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Martin Harris Centre

Student brass quartet

What's on: Free events

WCLC: Tom Hewson (jazz piano) Essence

13:10 - 14:00 30 January 2020

Join jazz pianist Tom Hewson as he performs original music from Essence, his latest album made inside the Bösendorfer piano factory in Vienna, drawing both on the colours of the contemporary piano repertoire and the improvisational and rhythmic drive of the jazz tradition. Price: Free These concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime..

Language, Community and Creativity

13:30 - 16:30 31 January 2020

This event presents three initiatives demonstrating how appreciation of linguistic diversity, and of the migrant experience, can reinvigorate audiences in the creative industries. Join us to preview a multilingual operatic retelling of the Daedalus myth; to watch a film exploration of how language-learning enriches individuals and communitie..

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert with Richard Whalley (piano)

13:10 - 14:00 13 February 2020

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..

MUMS - New Sounds

13:10 - 14:00 14 February 2020

There is great enthusiasm for contemporary music amongst music students at The University of Manchester. In this concert, a variety of ensembles present works recently written by student composers, featuring an exciting array of musical styles. Price: Free

WCLC: Jack Adler-McKean - Solo tuba

13:10 - 14:00 20 February 2020

Giacinto Scelsi Maknongan Patrick Friel Ezra’s Telescope (British première) Sylvain Marty Diversion 2 (British première) Vinko Globokar Juriritubaïoka (British première), with Bofan Ma (piano) University of Manchester alumnus Jack Adler-McKean explores new directions in writing for solo t..

WCLC: Gazelleband

13:10 - 14:00 27 February 2020

Gazelleband combines pioneering Palestinian oud player Reem Anbar and Mancunian multi-instrumentalist Louis Brehony, as they present a unique take on the radical and traditional music of the Arab world and beyond. From Palestinian folk to cosmopolitan Cairo, this distinctive performance crosses international borders. Price: Free These conce..

MUMS Chamber Music from the Nineteenth Century

13:10 - 14:00 28 February 2020

Join talented chamber musicians in the music society as they take on a programme of nineteenth century works. This free concert explores three works by Johannes Brahms, Clara and Robert Schumann. With what would have been her two hundredth birthday being celebrated last year, Clara Schumann has recently shot to well-deserved fame. Alongside he..

Black Voices Singing Workshop (part of Musica Festival 2020)

14:30 - 16:00 05 March 2020

We continue our celebration of women in music with an afternoon of songs from black oral music traditions. Explore harmony singing in diverse styles – from traditional African, spirituals or gospel to jazz, pop or folk. Singers of all genders and abilities welcome! Price: Donations are invited (Pay-As-You-Feel, cheques can be made payabl..

WCLC: Black Voices Lunchtime Concert (part of the Musica Festival 2020)

13:10 - 14:00 05 March 2020

Come along to the Martin Harris Centre and experience the exceptional sounds of Black Voices - an all-female a cappella collective who are globally celebrated for their stunning voices and the unique form of vocal music they bring to the world stage. Black Voices have toured the world supporting incredible singers including Ray Charles, Nina S..

MUMS - Musica Festival

13:10 - 14:00 06 March 2020

Female music-making has been long underappreciated in the Western music world. Join the student-founded Musica group to celebrate women in music. In this concert, they explore female composers and compositions, performed by our own students. Price: Free