Event Listings

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<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>Thank Hallé it's Friday - Participant Event</b></h6>
Thank Hallé it's Friday - Participant Event


Join the Thank Hallé it’s Friday Choir! If you have ever wanted to sing with an orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall, now is your chance. Join Manchester’s biggest choir on Friday 23 June to sing some of the most striking pieces in the choral repertoire.

Friday 23 June 2017 4:00PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Thank Hallé it's Friday</b><p>Hallé Summer Concerts</h6>
Thank Hallé it's Friday

Hallé Summer Concerts


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Matthew Hamilton choral conductor | Tom Redmond presenter

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, Montagues and Capulets | Orff Carmina Burana, O Fortuna | Elgar Salut d’amour | Handel Zadok the Priest | Mozart Requiem in D minor, Lacrymosa | Rossini Overture, William Tell – the Gallop | Williams Harry’s Wondrous World, Harry Potter | Williams Star Wars, Duel of the Fates

Friday 23 June 2017 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Roald Dahl’s Cinderella & Friends</b><p>Hallé Summer Concerts</h6>
Roald Dahl’s Cinderella & Friends

Hallé Summer Concerts


Stephen Bell conductor | Halle Children’s Choir | Actors from the MMU School of Theatre

The Hallé Children’s Choir bring you Cinderella’s story as you’ve never heard it before, alongside a programme packed with fairytales and magic.

Sunday 25 June 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Hallé Tea Dance</b></h6>
Hallé Tea Dance


Put your dancing shoes on and join us for a tea dance with a difference. Be swept away with a captivating mixture of Ballroom and Sequence pieces in our summer Tea Dance.

This event will be held at Hallé St. Peter's.

Friday 30 June 2017 7:00PM Hallé St. Peter's



<h6><b>Russian Spectacular</b><p>Hallé Summer Concerts</h6>
Russian Spectacular

Hallé Summer Concerts


Stephen Bell conductor

Shostokovich Festive Overture | Khachaturian Spartacus: Adagioz | Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers | Shostakovich The Gadfly: Romanza | Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Scenese | Glinka Ruslan and Ludmilla: Overture | Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia | Rachmaninov Vocalise | Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

An evening of legendary classics from one of the world’s most musical nations.

Saturday 1 July 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Showtime!</b><p>Hallé Summer Concerts</h6>
Showtime!

Hallé Summer Concerts


Stephen Bell conductor | Rodney Earl Clarke vocalist | Ashleigh Gray vocalist

Join star vocalists Rodney Earl Clarke and Ashleigh Gray in a programme packed with the greatest tunes from musical theatre. Saturday 8 July 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Last Night of the Hallé Proms</b><p>Hallé Summer Concerts</h6>
The Last Night of the Hallé Proms

Hallé Summer Concerts


Stephen Bell conductor | Elin Manahan Thomas soprano

The Hallé celebrate in traditional style with the annual and ever popular Last Night of the Hallé Proms.

Sunday 16 July 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Pablo González conductor | Barry Douglas piano

Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: May Night (8’) | Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 (32') | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6, 'Pathétique' (44')

Pablo González, making his third visit to the Hallé, opens this enticing all-Russian programme with Rimsky-Korsakov’s resplendent, richly melodic May Night Overture.

Thursday 14 September 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Pablo González conductor | Barry Douglas piano

Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: May Night (8’) | Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 (32') | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6, 'Pathétique' (44')

Pablo González, making his third visit to the Hallé, opens this enticing all-Russian programme with Rimsky-Korsakov’s resplendent, richly melodic May Night Overture.

Sunday 17 September 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Pablo González conductor | Barry Douglas piano

Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: May Night (8’) | Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 (32') | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6, 'Pathétique' (44')

Pablo González, making his third visit to the Hallé, opens this enticing all-Russian programme with Rimsky-Korsakov’s resplendent, richly melodic May Night Overture.

Wednesday 20 September 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Classical Extravaganza
The Hallé
Classical Extravaganza


Stephen Bell conductor | Gareth Small trumpet

Trumpets herald the start of the Hallé's Pops concerts with Copland’s Fanfare, Haydn’s famous concerto and a host of the world’s best-loved classics.

Saturday 23 September 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Alexander Gavrylyuk piano

Debussy Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune (10') | Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (25') | Stravinsky The Firebird complete (48')

Sir Mark and the Hallé open the Thursday series with Stravinsky's runaway success written for Diaghilev's second season of 'Ballets Russes' in Paris, The Firebird.

