• 2013

    Sep 28
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Brahms & Elgar
    • BurgessAnthony Burgess 1917–1993
    • A Manchester Overture
    • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
    • Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor
    • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Symphony No. 1 in A flat major Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op 55
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • Stephen Hough Piano

    A performance of Brahms's tempestuous First Piano Concerto by Stephen Hough.

    Oct 12
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet
    • ArnoldMalcolm Arnold 1921–2006
    • Overture 'Peterloo' Overture 'Peterloo', Op. 97
    • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
    • Violin Concerto
    • ProkofievSergey Prokofiev 1891–1953
    • Romeo and Juliet - selection
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • Midori Violin

    Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.

    Oct 18
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Mahler’s Companions
    • Kurt Schwertsik b.1935
    • Nachtmusiken
    • Anthony Payne b.1936
    • The Periode of Cosmographie
    • David Matthews b.1943
    • Symphony No. 7
    • SchubertFranz Schubert 1797–1828
    • Einsamkeit, D.620 (orch. Detlev Glanert)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • HK Gruber Conductor

    A selection of new works inspired by Mahler.

    Oct 26
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    John Storgårds conducts Nielsen
    • SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
    • The Bard, Op 64
    • FouldsJohn Foulds 1880–1939
    • Keltic Suite, Op 29
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor
    • NielsenCarl Nielsen 1865–1931
    • Symphony No. 6 'Sinfonia semplice', FS116
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • John Storgårds Conductor
    • Guy Braunstein Violin

    John Storgårds conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Nielsen's Symphony No. 6.

    Nov 1
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Nobuyuki Tsujii performs Grieg
    • Emily Howard b.1979
    • Axon
    • GriegEdvard Grieg 1843–1907
    • Piano Concerto in A minor
    • MendelssohnFelix Mendelssohn 1809–1847
    • Symphony No. 3 in A minor 'Scottish', Op 56
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • Nobuyuki Tsujii Piano

    Nobuyuki Tsujii performs Grieg's ever-popular piano concerto.

    Nov 8
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Verdi, Bruch & Beethoven
    • VerdiGiuseppe Verdi 1813–1901
    • Nabucco - overture
    • BruchMax Bruch 1838–1920
    • Concerto for Violin No. 1 in G minor
    • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
    • Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica' Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica', Op 55
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
    • Renaud Capuçon Violin

    The BBC Philharmonic perform Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony.

    Nov 16
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Yutaka Sado conducts Walton
    • GrayBarry Gray 1908–1984
    • Thunderbirds Suite (arr. Black) (Thunderbirds Theme (arr. Black))
    • DukasPaul Dukas 1865–1935
    • L' apprenti sorcier
    • ChaussonErnest Chausson 1855–1899
    • Poème Poème, Op. 25
    • BerliozHector Berlioz 1803–1869
    • Rêverie et caprice, Op 8
    • WaltonWilliam Walton 1902–1983
    • Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Yutaka Sado Conductor
    • Sayaka Shoji Violin

    Walton's First Symphony is a controlled explosion of anger, passion, and shattering power.

    Dec 6
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Juanjo Mena and Colin Currie
    • TurinaJoaquín Turina 1882–1949
    • Ritmos
    • HK Gruber b.1943
    • Percussion Concerto, 'Rough Music' (Rough Music - Percussion Concerto)
    • John Adams b.1947
    • Slonimsky's Earbox
    • GinasteraAlberto Ginastera 1916–1983
    • Estancia
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • Colin Currie Percussion

    Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic in an exploration of rhythmic music.

  • 2014

    Jan 18
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
    • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
    • Also sprach Zarathustra (Also sprach Zarathustra, Op 30)
    • Three Hymns by Friedrich Hölderlin, Op 71 (3 Hymns, Op 71)
    • Don Quixote, Op 35
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • Soile Isokoski Soprano
    • Steven Isserlis Cello

    Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra.

    Also part of
    Jan 23
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Strauss - An Alpine Symphony
    • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
    • Festliches Präludium
    • Songs Notturno
    • Hymnus
    • Nächtliche Gang, Op. 44
    • Pilgers Morgenlied
    • An Alpine Symphony. (Eine Alpensinfonie, Op 64)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Hallé Choir & Orchestra
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • Roderick Williams Baritone
    • William Dazeley Baritone

    The BBC Philharmonic and Hallé storm the very summit of Strauss's mighty Alpine Symphony.

