The Hallé – Henning Kraggerud: Artist in Residence

Johnny James, Music Editor
The Hallé

The Hallé - Henning Kraggerud: Artist in Residence, online, 11 February–11 May 2021, from £5 - Book now

OLE BULL La Mélancholie Arr. Henning Kraggerud
EDVARD GRIEG Violin Sonata No.3 Arr. Henning Kraggerud and Bernt Simen Lund (UK Premiere)
OLE BULL / JOHAN SVENDSEN The Herd-girls’ Sunday
JOHAN HALVORSEN Maiden’s Song
HENNING KRAGGERUD Equinox: Postludes
JOHANNES BRAHMS String Sextet No.1, Andante, ma moderato

Henning Kraggerud (Artist in Residence) VIOLIN/DIRECTOR

The halfway point of the Hallé’s Winter Season is marked with a special concert curated by Hallé Artist in Residence, Henning Kraggerud.

The acclaimed violinist has put together a beguiling programme of works mainly by Norwegian compatriots, including his adaptation of Grieg’s Third Violin Sonata to a concerto with small orchestra which receives its UK premiere.

Described as an ‘artist of versatility and passion’, Henning is also a gifted composer, as heard in movements from his Equinox: four violin concertos in 24 keys, evoking 24 hours in 24 time zones, which was composed as a musical counterpoint to a story by the celebrated Norwegian author, Jostein Gaarder. The resulting kaleidoscopic tour of the globe was described by BBC Music Magazine as ‘entering a magical world’.

Also in the programme are works by Ole Bull and Johan Halvorsen, and finally the Andante from Brahms’ String Sextet No.1 –  a set of expansive and adventurous variations built on the La Folia bass line, popular in the baroque period.

Broadcasting from Hallé St Peter’s, the concert will be streamed on Vimeo at thehalle.vhx.tv, and it will remain available to view until the close of the season.

The Hallé - Henning Kraggerud: Artist in Residence, online

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