Halle Enigma Variations - June 2021

Hallé Summer Concerts - Elgar’s Enigma Variations (2.15pm)

Thursday 03 June 2021 2.15pm

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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.

Hallé Summer Concerts - Elgar’s Enigma Variations (2.15pm)

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Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla 5′
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947) 34′
Elgar Enigma Variations 31′

Sir Mark Elder conductor

With its barn-storming brilliance, laced with Russian lyricism, Glinka’s overture to his Pushkin-inspired ‘magic opera’ Ruslan and Ludmilla, provides the perfect curtain-raiser to the Hallé’s Summer Season 2021.

Stravinsky, that towering figure of 20th-century music, died 50 years ago and this anniversary is marked here with his ballet Petrushka, the tale of a hapless puppet with human emotions. It starts in a blaze of brilliance evoking the St Petersburg Shrovetide Fair, but ends mysteriously with Petrushka’s theme wailing on trumpet as, chillingly, his ghost appears over the rooftops.

Richter conducted the premiere of the Enigma Variations in 1899, the same year that he became the Hallé’s Music Director. The opening theme, mixing melancholy and hope, encapsulates Elgar’s complex character, and at its heart are the variations enshrining his wife, Alice, and ‘Nimrod’, Augustus Jaeger, a portrait of a profound friendship, as he and Elgar discussed Beethoven quartets.

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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