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<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sunwook Kim piano


Mussorgsky Khovanshchina: Dawn on the Moscow River (6') | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 (40') | Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade: Symphonic Suite (46')

Thursday 17 September 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
All You Need Is Love
BBC Philharmonic
All You Need Is Love
Juanjo Mena conductor | Valérie Hartmann-Claverie ondes martenot | Steven Osborne piano | Ladies of the London Symphony Chorus


Foulds Three Mantras (27') | Messiaen Turangalîla Symphony (77')

Saturday 19 September 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sunwook Kim piano


Mussorgsky Khovanshchina: Dawn on the Moscow River (6') | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 (40') | Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade: Symphonic Suite (46')

Sunday 20 September 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sunwook Kim piano


Mussorgsky Khovanshchina: Dawn on the Moscow River (6') | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 (40') | Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade: Symphonic Suite (46')

Wednesday 23 September 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
España, Beethoven & The Beatles
Manchester Camerata
España, Beethoven & The Beatles
Gábor Takács Nagy conductor | Miloš Karadaglic guitar


Rossini The Barber of Seville: Overture | Chabrier (arr. Simon Parkin) España | Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez | Beethoven Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68, ‘Pastoral’

For our 2015-16 season opener, we invite you to the fiesta with this carnivalesque programme celebrating the spirit of España. Joining us is Spanish guitar phenomenon Miloš Karadaglic for a vivid interpretation of Rodrigo’s famous Concierto de Aranjuez, plus a few bonus tracks including The Beatles' Eleanor Rigby.

Saturday 26 September 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Maria Agresta soprano | Alice Coote mezzo-soprano | Giorgio Berrugi tenor | Gianluca Buratto bass | Hallé Choir


Verdi Requiem (87')

Please note there is no interval during this concert.

Saturday 3 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Christian Zacharias piano


Mozart Piano Concerto in A, K414 (12') | Mahler Symphony No.6 (79')

Thursday 8 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Bernstein's Final Concert
BBC Philharmonic
Bernstein's Final Concert
Juanjo Mena conductor | Tasmin Little violin


Britten Four Sea Interludes (from ‘Peter Grimes’) (14')| Bernstein Serenade for strings, harp, percussion and solo violin (31') | Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (36')

Friday 09 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
John Williams - A Life In Cinema
The Hallé
John Williams - A Life In Cinema
Stephen Bell conductor


The programme includes music from Jaws, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, JFK, Superman, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Close Encounters, Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, E.T. and many more!

Saturday 10 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Jack Liebeck violin


Rossini Overture: The Silken Ladder (7') | Dvorák Violin Concerto (32') | Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (44')

Wednesday 14 October 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Dresden Philharmonic</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Dresden Philharmonic
International Concert Series
Michael Sanderling conductor | Sol Gabetta cello


Wagner Overture, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (11’) | Elgar Cello Concerto (30’) | Beethoven Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’ (50’)

The season opens with one of Germany’s finest orchestras, under a maestro from a distinguished conducting dynasty, performing works which portray the artist as hero.

Wednesday 14 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Jack Liebeck violin


Rossini Overture: The Silken Ladder (7') | Dvorák Violin Concerto (32') | Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (44')

Thursday 15 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Jack Liebeck violin


Rossini Overture: The Silken Ladder (7') | Dvorák Violin Concerto (32') | Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (44')

Sunday 18 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Marc-André Hamelin piano


Mozart Symphony No.35, ‘Haffner’, K385 (19') | Mark-Anthony Turnage Piano Concerto (2013) UK premiere (20') | Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (35')

Thursday 22 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
The Sequel
Manchester Camerata
The Sequel
Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor | Martynas Levickis accordion | TBA narrator |


Glass String Quartet No.2, ‘Company’ | Piazzolla Four Seasons of Buenos Aires | Pärt Festina Lente | Dvorák String Quartet No.12, op.96, ‘American’|


This concert takes place at Manchester Cathedral.

