The Hallé - The Rite of Spring

Christian Rief conductor

Thursday 20 April 2023 7.30pm

Event Timings
Auditorium Doors: TBC
Tuning Up: 6.30pm in the Auditorium
Christian Reif in conversation with Dobrinka Tabakova, the Hallé’s Artist in Residence.
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 - The Rite of Spring

Falla La Vida Breve: Interlude and Dance
Bartók Violin Concerto No.2
Dobrinka Tabakova Earth Suite: Pacific
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Christian Rief conductor

Christian Reif, the US-based German conductor, returns to the Hallé conducting a programme of mainly 20th century classics, beginning with Spanish-suffused music from Manuel de Falla’s only opera. Composed at the height of his powers, Bartók’s Second Violin Concerto draws on the traditional music legacy of his native Hungary. Performing it, on her first, most welcome visit to the Hallé, is Antje Weithaas, whose celebrated performances combine technical mastery with deep musical insight. From this century, Tabakova’s Pacific from her Earth Suite was inspired by ‘the overwhelming force of Nature’. Similar elemental forces define Stravinsky’s cataclysmic The Rite of Spring which he explained was ‘unified by a single idea: the mystery and great surge of the creative power of spring’. Jean Cocteau memorably described it as ‘A pastorale of the pre-historic world’.

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