Halle on hand to start new season

The Halle
The Halle

The Nottingham Classics International Concert Season 2013-2014 kicks off at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Friday, September 27.

Sir Mark Elder will be at the helm for a concert by The Halle.

The programme is to feature performances of Verdi’s The Force Of Destiny Overture, Beethoven’s Piano Con certo No 4 and Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony.

Verdi’s overture is a dramatic and multi-faceted concert opener, ranging in mood from excitement to wistfulness and back again.

Sunwook Kim will be the soloist in the Beethoven concerto.

The Korean performer won theh 2006 Leeds International Piano Competition aged just 18.

The Shostakovich is one of the most popular 20th century symphonies, written whenthe composer was under great strain after falling foul of Stalin’s regime. It was this work that managed to get him back into their good books - for a while.

Tickets to see Sir Mark Elder and the Halle are £10-£32,50 and are available from the box office on 0115 9895555.

Forthcoming concerts in the season will include the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler’s Sixth Symphony on October 20 and a Discovering Britten concert by the BBC Philharmonic on November 20.

In the anniversary year of Benjamin Britten’s birth, they will perform his Suite from Gloriana, the Passacaglia from Peter Grimes and the Sinfonia Da Requiem.

The Halle return on November 27 to play Beethoven’s Symphony No 1, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 9 and two tone poems by Richard Strauss - Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks.

Tickets are available from the box office or at www.trch.co.uk