Friday 23 October 2015 7:30 PM Manchester Cathedral




<h6><b>The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra</b></h6>
International Concert Series
The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra
International Concert Series
Harry Christophers conductor


Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (3’); Chandos Anthem No.11, ‘Let God Arise’ (12’); Coronation Anthem, ‘Let thy hand be strengthened’ (8’); Overture to Jephtha (5’); Dixit Dominus (35’)

Join Associate Artists, The Sixteen, for a festival of Handel, including his early work Dixit Dominus which is filled by exciting and original choral-writing. Under the inspirational leadership of Harry Christophers, even familiar works can sound like new.

Friday 30 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Fright Night
The Hallé
Fright Night
Stephen Bell conductor | Alasdair Malloy presenter


Herrmann Psycho Suite | Arnold Overture: Tam O’Shanter | John Williams Harry Potter: Hero of Hogwarts | Falla Ritual Fire Dance | Wagner Overture: The Flying Dutchman | Hans Zimmer Pirates of the Caribbean | Rod Temperton Thriller | David Rimelis The Cool Ghoul

Saturday 31 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Vera Clegg Memorial Concert
The Hallé
The Vera Clegg Memorial Concert
Nikolaj Znaider conductor | Jian Wang cello


Verdi Overture: The Force of Destiny (9') | Bloch Schelomo (22') | Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony (57')

Thursday 05 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
The Second Chance
Manchester Camerata
The Second Chance
Giovanni Sollima Director/Cello | Hannah Roberts Cello


Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33 | Sollima Terra con Variazioni; Violoncelles, Vibrez!


This concert takes place at The Royal Northern College of Music.

Friday 06 November 2015 7:30 PM RNCM Concert Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Sibelius’s 150th Birthday
BBC Philharmonic
Sibelius’s 150th Birthday
John Storgårds conductor | Christian Tetzlaff violin


Sibelius Karelia Suite (15') | Magnus Lindberg Violin Concerto (27') | Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela (9') | Sibelius Symphony No. 5 (30')

Saturday 07 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Emma Johnson, clarinet & John Lill, piano</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Emma Johnson, clarinet & John Lill, piano
International Concert Series
Schumann Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet Op.73 | Brahms Two Rhapsodies Op.79 (piano solo) | Brahms Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op.120 No.1 | Schumann Romances for Clarinet Op.94 | Brahms Three Intermezzi, Op.117 (piano solo) | Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E-flat Op.120 No.2

Two of the nation’s best-loved artists join forces to play music they adore. The late works of Brahms possess a touching autumnal melancholy, none more so than his two Sonatas for the clarinet. Robert Schumann’s creative imagination is vividly evident in his Fantasy pieces and Romances.

Tuesday 10 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Nicholas Collon conductor | Jian Wang cello


R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks (15') | Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1 (18') | Dvorák Silent Woods (5') | Beethoven Symphony No.7 (38')

Wednesday 11 November 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Nicholas Collon conductor | Jian Wang cello


R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks (15') | Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1 (18') | Dvorák Silent Woods (5') | Beethoven Symphony No.7 (38')

Thursday 12 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Bernstein: Power And Peace
BBC Philharmonic
Bernstein: Power And Peace
Yutaka Sado conductor| Rebecca Evans soprano | Ronald Brautigam piano


Bernstein Symphony No. 1 ‘Jeremiah’ (25') | Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17, K453 (28') | Schumann Symphony No. 2 (37')

Friday 13 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Nicholas Collon conductor | Jian Wang cello


R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks (15') | Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1 (18') | Dvorák Silent Woods (5') | Beethoven Symphony No.7 (38')

Sunday 15 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Joybox By Name; Joyful By Nature!
BBC Philharmonic
Joybox By Name; Joyful By Nature!
John Storgårds conductor | Peter Erskine drum set


McCabe Joybox (6') | Stravinsky Ode (10') | Mark-Anthony Turnage Erskine – Concerto for Drum Set (30') | Stravinsky Scherzo á la Russe (4') | Stravinsky Circus Polka (4') | Ives The Unanswered Question (6') | Antheil Symphony No. 5, ‘Joyous’ (24')

