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The Hallé

 26 April 2012 at 7.30 pm 

The Hallé

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Lower Mosley Road
United Kingdom
44 (0) 161 907 9000

Markus Stenz conductor
Alban Gerhardt cello

Markus Stenz conducts Chabrier’s sensuous Espana, a delightful orchestral vignette replete with Spanish dance
rhythms and vibrant local colour. The Hallé welcomes back Alban Gerhardt – one of the world’s leading cellists –
for Dutilleux’s equally luminous Tout un monde lontain. Inspired by the symbolist poetry of Baudelaire, it is an
astonishing work that truly takes us to ‘A whole remote world’. Alban Gerhardt then reappears in the guise of Don
Quixote for Richard Strauss’s charming take on Cervantes’s classic novel. Commotion ensues as ‘the knight of the
woeful countenance’ tilts his lance at windmills, assails a flock of sheep and generally gets it wrong.
Pre-concert event at 6:30pm (free to concert ticket holders): Michael Kennedy, celebrated for his studies of both
Richard Strauss and Edward Elgar talks about Don Quixote and previews The Apostles, which will be performed on
Saturday 5 May.

Emmanuel Chabrier : Rhapsody: Espana
Henri Dutilleux : Tout un monde lontain – Concerto for cello and orchestra
Richard Strauss : Don Quixote

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