The Hallé – Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5

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Thursday 28 September 2023 6.00pm

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Event Timings
Auditorium Doors: TBC
Concert Start: 6.00pm
Interval: TBC
Post show: music in the foyer with students from Chetham’s School of Music

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.

The Hallé – Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5

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Alpesh Chauhan conductor

Thomas Adès Powder Her Face: Three-piece Suite
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5

Alpesh Chauhan, Music Director of Birmingham Opera Company, is a rising star: ‘This was a strong debut’, The Times commented about his Hallé concert last year. Thomas Adès’ residency with the Hallé is launched with his Three-Piece Suite, drawn from his brilliant comic opera, Powder Her Face. Its plot centres around Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, whose notorious sex life, exposed during her divorce proceeding in 1963, caused a scandal. Scattered with witty allusions to waltzes, foxtrots and tangos, Adès composed a score ‘boiling with life’ (The Sunday Times). Fate and the inscrutable design of Providence dominate Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, which he translated into a powerful work, often turbulent, but ultimately transformative. Its slow movement is blessed with one of the most glorious horn solos in the entire orchestral repertoire.

After the concert, music in the foyer with students from Chetham’s School of Music.

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