The Hallé - Sir Mark Elder's Farewell Concert

Thursday 27 June 7:30pm Classical Music Family Music
Tickets £11.50 to £39.50

Venue: Royal Concert Hall

Running time: Doors: 6pm. Show starts: 7.30pm, approx. finish 9pm

Important Information

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

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Sir Mark Elder              conductor
Boris Giltburg              piano

Rachmaninov               Piano Concerto No. 1
                           Symphony No. 5

After nearly a quarter of a century leading the Hallé, Sir Mark Elder steps down as its Music Director, having revitalised the orchestra and taken it into the international top tier. His commitment to the Nottingham residency, and obvious affection for the Royal Concert Hall, has been at the heart of the orchestra’s popularity here.

A farewell concert demands a stellar soloist and with Boris Giltburg performing Rachmaninov’s First Piano concerto, sparks will surely fly. The young composer modelled it on Grieg’s famous concerto and high spirits run free throughout, with sprung rhythms reflecting its impetuous spirit. By contrast, the ominous trumpet call that begins Mahler’s titanic Fifth Symphony appears at first to herald a nerve-shredding encounter with fate. And yet this dramatic symphony was written in the afterglow of his meeting the love of his life, Alma Schindler, and contains some of his most tender music. Its powerful emotional extremes – from bullying double basses and explosive brass to the serene love song at the symphony’s heart – ensure an exhilarating ride, and the perfect send-off for a conductor who’s enthralled Nottingham audiences for two decades.

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Groups 10+
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Groups 20+
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Family and Friends Ticket
£68 for up to 4 people (max. of 2 adults and £6 for each additional child). You’ll also get a free programme

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

Teacher Rate
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

Bargain Seats
£9.50 available from 12pm on the day of the concert. By phone 0115 989 5555, online, or at the Box Office counter. Subject to availability

6.20pm in the auditorium: Sir Mark Elder in conversation.

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