What's on: Music
MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents concerts of exciting new electroacoustic music, featuring the large-scale MANTIS sound diffusion system for a truly unique and immersive sonic experience. With special guest artist (Darragh Morgan, Violin).
Join us for this lucky dip into Northern Harmony’s treasure trove of traditional songs from South Africa, Corsica, Georgia and elsewhere. An exploration and celebration of diverse singing styles and repertoires, both male and female, this participatory workshop forms part of the Musica festival. All welcome!
Northern Harmony’s 14 brilliant young singers present a thrilling mix of world harmony traditions including South African songs and dances, traditional polyphony from Georgia, Corsica and the Balkans, American shape-note singing and quartet gospel, as well as renaissance motets. www.villageharmony.org This free event is part of the Walter C..
Come and enjoy a lunchtime concert performed by the Manchester University Music Society. These concerts are free, no need to book just turn up. Musica Festival culminates their week of events with a lunchtime concert in celebration of International Women’s day. A programme of female-composed works pays tribute to the oft-forgotten contribut..
The symphonic repertoire of the early-twentieth century is characterized by explicit depictions of the individual within the world surrounding it, evident in both Nielsen’s Helios Overture and Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony. Karelia Suite by Sibelius captures traditional Finnish folk music in this memorable suite. Come and join us for this Scand..
Pia Palme HER VERY NOISE, HER GUISE (2017) Matthew Sergeant The Velvet Rage (2017) Nina Whiteman Everything near becomes distant (2019; premiere) Trio Atem embarks on an adventure with a talkbox, a modified cello bow, vocalising instrumentalists, and film of a disused mine. Join them for a performance featuring works commissioned for their te..
Come and enjoy a lunchtime concert performed by the Manchester University Music Society. These concerts are free, no need to book just turn up. This world music showcase features a diverse selection of music from around the globe; the Gamelan Adumanis perform music native to Indonesia, whilst Atefah Einali combines improvisation folkloic Pers..
MUWO and MUSO are back! Get your wands at the ready with John Williams. Be part of the Magic of Harry Potter and brace yourselves for a starlit journey through Orion with Julie Giroux. MUSO contrast with ‘Quiet City’ and Malone’s ‘Angels and Fireflies’, alongside two poetic Grieg works.
Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series: Shakespeare Miscellany II: 'Music oft hath such a charm...'
Three years after the first Shakespeare Miscellany, pianist and scholar Michelle Assay, together with students and alumni of the University of Manchester, presents a programme of music for voice, chorus and instruments, from diverse traditions, inspired by Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. This free event is part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtim..
The Manchester University Big Band returns, pushing the ensemble’s capabilities and featuring soloists from all areas of the band. Expect new sounds, rhythms and grooves from this tight-knit group, focusing on the contemporary in big band repertoire.