Venezuelan-born and multi-award-winning conductor Rodolfo Barráez has become an international favourite since he reaffirmed just how exciting a talent he was at the 2020 Siemens-Hallé International Conductors Competition. Every prestigious orchestra from Madrid to Mexico has come calling, but this month he stops off for three special shows at The Bridgewater Hall.

Cityscapes is a programme on an equally ambitious international journey. Gershwin’s portrait of An American in Paris—capturing the sights and sounds of the French capital, including car horns—sits next to the Violin Concerto of Austrian émigré Korngold, laced with the melodies of his celebrated Hollywood movie scores and performed by violinist Ning Feng (who trained in China, London and Berlin before becoming International Tutor at Manchester’s RNCM).

Jennifer Higdon’s Cityscape is her evocation of Atlanta, brought to life through the sounds of nature in its creeks and parks, while Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story completes this global love letter of a performance.

The shows will run from Sun 13 Mar – Thur 17 Mar. Tickets are on sale now with discounts available for students and under 30s. Grab yours using the button below.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sun 13 Mar - Thu 17 Mar, The Bridgewater Hall,
Lower Mosley St, Manchester M2 3WS
Sarah Walters
Published on:
Wed 9 Mar 2022