Bax In Memoriam
Sibelius Symphony No.5
Dvorák Symphony No.8
“I go all over the world to work with marvellous orchestras” says Sir Mark Elder, “yet still I miss the Hallé, what we have together. They know the way I work, they play so beautifully, they retain their curiosity… You can take musical risks.” After 14 years as music director of the Hallé, Elder and his Manchester orchestra are one of the great musical partnerships of our time.
Sibelius’s Fifth begins with a crisp northern dawn and ends in a blaze of glory – and one of the simplest yet noblest melodies ever written. Dvorák’s gloriously tuneful Eighth, meanwhile, is just pure sunshine! The Hallé has been playing the music of Sibelius and Dvorák ever since it was written, but Elder begins with a personal speciality: a poignant lament by the neglected English romantic Arnold Bax. All of them will get the authentic Elder/Hallé treatment tonight: style, passion,
and absolute commitment.
Pre-concert talk: in conversation with conductor Sir Mark Elder – Sat 8 Nov 2014 6.15pm. Click here to book online.