The Hallé in Concert – Lincoln Cathedral
October 13, 2023
7:00 pm
Lincoln, UK
Lincoln Cathedral
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The program for the evening:
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3
Bartok: Viola Concerto, Sz 120
Beethoven: Symphony No.4

Euan Shields, the latest winner of the prestigious Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition and the Hallé’s new Assistant Conductor, takes to the podium to lead the orchestra in a programme that starts and finishes with the music of Beethoven. To open is his Leonora Overture No.3, a compelling symphonic distillation of the human drama of his only opera, Fidelio; and to close is the Master’s sunny, genial Fourth Symphony, a work with witty contrasts and comedic ideas that focuses on artistic beauty. Making his Hallé concert debut is Ukrainian-British violist Maxim Rysanov. Described in Gramophone as “a prince among viola players”, he plays Bartók’s concerto, which inhabits the more mellow sound world of his later music.