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Ryan Wigglesworth Violin Concerto world premiere

 13 February 2014 at 7.30pm 

Ryan Wigglesworth Violin Concerto world premiere

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

The Hallé
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Barnabas Kelemen violin

The Abraham Moss Memorial Concert.

Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm:
Ryan Wigglesworth talks about his work as conductor, pianist and composer, and particularly his Violin Concerto, which is tonight receiving its first performance in complete form.

Ryan Wigglesworth makes his Hallé concert debut with the Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Britten’s great opera Peter Grimes. In these evocative works, the North Sea is as important (and unfathomable) a character as Grimes himself. Further down the coast of Britain, Debussy had put the finishing touches on his great triptych of seascapes La Mer, musical canvases suggesting the sea at different times of the day and in varying weather conditions. In between these briny masterpieces is an exciting opportunity to hear the world premiere of Ryan Wigglesworth’s revised Violin Concerto, unveiled by Barnabas Kelemen. Berlioz’s Le Roi Lear Overture was inspired by Shakespeare’s great tale of betrayal, self-discovery and redemption and even features Lear’s paternal address to his daughters and his furious ravings on ‘the blasted heath’.

Benjamin Britten : Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia
Ryan Wigglesworth : Violin Concerto
Hector Berlioz : Overture: Le Roi Lear
Claude Debussy : La Mer (Three Symphonic Sketches)

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