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<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 | Michaela Parry mezzo-soprano


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.

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: John Williams On The Wing | Phillip Houghton The Mantis and the Moon, duo | John Williams Extra Time, duo | plus other solos, duos and trios

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’) | Dutilleux Tout un monde lointain (27') | 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




<p><h6><b>The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage: The Olive Branch </b><p>


International Concert Series</h6></p>

The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage: The Olive Branch

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>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, D flat op.64 no.1 (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. Rescheduled from Sunday 12 February.

Wednesday 21 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