From the Best of Bond and disco spectaculars to beloved cinema soundtracks and the soaring sounds of America, The Hallé unveils a breathtaking Summer Season guaranteed to set a joyous tone for the warmer months with four unmissable concerts at The Bridgewater Hall.

The Best of Bond | Sat 29 Jun | 7.30pm | £16-£43

Conductor Stephen Bell leads a suave celebration of Britain’s favourite international super-spy as The Hallé performs the iconic music of James Bond through the years on Sat 29 Jun.

Alongside Manchester’s world-famous musical outfit, vocalists Matthew Ford and Alison Jiear deliver masterful covers of the unmistakeable theme songs which have transformed every Bond film into a heart-stopping auditory adventure, from Thunderball and Moonraker to Skyfall and Goldeneye, as well as No Time to Die, Dr. No, Quantum of Solace, The World is Not Enough, Spectre and many, many more.

The Bridgewater Hall provides a thrillingly atmospheric backdrop to the evening and, thankfully, the only similarities with 007’s adventures on this occasion will be spine-tingling scores and refined attire.

Stars and Stripes | Sat 6 Jul | 7.30pm | £16-£43

In celebration of America’s Independence Day, The Hallé invites audiences on a triumphant musical tour of the United States with a programme of timeless arrangements from titans of the stateside classical tradition.

Beginning with Copland’s jubilant Fanfare for the Common Man, the evening sweeps seamlessly through Bernstein’s sparkling rhythmic tapestry and Gershwin’s irresistibly vibrant classics, while Barber’s stirring Adagio imbues the affair with profound gravitas. David Arnold’s unapologetically grandiose Independence Day reintroduces the sound of America’s singular pomp, before Sousa’s titular composition rounds off proceedings with glorious, galvanising flair.

Stage and Screen | Sat 13 Jul | 7.30pm | £16-£43

On Sat 13 Jul, The Hallé presents an uplifting one-off concert in honour of the best-loved songs from theatre and cinema spanning a century of spellbinding entertainment, with orchestral renditions of All That Jazz, My Favourite Things, Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, Chicago and more, led by masterful vocal performances from a pair of West End superstars.

Disco Dynamite | Sat 27 Jul | 7.30pm | £16-£43

Conducted by Stephen Bell and starring four renowned singers, The Hallé provides a fitting conclusion to its blockbuster Summer Season with a night of iconic disco tunes.

Guests of all musical tastes are encouraged to don their dancing shoes and hit the spiritual dancefloor for a memorable programme packed with groovy basslines and blistering melodies, as the orchestra charts a unique history of funk with covers including We Are Family, Le Freak, That’s The Way (I Like It) and many others.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
The Bridgewater Hall,
Lower Mosley St, Manchester, M2 3WS
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Sat 4 Apr 2020