Tickets for the concert are available by invitation only. We will be contacting previous supporters of the series over the next few weeks. Details of the remaining concerts in the series will be shared no later than 22nd October 2021.
WAGNER Tannhäuser: Overture
WALTON Cello Concerto
MOZART The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’
Gemma New, conductor
Laura van der Heijden, cello
This gala concert commemorates 100 years of Blackburn’s beautiful, Grade II listed building and the wonderful performances it has hosted, including its links with the Hallé. The Hall was officially opened in October 1921 with an impressive concert performed by the Hallé, featuring choral works by Elgar and Wagner’s passionate Tannhäuser Overture. That same overture opens this centenary concert under the direction of Gemma New. She will be joined by Laura van der Heijden for a performance of Walton’s elegiac Cello Concerto, the same work that led her to win the 2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition. Mozart’s comical Marriage of Figaro Overture and Beethoven’s mighty ‘Eroica’ Symphony draw this celebration to a victorious close.