Enjoy classical music? The wonderful Halle Orchestra offers a plethora of great music at the Bridgewater Hall.
Now in its 161st season, the Hallé ranks among the UK’s top symphonic ensembles. With a reputation for artistic excellence, the Hallé remains determined to seek ways to enhance and refresh what it undertakes. Sir Mark Elder became Music Director in 2000.
The Magical Music of Harry Potter includes the Halle Youth Choir - Feb 2.
Celebrate the story of the most famous wizard in the world through the phenomenal music of John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper and Alexandre Desplat. From Hedwig’s Theme to Quidditch, Dobby the House Elf and Aunt Marge’s Waltz to The Death of Cedric, The Weasley Stomp and Lily’s Theme, the iconic music of the astonishingly successful Harry Potter films has delighted generations of wizards and muggles for more than eighteen years.
A treat as Sir Mark Elder conducts The Damnation of Faust by Berlioz - 10 Feb.
The Damnation of Faust is central to Berlioz’s creative personality, and Sir Mark Elder has assembled an appropriately stellar cast alongside massed choirs from the Hallé. In Berlioz’s graphic version of the legend, Faust, having sold his soul to Méphistophélès in exchange for eternal youth, is led by the nose through temptation, seduction, betrayal, humiliation and a terrifying ride into his inevitable damnation
Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony - Feb 14, 17 & 20.
The Hallé’s Principal Clarinet Sergio Castelló López is soloist in Mozart’s serene concerto.
Carlos Miguel Prieto brings his panache to bear on Beethoven’s exhilarating Seventh Symphony, a work described by Wagner as ‘the apotheosis of the dance’. The concert opens with Falla’s remarkably beautiful El amor brujo.
Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony - Feb 28.
Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony was born in the closing months of the Second World War, yet it captures the optimism and the dynamism of the Soviet industrial age
Hallé Concerts Society The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M1 5HA