls, Joy To The World, Carol of the Bells, Bissill’s Christmas Carnival and the Hallé Children’s Choir performing Merry Christmas To Me.

Sunday 17 December 2017 7:30PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
A Swingin' Christmas
The Hallé
A Swingin' Christmas


Roderick Dunk conductor | Gary Williams vocalist | Hallé Youth Training Choir | Winners of the Hallé Corporate Choir Competition

The concert includes: White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Man With The Bag, Let It Snow, It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, and Do You Hear What I Hear?

Thursday 21 December 2017 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 | Matthew Ford vocalist | Alison Jiear vocalist

Smooth as a vodka martini, elegant as a tuxedo and cool as a cucumber sandwich, Stephen Bell celebrates the ultimate British hero – James Bond.

Friday 29 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Best of the West End
The Hallé
The Best of the West End


Stephen Bell conductor | Anita Louise Combe vocalist | Scott Davies vocalist

Including music and songs from: Chicago, Phantom Of The Opera, Cats, Gypsy, Evita, Les Miserables, Love Never Dies, Chess, Guys and Dolls and Carousel.

Saturday 30 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


Christian Kluxen conductor | Sarah Redgwick soprano

Back by popular demand, our Viennese Gala welcomes you into the New Year in the most exhilarating of ways.

Monday 1 January 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


Stephen Bell conductor | Jennifer France soprano

The Hallé’s traditional New Year concert includes all your Strauss family Viennese favourites. Romantic waltzes, thrilling polkas and stirring marches are combined with the enchanting Jennifer France singing wonderful arias and songs of the period.

Saturday 6 January 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


Edward Gardner conductor | Louis Lortie piano

Smetana ‘The Bartered Bride’ - Overture (7’) | Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 4 (25’) | Saint-Saëns Rhapsodie d’Auvergne (9’) Berlioz Royal Hunt and Storm (from ‘The Trojans’) (10’) | Janácek Sinfonietta (25’)

Friday 12 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Alisa Weilerstein cello | James Platt bass

Shostakovich Four Romances on Poems by Pushkin (12') | Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 (29') | Shostakovich Symphony No.5 (47')

The great American cellist Alisa Weilerstein performed Shostakovich’s Second Cello Concerto in 2015 and now returns to perform its ground-breaking predecessor, one of the highlights of the entire cello repertoire.

Thursday 18 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell

International Concert Series

Joshua Bell violin

Vivaldi The Four Seasons (42’) | Edgar Meyer Overture for Violin and Orchestra (10’) | Beethoven Symphony No.2 in D (34’)

In this concert, Joshua Bell performs one of the most popular works in the repertoire, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and takes the leader’s chair in Beethoven’s exuberantly inventive Second Symphony.

Monday 22 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Cristian Macelaru conductor | Andrei Ionita cello

Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps (9’) | Elgar Cello Concerto (30') | Beethoven Symphony No.3, 'Eroica' (53')

Throughout musical history only a few works have truly changed its course, among them Beethoven’s 'Eroica' Symphony. A token of the composer’s heroism as he confronted his increasing deafness, it is a remarkable experience that ends in triumph.

Wednesday 24 January 2018 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Cristian Macelaru conductor | Andrei Ionita cello

Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps (9’) | Elgar Cello Concerto (30') | Beethoven Symphony No.3, 'Eroica' (53')

Throughout musical history only a few works have truly changed its course, among them Beethoven’s 'Eroica' Symphony. A token of the composer’s heroism as he confronted his increasing deafness, it is a remarkable experience that ends in triumph.

Thursday 25 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


Sir Andrew Davis conductor | Kathryn Stott piano

Elgar Overture 'Cockaigne' (‘In London Town’) (15’) | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1 (27’) | Sibelius Symphony No. 1 (35’)

Saturday 27 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Cristian Macelaru conductor | Andrei Ionita cello

Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps (9’) | Elgar Cello Concerto (30') | Beethoven Symphony No.3, 'Eroica' (53')

Throughout musical history only a few works have truly changed its course, among them Beethoven’s 'Eroica' Symphony. A token of the composer’s heroism as he confronted his increasing deafness, it is a remarkable experience that ends in triumph.

