The Hallé: Rush Hour – Prokofiev And Debussy
The Bridgewater Hall
9th November 2023
Prices from £5.50 to £22.50
- Wheelchair Accessible
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3
Debussy La Mer
This is part of the Rush Hour series of concerts woven in amongst the Hallé’s season. These early evening, hour-long concerts offer the opportunity to experience the full forces of the Hallé live on stage. Afterwards, while away the evening with drinks in the bar, enjoy complimentary events, including foyer music performed by local young musicians and relaxed talks based on the Hallé’s 165-year-old archive.
Appearing for the first time with the Hallé, American conductor Roderick Cox won the 2018 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, and has been hailed by the Minnesota Star Tribune as ‘a trailblazer… a conductor who will be amongst the vanguard.’
Making a rousing upbeat to the concert, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man was composed to mark the USA entering World War Two. Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto, performed by a favourite Hallé visitor, Benjamin Grosvenor, was written when the composer was in his late twenties. Full of youthful zest and playfulness, it ends jubilantly with sweeping glissandos across the keyboard. ‘Music’, said Debussy, ‘can bring together all manner of variations of colour and light’, as he proved in his evocative seascapes La Mer, inspired by his childhood memories of the sea, and paintings of J.M.W. Turner.
After the concert, in the foyer enjoy more music, from members of the Hallé Youth Ensembles
£17.50 to £22.50 full price
£5.50 full-time education
Discounts available for Under 30s, Over 60s, claimants and disabled patrons