We are inching ever closer to that merry old time of year, and as usual the Hallé has a wonderful Christmas season lined up. The Hallé at Christmas will celebrate great Scandinavian composers (Finlandia), feature live accompaniment to classic films (The Snowman and Casino Royale), and invite world-renowned guest artists to lead joyous festivities (Hallé Extravaganza with Noah Stewart). Out of a wide range of concerts (which you can find listed in full on the Hallé’s website), we’ve selected our top picks.
Here are our picks
Perfect for winter, this concert by the Hallé celebrates the two towering figures of Scandinavian classical music – Sibelius and Grieg. The programme includes Grieg’s much-loved Peer Gynt Suite as well as Sibelius’ stirring tribute to his homeland, Finlandia.
Would it even be Christmas without The Snowman? At the Bridgewater Hall this December, screenings of this festive staple will be accompanied live by the Hallé, who will perform Howard Blake’s beautiful score. It’s the perfect way to get kids excited about orchestral music!
If you’re finding that the Christmas spirit still eludes you, then look no further than the Hallé Christmas Extravaganza. Joined by guest artist Noah Stewart, the Hallé will perform a programme filled with Christmas classics.
Casino Royale in Concert: For the first time ever, experience Bond on the big screen accompanied by the full force of the Hallé performing David Arnold’s thrilling musical score live and in sync to picture!