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≥ SPRING SEASON 2022 CONCERTS AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL MUSIC DIRECTOR SIR MARK ELDER CH CBE

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A VERY WARM WELCOME TO THE HALLÉ’S SPRING 2022 SEASON.

I must begin by expressing my thanks to all of you who attended our concerts this autumn and for the tumultuous reception you have given us as we have returned to live music making in The Bridgewater Hall. Inspired by this we continue with boldness and no little celebration in a spring series illuminating some of the greatest orchestral music, opera and chamber music alongside some of the finest international artists who are joining us here in Manchester. We also mark the 150th anniversary of one of this country’s most celebrated composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams, a composer so associated with the Hallé. I’m thrilled to open the season with one of the most striking symphonies of the twentieth century, Mahler’s epic Third. This will be followed, later the same month, with another work dear to my heart, Debussy’s La mer which I will conduct alongside Rachmaninov’s glorious Second Symphony. The exciting violinist Alena Baeva makes her Manchester debut 2 THE HALLÉ’S SPRING SEASON 2022


performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in a programme that also features Berlioz’s astonishing Symphonie fantastique. Later in the season, after the Hallé's first performance of Clara Schumann’s wonderful Piano Concerto, the exciting young conductor Tabita Berglund returns to conduct Dvořák’s Cello Concerto performed by Jakob Koranyi and presents the UK premiere of Mette Henriette’s This Too with Bartók’s virtuosic Concerto for Orchestra. I know many of you will look forward to Beethoven’s mighty ‘Eroica’ and Tchaikovsky’s fateful tale of Francesca da Rimini, doomed in Dante’s hell. A major feature of the season celebrates the 150th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ birth, with a complete cycle of his symphonies shared with our friends the BBC Philharmonic. I shall conduct a performance featuring his sixth symphony alongside what many consider one of his finest achievements, A Sea Symphony, as well as Symphony No.8 in a mischievous programme that includes Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks and Elena Langer’s Figaro gets a Divorce. Our season concludes in spectacular style with a complete semi-staged performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with a stellar cast led by the acclaimed Eri Nakamura in the title role. There is much more to discover inside this brochure, including a great series of Hallé Pops, our new and popular chamber music series at the award-winning Hallé St Peter’s and a digital series which has been so admired around the world. Do join us!

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THE HALLÉ’S SPRING SEASON 2022 YOUR SAFETY AND WELL-BEING The safety and well-being of our audiences and players is the Hallé and The Bridgewater Hall’s first concern. We will keep you fully informed of any changes or recommendations that come into effect over the coming months. We are strongly advising everyone to continue to wear masks where possible. The Hall will continue its thorough cleaning regime between performances, and we expect hand sanitizer to continue to be widely available. We urge you to consult www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk/your-visit which has full and regularly updated details.

Hallé St Peter’s Chamber Series In this brochure you can find all of our concerts in The Bridgewater Hall. We have also programmed a series of chamber music events in the more intimate surroundings of Hallé St Peter’s, allowing you to get closer to the music. See page 35 for ticket prices and booking information for these chamber concerts. Our concerts include many pieces that form part of the new ‘Model Music’ Curriculum for Key Stages 1 to 3. Pieces that are included in the curriculum are marked with this graphic followed by the relevant school year. Find out more about Hallé Connect, our education programme and our concerts for schools on pages 36 and 37. Join us before many of our concerts for additional events which range from discussions focusing on an aspect of the evening’s programme to performances by local students. These events are free to concert ticket holders. Toward the Unknown Region. This season we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ birth with a complete symphonic cycle in collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic. See page 24 for full details. Enjoy some of the world’s great musical masterpieces from the comfort of your own home. Following the success of our previous broadcast concerts, three of the concerts from our 2021/22 seasons will be available to stream. See page 26 for more information. We are delighted that many of the concerts in our Spring Season will be broadcast by BBC Radio 3. Find out when you can hear these concerts by visiting www.bbc.co.uk/sounds All artists, programmes and prices are correct at the time of going to press, but may change in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Keep up to date at www.halle.co.uk


HALLÉ ST pETER’S CHAmBER SERIES THURSDAY 13 JANUARY, 6.30pm

GROUNDED Steve Reich Music for Pieces of Wood David Hext Sound Blocks David Hext Grounded world premiere David Hext Plainsong Cage Living Room Music

6' 6' 8' 10' 8'

David Hext, Riccardo Lorenzo Parmigiani, Erika Öhman, John Abendstern and Ben Gray percussion Alluring rhythms and percussive colours to delight the ear, in this programme devised by Hallé Section Principal David Hext, himself a distinguished composer of works for percussion instruments. Two 20th-century classics complement David’s compositions: Steve Reich’s breath-taking minimalist rhythmic tapestry, where he aimed ‘to make music from the simplest possible instruments’, and Cage’s Living Room Music, exemplifying his belief that the ordinary sounds of everyday life – a newspaper, door or furniture – intrinsically have the essence for vibrant music.

SUNDAY 23 JANUARY, 4pm

MAHLER’S SYMPHONY NO.3 Mahler Symphony No.3

81'

Sir Mark Elder conductor • Alice Coote mezzo-soprano Sopranos and altos of the Hallé Choir matthew hamilton choral director Hallé Children’s Choir shirley court director Mahler’s Third Symphony is a particular favourite of Sir Mark and he’s excited to be performing it again with the Hallé. He admires its ‘musical imagination and the wonderful accumulative emotional power of its journey.’ Mahler felt that within this symphony ‘the whole of nature finds a voice’, composing it on the shore of the Attersee with views across the lake to the mountains beyond; from there he watched the changing moods of nature, images that seeped into the symphony’s fabric. The inner movements, framed by two vast symphonic canvases, were inspired by flowers, animals, people and angels, and include settings of Nietzsche, and from the folk collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn, in which Alice Coote, the Hallé Children’s Choir and sopranos and altos of the Hallé Choir take centrestage.

