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Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet excerpts, transcribed for viola and piano by Vadim Borisovsky Beethoven Quartet in F, Op. 18 No. 1 Vlad Bogdanas is joined by pianist Michelle Assay in two transcriptions from Prokofiev’s ever-popular Romeo and Juliet ballet, inaugurating this season’s series of his chamber works. As we approach the..
Songs by female composers of the 19th Century are overshadowed by those of their canonical male counterparts. The stunning works of Clara Schumann, Cécile Chaminade and Josephine Lang performed in this beautifully engaging concert demonstrate that this precedent is unjustified.
Described as ‘resolutely refreshing’, Riot Ensemble will present a concert of wild chamber music, featuring their principal Bass Clarinettist (newly appointed Principal Bass Clarinet of the Liverpool Philharmonic) Ausias Garrigos. Ausias is joined by Riot Artistic Board members Kate Walter (Bass Flute), Amy Green (Baritone Saxophone) and L..
Manchester University Music Society present a New Sounds Concert edition featuring newly created compositions by students at the University of Manchester. This concert is organised under the umbrella of the New Music Manchester Festival under the theme ‘Displacement’ and as part of a long-standing collaboration with the RNCM.
Hallé Brass, one of the foremost brass ensembles in the UK formed primarily from principal members of the internationally renowned Hallé Orchestra, present an eclectic programme of brass quintet favourites alongside some lesser known gems. The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series, which is sup..
Following on from the successful Folk and World Music concerts in the previous academic year, students continue to perform a diverse range of folk music and different styles from around the world featuring a variety of different instruments and ensembles.
Chia-Ying Lin Tradimento for solo violin (first performance) Beethoven String Trio in G, Op. 9 No. 1 The first performance of a solo violin piece by prize-winning Taiwanese composer Chia-Ying Lin is followed by the first of three trios composed by Beethoven in 1797-98, which he regarded as his finest music to that date. There’s no need to..
Manchester University Music Society presents its showcase concert. Watch superb performances from students from across the music society as they deliver a wide range of music and styles, containing an eclectic variety of different sized ensembles and music from different regions, composers and periods.
This year’s Rylands Reading inaugurates a year-long celebration of the 50th birthday of Manchester independent literary publishers, Carcanet Press. Our readers are three poets discovered by Carcanet, who have gone on to be significant presences in the world of contemporary poetry. Kei Miller was born in Jamaica in 1978. His first Carcanet..
The stunning soprano, Gweneth Ann Rand performs the UK première of rediscovered Lieder of Polish-German composer Paul Kletzki, previously destroyed by the Nazis. Joined by pianist, Adam Cigman-Mark, this is performed alongside other late Romantic songs by the composers that influenced Kletzki – Mahler, Strauss and Szymanowski. The Thursday..