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Hallé Summer Concerts - Schumann’s Spring Symphony (2.15pm)

Thursday 1 July 2021 2.15pm

This is a socially distanced (SD) event. By purchasing tickets to the event, you have agreed to comply with the most up to date Government guidance and legislation relating to Covid-19 in place at the time of the event, which can be found HERE

Also please see our Socially Distanced Terms & Conditions for new measures and requirements.


Concert Length & Interval

Each concert will last around 65 to 75 minutes and will not have an interval.


Timed Entry
With the safety and well-being of our audiences in mind, we have implemented a number of new measures, including a timed entry system to allow access to your seats to be as safe as possible. When booking online you will have the opportunity to choose from available times of entry for the show of your choice. This time will be printed on your ticket, please ensure that you arrive at the Hall as near as possible to this entry time.

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Tickets £18.50 to £29.50

(All ticket prices include £2.50 booking fee)

Concessions save 10% // Anyone in full-time education £5 (including booking fee)

To book wheelchair seats or other access requirements please email supervisors@bridgewater-hall.co.uk


Tickets & Box Office Information
Due to social distancing the number of available seats has been greatly reduced from the usual capacity, so you are advised to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Ticket sales for individual concerts will close the Monday before each event, you will not be able to buy tickets on the day of the concert. Please book as early as possible to allow for your tickets to be dispatched in good time.

Hallé Summer Concerts - Schumann’s Spring Symphony (2.15pm)

Farrenc Overture No.1 in E minor 7′
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto 26′
Schumann Symphony No.1, ‘Spring’ 32′

Tomás Hanus conductor
Eldbjørg Hemsing violin 

Tomá Hanus, Welsh National Opera’s Music Director, begins the concert with the dynamic and lyrical Overture No.1 in E minor by the unjustly neglected French composer Louise Farrenc. A close contemporary of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, and admired by Schumann, during her lifetime Farrenc held an international reputation as a composer, concert pianist and teacher; indeed she was the only female professor at the Paris Conservatoire during the whole of the 19th century.

A household name in Norway, her homeland, Eldbjørg Hemsing made her concerto debut aged only 11. For her first visit to the Hallé, she plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, its popularity assured through its memorable impassioned opening, which, according to the composer, constantly ran through his head and gave him no peace until he’d completed it. It was Mendelssohn who conducted the premiere of Schumann’s First Symphony, ‘Spring’, its sunny disposition expressing his joy at the season’s arrival.

Hallé Summer Season 2021 – Live, socially distanced concert series

The Hall will open to ticket holders attending the Hallé Summer Season 2021 on concert days only.

Travel & Dining

Travel & Parking

Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) and reduced price Metrolink tram tickets along with your concert tickets.

Eating & Drinking

Make your concert experience extra special by upgrading to A-List in the Corporate Members’ Bar (selected concerts only) or booking pre-concert dining.

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