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Friday 3 November 2023, 7.30pm

Hallé Orchestra: Brahms Symphony No.4

Hallé Orchestra: Brahms Symphony No.4

Presented by Saffron Hall

Tickets from £25

Price includes a commission of £1.00

Sir Mark Elder

Sir Mark Elder has a special affinity with Brahms, capturing the essence and chiselled clarity of the music to unleash its expressive power – the perfect synthesis of heart and head.

Preceding it are two works from masters of the orchestra – glittering, shimmering music based on legend and fairy tales revelling in the thrilling kaleidoscope of orchestral colour. Rimsky-Korsakov has called the orchestral suite culled from his fantasy opera 'little pictures' and they are soaked in dark-hued, Russian folk melodies. Ravel’s ballet brings to life nursery-rhyme figures from all our childhoods – Tom Thumb, Beauty and the Beast and Prince Charming amongst others – in music of delicacy, charm and exquisite tenderness.


Supported by Hugh & Susan Feldman

Performance information

Running time

1 hour 55 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating


Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.


Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

More info

Programme and performers


  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Tale of the Tsar Saltan: Suite 17 mins
  • Maurice Ravel Mother Goose (complete ballet music) 30 mins
  • Johannes Brahms Symphony No.4 39 mins


  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Sir Mark Elder conductor

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Information for your visit

Friday 3 November 2023, 7.30pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

6.30pm - 7.30pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

6.30pm - 7.15pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Pre-concert reception for Silver Members

6.30pm - 7.30pm
Silver members are invited to attend a pre-concert reception.

Auditorium opens

Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts



Interval (20 mins) with reception for Gold, Platinum and Foundation members

Show ends

9.25pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

9.25pm – 10.25pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old


Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH


Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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