Sunday 28 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>España
The Hallé
España


Gergely Madaras conductor | Craig Ogden guitar

Welcome to one of the most evocative concerts of the year. Forget the damp cold winter outside and join the Hallé and Craig Ogden, who performs Rodrigo’s matchless guitar concerto, for an evening of Spanish-inspired warmth and passion.

Saturday 3 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Brindley Sherratt bass

Oliver Knussen The Way to Castle Yonder (8') | Stravinsky Petrushka (34') | Mussorgsky orch. Shostakovich Songs and Dances of Death (19') | Mahler Totenfeier (22')

Mussorgsky is a huge figure in Russian musical history. Tonight features one of his finest works, Songs and Dances of Death, sensitively orchestrated by his admirer Shostakovich and sung by the superb Brindley Sherratt.

Thursday 8 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


John Storgårds conductor | Peter Donohoe piano | Joshua Ellicott tenor

Schuller Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee (21’) | Ives Central Park in the Dark (9’) | Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (16’) | George Walker Lilacs (16’) (UK premiere) | Antheil Symphony No. 6, 'After Delacroix’(26)

Saturday 10 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Czech Philharmonic Orchestra</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

International Concert Series

Tomáš Netopil conductor | Alisa Weilerstein cello

Mozart Overture, Don Giovanni (6’) | Dvorák Cello Concerto (43’) | Dvorák ‘New World’ Symphony No.9 (45’)

Alisa Weilerstein has recently recorded Dvorák's ever-popular Cello Concerto to great acclaim. The concert ends with Dvorák’s last and possibly greatest symphony – the New World.

Monday 12 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Opera Lovers' Night
The Hallé
Opera Lovers' Night


Stephen Bell conductor | Sarah Fox soprano | Noah Stewart tenor

Tonight's opera extravaganza features a wonderful collection of world-famous arias, duets and grand orchestral interludes. This is the perfect way to celebrate Valentines Day, and the perfect way to enjoy some of the world's best loved opera with two singing stars.

Wednesday 14 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


John Storgårds conductor | Colin Currie percussion

Simon Holt a table of noises (28’) | Mahler Symphony No. 7 (79’) |

Saturday 17 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Karina Canellakis conductor | Sunwook Kim piano

Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (12’) | Beethoven Symphony No.4 (32') | Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (44’)

Praised internationally for her technical and musical gifts, in 2016 Karina Canellakis won the prestigious Sir George Solti Conducting Award. She is joined by Hallé favourite Sunwook Kim for Brahms’s monumental First Concerto.

Wednesday 21 February 2018 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Karina Canellakis conductor | Sunwook Kim piano

Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (12’) | Beethoven Symphony No.4 (32') | Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (44’)

Praised internationally for her technical and musical gifts, in 2016 Karina Canellakis won the prestigious Sir George Solti Conducting Award. She is joined by Hallé favourite Sunwook Kim for Brahms’s monumental First Concerto.

Thursday 22 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Karina Canellakis conductor | Sunwook Kim piano

Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (12’) | Beethoven Symphony No.4 (32') | Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (44’)

Praised internationally for her technical and musical gifts, in 2016 Karina Canellakis won the prestigious Sir George Solti Conducting Award. She is joined by Hallé favourite Sunwook Kim for Brahms’s monumental First Concerto.

Sunday 25 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


Ben Gernon conductor | Richard Goode piano

Anna Clyne This Midnight Hour (12’) (UK premiere) | Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 (30’) | Mahler Symphony No. 1 (50’)

Saturday 3 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b> Manchester Camerata </b></h6>Who Runs the World...
Manchester Camerata
Who Runs the World...


Jessica Cottis conductor | Tine Thing Helseth trumpet

We are excited to be celebrating the roles of inspirational women in music this year with our very special programme, featuring new arrangements of work by the iconic Björk and Norwegian pop sensation Aurora.

Monday 5 March 2018 7:30 PM RNCM Concert Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Great Sci-Fi Movies
The Hallé
Great Sci-Fi Movies


Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Redmond conductor

Set your phasers to stun and let your imagination run riot with this inter-stellar collection of sci-fi classics. Beam yourself up to The Bridgewater Hall and enjoy a close encounter with the Hallé.

Saturday 10 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Charles Owen piano | Hallé Choir

Bach Piano Concerto in D minor BWV 1052 (23') | Mendelssohn Psalm 114 (13') | Shostakovich Symphony No.8 (61')

'A class above the rest' was how International Piano recently described Charles Owen. Tonight he brings his unique spontaneity and skills of interpretation to bear on Bach’s majestic D minor concerto.

Thursday 15 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Stephen Hough</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Stephen Hough

International Concert Series

Stephen Hough piano

Debussy Clair de Lune & Images Book II (17’) | Schumann Fantasy in C Op.17 (30’) | Debussy La terrasse des audiences au clair de lune & Images Book I (20’) | Beethoven Sonata in F minor Op.57 'Appassionata' (24’)

Wirral-born and Chetham’s educated, Stephen Hough is a homegrown international talent. In this programme of sharp contrasts, the refined and intuitive French-ness of Debussy provides a serene haven from the stormy emotions of Beethoven and Schumann.

Monday 19 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano | Jonathan Scott organ

Weber Oberon: Overture (10’) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 (35') | Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3, ‘Organ’ (37’)

Over the last few seasons Hallé audiences have adored the playing of Benjamin Grosvenor, one of the finest young pianists in the world. He performs Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, a work that tests the mettle of any soloist. Jonathan Scott then pulls out the stops in Saint-Saëns’ impressive, fascinatingly-textured ‘Organ Symphony’.

Wednesday 21 March 2018 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano | Jonathan Scott organ

Weber Oberon: Overture (10’) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 (35') | Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3, ‘Organ’ (37’)

Over the last few seasons Hallé audiences have adored the playing of Benjamin Grosvenor, one of the finest young pianists in the world. He performs Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, a work that tests the mettle of any soloist. Jonathan Scott then pulls out the stops in Saint-Saëns’ impressive, fascinatingly-textured 'Organ Symphony'.

Thursday 22 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


John Wilson conductor | Andrew Haveron violin

Copland Appalachian Spring – suite (24’) | Korngold Violin Concerto (24’) | Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5 (39’)

Saturday 24 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano | Jonathan Scott organ

Weber Oberon: Overture (10’) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 (35') | Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3, ‘Organ’ (37’)

Over the last few seasons Hallé audiences have adored the playing of Benjamin Grosvenor, one of the finest young pianists in the world. He performs Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, a work that tests the mettle of any soloist. Jonathan Scott then pulls out the stops in Saint-Saëns’ impressive, fascinatingly-textured ‘Organ Symphony’.

Sunday 25 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Messiah: The English Concert</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Messiah: The English Concert

International Concert Series

The Erebus Ensemble | Tom Morris theatre director | Susanna Hurrell soprano | Catherine Wyn-Rogers contralto | Robert Murray tenor | Marcus Farnsworth bass

Handel Messiah (semi-staged) (135' including interval of 20 mins)

This acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production, directed by Tom Morris, is now restaged for The Bridgewater Hall, providing a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses.

Thursday 29 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Celebrating Quincy Jones
The Hallé
Celebrating Quincy Jones


Guy Barker conductor | Tony Momrelle and Vanessa Haynes vocalists

We celebrate the phenomenal success of the legendary composer, arranger, record producer, instrumentalist, film and television producer and actor, Quincy Jones.

Saturday 7 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b> Manchester Camerata </b></h6>W.A.M.
Manchester Camerata
W.A.M.


Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano | Gábor Takács-Nagy music director

One of the world’s most eminent pianists, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, resumes his perfect partnership with Gábor Takács-Nagy - sophisticated yet accessible, affable yet astounding.

Saturday 7 April 2018 7:30 PM The Stoller Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Nicholas Collon conductor | Boris Giltburg piano | Hallé Choir

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 (40') | Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales (16') | John Adams Harmonium (33')

The great American composer John Adams has long been associated with the Hallé. For what is effectively a choral symphony, Harmonium, he set poetry by John Donne and Emily Dickinson, texts that suited his vision of "human voices riding upon waves of rippling sound".

