Sat 12 October
Leeds Town Hall (Victoria Hall)
Sir Mark Elder – conductor
James Ehnes - violin
Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Dan Holden.
The existing piano score of The Fall of the Leaf was only partially orchestrated when Finzi died in 1956. Completed by a friend and fellow composer of Finzi’s, the work is elegiac in nature, evokes the English countryside, and stirs listeners much like Holst’s Saturn does.
Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 1 was his most successful work and is ever popular today, twice being voted No 1 in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame. The concerto opens with a dazzling first movement that leads seamlessly into an oasis of calm, before closing with a rousing Hungarianstyle finale.
The Hallé’s 1908 premiere of Elgar’s Symphony No 1 in Manchester was a massive success; within weeks performances would be heard throughout the world – pre-internet! The patriotic symphony has found its way into some unlikely places, including the 2005 Wallace and Gromit film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
A £39.22, B £37.10, C £32.86, D £25.44,
E £19.08, O £14.84
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off
(prices include 6% booking fee)