Friday 20 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Redmond presenter


Elgar Enigma Variations: Nimrod | Holst The Planets: Mars | Butterworth A Shropshire Lad | R. Strauss An Alpine Symphony extract | Jarre Overture: Lawrence of Arabia | Vaughan Williams Scott of the Antarctic | Lehár ‘Gold and Silver’ Waltz

Saturday 21 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
Guzzo Meets Montero
Manchester Camerata
Guzzo Meets Montero
Giovanni Guzzo violin/director | Gabriela Montero piano/director


Pärt Fratres | Desenne The Two Seasons (of the Caribbean Tropics) | Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10| Mozart Piano Concerto No.14 in E-flat major, K449 | Montero Improvisations (audience requests)


This concert takes place at The Royal Northern College of Music.

Sunday 22 November 2015 3:00 PM RNCM Concert Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Cristian Mâcelaru conductor | Louise Alder soprano | Hallé Choir


Michael Gandolfi The Garden of Cosmic Speculation movements (8')| Poulenc Gloria (28') | Berlioz Symphonie fantastique (49')

Thursday 26 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Louis Langrée conductor | Lars Vogt piano


Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) (10') | Schumann Piano Concerto (31') | Brahms Symphony No.2 (43')

Wednesday 02 December 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Louis Langrée conductor | Lars Vogt piano


Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) (10') | Schumann Piano Concerto (31') | Brahms Symphony No.2 (43')

Thursday 03 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Brahms's Third Symphony
BBC Philharmonic
Brahms's Third Symphony
Juanjo Mena conductor | James Ehnes violin | Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano


Dvorák Overture ‘Carnival’ (10') | Britten Violin Concerto (31') | Thomas Adès America – A Prophecy (15') | Brahms Symphony No. 3 (35')

Friday 04 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>John Rutter's Christmas Festival</b></h6>
International Concert Series
John Rutter's Christmas Festival
International Concert Series
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Chetham’s Chamber Choir | John Rutter CBE conductor | Elin Manahan Thomas soprano | Jonathan Scott organ


Programme includes:
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite | Handel Messiah (excerpts) | Bach Sinfonia from Cantata No.29 (solo organ). With carols composed and arranged by John Rutter such as Star Carol, Shepherd’s Pipe Carol and What Sweeter Music, as well as traditional carols for the audience to sing.

To mark John Rutter’s 70th birthday, the most popular living choral composer in the world and doyen of Christmas music, hosts and conducts a star-studded line-up in a concert to warm the heart.

Saturday 05 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Louis Langrée conductor | Lars Vogt piano


Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) (10') | Schumann Piano Concerto (31') |
Brahms Symphony No.2 (43')

Sunday 6 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Harish Shankar conductor * | Stephen Hough piano


Tchaikovsky Fatum * (10') | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 (34') | Rachmaninov Symphony No.3 (45')

Thursday 10 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Laurence Cummings conductor | Ruby Hughes soprano | Catherine Hopper mezzo-soprano | Joshua Ellicott tenor | Henry Waddington bass | Hallé Choir


Handel Messiah (135')

Saturday 12 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
The Manchester Festive Happening
Manchester Camerata
The Manchester Festive Happening
Amina Hussain presenter | Camerata Strings and Brass


Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba | Vivaldi ‘Winter’ from The Four Seasons | Gabrieli Sonatas and Canzonas for Antiphonal Brass | Telemann Sonata for String Quartet | Traditional Selection of Carols, including: O Holy Night, O Come O Come Emmanuel, and Sussex Carol

This concert takes place at the Albert Hall, Manchester.

Sunday 13 December 2015 3:00 PM Albert Hall, Manchester



<h6><b>Hallé Christmas Sing-along</b></h6>
Hallé Christmas Sing-along
Stephen Bell conductor | Anna-Jane Casey vocalist | Winner of the Hallé Corporate Choir Competition | Hallé Youth Training Choir


The programme includes The Twelve Days of Christmas, A Christmas Carnival and festive songs such as When a Child is Born, White Christmas, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and many more.

