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WELCOME The Hallé is back - live! After months of enforced silence, what a joy it is to welcome you back to hear and see this great orchestra live again in the glorious acoustics of The Bridgewater Hall. For me personally, having joined the wonderful Hallé family back in the dark days of September 2020, this is particularly poignant. We’ve curated what we hope is a thrilling series of summer concerts which showcase a celebratory and exuberant range of music with a stellar cast of soloists and conductors, and of course, our inspirational Music Director Sir Mark Elder. A specially created stage extension has enabled us to offer large symphonic fayre, so a huge thank you to our partners at The Bridgewater Hall who have worked with such imagination and diligence to ensure that audiences are made to feel safe and welcome as we begin to emerge from government restrictions. Alongside these live concerts, and following the success of our critically acclaimed Winter Digital Series, three of the performances in this Summer Series will also be filmed to the very highest standards for you and our audiences around the world to watch at home. Nothing for me beats the visceral experience of hearing live orchestral music, but we are delighted that we can continue to share our work with people who are unable to attend in person, and explore new ways of presenting the orchestra and illuminating the music. We are so thankful to you, our audiences, for your unswerving and inspirational support throughout this pandemic. We are also grateful to our faithful sponsors, private trust and foundation supporters, Manchester City Council, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Arts Council and the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund which have enabled us to survive these unprecedented times. On behalf of us all here at the Hallé we wish you a very enjoyable concert and look forward to sharing many more inspirational musical experiences as we forge ahead with renewed ambition, and drive our pioneering spirit forward into an ever-brightening future. Thank you for joining us!

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THURSDAY 22 JULY, 2.15PM AND 7PM AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER Also broadcast at from Thursday 29 July

THE TSAR, THE ROCK AND THE FIREBIRD Rimsky-Korsakov The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite Rachmaninov The Rock Stravinsky The Firebird: Suite (1945) Sir Mark Elder conductor


It is due to the generosity of our sponsors, patrons and every loyal supporter who has been so understanding through the pandemic that we are able to perform these concerts. Arts Council England, the Greater Manchester Authority and the City of Manchester have all been steadfast in their support and have our sincerest thanks. The Hallé is deeply grateful to our partners in The Bridgewater Hall, without whose collaboration these concerts, live and streamed, would not be possible.

Siemens is proud to be a Diamond Partner of the internationally acclaimed Hallé. As a significant local employer we are committed to building a strong and fair society in Manchester. We back community associations investing in sustainable technology and work alongside organisations large and small, upskilling young people as well as support our internationally renowned arts sector. Put simply we are committed to making Manchester a great place to live and work. For Siemens, supporting the Hallé means we can engage our employees directly in activities. We have been so inspired we have set up our own choir; helping Siemens to foster a collaboration culture across our teams, building confidence and supporting employee well-being which is even more important in these unprecedented times. Our partnership enables us to broaden our STEM educational activities in Greater Manchester by working closely with the Hallé on their innovative education programme. Today we celebrate not just our shared history as partners in Manchester – we celebrate what is to come – our shared future. We wish the Hallé every success and look forward to an enjoyable concert.

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THE TALE OF TSAR SALTAN (1899–1900): SUITE, OP.57 1 The Tsar’s farewell and departure 2 The Tsarina in a barrel at sea 3 The Three Wonders

Myths, legends and fairy tales proved potent sources of inspiration for Rimsky-Korsakov, as evidenced, for example, in his operas Sadko, The Snow Maiden and The Golden Cockerel, let alone his orchestral masterpiece, Scheherazade. It was a tradition that stretched back to Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila of 1842, and the fantastic elements of such tales suited Rimsky-Korsakov’s melodic gifts, his penchant for Russian folk song and his brilliant orchestral ear. Another opera in the same category is The Tale of Tsar Saltan – or, to give its splendid full title, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of his Son, the Famous and Mighty Hero Prince Guidon Saltanovich, and of the Beautiful Swan Princess. The opera was composed between 1899 and 1900, and first performed in Moscow on 3 November 1900, conducted by Rimsky’s former composition pupil Mikhail IppolitovIvanov. According to Rimsky’s autobiography, Chronicle of My Musical Life, the three Musical Pictures from The Tale of Tsar Saltan (as he himself called this orchestral suite) received their premiere ahead of the opera itself, when he conducted them on 18 February 1900 at a Russian Symphony Concert in St Petersburg. Rimsky commented in his Chronicle that the Musical Pictures ‘sounded brilliant in the orchestra and were much liked’.

THE STORY OF THE OPERA The opera’s story has its antecedents in Russian folklore, but it was a Pushkin poem that Rimsky-Korsakov and his librettist Vladimir Belsky used as their source, incorporating the poet’s words wherever possible. At the start of the opera Tsar Saltan marries the youngest of three sisters, then decamps to the wars. When the Tsarina Militrissa gives birth, her jealous siblings inform the Tsar that the child is a monster; consequently, the Tsar orders wife and infant to be cast into the ocean in a barrel. They are, however, washed ashore on an island, where Tsarevich Guidon gains magical powers and becomes a mighty hero and ruler. After transforming himself into a bumblebee, he flies to his father’s realm, where he delights in terrorising his wicked 6 | ≥ SUMMER SEASON 2021

aunts. By now Guidon’s fame has reached Tsar Saltan, who sets sail for his son’s magical island, where Guidon has in the meantime found his true love in a princess who had been transformed into a swan. With his father’s arrival, all are reunited to general rejoicing.

