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<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>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>Hallé and Hallé Youth Orchestra</b></h6>
Hallé and Hallé Youth Orchestra


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Jonathon Heyward conductor

Wagner Götterdämmerung: Funeral March (Act III) (8') | Wagner Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey (10') | Berlioz Excerpts from The Trojans (25')

This coming together of younger and more experienced musicians would have delighted our founder Sir Charles Hallé who conducted the Orchestra's very first concert 160 years ago, almost to this day.

Sunday 28 January 2018 3:00 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>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>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>Hallé Tea Dance</b></h6>
Hallé Tea Dance


The Hallé is delighted to announce the next in the series of 'Gala Tea Dance'. During the refurbishment of Halle St Peter's they are taking their event to alternative venues including their first visit to the Longfield Suite in Prestwich.

Friday 2 March 2018 7:00PM Longfield Suite, Prestwich



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Six o'Clock Classics
The Hallé
Six o'Clock Classics

Johann Stuckenbruck conductor

Let the rush hour disappear and try something different instead. Forget the crowds on the roads, trams and trains and, just for an hour, lose yourself in a selection of well-known classics.

Thursday 8 March 2018 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Redmond presenter

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>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>Hallé Youth Ensembles</b></h6>
Hallé Youth Ensembles


Hallé Youth Orchestra | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Youth Training Choir | Hallé Children's Choir

Join the joyously-gifted members of all the Hallé's Youth Ensembles as they present a matinee of music which will showcase their talent.

Sunday 25 March 2018 3.00 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>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>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>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>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>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>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>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 Martin Winkler bass-baritone | 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