The Hallé - Shostakovich Symphony No.5

Kahchun Wong conductor

Thursday 16 February 2023 7.30pm

Event Timings
Auditorium Doors: TBC
Tuning Up event 6.30pm in the auditorium
Kahchun Wong discusses this evening’s programme
Concert Start: 7.30pm
Interval: TBC
Second half: TBC
Finish: 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.​

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The Hallé - Shostakovich Symphony No.5

Sofia Gubaidulina The Wrath of God UK Premiere
Britten Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No.5

Kahchun Wong conductor

Another new Hallé visitor, the Singaporean conductor Kahchun Wong, is Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra. With the UK premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s The Wrath of God, the Hallé follows up celebrating her 90th birthday last season. Dedicated to ‘The Great Beethoven’, this brass-dominated work was described enthusiastically by the Wiener Zeitung, ‘as if Gubaidulina has let the trumpets of Jericho sound.’ In Britten’s Serenade, matching tenor and horn was an inspired choice for his spellbinding, elegiac settings of English nocturnal poems. Joining Ian Bostridge to perform them is the Hallé’s own Laurence Rogers. Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony was, supposedly, ‘A Soviet artist’s response to just criticism’. Now it’s known that in this Mahlerian symphony, Shostakovich composed a work of defiance so subtle that no-one realised.

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