HK Gruber Presents...
with the BBC Philharmonic
Friday 03 February 2012, 7.30pm
Owing to illness Ian Bostridge is unable to perform this Friday. However we are delighted to welcome Soprano Ruby Hughes, who will perform Mahler's Ruckert Lieder instead.
ALEXANDER GOEHR Adagio (Self-portrait)
MAHLER Ruckert Lieder
FRIEDRICH CERHA Vienna Kaleidoscope
HK GRUBER Northwind Pictures (UK Premiere)
HK Gruber conductor
Ruby Hughes soprano
If you go down to the Vienna Woods today, HK Gruber might just catch you by surprise. Manchester-trained master Alexander Goehr offers a very personal take on Mozart, and Austrian modernist Friedrich Cerha gets right back to basics, leading his family band (complete with squeezebox) through a sentimental medley of Viennese songs old and new.
Gruber throws it all into the mix with his usual infectious glee, and gives us a quick peek at his deliciously daft fairytale opera “Mr North Wind” too!
Forbidden pleasures; definitive performances: book now for what’s sure to be one of the high points of our season.
Sonic Card tickets are available for this concert.
Tickets also available from The Bridgewater Hall.
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.