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Venue: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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AddressManchester
North-West
M2 3WS
United Kingdom
Google maps53° 28' 30.559" N 2° 14' 45.663" W
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Wellber and the BBC Philharmonic mark Beethoven 250 in Manchester

Omer Meir Wellber © Jens Gerber
Taking snapshots from 1806 and 1807, the BBC Philharmonic present two works from Beethoven’s middle period, with high musical standards and the Dresden Chamber Choir on superb form.
****1
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Beethoven 250: Eroica and curiosities from the BBC Philharmonic

Ben Gernon © Jane Hobson
Ben Gernon conducts the BBC Philharmonic in an all Beethoven programme centered around the monumental Third Symphony.
****1
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BBC Philharmonic forges a pathway through the gloom

Vassily Sinaisky © Marco Borggreve
Vassily Sinaisky leads the BBC Philharmonic through the murky worlds of Myaskovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Szymaowski
****1
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A tale of two halves as Jess Gillam makes her Hallé debut

Jess Gillam © Kaupo Kikkas

Intense lyricism bridges the gap between John Adams and Rachmaninov, but debutant Kazuki Yamada struggles to link the two. 

***11
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Bruckner and bayan from the BBC Philharmonic

Omer Meir Wellber © Wilfried Hösl
Omer Meir Wellber conducts his first Bridgewater Hall concert as Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic.
****1
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Riotous American repertoire from the Hallé

Cristian Măcelaru © Adriane White
Cristian Măcelaru conducts The Hallé in music by Copland, Bernstein and Gershwin, plus his own arrangement of Jake Heggie's Moby Dick.
****1
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Milhaud, Ravel and Prokofiev from the BBC Philharmonic

Steven Osborne © Benjamin Ealovega
Ludovic Morlot conducts a French and Russian programme in Manchester, with a thrilling performance of Ravel's bimanual piano concerto by Steven Osborne as the highlight of the evening.
****1
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A strikingly individual Mahler First from The Hallé and Alexander Joel

Kristóf Baráti © Marco Borggreve
Alexander Joel conducts The Hallé in Mahler's First Symphony and Korngold's “Hollywood” Violin Concerto. 
****1
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