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WEDNESDAY 26 JANUARY, 2.15pm THURSDAY 27 JANUARY, 7.30pm SUNDAY 30 JANUARY, 4pm

LA MER Debussy Symphonic suite, La mer Rachmaninov Symphony No.2

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Sir Mark Elder conductor Although he has never combined them before in a concert, Sir Mark loves conducting these works by Debussy and Rachmaninov, which were both composed in the first decade of the 20th century. Debussy had a life-long love for the sea, finding the impetus for his three impressionistic symphonic sketches, La mer, in the painting of the Japanese artist Hokusai – his iconic image of a huge wave – as well as the seascapes of Turner. Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony is arguably the finest achievement of the composer’s middle period works and is a magnificent monument of late-Romantic Russian music. It’s full of memorable, long-breathed, beautifully scored melodies, tinged with melancholy, so characteristic of the composer, as in the slow movement’s clarinet theme which the Halle’s own Sergio Castelló López will undoubtedly relish. CONCERT SPONSORED BY

SATURDAY 29 JANUARY, 7.30pm

JOHN WILLIAMS AT 90: A LIFE IN CINEMA Including music from the Star Wars films; Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Jaws; Catch Me If You Can; Saving Private Ryan; Memoirs of a Geisha; Hook; Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark; Schindler’s List; JFK; E.T. the Extra Terrestrial; Amistad; Superman; Harry Potter and Jurassic Park. Stephen Bell conductor • Hallé Choir matthew hamilton choral director As the great John Williams, the most Oscar-nominated person in history, prepares for his 90th birthday, Stephen Bell, the Hallé and Hallé Choir celebrate this incredible composer and his symphonic legacy. ‘John is much more of a chameleon as a composer,’ says Steven Spielberg, ‘he reinvents himself with every picture.’ No-one can match Williams’ ability to evoke the essence of a movie; the pain of Schindler’s List, the poignancy of Saving Private Ryan, the sheer adventure of Indiana Jones or the innocent, unbelieveable excitement of E.T.. Every score tonight is from a great movie, made even greater by extraordinary music.

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6.30pm Pre-concert performance given by students from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM).




THURSDAY 3 FEBRUARY, 7:30pm

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Beethoven Violin Concerto Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

42' 49'

Maxime Pascal conductor • Alena Baeva violin The French conductor Maxime Pascal greatly impressed when, standing in at short notice, he made his Hallé debut conducting Berlioz at the 2019 Proms. He now makes his first appearance in Manchester, as does the young Russian violinist Alena Baeva, whose playing has been described by The Strad as ‘heroic and full of personality’. She plays Beethoven’s noble and spacious Violin Concerto. Appropriately, Pascal conducts more Berlioz, his extraordinary, Symphonie fantastique, conceived in the wake of his ardent, initially unrequited, love for the actress Harriet Smithson. Described as ‘Episodes in the life of an Artist’ (aka Berlioz himself) each movement portrays his strange opium-induced dreams such as the famous ‘March to the Scaffold’. 192 years since its premiere, the sheer originality of this great masterwork never fails to astonish.

6.30pm in the auditorium Maxime Pascal and Alena Baeva in conversation with Hallé Chief Executive, David Butcher.

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WEDNESDAY 9 FEBRUARY, 2.15pm THURSDAY 10 FEBRUARY, 7.30pm SUNDAY 13 FEBRUARY, 4pm

MAHLER’S TITAN Stravinsky Funeral Song Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.1 Mahler Symphony No.1, ‘Titan’

12' 21' 53'

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SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE: MARCH TO THE SCAFFOLD

Carlo Rizzi conductor • Heejae Kim piano • Gareth Small trumpet Concerts directed by Carlo Rizzi, Conductor Laureate of Welsh National Opera, are keenly anticipated by Hallé audiences. His programme begins with a piece new to the Hallé – Stravinsky’s tribute to his teacher Rimsky-Korsakov, which after its premiere was lost for over a century. Heejae Kim, winner of the Terence Judd–Hallé Award at the 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition, makes a welcome return playing Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto, in which she’s joined by the Hallé’s Principal Trumpet, Gareth Small. Replete with sardonic wit and quotes including Beethoven, Haydn and Shostakovich himself, it’s capped with an uproarious finale. The concert concludes with Mahler’s bold calling card for his symphonic ambitions. Also known by its epithet, ‘Titan’, its music reflects his view that a symphony must embrace the world.

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SUNDAY 13 FEBRUARY, 7.30pm

THE HALLÉ AND HALLÉ YOUTH ORCHESTRA SIDE BY SIDE SHOWCASE Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

19' 30'

Delyana Lazarova conductor Delyana Lazarova, winner of the inaugural Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition and Hallé Youth Orchestra Music Director, takes to the podium to introduce and direct the combined forces of the Hallé and Hallé Youth Orchestra in an all-Russian programme that combines youth and experience. A truly memorable evening for both performers and audience alike. The Hallé is very grateful to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Oglesby Charitable Trust, The Radcliffe Trust, The Zochonis Charitable Trust, the Kirby Laing Foundation, 29th May 1961 Charity and many individual benefactors for their continued support of the Hallé Youth Orchestra.

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SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY, 7.30pm

THE LARK ASCENDING Beethoven Symphony No.6, Awakening of happy feelings upon arrival in the countryside Lili Boulanger orch. Ben Palmer D'un matin de printemps Beethoven Symphony No.6, Scene by the brook Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Vaughan Williams The Wasps: Overture Vivaldi The Four Seasons: Spring Beethoven Symphony No.6, Peasants' merry-making; Thunderstorm; Shepherds' song, happiness and thanksgiving after the storm

10' 5' 11' 13' 9'

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Ben Palmer conductor • Kristine Balanas violin The natural world has inspired many composers, from Beethoven to Vivaldi, and this concert offers a collection of much-loved pastoral-themed masterpieces. Ben Palmer will lead the performance of all five movements from Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, interspersed with Lili Boulanger’s charming D’un matin de printemps and works that showcase the talent of the award-winning Latvian violinst, Kristine Balanas: Spring from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Vaughan Williams’ enduringly popular The Lark Ascending. 6.30pm in the auditorium Conductor Ben Palmer and tonight’s soloist, Kristine Balanas in conversation. 10 THE HALLÉ’S SPRING SEASON 2022


THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY, 7.30pm

ISATA KANNEH-MASON PERFORMS CLARA SCHUMANN Anna Clyne This Midnight Hour Clara Schumann Piano Concerto Brahms arr. Schoenberg Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor

