Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region
Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 4 in F minor
Vaughan Williams Job: A Masque for Dancing
Sir Andrew Davis conductor
‘The greatest symphony since Beethoven,’ reckoned William Walton of Vaughan Williams’ Fourth – fierce, earthy and compelling music, brought to vivid life tonight by Sir Andrew Davis as we continue our joint celebration with the Hallé of 150 years since the composer’s birth. A soaring setting of Walt Whitman’s journey into the eternal beyond presents a very different side to Vaughan Williams – as does the dramatic yet balletic sweep of Job: A Masque for Dancing, a masterful interpretation of the battle between God and Satan as viewed through the prism of the servant who never quite lost his faith.
Travel & Dining
Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) and reduced price Metrolink tram tickets along with your concert tickets.