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Apr 22

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Brahms' First Symphony
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Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act 1
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.68
Nicholas Collon, Conductor
Augustin Hadelich, Violin
Sat 28 Apr at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Thrills, Chills and Spills!
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Stephen Bell, Conductor
Petroc Trelawny, Presenter
Sat 5 May at 20:00

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Manchester Collective: Sirocco
Manchester Collective: Sirocco
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Sollima, Lamentatio
Lawes, Aire in C major
Ravel, Duo for Violin and Cello (II. Très Vif)
Haydn, String Quartet no. 60 in G major, Op.76 no.1, Hob III:75 (II. Adagio sostenuto)
Stravinsky, Concertino for 12 instruments
Lawes, Fantasy in F major, “Paven”
Works by African Traditional
Works by Traditional Moravian
Works by Traditional Norwegian
Abel Selaocoe, Cello
Manchester Collective
Thu 10 May at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Sibelius's Seventh Symphony
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Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Wigglesworth, A Winter's Tale: clocks
Sibelius, Symphony no. 7 in C major, Op.105
Ryan Wigglesworth, Conductor
Henning Kraggerud, Violin
Fri 11 May at 19:30

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Brandenburg Concertos by Candlelight
Brandenburg Concertos by Candlelight
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Mozart, Divertimento in D major, "Salzburg Symphony" K136 (K125a)
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major, BWV1050
Handel, Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.6 No.7, HWV 325
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G major, BWV1049
Mozart, Quartet in D for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello, K285
London Concertante
Ben Norris, Director
Sat 12 May at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Wagner, Rihm, Weber, Beethoven
Wagner, Rienzi, der Letze der Tribunen: overture
Rihm, Horn Concerto
Weber, Invitation to the Dance, Op.65
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon, Conductor
Stefan Dohr, French horn
Sun 13 May at 15:00

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Elga Cello Concerto with Raphael Wallfisch, Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Elga Cello Concerto with Raphael Wallfisch, Beethoven Symphony No. 5
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Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K620: overture
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Northern Chamber Orchestra
Raphael Wallfisch, Cello
May 17 mat, 20, 23

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Mendelssohn's 'Scottish' Symphony
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Schubert, Symphony no. 8 in B minor "Unfinished", D.759
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 18 in B flat, "Paradis", K456
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 3 in A minor, "Scottish", Op.56
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Hong Xu, Piano
Thu 17 May at 18:30

Univerisity of Manchester: Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Hear and Now
Greenstein, Plan of the City
Gandolfi, History of the World in Seven Acts
Fennessy, 5 Hofer Photographs
Psappha
Sat 19 May at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Szymanowski, Tchaikovsky
Szymanowski, Violin Concerto no. 1, Op.35
Tchaikovsky, Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op.58
BBC Philharmonic
Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor
Tasmin Little, Violin
Tue 22 May at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Castalian Quartet
Castalian Quartet
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Haydn, String Quartet no. 63 in B flat major "Sunrise," Op.76 no.4, Hob III:78
Fauré, String Quartet in E minor, Op.121
Beethoven, String Quartet in F (arr of Piano Sonata Op.14 no.1), Hess 34
Castalian String Quartet
Sini Simonen, Violin
Daniel Roberts, Violin
Charlotte Bonneton, Violin
Christopher Graves, Cello
Thu 31 May at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

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Vivaldi Rocks - Manchester Camerata
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Works by Vivaldi
Manchester Camerata
Hugo Ticciati, Violin
Bram van Sambeek, Bassoon
Sven Figee, Hammond Organ
Marijn Korff De Gidts, Percussion
Rick Stotijn, Double Bass
Sat 2 Jun at 17:00

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Siegfried: Acts I and II
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Wagner, Siegfried: Acts I and II
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Simon O'Neill, Tenor
Gerhard Siegel, Tenor
Iain Paterson, Bass-baritone
Clive Bailey, Bass
Malin Christensson, Soprano
Sun 3 Jun at 18:00

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Siegfried: Act III
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Wagner, Siegfried: Act III
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Simon O'Neill, Tenor
Iain Paterson, Bass-baritone
Anna Larsson, Alto
Rachel Nicholls, Soprano
Sat 9 Jun at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Albéniz, de Falla
Albéniz, The Magic Opal: overture
Albéniz, Rapsodia española, Op.70
de Falla, La vida breve
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, Conductor
Martin Roscoe, Piano
Sat 23 Jun at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - '80s Mixtape
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Queen, Radio Ga Ga
Warnes, Jennifer, The Time of My Life
Works by Cara, Irene
Works by Tyler, Bonnie
Europe, The Final Countdown
Manilow, Could It Be Magic
Works by Richie, Lionel
Cohen, Hallelujah
Works by Midler, Bette
Jackson, She's Out of My Life
Journey, Don't Stop Believin'
Stephen Bell, Conductor
Alison Jiear, Voice
Tim Howar, Vocals
Sun 1 Jul at 15:00

