The Hallé at King George’s Hall

Rossini William Tell Overture
Elgar Cello Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Jonathon Heyward conductor Nicholas Trygstad cello

Jonathon Heyward, winner of the prestigious Besançon Competition in 2015, and Assistant Conductor at the Hallé, makes his Blackburn debut with three cornerstones of the classical repertoire.

Sibelius’s Second Symphony has enjoyed enormous admiration and affection since it was heard in this country for the first time, played by this very same orchestra. Today’s Hallé musicians and audiences find this great work as original, dramatic and full of hope as on that day in 1905.

A succession of great cellists have brought Elgar’s last true masterpiece, his elegiac Cello Concerto, to the hearts of the public, and it means no less to the Hallé’s own, American-born, Nicholas Trygstad.

Rossini’s ‘William Tell’ Overture, familiar to millions of 50s TV-Western fans, deserves its enduring popularity for the startling originality of its writing. Eloquent cello choirs and a thrilling alpine storm, not mention the exuberant, glittering finale, make it an absolute winner.

Pre-Concert Talk:

Why not hear the musicians talk about the concert repertoire being performed? The talks will commence on the raked seating at 6.30pm.

Tickets cost £3 and can be booked from the Box Office or online for each concert. Entry to the talks is free of charge for pre-concert supper diners.


VENUE: King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. BB2 1AA
DATE: Friday, 11th May, 2018
TIME: 7:30pm
TICKET PRICE: Adult Tickets from £18, Concession Tickets from £16, Students in Full Time Education £3

Tickets are available
Online here.
By Phone: 0844 847 1664
In Person: King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn.

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