Details of Hallé Concert Program

on Wednesday June 17th 1998

at 7.30 p.m. in the Bridgewater Hall

The concert given by the Hallé Orchestra in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the First Stored-Program Computer was a program of English music, given as part of the Hallé Orchestra's Summer Prom season. The Britten and Vaughan-Williams pieces were written in the years just before 1948. The first piece was the winning piece in a competition organised by the University of Manchester Department of Music, to write a short piece appropriate to open the concert for this occasion.