The Hallé – Maher’s Titan at The Bridgewater Hall

The Hallé – Maher’s Titan
The Bridgewater Hall
9th February 2022

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The Hallé - Maher's Titan

Concerts directed by Carlo Rizzi, Conductor Laureate of Welsh National Opera, are keenly anticipated by Hallé audiences. His programme begins with a piece new to the Hallé – Stravinsky’s tribute to his teacher Rimsky-Korsakov, which after its premiere was lost for over a century. Heejae Kim, the winner of the Terence Judd–Hallé Award at the 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition, makes a welcome return playing Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto, in which she’s joined by the Hallé’s principal trumpet, Gareth Small. Replete with sardonic wit and quotes including Beethoven, Haydn, and Shostakovich himself, it’s capped with an uproarious finale. The concert concludes with Mahler’s bold calling card for his symphonic ambitions. Also known by its epithet, ‘Titan’, its music reflects his view that a symphony must embrace the world.

Stravinsky – Funeral Song
Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No.1
Mahler – Symphony No.1, ‘Titan’

Carlo Rizzi

Heejae Kim, piano
Gareth Small, trumpet


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