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WCLC- Full of Eastern Promise

13:10 - 14:00 10 February 2022

Featuring Rozanna Madylus (mezzo soprano) and Michelle Assay (piano), ‘Full of Eastern Promise’ is a celebration of East-West cultural encounters through music and poetry. The concert includes ‘orientalist’ art songs, in particular musical responses to 14th century Persian poet Hafez by Brahms, Rubinstein and Glière. It also feature..

WCLC-Martin Roscoe (Piano)

13:10 - 14:00 17 February 2022

Beethoven: Sonata in C minor Op.13 “Pathetique “ Brahms: Intermezzy Op.117 No. 2 Liszt: Sonetto del Petrarca 10 Liszt: Legend No.2 St.Francis Walking On The Waves With an extraordinary career spanning over five decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. Renowned for his versatility at the key..

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert (Shostakovich Cycle)

13:10 - 14:00 24 February 2022

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 1 in C, Op. 49 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 68 Shostakovich sets out on his string quartet path with a deceptively modest piece, composed between his first public disgrace and the rigours of wartime. As war rages he expands his horizons and produces a masterpiece of self-assertion and defiance..

Quatuor Danel Afternoon Concert (Shostakovich Cycle)

13:00 - 15:00 26 February 2022

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 6 in G, Op. 101 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9 in E flat, Op. 117 In the post-Stalin era Shostakovich makes a fresh start in deceptively straightforward but profoundly touching tones. His..

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert (Shostakovich Cycle)

13:00 - 15:00 27 February 2022

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138 Shostakovich: String Quartet No.14 in F sharp, Op. 142 Shostakovich: String Quartet No.15 in E flat minor, Op. 144 The darkest of the dark. The one-movement Thirteenth Quartet is tormented by intimations of death and ends in a scream of pain; the Fourteenth is suffused with lyrici..

WCLC- Conrad Marshall (Flute) & Lauren Scott (Harp)

13:10 - 14:00 03 March 2022

David Horne: Three Dirges Kaija Saariaho: Tocar Andy Scott: Sonata for flute & harp Kaija Saariaho’s shimmering Tocar, reworked for flute & harp by the composer is framed by two substantial works by British composers; David Horne’s melancholy Three Dirges and Andy Scott’s Sonata which is influenced by Eastern..

WCLC- Shirley Smart Trio (Musica Festival event)

13:10 - 14:00 10 March 2022

Shirley's trio draws on her eclectic background to bring together her jazz, blues and world music influences. Shirley Smart - cello John Crawford - piano Demi Garcia Sabat - drums/percussion Equally at home in jazz, Middle Eastern, and classical music, Shirley Smart is recognised as one of the UK’s most versatile and creative cellists. S..

WCLC- Madeleine Mitchell Violin Recital with Nigel Clayton, piano

13:10 - 14:00 17 March 2022

Kevin Malone: Your Call is Important to Us (World Premiere) The distinguished violinist includes new pieces written for her by Kevin Malone (World Premiere), Errollyn Wallen CBE and Sadie Harrison - Aurea Luce, included on Mitchell’s album Violin Muse, plus the exquisite and romantic Lili Boulanger Nocturne and Amy Beach Romance. “The..

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert

13:10 - 14:00 24 March 2022

Sofia Gubaidulina: Reflections on the Theme B-A-C-H Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, L.91 Debussy’s String Quartet of 1893, written when the composer was 31 years old, was described at the time as being ‘dominated by the influence of young Russia’. Fast-forwarding to our own time, this is paired with a work by one of Russia..

WCLC- Klezmer: The Michael Kahan Kapelye

13:10 - 14:00 31 March 2022

Experience a compelling concert of klezmer music from The University of Manchester’s resident klezmer ensemble, The Michael Kahan Kapelye. As part of the assessment for their Ensemble Performance module, enjoy a fun-filled, toe-tapping programme exploring the worlds of klezmer, from the Old World dance music of Eastern European Jewry to the..

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