J.S. Bach Partita No.4 in D, BWV 828 (25’)
Beethoven Sonata No.31 in A-flat, Op.110 (22’)
Schubert Sonata No.21 in B-flat, D.960 (45’)
American-born pianist Stephen Kovacevich moved to Britain to study with Dame Myra Hess and has since graced concert platforms across the world for over 50 years. He made his name with critically acclaimed recordings of Beethoven and Schubert with a special fascination for their late works. His recital presents two of the finest. Beethoven’s Op.110 is fluently expressive, yet also intellectually compact, while Schubert’s last Sonata in B-flat is grandly expansive and lyrical, as well as searchingly profound.
Preview 5.15pm The Magical Sound of The Bridgewater Hall
Rob Harris, The Bridgewater Hall’s acoustic consultant explains how its famous sound works. His lecture will be followed by a chance for a limited number to view the Hall’s famous springs in the undercroft.
The lecture is free to ticket-holders for the evening concert, but tours must be booked separately in advance. Tours leave at 6.00pm, 6.20pm and 6.40pm. Please book your free tour ticket online or via the Box Office. Please note places on the tours are strictly limited. Access to the undercroft is via a metal staircase.
Travel & Dining
Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) and reduced price Metrolink tram tickets along with your concert tickets.