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Martin Harris Centre

Student brass quartet

What's on: Free events

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert (part of the Weinberg Cycle)

13:10 - 14:00 24 January 2019

Weinberg was a young virtuoso pianist, self-taught as a composer, when he composed his first expressive and energetic first string quartet in 1937. Its serenade-like successor followed two years later, following his flight from Nazi-occupied Warsaw to Minsk. Weinberg Quartet No. 1 in C minor Op. 2/141 Weinberg Quartet No. 2 in G, Op. 3/14..

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert (part of the Weinberg Cycle)

13:00 - 14:00 25 January 2019

The six-movement Sixth Quartet marks the summit of Weinberg’s first flowering as a chamber-music composer. Appearing in 1946, it was blacklisted two years later in the Anti-formalist campaign, and not performed until the Danels’ sensational premiere in the Cosmo Rodewald Hall in January 2007. Here it is prefaced by two short pieces compose..

Quatuor Danel Teatime Concert (part of the Weinberg cycle)

16:30 - 17:30 25 January 2019

Weinberg Old Letters, Eight Romances to words by Julian Tuwim, Op. 77 Shostakovich ‘Music’ from Seven Romances to Words by Alexander Blok, Op. 127 Weinberg ‘Dedication’, from Beyond the Border of Past Days, Op. 50 One of Weinberg’s most powerful yet least known song cycles, to Polish words by his favourite poet, followe..

Quatuor Danel Teatime Concert (part of the Weinberg cycle)

16:30 - 17:30 26 January 2019

Weinberg Sonata for Double Bass Solo, Op. 108 Weinberg Sonata No. 6 for Piano, Op. 73 Two of Weinberg’s most striking solo sonatas, featuring the Hallé Orchestra’s star principal double bassist, Robert Carrillo Garcia and Weinberg conference co-convenor Michelle Assay on piano.

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series: David Francis (harpsichord)

13:10 - 14:00 31 January 2019

L. Couperin Prelude à l’imitation de Mr. Froberger Rameau Suite in D minor F Couperin 18th Ordre Balbastre La Suzanne The improvisatory prelude exemplified by Louis Couperin and adopted by his nephew François Couperin in L’Art de Toucher is the starting point for an exploration of dance and character pieces. Spanning the 17th..

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series: Rob Hall and Chick Lyall (followed by a workshop)

13:10 - 14:00 14 February 2019

Rob Hall (saxes, clarinets, wind synth) Chick Lyall (piano, electronics) In a partnership spanning over a decade and five CDs, the improvisational synergy between composers Rob Hall and Chick Lyall has been described as "tremendous" by the Sunday Herald and having "great empathy as performers with impeccable taste" by Jazzwise. This event is..

MUMS Lunchtime Concerts: New Sounds

13:10 - 14:00 15 February 2019

Come and enjoy a lunchtime concert performed by the Manchester University Music Society. These concerts are free, no need to book just turn up. In this free public lunchtime concert, you have the opportunity to hear some of Manchester University Music Society’s newest and best student compositions. Comprising of varying forces and styles, t..

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series: Nicholas Ashton, piano: Wasserklavier

13:10 - 14:00 21 February 2019

This programme explores the theme of water: The dark surface of a Venetian canal; grey clouds, distant thunder; snow-fall; footstep imprints on a frozen surface; rainfall; a glimpse of a rainbow; still, dark water; invocations of a water-nymph; fountain cascades. This free event is part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series, which i..

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series: Daniel Hyunwoo Evans (Piano)

13:10 - 14:00 28 February 2019

Daniel Hyunwoo Evans will perform a solo recital in the WCLC series 2018-2019. Bristol-born to mixed Welsh and Korean parentage, Daniel has performed solo recitals and concertos throughout Europe and the USA, and had his compositions performed throughout the UK at solo, ensemble and orchestral level, and regularly improvises cadenzas and embel..

Northern Harmony Singing Workshop

14:30 - 16:00 07 March 2019

Join us for this lucky dip into Northern Harmony’s treasure trove of traditional songs from South Africa, Corsica, Georgia and elsewhere. An exploration and celebration of diverse singing styles and repertoires, both male and female, this participatory workshop forms part of the Musica festival. All welcome!