The Hallé

Sheffield International Concert Season 2021/2022

Wednesday 03 November 2021, 19:00 PM


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Wednesday, 03 November 2021




General: £18 Under 12's: Free

The Hallé - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sheffield International Concert Season 2021/22

Oval Hall | Sheffield City Hall

Hallé Artist in Association, Ryan Wigglesworth, conducts a programme centred around his Piano Concerto, premiered at the 2019 BBC Proms by another ever welcome Hallé guest, Marc-André Hamelin, dubbed by the New York Times as ‘A performer of near-superhuman technical prowess’. Of Mozartian Classical proportions, Wigglesworth describes his concerto’s four movements as ‘studies in character’, at its heart an intimate ‘Notturno’, based on a Polish folksong he first heard around a campfire.

Among critical plaudits, The Times lauded Wigglesworth’s ‘conjuror’s ability to cast a spell’. The concert opens with characters embroiled in Midsummer mayhem as portrayed in Mendelssohn’s magical score to Shakespeare’s play. Schumann’s Second Symphony is a journey from darkness to light, consciously emulating Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, composed after serious illness and enshrining the composer’s love for his wife Clara.

Pre-Concert Talk 6pm - Join Trisha Cooper and special guest Ryan Wigglesworth for a wonderful insight into the music and performers making this wonderful concert. 

After Hours 9.15pm 
Customers attending this event are invited to join the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and their director Darius Battiwalla  from 9.15pm for a special After Hours concert in the City Hall Ballroom after the Hallé concert. The Chorus will perform a selection of American pieces by Copland and Barber which will show off the outstanding versatility of this exceptional mixed-voice chorus. This is a free but ticketed event limited to a maximum of 4 tickets per booking. Please book your After Hours tickets at the same time as your concert tickets. Tickets will not be available on the door.

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 
  • 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 

Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream:
Scherzo, Nocturne, Intermezzo, Wedding March 20’

Ryan Wigglesworth Piano Concerto 28’

Schumann Symphony No.2 38’

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor

Marc-André Hamelin piano

Free After Hours concert 9.15pm maximum of 4 tickets per customer  in the Ballroom - tickets must be pre-booked as numbers are limited