BBC Philharmonic
9 Jun 2018, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season Albéniz/Falla

BBC Philharmonic
19:30 Sat 9 Jun 2018 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester



Concert Information

For his final Bridgewater Hall concert as the BBC Philharmonic’s Chief Conductor, Juanjo Mena spirits us away to his Spanish homeland with three works that have long been close to his heart. To begin, a pair of pieces by Isaac Albéniz that sing of the South: the sun-soaked overture to The Magic Opal and the magnificently evocative Rapsodia española. After the interval, a rare treat: a concert performance of Manuel de Falla’s vibrant, stirring one-hour opera La vida breve (‘Life is Short’), a fitting way for Manchester to bid Juanjo a fond farewell.

Flamenco and Salsa Dancers from Instituto Cervantes Manchester will perform in the cafe bar from 6.30-7pm!