Juanjo Mena conductor | Roderick Williams baritone | William Dazeley baritone*
R. Strauss Festival Prelude; Lied: Op.44, No.1: Notturno; Lied: Op.44, No.2: Nächtlicher Gang*; Eine Alpensinfonie
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View details on open rehearsal Wednesday 22 January
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Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm (free to ticket holders):
The Chief Executives of Manchester’s three major orchestras tell us how a project like ‘Strauss’s Voice’ moves from an idea to the stage. Writer and Guardian critic Tim Ashley talks to John Summers (Hallé), Richard Wigley (BBC Philharmonic) and Bob Riley (Manchester Camerata).
Manchester’s celebration of Richard Strauss continues in grand style with an exhilarating concert in which the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic join forces. Strauss’s Festival Prelude is a striking orchestral gesture that also features the mighty Bridgewater Hall organ. Acclaimed baritone Roderick Williams then makes the first of two appearances this season with Strauss’s Opus 44 songs. ‘Notturno’ is an expressionistic portrayal of the macabre figure of Fiddling Death that musically looks forward to Strauss’s great operas Elektra and Salome. ‘Nächtlicher Gang’ (Night March) takes us into the realm of nightmares, its ingenious orchestration is one of howling horns, rattling castanets and a skeletal xylophone. In the second half Juanjo Mena and the Hallé/BBC team make a glorious Alpine ascent. As their intrepid journey unfolds they encounter a waterfall, a storm and much else, all vividly rendered in Strauss’s astonishing score.
A pre-concert talk and open rehearsal event will be taking place on Wednesday 22 January. Click on the link above for further details.