Friday 18 December 2015 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


The programme includes Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Wexford Carol, While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night, Away in a Manger, In the Bleak Mid-Winter, Candlelight Carol, Gobbledegook the Turkey, O Come all ye Faithful, Sleigh Ride and more...

Saturday 19 December 2015 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


The programme includes Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Wexford Carol, While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night, Away in a Manger, In the Bleak Mid-Winter, Candlelight Carol, Gobbledegook the Turkey, O Come all ye Faithful, Sleigh Ride and more...

Sunday 20 December 2015 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


The programme includes Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Wexford Carol, While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night, Away in a Manger, In the Bleak Mid-Winter, Candlelight Carol, Gobbledegook the Turkey, O Come all ye Faithful, Sleigh Ride and more...

Sunday 20 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
ABBA Symphonica
The Hallé
ABBA Symphonica
Stephen Bell conductor | Annie Skates, Emma Kershaw, Dean Collinson & David Combes vocalists


The programme includes Waterloo; Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!; SOS; Super Trouper; The Name Of The Game; The Winner Takes It All; I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do; Money, Money, Money; Dancing Queen; Lay All Your Love On Me; Does Your Mother Know; Take A Chance On Me; Fernando; Voulez-Vous; Knowing Me, Knowing You; I Have A Dream; Mamma Mia and Thank You For The Music

Wednesday 30 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
The NYD Viennese
Manchester Camerata
The NYD Viennese
Alpesh Chauhan conductor | Olena Tokar soprano


Brahms Hungarian Dances (selections) | J Strauss II On the Beautiful Blue Danube | J Strauss I Radetzky March, op.228 | J Strauss II Emperor Waltz | J Strauss II Frühlingsstimmen, op.410 (Voices of Spring)| J Strauss IIThunder and Lightning Polka | Lehár Vilja Lied

Friday 01 January 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
A Viennese Celebration
The Hallé
A Viennese Celebration
Jamie Phillips conductor | Malin Christensson soprano


J. Strauss II Tritsch-Tratsch Polka; Thunder and Lightning Polka; Overture: Die Fledermaus; Annen-Polka; On the Beautiful Blue Danube: Waltz | J. Strauss Radetzky March

Saturday 02 January 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Academy of St Martin in the Fields</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
International Concert Series
Joshua Bell violin/music director | Steven Isserlis cello


Dvorák Silent Woods (cello & orchestra) (7’) | Beethoven Symphony No.8 (28’) | Schumann Elegy (violin & orchestra) (7’) | Brahms ‘Double Concerto’ (violin & cello) (30’)

Joshua Bell works with his friend and musical collaborator, the British cellist Steven Isserlis, taking on the role of conductor, orchestral leader and soloist in a programme of romantic moods and classical poise.

Friday 08 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Lothar Koenigs conductor | Gretha Tuls bassoon


Wagner A Faust Overture (12') | Weber Bassoon Concerto (17') | Brahms Symphony No.1 ('47)

Thursday 14 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Life, Liberty... And Great Tunes!
BBC Philharmonic
Life, Liberty... And Great Tunes!
John Wilson conductor | Jonathan Scott organ


Ives Variations on ‘America’ (8') | Philip Glass Mad Rush (9') | Copland Organ Symphony (24') | Copland Billy the Kid - suite (22') | Korngold The Adventures of Robin Hood - symphonic suite (21')

Saturday 16 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Cristian Mandeal conductor | Sophia Jaffé violin


Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (18') | Bruch Scottish Fantasy (30') | Schumann Symphony No.1, ‘Spring’ (32')

Wednesday 20 January 2016 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Cristian Mandeal conductor | Sophia Jaffé violin


Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (18') | Bruch Scottish Fantasy (30') | Schumann Symphony No.1, ‘Spring’ (32')

Thursday 21 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Tallis Scholars</b></h6>
International Concert Series
The Tallis Scholars
International Concert Series
Peter Philips conductor


Taverner Leroy Kyrie | Tavener As one who has slept; Funeral Ikos | Tallis Lamenations I | Allegri Miserere | Tavener The Lamb; Song for Athene | Taverner Quemadmodum; Gaude plurimum

The composer Sir John Tavener reached a world-wide audience through choral pieces such as The Lamb, and his Song for Athene was sung at the funeral of Princess Diana. His music shows diverse influences, including Tudor polyphony by composers such as his almost namesake, John Taverner.

