What's on

Who Ya Gonna Call? (in event of emergency)

17:30 - 19:30 08 March 2023

A new one-man show that squares up to climate change is bringing its interactive performance to the Martin Harris Centre. Steve Scott-Bottoms' one-man show about climate resilience, Who Ya Gonna Call? jumps headlong into some of the most difficult questions about our uncertain future - with the help of some buckets, some sand, a few old reco..

Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble: ‘The Old Harpist’

13:10 - 14:00 09 March 2023

An unmissable opportunity to hear world-renowned tanbur player Seyed Ali Jaberi with the contemporary Persian Sufi Hamdel Ensemble in a programme of music with poetry by the 13 century Persian poet Molana Jalal-odin Rumi, translated by Alan Williams.

Walter Carol Lunchtime Concert

13:10 - 14:00 16 March 2023

Sergei Prokofiev, Sonata for Two Violins, Op.56 Richard Whalley, Les Adieux Germaine Tailleferre, String Quartet A duet by Prokofiev, Richard Whalley’s vision of Europe and a string quartet by ‘Les Six’ composer Germaine Tailleferre. Followed at 2.30pm by the Quatuor Danel Composition Workshop with postgraduate students from Th..

Danels Evening concert with David Fanning and Michelle Assay

19:30 - 21:30 17 March 2023

George Enescu, Pastorale, Menuet Triste et Nocturne Sergei Prokofiev, Visions Fugitives, Op. 22 (arr. Samsonov) Antonín Dvo?ák, Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, Op.81 The quartet is joined by pianist and University of Manchester Professor of Music David Fanning for a performance of Dvo?ák’s Piano Quintet No.2. Marc Danel is joined a..

University of Manchester Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

19:30 - 20:30 18 March 2023

An opportunity to hear Bernstein’s iconic Chichester Psalms in the exciting original scoring for full orchestra, together with a selection of choral and orchestral works, including Copland’s iconic ‘Fanfare for the Common Man’.

Stockport Youth Orchestra

15:00 - 17:00 19 March 2023

Stockport Youth Orchestra returns to Martin Harris Centre for the first time since 2019, in a popular programme which will include Sibelius – Finlandia, Copland - Appalachian Spring (Chamber Version) and Reinecke - Ballade for Flute & Orchestra. The orchestra will be conducted by Tim Crooks and Charlie Perry (both graduates of the Universit..

WCLC: Stephen Altoft

13:10 - 14:00 23 March 2023

'The Microtonal Trumpet'- 19 tones per octave instead of 12 A fascinating programme of works for 19- division trumpet and electronics by Richard Whalley, Donald Bousted, Stephen Altoft, Dong Zhou, Eleri Angharad Pound, Elizabeth Adams presented by Stephen Altoft, trumpet.

Lana Bode performs HerStories Unsung

13:10 - 14:00 20 April 2023

Contemporary pianist Lana Bode performs the world premiere of Kevin Malone’s HerStories Unsung Vol.2, a suite of piano pieces which tell the stories of marginalised women including Valentina Tereshkova, Rosalind Franklin, Bessie Coleman and Sister Corita Kent.

Bass clarinet and electronics with Marij van Gorkom

13:10 - 14:00 27 April 2023

Following collaborations with various NOVARS composers, Dutch bass clarinettist Marij van Gorkom returns to Manchester to perform a lunchtime concert. Specialised in performance with live electronics, she will present a programme exploring the relation between instrumental playing and interactive media.

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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.