Classical Music and Opera

The Hallé

Thu 1st Jan 1970 12.00am
The Hallé

STRAUSS               Don Juan
SIBELIUS              Violin Concerto                                                                       BEETHOVEN       Symphony No.5

Jamie Phillips conductor
Elena Urioste violin

Strauss’s virtuosic Don Juan, one of his great and most popular single movement tone poems, tells the story of the legendary fictional libertine. Strauss presents a series of colourful episodes, each representing the Don’s seductions as he searches for the perfect woman. He fails. Finally, deciding he will never be successful, he allows himself to be slain in a dual. Sibelius’s wonderful, wintry Violin Concerto rightfully stakes a claim to be one of the most popular in the repertoire. Its energetic finale has been drolly described as a ‘polonaise for polar bears’, but they would have to move quickly to keep up with tonight’s BBC New Generation soloist Elena Urioste! Beethoven’s legendary Fifth Symphony, with its iconic four-note ‘fate’ motif, was described by the great author E.M. Forster as ‘the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.’ Jamie Phillips and the Hallé will bring this magnificent masterpiece to life, in all its dramatic, heart-pounding glory.

Pre-concert talk: Jamie Phillips, Associate Conductor of the Hallé, explores tonight’s repertoire and his previous role of being Assistant conductor.  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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