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

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ManchesterThe Hallé - Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique'

Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky
The Hallé; Pablo González; Barry Douglas

ManchesterThe Hallé - Classical Extravaganza

Copland, Bernstein, Fauré, Bizet, Elgar, Walton, Haydn, Rossini, Grainger, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin
The Hallé; Stephen Bell; Gareth Small

ManchesterTasmin Little and Piers Lane

Bridge, Szymanowski, Bliss, Franck
Tasmin Little; Piers Lane

ManchesterThe Hallé - The Firebird

Debussy, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky
The Hallé; Sir Mark Elder; Alexander Gavrylyuk

ManchesterSimon Callaghan: Piano Recital and Masterclass

Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky
Simon Callaghan, Piano

ManchesterMurray McLachlan: Shostakovich and his comrades

Kabalevsky, Myaskovsky, Shostakovich, Weinberg, Prokofiev
Murray McLachlan, Piano
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A shattering Gurre-Lieder from the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic and Sir Mark Elder

Sir Mark Elder's 70th birthday Gurre-Lieder threatens to dislodge the roof in Manchester with the combined forces of the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic
*****
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Illuminating Brandenburgs from the OAE

A rare opportunity to hear the complete Brandenburgs was awarded by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a distinguished performance, with Huw Daniel its leading light.
****1
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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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