Saturday 2nd March 2024 19:30
Event: Northern Lights
For our March concert, the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra looks to the North in a programme of stirring music inspired by the landscape and legends of Northern Europe and Scandinavia.
The concert, conducted by HPO Musical Director Simon Chalk, will open in Saxony with the full Romantic glory of Wagner’s dizzying, bombastic Flying Dutchman Overture.
Then, we welcome to the stage our soloist, pianist Simon Callaghan, who will take us to Norway with one of Grieg’s best loved and most exhilarating piano works, Piano Concerto in A Minor.
Simon has been praised as “a master colourist of the keyboard” and for his “velvet-gloved pianism of ravishing sensitivity.” (Be sure to join us at 6.30pm for the pre-concert talk where we will hear Simon share his insights from a distinguished career in the concert hall and the recording studio. Admission free to ticket holders.)
To round the evening off, the orchestra will be taking you to Finland with Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2. Hailed as a rousing rallying cry for Finish independence, this symphony is complex, triumphant, and will surely leave you on a high.
Tickets can be purchased from the Hull City Hall box office, from the Hull City Hall website, and start at £8.50 for certain concessions. We are delighted to be able to offer many more £15 tickets for the 2023/24, as we aim to make classical music more affordable and accessible for everyone!
(For information about complimentary tickets for secondary school students studying music, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.