The suite comprises the Preludes to Acts 1, 2 and 4 of the opera, together with its closing scene, although surprisingly the composer did not include the famous interlude known as The Flight of the Bumblebee. After the depiction of the Tsar’s farewell and departure, as he sets out for the battlefields, the second picture portrays Tsarina Militrissa and her baby abandoned on the seas, where ‘in the blue skies the stars are sparkling, the billows of the ocean rush surging, and the barrel leaps upon the waves. In it the Tsarina weeps and wails, despairing of life, while the child hourly gains in size and strength.’ In the final picture, the three wonders of Guidon’s kingdom are revealed: a squirrel that cracks golden nuts, extracting emeralds from them whilst singing a Russian folk song; 33 golden-helmeted warriors rising from the sea; and, lastly, the greatest wonder of them all, the Swan Princess herself, ‘whose beauty is so great that by day it frightens away the sun and by night illuminates the earth’. Each picture is prefaced by a trumpet fanfare that seems to sound that time-honoured phrase ‘Once upon a time …’. Andrew Burn © 2021

PASSING NOTE ‘In Rimsky-Korsakov’s scores there is never the slightest doubt about the “meteorological” picture the music is meant to convey. When there is a snow-storm, the flakes seem to dance and drift from the woodwind instruments and the sound-holes of the violins; when the sun is high, all instruments shine with an almost fiery glare; when there is water, the waves ripple and splash audibly through the orchestra …’ From Rachmaninoff’s Recollections Told to Oskar von Riesemann (Allen & Unwin, 1934)

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THE TSARITNA AND HER SON AFLOAT IN THE BARREL Ivan Bilibin, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons



THE ROCK, OP.7 (1893) Rachmaninov was a mere 20 years old when he composed his ‘orchestral fantasy’ The Rock. Tchaikovsky was so impressed when the composer played it to him on the piano that he offered to include it in the programme of a European concert tour that he was planning; sadly, however, due to his premature death a few weeks later this did not materialise. Dedicated to Rimsky-Korsakov, the work was first performed in Moscow on 1 April 1894 (the composer’s 21st birthday) at a Russian Musical Society concert, conducted by Vasily Safonov.

SERGEI RACHMANINOV Unknown photographer, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Rachmaninov himself conducted The Rock on his first visit to Britain – indeed, on his first appearance anywhere outside Russia – at a London Philharmonic Society concert in 1899, when he also performed some of his piano works, including the Prelude in C sharp minor of 1892, which by then was taking the world by storm.

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THE MUSIC At first sight it might appear that The Rock was inspired by an 1841 poem of the same name by Mikhail Lermontov, a quotation from which Rachmaninov placed at the head of his score:

Rachmaninov later revealed, however, that the work was actually inspired by an 1886 short story by Anton Chekhov, entitled On the Road, which was also prefaced by the same Lermontov quotation. The lines allude to the brief encounter between the characters of Chekhov’s tale: two strangers, a middle-aged man and a young woman, who meet on their travels at a roadside inn on Christmas Eve as a snowstorm rages outside. During the long night, the man relates the story of his tragic life; the woman, initially disinterested, becomes sympathetic and drawn to his plight. In the morning, however, they go their separate ways, parting as cursorily as fate had brought them together. An outstanding aspect of this short tone-poem is Rachmaninov’s remarkable command of orchestration, given his age; while, by following the outline of Chekhov’s story, he had a readymade formal structure. The two protagonists are clearly identified: lugubrious cellos and basses portray the sombre character of the man at the opening; a solo flute, with an idea that trips down and up over two octaves, captures the carefree personality of the woman. A short melodic fragment on flutes and oboes re-establishes the presence of the man as he begins his story. This phrase, beginning and ending on the same note, and limited in both its emotional and musical range, aptly betrays the man’s introversion. A second theme for the woman, marked by a triplet rhythm, is given to both flutes. This is followed by a long section based on the woman’s first theme and the man’s second, as if the two were in conversation with each other. Gradually, as the disasters of the man’s life are revealed and the woman becomes absorbed in his tragedy, her themes fade into the background. The music becomes faster, more agitated and increasingly chromatic until the climax is reached, when the full burden of the man’s grief is borne by the brass hurling out the theme heard in the opening bars. ≥ SUMMER SEASON 2021 | 9

ANTON CHEKHOV Osip Braz, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The little golden cloud spent the night On the breast of the giant rock.

A coda offers no ray of hope and, in a mood of total despair, the music dissolves to nothing as the man and woman continue their journeys separately. As the man watches her sledge disappear, snow envelops him so that he assumes the appearance of a white rock. Andrew Burn © 2021

PASSING NOTE ‘At this juncture Rachmaninoff received in the autumn of 1898 an invitation from the London Philharmonic Society to perform at one of their Symphony Concerts. … The “mad” success of the Prelude in C sharp minor had the highly gratifying result that the young composer was received with regal honours by the orchestra and the audience and, last but not least, the Press. Rachmaninoff conducted his fantasy for orchestra The Rock and played a group of pianoforte pieces, which naturally included the Prelude in C sharp minor, for this had been one of the chief conditions of his engagement. The success was tremendous. The famous Secretary of the London Philharmonic Society, Francesco Berger, immediately approached Rachmaninoff with an invitation for the following year: he was to play his First Concerto for pianoforte in London. All this was like balm poured on the Moscow wounds [caused by the failure of his First Symphony]. The young artist gained new courage and, under the influence of his London reception, promised Berger to write a second Concerto for England, as, in his opinion, the first one was not good enough to be played in London.’ From Rachmaninoff’s Recollections Told to Oskar von Riesemann (Allen & Unwin, 1934)

