The Hallé – Schumann’s Spring Symphony
The Bridgewater Hall
1st July 2021
Prices from £5.00 to £29.50
Farrenc – Overture No.1 in E minor
Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto
Schumann – Symphony No.1, ‘Spring’
Tomáš Hanus – Conductor
Eldbjørg Hemsing – Violin
Tomáš Hanus, Welsh National Opera’s Music Director, begins this concert at The Bridgewater Hall with the dynamic and lyrical Overture No.1 in E minor by the unjustly neglected French composer Louise Farrenc.
For her first visit to the Hallé, Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, its popularity assured through its memorable impassioned opening, which, according to the composer, constantly ran through his head and gave him no peace until he’d completed it. It was Mendelssohn who conducted the premiere of Schumann’s First Symphony, ‘Spring’, its sunny disposition expressing his joy at the season’s arrival.
SAFETY MEASURES There will be a number of new measures to make the Hallé’s concerts as safe and enjoyable as possible. These measures include: • socially distanced seating and face masks (the total capacity of The Bridgewater Hall has been reduced). • timed entry into the building • no plans to have any bar and catering facilities • carefully managed toilet facilities PRICES AND BOOKING Tickets £29.50, £25.50 and £18.50 (including box office charges). Concessions save 10%. Anyone in full-time education £5 (including box office charges). Sales close the Monday before the performance date. You will not be able to buy tickets on the day of the concert. Please book as early as possible to allow for your tickets to be dispatched.