The Hallé – Berlioz’s Harold in Italy
The Bridgewater Hall
31st March 2022
Prices from £3.00 to £44.50
- Wheelchair Accessible
A Hallé double début at The Bridgewater Hall for the French conductor Lionel Bringuier and British violist, Timothy Ridout. Having ‘an absolute mastery of his craft’ (Washington Post), Bringuier’s career is well established with regular visits to major orchestras across the globe, whilst Ridout is a former BBC New Generation artist and First Prizewinner of the 1916 Lionel Tertis Competition. He’s the soloist in Berlioz’s Harold in Italy, which the composer intended for Paganini, wanting to make the viola ‘a kind of melancholic dreamer in the manner of Byron’s Childe Harold.’ Kodály’s vibrant Dances of Galánta, sprang from the folk music and gypsy bands he’d known since childhood, and Tchaikovsky’s graphic tone poem depicts Dante’s tale from his Divine Comedy, describing the fate of Francesca da Rimini and her lover forever doomed in Hell.
Student tickets are £5.50 or just £3 if you buy on the door in cash.
Berlioz – Harold en Italie
Kodály – Dances of Galánta
Tchaikovsky – Francesca da Rimini
Timothy Ridout, viola
Tuning Up – 6.30pm
Spotlight on the viola: a panel discussion and performance by students from the RNCM – Free to concert ticket holders