Classical Music and Opera

The Hallé

Thu 1st Jan 1970 12.00am
The Hallé

MUSSORGSKY                 Khovanshchina
(orch Rimsky Korsakov) Dawn on the Moscow River
RACHMANINOV              Piano Concerto No.3
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV    Scheherazade

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Sunwook Kim piano

Sir Mark and the Hallé open Blackburn’s classical season with this exhilarating all-Russian programme: music brimming with vibrant colours and superb melodies. After Mussorgsky’s atmospheric prelude, the phenomenal Sunwook Kim joins the Orchestra for Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto. Kim has the precision and passion to meet the considerable technical and musical demands of this tour de force of the romantic piano repertoire. Then for the exotic delights of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, in which its eponymous heroine (a solo violin) enthrals with stories of Sinbad the Sailor, a dramatic shipwreck and the thrilling attractions of a Baghdad fair (while cleverly dodging her fate). Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral writing simply takes the breath away.

Pre-concert talk: Sir Mark Elder, Music Director of the Hallé, talks about the orchestra’s working life.  The Kathleen Ferrier Bar will be open from 6pm with the talk commencing on the raked seating at 6.30pm.  Please note these talks are free of charge and non-ticketed.  Capacity is limited and entrance will be on a first-come first-served basis.




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