Halle to launch classical season

Sir Mark Elder will be at the helm when The Halle launch the Nottingham Classics International Concert Season 2013-2014 next season.

The performance takes place on Friday, September 27, at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham.

Getting the concert - and the season - off to a dramatic start will be Verdi’s Overture: The Force Of Destiny.

This is a multi-faceted work, ranging over the course of its short running time from dramatic to wistful to exciting.

Sunwook Kim will join with the orchestra to perform the solo part in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 4.

The second half is given over to the Fifth Symphony of Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich, an appealing work that placated his political masters to get him out of some serious hot water, but also struck a chord with the public.

The concert starts at 7.30pm. Call the box office on 0115 9895555.