"Sir Mark Elder has had to withdraw from the Hallé performance of Elgar's The Kingdom on Sunday 18 August at 5pm for medical reasons.

"We are very grateful to Martyn Brabbins who has agreed to replace Sir Mark Elder as conductor.

"Martyn Brabbins is Music Director of the English National Opera. He is a popular figure at the BBC Proms and with most of the leading British orchestras, and regularly visits top international orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw, DSO Berlin and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony. He appeared at the International Festival in 2017 and 2018 with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra."


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