What's on: Free events
Come along to the Martin Harris Centre on 11 December to experience the stunning sounds of the Children's Choir Concert. This concert is part of the Music Society Outreach scheme; volunteers from the department have been going into schools each week to run choirs. For many of the children involved, this is their only access to music. Playe..
Shostakovich Quartet No. 4, in D, Op. 83 Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes Shostakovich’s D major Quartet of 1949 turns official requirements for folk-like music to his own ends, particular in its Jewish-inflected finale, preparing the ground for Prokofiev’s ‘Overture on Hebrew Themes’, in which the Quatuor Danel is joined by cl..
Get yourself in the festive spirit with a free and extremely relaxed event full of carols and festive participation, with an informal atmosphere unlike a traditional concert. Manchester University Music Society host this special concert, open to everybody in a relaxed setting. The event is intended specifically to be sensitive to and acceptin..
Dusapin Iti for Solo Violin Lekeu Adagio Molto Weinberg Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano One of a series of works for solo instruments, all beginning with the letter ‘i’, by the best-known living French composer, Pascal Dusapin, precedes the soulful slow movement by Belgian Guillaume Lekeu, who died of typhoid at the age of 24, and..
Milhaud Quartet No. 7, in B flat, Op. 87 Prokofiev Quartet No. 1, in B minor, Op. 50 The seventh of Milhaud’s eighteen quartets (he had vowed to surpass Beethoven’s seventeen) precedes the pungent, quirky neoclassicism of the first of Prokofiev’s two, composed five years later.
Jean-Luc Defontaine Pour une étoile... (world premiere) Prokofiev Quartet No. 2, in F, Op. 92 A new work by professor at the Poitiers Conservatoire Jean-Luc Defontaine precedes the second of Prokofiev’s quartets, composed in wartime evacuation and featuring strongly rhythmical folk themes from the Kabardino-Balkar region of..
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