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THE FIREBIRD: SUITE (1909–10, REV. 1919, ARR. 1945) Introduction – Prelude and Dance of the Firebird – Firebird Variations – Pantomime I – Pas de deux (The Firebird and Ivan Tsarevich) – Pantomime II – Scherzo: Dance of the Princesses – Pantomime III – Rondo (Khorovod) – Infernal Dance – Lullaby (The Firebird) – Final Hymn

IGOR STRAVINSKY George Grantham Bain Collection, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Stravinsky once asked Debussy for his honest opinion of The Firebird. Although he was not flattered by the reply – ‘Well, you had to begin somehow, didn’t you?’ – he too had a critical attitude towards the work. Even in 1909, when he first applied himself to it, he found the subject unattractive. But a commission from Sergey Diaghilev and the prospect of a glamorous first performance at the Paris Opéra amounted to an offer that a young composer unknown outside Russia could scarcely refuse.

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So, although the ballet established Stravinsky’s international reputation on its first performance in 1910, and although the orchestral suite he drew from it in 1911 quickly spread through the concert halls of Europe, his Firebird music was a continual source of embarrassment to him. In 1919, in a spirit of post-war economy, he reduced the original ‘wastefully large’ instrumentation of the ballet and compiled a second suite from the new score. In 1945, still unhappy with the form of the 1919 suite, he put together a third and longer suite, which we hear today. Such ‘direct musical criticisms’, he said, ‘are stronger than words’.


LÉON BAKST: FIREBIRD COSTUME DESIGN, 1910 Léon Bakst, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

However embarrassed Stravinsky later was by his first ballet score, he was always happy with the Introduction – at least from a structural point of view, since its prominent use of tritones (the medieval ‘diabolus in musica’) links it with those later

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scenes where there is a strong supernatural element. Here, on muted lower strings, the tritones are magically evocative of the atmosphere of the evil Kaschei’s enchanted garden, where the Firebird comes to feed on golden fruits growing on silver trees. The next section is a brilliantly detailed study in orchestral colour with no real theme, apart from the Firebird’s characteristic tritones, but with the sound to match the iridescence of her plumage and the rhythms to suggest her erratic flight. In the 1945 suite, so as to preserve the unbroken continuity of the construction, the next two major items, the Pas de deux and the Scherzo, are connected to each other and to the preceding and following movements by three very short Pantomime (or mime) sections. In the Pas de deux the Firebird, caught in Kaschei’s garden by Prince Ivan, pleads with him to let her go. The Scherzo is a playful dance for 13 princesses held in thrall by Kaschei. The last four movements are much the same as those of the 1919 suite. A particularly attractive example of the diatonic melody that distinguishes the human from the magical element in the Firebird score, the Rondo (or Khorovod) of the Princesses is based on two Russian folk songs. The Infernal Dance of Kaschei is a violent contrast, not only because of the explosive dynamics and the ferocious rhythmic syncopations, but also because of the malevolent non-diatonic intervals in the melodic line. The same intervals are used, but this time with a disarmingly gentle effect, in the Lullaby, where the Firebird charms Kaschei and his followers to sleep. Ivan’s final triumph over Kaschei must, naturally, be a celebration of diatonic melody. Once again Russian folk song gave Stravinsky just what he wanted – a broadly expressive melody called ‘By the Gate’, which thrives under the weight of the orchestral panoply he hangs on it and flourishes in whatever rhythm he applies to it. Gerald Larner © 2017

PASSING NOTE ‘Near you in Switzerland is a young Russian who has an instinctive genius for colour and rhythm. I am sure that both he and his music will give you infinite pleasure. And what a mind he has! His music is full of feeling for the orchestra, conceived directly for the orchestral canvas, and it is concerned only with conveying an emotional intensity. He is afraid of nothing, nor is he pretentious. It is music that is childlike and untamed. Yet the layout and the co-ordination of ideas is extremely delicate. If you have an opportunity to meet him, do not hesitate.’ Claude Debussy, writing to his Swiss friend Robert Godet about his new neighbour, Igor Stravinsky, in June 1911

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Sir Mark Elder has been Music Director of the Hallé since September 2000. He was Music Director of English National Opera (1979–93), Principal Guest Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (1992–5) and Music Director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in the USA (1989–94). He is currently a Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and has also held positions as Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Mozart Players. 14 | ≥ SUMMER SEASON 2021

