International Concert Series at The Bridgewater Hall

Johnny James, Managing Editor
Lang Lang
Image of Lang Lang, courtesy of The Bridgewater Hall.

International Concert Series at The Bridgewater Hall, City Centre 2 October 2023 — 24 May 2024 Tickets from £14.50 — Book now

The 27th instalment of The Bridgewater Hall’s flagship classical music series is here. True to form, there are some incredible concerts to look forward to, featuring some of the leading ensembles and musicians of our time. 

Coming to Manchester from far and wide, world class soloists are in strong supply, a number of them pianists. So far we’ve had concerts featuring Canada’s Angela Hewitt and the one and only Lang Lang. Still yet to come, we’ll hear three romantic treasures by Chopin, Schumann and Liszt performed by Britain’s own Benjamin Grosvenor (12 January 2024), before Germany’s Frank Dupree joins Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Philharmonia in Tchaikovsky (8 March 2024).

Other remarkable soloists include violinist Chloë Hanslip, who joins the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for a celebration of the glorious music of the orchestra’s homeland (24 May 2024). Another star of strings, Abel Selacoe is a dazzling young cellist, born outside Johannesburg but now based here in Manchester. He teams up with the Britten Sinfonia for a journey from darkness into light via Beethoven, Bartók and Tavener (20 February 2024).

Selacoe made his International Concert Series debut in 2022 alongside Manchester Collective, and the Collective themselves are back with a typically audacious programme including Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel and four world premieres so new they don’t even have titles yet (10 May 2024). Elsewhere The China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra join violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen in a concert that ranges from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to Respighi’s Pines of Rome (15 March 2024).

Bringing the best of international classical music to the heart of Manchester, The Bridgewater Hall’s International Concert Series 2023/24 is one of the venue’s finest yet.

International Concert Series at The Bridgewater Hall, City Centre 2 October 2023 — 24 May 2024 Tickets from £14.50 Book now

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