THE BRIDGEWATER HALL - Alive with music The Bridgewater Hall

    
Event Listings

All of our upcoming events are listed below in date order. To filter the list, please choose one of the following options:

Flexible Booking  |  BBC Philharmonic  |  The Hallé  |  International Concert Series  |  Mountain Song Series  |  Manchester Camerata  |  Organ Concerts  |  Family Events  |  Manchester Mid-day Concerts |  Raymond Gubbay  |  Lunchtime Organ Series |  Guided Tours


<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')

Please click on the 'More Info' tab for approximate timings.

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

Please click on the 'More Info' tab for approximate timings.

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: The Four Seasons</b></h6>
International Concert Series
La Serenissima: The Four Seasons
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 Orchestra</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
International Concert Series
Vasily Petrenko conductor | Simon Trpceski piano


Grieg Lyric Suite: Gangar (5’) | 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 03 June 2016 7.30PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Russian Spectacular
The Hallé
Russian Spectacular
Jamie Phillips conductor


Glinka Ruslan and Ludmilla: Overture | Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: selection | Mussorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain | Shostakovich Festive Overture | Khachaturian Spartacus: Adagio | Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Odette and the Prince | Liadov The Enchanted Lake: Symphonic Poem | Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

Saturday 04 June 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Murray Perahia</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Murray Perahia
International Concert Series
Haydn Variations in F minor Hob. XVIII/6 (14’) | Mozart 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 | Byrd Emendemus in melius | Pärt The woman with the alabaster box | Byrd Tribue domine; Christe qui lux es et dies | Tallis Miserere nostri | 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