12' 21' 43'

Tianyi Lu conductor • Isata Kanneh-Mason piano With commissions galore, from the BBC Proms to the Chicago Symphony, British-born/ USA-based, Anna Clyne has established a reputation as ‘a composer of uncommon gifts’ (New York Times). In This Midnight Hour, she responds to poems by Jiménez and Baudelaire in music combining high-octane energy and waltzing tenderness. Since last with the Hallé, Tianyi Lu has won First Prize in the prestigious Sir George Solti International Conductors’ Competition, whilst Isata Kanneh-Mason made her impressive Hallé debut last season. A passionate advocate of Clara Schumann’s music, she’ll be giving the Hallé’s first performance of her virtuosic concerto. Schoenberg’s admiration for Brahms is evident throughout his orchestral take on the latter’s G minor Piano Quartet. In the barn-storming finale, with its typically Brahmsian gypsy fireworks, Schoenberg gives the percussionists a field day. THURSDAY SERIES SPONSORED BY

6.30pm in the auditorium Tianyi Lu and Isata Kanneh-Mason discuss the performance of works by female composers, past and present.

HALLÉ ST PETER’S CHAMBER SERIES FRIDAY 25 FEBRUARY, 1pm

JANÁČEK’S MLÁDI Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik Op.24, No.2 Berlioz Trio for flutes and harp from L’enfance du Christ Berio Opus Number Zoo Janáček Mládi

14' 6' 9' 20'

Amy Yule and Sarah Bennett flutes • Stéphane Rancourt oboe Rosa Campos-Fernandez and James Muirhead clarinets Elena Comelli bassoon • Laurence Rogers horn • Marie Leenhardt harp With a youthful theme connecting the pieces, Hindemith’s ‘Little chamber music’ is a product of his avant-garde twenties, laced with humour and piquant harmonies. After Berlioz’s soothing lullaby played to the Holy Family once they’ve reached safety in Egypt, Berio’s cautionary animal tales include a fox, chicken, fawn, mouse and two urban bruiser tom cats. Janáček described Mládi, composed when 70, as ‘a kind of memory of youth’ incorporating Moravian folksongs he’d known since childhood.

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THURSDAY 3 MARCH, 7.30pm

BROADWAY… AND ALL THAT JAZZ Including: Chicago All That Jazz Funny Girl Don’t Rain on My Parade Cabaret Cabaret and Maybe This Time Company Being Alive Wicked For Good A Little Night Music Send in the Clowns Into the Woods The Children Will Listen Sweeney Todd The Ballad of Sweeney Todd West Side Story A Boy Like That/I Have a Love Follies Losing My Mind Annie Get Your Gun Anything You Can Do and more! Roderick Dunk conductor • Emma Kershaw and Katie Birtill vocalists Adding a fresh, jazzy twist to much-loved greats from theatreland, the Hallé, Roderick Dunk and two of Britain’s most versatile vocalists lead this uplifting celebration of everyone's favourite West End and Broadway songs and shows CONCERT SPONSORED BY

6.30pm Pre-concert performance given by students from the RNCM.

THURSDAY 10 MARCH, 7.30pm

DVOŘÁK’S CELLO CONCERTO Dvořák Cello Concerto Mette Henriette This Too uk premiere Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

40' 4' 36'

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Tabita Berglund conductor • Jakob Koranyi cello After her last visit to the Hallé, The Guardian commented that Tabita Berglund left her ‘appreciative Manchester audience invigorated’. She’s joined by the young Swedish cellist Jakob Koranyi, described by The Strad as ‘a force to be reckoned with’, who makes his Hallé debut in Dvořák’s concerto. Although mainly written during his US stay, the work reflects his homesickness for Bohemia, as well as being a heart-felt memorial to his beloved sister-in-law. After it, Berglund introduces a haunting miniature, This Too, by her Norwegian compatriot Mette Henriette, whose multi-talents as a composer, saxophone and jazz improviser have established her formidable reputation. Also while in the States, in exile from war-torn Hungary, Bartók wrote a final masterpiece, his virtuosic showpiece Concerto for Orchestra where the sections of the orchestra share the limelight. 6.30pm in the auditorium Tabita Berglund, Jakob Koranyi and Hallé violinist Tiberiu Buta explore the use of folk music in classical music, and their own views on the crossover between folk and classical.

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SUNDAY 13 MARCH, 4pm WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH, 2.15pm THURSDAY 17 MARCH, 7.30pm

CITYSCAPES Gershwin An American in Paris Korngold Violin Concerto Jennifer Higdon City Scape: river sings a song to trees Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

16' 24' 17' 24'

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Rodolfo Barráez conductor • Ning Feng violin A programme of music with America at its core, conducted by Rodolfo Barráez, who makes his first visit to the Hallé since excelling in the inaugural Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition. Gershwin’s portrait of an American enjoying the sights and sounds of Paris, complete with car horns, is followed by the Violin Concerto of Austrian émigré Korngold incorporating melodies from his lush scores for Hollywood movies. It’s played by Ning Feng, International Tutor at the RNCM and winner of the 2006 Paganini Competition, who makes his debut at The Bridgewater Hall. Jennifer Higdon’s City Scape is her evocation of Atlanta: here, in the slow movement, its creeks and parks. Bernstein’s dynamic symphonic dances were expanded from his music-theatre classic in which Shakespeare’s ‘star-crossed lovers’ are relocated to New York. CONCERT SPONSORED BY

SATURDAY 26 MARCH, 7.30pm

THE BEST OF BOND Includes the themes and music from No Time to Die; Dr. No; You Only Live Twice; Goldeneye; Live and Let Die; From Russia with Love; Quantum of Solace; The World is not Enough; Goldfinger; View to a Kill; Die Another Day; Thunderball; Skyfall; For Your Eyes Only; The Spy Who Loved Me; Moonraker; The Living Daylights; Diamonds are Forever; Spectre and Licence to Kill. Stephen Bell conductor Alison Jiear and Matthew Ford vocalists

WEST SIDE STORY

Smooth as a vodka martini, elegant as a tuxedo and cool as a cucumber, Stephen Bell celebrates the ultimate British hero – James Bond. Immerse yourself in the spine-tingling sounds that give musical voice to the films, in punchy title sequences and haunting songs.

