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

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ManchesterJohn Rutter's Christmas Festival

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; John Rutter; Jonathan Scott; The King's Singers; Chetham's Chamber Choir; St George's Singers

ManchesterRNCM Opera: Cinderella (Cendrillon) by Jules Massenet

Massenet: Cendrillon (Cinderella)
Martin André; Olivia Fuchs; Royal Northern College of Music; Yannis Thavoris

ManchesterStephen Hough: From Process to Performance

Liszt: Piano Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, S 124
Chetham's Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Threlfall; Stephen Hough

ManchesterThe Hallé - The Four Seasons

Grieg, Svendsen, Pachelbel, Vivaldi
The Hallé; Henning Kraggerud

ManchesterHallé Carol Concerts

The Hallé; Stephen Bell; Hallé Choir; The Hallé Youth Choir; Hallé Children's Choir

ManchesterThe Hallé - A Swingin' Christmas

Berlin, Anderson, Coots, Pierpont, Marks, Styne, Pola, Regney
The Hallé; Roderick Dunk; Gary Williams; The Hallé Youth Training Choir
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Butterflies and bees in Sierra's Nature Symphony

The world première of Arlene Sierra's Nature Symphony opened a splendid concert by the BBC Philharmonic under the baton of Ludovic Morlot.
****1
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Hallé goes “beyond the score”

"Muddle instead of music": three foreboding words laden with threat and designed to destroy the reputation of a promising composer writing in the grip of the Iron Fist. 
*****
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Striking Beethoven 5 from Collon and the BBC Phil

Nicholas Collon and the BBC Philharmonic play two pieces by Stravinsky, Sibelius and Beethoven in a fine concert at Bridgewater Hall.
****1
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Engaging and fluent performances from Elder’s Hallé

French impressionism met with programmatic Russian splendour in a collection of special works written just 40 years apart.
****1
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Juanjo Mena and BBC Philharmonic unlock Mahler's Third

Juanjo Mena begins the final year of his stint with the BBC Philharmonic with a warm interpretation of Mahler's Third Symphony.
****1
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A Faint-Hearted Fanfare

An all-Russian programme of favourite works opens the Hallé’s 160th season.  
**111
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