The Hallé is delighted to announce the new dates of its critically acclaimed online Winter Season, with five new concerts streamed from the Hallé’s Manchester homes, The Bridgewater Hall and Hallé St Peter’s in Ancoats.

The orchestra’s Music Director, Sir Mark Elder, will conduct three concerts, while Assistant Conductor and winner of the 2020 Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition Delyana Lazarova [pictured] will make her concert debut with the orchestra (1 April). Special guest artists will include Isata Kanneh-Mason, performing with the orchestra for the first time (18 March), as well as Paul Lewis (25 March) and Stephen Hough (15 April).

The final concert in the series will see Sir Mark Elder conduct Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale in a new staging directed by Olivier Award winner Annabel Arden which will be filmed in various locations around Manchester and feature three actors, a dancer and seven instrumentalists (29 April).

Each concert will remain available to watch on demand for three months after the initial broadcast.

From Thursday 18 March 2021 (available until Friday 18 June)
Broadcast from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

R. Strauss Serenade 
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3
Sibelius Symphony No.3

From Thursday 25 March 2021 (available until Friday 25 June)
Broadcast from Hallé St Peter’s, Manchester

Paul Lewis piano/director

Mozart Piano and Wind Quintet K452
Stravinsky Concerto in D
Mozart Piano Concerto No.12, K414

From Thursday 1 April 2021 (available until Thursday 1 July)
Broadcast from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Delyana Lazarova conductor

Bacewicz Overture
Copland Appalachian Spring: Suite
Shostakovich Symphony No.1

From Thursday 15 April 2021 (available until Thursday 15 July)
Broadcast from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Stephen Hough piano

Debussy Prélude à l’apres-midi d’un faune
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Huw Watkins Symphony No.2 (world premiere)

From Thursday 29 April 2021 (available until Thursday 29 July)
Broadcast from locations in Manchester

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Annabel Arden director | Femi Elufowoju Jr co director | Dominic Best director of photography | George Johnson-Leigh designer | Richard Katz narrator | Martins Imhangbe soldier | Mark Lockyer devil | Faith Prendergast princess

Stravinsky The Soldier’s Tale