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HALLÉ ST PETER’S CHAMBER SERIES SUNDAY 27 MARCH, 1pm

SING TO THE MOON – HALLÉ YOUTH CHOIR The concert includes: Kerry Andrews O nata lux Laura Mvula Sing to the moon Alexandre Desplat My love is always here Tippett Three Spirituals from A Child of Our Time

4' 3' 2' 10'

Stuart Overington conductor An opportunity to hear the outstanding voices of the Hallé Youth Choir in the stunning surroundings of Hallé St Peter’s. This concert starts with works from across the globe, reflecting on the beauty and wonder of the moon from different cultural standpoints. The music then turns inward, focussing on our spirituality and featuring some of Tippett’s moving spiritual arrangements from A Child of Our Time. HALLÉ YOUTH CHOIR SUPPORTED BY

THURSDAY 31 MARCH, 7.30pm

BERLIOZ’S HAROLD IN ITALY Berlioz Harold en Italie Kodály Dances of Galánta Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini

43' 16' 22'

Lionel Bringuier conductor • Timothy Ridout viola A Hallé double debut for the French conductor Lionel Bringuier and British violist, Timothy Ridout. Having ‘an absolute mastery of his craft’ (Washington Post), Bringuier’s career is well established with regular visits to major orchestras across the globe, whilst Ridout is a former BBC New Generation Artist and First Prizewinner of the 1916 Lionel Tertis Competition. He is the soloist in Berlioz’s Harold in Italy, which the composer intended for Paganini, wanting to make the viola ‘a kind of melancholic dreamer in the manner of Byron’s Childe Harold.’ Kodály’s vibrant Dances of Galánta sprang from the folk music and gypsy bands he’d known since childhood, and Tchaikovsky’s graphic tone poem depicts Dante’s tale from his Divine Comedy, describing the fate of Francesca da Rimini and her lover forever doomed in Hell.

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WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL, 2.15pm THURSDAY 7 APRIL, 7.30pm SUNDAY 10 APRIL, 4pm

BEETHOVEN’S EROICA Berlioz Overture: Le carnaval romain Schumann Cello Concerto Beethoven Symphony No.3, ‘Eroica’

8' 25' 46'

Kristiina Poska conductor • Nicholas Trygstad cello Berlioz’s overture, Roman Carnival, incorporating themes from his opera Benvenuto Cellini has all the vibrancy and exuberance of Rome en fête. It’s conducted by Estonian, Kristiina Poska, Chief Conductor of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, who is directing the Hallé for the first time. In Schumann’s romantically lyrical Cello Concerto, written in a fortnight’s burst of inspiration, she’s joined by the orchestra’s principal cello, Nicholas Trygstad. Although Beethoven dedicated his revolutionary Third Symphony to Napoleon, the composer angrily withdrew it after his hero declared himself Emperor. Its subsequent title, ‘Eroica’, nevertheless reflects the character of a work that in its daring and ambition changed the course of music history. 7 APRIL SPONSORED BY

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SUNDAY 10 APRIL, 7pm

HALLÉ YOUTH ENSEMBLES SHOWCASE Programme to include: Chris Hazell The Journey Oliver Vibrans Hallé Youth Orchestra Commission world premiere Selection of ‘Songs to the Moon’ Hallé Youth Orchestra delyana lazarova director Hallé Youth Choir stuart overington director Hallé Youth Training Choir stuart overington director Hallé Children’s Choir shirley court director This special event is a highlight in the Hallé’s calendar and a fantastic opportunity for all four Hallé Youth Ensembles to showcase their talent with a varied, uplifting and familyfriendly selection of music. The programme includes the Hallé Children’s Choir in dramatic style for Chris Hazell’s The Journey, and a specially-commissioned new work for the Hallé Youth Orchestra by the Ivor Novello award-winning composer, Oliver Vibrans. The Youth Choir will present a selection of Songs to the Moon – works from across the globe, reflecting on the beauty and wonder of the moon from different cultural standpoints. HALLÉ YOUTH ENSEMBLES SUPPORTED BY

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THE HALLÉ AND BBC PHILHARMONIC CELEBRATE THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS’ BIRTH WITH A COMPLETE SYMPHONIC CYCLE See page 24 for full details.

THURSDAY 21 APRIL, 7.30pm

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS’ FINAL SYMPHONY Vaughan Williams Symphony No.9 Holst The Planets

33' 51'

John Wilson conductor Sopranos and altos of the Hallé Choir matthew hamilton choral director

THE PLANETS

To launch the Hallé's contribution to the joint Vaughan Williams symphony cycle, marking the 150th anniversary of his birth, John Wilson, renowned for his outstanding performances and award-winning recordings of British music, returns to the Hallé. The Ninth Symphony was RVW’s last symphonic utterance having its origins in Hardy’s Wessex and particularly Tess of the d’Urbervilles. Visionary in character, it ends enigmatically with the unearthly timbre of three pulsing saxophones, music that seems to be gazing into eternity itself. Combining works by Vaughan Williams and Holst is always apposite since they were lifelong friends. In his ever popular The Planets, it was their astrological characters which Holst so brilliantly portrayed, from the terrifying battlefield of Mars, to the solace of peace in Venus, the jollity of Jupiter and the mystic harmonies of Neptune.

