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Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Final season of Hull 2017 revealed

11:55, 31st August 2017

The fourth season of Hull’s year as UK City of Culture has been announced.

‘Tell the World’ will run from October to December, comprising theatre and live performance, literature, visual art, festivals, spectacle and more.

Hull City Hall’s Classics Season will include Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Last Night of the Proms, conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton, and a ‘Myths and Fairytales’ programme, featuring Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, under conductor Alexander Shelley. Hull Philharmonic Orchestra presents ‘1917: Revolution!’, an all-Russian programme to mark the centenary of the occasion, featuring Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 12.

The University of Hull’s Middleton Hall will host recitals from pianist Yegevny Subdin; ‘Nightports’ with Matthew Bourne; and ‘Tell the World’, a recital by the Ellipsis Ensemble and tenor James Gilchrist, featuring Bach, Handel and Vaughan Williams.

Opera North will perform five works from its Little Greats season in the Hull New Theatre, following its £16m rebuild. The company will present short works by Bernstein, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Ravel, and Gilbert and Sullivan in double-bills.

Martin Green, director of Hull 2017, said: ‘2017 has by any measure been a revelatory time for Hull and with season four, the thrilling journey continues. We’ve an outstanding programme to take the UK’s first cultural quadrennial into 2018, which will challenge as well as entertain, ask questions and bring people together.’


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