Sat 30 Sep 2023, 19.30 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Leos Janáček – Sinfonietta(25 mins)
Alma Mahler-Werfel – Six Songs(20 mins)Die stille Stadt, (3′) Laut Sommernacht (3′) Licht in der Nacht (3′) Waldseligkeit (3′) In meines Vaters Garten (4’) Bei dir ist es traut (4’) All arr. Colin and David Matthews
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 in B minor, ‘Pathétique’(45 mins)
Join us for our 2023-24 season launch as Chief Conductor John Storgårds sets the stage with Janáček’s gargantuan Sinfonietta.
Brimming with brass and bold yet bridled melodies, its galvanising energy plays foil to the emotional outpourings of Tchaikovsky’s swan song, his Sixth Symphony. Premiered only days before the composer’s death, the Symphony remains an enigma – its only truly agreeable mark, its sheer passion. Separating both of these titanic works, Dame Sarah Connolly joins us for an exploration of some of history’s less well-trodden territory in a collection of Alma Mahler’s orchestrated songs.