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SATURDAY 30 APRIL, 7.30pm

A SEA SYMPHONY Vaughan Williams Symphony No.6 31' Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony (Symphony No.1) 63' Sir Mark Elder conductor Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha soprano • Roderick Williams baritone Hallé Choir matthew hamilton choral director • Hallé Youth Choir stuart overington director Vaughan Williams holds a central place in the heritage of 20th-century British music. The range of his art is distinctly apparent in the juxtaposition of these two symphonies, the Sixth with its turbulent fast movements and enigmatic, bleak wasteland conclusion, and the choral First, A Sea Symphony, setting Walt Whitman’s poetry, with its surging majestic opening and searching finale which Sir Mark views as ‘a mystical journey to the stars and beyond.’ Joining the Hallé Choir are soprano Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Song Award winner of the 2021 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, making her Hallé debut, and an always welcome guest, Roderick Williams, described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘our greatest living baritone.’ HALLÉ YOUTH CHOIR SUPPORTED BY

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THURSDAY 12 MAY, 7.30pm

TO GLORIOUS JOHN Stravinsky Concerto for piano and wind instruments R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Elena Langer Figaro gets a Divorce Vaughan Williams Symphony No.8

19' 15' 15' 27'

Sir Mark Elder conductor • Steven Osborne piano A terrific Hallé programme starting with Stravinsky’s Concerto for piano and winds in which he looked back to Bach. Sir Mark describes the outer movements as having ‘such fun with plenty of cut and thrust’ and a slow middle movement of ‘intimacy and tenderness’. Steven Osborne gained critical plaudits for his recording of the work and the Hallé is delighted he’s joining them to perform it. It’s followed by Till Eulenspiegel, Strauss’s virtuoso symphonic poem vividly recounting the hero’s ‘merry pranks.’ Elena Langer’s colourful and immediate music follows with her concert suite from her lauded opera Figaro gets a Divorce. Concluding the Vaughan Williams symphonic cycle, Sir Mark conducts the witty Eighth Symphony which was premiered by the Hallé under Sir John Barbirolli, with the composer inscribing the dedication to ‘Glorious John’. 6.30pm in the auditorium Join Sir Mark Elder and David Butcher in conversation about the Vaughan Williams cycle and next season at the Hallé. 20 THE HALLÉ’S SPRING SEASON 2022

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HALLÉ ST PETER’S CHAMBER SERIES SUNDAY 15 MAY, 1PM

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS’ PHANTASY QUINTET Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet Tiberiu Buta New Work world premiere Mozart String Quintet in C, K515

15' 5' 33'

Sarah Ewins and Tiberiu Buta violin Julian Mottram and Piero Gasparini viola Dale Culliford cello Continuing the Hallé’s celebration of Vaughan Williams’s birth 150 years ago, string players from the orchestra perform his Phantasy Quintet, a work of his early maturity demonstrating his indebtedness to the legacy of both English folksong and Tudor and Jacobean sacred choral music. Mozart’s late string quintets represent the apogee of his chamber music achievements: in its ambition of scale, the C major Quintet is worthy of a place among Mozart’s greatest instrumental compositions like his final trio of symphonies.

WEDNESDAY 18 MAY, 2.15pm THURSDAY 19 MAY, 7.30pm SUNDAY 22 MAY, 4pm

BRUCH’S VIOLIN CONCERTO Williams Symphonic poem, ‘Penillion’ Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5

18' 24' 44'

Jamie Phillips conductor • Sophia Jaffé violin Jamie Phillips, former Hallé Associate Conductor, begins the concert with a characteristic work by Grace Williams, the leading Welsh composer of the middle decades of the last century, who was said to have ‘brought the music of Wales to the World.‘ Her Penillion is a colourful four-movement symphonic poem, its title referring to a centuries-old traditional Welsh improvised performance practice. Sophia Jaffé has regularly performed with the Hallé over the past decade gaining critical plaudits such as ‘impassioned’ and ‘sumptuous’; she returns to play Bruch’s ever popular First Violin Concerto. All four movements of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony are haunted by a recurring theme symbolising Fate. From it he shaped a work of elemental power and drama, by turn impassioned and tender, that never fails to stir audiences’ emotions.

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SATURDAY 28 MAY, 6pm

SEASON FINALE: MADAMA BUTTERFLY Puccini Madama Butterfly (CompLETE) SEmI-STAGEd pERFoRmAnCE wITH SuBTITLES

165'

Sir Mark Elder conductor Cast includes: Eri Nakamura soprano Cio-Cio San Thomas Atkins tenor Pinkerton Vladislav Sulimsky baritone Sharpless Ann Taylor mezzo-soprano Suzuki Jihoon Kim bass Bonze Alasdair Elliott tenor Goro Ashley Riches bass/baritone Prince Yamadori Katie Coventry mezzo-soprano Kate Pinkerton RNCM Opera Chorus Gerard Jones director During Sir Mark’s tenure as the Hallé’s Music Director, semi-staged operas have become legendary; he’s long wanted to perform with the orchestra what he feels is Puccini’s greatest score, Madama Butterfly. When Puccini saw Belasco’s play Madame Butterfly: A Tragedy of Japan in 1900, he instantly knew its operatic potential. Although its premiere at La Scala two years later wasn’t a success, it rapidly became an essential part of the repertoire of opera houses worldwide. A story of love betrayed, at its heart is the gentle heroine Cio-Cio San (‘Butterfly’ of the title); her aria ‘Un bel di vedremo’, and the ‘Humming Chorus’ are but two of the opera’s glorious inspirations. A world-class cast is led by the young Japanese soprano Eri Nakamura who has captivated audiences at Covent Garden, establishing her international reputation.

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THE HALLÉ AND BBC PHILHARMONIC CELEBRATE THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS’ BIRTH WITH A COMPLETE SYMPHONIC CYCLE

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of England's greatest composers, the Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic are joining forces once again to offer a unique Mancunian tribute. Building upon their acclaimed collaborations, these two orchestras combine once again to present a complete cycle of Vaughan Williams’ symphonies and showcase the extraordinary symphonic achievement of this musical visionary. Each work has its own character and style, often including some highly innovative features, but each is marked by an originality, a distinctiveness, that separates them from anything written before or since. This is a unique and rare opportunity to experience all nine symphonies in such a short period – a musical journey and an experience not to be missed.

