The Hallé Orchestra

at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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Beethoven 250 – Beethoven Symphony No.1 and Violin Concerto

Beethoven - Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Beethoven - Violin Concerto
Beethoven - Elegischer Gesang
Beethoven - Symphony No.1

Conductor
Alondra de la Parra

Featuring:
Antje Weithaas, violin

Choir:
Hallé Choir
Hallé Youth Choir

In the Hallé’s final contribution to the Beethoven cycle, the young American/Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra makes her debut. Already well established through visits to major orchestras in the States and Europe, she’s Music Director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Antje Weithaas’s interpretation of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is renowned for its wonderful artistry: ‘virtuosic and animated, technically flawless, with breathtakingly intensity’ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). Another choral rarity, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, sets Goethe’s verses, and was dedicated to the towering man of letters. Although the First Symphony reveals Beethoven’s indebtedness to Haydn and Mozart, its fusion of lyricism and propulsive energy is indelibly stamped with his personality.

The Hallé Orchestra

The Hallé Orchestra appearing at this event

Founded by the pianist and conductor Sir Charles Hallé in 1858, The Hallé is the UK’s oldest working orchestra (and the fourth oldest in the world). The Orchestra ranks among the UK’s top symphonic ensembles. Led by Sir Mark Elder, The Hallé is the resident orchestra of Bridgewater Hall.

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Bridgewater Hall

  • Lower Moseley Street
  • Manchester
  • M2 3WS

Website:
bridgewater-hall.co.uk
Enquiries:
0161 907 9000
Booking:
0844 907 9000
Disabled Booking:
0161 907 9000