Friday 22 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Cristian Mandeal conductor | Sophia Jaffé violin


Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (18') | Bruch Scottish Fantasy (30') | Schumann Symphony No.1, ‘Spring’ (32')

Sunday 24 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Mahler’s Fourth Symphony
BBC Philharmonic
Mahler’s Fourth Symphony
Jesús López-Cobos conductor | Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano | Ruby Hughes soprano


Hindemith Concert Music for Strings and Brass (17') | Ravel Piano Concerto in G major (21') | Mahler Symphony No. 4 (56')

Friday 29 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
España
The Hallé
España
Stephen Bell conductor | Craig Ogden guitar


Bizet Carmen: Suite | Chabrier Rhapsody: España | Falla The Three Cornered Hat: Three Dances | Ravel Boléro | Glinka Jota Aragonesa | Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez

Saturday 30 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata: The Beautiful North</b></h6>
International Concert Series: Echoes of a Mountain Song
Manchester Camerata: The Beautiful North
International Concert Series: Echoes of a Mountain Song
Gábor Takács -Nagy conductor | Jennifer Pike violin | TBA narrator


Hadley Kinder Scout | Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending | Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden | Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56, ‘Scottish’

In a concert which includes poetry and readings, we celebrate how the northern landscape has inspired and nurtured a distinctive creativity in its people.

Saturday 6 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Roderick Williams baritone


Rachmaninov Isle of the Dead (20') | Mahler Kindertotenlieder (26') | Shostakovich Symphony No.15 (42')

Thursday 11 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Leningrad: Music From The Front Line
BBC Philharmonic
Leningrad: Music From The Front Line
Juanjo Mena conductor | Dejan Lazic piano


Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3 (23') | Shostakovich Symphony No. 7, ‘Leningrad’ (73')

Saturday 13 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Valentine’s Day Concert
The Hallé
Valentine’s Day Concert
Stephen Bell conductor | Natalya Romaniw soprano | David Butt Philip tenor


Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet extract | Wagner Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3 and Elsa’s Dream | Gounod Roméo et Juliette: L’amour... Ah! Lève toi, soleil! | Puccini La bohème: Act 1 Finale | Mendelssohn Midsummer Night’s Dream: Wedding March | Puccini Madame Butterfly: Un bel di and Act I duet; Tosca: Recondita armonia | Massenet Méditation from Thaïs | Bizet Carmen: Flower Song and Suite | Brodszky Be My Love | Stephen Sondheim West Side Story: ‘Somewhere’ | Elgar Salut d’Amour

Sunday 14 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Okko Kamu conductor | Alexander Gavrylyuk piano


R. Strauss Don Juan (19') | Grieg Piano Concerto (31') | Sibelius Symphony No.5 (30')

Wednesday 17 February 2016 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Okko Kamu conductor | Alexander Gavrylyuk piano


R. Strauss Don Juan (19') | Grieg Piano Concerto (31') | Sibelius Symphony No.5 (30')

Thursday 18 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>La Serenissima</b></h6>
International Concert Series
La Serenissima
International Concert Series
Adrian Chandler violin/director | Peter Whelan bassoon


Vivaldi Concertos for Violin ‘in tromba marina’ in D & G (20’) | Vivaldi Concertos for Bassoon in G & B-flat (20’) | Vivaldi ‘Four Seasons’ (Manchester version) Concertos for Violin and Strings (40’)

Acclaimed period-instrument group, La Serenissima offers a unique chance to hear Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons from the only surviving manuscript of these famed works, held by Manchester’s Henry Watson Music Library. It contains subtle differences compared to the more widely-heard version of Vivaldi’s famous piece.