Thursday 12 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

International Concert Series

Sir Roger Norrington conductor | Roger Montgomery horn

Mozart Symphony No.33 in B-flat K.319 (22’) | Horn Concerto No.4 in E-flat K.495 (17’) | Horn Concerto No.1 in D K.412/514 (9’) | Symphony No.36 in C K.326 ‘Linz’ (28’)

Sir Roger Norrington was among the first innovators of the period instrument movement. Now the OAE’s Conductor Emeritus, he joins forces with the orchestra’s Principal Horn, Roger Montgomery, to explore an instrument which Mozart loved.

Friday 13 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


Juanjo Mena conductor | Alban Gerhardt cello | Manchester Chamber Choir (ladies)

Tchaikovsky The Voyevoda (12’) | Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 (31’) | Ginastera Panambí (38’)

Saturday 14 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Nicholas Collon conductor | Augustin Hadelich violin

Wagner Overture: The Mastersingers (11') | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (29') | Brahms Symphony No.1 (47')

Grammy-Award-winning Augustin Hadelich plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, the composer’s most popular creation and a wondrous fusion of romantic lyricism and classical restraint.

Wednesday 18 April 2018 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Nicholas Collon conductor | Augustin Hadelich violin

Wagner Overture: The Mastersingers (11') | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (29') | Brahms Symphony No.1 (47')

Grammy-Award-winning Augustin Hadelich plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, the composer’s most popular creation and a wondrous fusion of romantic lyricism and classical restraint.

Thursday 19 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


Clemens Schuldt conductor | Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Strauss Death and Transfiguration (26’) | Mark Simpson Cello Concerto (20’) (world premiere) | Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 (31’)

Saturday 21 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Nicholas Collon conductor | Augustin Hadelich violin

Wagner Overture: The Mastersingers (11') | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (29') | Brahms Symphony No.1 (47')

Grammy-Award-winning Augustin Hadelich plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, the composer’s most popular creation and a wondrous fusion of romantic lyricism and classical restraint.

Sunday 22 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Thrills, Spills and Chills!
The Hallé
Thrills, Spills and Chills!


Stephen Bell conductor | Petroc Trelawny presenter

Tense thrillers and great adventure stories have produced some of the world's most exciting and atmospheric soundtracks. Tonight we feature some of the most iconic. You’ll never go into the water again…

Saturday 28 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Henning Kraggerud violin

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D (43') | Ryan Wigglesworth Clocks from a Winter’s Tale (20') | Sibelius Symphony No.7 (21')

The remarkable Henning Kraggerud returns to play what is for many the greatest Violin Concerto of them all, that of Beethoven. Its extensive first movement is largely lyrical, the second sublime and the third simply bursts with buoyancy and energy.

Thursday 10 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


Ben Gernon conductor | Stefan Dohr horn

Wagner Rienzi Overture (14’) | Wolfgang Rihm Horn Concerto (21’) (UK premiere) | Weber, orch. Berlioz Invitation to the Dance (10’) | Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (37’)

Saturday 12 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Hong Xu piano

Schubert Symphony No.8, 'Unfinished' (23') | Mozart Piano Concerto No.18, K456 (29') | Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, 'Scottish' (37')

Sir Mark conducts Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony and whist it might be unfinished, its two movements form one of the most beautiful and satisfying musical experiences of them all. Hong Xu is not just a pianist of dazzling technique but a musician of great subtlety and insight.

Thursday 17 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


Vassily Sinaisky conductor | Tasmin Little violin

Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 (25’) | Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony (57’) |

Saturday 19 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Hong Xu piano

Schubert Symphony No.8, 'Unfinished' (23') | Mozart Piano Concerto No.18, K456 (29') | Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, 'Scottish' (37')

Sir Mark conducts Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony and whist it might be unfinished, its two movements form one of the most beautiful and satisfying musical experiences of them all. Hong Xu is not just a pianist of dazzling technique but a musician of great subtlety and insight.

