Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Manchester, United Kingdom

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ManchesterThe Brandenburgs

Bach
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Lisa Beznosiuk; Roger Montgomery; Katharina Spreckelsen; David Blackadder

ManchesterUpclose the next generation

Haydn, Messiaen
Iyad Sughayer; Manchester Camerata Principal Players

ManchesterThe Hallé - Purcell, Ryan Wigglesworth and Bruckner

Purcell, Wigglesworth, Bruckner
The Hallé; Ryan Wigglesworth; Hallé Choir

ManchesterThe Will to Live: From Process to Performance

Karel: Nonett, Op.43
Manchester Camerata

ManchesterShostakovich Quartets No. 3 & 14: Vasara String Quartet and Chetham's Staff String Quartet

Beethoven, Shostakovich
Vasara Quartet

ManchesterThe Hallé - Finlandia

Sibelius, Grieg
The Hallé; Stephen Bell; Joseph Moog
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Elegance and excellence from Elder:

A classy performance under the baton of Sir Mark Elder unites a seemingly disparate sounding programme.
****1
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From Russia with Love

Lahav Shani leads a lavish All-Russian affair that took a while to gel on its third outing in a week in Manchester.
***11
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In the blood: Elder conducts Gerontius

The Hallé's Elgar Festival concludes with the work the composer wished to be remembered by. 
****1
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Excellent Hallé delivers a solid evening of Elgar

It was here in Manchester, only a stone’s throw from the modern Bridgewater Hall, where Hans Richter gave the first – and by all accounts, highly acclaimed – performance of Elgar’s First Symphony.
***11
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Rafael Payare debuts with the BBC Philharmonic

The Venezuelan maestro conducts a programme of early 20th-century works with the BBC Philharmonic .
****1
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Powerful Prokofiev and exquisite Fauré from The Hallé

Cristian Măcelaru and the Hallé give exemplary accounts of Fauré's Dolly Suite and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, whilst Mozart's “Jeunehomme” Concerto with soloist Heejae Kim is variable and lacks instrumetal balance.  
***11
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