Friday, 19 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Rhapsody In Blue
BBC Philharmonic
Rhapsody In Blue
Nicholas Collon conductor | Lawrence Power viola | Jonathan Scott piano


Mark Simpson Sparks (5') | James MacMillan Viola Concerto (31') | Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (16') | Stravinsky The Firebird – suite (1945 version) (29')

Saturday 20 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Okko Kamu conductor | Alexander Gavrylyuk piano


R. Strauss Don Juan (19') | Grieg Piano Concerto (31') | Sibelius Symphony No.5 (30')<

Sunday 21 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé & The Hallé Choir</b></h6>
Echoes Of A Mountain Song
The Hallé & The Hallé Choir
Echoes Of A Mountain Song
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Malin Christensson soprano | Robin Tritschler tenor | Hallé Choir


Stravinsky Four Norwegian Moods (8') | Delius Song of the High Hills (30') | Rachmaninov Three Russian Songs (14') | Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini (22')

Saturday 27 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
New World Symphony
BBC Philharmonic
New World Symphony
Juanjo Mena conductor | Augustin Hadelich violin


Smetana Má Vlast – ‘Vltava’ (13') | Bartók Viola Concerto No. 2 (36') | Dvorák Symphony No. 9, ‘From the New World’ (41')

Sunday 28 February 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Classical Greats
The Hallé
Classical Greats
Jamie Phillips conductor | Nicholas Trygstad cello


Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis | Elgar Cello Concerto | Copland Fanfare for the Common Man | Barber Adagio for Strings | Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé: Symphonic Suite | Walton Orb and Sceptre (Coronation March 1953)

Thursday 3 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Pictures At An Exhibition
BBC Philharmonic
Pictures At An Exhibition
Juanjo Mena conductor| Garrick Ohlsson piano


William Schuman American Festival Overture (10') | Barber Piano Concerto (26') | Copland Quiet City (10') | Mussorgsky arr. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition (32')

Saturday 5 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Oslo Philharmonic</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Oslo Philharmonic
International Concert Series
Vasily Petrenko conductor | Simon Trpceski piano


Grieg Lyric Suite: March of the Trolls (4’) | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 (35’) | Mahler Symphony No.5 (70’)

Vasily Petrenko brings vital energy and strong musical discipline to all his performances, never better shown than in the mighty symphonies of Gustav Mahler. His recordings with Simon Trpceski of the Rachmaninov concertos have won critical acclaim for their insight and brilliance.

Monday 7 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Andrew Manze conductor | Laurence Rogers horn


Mendelssohn Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’ (30’) | R. Strauss Horn Concerto No.1 (17’) | Brahms Serenade No.2 (32')

Wednesday 9 March 2016 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Andrew Manze conductor | Laurence Rogers horn


Mendelssohn Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’ (30’) | R. Strauss Horn Concerto No.1 (17’) | Brahms Serenade No.2 (32')

Thursday 10 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Three Musical Adventures
BBC Philharmonic
Three Musical Adventures
John Storgårds conductor | Julian Bliss clarinet


Sir Peter Maxwell Davies A Reel for Seven Fisherman (30')| Copland Clarinet Concerto (original version) (17') | Korngold Sinfonietta (45')

Saturday 12 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
The Mozart Session
Manchester Camerata
The Mozart Session
Gábor Takács Nagy conductor | Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano


Mozart Symphony No.1 in E-flat major, K16 ; Piano Concerto No.17 in G major, K453 ; Divertimento in B-flat major, K137; Piano Concerto No.18 in B-flat major, K456

This concert takes place at The Royal Northern College of Music.

