Two behemoths of classical music come together this autumn, as The Bridgewater Hall welcomes the legendary London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Renowned conductor Edward Gardner brings the resurgent LPO for their first Manchester concert under his direction, with a star turn from one of the country’s leading pianists, Benjamin Grosvenor.

Grosvenor is the soloist in Felix Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto – a wondrous display by a 22-year-old composer overflowing with innovative ideas and jaw-dropping talent.

The evening begins with Tchaikovsky’s dramatic symphonic poem, Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture, inspired by the greatest love story ever told. To close proceedings is one of British music’s best-loved pieces, Enigma Variations – Elgar’s sparkling homage ‘to my friends pictured within’, 14 portraits of pals, lovers, colleagues, pupils and the composer himself.

Tickets are on sale now and start at £25, with students able to grab one for just £5.50 inc booking fee. For more information, and to book your spot, hit the button below.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 8 Oct, 7.30pm, The Bridgewater Hall,
Lower Mosley St, Manchester M2 3WS
Words:
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Thu 16 Jun 2022