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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Hallé and Sir Mark Elder bring to life Don Quixote and Elgar 2 in Manchester

By , 25 October 2018
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Gardner's Zarathustra and the Glagolitic Mass impress in Manchester

By , 11 October 2018
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The cast at curtain call © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

A heroic performance of Siegfried at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 08 August 2018
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Sir Mark Elder © Russell Hart
London

Prom 16: Poise and transparency from Elder and the Hallé

By , 26 July 2018
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

A musical journey spanning three centuries with The Hallé

By , 15 March 2018
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Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
Manchester

Nostalgia, despair and triumph with Cristian Măcelaru

By , 25 January 2018
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Carlo Rizzi © Tessa Traeger
Manchester

Novel approaches to old favourites from Carlo Rizzi and The Hallé

By , 10 December 2017
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Hallé goes “beyond the score” to discover the danger behind Shostakovich 4

By , 28 October 2017
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Engaging and fluent performances from Elder’s Hallé

By , 05 October 2017
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Barry Douglas © Mark Harrison
Manchester

A Faint-Hearted Fanfare: The Hallé in Manchester

By , 14 September 2017
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Henry Goodman with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 52: An excellent evening of innovation from Elder and the Hallé

By , 23 August 2017
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Michael Spyres and Joyce El-Khoury in Les Martyrs © Russell Duncan (2014)
London

From Auber to Halévy: El-Khoury and Spyres celebrate a pair of French stars in style

By , 14 July 2017
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The Hallé and Sir Mark Elder © The Hallé
Manchester

A shattering Gurre-Lieder from the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic and Sir Mark Elder

By , 04 June 2017
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Elegance and excellence from Elder and the Hallé at Bridgewater Hall

By , 27 April 2017
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Lahav Shani © Marco Borggreve
Manchester

From Russia with Love: the Hallé plays Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Stravinsky

By , 26 March 2017
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

In the blood: Elder conducts the Hallé in The Dream Of Gerontius in Manchester

By , 12 March 2017
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Sir MarkElder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Excellent Hallé delivers a solid evening of Elgar

By , 09 March 2017
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Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
Manchester

Powerful Prokofiev and exquisite Fauré from The Hallé

By , 23 February 2017
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Cristian Măcelaru © David Swanson
Manchester

Musical myths and legends at the Hallé

By , 09 February 2017
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Louis Langrée © Benoit Linero
Manchester

Storming Tchaikovsky 4 from the Hallé and Louis Langrée

By , 18 January 2017
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Iain Paterson © Maximilian Van London
Manchester

A 24-carat Rheingold as the Hallé continues its Ring quest

By , 27 November 2016
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Benjamin Grosvenor © Operaomnia.co.uk
Manchester

First-rate Tchaikovsky and Liszt open the Halle's new season

By , 22 September 2016
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Mark Elder conducts the Hallé Orchestra © BBC|Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 41: The Hallé's take on Mahler's unnumbered symphony

By , 16 August 2016
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Alexandra Dariescu © Adrian Stoicoviciu
Nottingham

The Hallé ends its Nottingham season in high spirits

By , 02 June 2016
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Gary Hoffman © Bernard Martinez Moyenne
Manchester

Pleasing Dvořák from the Hallé in Manchester

By , 12 May 2016
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Francesco Piemontesi © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Nature, Life, Love – and a dazzling pianist – as the Hallé's Dvořák festival opens

By , 05 May 2016
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Ryan Wigglesworth © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Streamlined Bach from the Hallé and Ryan Wigglesworth

By , 21 April 2016
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
Manchester

Birdsong from the trenches: powerful performances from the Hallé

By , 07 April 2016
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Markus Stenz © Molina Visuals
Manchester

Enchanted forests and dances of death: Markus Stenz and the Hallé

By , 17 March 2016
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Andrew Manze © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Joyous Brahms closes Hallé concert with Andrew Manze

By , 10 March 2016
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
Manchester

Norwegian mountains, Russian folksongs, and the torments of Hell from the Hallé

By , 27 February 2016
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Okko Kamu © Patrick Garvey Management
Manchester

Graceful and light of wing: Sibelius 5 from the Hallé and Okko Kamu

By , 18 February 2016
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
Manchester

Fate knocks, but uplifting performances by the Hallé

By , 11 February 2016
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Sophia Jaffé © EW Passau
Manchester

Schumann's Spring Symphony crowns the Hallé's concert of German music

By , 21 January 2016
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Harish Shankar © Merlijn Doomernik
Manchester

Tchaikovsky's Fatum as a new conductor knocks at the Hallé's door

By , 10 December 2015
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Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
Manchester

Cristian Măcelaru and the Hallé enjoy an eclectic programme

By , 26 November 2015
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Jack Liebeck © Chris Dunlop
Leeds

Karl-Heinz Steffens and Jack Liebeck perform Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in Leeds

By , 17 October 2015
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
Manchester

The Hallé's Verdi Requiem

By , 03 October 2015
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Sunwook Kim © Doh Lee
Manchester

Fate and Russian tales as the Hallé's Bridgewater Hall season opens

By , 17 September 2015
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Iain Paterson and Sir Mark Elder © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 17: Vaughan Williams' Sancta civitas makes its Proms debut

By , 30 July 2015
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Helen Grime © Jonathan Wrather
Manchester

Atmospheric Ives, a fascinating new concerto and revelatory Walton from the Hallé

By , 07 May 2015
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Markus Stenz © Catrin Moritz
Manchester

Markus Stenz conducts an energetic Mahler 1 with the Hallé

By , 23 April 2015
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
Manchester

Hallé gives a rousing 500th birthday cheer for Manchester Grammar School

By , 16 April 2015
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Denis Kozhukhin © Felix Broede
Manchester

Dazzling Prokofiev from Kozhukhin and the Hallé

By , 26 March 2015
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
Manchester

Coherent Mahler and striking Shostakovich from the Hallé

By , 19 March 2015
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Stanisław Skrowaczewski © Toshiyuki Urano
Manchester

A thrilling Brahms 4: Skrowaczewski still loved in Manchester

By , 01 February 2015
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Rachel Nicholls © Clive Barda
Manchester

An original and moving remembrance concert from the Hallé

By , 06 November 2014
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
Manchester

A Dvořák Eighth from the Hallé in which natures flies from the stage

By , 19 October 2014
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© Henry Fair
Manchester

Mullova's soft dynamics purr in Shostakovich with the Hallé

By , 09 October 2014
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
London

Fine playing by the Hallé in their Prom visit under Sir Mark Elder

By , 09 August 2014
***11
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