The Hallé has once again programmed a spectacular series for their Blackburn residency and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their creativity and dedication in supporting the King George’s Hall team to maintain this series within our Borough.
The 2017/18 series includes four Hallé performances with a number of return visits by exceptional Hallé guest conductors, the rare appearance of two vocalists, and a Viennese New Years’ Concert as close as we could manage it! The series’ chamber orchestral concert is brought to us by our old friends Manchester Camerata who are bringing two classics of the trumpet repertoire and what we are sure will prove to be an insightful pre-concert talk around female leadership within music.
Councillor Damian Talbot, Executive Member for Leisure and Culture
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Mozart and Mahler is a combination made in heaven. Ryan Wigglesworth begins his return to Blackburn at the keyboard, before stepping once more onto the podium.
For the Hallé, early January means it’s time to visit Vienna, or rather to bring Viennese favourites to England’s North-West!
Manchester Camerata return to the series with Mendelssohn’s impression of Scotland and Tine Thing Helseth plays two favourites of the trumpet repertoire: by Hummel and Haydn.
Jonathon Heyward, winner of the prestigious Besançon Competition in 2015, and Assistant Conductor at the Hallé, makes his Blackburn debut with three cornerstones of the classical repertoire.