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The Hallé

The Hallé

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The Hallé
Andrew Manze  – conductor  
James Ehnes - violin

Finzi – The Fall of the Leaf Listen
Bruch – Violin Concerto No 1 Listen
Elgar – Symphony No 1 Listen

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Dan Holden.

The existing piano score of The Fall of the Leaf was only partially orchestrated when Finzi died in 1956. Completed by a friend and fellow composer of Finzi’s, the work is elegiac in nature, evokes the English countryside, and stirs listeners much like Holst’s Saturn does.

Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 1 was his most successful work and is ever popular today, twice being voted No 1 in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame. The concerto opens with a dazzling first movement that leads seamlessly into an oasis of calm, before closing with a rousing Hungarianstyle finale.

The Hallé’s 1908 premiere of Elgar’s Symphony No 1 in Manchester was a massive success; within weeks performances would be heard throughout the world – pre-internet! The patriotic symphony has found its way into some unlikely places, including the 2005 Wallace and Gromit film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.



A £39.22, B £37.10, C £32.86, D £25.44,
E £19.08, O £14.84
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off
(prices include 6% booking fee) 

Tickets & Times

  • [A] great work of art, which is lofty in conception and sincere in expression, and which must stand as a landmark in the development of the younger school of English music.
    The Times on Elgar