The Hallé returns to Darlington on Monday 26 February.

Founded in Manchester by Sir Charles Hallé, the Hallé gave its first concert in the Free Trade Hall on 30 January 1858. The Hallé’s distinguished history of acclaimed performances includes over 70 concerts each year in The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, around 40 concerts a year around Britain, international tours, frequent broadcasts and televised performances.

Now in its 159th season, the Hallé ranks among the UK’s top symphonic ensembles.

Conductor Jonathon Heyward and the Hallé open this captivating concert with music from Grieg’s evocative Peer Gynt, which includes a glorious depiction of dawn, the thrilling Hall of the Mountain King and much more. No wonder it remains so popular!

Laurence Rogers is soloist in Richard Strauss’s youthful First Horn Concerto, firmly established as one of the best and most loved concertos for the instrument. Sibelius’s Second Symphony, with its sense of heroic struggle, immediately became an emblem for Finnish people in their battles against Russian oppression.

For more information or to book contact the box office on 01325 405405 or visit www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk