What's on: Music

Welcome Symphony Orchestra Concert

15:30 - 16:30 25 September 2022

Our symphony orchestra return with Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. This beautiful performance will put the audience at ease – an oasis of calm amid the busyness of the beginning of term.

WCLC- Danels

13:10 - 14:00 29 September 2022

Philip Grange The Centre Cannot Hold (World Premiere) Sergei Prokofiev String Quartet No.2 in F Major, Op.92 The Danels commence their new season at The University of Manchester with music influenced by the two World Wars. The WORLD PREMIERE of a duet by Professor Emeritus, Philip Grange takes its inspiration from W.B. Yeats’ poem The Secon..

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert with Petr Prause (Cello)

19:30 - 21:30 30 September 2022

Felix Mendelssohn, String Quintet No.2 in B-flat Major, Op.87 Franz Schubert, String Quintet in C Major, D.956 Quatuor Danel are joined by cellist Petr Prause (Senior Tutor in Cello and Chamber Music at the RNCM), for a performance of two late quintets. Mendelssohn’s Op.87 was composed in 1845, when the composer was 36 yea..

Alexandra Whittingham guitar

13:10 - 14:00 06 October 2022

Since the release of her debut album ‘My European Journey’ last year, guitarist Alexandra Whittingham has enjoyed sharing her passion for 19th century European music with the world. Her performance will demonstrate her passion for music from this period and beyond. The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime..

Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano) and Duncan Glenday (piano)

13:10 - 14:00 13 October 2022

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vaughan Williams with a programme including his major song cycle, The House of Life. The performance will include Songs of Enchantment by Camden Reeves and Mary E Coleridge settings of Frank Bridge songs. The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series..

Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr. with live?duet?score

13:10 - 14:00 20 October 2022

Buster Keaton stars as an unlucky-in-love projectionist-turned-detective in one of the best-loved silent comedies of all time, accompanied by live era-authentic score from the musicians of The Lucky Dog Picturehouse. The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series, which is supported by the Ida Carrol..

Ari Hoenig Trio

13:10 - 14:00 27 October 2022

Ari Hoenig is a ground-breaking drummer, composer, and educator who has become one of the most significant and influential voices in the jazz world over the last two decades. The New York based drummer fronts this highly dynamic trio for their Autumn 2022 tour with prodigious pianist Nitai Hershkovits and rising guitar star Tom Ollendorff...

Symphony Orchestra

19:00 - 21:00 29 October 2022

The University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra will be premiering a composition by PhD composer Alex Apostolopoulos. The Symphony Orchestra will also be performing Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra by Vaugh Williams and Les Nuits D’Été by Berlioz, featuring amazing alumni soloists Ben Attfield and Katherine Macaulay.

Trio Atem at Sixteen

13:10 - 14:00 10 November 2022

Trio Atem returns for their 16th anniversary with a programme of exciting new commissions devoted to playfulness. The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series, which is supported by the Ida Carroll Trust. They provide a wide-ranging programme to suit all tastes and are an ideal opportunity to enjoy..

WCLC- Danels

13:10 - 14:00 17 November 2022

Camden Reeves, Riverside Chase (World Premiere) Sergei Prokofiev, String Quartet No.1 in B Minor, Op.50 To keep himself busy during the global lockdown, Camden Reeves took up lessons on blues harmonica. Dedicated to his harmonica teacher, Steve Lockwood, Reeves’ practising of early 20th century ‘fox chases’ finds its way into the..