Halle - Handel, Mozart, Britten
From the Bridgewater Hall, a concert in which Mark Elder conducts the Halle Orchestra and Choir. Handel: Concerto a due cori No 2. Mozart: Symphony No 39. Britten: Spring Symphony.
Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé play Handel, Mozart's Symphony No 39 and Britten's Spring Symphony. Inspired by a picnic in the picturesque Suffolk countryside of Constable and Gainsborough, Britten's Spring Symphony is a jubilant portrayal of the arrival of spring and the reawakening of life. English poetry - from the 13th to the 20th century, including the familiar 'Summer is icumen in' - is illustrated with brilliant choral and orchestral effects including a whistling children's choir, cow horn and merry cuckoo. Handel's elegant and joyful concerto for strings, with two groups of wind instruments, and one of Mozart's finest symphonies, his late and lovely No.39, complete this delightful concert to celebrate spring.
Handel Concerto a due cori No.2 in F, HWV333
Mozart Symphony No.39 in E flat, K543
Britten Spring Symphony
Rebecca Evans soprano
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
John Mark Ainsley tenor
Hallé Orchestra and Choir
Hallé Children's Choir
Sir Mark Elder conductor.