The Hallé – Janacek’s Sinfonietta at The Bridgewater Hall

The Hallé – Janacek’s Sinfonietta
The Bridgewater Hall
25th November 2021

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The Hallé - Janacek's Sinfonietta

Suk – Fantastic Scherzo
Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No.4
Dukas – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Janácek – Sinfonietta

Sir Mark Elder

Boris Giltburg, piano

A classic Hallé programme, mixing familiar composers with lesser-known works, is framed by Czech music. Suk’s Fantastic Scherzo is a rarity, yet it is graced by the most beguiling of Bohemian waltzes. Remarkably, for such a popular composer, Rachmaninov’s final piano concerto hasn’t been played by the Hallé for over 20 years. Described by Sir Mark as a ‘great work of sadness and nostalgia’, it requires an outstanding virtuoso and the Hallé is delighted to welcome back Boris Giltburg, described in Gramophone as ‘a truly remarkable Rachmaninov interpreter’. After the disastrous chaos wrought by Dukas’s hapless Sorcerer’s Apprentice, so vividly evoked in music, order is restored with Janácek’s Sinfonietta. Boasting no less than 25 brass players, including nine trumpets, its exultant fanfares will resound around The Bridgewater Hall.

Tuning up - 6.30pm in the auditorium Insights from Sir Mark Elder on tonight's programme 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.

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