Emma Johnson and Friends

International Concert Series

Friday 20 March 2020 7.30pm

The Bridgewater Hall

Tickets £18.00 to £36.00

Concessions available until 20 February 2020
£7.50 student standby tickets available on the day

(All ticket prices include £2.50 booking fee)

Flexible Booking

Emma Johnson and Friends

Introduced by John Suchet

Beethoven Septet
Schubert Adagio from the Octet D803
Brahms Hungarian Dances 1 & 3
J Strauss I Radetzky March
J Strauss II Frühlingsstimmen Waltz; Tritsch-Tratsch Polka; Kaiser-Walzer
Léhar Merry Widow Waltz

Preview 6.30pm
Emma Johnson in conversation with Stephen Threlfall

Vienna in the 19th century was an extraordinary city, a hotbed of musical creativity that nurtured world-renowned composers such as Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and the Strauss family. Ruled by the fascinating Habsburg dynasty, Vienna evolved from a police state into a more equitable society where the middle classes increasingly found a voice, but hidden under the apparently harmless mania for wine, women and song were germinating the seeds of social discontent that would trigger the First World War.

In this concert, interspersing music with readings about key historical moments as well as biographical details of the composers, Emma Johnson and Friends with special guest, John Suchet tell the story of Vienna in its exciting heyday.

Part of Manchester’s International Concert Series, The Bridgewater Hall’s own classical music concert series.

Travel & Dining

Travel & Parking

Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) and reduced price Metrolink tram tickets along with your concert tickets.

Eating & Drinking

Make your concert experience extra special by upgrading to A-List in the Corporate Members’ Bar (selected concerts only) or booking pre-concert dining.


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