BBC Philharmonic – Elgar’s Cello Concerto

Victoria Hall Hanley Bagnall Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Elgar’s Cello Concerto ‘Pathetique’ actually means ‘full of feeling’ and Tchaikovsky poured everything he had into one final overwhelming symphony. It’s full of raw feeling and great melodies. Rosanne Philippens, visiting our concerts for the first time, plays Mendelssohn’s ever popular Violin Concerto which will make a truly poignant contrast. SCHUBERT Symphony No.8 (Unfinished) ELGAR […]

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Halle – Mendelssohn’s Violin Masterpiece

Victoria Hall Hanley Bagnall Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

‘Pathetique’ actually means ‘full of feeling’ and Tchaikovsky poured everything he had into one final overwhelming symphony. It’s full of raw feeling and great melodies. Rosanne Philippens, visiting our concerts for the first time, plays Mendelssohn’s ever popular Violin Concerto which will make a truly poignant contrast. BEETHOVEN Egmont OvertureMENDELSSOHN Violin ConcertoTCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 […]

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BBC Philharmonic – Finlandia

Victoria Hall Hanley Bagnall Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

To celebrate Finnish Independence Day, BBC Philharmonic’s Chief Conductor, John Storgårds, born in Finland, will celebrate the birthday with us in the Victoria Hall. Finlandia is arguably the most well known of Sibelius’ music. Christian Tetzlaff is the soloist in Elgar’s nostalgic Violin Concerto. Sibelius’ fifth symphony will make a wonderful finale to the birthday! […]

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Manchester Camerata & Kantos Chamber Choir – Handel Messiah

Victoria Hall Hanley Bagnall Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Hallelujah! Two centuries before The Beatles, Handel Messiah was the biggest hit in the history of British music and with moments like Ev'ry Valley, For Unto Us A Child is Born and The Trumpet Shall Sound, it's easy to hear why. Messiah is both a masterpiece and a national institution. Conducted by David Greilsammer **Please […]

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Halle – New Year in Vienna

Victoria Hall Hanley Bagnall Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Nowhere celebrates the New Year quite like Vienna…the city of dreams, where polkas sparkle like champagne and every melody is as sweet as sachertorte. Let maestro Eduardo Strausser, whirl you away with many of your favourite waltzes and polkas. A Happy New Year!! JOHANN STRAUSS II Overture to Die Fledermaus ….. Tritsch-Tratsch; Polka Schnell ….. […]

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BBC Philharmonic – Rachmaninov’s Valentine Romance

Victoria Hall Hanley Bagnall Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Making his debut in the city, pianist, Simon Callaghan, teams up with conductor, Clemens Schuldt to play Rachmaninov’s best-loved piano concerto. The two mighty chords that open Eroica, changed music forever and Clemens’ interpretation will knock you backwards! Wagner’s magnificent, powerful overture The Flying Dutchman, opens this wonderful Valentines’ Day programme. WAGNER Overture – The […]

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Halle – Bonnie Scotland

Victoria Hall Hanley Bagnall Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

One of Elgar’s most popular compositions, his Serenade for Strings introduces this concert. Bruch’s wonderful and tuneful Scottish Fantasy is solely based on wholly authentic Scottish melodies. We stay north of the border with Euan Shields, winner of the Siemans Halle International Conducting Competition, taking you to the Highland mists with Mendelssohn’s beautiful Scottish Symphony. […]

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra – Brave New World

Victoria Hall Hanley Bagnall Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Who doesn’t love Dvorak’s New World Symphony with it’s epic drama, aching nostalgia and unforgettable tunes? It’s been a hit everywhere it’s been played for over a century. Following Humperdinck’s Prelude to Hansel and Gretel, Grieg’s much-loved piano concerto, will be an oasis of poetry and calm, especially in the hands of Leeds Piano Competition […]

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BBC Philharmonic – Anna Lapwood: Poulenc Organ Concerto

Victoria Hall Hanley Bagnall Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Conductor Adam Hickox, will dive headlong into a fantasy, the eerie darkness and dazzling light of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Imaginative, open minded and a brilliant musician, Anna Lapwood plays Poulenc’s exciting Organ Concerto. Birds singing, streams flowing, summer sunshine and a distant rumble of thunder, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony is the sound of a genius relaxing […]

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BBC Philharmonic – A Night at the Opera

Victoria Hall Hanley Bagnall Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

As part of the programme to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the City of Stoke-on-Trent receiving ‘City Status’ we are presenting a very special opera gala evening. The programme will include three singers performing many of your favourite opera songs and arias. Why not join us to celebrate this exciting event. The programme, conductor and […]

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