Classical Music and Opera

The Hallé

Fri 12th Apr 2019 7.30pm
The Hallé

Beethoven Overture: Leonora No.3

Mozart Piano Concerto No.17 in G, K453

Hallé orch. C. M. Wagner Souvenir and Scherzo

Sibelius Symphony No.5


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Heejae Kim piano

This special concert celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth, on 11 April, of Sir Charles Hallé, the orchestra’s founder. As well as being a pianist and conductor, Sir Charles was also a composer and we have a fascinating chance to hear one of his works in an orchestration by C. M. Wagner.


In the first half, after Beethoven’s stirring overture, the orchestra’s hugely talented Assistant Conductor Jonathon Heyward is joined by Heejae Kim, winner of the Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra prize at the 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition. Her interpretation of Mozart’s lovely G major concerto is hugely anticipated. Sibelius, working on his Fifth Symphony, wrote, ‘It’s as if God the Father had thrown down the tiles of a mosaic from heaven’s floor and asked me to determine what kind of picture it was.’ Though his shifting of the tiles was a long and arduous process, his picture ends in triumph, the swinging phrases of what he called his ‘Swan Hymn’ ringing out in life-affirming fashion.


Pre-concert talk: Jonathon Heyward in conversation.  The talk will commence on the raked seating at 6.30pm.  Tickets cost £3 and include a complimentary drink.



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Age Guidance: U16s must be accompanied by an adult

On sale date: Friday 6th July 2018 at 10am


Friday 12th April
Start: 7.30pm
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