What's on: Free events
David Önaç, 'Out of the Blue' for Two Violins (World Premiere) Benjamin Britten, Elegy for Solo Viola Kevin Malone, Requiem77, for Solo Cello and Air Traffic Controllers University of Manchester alumnus David Önaç’s premieres his duet, New Work for Two Violins, which was written especially for Marc Danel and Gilles Millet. Elegy..
Rebecca Clarke, Lullaby and Grotesque, for Viola and Cello Rebecca Clarke, Morpheus, for Viola and Piano Fanny Mendelssohn, String Quartet in E-Flat Major Two duos by British-American composer Rebecca Clarke, together with Fanny Mendelssohn’s only String Quartet. Followed at 2.30pm by the Quatuor Danel Masterclass. The Quartet are..
The Chineke! Foundation was created by Chi-chi Nwanoku CBE in 2015 to provide outstanding career opportunities to established and up-and-coming Black and ethnically diverse classical musicians in the UK and Europe. Chineke!’s motto is: ‘Championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music’. The organisation aims to be a cataly..
A new one-man show that squares up to climate change is bringing its interactive performance to the Martin Harris Centre. Steve Scott-Bottoms' one-man show about climate resilience, Who Ya Gonna Call? jumps headlong into some of the most difficult questions about our uncertain future - with the help of some buckets, some sand, a few old reco..
An unmissable opportunity to hear world-renowned tanbur player Seyed Ali Jaberi with the contemporary Persian Sufi Hamdel Ensemble in a programme of music with poetry by the 13 century Persian poet Molana Jalal-odin Rumi, translated by Alan Williams.
Sergei Prokofiev, Sonata for Two Violins, Op.56 Richard Whalley, Les Adieux Germaine Tailleferre, String Quartet A duet by Prokofiev, Richard Whalley’s vision of Europe and a string quartet by ‘Les Six’ composer Germaine Tailleferre. Followed at 2.30pm by the Quatuor Danel Composition Workshop with postgraduate students from Th..
'The Microtonal Trumpet'- 19 tones per octave instead of 12 A fascinating programme of works for 19- division trumpet and electronics by Richard Whalley, Donald Bousted, Stephen Altoft, Dong Zhou, Eleri Angharad Pound, Elizabeth Adams presented by Stephen Altoft, trumpet.
Contemporary pianist Lana Bode performs the world premiere of Kevin Malone’s HerStories Unsung Vol.2, a suite of piano pieces which tell the stories of marginalised women including Valentina Tereshkova, Rosalind Franklin, Bessie Coleman and Sister Corita Kent.
Following collaborations with various NOVARS composers, Dutch bass clarinettist Marij van Gorkom returns to Manchester to perform a lunchtime concert. Specialised in performance with live electronics, she will present a programme exploring the relation between instrumental playing and interactive media.
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