with the BBC Philharmonic
Saturday 01 February 2014, 7.30pm
£35 - £10
Strauss Tod und Verklärung 26'
Strauss Brentano Songs Op 68 21'
Strauss Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 53'
Günther Herbig conductor
Inger Dam-Jensen soprano
Shostakovich once said of his Tenth Symphony 'I wanted to portray human emotions and passions'. Eight years in the making, the piece premiered after Stalin's death in 1953 and it is an extraordinary release of pent-up feelings, sadness, uncertainty and deep philosophical reflection.
Richard Strauss also reflected on the profound themes of life and death in his evocative Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), a snapshot of an artist at the end of his life. Conductor Günther Herbig guides us tonight and he's joined by soprano Inger Dam-Jensen for Strauss's glorious Brentano Songs Op 68.
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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.
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