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The Hallé - The Bridgewater Hall - 12, 13, 16 October 2022

The Hallé - Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony

Taavi Oramo conductor | Tami Pohjola violin

Sunday 16 October 2022 4.00pm

Event Timings
Auditorium Doors: TBC
Concert Start: TBC
Interval: TBC
Concert 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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Tickets £15.50 to £46.00

All ticket prices include £2.50 booking fee

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Discounts & Concessions
Students / Claimants – 10% discount
OAPs (2 Mondays before a performance) – 20% discount
£3 student tickets available in the stalls
Disabled rate – 50% discount plus a complimentary seat for a carer (if required)
Group discounts – 10-29 (10% discount); 30-49 (15% discount); 50+ (25% discount)
£10 Day Tickets available for sale on the day of the concert – maximum of 50 in the stalls
Under 30 concession – 15% discount in prices A, B and C (all areas of hall)
Our Pass – 25 free pairs available for every concert

The Hallé - Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony

F. Mendelssohn-Hensel Overture
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Farrenc Overture No.1
Mendelssohn Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’

Taavi Oramo conductor
Tami Pohjola violin

The two young artists making their Hallé debuts in this concert have been establishing formidable reputations in their native Finland. Taavi Oramo is tipped in the press to be ‘the next young Finnish conductor to rise to international acclaim.’ (Helsinki Sanomat), whilst Tami Pohjola was the first prize winner of the 2019 International Dinu Lipatti Violin Competition. Opening each half are lyrical overtures by near contemporaries Fanny Mendelssohn and Louise Farrenc, both displaying the talents of these gifted early-Romantic composers. Sibelius’s haunting opening to his Violin Concerto calls to mind chill Scandinavian landscapes, whereas Mendelssohn’s Fourth Symphony is imbued with the sunshine and warmth of Italy where it was begun. Writing about it to Fanny, his sister, Felix commented that it would be ‘the jolliest piece I have ever done.’

Travel & Dining

Travel & Parking

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Eating & Drinking

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