This special event replaces the standard early evening commute home with performances of Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Verdi and more by The Hallé.
Running from 6pm until 7pm, Six O’Clock Classics promises a whistle-stop tour through nine well-known pieces – with highlights of the programme including Debussy’s Clair de Lune, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Sibelius’ Finlandia. With Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pas de Deux’ from The Nutcracker and Beethoven’s Finale from Symphony No. 7 to round off the roughly hour-long concert, it promises to be a balanced programme of classics.
The Hallé will be conducted by Johann Stuckenbruck, the Royal Academy of Music graduate who is currently assistant conductor at Glyndebourne. With members of the orchestra introducing the music being performed, this concert promises to be a world away from your typical rush hour spent negotiating traffic.
Verdi – Overture: The Force of Destiny
Smetana – ‘Vltava’ from Ma Vlast
Debussy – Clair de Lune
Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man
Copland – Saturday Night Waltz from Rodeo
Karl Jenkins – Palladio
Sibelius – Finlandia
Tchaikovsky – ‘Pas de Deux’ from The Nutcracker
Beethoven – Finale from Symphony No. 7