BBC Philharmonic
Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

Saturday, 12 October, 2013 7:30PM
The Bridgewater Hall

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Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet
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Juanjo Mena conductor | Midori violin

Arnold Peterloo Overture | Walton Violin Concerto | Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet – excerpts

Tickets (plus booking fee): £35 - £10
Tickets (plus booking fee): £12.50 for those attending the walk and the concert.
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Please meet at The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, M60 2DS, 4pm (walk ends at 5.30pm at The Bridgewater Hall).

Families get special offers for this concert with Journey Through Music. Please contact the Box Office on 0844 907 9000 for further details.

Get into the radical mood for this musical must-see via a pre-concert walking tour with Peterloo historian Ed Glinert – first see the sights and then hear the sounds at this special event for the Manchester Weekender with (see above for details).

Preview at 6.30pm.

William Walton’s Violin Concerto is an art-deco masterpiece, made of shining steel and great sweeping curves of melody. So when it’s played, as tonight, by a true icon of the violin, you’ll hear exactly why back in the 1930s this Lancashire lad–made-good left British music reeling.

In the USSR, meanwhile, Prokofiev was determined to knock his audiences off their feet. With its tenderness, its passion, and tune after glorious tune, there’s a good reason why Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet remains one of the 20th century’s best-loved ballets. Malcolm Arnold proves that for raw drama, Manchester’s own history can give Shakespeare a run for his money.