The Hallé – Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony
The Bridgewater Hall
17th June 2021
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Making a welcome return to the Hallé, Tabita Berglund is an outstanding young Norwegian conductor with a growing international reputation. This concert at The Bridgewater Hall opens with the Siegfried Idyll, Wagner’s gift to his wife Cosima, named after their son. First performed on Christmas Day 1870 as a birthday surprise, the Idyll’s tender music enshrines their love.
Osvaldo Golijov’s Last Round was conceived as a sublimated tango dance, in revered memory of fellow Argentinian, Astor Piazzolla, ‘the last great Tango composer’. It was Wagner who described Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony as ‘the apotheosis of the dance’ with its ‘Bacchanalian power’. Overall, it’s an explosion of energy, through the dynamic of rhythm reimagined in a ground-breaking way.
Wagner – Siegfried Idyll
Osvaldo – Golijov Last Round
Beethoven – Symphony No.7
Tabita Berglund Conductor
There will be a number of new measures to make the Hallé’s concerts as safe and enjoyable as possible. These measures include: • socially distanced seating and face masks (the total capacity of The Bridgewater Hall has been reduced). • timed entry into the building • no plans to have any bar and catering facilities • carefully managed toilet facilities