Event Listings

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<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Viviane Hagner violin


Ravel Mother Goose Suite (16’) | Haydn Symphony No.88 (25’) | Brahms Violin Concerto (41’)

Thursday 08 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Christmas Family Concert
The Hallé
Christmas Family Concert

Jonathon Heyward conductor | Alasdair Malloy presenter


Calling all children, parents and grandparents. Join Alasdair Malloy and Santa’s little helpers, the Hallé, for the annual fun-filled festive family concert, full of sing-alongs, jingle-alongs, seasonal surprises, orchestral antics and audience amazement.

Sunday 11 December 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Viviane Hagner violin


Ravel Mother Goose Suite (16’) | Haydn Symphony No.88 (25’) | Brahms Violin Concerto (41’)

Sunday 11 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Winter Wonderland with Clare Teal
The Hallé
Winter Wonderland with Clare Teal


Stephen Bell conductor | Clare Teal vocalist | Winners of the Hallé Corporate Choir Competition | Hallé Youth Training Choir

Winter Wonderland | What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? | The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) | Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! | Snowbound | All I Want For Christmas | Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | White Christmas | Sleigh Ride

Friday 16 December 2016 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


O Little Town of Bethlehem | O Come, All Ye Faithful | Away in a Manger | Good King Wenceslas | Once in Royal David’s City | I’m a Little Christmas Cracker | Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day | Bach's Magnificat | Joy to the World | Sleigh Ride

Saturday 17 December 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé Youth Orchestra</b>
The Hallé Youth Orchestra


Jonathon Heyward director

The Hallé Youth Orchestra take to The Bridgewater Hall stage with their new Director, Jonathon Heyward for an evening of wonderful music.

Saturday 17 December 2016 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


O Little Town of Bethlehem | O Come, All Ye Faithful | Away in a Manger | Good King Wenceslas | Once in Royal David’s City | I’m a Little Christmas Cracker | Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day | Bach's Magnificat | Joy to the World | Sleigh Ride

Sunday 18 December 2016 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


O Little Town of Bethlehem | O Come, All Ye Faithful | Away in a Manger | Good King Wenceslas | Once in Royal David’s City | I’m a Little Christmas Cracker | Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day | Bach's Magnificat | Joy to the World | Sleigh Ride

Sunday 18 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman (screening with live music)
The Hallé
The Snowman (screening with live music)

Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond narrator | TBC boy soprano


Herbert Chappell Paddington Bear’s First Concert | Howard Blake The Snowman

Tuesday 20 December 2016 1:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman (screening with live music)
The Hallé
The Snowman (screening with live music)

Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond narrator | TBC boy soprano


Herbert Chappell Paddington Bear’s First Concert | Howard Blake The Snowman

Tuesday 20 December 2016 4:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman (screening with live music)
The Hallé
The Snowman (screening with live music)

Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond narrator | TBC boy soprano


Herbert Chappell Paddington Bear’s First Concert | Howard Blake The Snowman

Wednesday 21 December 2016 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman (screening with live music)
The Hallé
The Snowman (screening with live music)

Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond narrator | TBC boy soprano


Herbert Chappell Paddington Bear’s First Concert | Howard Blake The Snowman

Wednesday 21 December 2016 1:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Christmas at the Movies
The Hallé
Christmas at the Movies

Stephen Bell conductor


Including music from: Polar Express | White Christmas | The Nightmare Before Christmas | Babes in Toyland | Frozen | The Sound of Music | Harry Potter | Happy Feet

Friday 23 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Queen: A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular
The Hallé
Queen: A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular

Richard Sidwell conductor | Alex Gaumond | Rachael Wooding | Jenna Lee-James | Peter Eldridge vocalists


Including: Seven Seas of Rhye | I Want to Break Free | Play the Game | Under Pressure | Killer Queen | Radio Ga Ga | Tie Your Mother Down | Fat Bottomed Girls | I Want it All | One Vision | Who Wants to Live Forever | A Kind of Magic | Crazy Little Thing Called Love | Don’t Stop Me Now | Another One Bites the Dust | Somebody to Love | Bohemian Rhapsody | We Will Rock You | We are the Champions

Thursday 29 December 2016 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 | Alison Jiear | Matthew Ford vocalists


Including music from Spectre | On Her Majesty’s Secret Service | You Only Live Twice | GoldenEye | From Russia With Love | Live and Let Die | Quantum of Solace | The World is Not Enough | Goldfinger | A View to a Kill | Thunderball | Skyfall | For Your Eyes Only | The Spy Who Loved Me | Moonraker | The Living Daylights | Licence to Kill | Diamonds Are Forever | Casino Royale

