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The Hallé 19th January 2018

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Friday, 19 Jan 2018


Start Time: 19:00

Doors Open: 17:30


Sir Mark Elder conductor

Alisa Weilerstein cello

 

DELIUS Paris: ‘The Song of a Great City’

SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No.1

Interval

MUSSORGSKY Orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

 

Paris has always been a source of inspiration for musicians, among them Delius. Tonight provides a rare chance to hear the Bradford-born composer’s lyrical and fascinatingly-textured impression of the French capital. After the interval, a great Russian work gets French dressing in a performance of Ravel’s peerless orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Inspired by the artworks of a friend, Mussorgsky superbly turned the visual into sound. S

hostakovich’s highly personal First Cello Concerto places ferocious technical demands on the soloist. Rest assured, the brilliant American cellist Alisa Weilerstein will more than rise to the challenge.

 

Tickets for the The Hallé (subject to booking fees) at Sheffield City Hall are available online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk through the ticket hotline on 0114 2 789 789 and in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.


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