Elgar, Delius and Vaughan Williams
with the BBC Philharmonic
Saturday 25 May 2013, 7.30pm
ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No.5
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 2 London
Sir Andrew Davis Conductor
Tasmin Little Violin
Violinist Tasmin Little in conversation.
Taxis, street-sellers, traffic jams and fog; for Ralph Vaughan Williams, Edwardian London was a symphony just waiting to be written, packed with humour, atmosphere and delightfully hummable tunes. Listen for the chimes of Big Ben as Sir Andrew Davis shows us the sights, and then soars high above the English countryside with virtuoso Tasmin Little in 'The Lark Ascending'. Is this the most beautiful piece of British music ever written? Little and Davis introduce another contender: Delius's haunting, rarely-heard Légende.
How to get there
- Metrolink tram passengers should alight at St Peter’s Square. Discounted Metrolink vouchers are available to purchase from the Box Office or online when you buy your concert tickets. The discounted fare is £3.00 adult and £1.50 child; vouchers are valid for unlimited travel from any Metrolink stop after 9.30am.
- The nearest bus stops for major routes into the city centre are St Peter’s Square, Portland Street or Deansgate.
- The nearest rail stations are Deansgate and Oxford Road.
- If travelling by car, please allow plenty of time for your journey. For satellite navigation, the Hall’s postcode is M2 3WS. The nearest car parks are Park Avenue, NCP Manchester Central (formerly G-Mex), NCP Great Northern or NCP Oxford Street. Manchester Central car park is linked directly to The Bridgewater Hall by an underpass beneath Lower Mosley Street.
- The Bridgewater Hall welcomes deaf and disabled patrons. If you have any specific access requirements please ask the Box Office on 0161 907 9000.