    Feb 1
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Strauss - Tod und Verklärung
    • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
    • Tod und Verklärung, Op 24
    • Brentano Songs, Op.68
    • ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich 1906–1975
    • Symphony No. 10 in E minor Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Günther Herbig Conductor
    • Inger Dam-Jensen Soprano

    Conductor Günther Herbig guides tonight's performance of Tod und Verklärung.

    Also part of
    Feb 8
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Strauss - Don Juan
    • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
    • Don Juan
    • Das Rosenband op. 36 No. 1
    • Wiegenlied
    • Morgen
    • Winterweihe
    • Waldseligkeit op. 39 No. 1
    • Des Dichters Abendgang
    • Symphonia domestica, Op 53
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Vassily Sinaisky Conductor
    • Aga Mikołaj Soprano

    Strauss's testosterone-charged musical portrait of the world's greatest lover.

    Also part of
    Feb 15
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Bartók, Liszt & Brahms
    • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
    • Hungarian Dance No. 17 in F sharp minor: Andante - Vivace (orch. Dvorak)
    • Hungarian Dance No. 18 in D major: Molto vivace (orch. Dvorak)
    • Hungarian Dance No. 19 in B minor: Allegretto (orch. Dvorak)
    • Hungarian Dance No. 20 in E minor: Poco allegretto - Vivace (orch. Dvorak)
    • Hungarian Dance No. 21 in E minor: Vivace, WoO 1.21 (orch. Antonín Dvořák )
    • Liszt 1811–1886
    • Concerto for Piano No. 1 in E flat major
    • BartókBéla Bartók 1881–1945
    • Concerto for Orchestra Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • Stephen Hough Piano

    An uproarious salute to the human spirit, tingling with spicy colours.

    Also part of
    Feb 21
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    HK Gruber & James MacMillan
    • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies b.1934
    • Throstle's Nest Junction
    • Gary Carpenter b.1951
    • Tenor Saxophone Concerto, 'SET' (SET, Concerto for tenor saxophone)
    • James MacMillan b.1959
    • The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
    • HK Gruber b.1943
    • Dancing in the Dark
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • James MacMillan Conductor
    • HK Gruber Conductor
    • Iain Ballamy Saxophone

    Proving that new music really can deliver timeless feeling.

    Also part of
    Mar 8
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Strauss - Ein Heldenleben
    • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
    • Todtenfeier
    • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
    • Winterliebe
    • Frühlingsfeier
    • Liebeshymnus
    • Gesang der Apollopriesterin
    • Die heiligen drei Konige
    • Zueignung
    • Ein Heldenleben Ein Heldenleben, Op 40
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • John Storgårds Conductor
    • Hillevi Martinpelto Soprano

    Richard Strauss tells the story of an imaginary hero, complete with enemies and battles.

    Also part of
    Apr 5
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    The Planets
    • John McCabe b.1939
    • Fire at Durilgai
    • Sir Harrison Birtwistle b.1934
    • Endless Parade
    • HolstGustav Holst 1874–1934
    • The Planets
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • John Storgårds Conductor
    • Håkan Hardenberger Trumpet
    • Manchester Chamber Choir

    John Storgårds takes the BBC Philharmonic to infinity and beyond.

    Also part of
    May 2
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Schumann, Mahler & Mendelssohn
    • MendelssohnFelix Mendelssohn 1809–1847
    • Overture 'The Hebrides', Op 26
    • SchumannRobert Schumann 1810–1856
    • Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op 54
    • MahlerGustav Mahler 1860–1911
    • Symphony No. 1 in D major
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena Conductor
    • Stephen Hough Piano

    Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic perform Mahler's First Symphony.

    May 23
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Elgar & Vaughan Williams
    • RawsthorneAlan Rawsthorne 1905–1971
    • Overture 'Street Corner'
    • ElgarEdward Elgar 1857–1934
    • Violin Concerto
    • Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958
    • Symphony No. 9 in E minor
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Sir Andrew Davis Conductor
    • James Ehnes Violin

    Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Philharmonic perform music by Elgar and Vaughan Williams.