The Hallé

Sheffield International Concert Season 2021/2022

Friday 15 October 2021, 19:00 PM


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Friday, 15 October 2021




General: £18 Under 12's: Free

The Hallé - Ethiopia’s Shadow in America

Sheffield International Concert Season 2021/22

Oval Hall | Sheffield City Hall

In this American-themed programme, Hallé Assistant Conductor Delyana Lazarova is excited to be ‘bringing to life again the music of the inspiring composer Florence Price’. She was the first African-American woman to gain recognition as a symphonic composer. For Delyana, Ethiopia’s Shadow in America combines ‘melodies of pure beauty, imaginative use of orchestral colours and an evocative musical language’ drawn from the spirituals of African-American slaves.

A favourite Hallé guest artist, James Ehnes performs Barber’s Violin Concerto, its full-bloodied, soaring lyricism creating a 20th-century American classic.

It was Dvořák in the New York Herald who pinpointed spirituals as the way forward for American composers. Spirituals also influenced his own Ninth Symphony, its soubriquet ‘From the New World’ aiming to convey his vivid impressions of the USA.

Pre-Concert Talk at 6pm - Join Trisha Cooper and special guest Delyana Lazarova for insight into the program and pieces that make this wonderful concert. 

Sheffield International Concert Season Booking Information:-

  • Tickets are on sale online
  • All tickets priced £18 per performance
  • Under 12's tickets are free except for the Christmas show on 18 December 2021 which are priced £18 (maximum of 2 free tickets per paying adult)
  • No subscriptions or direct debit options this season - all 2021/22 bookings are available online and per performance 
  • Should you have any questions or require further assistance please email or call our dedicated Sheffield International Concert Season line on 0333 3211091 at anytime and leave your name and contact telephone number and you will be contacted by a member of the team ASAP - working days are Tuesday & Thursday 11am until 4pm

Event Information

Pre-Concert Talk 6pm 

Concert 7pm 

Price Ethiopia’s Shadow in America 14’

Barber Violin Concerto 25’

Dvořák Symphony No.9, ‘From the New World’ 40’

Delyana Lazarova conductor

James Ehnes violin