Saturday 12 March 2016 7:30 PM RNCM Concert Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Andrew Manze conductor | Laurence Rogers horn


Mendelssohn Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’ (30’) | R. Strauss Horn Concerto No.1 (17’) | Brahms Serenade No.2 (32')

Sunday 13 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Markus Stenz conductor | Kirill Gerstein piano


Henze The Enchanted Forest (12') | Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (19') Liszt Totentanz (Dance of Death) (16') | Beethoven Symphony No.5 (34')

Thursday 17 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Bizet's Carmen
BBC Philharmonic
Bizet's Carmen
Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor | Leonard Elschenbroich cello


Anthony Payne Visions and Journeys (23') | Walton Cello Concerto (27') | Roussel Suite in F major (20') | Bizet Carmen – orchestral extracts (21')

Friday 18 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Oscars for Orchestra
The Hallé
Oscars for Orchestra
Stephen Bell conductor | Louise Dearman vocalist


The programme includes music from Schindler’s List, Robin Hood, Dances with Wolves, Gigi, Mary Poppins, Star Wars, Skyfall, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Titanic, The Way We Were, Evergreen, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz and many more.

Saturday 19 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Sir Thomas Allen, baritone</b></h6>
International Concert Series: Echoes Of A Mountain Song
Sir Thomas Allen, baritone
International Concert Series: Echoes Of A Mountain Song
Joseph Middleton piano


Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel, Tired, Linden Lea | George Butterworth Six songs from ‘A Shropshire Lad’ | Traditional songs Gan ti the Kye, O I hae seen the roses blaw, Rap er te bank, Elsie Marley, Dance ti the Daddy | Songs by Edward Purcell, Arthur Penn and Eric Coates

Sir Thomas Allen is one of the most admired singers of our times. Born in Seaham, County Durham, he retains a strong connection with the Northeast. The programme includes items from Allen’s CD anthology Songs my father taught me.

Wednesday 30 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Stéphane Rancourt oboe


Elgar Une voix dans le desert (12') | John Casken Apollinaire’s Bird (Oboe Concerto, 2014) (25') | Elgar Le drapeau belge (4') | Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte (7’) | Vaughan Williams Symphony No.4 (34')

Thursday 7 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor/piano


Beethoven Overture: Leonore No.2 (13') | Mozart Piano Concerto No.19, K459 (24') | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2, ‘Little Russian’ (40')

Wednesday 13 April 2016 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor/piano


Beethoven Overture: Leonore No.2 (13') | Mozart Piano Concerto No.19, K459 (24') | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2, ‘Little Russian’ (40')

Thursday 14 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Dances From 'West Side Story'
BBC Philharmonic
Dances From 'West Side Story'
Juanjo Mena conductor | Marie-Pierre Langlamet harp | CBSO Youth Chorus | Hallé Youth Choir


Bernstein Symphonic Dances from ‘West Side Story’ (22') | Ginastera Harp Concerto (17') | Bernstein Chichester Psalms (16') | Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms (22')

Saturday 16 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor/piano


Beethoven Overture: Leonore No.2 (13') | Mozart Piano Concerto No.19, K459 (24') | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2, ‘Little Russian’ (40')

Sunday 17 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | soloists | Hallé Choir


Stravinsky Chorale Variations on Vom Himmel Hoch (11') | Bach Magnificat in D, BWV243 (30') | Schumann Symphony No.3, ‘Rhenish’ (31')

Thursday 21 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic: Shakespeare 400</b></h6>Echoes of a Mountain Song
BBC Philharmonic: Shakespeare 400
Echoes of a Mountain Song
Andrew Gourlay | conductor


BBC Commissions Chiu-Yu Chou (8') Tom Coult (8') Nina Whiteman (8') Aaron Parker (8') Daniel Kidane (8') | Prokofiev Romeo and Juilet - excerpts (40')

Saturday 23 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony
BBC Philharmonic
Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony
John Storgårds conductor | Kathryn Stott piano


Bernstein Candide - overture (5') | Britten Piano Concerto (33') | Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 (44')

Friday 29 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
First Ladies of Song with Clare Teal and Guy Barker
The Hallé
First Ladies of Song with Clare Teal and Guy Barker
Guy Barker conductor | Clare Teal vocalist


The programme includes such standards as Secret Love, Folk Who Live on the Hill, Can’t Take That Away From Me, God Bless the Child and Lover Come Back to Me.

