The Hallé – The Tsar, The Rock and The Firebird
The Bridgewater Hall
22nd July 2021
Prices from £5.00 to £29.50
Rimsky-Korsakov – The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite
Rachmaninov – The Rock
Stravinsky – The Firebird: Suite (1945)
Sir Mark Elder – Conductor
For the finale of their Summer Season, Sir Mark leads the Hallé in a spectacular Russian programme from The Bridgewater Hall beginning with Rimsky-Korsakov’s suite, or ‘Little Pictures’, from his fairy-tale opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan. They are, Sir Mark comments, ‘full of lovely tunes’ and show the composer’s ‘wonderful ear for orchestral colour, and theatricality.’
Rachmaninov was only 20 when he composed his brooding, atmospheric The Rock, inspired by a Chekhov story, yet it already demonstrates his mastery of the orchestra.
Stravinsky’s The Firebird is drawn from Russian folklore; imbued with the composers own personality, he displays a natural flair for composing ballet as exemplified by the vibrant ‘Dance of the Firebird’ and the thrilling ‘Infernal Dance’.
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.