All of the concerts in the ‘Toward the Unknown Region’ series can be booked at www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

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SATURDAY 26 FEBRUARY, 7.30pm • BBC PHILHARMONIC Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No.3) On Wenlock Edge Symphony No.5 in D major

34' 21' 38'

Mark Wigglesworth ConduCToR • Alessandro Fisher TEnoR SATURDAY 19 MARCH, 7.30pm • BBC PHILHARMONIC Toward the Unknown Region Symphony No.4 in F minor Job: A Masque for Dancing

12' 31' 45'

Sir Andrew Davis ConduCToR • Halle Choir SATURDAY 9 APRIL, 7.30pm • BBC PHILHARMONIC Sinfonia antartica (Symphony No.7) A London Symphony (Symphony No.2)

42' 44'

John Wilson ConduCToR • Sarah Fox SopRAno Sopranos and altos of the Manchester Chamber Choir THURSDAY 21 APRIL, 7.30pm • THE HALLÉ [see page 19] Including Symphony No.9 John Wilson ConduCToR SATURDAY 30 APRIL, 7.30pm • THE HALLÉ [see page 20] Symphony No.6 and A Sea Symphony Sir Mark Elder ConduCToR Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha SopRAno Roderick Williams BARITonE Hallé Choir • Hallé Youth Choir THURSDAY 12 MAY, 7.30pm • THE HALLÉ [see page 20] Including Symphony No.8 Sir Mark Elder ConduCToR


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ENJOY SOME OF THE WORLD’S GREAT MUSICAL MASTERPIECES FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME. Following the success of our previous broadcast performances, three concerts taken from our 2021/22 seasons will be available to stream. Details of the three concerts are available on the following pages. Please visit thehalle.vhx.tv for booking information. Our films offer all the thrill and atmosphere of the live concerts at which they were recorded. The excitement of audiences able to join us for the first time is now available to experience anywhere in the world. The programmes feature some of the greatest masterpieces in the repertoire alongside stunning lesser-known gems, performed by the finest conductors and soloists. The programmes will be released in February, March and April and each will be available for three months. So if you are just a little too far away to visit, or live on a different continent, you can still enjoy world-class music-making at its very best.

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FROM WEDNESDAY 16 FEBRUARY AT THEHALLE.VHX.TV

ELGAR’S SYMPHONY NO.1 Wagner Lohengrin: Prelude to Act I Sofia Gubaidulina Offertorium Elgar Symphony No.1

8' 40' 50'

Sir Mark Elder conductor • Baiba Skride violin Establishing the mood of the concert’s first half, Wagner’s first act prelude to Lohengrin, evokes the descent of the Holy Grail from Heaven in a rapt and gradual crescendo. Its spirituality links perfectly with Offertorium, chosen to celebrate the 90th birthday of Sofia Gubaidulina, one of the greatest Russian composers of the post-Shostakovich generation. For Sir Mark it is an ‘exciting, dramatic and powerful work’, derived from the theme of J. S. Bach’s Musical Offering. Making her Hallé debut, the Latvian violinist, Baiba Skride, has performed the work with leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic and Boston Symphony. To conclude, Elgar’s First Symphony which is deeply associated with the Hallé since its premiere in 1908 conducted by Hans Richter, to whom Elgar dedicated it with the inscription ‘true artist and true friend’.

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WALTON’S CELLO CONCERTO Lera Auerbach Icarus Walton Cello Concerto Copland Symphony No.3

12' 30' 43'

Gemma New conductor • Laura van der Heijden cello New Zealand-born Gemma New, a first-time Hallé guest, has been making waves in the USA as a rising star. Lera Auerbach was enthralled from childhood by Ancient Greek mythology. The character of her work, Icarus, personifies the tragic tale of the hero’s ill-fated flight. Walton’s Cello Concerto combines distinguishing aspects of his music – bitter-sweet melancholy and vigorous energy. It’s performed by Laura van der Heijden, who won the 2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year playing this concerto. Copland’s Third Symphony has a euphoric optimism, especially its finale based on his celebrated Fanfare for the Common Man. After the premiere, the conductor Koussevitzky declared, ‘This is the greatest American Symphony. It goes from the heart to the heart’.

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FROM WEDNESDAY 13 APRIL AT THEHALLE.VHX.TV

DVOŘÁK’S CELLO CONCERTO Dvořák Cello Concerto Mette Henriette This Too uk pREmIERE Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

40' 4' 36'

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Tabita Berglund conductor • Jakob Koranyi cello Tabita Berglund appeared in our summer season of digital concerts, conducting the Hallé with ‘boundless energy’ (The Guardian). We’re delighted to welcome her back to thehalle.vhx.tv for a second appearance. For this broadcast concert she's joined by the young Swedish cellist Jakob Koranyi, described by The Strad as ‘a force to be reckoned with’, who makes his Hallé debut in Dvořák’s concerto. Although mainly written during his US stay, the work reflects his homesickness for Bohemia, as well as being a heart-felt memorial to his beloved sister-in-law. After it, Berglund introduces a haunting miniature, This Too, by her Norwegian compatriot Mette Henriette, whose multi-talents as a composer, saxophone and jazz improviser have established her formidable reputation. Also while in the States, in exile from war-torn Hungary, Bartók wrote a final masterpiece, his virtuosic showpiece Concerto for Orchestra where the sections of the orchestra share the limelight. SPONSORED BY

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THANK YOU It is due to the generosity of our sponsors, patrons and every loyal supporter who has been so understanding over the past eighteen months that we are able to perform the concerts in this brochure. Arts Council England, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the City of Manchester have all been steadfast in their support and have our sincerest thanks.

The Hallé would like to offer special thanks to the Weston Culture Fund and the Wolfson Foundation’s Covid-19 Support Fund, without which the delivery of this season would not have been possible.

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SUBSCRIPTION PLANNER OPUS ONE CONCERTS

THURSDAY SERIES sponsored by siemens

WEDNESDAY 26 JANUARY, 2.15pm THURSDAY 27 JANUARY, 7.30pm SUNDAY 30 JANUARY, 4pm

LA MER Sir Mark Elder conductor WEDNESDAY 9 FEBRUARY, 2.15pm THURSDAY 10 FEBRUARY, 7.30pm SUNDAY 13 FEBRUARY, 4pm

MAHLER’S TITAN Carlo Rizzi conductor Heejae Kim piano • Gareth Small trumpet SUNDAY 13 MARCH, 4pm WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH, 2.15pm THURSDAY 17 MARCH, 7.30pm

CITYSCAPES Rodolfo Barráez conductor Ning Feng violin WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL, 2.15pm THURSDAY 7 APRIL, 7.30pm SUNDAY 10 APRIL, 4pm

THURSDAY 3 FEBRUARY, 7:30pm

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Maxime Pascal conductor Alena Baeva violin THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY, 7.30pm