He has worked with many of the world’s leading symphony orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Budapest Festival Orchestra, London Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra. Until Covid’s intervention last year, he had appeared almost every year at the BBC Proms since 1975, including on the internationally televised Last Nights in 1987 and 2006, and with the Hallé every year since 2003. He works regularly in the major international opera houses, including Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, Paris Opéra, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Glyndebourne. He was the first English conductor of a new production at Bayreuth and has also guestconducted in Amsterdam, Berlin, Bregenz, Geneva, Munich and Zurich. His large discography ranges from Verdi, Strauss and Wagner to contemporary music. Among his many acclaimed releases on the Hallé’s own CD label are Gramophone Award-winning recordings of The Dream of Gerontius, Götterdämmerung and Elgar’s Violin Concerto, while The Apostles was voted BBC Music Magazine’s Recording of the Year 2013; the recent release of Siegfried completed the Hallé’s Ring cycle on disc. As Artistic Director of Opera Rara (2012–19), his recordings included a multi-awardwinning release of Donizetti’s Les Martyrs and an International Opera Award-winning set of Rossini’s Semiramide. He has presented television films on the life and music of Verdi for the BBC and on Donizetti for German TV, co-presented BBC Four’s four-part series Symphony, fronted BBC Two’s Maestro at the Opera and, in 2015, presented BBC Four’s Sunday-evening series of symphony performances from the Proms. In March 2020 Sir Mark Elder returned from Pittsburgh to prepare the Hallé for Vaughan Williams’s Ninth Symphony, but the concerts were not able to take place, as life within the performing arts came to an extraordinarily abrupt halt. Lockdown gave Sir Mark the chance to spend time with his family – especially his new granddaughter – to study unfamiliar music, read voraciously and exercise in the glorious spring weather. As restrictions continued to change, a variety of different opportunities began to arise, including live-streamed digital performances and concerts welcoming smaller, socially distanced audiences. Sir Mark has thoroughly enjoyed being able to welcome audiences back to The Bridgewater Hall for the Hallé's Summer Season. As well as his commitment to the Hallé, recent and future work includes conducting the OAE at Glyndebourne, as well as concerts with the London Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia. Sir Mark Elder was appointed a Companion of Honour in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours, knighted in 2008 and awarded the CBE in 1989. He won an Olivier Award in 1991 for his work at ENO and in 2006 was named Conductor of the Year by the Royal Philharmonic Society, of which he is now also an Honorary Member. ≥ SUMMER SEASON 2021 | 15

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The Hallé, numbered amongst the world’s top symphonic ensembles, continues to seek ways to enhance and refresh what it undertakes, with aspirations to provide leadership through performance standards, education, understanding and training. 2020 saw the Hallé embarking on its very first digital season, featuring nine critically acclaimed concerts that were shared with audiences around the world. During its 162-year history, the organisation has weathered many storms – from two world wars to financial crises, volcanic ash clouds and now a global pandemic – and not being allowed to work and make music with immediate effect in March 2020 was truly devastating for its passionate players and staff. To be able to return to the specially extended stage of The Bridgewater Hall to perform concerts to live socially distanced audiences feels like a true renaissance. Founded by Sir Charles Hallé in Manchester, the Hallé gave its first concert in the city’s Free Trade Hall on 30 January 1858. Following the death of Sir Charles, the orchestra continued to develop under the guidance of such distinguished figures as Dr Hans Richter, Sir Hamilton Harty, Sir John Barbirolli and Sir Mark Elder. The Hallé has received many awards, notably from the Royal Philharmonic Society and the South Bank Awards, for its work in the concert hall and celebrated collaborations with other orchestras and Manchester organisations. The Hallé has a distinguished history of acclaimed performances, in Manchester and around Britain, as well as televised concerts, frequent radio broadcasts and international tours. Since launching its own recording label in 2003, a number of the Hallé’s recordings have won prestigious awards including five Gramophone Awards, two Diapasons d’Or and a BBC Music Magazine Award. Over a quarter of a million people heard the Hallé live in the year up to April 2020 and more than 65,000 of those were inspired by the Hallé’s pioneering education programme. Working across the whole community – from schools to universities, care homes to prisons – to bring music in its broadest terms to those who may not attend the concert hall, the programme releases creativity and raises aspirations through very accessible and practical projects. Winter 2020 saw the launch of Goddess Gaia, a digital resource for schools featuring a twenty-minute animation and soundtrack based on a story by Tony Mitton. The Hallé is a Registered Charity No. 223882

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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 stylish space for events. Enquiries are welcome for weddings, conferences and events. E-mail

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Chris Hughes, to mark 42 years with the Hallé Choir Mr Kenneth Kay Mr Michael Leach Mr Colin Lomax David and Jane Murphy Sir Charles Nightingale Mrs Kathy Noble Mr John D Owens Mr D Pritchard Mr Martin Rayner AC and CJ Riddington T. G. Roberts Mrs Jackie Roberts Mr and Mrs R. J. W. Rogers Judith and Patrick Rutter Sheila Rydz and in memory of Simeon Rydz John and Susan Schultz Mr P D Senn Mr David Shipley Mrs Marian Smith and in memory of Colin Smith OBE Mrs E. G. Tonge Joy White Professor and Mrs Philip Wiles David and Veronica Yates In memory of Brenda Owens



Dr D Yvonne Aplin Joan Ball Tony Bates Professor Tony Berry Mr K A Bevan Mrs Margaret Bradshaw Mrs P Cate Monica and Mick Clark Pamela Craig Sarah Crouch Mr Anthony Doust Mr Micheal Dowling Chris Dumigan Dr George A Eccleston Rev’d and Mrs J F Ellis Mrs A Fitzpatrick Charlie Fleischmann Ann Flowerday Jeremy and Gillian French Mrs Ruth Gooddie Mr and Mrs R Green Mr John Hannah Mrs Bessie Harper Callum Harvey Mr and Mrs D Hawkes Peter and Audrey Hewer Mr Simon Hutchence Mrs Wendy Jeffs Professor Nicholas and Dr Mary Jones Mr J G Knox Mr and Mrs B H Lawrence Mr and Mrs R W Lee Mel Littler Mr Alan Lowe Mr T Marsden John and Mary McPeake Stephen and Jacqueline Miley Mrs Alison Milford Gordon and Jess Minton Miss Maire Morton Mr and Mrs J P Platt Malcolm and Morag Ranson Mr Michael Redhead Canon C Roberts Joan and Graham Rogers Dr T and P E Schur Phil Thornley Mr John Turner Mrs M Warrener Mr J C White Professor Richard Whitley Mr John Wildman Jack and Elizabeth Wimpenny Joan Wood In loving memory of Helen Brave In memory of Albert Mesriee

