Free Orchestra Concert Tickets

Supporter: Hallé Concerts Society

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Opportunity Provider: Hallé Concerts Society

This event is Shostakovich's Defiant Response at the Bridgewater Hall on 19 September 2019 at 7:30 pm.

About this concert: Beethoven’s exhilarating overture to his only ballet, The Creatures of Prometheus, starts the season and heralds Hallé debuts by two young Nordic artists. Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä may only be 23, but he’s already Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic, while Víkingur Ólafsson has been described by the New York Times as ‘Iceland’s Glen Gould’. He plays Beethoven’s youthful, ambitious First Piano Concerto. After a savage, very public, dressing down by Stalin, Shostakovich responded with his Mahlerian Fifth Symphony. Superficially a traditional symphonic journey from tragedy to triumph, in reality it’s a work of subtle, undercover ironic defiance with hidden references known only to Shostakovich, as if he is saying ‘don’t you dare tell me what to write’.

The Hallé Orchestra is offering 20 free pairs of tickets per performance for select concerts during the 2019/20 season, exclusively for Our Pass holders.

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19 September 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street
M2 3WS


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20 free pairs of tickets are available for this concert. Please apply here for this opportunity by 10 September. Tickets will be awarded by random allocation. If your application is successful you will receive a text notification to your registered number by 12 September. If you have not been successful, you will not receive a notification. Successful applicants will receive 2 tickets for this specific concert. Only one attendee must be an Our Pass holder.

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