The Hallé return to Blackburn to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday

Halle perform at Blackburn

The Hallé return to Blackburn this March as part of the 2019/2020 Classics Series to celebrate the 250th birthday of Beethoven.

‘Farewell, and do not wholly forget me when I’m gone’ were the words Beethoven wrote in his Heiligenstadt Testament, the poignant and determined letter written just as the composer had become reconciled to living with constant and incurable deafness.

The young Hungarian conductor, Gergely Madaras, is sure to draw out every bit of power and drama from this iconic work.

The concert is preceded at 6:30pm by Gergely Madaras in conversation.

The evening will feature:

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.5, ‘Emperor’

BEETHOVEN Prometheus: Overture

BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5

Pre-concert talk: The talk, by Gergely Madaras, will commence on the raked seating at 6.30pm.  Tickets cost £3 and include a complimentary drink.

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