Gill and Barrie Adams Mr Peter Adamson Mr Timothy R Ades Dr Katherine M Adler Mr Roger Ainsworth Vin Allerton Dr P J Alvey Mr Barry J Ball Dr Peter Barberis Mr Michael Barley Mrs J E Baxendale Mr Paul K Berry Mr Steve Best Mr D J Bird Mr Stuart Bishop Dr Howard Booth Ms Annie Bracken Arnold and Brenda Bradshaw Philip Broughton Mr Dean Brown Karen Brown Miss S R Brown Peter Burgess Barbara and Anthony Butcher Miss Christine Bywater Miss Christine S Catherall Mrs B Y Chubb Mrs Kathleen Cleary Mrs Gina Collison Mr David Cooke Mr H C Cowen Mrs Frances Critchley Mr John Critchley TD Mrs J D Darwent Dr D Dawson Mr and Mrs B A DeSousa Mrs Joyce Dewhurst Mrs Marie Dixon Ann and Donald Docker Mr Paul Durham Mrs D Dyer Mr E Alan Eaves Miss E Evans David Farrow Dr Larissa Fast Miss Charlotte Fitzgerald Mr George Fletcher Mr Alan Freeman Dr Tim Gartside Mrs Elaine M Gavin Mr Adrian Gerrard Mrs J Gill Mrs Mary Glynn Mr Christopher Grafham Mr and Mrs S R Lancelyn Green Mrs Caroline Greenwood Mr John D Gregory

Dr R Gregory Mr J B Haddow Dr I M Hall Paul and Amanda Hamblyn Mr C W Hampson Mrs Thora Harnden Brian and Bridget Harris Mr Simon Harrison Mrs J M Hartley Mrs Dorothy Heaton Mr Cliff Heckle Donald and Carolyn Henderson Mrs G Hewitt Miss Pauline Hickey Mr and Mrs J M Hill Peter and Charlotte Hill Mr J M Hindshaw Mrs Dorothy Holt Mrs Janet Holwill Dr W Hoyle Mr H Hughes and Mrs F Hughes David Humphries Mrs Glynys Hunter Dr Steven Hurst Joyce Hytner Mr Howard Johnson Mrs Jean Johnson Alma Jones, and in memory of Frank David and Fae Jones Christine and Michael Jones Mr Trefor Jones Miss Brunhilde Kay Mr and Mrs Rex Keen Lynne and Martin Kemp Ian Leonard Jennifer and Paul Lingwood Mr Harry Lipson Mrs Dorothea Livesey Virginia and Peter Lloyd Mr and Mrs M and A Losse Mr Kevin Lyons Mr F P S and Mrs D A B Marriott Dr and Mrs P J Marriott Mr P Marsh and Ms H M Bennett Mrs C Mason Dr Michael Mattison Mrs E McCrone Mrs Angela McMenemy Mrs Bernice Meagher Dr David Miers Mr David Milner Mr Jeff Milner Dr Brian Molyneaux Mr Peter Moorhouse Ms Kathleen Morris

Miss Jean Motler Mr P K Murphy Mr David Odling Professor Damian O’Doherty William and Janet Ollier Mr John Peaker Dr John Pearson Reverend David Peters David and Elizabeth Pioli Mr Victor Potapczuk Professor James Powell OBE Dr R E Price Mrs Jean Proud Mr D Radley Mr Peter Ramsden Mrs Beryl Ratcliffe Angus and Jenny Reynolds Mr Paul Reynolds David and Elly Roberts Mrs A Rose David and Maggie Rowlands Mrs Susan Rowlands Professor Michael G Rusbridge Mrs J Ryner Martin and Gail Sanderson Mr and Mrs John and Jackie Say Mrs Jan Schofield Mr James A Scott Mr Simon Shelbourn Mr C and Mrs T Shepherd Mr Michael Shiels Charles and Helen Smith Mr and Mrs C Smith Mr Roger Smith Mr Alan Spier Mr and Mrs R T Stafford Mr Frank Stoner and Mrs Margaret Dudley-Stoner Mrs Carla Suter Mrs Norma Swan Mrs M E Thompson Mr John Thomson Mrs Jean Tracy Mrs Jackie Tucker Tom Uprichard Mrs Barbara Upton Mr Peter and the late Mrs Diana van der Feltz Derek Vernon Jeffery and Judith Wainwright Mr Brian Walker Mr R B Walsh F T Walters Mrs Anne Ward Mr George Watson John and Christine Weller

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Mrs Lynn Wharton Mr Peter R White J Christopher Whitehead Mr A Whittaker Mr Thomas Williams Mr C F Winter Barry Wood Hilary and the late Noel Woodhead Mrs Ann Woolliscroft Dr J M Worth D and M Wright Dr David Yorke A music lover In memory of my parents In memory of Margaret Brailsford In memory of O Calvert In memory of Mr Tom Chadwick In memory of Liz Glynn In memory of D S Goodes In memory of Dr D B Jones In memory of Mrs M McDonald In memory of Patsy Pringle In memory of Dr Barbara Smith In memory of John Wallace Tonge

