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

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ManchesterTheodora by George Frideric Handel

Handel: Theodora
Roger Hamilton; John Ramster; Royal Northern College of Music; Bridget Kimak

ManchesterRNCM Symphony Orchestra

Schoenberg, Mahler
Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra; Jac van Steen; MaNOj Kamps

ManchesterThe Brandenburgs

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

ManchesterManchester Chamber Concerts society

Sibelius, Hasenöhrl, Martinů, Lutosławski, Spohr
Ensemble 360

ManchesterThe Hallé - Revueltas, Copland, Gershwin and Falla

Revueltas, Copland, Gershwin, de Falla
The Hallé; Carlos Miguel Prieto; Kathryn Stott; Michaela Parry

ManchesterWest meets East

Harbison, Barber, Rachmaninov
BBC Philharmonic; James Feddeck; James Ehnes
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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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From Leipzig to Finland in Manchester

A satisfying programme of familiar and unfamiliar works by the BBC Philarhomic under its Principal Guest Conductor. 
****1
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Musical myths and legends at the Hallé

The Hallé under Cristian Măcelaru performs a thrilling concert of works inspired by legends, along with Poulenc's Organ Concerto. 
****1
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