The Hallé

Tuesday 5 December 7:30pm Classical Music Family Music
Tickets £11.50 to £39.50

Venue: Royal Concert Hall

Running time: Doors open at 6pm. Running time: 1 hours 50 minutes, estimated end time: 9.20pm

Important Information

Age Guidance: 7+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

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Chloé van Soeterstède            conductor
Bruno Philippe                          cello

Chabrier                                      Suite Pastorale
Saint-Saëns                                Cello Concerto No. 1
Rachmaninov                            Symphonic Dances

Two elegant French composers begin this concert by the Hallé. Emmanuel Chabrier was once described as a ‘a man of exquisite gentleness and sudden exuberance’ and both are abundantly evident in his Suite Pastorale, which displays a great talent for crafting catchy ear worms. A composer of great longevity as well as prodigious talent, Saint-Saëns started life as a radical and ended it as a rather grumpy reactionary, at odds with the new musical world forming itself around Stravinsky and his peers. But in 1872, when he wrote his First Cello Concerto, Saint-Saëns was in modernist mode, playing daringly with the concerto form whilst still playing to his strengths as a gifted melodist. The supremely talented French cellist Bruno Philippe joins his French compatriot Chloé van Soeterstède for this compact classic.

Completing our colourful tunefest is Rachmaninov’s 1940 Symphonic Dances. This turned out to be his swansong, as he lived out his final years in New York, but what a final statement it was! Written especially with the lustrous sound of the Philadelphia Orchestra in mind, it remains one of the greatest orchestral showpieces ever written: dramatic, dashing and full of unforgettable tunes recalling his Russian homeland.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.20pm in the auditorium: Chloé van Soeterstède in conversation.

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Groups 10+
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Family and Friends Ticket
£68 for up to 4 people (maximum of 2 adults and £6 for each additional child). You’ll also get a free programme. Please note: We welcome children aged 7+ to Nottingham Classics concerts.

Under 26s
Ticket £5 (excluding £11.50 seats). To purchase these tickets you must be under 26 at the time of purchase. You may be asked to show your ID on doors to confirm your age.

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If you’re a teacher/university lecturer or a trainee teacher, then you and one guest can hear any Nottingham Classics concert for half price (excluding £11.50 seats). You can also make group bookings for your students and get the under 26 rate of £5 for each student. Please email our Group Sales team or call 0115 989 5555 to book.

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