**Change of soloist**
7:30pm, Friday 09 February 2018
When Elgar’s First Symphony was premiered in Manchester in 1908, the audience jumped to its feet and cheered. 110 years on, it’s surely still the greatest of all British symphonies: a grippingly honest, intensely emotional self-portrait of an artist, crowned by maybe the greatest tune even Elgar ever wrote. Andrei Andrei Ioniță will bring out all the passion in Schumann’s wonderfully poetic Cello Concerto, while Britten launches the evening with his Copland-inspired American Overture.
Jan Vogler, who was initially billed as performing Schumann's Cello Concerto in this concert, is unwell. We wish Jan a speedy recovery, and are very grateful to BBC New Generation Artist Andrei Ioniță who will be joining us in his place. The programme for this concert remains unchanged.
Prices £41 | £31 | £23 | £18 | £12.50
Concession and group discounts available
A non-refundable £1.50 transaction fee applies to all telephone and online bookings
Security Measures: Enhanced front of house staff with additional trained security staff will be on duty • No bags or rucksacks will be permitted in to the venue beyond a small handbag • There will be no cloakroom provision for bags and we reserve the right to carry out searches of handbags.