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Quatuor Danel at the Manchester Jewish Museum

19:30 - 21:30 08 December 2022

Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.6 in F Minor, Op.80 Mieczys?aw Weinberg, String Quartet No.16 in A-flat Minor, Op.130 The University of Manchester’s internationally-acclaimed String Quartet-in-Residence bring their music to the Manchester Jewish Museum, with quartets written in memory of lost sisters. Felix Mendelssohn’s Op.80 was..

WCLC- Danels

13:10 - 14:00 08 December 2022

Franz Schubert,?String?Quartet Movement in C Minor,?D. 103?(completed by Brian Newbould) Josef Mayseder, String Quartet?No.5?in D major,?Op.9 Take a trip to early 19th-Century Vienna! Joseph Mayseder (1789-1863) was a virtuoso violinist and concertmaster at the Vienna State Opera. He was prolific in chamber music, writing 12 quartets. Here..

Danels Evening concert

19:30 - 21:30 09 December 2022

Tributes to sisters. Schubert’s stormy quartet movement in C minor prefaces two quartets written in memory of lost sisters. Felix Mendelssohn’s Op.80 was his last major composition, and was written in tribute to his sister composer Fanny Mendelssohn. Mieczys?aw Weinberg’s Quartet No.16 was written in memory of his sister in 1981after the..

The University of Manchester’s Baroque Orchestra: Henry Purcell - Showtunes

13:10 - 14:00 09 December 2022

In the last five years of his short life, Henry Purcell’s career took a (literally) dramatic new turn, as he became the London theatre’s most prolific and celebrated composer, writing music that enabled him to demonstrate the full range of his expressive powers. In this lunchtime concert, The University’s specialist period-instrument ens..

Evening Festive Concert

19:00 - 21:00 15 December 2022

MUMS ensembles perform their festive repertoires to celebrate the end of 2022. This uplifting evening of music will include: festive Symphonies of Wind Instruments 9 by Stravinsky, performed by the Wind Orchestra; Six Song – Dowland, Suite for Strings by Dvorak, performed by the Symphony Orchestra; and pieces from Studio Ghibli, How to train..

Little Big Band Jazz Ensemble featuring Yazz Ahmed and Carlos Maldonado

13:10 - 14:00 15 December 2022

Established in October 2019, the ensemble is directed by Dr Alexander Gagatsis, lecturer in Jazz Studies, and takes the form of a little big band, a smaller version of the conventional 18-piece big band. The ensemble is joined by Simon Industrial & Professional Fellows composer and trumpeter Yazz Ahmed and three-time Grammy-awarded percussioni..

Festive Sing-along Relaxed Performance

13:10 - 14:00 16 December 2022

Everyone is welcome to enjoy some uplifting Christmas music here at the Martin Harris Centre this December as the Festive Sing-along Relaxed Performance returns with jingle bells on. Join us for a fun and relaxed sing-along event packed with well-worn favourites to encourage everyone to join in and sing, play an instrument or just enjoy the..

WCLC- Danels

13:10 - 14:00 09 February 2023

David Önaç, New Work for Two Violins (World Premiere) Benjamin Britten, Elegy for Solo Viola Kevin Malone, Requiem77, for Solo Cello and Air Traffic Controllers University of Manchester alumnus David Önaç’s premieres his duet, New Work for Two Violins, which was written especially for Marc Danel and Gilles Millet. Elegy for Solo..

Danels evening concert

19:30 - 21:30 10 February 2023

Kevin Malone, The Housatonic Near Sandy Hook (Premiere of String Quartet Version) Kris Defoort, String Quartet No.1 (2004) Felix Mendelssohn, Octet in E-Flat Major, Op.20 A Manchester first! The Quatuor Danel joins forces with the fantastic Victoria Quartet for a performance of Mendelssohn’s Octet, with recent works by Kevin Malone a..

Lunchtime Concert with Richard Whalley (piano)

13:10 - 14:00 23 February 2023

Rebecca Clarke, Lullaby and Grotesque, for Viola and Cello Rebecca Clarke, Morpheus, for Viola and Piano Fanny Mendelssohn, String Quartet in E-Flat Major Two duos by British-American composer Rebecca Clarke, together with Fanny Mendelssohn’s only String Quartet. Followed at 2.30pm by the Quatuor Danel Masterclass. The Quartet are..

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Music online

As well as a programme of live, in-house events at the Martin Harris Centre, we have also collaborated with the Music Department to bring online performances to you. 

Martin Harris Centre Music Online is available via YouTube.