Fauré, Ravel, Bizet – The Hallé Orchestra

The Bridgewater Hall

Wednesday, 15 May; Thursday 16th May; Sunday 19th May 2013 @ 7:30PM              Christian Zacharias conductor/piano


Fauré,  Pelléas et Mélisande: SuiteChopin, Piano Concerto No.2Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunteBizet Symphony in C

Tickets: £36-£10
£3 student tickets available for Wednesday
PwC under 26 tickets available                                                                                            
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The exceptional Christian Zacharias makes a welcome return to The Bridgewater Hall in the dual role of conductor and soloist. From the keyboard he performs and directs Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto. Dedicated to a mysterious muse figure called Delphina Potocka, it is a passionate work with an exquisite slow movement and a vigorous mazurka finale.

Three superb French pieces make up the rest of the programme: Fauré’s touching Pelléas et Mélisande Suite (with its famous and exquisite Sicilienne), Ravel’s elegiac yet elegant Pavane pour une infant défunte and finally Bizet’s Symphony in C, a work bursting with youthful exuberance and sheer joie de vivre.


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