ISATA KANNEH-MASON PERFORMS SCHUMANN Tianyi Lu conductor Isata Kanneh-Mason piano THURSDAY 10 MARCH, 7.30pm

DVOŘÁK’S CELLO CONCERTO Tabita Berglund conductor Jakob Koranyi cello THURSDAY 31 MARCH, 7.30pm

BEETHOVEN’S EROICA

BERLIOZ’S HAROLD IN ITALY

Kristiina Poska conductor Nicholas Trygstad cello

Lionel Bringuier conductor Timothy Ridout viola

WEDNESDAY 18 MAY, 2.15pm THURSDAY 19 MAY, 7.30pm SUNDAY 22 MAY, 4pm

THURSDAY 21 APRIL, 7.30pm

BRUCH’S VIOLIN CONCERTO Jamie Phillips conductor Sophia Jaffé violin

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS’ FINAL SYMPHONY John Wilson conductor Sopranos and altos of the Hallé Choir THURSDAY 12 MAY, 7.30pm

TO GLORIOUS JOHN Sir Mark Elder conductor Steven Osborne piano

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COLLECTION

DIGITAL SEASON

SUNDAY 23 JANUARY, 4pm *

FROM WEDNESDAY 16 FEBRUARY

MAHLER’S SYMPHONY NO.3

ELGAR’S SYMPHONY NO.1

Sir Mark Elder conductor Alice Coote mezzo-soprano Sopranos and altos of the Hallé Choir Hallé Children’s Choir SATURDAY 30 APRIL, 7.30pm

A SEA SYMPHONY Sir Mark Elder conductor Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha soprano Roderick Williams baritone Hallé Choir • Hallé Youth Choir SATURDAY 28 MAY, 6pm *

SEASON FINALE: MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Sir Mark Elder conductor Baiba Skride violin FROM WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH

WALTON’S CELLO CONCERTO Gemma New conductor Laura van der Heijden cello FROM WEDNESDAY 13 APRIL

DVOŘÁK’S CELLO CONCERTO Tabita Berglund conductor Jakob Koranyi cello

Sir Mark Elder conductor Cast includes: Eri Nakamura soprano Thomas Atkins tenor Vladislav Sulimsky baritone Ann Taylor mezzo-soprano Jihoon Kim bass Alasdair Elliott tenor Ashley Riches bass/baritone Katie Coventry mezzo-soprano Gerard Jones director * The Bridgewater Hall stage will be extended for these performances. Some seats in the front stalls will be unavailable. Subscribers whose tickets are affected will be offered alternatives.

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BOOKING INFORMATION HOW TO BOOK CONCERTS AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL www.halle.co.uk • supervisors@bridgewater-hall.co.uk Box Office, The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS (Booking in person available from 22 November, Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm) 0161 907 9000 (Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm) Mastercard, Visa and Delta are all welcome.

INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES (including booking fees) Thursday Series, Collection, Opus One concerts A B C D E F £44.50 £39.50 £34.50 £29 £22 £14.50 Pops £45.50

£39.50

£32.50

£24.50

£16.50

Hallé Youth Ensembles Concert Adults £12.50, Concessions £10, Students and under 5s £5.50

FIXED SUBSCRIPTION TICKET PRICES (Prices are per person) A B C D E F Thursday Series (6 CONCERTS) £176.40 £155.40 £134.40 £111.30 £81.90 £50.40 Disabled person’s subscription £126 £111 £96 £79.50 £58.50 £36 Thursday Series plus Collection (9 CONCERTS) * £264.60 £233.10 £201.60 £166.95 £122.85 £75.60 Disabled person’s subscription £189 £166.50 £144 £119.25 £87.75 £54 Opus One Concerts (5 CONCERTS) Individuals and groups of up to 9 people £178.50 £157.25 £136.00 £112.63 Groups of 10 to 49 people £157.50 £138.75 £120 £99.40 Groups of 50+ people £147 £129.50 £112 £92.75 Disabled person’s subscription £105 £92.50 £80 £66.25

£82.90

£51

£73.13

£45

£68.25 £42 £48.75 £30

* The Bridgewater Hall stage will be extended for the performances of Mahler Symphony No.3 and Madama Butterfly. Some seats in the front stalls will be unavailable. Subscribers whose tickets are affected will be offered alternatives.

BOOKING FEES, PRICES AND CHILDREN The Bridgewater Hall applies a booking fee of £2.50 per ticket to telephone and online transactions. No fee applies to tickets bought in person or subscriptions. All prices and tickets, including discounts and concessions, are subject to availability. Prices may change and you may only use one discount per ticket. For licensing reasons everyone, including babes in arms for concerts, must have a ticket. Other than for family concerts, we recommend that younger audiences members be at least of primary school age.

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CONCESSIONS AND DISCOUNTS www.halle.co.uk/moneysavers UNDER 30s AND OUR PASS HOLDERS * † Anyone aged 30 or under can save 15% off many of the Hallé’s prices. Our Pass holders can also access ticket offers – visit ourpass.co.uk to discover more. £3 STUDENT TICKETS * For just £3 (£5.50 including booking fee, see page 32) students in full-time education can hear the Hallé perform extraordinary music in the fantastic surroundings of The Bridgewater Hall. These tickets are usually available in the stalls for the Hallé’s Thursday Series, Collection and Opus One concerts. Additional events may be added throughout the year so check for full details at www.halle.co.uk or follow us on social media. CLAIMANTS AND OVER 60S * † Claimants can purchase tickets at 10% off anywhere in the auditorium, on production of appropriate identification. From two Mondays prior to the performance, over 60s may purchase any remaining tickets and get a 20% discount.

HALLÉ DAY TICKETS † A limited number of tickets will be available for each concert on the day, priced at £12.50 (including booking fees). They can be booked in person, by phone or online. GROUP DISCOUNTS Groups of 10–29 save 10%; groups of 30–49 save 15% and groups of 50+ save 25%. Contact the Box Office at supervisors@bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF JOINING A HALLÉ GROUP? Our Opus One concerts attract groups from all over the North West, and some from even further afield. If you would like to find out more about joining a Hallé group, either as a subscriber or perhaps to take a spare seat on a coach, contact the Box Office at supervisors@bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

PERSONAL FLEXIBLE SUBSCRIPTIONS † Save 15% on the full ticket price when you book for five or more concerts from The Bridgewater Hall’s classical season.

