In our latest pick from The Halle’s incredible winter schedule, Nicola Benedetti will perform the critically-acclaimed concerto Wynton Marsalis, with Cristian Macelaru joining on conducting duties.

Inspired by Benedetti’s life as a traveling performer, the performance incorporates diverse allusions to her Scottish and Marsalis’ African-American heritages.

Taking the form of four picturesque movements, the show includes a soulful Blues segment and closes with a final Hootenanny, which is described by the composer as ‘a raucous stomping and whimsical barn-yard throw-down’.

Also on the programme is Bernstein’s fizzing overture to his comic operetta Candide that encapsulates the wondrous adventures of its ever-optimistic hero, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition, his renowned feat of musical imagination in tribute to a deceased artist and friend, will draw the evening to a close.

There are three opportunities to catch the much-anticipated performance, the dates and times can be found below:

Wed 8 December 2021 – 2.15pm
Thu 9 December 2021 – 7.30pm
Sun 12 December 2021 – 4pm

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Image credit: Andy Gotts

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Wed 8 Dec - Sun 12 Dec, The Halle,
40 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6BF
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Mon 29 Nov 2021