The Hallé - Sir Mark ElderFriday 1 March 7:30pm Classical Music Family Music
Venue: Royal Concert Hall
Running time: Doors open 1 hour before the performance. Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes with no interval. Estimated end time: 9pm
Age Guidance: 7+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
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Sir Mark Elder conductor
Bruckner Symphony No. 8 (Haas edition)
Sir Mark Elder is a master of expansive repertoire: Wagner’s operas, Elgar’s Oratorios, Mahler’s symphonies – they’ve been given countless unforgettable performances by him. This concert offers a rare opportunity, in his final year as the Hallé’s Music Director, to experience him conducting one of the biggest and most thrilling symphonies of them all, Bruckner’s mighty Eighth.
Bruckner was often wracked with self-doubt but the success of his Seventh Symphony in his 60th year emboldened him to embark on his most ambitious symphony. Fellow composer Hugo Wolf praised it as ‘the creation of a giant, surpassing in spiritual dimension and magnitude all the other symphonies of the master’ and when you hear the Eighth live you’ll see what he meant. To the massive organ sonorities for which he was famous, he added the deep roar of a large brass section turbocharged by four Wagner tubas. The result is a uniquely powerful, awe-inspiring sound: the hushed expectancy of the opening setting the scene for an eighty-minute journey that delivers thrills at every turn, from unstoppable juggernaut rhythms to great arcs of melody and jaw-dropping climaxes that would overwhelm even Wagner’s gods.
Sir Mark will introduce the symphony from the stage before the performance.
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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.
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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£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.