On Sat 27 Jan, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra presents an evening of spellbinding wonder with an enchanting programme of selected works by Prokofiev, Adès and Shostakovich at The Bridgewater Hall.

Led by Chief Conductor John Storgårds, the world-renowned ensemble first opens a shimmering portal into Cinderella’s magical universe, wherein the timeless tale of the princess-to-be unfolds amidst the lush romance, vivid intensity and sparkling wit of Prokofiev’s 1945 masterpiece, widely known as one of the most dazzling ballet scores ever written.

Thomas Adès’ thrilling elliptical Violin Concerto, Concentric Paths, charts a captivating exploration of non-linear storytelling, with haunting cyclical rhythms which build an irrepressible tension and brings the atmosphere to cosmic heights. For this performance, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra are joined by soloist Christian Tetzlaff, hailed as one of the most exciting violinists in the world.

The evening concludes with a sublime rendition of Shostakovich’s youthful and emotionally intricate First Symphony, a whirlwind tragicomic odyssey which moves between the sinister, the sprightly and the sombre, closing in a triumphant blaze of trumpets and trombones.

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A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 27 Jan, 7.30pm, The Bridgewater Hall,
Lower Mosley St, Manchester, M2 3WS
, £14.50-£29
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Wed 3 Jan 2024