It’s time to pack the picnic for what is sure to be a very memorable event for all the family, a free concert by the world famous Hallé Orchestra - Sunday 2 September 2007, 4 – 8pm
For the first time in 50 years the Hallé will be playing outdoors at Heaton Park. The concert is free and open to all.
This will be the only free outdoor event in Manchester that the Hallé will be performing at during their 150th Anniversary celebrations. It promises to be a real celebration of summer, of Manchester and of some truly world-class music.
The orchestra will be conducted by John Wilson, who has conducted across the globe, and is a regular guest conductor with the Hallé. The programme will consist of some of the world's best loved classical music.
Councillor Mike Kane, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure said, 'This is a wonderful event to round off the summer. Heaton Park will provide the perfect setting for this concert and I hope people from all over Manchester and further afield will come, bring a picnic and enjoy what will be a spectacular performance.'
This late afternoon programme of popular classics will include, Grieg's 'Morning and In The Hall Of The Mountain King', Khachaturian's 'Spartacus' (made famous as the theme to The Onedin Line), excerpts from Mussorgsky's 'Pictures At An Exhibition', Tchaikovsky's 'Sleeping Beauty Waltz', Sibelius's 'Finlandia', and excerpts from Bizet's 'Carmen'.
The evening will be given a rousing finale, with Tchaikovsky's stunning '1812 Overture', complete with canon and mortar effects. Gates open at 3.30pm.
Pre-concert entertainment 4pm. The Hallé concert 6pm - 8pm.
Admission is by FREE ticket only.
- Tickets are available (maximum 6 tickets per transaction) from the Bridgewater Hall Box Office.
- In person: (tickets are available to personal callers until close of business on Saturday 1 September - subject to availability).
- By telephone: 0161 907 9000 (£2 transaction fee to cover admin and postage).
- Online: www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk (£1.50 transaction fee to cover admin and postage).
- Tickets by telephone/online are available until close of business on Wednesday 29 August - subject to availability.
- Tickets are also available from the Heaton Park Farm Centre (for collection in person, only).
For more information, visit www.manchesterlive.co.uk or call Manchester Visitor Information Centre on 0871 222 8223* *Calls cost 10p per minute from a BT landline. Calls from other providers may vary.
Hugo Hollingsworth, telephone: 0161 234 3729