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Vissarion Shebalin was four years Shostakovich’s senior and regarded initially as his Moscow counterpart while Shostakovich dominated the Leningrad scene. Shebalin’s Sonata is a wartime piece, as is Shostakovich’s militant Second Quartet, which was composed shortly after his return from evacuation and dedicated to Shebalin. Shebalin..
In this free Public Lunchtime Concert, you have the opportunity to hear some of Manchester University Music Society’s newest and best student compositions. Comprising of varying forces and styles, this concert has something for everyone. FREE
Two monuments of the quartet repertoire: Beethoven’s seven-movement C sharp minor, with its colossal range of character and correspondingly power of determined integration; and Schubert’s equally mighty G major, dramatically poised between major and major and between the Classical and Romantic eras. Beethoven Quartet No. 14 in C sharp m..
Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concerts: Rosalind Dobson (Soprano) and Michelle Assay (Piano) perform the songs of Shostakovich and Weinberg
Songs from the height of the USSR by Weinberg, and one of his main influences, Shostakovich. Shostakovich Satires, Op. 109 Weinberg Old Letters after J. Tuwim Op. 77 Price: FREE
Programme to Include: Kevin Malone Godzilla Manchester University Wind Orchestra returns with an action-packed night of fantastic music, featuring Rohan Iyer on solo Tuba! Experience film magic with Jurassic Park, and there may be more than one dinosaur on the horizon with Kevin Malone’s Godzilla. Price £10.50 / £6.50 / £3 To book pl..
Kevin Malone celebrates his 60th birthday and 19 years at The University of Manchester’s Music Department throughout the concert season, with this concert featuring one of his earliest works alongside a première for this concert. Be prepared for one of his quirky, postmodern experiences which have been cited as "showing wit and a rare abi..
After a sterling succession of concerts, The University of Manchester Chorus returns with Brahms’s A German Requiem, accompanied by The University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Robert Guy. They will be joined by wonderful soloists and Manchester alumni Charlotte Trespass and Timothy Edlin. Price: Early bird: £15 Full..
The Manchester University Big Band take the stage for their first concert this year, pushing the ensembles capabilities and featuring soloists from all areas of the band. Expect new sounds, rhythms and grooves from this tight-knit group, focussing on the contemporary in big band repertoire. Price £10.50 / £6.50 / £3 To book please visit h..
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..
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