Nottingham Classics - The HalléShow dates: Mon 1st January Running time: 120 minutes
Sir Mark Elder conductor
Alisa Weilerstein cello
Women's voices of Nottingham Harmonic Choir
What better way to launch the Hallé's 10th anniversary in Nottingham than with some fireworks? In this case it's Stravinsky's dazzling orchestral showpiece followed by Elgar's Cello Concerto, which could hardly be more different; this poignant farewell to a world blown apart by the Great War is showcased by the outstanding young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein.
Gustav Holst's The Planets was the first piece that the Hallé performed when it became the resident orchestra in Nottingham so it's fitting that this concert ends with this spectacular modern classic. Nearly a hundred years after its first performance it remains one of the most brilliantly original works for orchestra.