Tuesday 18 August 2015

Halle's 2015/16 season

The Halle and Sir Mark Elder
The Halle and Sir Mark Elder
The Halle's 2015/16 season at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester opens with Sir Mark Elder conducting three concerts including Verdi's Requiem with soloists Maria Agresta, Alice Coote, Giorgio Berrugi and Alexander Vinogradov, Mahler's Symphony No. 6, and music by Rachmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov. Sir Mark's other concerts include Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with Roderick Williams, Delius's Song of the High Hills with Robin Tritschler and Malin Christensen, John Casken's Oboe Concerto - Apollinaire's Bird, and RVW's Fourth Symphony

Sir Mark will be ending the season with a Dvorak Festival. He is joined by Francesco Piemontesi for the Piano Concerto, and Gary Hoffman in the Cello Concerto. The festival will feature symphonies seven, eight and nine and finishes with a performance of Dvorak's oratorio Saint Ludmilla

Ryan Wigglesworth makes his debut as Principal Guest Conductor, with programmes which include the UK premiered of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Piano Concerto, with soloist Mark-Andre Hamelin, the Rite of Spring and Bach's Magnificat in D. The young conductor Jamie Phillips will make his debut as Associate Conductor, with concerts including Elgar's Cello Concerto played by Hallé Principal Cello Nicholas Trygstad, a New Year celebration of Viennese Music, and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony performed by the Hallé Youth Orchestra.

Visiting artists include Jack Liebeck playing Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, Nikolaj Znaider conducting Bloch’s Schelomo with soloist Jian Wang and Cristian Măcelaru conducting Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique and Poulenc’s Gloria.

Full details from the Halle website.

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