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Stephen Kovacevich - 1819 The Bridgewater Hall

Stephen Kovacevich

International Concert Series

Sunday 28 April 2019 7.30pm

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Event Timings

Main entrance doors: 5.00pm
Preview – The Magical Sound of the Bridgewater Hall: 5.15pm
Auditorium doors: 7.00pm
Concert start: 7.30pm
Interval: 8.20pm
Second Half: 8.40pm
Concert finish: 9.25pm

All timings are approximate and are subject to change.

Stephen Kovacevich

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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

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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