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BBC Philharmonic 2016/17 Concert Season

Will Fulford-Jones

Millions of listeners enjoy BBC Philharmonic concerts on Radio 3, recorded or broadcast live from the outstanding acoustic of The Bridgewater Hall, making this orchestra one of the most widely heard in the country. But there is still no substitute for experiencing performances live in the concert hall, where the musical and physical power is intense and vital. For live audiences here in Manchester, this season is dotted with emotionally charged music – thrilling, tender, raw, shocking. Music which simply refuses to be forgotten.

Here are our top 5 picks

  • 1. BBC Philharmonic: Lovers and Rogues

    BBC Philharmonic: Lovers and Rogues

    BBC Philharmonic: Lovers and Rogues at The Bridgewater Hall, City Centre, 21 January 2017, from £12.00 - Book now

    Gramophone wrote that when superb young Spanish pianist Javier Perianes plays Grieg’s ever-fresh Piano Concerto, as he does tonight, ‘you may well find yourself falling in love and in awe all over again’.

  • 2. BBC Philharmonic: Relishing in Revolution

    BBC Philharmonic: Relishing in Revolution

    BBC Philharmonic: Relishing in Revolution at The Bridgewater Hall, City Centre, 4 February 2017, from £12.00 - Book now

    The orchestra welcomes back two tremendous young British musicians whose previous appearances have helped build their international reputations, as Ben Gernon conducts Benjamin Grosvenor in Saint-Saëns’s irresistible Second Piano Concerto.

  • 3. BBC Philharmonic: From Leipzig to Finland

    BBC Philharmonic: From Leipzig to Finland

    BBC Philharmonic: From Leipzig to Finland at The Bridgewater Hall, City Centre, 19 February 2017, from £12.00 - Book now

    Mendelssohn’s magnificent Violin Concerto is the epitome of musical Romanticism – and with rising-star virtuoso Alina Pogostkina joining the orchestra for this concert, it’s in excellent hands.

  • 4. BBC Philharmonic: Transfigured Night

    BBC Philharmonic: Transfigured Night
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    BBC Philharmonic: Transfigured Night at The Bridgewater Hall, City Centre, 4 March 2017, from £12.00 - Book now

    A graduate of the revolutionary El Sistema in Venezuela, Rafael Payare brings two great stories of love, anguish and redemption from the decadent, heady world of late 19th-century Vienna.

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