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Blackburn with the Hallé Orchestra

10/03/2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

King George's Hall Blackburn

The Hallé in Blackburn


  • Chabrier España
  • Granados Doce Danzas Españolas
  • Rodrigo Concierto De Aranjuez
  • Albeniz Asturias
  • Bizet Carmen: Suite No. 1
  • Piazzolla Libertango
  • Márquez Danzon No.2
  • De Falla Three-Cornered Hat: Suite No.2: Three Dances
  • De Falla El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance
Join us in Blackburn for an evening celebrating the warmth and passion of Spanish music

Curiously, it’s often been French composers who’ve expressed Spain’s essence, as in Chabrier’s España, inspired by folk musicians he heard there on holiday. Bizet showed similar flair in his opera, Carmen, the colourful Suite No.1 concluding with the famous Toreadors’ March. But to capture the country’s soul, turn to a Spaniard: Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, performed by an always welcome Hallé guest, guitarist Craig Ogden.

At its affecting heart is the slow movement’s wonderful melody infused with flamenco fire. After a brief visit to Argentina for Piazzolla’s exuberant Libertango, we stop off in Mexico for Márquez’s wild and energetic Danzón No.2 and finally arrive back in Spain for The Three Cornered Hat Suite by Andalusian composer, De Falla.


The Halle Orchestra


King George’s Hall, Blackburn
Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 1AA United Kingdom
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