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It’s a classic

It’s a once in a 50 year opportunity to see the Hallé Orchestra play at Heaton Park

Published on August 13th 2007.


It’s a classic

Clear the throat, finely tune the vocal chords, pop the cork, hum along and mellow to the sounds of the Hallé Orchestra at Heaton Park on Sunday 2 September 4 – 8pm

It’s the first time in 50 years that the Hallé Orchestra has played outdoors at Heaton Park and it’s a real treat for classical music lovers partial to a picnic in the park.

A Classical Afternoon in the Park is the only free outdoor event in Manchester that the Halle will be performing at during their 150th Anniversary celebrations.

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 including 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.

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.'

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.ukor call Manchester Visitor Information Centre on 0871 222 8223*

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