REFUNDS/TICKET EXCHANGE Tickets cannot be refunded, but may be exchanged for Hallé concerts within the same season, subject to The Bridgewater Hall’s terms and conditions. Please visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk for full information.

DISABLED PATRONS Disabled patrons save 50% and, if a carer is required, the carer comes free. Disabled concessions are not available online. The Bridgewater Hall is fully accessible and welcomes disabled patrons. By letting us know your access requirements, we will, where possible, be able to seat you appropriately. Please visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk for full information. * These offers are subject to availability, you may be asked to show appropriate identification. † All Hallé concerts are included except Youth Orchestra and Chamber performances.

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THE BRIDGEWATER HALL

LOWER MOSLEY STREET, MANCHESTER, M2 3WS WWW.BRIDGEWATER-HALL.CO.UK

PRE-CONCERT AND INTERVAL DRINKS Bars are located on all four levels, serving drinks before the concert and during the interval. Coffee is served in the Stalls and Circle bars only. We recommend that you pre-order your interval drinks.

GETTING TO THE BRIDGEWATER HALL Metrolink tram passengers should alight at Deansgate-Castlefield or St Peter’s Square. The nearest railway stations are Deansgate and Oxford Road. If travelling by car, please allow plenty of time for your journey. For satellite navigation, the Hall’s postcode is M2 3WS. The nearest car parks are Q-Park, NCP Manchester Central, NCP Great Northern and NCP Oxford Street.

DISABLED PARKING A wheelchair-user drop off point is located on Lower Mosley Street outside the Hall. This is not a parking space, even for blue badge holders. Double yellow lines at the rear of The Bridgewater Hall on Great Bridgewater Street allow parking for blue badge holders for up to 3 hours, except during the hours of 6am–8am and 4pm–6pm. Visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk/your-visit for full details.

SECURITY Patrons should note measures in place for admission to the building including bag searches and a number of prohibited items. For full details, visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk For the latest information visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk/your-visit which has full and regularly updated details. 34 THE HALLÉ’S SPRING SEASON 2022


≥ ST PETER’S

40 BLOSSOM STREET, MANCHESTER, M4 6BF

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Situated at the heart of the resurgent area of Ancoats, Hallé St Peter’s, including the triple RIBA award-winning Oglesby Centre, provides a home for the Hallé’s rehearsals and recordings, its choirs and Youth Orchestra, as well as a space for education workshops and our new chamber music series. Café Cotton at Hallé St Peter's, an independent café, restaurant and bar, is open to the general public seven days a week offering great coffee, delicious homemade food and cakes. Follow @hallestpeters for the latest opening times and information.

EVENTS AT HALLÉ ST PETER’S Hallé St Peter’s is a versatile venue suitable for a wide variety of events. The elegant interior provides a beautiful backdrop for weddings, parties, corporate events, meetings, conferences, receptions and more. Hallé at St Michael’s, our nearby sister venue, also provides a stylish space for events. E-mail us at venues@halle.co.uk

Tickets for the Hallé St Peter’s Chamber Music Series are available from halle.co.uk/chamber-music or by calling 0161 907 9000. Tickets, including booking fees, cost £15 (£7.50 for those in full-time education)

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Visit halle.co.uk/halle-connect Hallé Connect brings together all of the Hallé’s activity away from the formal concert platform.

THE HALLÉ ANCOATS COMMUNITY CHOIR IN REHEARSAL

The Hallé’s education programme directly reaches over 65,000 people each year, of which 40,000 are children and young people, working across the whole community, bringing music in its broadest terms to those who may not attend the concert hall. Hallé musicians work across the whole community in in various settings throughout Greater Manchester and beyond, releasing creativity and raising aspirations through very accessible and practical projects.

The Hallé’s family of choirs welcomes over 600 people, aged 8 upwards, on a weekly basis to sing with inspirational choral leaders. Our youth choirs are open to all by audition and are free to join. Our adult choirs range from the world-renowned Hallé Choir (auditioned symphony chorus) to a range of workplace choirs and the friendly welcome of the Choral Academy and Ancoats Community Choir. The Hallé Youth Orchestra is free and open to any talented young instrumentalists aged 13–19 years, by audition. You can find out when the Hallé ensembles are performing throughout this brochure. 36 THE HALLÉ’S SPRING SEASON 2022


TUESDAY 1 MARCH. 10.45am and 1.30pm WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH, 10.45am THURSDAY 3 MARCH, 10.45am

HALLÉ FOR YOUTH

HALLÉ FOR YOUTH: CONCERTS FOR SCHOOLS FROM MY CITY

The concert includes: Margaret Brouwer Sizzle Alan Silvestri Avengers, End Game: Portals Mark and Helen Johnson arr. Steve Pickett A Certain Kind of Imagination Sibelius Finlandia Allah Rakha Rahman Slumdog Millionaire: Jai Ho Bach Concerto For Violin In E – III – Finale Price Symphony No.1: Juba Dance Steve Pickett Folk Dance Suite Stravinsky The Firebird: Berceuse and Finale Delyana Lazarova conductor • Tom Redmond presenter Hallé for Youth is the annual schools’ concert performed by the Hallé which provides a live music experience for young people who, in most cases, have never heard a symphony orchestra before. The Manchester concerts feature performances of creative school projects based on some of the pieces being played. Hallé for Youth is suitable for groups in Key Stages 2 and 3. Visit www.halle.co.uk/education for more information about Hallé for Youth and other Hallé education concerts and projects. We are very grateful to the Cecil Pilkington Charitable Trust and the Sale Mayoral Fund for their generous support of our Hallé for Youth Concerts. Hallé for Youth is only available to schools, not to the general public. THE HALLÉ’S SPRING SEASON 2022 37


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Major Sponsors

With thanks to Manchester Airports Group for 30 years of support.

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Many thanks to our family of Workplace Choirs

BAE Systems • BASF plc • BDO LLp Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust • The Oasis Centre Sellafield Ltd • Siemens plc • Veterinary Defence Society Ltd

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