Beautiful, powerful concert performed at the highest level by the Castalian String Quartet at Stoller Hall

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Haydn, Janáček, Adès, The Polyphonic Concert Club – Castalian String Quartet: Sini Simonen, Daniel Roberts (violin), Charlotte Bonneton (viola), Christopher Graves (cello). Performed at Stoller Hall, Manchester, 21.3.2021, and broadcast via Vimeo, 8.4.2021 (CC)

Castalian String Quartet at Stoller Hall

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Bacewicz to the future as Hallé debutant Delyana Lazarova also conducts Copland and Shostakovich

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bacewicz, Copland, Shostakovich: Hallé / Delyana Lazarova (conductor). Broadcast (directed by Jonathan Haswell) from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, and streamed on 1.4.2021. (JPr)

Delyana Lazarova conducts the Hallé

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Isata Kanneh-Mason mesmerises in Beethoven and there is masterly Sibelius from Elder and the Hallé

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Richard Strauss, Beethoven, Sibelius: Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano), Hallé / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Recorded (directed by Jonathan Haswell) at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, available from 18.3 to 18.6.2021. (JPr)

Hallé and Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

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Hallé resumes Winter Season with five new online concerts – 18 March to 29 April 2021

Hallé’s Winter Season – 18 March to 29 April 2021

The Hallé is delighted to announce the new dates of its critically acclaimed online Winter Season, with five new concerts streamed from the Hallé’s Manchester homes, The Bridgewater Hall and Hallé St Peter’s in Ancoats.

Sir Mark Elder (conductor) and Hallé (c) Russell Hart

The orchestra’s Music Director, Sir Mark Elder, will conduct three concerts, while Assistant Conductor and winner of the 2020 Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition Delyana Lazarova will make her concert debut with the orchestra (1 April). Special guest artists will include Isata Kanneh-Mason, performing with the orchestra for the first time (18 March), as well as Paul Lewis (25 March) and Stephen Hough (15 April).

The final concert in the series will see Sir Mark Elder conduct Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale in a new staging directed by Olivier Award winner Annabel Arden which will be filmed in various locations around Manchester and feature three actors, a dancer and seven instrumentalists (29 April).

Each concert will remain available to watch on demand for three months after the initial broadcast.

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Kenneth MacMillan’s telling of the dark Manon story is equally intense for ENB thanks to Alina Cojocaru

United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Ballet’s Manon: Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Performance from 17.10.2018 at Manchester Opera House and streamed as Ballet on Demand from 1.3.2021 (JO’D)

ENB’s Manon (c) Laurent Liotardo

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Vim and vigour from the Northern Chamber Orchestra as Lara Melda shows her affinity for Rossini

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bartók, Mozart, Rossini: Lara Melda (piano), Northern Chamber Orchestra / Nicholas Ward (leader/director). Livestream from the Carole Nash Hall, Manchester, 28.2.2021. (CC)

Lara Melda plays Rossini’s String Sonata No.3

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From Manchester’s The Bridgewater Hall, the Hallé bring us a classic night at the movies

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various, Hallé’s Movie Classics: Nardus Williams (soprano), Sergio Castelló-López (clarinet), Petroc Trelawny (presenter), Hallé / Stephen Bell (conductor). Recorded (directed by Jonathan Haswell) on 10.12.2020 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, and streamed on 11.2.2021. (JPr)

Movie Classic from the Hallé in The Bridgewater Hall

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The Event Horizon: hope and ambition from Simon Armitage and The Hallé

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Hallé Winter Season, Episode 3 – The Event Horizon: Simon Armitage (Poet Laureate), Jess Gillam (saxophone), The Hallé / Jonathan Bloxham (conductor). Broadcast from Hallé St Peters, Manchester, 14.1.2021. (CS)

Jess Gillam performs Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto with the Hallé Orchestra
(c) The Hallé

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