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Magical Journeys
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Zimmer, Pirates of the Caribbean
Horner, Theme from Apollo 13
Gregson-Williams, The Chronicles of Narnia
Sherman, Film Music from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Bennett, Murder on the Orient Express
Williams, Film music from E.T.
Gregson, The Salamander and the Moonraker
Hallé Children's Choir
Actors from the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre, Actor
Stephen Bell, Conductor
Kids event
Fri 6 Jul at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Chetham's Symphony Orchestra
Chetham's Symphony Orchestra
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Elgar, The Music Makers for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.69
Holst, The Planets, Op.32
Matthews C., Pluto
Chetham Symphony Orchestra
Margaret Macdonald, Mezzo-soprano
Jac van Steen, Conductor
St George's Singers
Chetham's Chorus
Sat 7 Jul at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Choral Extravaganza
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Handel, Zadok the Priest, HWV 258: God save the King
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: overture
Verdi, Nabucco: Va Pensiero, chorus of the Hebrew slaves
Jenkins, The Armed Man: Benedictus
Parry, I was glad
Mozart, Requiem in D minor, K626: Dies Irae
Wagner, Lohengrin: prelude to Act 3
Orff, Carmina Burana: O Fortuna
Traditional, Joshua Fit the Battle (arr. Moses Hogan)
Bizet, Carmen: overture
Whitacre, Sleep
Glinka, Ruslan and Ludmilla: overture
Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo
Jonathon Heyward, Conductor
Hallé Choir
Matthew Hamilton, Choirmaster / chorus director
Fri 13 Jul at 18:00

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Thank Hallé It's Friday!
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Handel, Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus
Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: excerpts
Vivaldi, Gloria in D major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis deo
Verdi, Nabucco: Va Pensiero, chorus of the Hebrew slaves
Schoenberg, Les Misérables: Do You Hear the People Sing?
Márquez, Danzón no. 2
Williams, Film music from Star Wars: The Empire strikes Back
Stephen Bell, Conductor
Tom Redmond, Presenter
Matthew Hamilton, Choirmaster / chorus director
Sat 14 Jul at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Hallé - Magic of the Musicals
The Hallé - Magic of the Musicals
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Rodgers, The King and I: Overture and Hello Young Lovers
Brown, Singin' in the Rain: You are My Lucky Star and Singin' in the Rain
Hurwitz, La La Land: Suite for Orchestra
Coleman, The Life: Use What You Got
Schwartz, Wicked: Defying Gravity
Schoenberg, On My Own and Bring Him Home
Rodgers, Carousel: waltz
Schoenberg, Miss Saigon: Last Night of the World
Jacobs, Grease: Hopelessly Devoted to You
Herman, La Cage aux folles: I Am What I Am
Menken, Beauty and the Best: Be Our Guest and Beauty and the Beast
Bernstein, West Side Story: One hand, one heart
Brown, Parade: Big News!
Lloyd Webber, The Phantom of the Opera: All I ask of You
Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia!: Overture
Stephen Bell, Conductor
Shona Lindsay, Vocals
Tom Solomon, Vocals
Sat 28 Jul at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Hallé - The Last Night of the Hallé Proms
The Hallé - The Last Night of the Hallé Proms
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Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Lensky's Aria
Rossini, La danza
Tosti, A vucchella
Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien in A major, Op.45
Walton, Portsmouth Point Overture
Traditional, Skye boat song
Wood, Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Traditional, Loch Lomond (arr. Gordon Cree)
Arne, Rule, Britannia!
Parry, Jerusalem
Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D Major, Op.39
Stephen Bell, Conductor
Jamie MacDougall, Tenor
Fri 28 Sep at 19:30

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight
Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight
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Mozart, Divertimento in D major, "Salzburg Symphony" K136 (K125a)
Bach, Double Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, BWV1043
Elgar, Serenade in E minor for string orchestra, Op.20
Vivaldi, Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione, Op.8 no. 1-4 (The Four Seasons)
Piazzolla, 4 Estaciones portenas (The 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires)
London Concertante
Sat 24 Nov at 19:30

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Mozart, Bach & Vivaldi by Candlelight
Mozart, Bach & Vivaldi by Candlelight
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Mozart, Divertimento in F, "Salzburg Symphony no. 3", K138 (K125c)
Albinoni, Concerto in D minor for oboe, Op.9 no.2
Bach, Concerto for oboe, violin and string orchestra in C minor, BWV1060R
Mozart, Quartet in F for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello, K370 (K368b)
Vivaldi, Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op.8 no. 4, RV 297 "L'inverno" (Winter)
London Concertante
Sat 29 Dec at 19:30

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
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Strauss II, Tales from the Vienna Woods
Brahms, Hungarian Dance no. 5 in F sharp minor
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a
Strauss II, Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Op.214
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty: waltz
Strauss II, An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), Op.314
London Concertante
Tue 4 Jun 2019 at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Verdi, Aida (Concert Staging)
Sir Richard Armstrong, Conductor
Annabel Arden, Director
Joanna Parker, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Rafael Rojas, Radamès
Eric Greene, Amonasro
Orchestra of Opera North
Chorus of Opera North