ALLEGRO Mr A C Abbas Mrs Brenda Ackroyd Mr Chris Adams and Professor Rosemary Lucas Mr Paul Adkins Mr Paul Ager Mr Richard Alliss Mohammed Amin Voxra Andersen Mr G Aspey Mrs Barbara Aspin Mrs Barbara Austin Ms Elaine Bagley Mrs P Barlow John Barnard Mr C Barton Dr A J Basey Mr and Mrs Melvyn Bathgate Mr and Mrs S Beckett John Begg Ms Rowena BeightonDykes Mrs Lois Beldon Mr P Beresford Mr I C Berridge Mr G N Berry Mr R Berryman Ms Rosemary Betterton

Mr David Bimson Mr A Birch Mrs A Birch Mrs Christine Bird Michael S Birkett Mr Robin Bissell Mrs Diane Blackburn Marilyn Booth Mrs Marjorie Boothby MBE Mr John M J Bowden Mr Alan Brant Mr Roger Brentnall John Bridgman Mrs Susan Briggs Mr David Britnor Mr and Mrs Andrew Brochwicz-Lewinski Ms Patricia Brock Mrs Gwyneth Brown Miss V Brown Mr Ian Brownlee Mr A Budworth Mrs Sarah Bunting Mr and Mrs P Burns Dr Kathy Burton Mrs Pauline Bushnell Peter Callon Mr Gerard Cambridge Ms Shirley Campbell Mr Geoffrey Carter Mrs Pamela Carter Mr J K Chadwick Mr William Chadwick Austin Chambers Mrs J Chambers Ms K Chapple Mrs Margaret L Chatfield Mr Eric Chilton VKF Ciaputa Mrs Betty Clee Mrs Anne Clegg Mrs C Connor Mr Michael Connor Mrs Olive Cook Mr D Cooper Mr Geoffrey D Copage James Coppock Mrs Joyce Cotgrave Mrs Barbara Cotterill Mr Richard and Mrs Karen Cowley Mr David Cresswell Mrs Margaret R Croker Mr and Mrs J B and Sylvia Crummett Dr C S Cundy Hilary and Adrian Curtis Mr Alan Dagger Mr Gerard Dale Jennifer Dale Mrs Jackie Dalingwater

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Ms Maria Davies Mr G J Davison Mr Alan Dean Anne and John Dempsey Mrs Wendy Dewey Mr and Mrs I Disley Professor Alexander Donnachie Mrs M Downing Helen Drew Miss Margaret Dunn Ms Louise Durose Dr S Dymock Mr Barry Eastwood Mrs Stella Eberlein R Ellershaw Mr M Ellis Mr and Mrs K Else Mr Peter English Mrs J M Evans Mrs Christine Everett Ms Julie M Fallon Ms N E Farrell Mr Steven Farrell Mrs Margaret Faulkner Mrs Cynthia Fenton Steven Fidler Mr Howard Fisher Mrs P Fitzgerald Raymond and Eileen Flint Mr R Foster Ms Wendy Foulger Mrs Augusta Fox Mr Charles R Fox Mr J W Fox Miriam and Michael Fox David and Sylvia Francis Mr R F Fry David and Joyce Fuller Miss A M Furphy Mrs E Galloway Peter Gannon John Gardner Eileen Goodwin in memory of Jack Mrs F B Grant Mr T Greene Andy Greenwell Ms Joy Greenwood Pamela Greenwood Mr Stephen Gregory Mr J C B Gregson Mr A L Griffith Mrs Audrey Griffiths John Groarke Mr J F Austin Hall James Hallows Mrs Eveline Hamilton Mrs Sheila Hardy Mrs Helen Harrington Dr W David Harrison Mrs Judith Harrop

Mr David Hartley Peter and Susan Haslehurst Tony Hayter Mrs Susan Heard Mr R Heaton Mrs P A Hemstock Dr Kenneth Henderson Mr John Herod Mr Thomas A Heyes Mr and Mrs G D Heyward Dr Pamela Hobson Mr Alex Hodgeon Mr Paul Holder Mr Derek Hollingsworth Dr Michael J Holloway Mr and Mrs M Holmes Mr R Holmes Miss Jeanne Holt Mr Brian Hooley Mrs Ann Hooper Mrs M Horan Mr John David Howard Mrs C M Hughes Mr J G B Hunter Mrs Jacqueline Hurdle John Hytner Miss Susan Ingham Mrs Helen Margaret Ireland Dr Melanie Isherwood Mr Paul Jabore Bridget Jackson Mrs J A Jackson Mrs I J Jackson Mr John Jackson Mr M D Jackson Mrs Pauline Jackson Mrs Emma Jacobs Miss Hilary Jarvis Dr K Jeffery Mrs Christine Jenkinson Mr Mark Johnson Mr R Johnson Mrs A Johnstone Mrs A Jones Mrs J M Jones Mr Fred Jones Shirley Jones Mr D J Kay Mrs Angela Kendrick Mr Andrew Kennaugh Jack Kirby Miss B Knight Dr W F Knox Mr Rainer Kolbeck Mrs Pat Kundi Dr Louis Kushnick Mr and Mrs Vivian Labaton Mrs Lillian Langshaw Dr Hugh Laverty Mrs Alison Lawrence

