Hallé – Symphonie Fantastique

Thursday 03 February 2022 7.30pm

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Event Timings
Auditorium Doors: TBC
Tuning Up: 6.30pm (in the auditorium)
Maxime Pascal and Stephen Waarts in conversation with Hallé Chief Executive, David Butcher.
Concert Start: 7.30pm
Interval: 8.15pm
Second half: 8.35pm
Finish: 9.35pm

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.​


Hallé – Symphonie Fantastique

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Tickets on sale Monday 22 November 10am

Beethoven Violin Concerto 42′
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique 49′

Maxime Pascal conductor | Alena Baeva violin*

The French conductor Maxime Pascal greatly impressed when, standing in at short notice, he made his Hallé début conducting Berlioz at the 2019 Proms. He now makes his first appearance in Manchester. He will be joined by violinist Stephen Waarts who plays Beethoven’s noble and spacious Violin Concerto. Appropriately, Pascal conducts more Berlioz, his extraordinary, Symphonie fantastique, conceived in the wake of his ardent, initially unrequited, love for the actress Harriet Smithson. Described as ‘Episodes in the life of an Artist’ (aka Berlioz himself) each movement portrays his strange opium induced dreams such as the famous ‘March to the Scaffold’. 192 years since its premiere, the sheer originality of this great masterwork never fails to astonish.

* We’re very grateful to violinist Stephen Waarts stepping in for Alena Baeva.

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