BBC Philharmonic - A Hero’s Life 

Saturday 16 November 2024 7.30pm

Event Timings
Auditorium Doors: TBC
Concert Start: 7:30pm
Interval: TBC

Timings will be updated closer to the concert date. Please check the website on the afternoon of the performance for up-to-date information. All timings are approximate and are subject to change.

BBC Philharmonic The Bridgewater Hall

Tickets £16.00 to £35.00

(All ticket prices include £3.00 booking fee)

Disabled patrons 50% off
Senior & Claimants 20% off
Students £6

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BBC Philharmonic - A Hero’s Life 

Alpesh Chauhan conductor
Alban Gerhardt cello

Anna Clyne This Moment (UK premiere)
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.2 in G major
Richard Strauss Ein Heldenleben

Tonight is all about stories of the human spirit. Buddhist writings inspired BBC Philharmonic Orchestra’s Composer in Association, Anna Clyne to write This Moment. This UK premiere is a meditation on the words of Zen Master and peace activist Thích Nhất Hạnh; ‘this moment is full of wonders.’

Dmitri Shostakovich’s late cello concerto looks back on a life lived through oppression. A reflective mood with a double shot of black humour, Shostakovich continually finds light amongst the dark.

The story of a hero rounds off the concert. Thrilling and ardent, Ein Heldenleben or ‘A Hero’s Life’ is the musical autobiography of Richard Strauss. It’s the ride of his life and he’s taking us all with him. ‘A Hero’s Life’ has enough power to heat The Bridgewater Hall on a cold evening.

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