Saturday 30 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Nature, Life and Love
The Hallé
Nature, Life and Love
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Francesco Piemontesi piano | Hallé Youth Choir


Dvorák Moravian Duets (10'); Piano Concerto (34'); Overture: In Nature (12'); Overture: Othello (15'); Overture: Carnival (10')

Thursday 05 May 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Beyond The Score
The Hallé
Beyond The Score
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Cast to be announced


Dvorák Symphony No.9, ‘From the New World'

Saturday 07 May 2016 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Gary Hoffman cello


Dvorák Slavonic Dances (5'); Cello Concerto (38') | Symphony No.7 (41')

Thursday 12 May 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Resurrection Symphony
BBC Philharmonic
Resurrection Symphony
Vassily Sinaisky conductor | Olena Tokar soprano | Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano | City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus


Mahler Symphony No. 2, ‘Resurrection’ (80')

Saturday 14 May 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Gary Hoffman cello


Dvorák Slavonic Dances (5'); Cello Concerto (38') | Symphony No.8 (36')

Sunday 15 May 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Wayne Marshall: Organ Rhapsody!</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Wayne Marshall: Organ Rhapsody!
International Concert Series
Marshall Jazz lntrada | Bernstein arr. Marshall Overture, ‘Wonderful Town’ | Dupré Prelude and Fugue in B | Bovet Sarasota from Trois Preludes Hambourgeois | Improvisation on themes from Bernstein’s ‘West Side Story’ | Gershwin ‘I got rhythm’ & Summertime | Improvisation on Bohemian Rhapsody

In this lively organ ‘pops’ recital, Marshall shows the full breadth of his skills, as he recaptures the verve of the golden age of jazz and the American songbook, alongside repertoire strongly influenced by that style.

Tuesday 17 May 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Gary Hoffman cello


Dvorák Slavonic Dances (5'); Cello Concerto (38') | Symphony No.9, ‘From the New World’ (36')

Wednesday 18 May 2016 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | soloists | Hallé Choir


Dvorák Saint Ludmilla (120')

Saturday 21 May 2016 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
Benedetti Plays Mozart
Manchester Camerata
Benedetti Plays Mozart
Andrea Marcon conductor | Nicola Benedetti violin


Mozart Symphony No.34 in C major, K338; Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K216; Violin Concerto No.5 in A major, K219; Symphony No.35 in D major, K385, ‘Haffner’

Friday 3 June 2016 7.30PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Murray Perahia</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Murray Perahia
International Concert Series
HaydnMozart Sonata in A minor K.310 (20’) | Brahms Four pieces for Piano, Op.119 (15’) | Beethoven Sonata No.29 in B-flat, Op.106 ‘Hammerklavier’ (50’)

Evergreen pianist Murray Perahia returns with a programme that includes Haydn’s last work for piano, some of the final works written by Brahms for the instrument and one of the most ambitious late works by Beethoven.

Wednesday 15 June 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage: Hope in Adversity</b></h6>
International Concert Series
The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage: Hope in Adversity
International Concert Series
Harry Christophers conductor


Byrd Diliges dominum; Miserere mihi domine | Pärt Deer’s cry | ByrdEmendemus in melius | PärtThe woman with the alabaster box | Byrd Tribue domine; Christe qui lux es et dies | Tallis Miserere nostril | Byrd O lux beata trinitas | Pärt Nunc Dimittis | Byrd Ad dominum cum tribulare; Laetentur coeli

Associate Artists The Sixteen return to close the ICS season with their Choral Pilgrimage 2016. This programme, which offers consolation in troubled times, features music by two masters of religious composition: William Byrd and Arvo Pärt.

Thursday 23 June 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall