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WELCOME Having joined the wonderful Hallé family last September, I am delighted, in spite of these extraordinary times, that the orchestra has been able to perform together once again. As we continue to find ourselves in periods of uncertainty, I want to reassure everyone that the best interests of the musicians and staff at the Hallé are at the centre of everything we do. With concert halls currently closed and live audiences sadly excluded, we are thrilled, in association with our partners at The Bridgewater Hall and our own Hallé St Peter’s, to be able to bring you a Winter Season of nine unique concerts. These specially curated performances have been filmed and recorded to the very highest quality for you to watch at home at your leisure. Although for me nothing beats the live experience, this exciting filmed format enables us to adventure into new ways of presenting the orchestra and enhancing the music. The diverse array of repertoire on offer will be complemented by introductions, interviews and insights from our family of Hallé conductors and special guest artists. The Hallé exists to play for you, our audiences, and the support of so many of you during this pandemic has been an inspiration and literally kept us going. We are deeply grateful. On behalf of us all here at the Hallé, thank you for your continued support and we hope that you enjoy this illuminating and life-enhancing series of events.

David Butcher Hallé Chief Executive

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BACEWICZ Overture COPLAND Appalachian Spring: Suite SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.1 Delyana Lazarova conductor


It is due to the generosity of our sponsors, patrons and every loyal supporter who has been so understanding over the past 12 months that we are able to perform this concert. Arts Council England, the Greater Manchester Authorities 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 streamed concerts 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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Celebrating Culture The arts are breaking new ground. Supported by Siemens. Diamond Partner of the Hallé Siemens is proud to be working with the Hallé to support a wide range of arts initiatives and education projects in our community.

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· GRAZYNA BACEWICZ (1909–1969)

OVERTURE (1943) Born in Łódź in 1909, and recalled by her close contemporary Witold Lutosławski as ‘one of the foremost women composers of all time’, Graz·yna Bacewicz began learning the violin in childhood; by 13 she was also composing. At the Warsaw Conservatory, she studied composition with Kazimierz Sikorski, and violin with Jósef Jarze˛bski. She continued her studies in Paris during 1932–3 with Nadia Boulanger (composition) and André Touret (violin). After further violin studies with Carl Flesch, she became Leader of the Polish Radio Orchestra from 1936 to 1938, as well as performing in Europe as a soloist. At this time, she established her name as a composer with her Wind Quintet and First Violin Concerto. Despite the hardships that Bacewicz and her family endured during World War II, she organised clandestine underground concerts and continued composing. After 1945 she resumed her concert career alongside composition, but in 1954 injuries sustained in a car accident brought her playing to an end. Thereafter she concentrated solely on composing until her premature death in 1969. A prolific composer, Bacewicz left a substantial body of works. Her skills as a violinist resulted in many works for the instrument, including seven violin concertos and five sonatas for violin and piano. Her legacy also includes four symphonies, as well as ballets, chamber and instrumental works. If her early music reflects the neo-classical movement of the inter-war decades, by the mid-1940s it had become more personal and robust, at times showing the influence of Szymanowski, and also incorporating Polish folk song. By the 1960s she was embracing atonality and serial techniques in her music. As for her skills as a musician, she spoke modestly: ‘Nature bestowed on me a certain talent and also a little something that enables me to use this talent.’

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THE MUSIC Bacewicz’s Overture was composed in 1943, when prospects for the future, let alone its performance, must have seemed bleak. However, there is no hint of the vicissitudes she faced, rather it is a personal statement of courageous defiance and ultimately hope. She achieves this through a virtually non-stop perpetuum mobile of explosive energy, and by secretly embedding within it the rhythm of the Morse code signal for the letter V (three short pulses and one long one), symbolic of ‘V for Victory’. Amidst animated strings, the Victory motif is first heard on the timpani close to the opening and recurs on them throughout the work, as well as spreading to other instruments such as the brass. After this first thrust of resilience, a short interlude of pastoral calm descends, bringing woodwind instruments into the foreground. Like a salvo of gunfire, the first violins reignite the relentless pace with the Victory motif, trumpets adding fanfares and the snare-drum military-like tattoos. From here on Bacewicz superbly creates a perfectly judged rhythmic momentum that hurtles to a climax blazing with optimism that victory will be achieved. Not long after the Nazis’ defeat became a reality, Bacewicz’s Overture received its premiere on 1 September 1945, confirming her reputation as the leading female Polish composer of her day. Andrew Burn © 2021

PASSING NOTE The most notable musical example of the ‘da–da–da DAHH’ rhythm is of course the very opening motif of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, which was later borrowed by the BBC as the call sign for its European Service during World War II because its ‘short–short–short–long’ rhythm corresponds to the three dots and a dash that represent the letter V – for Victory – in Morse code. The BBC’s broadcasts began with the Beethoven motif being played on the timpani, just as in Bacewicz’s 1943 Overture. Was the Polish composer perhaps a secret listener to the BBC’s banned broadcasts? Whatever the answer, when Prime Minister Winston Churchill then encapsulated the ‘V for Victory’ campaign in his famous two-fingered salute (and, no, he didn’t always get the two fingers the right way round!), he called it ‘the symbol of the unconquerable will of the people of the occupied territories’ – which sounds like a pretty fair summary of the impact of Bacewicz’s piece as well.

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AARON COPLAND (1900–1990)

APPALACHIAN SPRING: SUITE (1943–44, arr. 1945, 1970)

AARON COPLAND CBS Television, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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During the 1930s the American composer Aaron Copland became increasingly concerned about the alienation between concert audiences and contemporary music. Consequently he strove to reshape his musical language so that it would have wider appeal; to achieve this he incorporated American cultural references as well as indigenous musical traditions. This proved a fruitful seam of inspiration for him to mine, resulting in orchestral works such as El Salón México (1932–6), the film score to Our Town (1940) and his ballet trilogy – Billy the Kid (1938), Rodeo (1942) and Appalachian Spring (1943–4). The latter was conceived for the great dancer and revolutionary choreographer Martha Graham, whose influence on 20th-century dance was profound. Originally described by the composer as ‘Ballet for Martha’, the title was changed, at Graham’s suggestion, to Appalachian Spring, a quotation from Hart Crane’s poem ‘The Dance’. The ballet’s premiere, in the original scoring for just 13 instruments, took place in October 1944 at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, performed by the Martha Graham Dance Company, with Graham dancing the leading role. The following year Copland created a suite for full orchestra that incorporates most of the ballet music, and a quarter-century later he rescored the suite itself for the original 13 instruments. In whichever version it’s played Appalachian Spring has rightly become a classic of 20th-century American music. What is remarkable about the score is the way that Copland has totally assimilated the spirit and characteristics of early American hymnody: only one traditional tune is quoted, all the others are his own. The action of the ballet concerns ‘a pioneer celebration in spring around a newly built farmhouse in the Pennsylvania hills in the early part of the last [ie. 19th] century. The bride and her young farmer husband enact the emotions, joyful and apprehensive, their new domestic partnership invites. An older neighbour suggests, now and then, the rocky confidence of experience. A Revivalist and his followers remind the new householders of the strange and terrible aspects of human fate. At the end the couple are left quiet and strong in their new house.’ The suite is divided into eight sections: 1. ( Very slowly) During the opening, the characters are introduced ‘one by one, in a suffused light’. The music’s mood is one of seriousness and devotion, aptly evoking the New England ethos of ‘plain living and high thinking’. 2. ( Allegro) A vigorous melody suggests both the expectancy that comes with spring and the joy of the new relationship that bride and groom are entering. 3. (Moderato) A tender interlude for the newly-married couple. 4. ( Fast) The preacher and his flock dance to music recalling square-dance and folk fiddlers. ≥ WINTER SEASON 2020/21 | 11

5. (Subito allegro) A solo dance for the bride who, with joyful anticipation, looks forward to motherhood. 6. (Meno mosso) A return to the pastoral mood of the opening. 7. (Doppio movimento) Five variations on the Shaker hymn ‘Simple Gifts’, during which bride and groom enact scenes of daily activity on their farm. This section forms the ballet’s climax, ending majestically in a mood of elation. 8. ( Moderato) With the closing scene, the couple are left ‘quiet and strong in their new house’. As the curtain falls to music of serenity and benediction, Copland’s apt marking for the final bars is ‘Like a prayer’. Andrew Burn © 2021

PASSING NOTE Copland found the theme for his ballet’s climactic variations, where it is initially sung by a solo clarinet, in a 1940 anthology of ‘Songs, Dances and Rituals of the American Shakers’ compiled by Edward D. Andrews and published under the title The Gift to be Simple. Composed in 1848 and generally attributed to Elder Joseph Brackett (1797– 1882) from the Alfred Shaker Village in Maine, the melody itself is called ‘Simple Gifts’, but is perhaps more familiar here in the 1963 version arranged (and kitted out with new lyrics) by Sydney Carter as ‘Lord of the Dance’. A millenarian Christian sect founded in England around 1750 and then exported to America in the 1780s, the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing earned the nickname ‘Shaking Quakers’ – later contracted to just ‘Shakers’ – from their use of ecstatic dance and song during worship. Shakers did indeed once worship on Holy Mount, in the Massachusetts region of the Appalachians, but Appalachian Spring is set in Pennsylvania; and, while ‘Simple Gifts’ now seems the perfect choice of sung dance for its balletic context, Copland later joked that he should have done a bit more research before using it: ‘I did not realise that there never have been Shaker settlements in rural Pennsylvania!’

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SYMPHONY NO.1 IN F MINOR, OP.10 (1923–25) 1 Allegretto – Allegro non troppo 2 Allegro 3 Lento – 4 Allegro molto – Lento – Allegro molto

The premiere of Shostakovich’s First Symphony in 1926 was perhaps the most stunning symphonic debut made by any composer. Sketches on the work had begun during the summer of 1923, when Shostakovich was just 16, although for various reasons, including illness, it took a further two years for him to complete the score. Shostakovich’s persistence was soon to pay great dividends. In April 1926 the symphony qualified him for graduation at the Leningrad (formerly Petrograd) Conservatoire, one of the judging panel being his teacher, Alexander Glazunov, whose own precocious First Symphony, written when he was just 16, had made a similarly striking impression back in 1882. On 12 May 1926, a date Shostakovich would thereafter celebrate annually, the Leningrad Philharmonic under Nikolay Malko gave the symphony’s highly successful first performance, the enthusiastic audience demanding to hear the scherzo second movement twice. Further performances both in the Soviet Union and abroad soon followed and Shostakovich was hailed as the leading Soviet composer of his generation. The work’s UK premiere had to wait until 1932, when the Hallé performed it in Manchester under its then Principal Conductor, Hamilton Harty. Apart from its extraordinarily wide emotional palette, one of the many qualities of Shostakovich’s First Symphony is its composer’s ability to strike an effective balance between traditional and modernistic elements. The work is both a youthful manifesto of where the symphonic form might go in the 20th century and an appreciative nod in the direction of tradition, and it remained one of Shostakovich’s own favourite pieces. It reminded him of the joys, hardships and passions of his youth and he later quoted it in two autobiographical works: his Eighth String Quartet and his 15th (and final) Symphony.

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DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH Unknown photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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THE MUSIC The first movement’s introduction opens with a terse figure on muted trumpet that passes to clarinet and then strings. Nervous tension prevails and the tempo quickens in preparation for the first theme proper, a march of sorts first assigned to clarinet and then taken up by the strings. In contrast the second theme, which is first presented by a flute over pizzicato (plucked) strings, is a waltz-like affair. After a brief pause an upward-rising staccato solo violin line is mirrored by a descending one before the march theme is heard again, this time building to a violent climax. A return of the waltzing flute tune calms matters for a time but soon the march is back once again in all its brashness and bravado. Eventually, however, it fades out and echoes of the introduction bring the movement to its enigmatic end. The two-bar introduction to the Allegro second movement contains a musical joke at the expense of the double bass section, who seem to lag behind the more agile cellos. No matter, the lower strings have set in motion a breathless scherzo, a clarinet setting the pace. At the time of writing his First Symphony Shostakovich was scraping extra cash working as a cinema pianist and there is much that sounds cinematic about this music, not least the contribution of a solo piano from within the orchestra. The central trio section is chant-like and faintly exotic, again, in a rather filmic way, its apparent solemnity never wholly convincing. Before long the scherzo music returns at a slower tempo, suddenly accelerates, and with a downward flourish on the piano the scherzo proper returns, soon to have the chant superimposed upon it. A series of commanding piano chords rudely interrupts proceedings and heralds the movement’s rather plaintive closing section. If the first two movements showed Shostakovich at his most exuberant and ironic, the third displays the young composer’s seriousness and depth of expression. It opens with a yearningly lyrical oboe melody poised above a gently rocking string accompaniment, the stylistic debt here being to Shostakovich’s soon-to-be arch rival, Sergey Prokofiev. The lyricism, however, is soon disturbed by an ominous, fanfarelike figure first heard on trumpets and side-drum. Out of the low strings a funeral march theme emerges, again assigned to an oboe. Thereafter the three musical ideas compete, combine and develop to great expressive effect until the movement’s final hushed chord. An ominous side-drum crescendo emerges from the chord to launch the finale, which, like the first movement, seemingly needs an introductory section to find its way. When it does, the tempo quickens dramatically and manic commotion on clarinets and piano spreads across the orchestra (cinematic music of near Looney Tunes zaniness). The remainder of the work, including the sumptuous violin and horn solos that immediately follow, is in essence an ingenious summation of the symphony as a ≥ WINTER SEASON 2020/21 | 15

whole, with much of the thematic material from earlier quoted or recast in different emotional guises. In the final section the music builds in momentum and fervour before it launches forwards unexpectedly into its unequivocal final bars. Anthony Bateman © 2013

PASSING NOTE ‘At last came 10 May, the day of the first orchestral rehearsal. … While at work, I was unable to think about anything else, and only awaited the telephone call. At last I heard Mitya’s [Shostakovich’s] happy voice. “Everything sounds good – everything is all right.” Mitya was given his first ovation by the musicians and those present in the hall. I managed to get away from work to attend the next rehearsal on the 11th. I heard all the musical authorities heap praise upon Mitya. Glazunov told me that he was particularly struck by Mitya’s mastery of orchestration – something that is usually acquired only after years of experience and study. But it shone through brightly in this first large-scale orchestral work. Again much praise and compliments – another ovation – and Mitya’s happy little face.’ Shostakovich’s mother Sophia Vasilyevna, writing to his godmother Klaudia Lukashevich in May 1926

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DEBUSSY Prélude à l’apres-midi d’un faune RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini HUW WATKINS Symphony No.2 world premiere SIR MARK ELDER conductor • STEPHEN HOUGH piano

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Praised for her passionate performances and dynamic presence, Bulgarian-born conductor Delyana Lazarova is a young artist with a quickly growing international career. She won the inaugural Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition in February 2020 and last September began her two-year engagement with the Hallé as Assistant Conductor to Sir Mark Elder and Music Director of the Hallé Youth Orchestra. 20 | ≥ WINTER SEASON 2020/21

In 2019 she won both the NRTA Conducting Competition in Tirana and the James Conlon Conducting Prize at the Aspen Music Festival, and she has twice been the recipient of the Bruno Walter Conducting Scholarship at the Cabrillo Festival in California. She has a Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Zurich University of the Arts, where she studied with Prof. Johannes Schlaefli. She also has a Master’s degree in Violin Performance from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, where she studied with Prof. Mauricio Fuks and also received a special scholarship for artistic excellence. She has worked with and/or participated in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi, Leonard Slatkin, Matthias Pintscher, Robert Spano, Larry Rachleff and Mark Stringer. She also recently assisted Cristian Mǎcelaru in a concert with the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne, featuring the new cello concerto Three Continents co-written by Nico Muhly, Sven Helbig and Zhou Long.  Delyana Lazarova has previously worked with orchestras in Europe and the USA, notably the London Classical Soloists in the UK, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and Orchestra of the Meininger Staatstheater in Germany, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava and Hradec Králové Philharmonic in the Czech Republic, St Christopher Chamber Orchestra in Lithuania, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra in Greece, Albanian Radio and Television Orchestra, Olten Philharmonic Orchestra in Turkey, Pazardzhik Symphony Orchestra and Sofia Sinfonietta in Bulgaria, Estonian Festival Orchestra and the Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra and Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra in the US.  Her future engagements for the 2021/2022 season include further concerts with the Hallé, as well as with Klangforum Wien in Austria, Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden in Switzerland, the Real Filharmonía de Galicia in Spain, Hungarian Radio Orchestra in Budapest and Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra in Sofia, plus a concert tour with the Orchestre National de France in January 2022. When the global pandemic restrictions came into force in spring 2020, Delyana Lazarova initially enjoyed having the time to study pieces in detail, improve her German and learn French. She also worked on her cooking skills, learning recipes sent by her father, who is an excellent cook. As the restrictions continued, however, she became desperate to return to work. Last autumn the Hallé Youth Orchestra began online rehearsals: one of her highlights of the year was when restrictions were lifted and groups of 15 young HYO musicians were able to come together to rehearse and record for their Christmas project. She continues to think creatively about how musicians can work around the restrictions and social-distancing regulations that remain in place. ≥ WINTER SEASON 2020/21 | 21

This concert is conducted by Delyana Lazarova, winner of the inaugural Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition. Delyana Lazarova began her tenure as the Hallé’s Assistant Conductor and Music Director of the Hallé Youth Orchestra in September 2020, as a result of winning the competition that was held at Hallé St Peter’s in February of that same year. The Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition is part of the remarkable partnership that has been developed over the last three decades between the Hallé and Siemens AG. Pioneering links between engineering and music, Siemens and the Hallé have not only brought classical concerts to Manchester audiences, but they have also collaborated on delivering a variety of education and community outreach projects that engage children and support communities throughout the North of England. The 2020 Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition attracted 287 applicants, representing 55 countries across all six continents. The judging panel comprised the Hallé Artistic team led by Sir Mark Elder, Music Director; Professor Dr. Stephan Frucht, Artistic Director of the Siemens Arts Program; Arna Kristín Einarsdóttir, Managing Director of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra; Carola Reul, Managing Director of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie; and Julia Albrecht, Director of the Artist Management Department of Konzertdirektion Schmid. Following two days of semi-finals that involved working with the Hallé Youth Orchestra and undertaking a unique Digital Challenge designed by Siemens, Delyana was one of four finalists who had the opportunity to perform with the Hallé on the final day of the competition. She earned the role through her stunning performances of Brahms’s First Symphony and Verdi’s Overture to The Force of Destiny. 22 | ≥ WINTER SEASON 2020/21

Born in Bulgaria and resident in Switzerland, Delyana received the James Conlon Conducting Prize at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival in 2019, and has worked with Hradec-Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra in Czech Republic, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra in Greece as well as the Meiningen and Konstanz Symphony Orchestras in Germany. Since joining the Hallé, Delyana has overcome many immense challenges that the pandemic has created. She has gone on to successfully lead the Hallé Youth Orchestra in a combination of online rehearsals and lectures, with guests including British violinist Callum Smart, British-Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova and saxophonist Jess Gillam, and, when restrictions have allowed, sectional rehearsals that have culminated in a digital performance of Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker which was released on social media in December 2020. Delyana made her debut with the Hallé in the set works concert, released virtually in January this year. The Orchestra Through The Ages is a concert that provides an opportunity for GCSE and A-Level pupils to hear selected set works which follow the gradual expansion of the orchestra from the Renaissance to the present day.

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Julian Mottram † Martin Schäfer Chris Emerson † Gemma Dunne † Sue Baker Cameron Campbell Victoria Stephenson CELLOS

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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. 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 stages of The Bridgewater Hall and Hallé St Peter’s to once again make music for loyal and supportive audiences felt 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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Recruiting now The Hallé is now welcoming applications for the 2021–22 season of the Hallé Youth Orchestra, Youth Choir, Youth Training Choir and Children’s Choir!

All details at www.halle.co.uk/youth-ensembles-recruitment Application deadline: Monday 7 June 2021

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SAFFERY CHAMPNESS SUPPORT FOR THE HALLÉ’S PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR PASS Saffery Champness is supporting the Hallé’s partnership with the Our Pass scheme, creating opportunities for young people across Greater Manchester to hear the Hallé perform. The Our Pass programme was set up in 2019, in conjunction with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, and is aimed at supporting school leavers and care givers. For a one-off membership fee of £10, the region’s young adults can access free bus travel across Manchester as well as a range of other benefits. The Hallé has been working with Our Pass for two years, providing a number of free tickets to concerts at The Bridgewater Hall. The Hallé is delighted that Saffery Champness is supporting this scheme for the Hallé’s series of online concerts, allowing these performances to continue to reach the next generation, free of charge. Saffery Champness recognises the importance of providing young people with access to culture and the arts. Schemes such as Our Pass, and the Hallé’s contribution to them, are vital in providing that opportunity to the young people of the region and its continued future success. The future success of Saffery Champness is dependent on offering the opportunity for young adults to pursue careers in accountancy and taxation. Our school leaver and apprenticeship programme sits alongside our university graduate programme, and has been incredibly successful in allowing us to recruit high calibre young people over the years. The programme provides an alternative route to a rewarding and fulfilling career with the firm, with many on the pathway having developed into industry leaders.

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≥ CHAIR ENDOWMENTS The Chair Endowment programme is an opportunity for you to be associated with one of our players and link your name with a position in the Orchestra. Your gift will help us to ensure the Hallé continues to develop artistically, attracting and retaining musicians of the highest quality. The key to a successful orchestra is the quality of the individual players. At the Hallé we are fortunate to have some of the country’s most gifted musicians whose talent and commitment help keep the Hallé among the finest orchestras in the world. Find out more at www.halle.co.uk/chair-endowments




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PZ Cussons, Sir Mark and Lady Elder, The Garrick Charitable Trust CHORAL DIRECTOR, MATTHEW HAMILTON

In memory of Alison WilkieDavies

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K and S Coen

Alison Wilkinson

In loving memory of Douglas Crawford CLARINET SERGIO CASTELLÓ-LÓPEZ

The Hallé Choir



Charlotte Westwood POSITION VACANT

In loving memory of Dorothy Hall DOUBLE BASSES POSITION VACANT

Edmundson Electrical Ltd YI XIN HAN



Sylvia Kendal in memory of Ivor Rowe TIMPANI JOHN ABENDSTERN

In memory of Alan and Vivian Glass PERCUSSION DAVID HEXT


Mrs R Russell in loving memory of her husband, Jim Russell RBA; Michael Eagles

In memory of Miss Amy Alexandra Morris





I and E Brett Karen Brown


in memory of Arthur Bevan and Enid Roper LAWRENCE ROGERS

in memory of C K Andrews

In memory of Stella and Harold Millington




Joyce Kennedy in loving memory of Michael

Mr CR and Mrs E Anslow MATTHEW HEAD


In loving memory of Nora Dawson

John and Pat Garside




Professor Sir Netar Mallick

Shared Trust

Shared Trust

Mr C R and Mrs E Anslow


The Holland-Frickes Mr John Summers WIND AND STRINGS

The English-Speaking Union, Mid Cheshire Branch Anonymous HALLÉ YOUTH CHOIR SOPRANOS AND ALTOS

Mr and Mrs Smith HALLÉ CHOIR

Jane Hampson ALTOS

Chris Hughes


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Situated at the heart of the resurgent area of Ancoats, Hallé St Peter’s provides a home for the Hallé’s rehearsals and recordings, its choirs and Youth Orchestra, as well as a space for education workshops and small performances. Originally opened by the Hallé’s Patron HRH The Countess of Wessex in 2013, the facility is concentrated around a restored, Grade II listed, former church. A threestorey extension, The Oglesby Centre, was opened in November 2019 and includes a number of new practice rooms and performance spaces. The Hallé Kitchen space is now home to Café Cotton at Hallé St Peter’s. This independent café, restaurant and bar is open to the general public seven days a week offering great coffee, delicious homemade food and cakes for takeaway. Follow Hallé St Peter’s (@hallestpeters) for our 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 stylish space for events. Enquiries are welcome for weddings, conferences and events. E-mail us at venues@halle.co.uk

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≥ PATRON PROGRAMME By joining the Hallé Patron programme you can become part of a family of supporters who are helping to shape the future of the Hallé. Patrons have access to unique opportunities to experience many different facets of the Hallé alongside musicians, performers and fellow supporters in recognition of their regular support. Find out more at www.halle.co.uk/become-a-patron

CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE John & Margaret Allen Dr Anne R Fuller Pat Kendall-Taylor Professor Chris Klingenberg Patrick & Tricia McDermott David & Mary McKeith Dr & Mrs Ian McKinlay OBE Penny Moore, for Terry, who loved the Hallé Dr Sambrook Christine & David Walmsley In memory of Lynne In memory of Alfred & Brenda Burley

MAESTOSO Brian & Valerie Bailey Dr Susan M Brown Mr David A Budgett Mr & Mrs J. Davnall Valerie & Peter Dicken Mrs Juliet Gibbs Andrew Hay & Nicola Kitching Mark Kenrick Jennifer MacPherson John Nickson & Simon Rew Martin & Sandra Stone John & Pat Turner Judi Winterson & David Hoyle

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CRESCENDO Mr C. R. & Mrs E. Anslow Mr Jon & Dr Carol Ashley Mr Edward Astle Carole & David Baume Mr John Biggins Audrey & Richard Binch David & Maggie Blackburn Mrs Vivienne Blackburn Clair Boyes Dr Christopher Brookes Laura & Peter Carstensen Dr & Mrs Michael & Diana Cavanagh Lawrence David Cody & in memory of Mr & Mrs L. J. Cody Mr Julian Craddock Philip Crookall Mr A Fowell Mr & Mrs J. Fox Mr Richard Garnett Chris & Karen Halicki Miss Lynne Hamilton Dr Andrew Hardman David Haworth Mr John Hopwood & Dr Julia Morrison Chris Hughes, to mark 42 years with the Hallé Choir Mr Kenneth Kay Mr Michael Leach Mr Colin Lomax David & Jane Murphy