Thursday 5 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>The Best of British Cinema
The Hallé
The Best of British Cinema


Stephen Bell conductor

Hallé Pops conductor Stephen Bell whisks us through a festival of British film favourites with scores packed full of drama, excitement and comedy.

Saturday 7 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sergio Castelló López clarinet

Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole (16’) | Debussy Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra (8') | Ravel Boléro (16') | Mussorgsky orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition (33')

These delectable concerts add French dressing to Spanish, American and Russian ingredients.

Thursday 12 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sergio Castelló López clarinet

Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole (16’) | Debussy Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra (8') | Ravel Boléro (16') | Mussorgsky orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition (33')

These delectable concerts add French dressing to Spanish, American and Russian ingredients.

Wednesday 18 October 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sergio Castelló López clarinet

Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole (16’) | Debussy Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra (8') | Ravel Boléro (16') | Mussorgsky orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition (33')

These delectable concerts add French dressing to Spanish, American and Russian ingredients.

Sunday 22 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé: Beyond The Score ®</b></h6>
The Hallé: Beyond The Score ®


Sir Mark Elder conductor

Shostakovich Symphony No.4

Beyond the Score dramatises the dark and shocking story of Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony, setting the violence and pathos of the music alongside political and personal events, and diaries, letters, prose and poetry, documentary films and posters of the time.

Saturday 28 October 2017 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Ryan Wigglesworth conductor/piano | Elizabeth Watts soprano

Mozart Aria for soprano, piano and orchestra: Ch’io mi scordi di te (7’) | Mozart Symphony No.34 (19') | Mahler Symphony No.4 (55')

Acclaimed soprano Elizabeth Watts joins the versatile Ryan Wigglesworth in Mozart’s aria for voice, piano and orchestra Ch’io mi scordi di te (‘Should I forget you’). The two soloists interact exquisitely in one of the greatest declarations of love in all music.

Wednesday 8 November 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Ryan Wigglesworth conductor/piano | Elizabeth Watts soprano

Mozart Aria for soprano, piano and orchestra: Ch’io mi scordi di te (7’) | Mozart Symphony No.34 (19') | Mahler Symphony No.4 (55')

Acclaimed soprano Elizabeth Watts joins the versatile Ryan Wigglesworth in Mozart’s aria for voice, piano and orchestra Ch’io mi scordi di te (‘Should I forget you’). The two soloists interact exquisitely in one of the greatest declarations of love in all music.

Thursday 9 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Ryan Wigglesworth conductor/piano | Elizabeth Watts soprano

Mozart Aria for soprano, piano and orchestra: Ch’io mi scordi di te (7’) | Mozart Symphony No.34 (19') | Mahler Symphony No.4 (55')

Acclaimed soprano Elizabeth Watts joins the versatile Ryan Wigglesworth in Mozart’s aria for voice, piano and orchestra Ch’io mi scordi di te (‘Should I forget you’). The two soloists interact exquisitely in one of the greatest declarations of love in all music.

Sunday 12 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Hallé Choir

Wagner Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg (26') | R. Strauss Don Juan (19') | Verdi Four Sacred Pieces (41')

The conflict between spiritual and sensual love has been a recurring theme in art throughout the ages and is central to Wagner’s Tannhäuser.

Thursday 16 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Never Mind the Weather
The Hallé
Never Mind the Weather


Stephen Bell conductor | Hazel Fernandes and Lance Ellington vocalists

It may be a British obsession but composers from all over the world have been inspired by sunshine and storms and everything inbetween. Tonight two world-class vocalists and one world-class orchestra forecast a performance that includes a selection of the very best.

Saturday 18 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


John Butt conductor | Mhairi Lawson soprano | Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano | Thomas Walker tenor | Robert Davies baritone | Hallé Choir

Handel Messiah (90')

One of the great Hallé traditions is its annual performance of Handel’s iconic Messiah: the perfect way to start the lead up to Christmas.

Saturday 2 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Carlo Rizzi conductor

Respighi The Fountains of Rome (15’) | Rossini William Tell: Overture (11') | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 (60')

Carlo Rizzi is one of the finest conductors in the world: dynamic, energetic and insightful. He brings a programme full of colour and orchestral virtuosity.

Wednesday 6 December 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Carlo Rizzi conductor

Respighi The Fountains of Rome (15’) | Rossini William Tell: Overture (11') | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 (60')

Carlo Rizzi is one of the finest conductors in the world: dynamic, energetic and insightful. He brings a programme full of colour and orchestral virtuosity.