Friday 30 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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A Viennese Celebration
The Hallé
A Viennese Celebration

Stephen Bell conductor | Joshua Ellicott tenor


Suppé Overture: Light Cavalry | Josef Strauss Ohne Sorgen | Josef Strauss Austrian Village Swallows Waltz | E. Strauss Mit Dampf Polka Schnell | Josef Strauss Feuerfest Polka | Lehár Gold and Silver Waltz | J. Strauss II Gypsy Baron March | J. Strauss II On the Beautiful Blue Danube: Waltz | J. Strauss II Radetzky March | J. Strauss II Pizzicato Polka

Saturday 07 January 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Markus Stenz conductor | Carolin Widmann violin


Mozart Symphony No.41, ‘Jupiter’ (29') | Julian Anderson ‘In Lieblicher Bläue’ poem for violin and orchestra (22') | Schumann Symphony No.4 (30')

Thursday 12 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Louis Langrée conductor | Jian Wang cello


Prokofiev Symphony No.1, ‘Classical’ (15’) | Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme (18’) | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 (46’)

Wednesday 18 January 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Louis Langrée conductor | Jian Wang cello


Prokofiev Symphony No.1, ‘Classical’ (15’) | Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme (18’) | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 (46’)

Thursday 19 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Hallé Tea Dance - A New Year Gala</b></h6>
Hallé St Peter's
Hallé Tea Dance - A New Year Gala
Hallé St Peter's


After the success of last year’s Tea Dances, prepare to be swept away once again by the musicians of the Hallé Tea Dance Band as they return to Hallé St. Peter’s for a wonderful evening of live music, dance and socialising. (Hallé St Peter's is located at: 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF). Approximate finish time 10.00pm.

Friday 20 January 2017 7:00 PM Hallé St Peter's




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Louis Langrée conductor | Jian Wang cello


Prokofiev Symphony No.1, ‘Classical’ (15’) | Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme (18’) | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 (46’)

Sunday 22 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Movie Classics
The Hallé
Movie Classics

Stephen Bell conductor | Petroc Trelawny presenter | Natalya Romaniw soprano


Trainspotting Bizet Habanera | Fantasia Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice | Out Of Africa Mozart Clarinet Concerto (slow movement) | Platoon Barber Adagio for Strings | LA Confidential Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides | Four Weddings And A Funeral Handel The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba | Seven Years In Tibet Debussy Clair de Lune | Grand Budapest Hotel J. Strauss II Roses from the South: Waltz | The King’s Speech Beethoven Symphony No.7 (2nd movement)

Saturday 28 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Cristian Macelaru conductor | Jonathan Scott organ


Sibelius The Oceanides (11') | Poulenc Concerto for organ, strings and timpani (23') | Dvorák Legends: selection (23') | Janácek Taras Bulba: Rhapsody for Orchestra (23')

Thursday 09 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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From Broadway, with love ...
The Hallé
From Broadway, with love ...

Larry Blank conductor | Matthew Ford and Emma Williams vocalists


The programme includes: Porter Every Time We Say Goodbye from The Seven Lively Arts | Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim Something’s Coming from West Side Story | Drake It Was A Very Good Year | Claude-Michel Schönberg/Alain Boublil Sun and Moon from Miss Saigon | Andrew Lloyd Webber All I Ask Of You from The Phantom Of The Opera | Duke/Latouche Takin’ A Chance On Love from Cabin In The Sky | Mancini Moon River from Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Saturday 11 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Cristian Macelaru conductor | Heejae Kim piano


Fauré Dolly Suite (17’) | Mozart Piano Concerto No.9, ‘Jeunehomme’ (32’) | Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: excerpts (30’)

Wednesday 22 February 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Cristian Macelaru conductor | Heejae Kim piano


Fauré Dolly Suite (17’) | Mozart Piano Concerto No.9, ‘Jeunehomme’ (32’) | Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: excerpts (30’)

Thursday 23 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Cristian Macelaru conductor | Heejae Kim piano


Fauré Dolly Suite (17’) | Mozart Piano Concerto No.9, ‘Jeunehomme’ (32’) | Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: excerpts (30’)

Sunday 26 February 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 Youth Ensembles</b></h6>
The Hallé Youth Ensembles

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


Make Mother’s Day really special and 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 26 March 2017 3:00 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


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>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>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>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>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>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