The Hallé Stravinsky's Firebird
Radical. Intoxicating. Edge of seat.
Who’s on Stage
Our friends The Hallé orchestra, coming to us from their home in Manchester. The Hallé was the UK’s first full professional symphony orchestra, established by conductor Charles Hallé.
What they’re playing
This is an action-packed evening of music. We’ve got Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird, originally written for a pretty daring ballet, Aram Khachaturian’s violin concerto and an intoxicating opening piece from Claude Debussy.
Need to Know
Price: £19 – £46
Running time: 2 hours, including a 20 minute interval.
Discounts: Save if you’re local, unemployed, a first timer.
Age: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
Concert programme: download now
What you'll hear
Claude Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (10′)
Aram Khachaturian Violin Concerto (40′)
Igor Stravinsky The Firebird (45′)
Alondra de la Parra conductor
Nemanja Radulović violin
What's going on in the music
Stravinsky’s Firebird is a real shapeshifter. It can be sweet and tender one moment, and intense, powerful and harrowing another. You never quite know where it’s going next. You know where you are with Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto though. This is music that’s stuffed full of great tunes, and is livened up by some folk dance rhythms. In contrast, our opener, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun is like one of those mornings where you have a great lie in, drifting in and out of sleep, never quite sure what is real and what isn’t…
Take a listen
Catch a glimpse of violin superstar Nemanja Radulović in action.