Jonathon Heyward receives glowing reviews for his performance with the Hallé Orchestra
Last week Jonathon Heyward took to the podium to conduct a subscription series of concerts with The Hallé, culminating three wonderful seasons as the orchestra’s Assistant Conductor. The programme featured Sibelius’ masterful 5th Symphony alongside Beethoven’s Overture: Leonora No.3, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 17 performed beautifully by Heejae Kim. The programme also marked the 200th birthday of the orchestra’s founder Sir Charles Hallé, featuring his short works “Souvenir” and “Scherzo” orchestrated by C. M. Wagner. The concerts received outstanding acclaim, with critics remarking.
“…Heyward negotiated the passage from travail to blazing triumph with great skill…The dénoument, when it came, was thrilling. This young conductor is clearly one to watch”
“Jonathon Heyward expertly piloted the orchestra that bears Charles Hallé’s name through the first of its April ‘Opus one’ programmes”
Manchester Classical Music