THE HALLÉ return to St George’s Hall with a performance promising classical brilliance.

The orchestra’s ’s own Stéphane Rancourt will play Richard Strauss’s Oboe Concerto, with its autumnal colours, on Saturday, February 15. The concerto comes from the great Romantic composer’s so-called ‘Indian summer’ years.

The conductor, Jonathan Nott is music director of the Suisse Romande and Tokyo Symphony orchestras, having established a widespread European reputation for exciting music-making.

The concert also features music by Mozart and Schubert.

A spokesman said: “Mozart’s Symphony No.39 is the sunniest of the magnificent final set of symphonies written by Mozart in a white heat of inspiration during the summer of 1788.

“Writing at dazzling speed and under the spell of almost supernatural inspiration, he produced this glorious work, packed with tunes and marvellous orchestral harmonies.

“Schubert, while composing his own Fifth Symphony, was in thrall to Mozart’s genius, writing in his diary ‘O Mozart! Immortal Mozart! What countless impressions of a brighter, better life hast thou stamped upon’.”

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