Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

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Janácek and Shostakovich

The Hallé

Brighton Festival Chorus

‘Fearless and thrilling… a rare talent’ Gramophone on Benjamin Grosvenor

Benjamin Grosvenor piano
Gareth Small trumpet
Mark Elder conductor

Janáček  Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen
Shostakovich       Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings Op. 35
Janáček Glagolitic Mass

Glagolitic Mass soloists:

Giselle Allen soprano
Madeleine Shaw mezzo
Peter Berger tenor
Clive Bayley bass

The Hallé, Manchester’s award-winning orchestra, joins ranks with the Brighton Festival Chorus for a concert that ranges from transcendant power to gentle lyricism.

Now in its 157th season, the Hallé is one of the finest orchestras in the country. Its inspirational music director, Sir Mark Elder, is also President of the Brighton Festival Chorus; he brings the two ensembles together for Janáček’s vigorous, life-affirming Glagolitic Mass. The orchestral suite that Charles Mackerras crafted from Janáček’s most tender opera, The Cunning Little Vixen, is a work of humour and humanity, rich in melody.

The Orchestra is joined by the brilliant, BRIT Awardwinning young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and one of the UK’s leading trumpeters, Gareth Small, for Shostakovich’s sprightly Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings. Described by the composer himself as ‘heroic, spirited and joyful’ it draws freely on elements of popular, Classical and Romantic music.

Classical Music
Sat 23 May, 7.30pm
£12.50, £18.50, £22.50, £27.50, £32.50
Under 26s £15
Festival Standby £10

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