Sunday 20 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Hong Xu piano

Schubert Symphony No.8, 'Unfinished' (23') | Mozart Piano Concerto No.18, K456 (29') | Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, 'Scottish' (37')

Sir Mark conducts Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony and whist it might be unfinished, its two movements form one of the most beautiful and satisfying musical experiences of them all. Hong Xu is not just a pianist of dazzling technique but a musician of great subtlety and insight.

Wednesday 23 May 2018 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Dresden Philharmonic</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Dresden Philharmonic

International Concert Series

Michael Sanderling conductor | Arabella Steinbacher violin

Weber Euryanthe Overture (9’) | Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor (24’) | Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C minor (35’)

Arabella Steinbacher makes her Manchester debut, before we hear Beethoven's iconic Fifth Symphony, taking us on a journey from fateful darkness to triumphant light.

Friday 25 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b> Manchester Camerata </b></h6>Vivaldi Rocks
Manchester Camerata
Vivaldi Rocks


Hugo Ticciati violin | Bram Van Sambeek bassoon | Sven Figee hammond organ | Marijn Korff de Gidts drums | Rick Stotijn double bass

Ticciati combines Vivaldi Concertos with rock music arrangements of Muse, Metallica and Dream Theatre.

Thursday 31 May 2018 7:30 PM The Stoller Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Siegfried Simon O'Neill tenor | Mime Gerhard Sigel tenor | The Wanderer Iain Paterson bass-baritone | Alberich tbc | Fafner Clive Bailey bass | Woodbird Malin Christensson soprano

Wagner Siegfried: Acts I and II (164')

Sir Mark, the Hallé and an outstanding cast of singers end the season in magnificent style with a two-night concert performance of Wagner's mammoth opera Siegfried.

Saturday 2 June 2018 5:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Siegfried Simon O'Neill tenor | The Wanderer Iain Paterson bass-baritone | Erda Anna Larsson contralto | Brünnhilde Rachel Nicholls soprano

Wagner Siegfried: Act III (96')

Sir Mark, the Hallé and an outstanding cast of singers end the season in magnificent style with a two-night concert performance of Wagner's mammoth opera Siegfried.

Sunday 3 June 2018 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2018: Sacred and Profane</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2018: Sacred and Profane

International Concert Series

Harry Christophers conductor

Britten Hymn to the Virgin; Hymn to Saint Cecilia; A Shepherd’s Carol; Sacred and Profane | Cornysh My love she mourneth; Salve Regina; Ave Maria mater Dei; Woefully Array’d; Ah Robin, Gentle Robin

The title of this year's Choral Pilgrimage refers to Benjamin Britten’s last great choral piece. Britten’s virtuoso writing is placed alongside works by William Cornysh (1465-1523); whose music was written in the early Tudor florid style. In the works of both composers, worship of the feminine injects erotic charge into spiritual longing, bringing sacred and profane closer together.

Thursday 7 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Albéniz/Falla
BBC Philharmonic
Albéniz/Falla


Juanjo Mena conductor | Martin Roscoe piano

Albéniz The Magic Opal - Overture (9’) | Albéniz, orch. Enescu Rapsodia española (13’) | Falla La vida breve (64’)

Saturday 9 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Murray Perahia</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Murray Perahia

International Concert Series

Murray Perahia piano

Programme to be announced

In the more than 40 years he has been performing on the concert stage, Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time. On his last visit to Manchester, he produced a memorable performance of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata. Every performance by Murray Perahia is an occasion not to be missed.

Friday 15 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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

International Concert Series

Parry Fantasia & Fugue in G | Edward Bairstow Toccata Prelude on Pange Lingua, Prelude No.1 & Prelude in C | Statham Rhapsody on a Ground | Gerald Hendrie Toccata & Fugue from Le Tombeau de Marcel Dupré | Howells Rhapsody No.3 in C-sharp minor | Davies Interlude in C | Campbell Canterbury Interlude | Willan Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue in E-flat minor


Associate Artist Wayne Marshall's programme reflects the rich but neglected tradition of British organ music. Some names will be familiar, such as Howells and Parry, but there is also music by less well-known figures.

Friday 22 June 2018 7.30 PM The Bridgewater Hall