The Hallé – Finlandia
The Bridgewater Hall
2nd December 2021
Prices from £16.50 to £45.50
- Wheelchair Accessible
Sibelius – Finlandia
Grieg – Piano Concerto
Alfvén – Swedish Rhapsody No.1, ‘Midsummer Vigil’
Sibelius – Valse triste
Christine Hals – Calling the Aurora (Northern Lights Kulning)
Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite: selection
Elisabeth Brauß, piano
Perfect for winter, this concert celebrates the mystery and beauty of the far North. Two of the most famous pieces by Norwegian Edvard Grieg feature: his musical tableaux for Peer Gynt and his stunning Piano Concerto, with its beautiful central Adagio, which will be performed by BBC New Generation Artist and Terence Judd-Hallé Award recipient, pianist Elisabeth Brauß. Film composer and vocalist Christine Hals, known for her Scandinavian herding call in Disney’s Frozen, brings the unique sound to her ‘Calling the Aurora’. Hugo Alfvén contributes his light-hearted Midsummer Vigil, a symphonic rhapsody that gets right to the heart of his homeland’s folk music, whilst Sibelius is represented by his haunting and melancholy Valse triste and his stirring tribute to his homeland, Finlandia.
Tuning Up - 6.30pm in the auditorium Students from the RNCM perform a selection of Scandinavian repertoire. - Free to concert ticket holders Your safety and well-being The safety and well-being of our audiences and players is the Hallé and The Bridgewater Hall’s first concern. In keeping with Government expectations and recommendations, we are strongly advising everyone to continue to wear face coverings, where possible. The Hall will continue its thorough cleaning regime between performances, and we expect hand sanitizer to continue to be widely available. We urge you to consult The Bridgewater Hall website which has full and regularly updated details. Security Patrons should note the measures in place for admission to The Bridgewater Hall.