Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony was forged in the fires of war and dedicated to ‘the greatness of the human spirit’. From serene beginning to headlong finish, it’s still one of 20th century music’s most thrilling adventures. It’s all a long way from the childhood dream-world of Ravel’s fairytale ballet Mother Goose.
Yan Pascal Tortelier makes a welcome return to The Bridgewater Hall to guide us through these 20th century masterpieces and to conduct Ravel’s 'Tzigane' and Dutilleux’s 'Sur la même accord' with the exceptional violinist Olivier Charlier. Having recorded Dutilleux’s major orchestral works with the BBC Philharmonic, tonight our Conductor Emeritus performs the French Composer’s nocturne-like concerto for the first time.
Journey Through Music, 6.30pm:
Journey Through Music is our scheme for families with children aged 8 - 16 years old. The pre-concert workshops are free to ticket holders and places are on a first-come-first served basis.