The Hallé – Isata Kanneh-Mason performs Clara Schumann
The Bridgewater Hall
24th February 2022
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With commissions galore, from the BBC Proms to the Chicago Symphony, British-born/USA based, Anna Clyne has established a reputation as ‘a composer of uncommon gifts’ (New York Times). In This Midnight Hour, she responds to poems by Jiménez and Baudelaire in music combining high-octane energy and waltzing tenderness. Since last with the Hallé, Tianyi Lu has won First Prize in the prestigious Sir George Solti International Conductors’ Competition, whilst Isata Kanneh-Mason, made her impressive Hallé debut last season. A passionate advocate of Clara Schumann’s music, she’ll be giving the Hallé’s first performance of her virtuosic concerto. Schoenberg’s admiration for Brahms is evident throughout his orchestral take on the latter’s G minor Piano Quartet. In the barn-storming finale, with its typically Brahmsian gypsy fireworks, Schoenberg gives the percussionists a field day.
Students can buy tickets for £5.50 and those under 30 can get 15% off.
Anna Clyne – This Midnight Hour
Clara Schumann – Piano Concerto
Brahms arr. Schoenberg – Piano Quartet No.25 in G minor
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
Tuning Up – 6.30pm
Tianyi Lu and Isata Kanneh-Mason discuss the performance of works by female composers, past and present. – Free to concert ticket holders
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