Sir Charles Nightingale Mrs Kathy Noble Mr John D Owens Mr D Pritchard Mr Martin Rayner AC & CJ Riddington T. G. Roberts Mrs Jackie Roberts Mr & Mrs R. J. W. Rogers Judith & Patrick Rutter Sheila Rydz & in memory of Simeon Rydz John & Susan Schultz Mr P D Senn Mr David Shipley Mrs Marian Smith & in memory of Colin Smith OBE Mrs E. G. Tonge Joy White Professor & Mrs Philip Wiles David & Veronica Yates In memory of Brenda Owens

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

SCHERZO Gill & 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 & Brenda Bradshaw Philip Broughton Mr Dean Brown Karen Brown Miss S R Brown Peter Burgess Barbara & 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 Dr Jeffery J Dean & Dr Penelope M Gouk Mr & Mrs B A DeSousa Mrs Joyce Dewhurst Mrs Marie Dixon Ann & 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 & Mrs S R Lancelyn Green Mrs Caroline Greenwood Mr John D Gregory

Dr R Gregory Mr J B Haddow Dr I M Hall Paul & Amanda Hamblyn Mr C W Hampson Mrs Thora Harnden Brian & Bridget Harris Mr Simon Harrison Mrs J M Hartley Mr N V Haynes Mrs Dorothy Heaton Mr Cliff Heckle Donald & Carolyn Henderson Mrs G Hewitt Miss Pauline Hickey Mr & Mrs J M Hill Peter & Charlotte Hill Mr J M Hindshaw Mrs Dorothy Holt Mrs Janet Holwill Dr W Hoyle Mr H Hughes & 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 & Fae Jones Christine & Michael Jones Mr Trefor Jones Miss Brunhilde Kay Lynne & Martin Kemp Ian Leonard Jennifer & Paul Lingwood Mr Harry Lipson Mrs Dorothea Livesey Virginia & Peter Lloyd Mr & Mrs M & A Losse Mr Kevin Lyons Mr F P S & Mrs D A B Marriott Dr & Mrs P J Marriott Mr P Marsh & 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 Mr Peter Moorhouse Ms Kathleen Morris Miss Jean Motler Mr P K Murphy Mr David Odling

Professor Damian O’Doherty William & Janet Ollier Mr John Peaker Dr John Pearson Reverend David Peters David & 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 & Jenny Reynolds Mr Paul Reynolds David & Elly Roberts Mrs A Rose David & Maggie Rowlands Mrs Susan Rowlands Professor Michael G Rusbridge Mrs J Ryner Martin & Gail Sanderson John & Jackie Say Mrs Jan Schofield Mr James A Scott Mr Simon Shelbourn Mr C & Mrs T Shepherd Mr Michael Shiels John Shuttleworth Charles & Helen Smith Mr & Mrs C Smith Mr Roger Smith Mr Alan Spier Mr & Mrs R T Stafford Mr Frank Stoner & 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 & the late Mrs Diana van der Feltz Derek Vernon Jeffery & Judith Wainwright Mr Brian Walker Mr R B Walsh F T Walters Mrs Anne Ward Mr George Watson John & Christine Weller Mrs Lynn Wharton Mr Peter R White J Christopher Whitehead Mr A Whittaker

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Gladys Williams & in memory of Dennis Dodge Mr Thomas Williams Mr C F Winter Barry Wood Hilary & the late Noel Woodhead Mrs Ann Woolliscroft Dr J M Worth D & 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 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 & Professor Rosemary Lucas Mr Paul Adkins Ms Seifa Afiesimama 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 & Mrs Melvyn Bathgate Mr & 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 & Mrs Andrew Brochwicz-Lewinski Ms Patricia Brock Mrs Gwyneth Brown Miss V Brown Mr Ian Brownlee Mr A Budworth Mrs Sarah Bunting Mr & 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

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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 & Mrs Karen Cowley Mr David Cresswell Mrs Margaret R Croker Mr & Mrs J B & Sylvia Crummett Dr C S Cundy Hilary & Adrian Curtis Mr Alan Dagger Mr Gerard Dale Jennifer Dale Mrs Jackie Dalingwater Ms Maria Davies Lawrence Davis Mr G J Davison Mr Alan Dean Anne & John Dempsey Ethan Devlin Theo Devlin Mrs Wendy Dewey Mr & 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 & 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 & Eileen Flint Mr R Foster

Ms Wendy Foulger Mrs Augusta Fox Mr Charles R Fox Mr J W Fox Miriam & Michael Fox David & Sylvia Francis Mr R F Fry David & 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 & Susan Haslehurst Tony Hayter Mrs Susan Heard Mrs P A Hemstock Dr Kenneth Henderson Mr John Herod Mr Thomas A Heyes Dr Pamela Hobson Mr Alex Hodgeon Mr Paul Holder Mr Derek Hollingsworth Dr Michael J Holloway Mr & 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 & Mrs Vivian Labaton Mrs Lillian Langshaw Dr Hugh Laverty Mrs Alison Lawrence Mr & Mrs E Layland David & 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 & 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 & Linda Mooney Mrs Gillian Moorhouse Mrs Jennifer Moorhouse Dr Richard Morgan Mr S J Morley Dr M G Mortimer Mr & Mrs Muir Mr A Murray Mr V Murray Dr Granville Neath Mr Peter Newton Mr Edward Nicholls Mr & 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 & Dorothy Palmer Mr & 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 & 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 & 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 & Hugh Roberts Mrs Winifred Robertson Mrs Doreen Robinson Mrs Kathleen Robson Mr Mark Robson Mr Colin Rogers

Valerie & 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 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 & Mrs J M Smith Mrs Anne Smith Mr Lionel Smith Dr J Spangler Mr Dermot Spooner 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 & 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 & Roger Taylor Mr D F Thickbroom Jim & 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 & Mrs P Trickett Mr & 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 & Mr Susan & Michael Warrington Mr & Mrs J M Watson Mr & 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 & 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 & Mrs Chris Wolstenholme Mrs Margot Wood Mr & Mrs S Wood Dr Zoe & 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 G D Yeaman A Music Lover In memory of Roger Bogg In memory of Margaret Cooke In memory of Mr & Mrs G W Dawson In memory of Mr G E Huggins In memory of Bill and Florrie Mathews In memory of Arthur, Anne Newton & family In memory of Ian Michael (Mick) Othick In memory of Dr Nathan & Mrs Shlosberg In memory of Professor Noel Thomas

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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 The Victoria Wood Foundation The Wolfson Foundation The Zochonis Charitable Trust Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation The Ann Susman Charitable Trust The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust The Band Trust The Boltini Trust Boshier Hinton Foundation Church Burgesses Educational Foundation D’oyly Carte Charitable Trust Dunard Fund The Gladys Jones Charitable Trust The Grand Trust CIO The Harding Trust The Derek Hill Foundation John Horniman’s Children’s Trust The Irving Memorial Trust Land & Co. Foundation The Leche Trust Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust McLay Dementia Trust The N Smith Charitable Settlement Paul Hamlyn Foundation Peter Cunningham Memorial Fund Cecil Pilkington Charitable Trust The Pilkington General Charity PRS for Music Foundation The Radcliffe Trust The Rainbow Dickinson Trust The Rix_Thompson-Rothenberg Foundation RUSI (The Royal United Services Institute) Schroder Charity Trust The Sobell Trust Sir George Martin Trust Sale Mayoral Fund The 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

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


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Many thanks to our family of Workplace Choirs



Brother Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Manchester Airport 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 ≥ WINTER SEASON 2020/21 | 39

≥ 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 FINANCE Ruth Harkin * Matthew Wyatt Lourdes Román 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 * † Lois Boa ORCHESTRA MANAGEMENT Chris Lewis Jenny Espin LIBRARY Louise Brimicombe Alice McIlwraith STAGE MANAGEMENT Dan Gobey Lawrie Bebb

HALLÉ CONNECT EDUCATION Steve Pickett * Joanna Brockbank Hayley Parkes HALLÉ CONNECT ENSEMBLES Naomi Benn * Jo Pink Isabelle Orford Verity Riley CHORAL LEADERSHIP NETWORK Anna Stutfield SPONSORSHIP AND FUNDRAISING Kath Russell * Eleanor Roberts Susanna Caudwell Amy Adebola Charlie Widdicombe COMMUNICATIONS Andy Ryans * † Peter Naish † Liz Barras Harriet Hall Anna Shinkfield DIGITAL Bill Lam Riley Bramley-Dymond ARCHIVE Eleanor Roberts Stuart Robinson † † 20 years service * HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

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