Mr and Mrs E Layland David and Pam Leaver Charles Ledigo Mr R Lee Mr Graham J Lees Mrs S Leete Mr Howard Leigh Mrs S Lewis Mrs Susan G Lewis Mrs A Leyland Mr John Liles Mrs Anne Livesey Pam and Gordon Lorimer Mrs Barbara Lowe Mr C A Lowe Dr Marion E Mackay Mr David MacKley Mrs Sarah C Maddock Mrs Barbara Maitra Mr D F Mardon Mrs B Marples Dr and Mrs Martin Mr Michael Martindale Mrs Dianne Massey Mr M D Masters Mrs Wendy Maunders Mrs Anne McCormack Mr J McCrory Mr J McGough Mrs T R McGough Mr Brian McGrath Mrs Sylvia McKellar Mrs Hinda Meggit Mr John Meriton Miss Audrey Messenger Dr John P Miller Mr Roger Miller Mr Robert Millington Mr Andrew C Mitchell Mr Tim Mitchell Miss G Mobb Anthony and Linda Mooney Mrs Gillian Moorhouse Mrs Jennifer Moorhouse Dr Richard Morgan Mr S J Morley Dr M G Mortimer Mr and Mrs Muir Mr A Murray Mr V Murray Dr Granville Neath Mr and Mrs A Newton Mr Peter Newton Mr Edward Nicholls Mr and Mrs Jonathan Noble Mr Thomas Nuhse Mrs L O’Connor Mr Stephen O’Hagan Mr Stephen Oliver-Watts Mr Martin Olley Mrs M Owen

Mr Michael Owen Mrs Christine Owens Graham and Dorothy Palmer Mr and Mrs K Parker Mr R K Parker Mrs Rosemary Parsons Mrs Ann Patterson Mrs M Pattinson Mr Alan Pearson Mrs Pauline Pedlar Mr J D Perry Mary Pexton R and E Philburn Dr Max Pilotti Mr John Piper Mr M Pittam Mr J Platt Mrs Lynne Powell Mr Lee Price Mrs Frances Prince Mrs Jean Pugh Mrs Jennifer Rae Mrs Sheila Ramsay Mr Stuart Ramsden Mr and Mrs Alan K Rawson Mr Paul Raynor Dr Redford Mrs M Redmond Miss Karen Redmore Mrs Susan Renshaw Mrs A Richardson Mrs S Rigby Mrs Christina Roberts Elizabeth and Hugh Roberts Mrs Winifred Robertson Mrs Doreen Robinson Mrs Kathleen Robson Mr Mark Robson Mr Colin Rogers Valerie and Howard Rogerson Mr Philip Roper Mrs J A Round Mr J Roundell Mr Raymond Rouse Miss P Rowland Mr C Rudd Miss S M Salmon Mr Peter Sampson Mr J B Sangster Mr Gerald Francis Schultz Mrs Margaret Scott Mr Robert Scott Mrs Carol Selby Alison Sellars Mr Andrew Senior Mr Maurice Setton Mr Christopher Sharp Mr David J Shearing

Mr S W Shone Mrs Eileen Short Mr P Sidwell Mr Chris Simon Mrs J K Slack Dr A J and Mrs J M Smith Mrs Anne Smith Mr Lionel Smith Dr J Spangler Mr M Spoors Mrs Joyce Stafford Mrs C M Stead Mrs P Steed Mrs Jane Stephens Mr Paddy Stephenson Mr J R Stuart Mrs Sally Sturt Mrs C Summerfield J B and J W Sutcliffe Miss Sykes-Howden Dr D P M Symmons Mr J P Syner Mr T Tarpey Mr J Taylor Mrs J Taylor Mrs Lesley Taylor Mr M Taylor Rosemary and Roger Taylor Mr D F Thickbroom Jim and Stella Thomas Michael Thomas Mrs S K Thomas Miss Marie Thompson Mr Philip Thompson Mr Terence P Thornton Mrs J Tims Mr D Allan Townsend Mr and Mrs P Trickett Mr and Mrs Brian Tuffery Mrs J Turner Mrs Barbara Twiney Mr W W Wagstaff Mr Angus Walker Mr P R Walker Mrs Sylvia Walker Mr W A Walker Mr John Ward Dr Stephen Ward Mrs and Mr Susan and Michael Warrington Mr and Mrs J M Watson Mr and Mrs Bill Webb Miss Judith Weller Mrs Pamela Wells Mr Robert Wensley Mr Werbel Mrs A G Whaley Mr P N Whitaker Mrs H Whitehead Eric Whittaker Mrs Petronella Whittle

Mrs L Wilkinson Professor Arthur Williams Mr and Mrs A J Williams Mrs Margaret Williams Mrs H J Williamson Mr A Willows Mrs Margaret Wilson Mr Stephen Wilson Mrs Kathleen Winterbottom Ms Janet Wolff Mr and Mrs Chris Wolstenholme Mrs Margot Wood Mr and Mrs S Wood Dr Zoe and Roderick Woodhead Mr Terry Woodhouse Mr T Woolfenden Miss A F W Woolley Mr Norton Wragg Dr M Wren Anna Wright Mrs Helen Wright Mr Keith Wright Mr Angus Yeaman A Music Lover In memory of Roger Bogg In memory of Margaret Cooke In memory of Mr and Mrs G W Dawson In memory of my gifted grandfather, Peter Hunt esq. In memory of Mr G E Huggins In memory of Bill and Florrie Mathews In Memory of Derek Michael Melluish OBE In memory of Dr Nathan and Mrs Shlosberg In memory of Ian Michael (Mick) Othick

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HOLDERS OF THE HALLE SILVER MEDAL FOR PHILANTHROPY Stewart Grimshaw Michael and Jean Oglesby Terry and Penny Moore Arthur Reynolds Jurgen Maier

2058 FOUNDATION PRINCIPAL BENEFACTORS Manchester Airport Mr Martin McMillan obe and Mrs Pat McMillan The Oglesby Charitable Trust Fred Nash and Carole Nash obe Tiger Developments CIM Investment Management Ltd DLA Piper LLP Rothschild MAJOR BENEFACTORS Peter Heath David and Mary McKeith Brother (UK) Ltd PZ Cussons plc Nigel Warr David Wertheim and Family Kirby Laing Foundation Kobler Trust Martin and Jacqueline West The 2058 Foundation is a restricted fund of the Hallé Concerts Society established in the Hallé’s 150th Anniversary year to support specific artistic and education projects.

