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Hallé – Berlioz’s Harold In Italy

Lionel Bringuier conductor | Timothy Ridout viola

Thursday 31 March 2022 7.30pm

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Event Timings
Auditorium Doors: TBC
Tuning Up (Auditorium): 6.30pm
Spotlight on the viola – a panel discussion and performance by students from the RNCM.
Concert Start: 7.30pm
Interval: 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.​

Hallé – Berlioz’s Harold In Italy

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Lionel Bringuier conductor | Timothy Ridout viola

Berlioz Harold en Italie 43′
Kodály Dances of Galánta 16′
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini 22′

A Hallé double debut for the French conductor Lionel Bringuier and British violist, Timothy Ridout. Having ‘an absolute mastery of his craft’ (Washington Post), Bringuier’s career is well established with regular visits to major orchestras across the globe, whilst Ridout is a former BBC New Generation Artist and First Prizewinner of the 1916 Lionel Tertis Competition. He is the soloist in Berlioz’s Harold in Italy, which the composer intended for Paganini, wanting to make the viola ‘a kind of melancholic dreamer in the manner of Byron’s Childe Harold.’ Kodály’s vibrant Dances of Galánta sprang from the folk music and gypsy bands he’d known since childhood, and Tchaikovsky’s graphic tone poem depicts Dante’s tale from his Divine Comedy, describing the fate of Francesca da Rimini and her lover forever doomed in Hell.

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