The Hallé in Concert

About the Halle

The Hallé has a reputation for artistic excellence, ranking it amongst the world’s top symphonic ensembles. It continues to seek ways to enhance and refresh its performance programmes, with aspirations to provide leadership through performance standards, education, understanding and training.

Founded in Manchester by Sir Charles Hallé, the Hallé gave its first concert in the Free Trade Hall on 30 January 1858. The Hallé’s distinguished history of acclaimed performances includes over 70 concerts each year in The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, around 40 concerts a year across Britain, international tours, frequent broadcasts and televised performances.

The players in the Hallé are among the finest in the world, and come from 14 countries to work in Manchester. Many teach at the Royal Northern College of Music, Chetham’s School of Music and other UK wide specialist Conservatoires and schools, playing and teaching in the wider community. All are involved in the Hallé’s concerts in the UK and overseas, and are central to our huge community and outreach programme.

Visit the Halle Website to learn more about the orchestra and the 2023 – 24 season

About this year’s conductor

Conductor: Euan Shields

Euan Shields, the latest winner of the prestigious Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition and the Hallé’s new Assistant Conductor who takes to the podium to lead the orchestra in a programme that starts and finishes with the music of Beethoven. To open is the Leonora Overture No.3, a compelling symphonic distillation of the human drama of his only opera, Fidelio; and to close is the Master’s sunny, genial Fourth Symphony, a work with witty contrasts and comedic ideas that focuses on artistic beauty.

Making his Hallé concert debut is Ukrainian-British violist Maxim Rysanov. Described in Gramophone as “a prince among viola players”, he plays Bartók’s concerto, which inhabits the more mellow sound world of his later music.

The programme for the evening

Beethoven Leonore Overture No.3

Bartok Viola Concerto, Sz 120

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Beethoven Symphony No.4

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This programme is subject to change with no notice. We reserve the right to cancel this event. If we do need to cancel all tickets will be refunded.

This event is run through the Lincoln Cathedral Learning, Arts, Culture and Events CIO. Registered charity in England and Wales 1175597. Registered Address 4 Priorygate, Lincoln, LN2 1PL. Raising funds for Lincoln Cathedral.