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Student brass quartet

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Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concerts: Quatuor Danel with Richard Whalley (piano)

13:10 - 14:00 06 December 2018

This Lunchtime Concert includes the performance of a piece by the university’s Professor emeritus, John Casken, derived from his opera-in-progress Sylvie and the Songman, precedes the Stalin-Prize-winning Fifth Quartet of Shostakovich’s friend and colleague, Vissarion Shebalin, composed in the early years of the Great Patriotic War and in..

Baroque Orchestra The Majesty of Versailles: Court and Theatre Music from Baroque France

13:10 - 14:00 07 December 2018

The University’s period-instrument Baroque ensemble undertakes an exploration of the rich and varied repertory of late seventeenth-century France including special music for Christmas by Lalande, Corrette and Charpentier, coupled with classic favourites by Lully, Charpentier, and Rameau. FREE

World War One Centenary Performance

19:00 - 20:30 07 December 2018

This outdoor, site-responsive performance in the University’s Old Quadrangle explores the impact of World War I on the University community. The performance is one of a number of ways in which the University’s history and heritage is actively used in teaching students, and is part of the University’s World War I commemorations. The p..

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concerts: Flickering Presences - New Works for Flute and Video

13:10 - 14:00 13 December 2018

Gavin Osborn (flute) Flickering presences: a concert of specially commissioned extraordinary pieces for flute and video, with the projected image also forming the score for the flautist to play. This concert will include works by Nina Whiteman, Kelly Jayne Jones, Elizabeth Ditmanson, Rachel Graff and Sarah Keirle. FREE

Festive Sing Along Relaxed Performance

13:10 - 14:00 14 December 2018

Get yourself in the festive spirit with a free and extremely relaxed event full of carols and festive participation, with an informal atmosphere unlike a traditional concert. Manchester University Music Society host this special concert, open to everybody in a relaxed setting. The event is intended specifically to be sensitive to and accept..

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert (part of the Weinberg Cycle)

13:10 - 14:00 24 January 2019

Weinberg was a young virtuoso pianist, self-taught as a composer, when he composed his first expressive and energetic first string quartet in 1937. Its serenade-like successor followed two years later, following his flight from Nazi-occupied Warsaw to Minsk. Weinberg Quartet No. 1 in C minor Op. 2/141 Weinberg Quartet No. 2 in G, Op. 3/14..

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert (part of the Weinberg Cycle)

13:10 - 14:00 24 January 2019

Weinberg was a young virtuoso pianist, self-taught as a composer, when he composed his first expressive and energetic first string quartet in 1937. Its serenade-like successor followed two years later, following his flight from Nazi-occupied Warsaw to Minsk. Weinberg Quartet No. 1 in C minor Op. 2/141 Weinberg Quartet No. 2 in G, Op. 3/14..

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert (part of the Weinberg Cycle)

13:00 - 14:00 25 January 2019

The six-movement Sixth Quartet marks the summit of Weinberg’s first flowering as a chamber-music composer. Appearing in 1946, it was blacklisted two years later in the Anti-formalist campaign, and not performed until the Danels’ sensational premiere in the Cosmo Rodewald Hall in January 2007. Here it is prefaced by two short pieces compose..

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert with David Fanning (piano)

13:10 - 14:00 28 March 2019

A new work for cello and piano by Camden Reeves, written in memory of his jazz-loving grandfather and with echoes of the style of Bill Evans, precedes Prokofiev’s pungently idiosyncratic first quartet of 1931. Followed at 2.30pm by Quatuor Danel Seminar. Reeves Still above Ground – Elegy for Cello and Piano (first performance) Prokofiev..

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