This concert is close to selling out, however there are some great seats left for the matinee performance of the same programme at Manchester’s Stoller Hall on Sunday 13 May at 3.00pm. To book tickets for that performance instead, follow this link.
“Wallfisch’s inspired, passionate performance really articulated the soul’s struggle… the results were passionately mesmerising…” Robert Hugill
Mozart – Magic Flute Overture | Elgar – Cello Concerto | Beethoven – Symphony No 5
Our 50th anniversary season finishes with a suitably celebratory concert, and perhaps our most ambitious programme ever at the Heritage Centre. Our President, internationally renowned cellist, Raphael Wallfisch, returns to play a piece made famous by the great Jacqueline Du Pré, Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Either side of this contemplative and elegiac masterpiece, are two of the most famous pieces in the repertoire; the overture to the Magic Flute, whose energy brings any audience instantly to life, and Beethoven’s great C minor Symphony, whose opening hammer blows of fate, the opening four notes which are as portentous as they are famous, lead us through what many regard to be the very apogee of western classical music. To experience the end of the symphony with the full orchestra including trumpets and trombones on stage at the Heritage Centre, will ensure that we end the season in suitably triumphant style.