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The Hallé – Mahler’s First Symphony

4 May @ 19:30 - 21:30


Now a firm favourite with Hallé audiences, Maxime Pascal’s performances are noted for their pacing, energy and subtlety.

‘A web of sound that delights and fascinates the ear’, was The Times verdict of Adès’s fizzing curtain-raiser, a Hallé commission for the celebratory opening of The Bridgewater Hall when he was the orchestra’s Composer in Residence. Berg’s stunning music drawn from his opera, Lulu, is all but a symphony in name, including at its heart the song of the enigmatic protagonist herself, as much a victim as femme fatale, which will be sung by Vera-Lotte Boecker.

From the previous generation of Viennese masters, Mahler’s First Symphony reflects his vision of a symphony embracing the world: from the sounds of nature and peasant dances, to folksongs, military and hunting calls and a funeral march.

Thomas Adès – These Premises Are Alarmed
Berg – Lulu Suite
Mahler – Symphony No.1

Maxime Pascal

Vera-Lotte Boecker, soprano


4 May
19:30 - 21:30
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The Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3WS
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