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Alison Balsom

The Brewin Dolphin Festival Concert - The Hallé with Alison Balsom

Conducted by Edward Gardner

Sunday 30th May 2010

Perth Concert Hall, 19:30

This event was part of the 2010 Festival Programme.

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Programme - Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin, Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat, Britten Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes, Elgar Enigma Variations.

This is the sixth concert in the Brewin Dolphin Festival Concert Series, which has brought world-class artists such as Bryn Terfel, Nicola Benedetti, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Lesley Garrett and The Royal Philharmonic to the Festival. We are delighted to welcome back the Hallé to Perth Festival, who were regular visitors in the past.

Alison Balsom has cemented an international reputation as one of classical music’s great ambassadors. She was named Best Young British Performer at the 2006 Classical BRITs and was honoured with the Classic FM Listener’s Award at the September 2006 Gramophone Awards. In 2007 the Echo Klassik Awards hailed her Rising Artist of the Year and in 2009 she became the first ever Briton to be crowned Female Artist of the Year at the Classical BRITs. In September 2009 Alison headlined The Last Night of the BBC Proms.

The Hallé - founded in Manchester by the pianist and conductor Charles Hallé in 1858, Britain's longest established permanent professional symphony orchestra gave its first concert in the city's Free Trade Hall on 30 January of that year. Sir Mark Elder became Music Director in 2000, since when the Hallé has received increasing acclaim both here and abroad. In the current season, the Hallé collaborates with the BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata and The Bridgewater Hall in a complete cycle of Mahler’s symphonies. The Hallé also welcomes a new Principal Guest Conductor, Markus Stenz. In 2003 the Hallé launched its own CD label of studio recordings. The latest release is Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9, conducted by Cristian Mandeal. Edward Gardner began his tenure as Music Director of English National Opera in 2007 with a new critically acclaimed production of Britten’s Death in Venice. Under his direction, the ENO has presented a series of stellar productions, including Boris Godunov, Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci, Der Rosenkavalier and Peter Grimes. In recognition of his talent and commitment, Edward received the Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2008 for Best Conductor and this year, the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera. He is now recognised as one of the most talented conductors of his generation.

Concert will about finish about 9.40pm

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