What's on: Free events

WCLC- Danels

13:10 - 14:00 09 February 2023

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..

Lunchtime Concert with Richard Whalley (piano)

13:10 - 14:00 23 February 2023

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..

WCLC – Chineke Chamber Ensemble

13:10 - 14:00 02 March 2023

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..

Who Ya Gonna Call? (in event of emergency)

17:30 - 19:30 08 March 2023

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..

Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble: ‘The Old Harpist’

13:10 - 14:00 09 March 2023

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.

Walter Carol Lunchtime Concert

13:10 - 14:00 16 March 2023

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..

WCLC: Stephen Altoft

13:10 - 14:00 23 March 2023

'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.

Lana Bode performs HerStories Unsung

13:10 - 14:00 20 April 2023

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.

Bass clarinet and electronics with Marij van Gorkom

13:10 - 14:00 27 April 2023

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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