What's on: Free events

WCLC: Xenia Pestova Bennett (piano)

13:10 - 13:55 05 October 2023

Annea Lockwood Ear-Walking Woman (1996) Xenia Pestova Bennett All Aglow (2023) Pianist and composer Xenia Pestova Bennett explores the full spectrum of sound that can be drawn out of a piano in Annea Lockwood’s “Ear-Walking Woman”. This sonic journey will be complemented with excerpts from “All Aglow”, Xenia’s new w..

WCLC: The Lucky Dog Picturehouse present: “Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr. with live score”

13:10 - 13:55 12 October 2023

King of silent comedy Buster Keaton stars as an unlucky in love projectionist who turns detective to clear his name and win back the love of his life. Accompanied by live era-authentic score from the musicians of The Lucky Dog Picturehouse. “Silent Film has no finer custodians” Nicholas Barber, BBC Culture “A Triumph!” International..

WCLC: Hallé Brass

13:10 - 13:55 19 October 2023

Some 4 years since their last visit, Hallé Brass - formed primarily from principal members of the internationally renowned Hallé Orchestra – present a typically eclectic programme of brass quintet music offering a window into the group’s 80-year history. The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert..

WCLC: Waldstein Trio (cello, piano & violin)

13:10 - 13:55 26 October 2023

Valentina Ciardelli Common Phrases when you’re late (premiere) (2023) I. I’ll be there in 5 minutes II. My alarm didn’t go off! III. Unbelievable…world’s longest tra..

WCLC: Ari Hoenig (jazz trio)

13:10 - 13:55 09 November 2023

Ari Hoenig is a ground-breaking drummer, composer and educator who has become one of the most significant and influential voices in the jazz and drumming world over the last two decades. A visionary composer and bandleader he?has worked alongside?artists including Mike Stern, Joshua Redman, Wayne Krantz, Chris Potter, Pat Martino and Robert Gl..

WCLC: Quatuor Danel

13:10 - 13:55 16 November 2023

Richard Whalley Violin Duet (first performance) Sibelius Andante Festivo Tchaikovsky Quartet Movement in B flat Richard Whalley supplies the latest in the Danels’ commissioned series for two violins: followed by Sibelius’s Andante festivo in its string quartet guise, and Tchaiko..

WCLC: La Féline (French pop)

13:10 - 14:55 23 November 2023

French indie pop artist La Féline is influenced by Anglo rock but unmistakably French, with a cool following at home (Les Inrocks, Radio Nova). She introduces her home-coming album Tarbes to Manchester audiences as part of a wider UK tour. “Wistful, inventive, charming and dreamily uplifting pop”, Paul F. Cook, Joyzine @lafelinethe..

WCLC: “Visions of Love” with Gweneth Ann Rand (soprano) and Allyson Devenish (piano)

13:10 - 13:55 30 November 2023

Camden Reeves Songs of Enchantment I Desire of Vastness II Harmony Wolf Mignon Lieder..

Reverent Reflections with Lauryna Sableviciute (piano)

13:10 - 07 December 2023

Programme to include works by Bach, Bajoras, Harrison, Liszt, Reeves, and Scriabin. Lauryna is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician, with a career of more than two decades, which has seen her perform throughout Europe. Her diverse repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary works, which she likes to blend in themed programmes in..

Manchester University Baroque Orchestra. Italy Abroad: Italian Concerto Grossi and Cantatas from 18th-Century England

13:10 - 13:55 08 December 2023

Manchester University’s period-instrument Baroque orchestra presents Italianate music by European composers active in the concert rooms of 18th-century London. Alongside familiar masterworks by Handel, the programme includes rarely heard music by Geminiani for the pantomime La forêt enchantée, and a concerto grosso by the Dutch-born compos..

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