Thursday 7 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Carlo Rizzi conductor

Respighi The Fountains of Rome (15’) | Rossini William Tell: Overture (11') | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 (60')

Carlo Rizzi is one of the finest conductors in the world: dynamic, energetic and insightful. He brings a programme full of colour and orchestral virtuosity.

Sunday 10 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Four Seasons
The Hallé
The Four Seasons


Henning Kraggerud violin/director

Grieg Holberg Suite | Svendsen Romance | Pachelbel Canon | Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Friday 15 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé Carol Concerts
The Hallé
The Hallé Carol Concerts


Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir

The concerts include: Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Unto Us Is Born A Son, O Come All Ye Faithful, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and Ding Dong Merrily On High, I Saw Three Ships, Joy To The World, Berlioz’s Shepherd’s Farewell, Anderson’s A Christmas Festival and the Hallé Children’s Choir performing Merry Christmas To Me.

Saturday 16 December 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


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

Saturday 16 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé Carol Concerts
The Hallé
The Hallé Carol Concerts


Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir

The concerts include: Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Unto Us Is Born A Son, O Come All Ye Faithful, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and Ding Dong Merrily On High, I Saw Three Ships, Joy To The World, Berlioz’s Shepherd’s Farewell, Anderson’s A Christmas Festival and the Hallé Children’s Choir performing Merry Christmas To Me.

Sunday 17 December 2017 3:00PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé Carol Concerts
The Hallé
The Hallé Carol Concerts


Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir

The concerts include: Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Unto Us Is Born A Son, O Come All Ye Faithful, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and Ding Dong Merrily On High, I Saw Three Ships, Joy To The World, Berlioz’s Shepherd’s Farewell, Anderson’s A Christmas Festival and the Hallé Children’s Choir performing Merry Christmas To Me.

Sunday 17 December 2017 7:30PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
A Singin' Christmas
The Hallé
A Singin' Christmas


Rod Dunk conductor | Gary Williams vocalist | Hallé Youth Training Choir | Winners of the Hallé Corporate Choir Competition

The concert includes: White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Man With The Bag, Let It Snow, It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, Do You Hear What I Hear? and When A Child Is Born.

Thursday 21 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman
The Hallé
The Snowman


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond presenter

Bring all the family along to the Hallé’s screening of Raymond Briggs’ classic animated film, The Snowman. The film is accompanied by the Hallé performing Howard Blake’s magical score live including a chorister singing ‘Walking in the Air.

Friday 22 December 2017 1:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman
The Hallé
The Snowman


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond presenter

Bring all the family along to the Hallé’s screening of Raymond Briggs’ classic animated film, The Snowman. The film is accompanied by the Hallé performing Howard Blake’s magical score live including a chorister singing 'Walking in the Air'.

Saturday 23 December 2017 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman
The Hallé
The Snowman


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond presenter

Bring all the family along to the Hallé’s screening of Raymond Briggs’ classic animated film, The Snowman. The film is accompanied by the Hallé performing Howard Blake’s magical score live including a chorister singing 'Walking in the Air'.

Saturday 23 December 2017 1:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman
The Hallé
The Snowman


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond presenter

Bring all the family along to the Hallé’s screening of Raymond Briggs’ classic animated film, The Snowman. The film is accompanied by the Hallé performing Howard Blake’s magical score live including a chorister singing 'Walking in the Air'.

Saturday 23 December 2017 4:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
An Evening With 007
The Hallé
An Evening With 007


Stephen Bell conductor | Matthew Ford vocalist | Alison Jiear vocalist

Smooth as a vodka martini, elegant as a tuxedo and cool as a cucumber sandwich, Stephen Bell celebrates the ultimate British hero – James Bond.

Friday 29 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Best of the West End
The Hallé
The Best of the West End


Stephen Bell conductor | Anita Louise Combe vocalist | Scott Davies vocalist

Including music and songs from: Chicago, Phantom Of The Opera, Cats, Gypsy, Evita, Les Miserables, Love Never Dies, Chess, Guys and Dolls and Carousel.

Saturday 30 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
A Viennese Celebration
The Hallé
A Viennese Celebration


Stephen Bell conductor | Jennifer France soprano

The Hallé’s traditional New Year concert includes all your Strauss family Viennese favourites. Romantic waltzes, thrilling polkas and stirring marches are combined with the enchanting Jennifer France singing wonderful arias and songs of the period.

Saturday 6 January 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Redmond conductor

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




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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




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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




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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




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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




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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




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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




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The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Siegfried Simon O'Neill tenor | Mime Gerhard Sigel tenor | The Wanderer Iain Paterson bass-baritone | Alberich tbc | 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




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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