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The University of Manchester Brass Band and the Manchester University String Orchestra (MUSO)

19:00 - 20:30 07 December 2019

Before the Brass Band travel to Bangor for the national ‘UniBrass’ Competition, catch a glimpse of what they will be performing later in the year. Manchester University String Orchestra in return perform a classic and stimulating string repertoire. To book please visit or telephone the Martin Harris Centre box..

Children’s Choir Concert

13:10 - 14:00 11 December 2019

Come along to the Martin Harris Centre on 11 December to experience the stunning sounds of the Children's Choir Concert. This concert is part of the Music Society Outreach scheme; volunteers from the department have been going into schools each week to run choirs. For many of the children involved, this is their only access to music. Playe..

Festive Concert

19:00 - 20:30 12 December 2019

In this popular annual Festive Concert, soloist Katie Emmanuel performs Elgar’s Sea Pictures, whilst Ad Solem and The Symphony Orchestra come together to perform a Bach Cantata, also showcasing other works individually. These include spectacular seasonal pieces by Grieg and Waldteuful. To book please visit or te..

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert with Nicholas Cox (clarinet) and Michelle Assay (piano)

13:10 - 14:00 12 December 2019

Shostakovich Quartet No. 4, in D, Op. 83 Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes Shostakovich’s D major Quartet of 1949 turns official requirements for folk-like music to his own ends, particular in its Jewish-inflected finale, preparing the ground for Prokofiev’s ‘Overture on Hebrew Themes’, in which the Quatuor Danel is joined by cl..

Festive Sing-along: Relaxed Performance

13:10 - 13:55 13 December 2019

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 acceptin..

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert with Nicholas Cox (clarinet)

19:30 - 21:00 13 December 2019

Weinberg Quartet No. 8, in C minor, Op. 66 Alexander Krein Jewish Sketches, Op. 12, for clarinet and string quartet Galina Ustvolskaya Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano (1949) Shostakovich Quartet No. 5, in B flat, Op. 92 This Jewish-themed concert starts with the most personal and hauntingly beautiful of Weinberg’s quartets and co..

Chorus UK presents Celebration

19:30 - 21:35 14 December 2019

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at this delightful family concert with the talented Chorus UK. The concert highlights the many cultures who celebrate at this time of the year with music for Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Yule, and Christmas. To book please visit or telephone 0113 222 3434.

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert with Richard Whalley (piano)

13:10 - 14:00 13 February 2020

Dusapin Iti for Solo Violin Lekeu Adagio Molto Weinberg Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano One of a series of works for solo instruments, all beginning with the letter ‘i’, by the best-known living French composer, Pascal Dusapin, precedes the soulful slow movement by Belgian Guillaume Lekeu, who died of typhoid at the age of 24, and..

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert

19:30 - 21:00 14 February 2020

Chevalier de Saint-George Quartet, G.191 Dusapin Quartet No. 4 Franck Quartet in D One of numerous quartets by the first classical composer of African ancestry, born in Guadeloupe in 1745 and also famous in his day as a champion fencer, is followed by the Fourth by Pascal Dusapin and the only one by César Franck. To b..

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert

13:10 - 14:00 26 March 2020

Milhaud Quartet No. 7, in B flat, Op. 87 Prokofiev Quartet No. 1, in B minor, Op. 50 The seventh of Milhaud’s eighteen quartets (he had vowed to surpass Beethoven’s seventeen) precedes the pungent, quirky neoclassicism of the first of Prokofiev’s two, composed five years later.

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