Verdi, Bruch & Beethoven
with the BBC Philharmonic
Friday 08 November 2013, 7.30pm
Verdi Nabucco - overture 8'
Bruch Violin Concerto 25'
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica' 43'
Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
Renaud Capuçon Violin
Two chords slam out, and symphonies will never be the same again. Beethoven's "Eroica" symphony changed the course of musical history. Here in Manchester we did our bit too, when in 2006, the BBC Philharmonic's series of free Beethoven symphony downloads brought recorded music into the 21st century, making headlines around the world.
Conductor Laureate Gianandrea Noseda recaptures the energy of that moment tonight, and joins the masterly French violinist Renaud Capucon in the world's favourite violin concerto. Everyone knows Bruch's First Concerto, but one thing's for sure: you won't have heard it played quite like this! And in Verdi's bicentenary year, his overture to Nabucco - best known for the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves - gets the action off to an electrifying start.
Discounts are available for families who quote BBCJTM when booking, with our Journey Through Music Scheme.
Tickets are available from:
Quaytickets.com 0843 208 0500
Bridgewater Hall Box Office 0844 907 9000
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.