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SUPPORTERS OF THE OGLESBY CENTRE AT HALLÉ ST PETER’S The Oglesby Charitable Trust The Monument Trust The Dunard Fund The Foyle Foundation Garfield Weston Foundation Granada Foundation The Kirby Laing Foundation Victoria Wood Foundation The Wolfson Foundation and all those who supported The Oglesby Challenge and those who wish to remain anonymous

AMERICAN PATRONS Carol E. Domina Caroline Firestone Rita Z. Mehos Christa Percopa Arthur Reynolds Annette Vass

LONDON PATRONS Joyce Hytner John Nickson and Simon Rew

THE HALLÉ WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING TRUSTS FOR THEIR ONGOING SUPPORT The Monument Trust The Oglesby Charitable Trust Esmée Fairbairn Foundation The Foyle Foundation Granada Foundation Garfield Weston Foundation The Kirby Laing Foundation The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation Paul Hamlyn Foundation The Victoria Wood Foundation The Wolfson Foundation The Zochonis Charitable Trust Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust The Band Trust Boshier Hinton Foundation Church Burgesses Educational Foundation The Derek Hill Foundation D’oyly Carte Charitable Trust Fidelio Charitable Trust The Gladys Jones Charitable Trust The Grand Trust Cio The Harding Trust John Horniman’s Children’s Trust The Irving Memorial Trust Land and Co Foundation The Leche Trust Mclay Dementia Trust Peter Cunningham Memorial Fund Cecil Pilkington Charitable Trust The Pilkington General Charity The Rix_Thompson-Rothenberg Foundation RUSI (The Royal United Services Institute) Sir George Martin Trust Sale Mayoral Fund The Sobell Foundation Thriplow Charitable Trust

HALLÉ FAMILY OF BENEFACTORS Mrs A. Alford Mr C. K. Andrews Mr and Mrs Black In Memory of Rabbi Felix Carlebach from his family, friends and supporters Pamela Cate Mr Peter Copping Miss Rebecca Louise Finch Mrs Vivian Glass Mr Harry Johnson Mr A. and the late Mrs A. Johnson Kenneth Kay Mr C. H. Pooley Brian and Glenna Robson Bernadette Rudman Mr and Mrs R. P. Shepherd JP DL Lynne and Bob Spencer Mr and Mrs Brian Tetlow

and others who wish to remain anonymous

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≥ SEASON SPONSORS Diamond Partner

Major Sponsor

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

AJ Bell plc • BAE Systems • BASF plc • BDO llp Great Manchester Chamber of Commerce • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust • The Oasis Centre • PwC llp RSM • Sellafield Ltd • Siemens plc • Veterinary Defence Society Ltd



Brother Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce PZ Cussons plc Rothschild & Co

CBRE Ltd./The Towers Business Park SILVER

Beaverbrooks Bruntwood Cazenove Capital

C&0 Wines Tony and Daniela Coxon Elcometer Ltd Esprit Group Ltd Gary Halman Mills and Reeve LLP Web Applications UK ≥ SUMMER SEASON 2021 | 31

≥ CONCERTS SOCIETY PATRON HRH The Countess of Wessex gcvo VICE PRESIDENTS A. Martin McMillan obe Edward Pysden BOARD ELECTED DIRECTORS David McKeith [CHAIRMAN] Sharon Amesu Alex Connock Darren Drabble Tim Edge Juergen Maier cbe Linda Merrick John Phillips cbe Merryl Webster Aileen Wiswell mbe NOMINATED DIRECTORS GREATER MANCHESTER COMBINED AUTHORITY

Eamonn Boylan Councillor Janet Emsley MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL


CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S OFFICE David Butcher * Alison Lever Isabelle Orford

HALLÉ CONNECT EDUCATION Steve Pickett * Joanna Brockbank

FINANCE Ruth Harkin * Matthew Wyatt Lourdes Román

HALLÉ CONNECT ENSEMBLES Naomi Benn * Jo Pink Isabelle Orford Verity Riley

VENUES Martin Glynn * Tyrone Holt Everett Parry † Edward Cittanova David Roberts ARTISTIC PLANNING Anna Hirst * Louise Hamilton Andrea Stafford Sue Voysey CONCERTS DEPARTMENT Stuart Kempster * † Hayley Parkes Lois Boa

CHORAL LEADERSHIP NETWORK Anna Stutfield SPONSORSHIP AND FUNDRAISING Kath Russell * Eleanor Roberts Susanna Caudwell Amy Adebola Charlie Widdicombe Lucy Miller


COMMUNICATIONS Andy Ryans * † Peter Naish † Liz Barras Harriet Hall Anna Shinkfield

LIBRARY Louise Brimicombe Alice McIlwraith

DIGITAL Bill Lam * Riley Bramley-Dymond

STAGE MANAGEMENT Dan Gobey Lawrie Bebb

ARCHIVE Eleanor Roberts Stuart Robinson † † 20 years service * HEAD OF DEPARTMENT



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