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What's on: Music

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert

19:30 - 21:00 07 December 2018

Schubert’s profound masterpiece, with its variations on his song ‘Death and the Maiden’ at its core, is preceded by the Variations on a Russian Folk Song, co-authored by ten composers in 1898, and the second of Elizabeth Maconchy’s thirteen string quartets, a virtuoso blend of British and continental influences. Rimsky-Korsakov et al..

Manchester University String Orchestra & University of Manchester Brass Band (MUSO)

19:30 - 21:00 08 December 2018

MUSO will contrast pieces of core string repertoire by British Composer’s Gerald Finzi and Benjamin Britten, then Brass Band will present an exciting range of music that will showcase their versatile nature. University of Manchester Brass Band are working hard to compete at the Unibrass competition in February 2019. Price £10.50 / £6.50 /..

Manchester University Music Society: Festive Concert

19:30 - 21:00 13 December 2018

Ad Solem take on a broad range of festive repertoire, extending from Bach to Anderson, to end the musical year on a jubilant festive note. The first part of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is joined by Finzi’s Dies Natalis, whilst pieces from Malone, Onac, Tchaikovsky and Anderson close a truly festive concert. Price £10.50 / £6.50 / £3 To..

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 Evening Concert - Weinberg Cycle

19:30 - 21:00 24 January 2019

Settled in Moscow from September 1943, Weinberg embarked on an extraordinary series of chamber-music masterpieces, gradually finding his voice in his increasingly ambitious third, fourth and fifth string quartets (in three, four and five movements, respectively). Weinberg Quartet No. 3 in D minor, Op. 14 Weinberg Quartet No. 4 in E flat, Op..

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 Evening Concert - Weinberg Cycle

19:30 - 21:00 25 January 2019

Following a gap between 1946 and 1957, Weinberg resumed his quartet cycle with a more restrained lyrical voice, heard at its most touchingly individual in the Eighth Quartet. The surrounding quartets are notable for their ambitious structures (No. 7) and restorative energy (No. 9). Weinberg Quartet No. 7 in C, Op. 59 Weinberg Quartet No...

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..