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Oct 21

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - A London Symphony
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Purcell, Fantasy upon One Note for 5 viols in F major, Z 745 ((Orch. Manze for wind and brass))
Dvořák, Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
Vaughan Williams, Symphony no. 2 "A London Symphony"
Andrew Manze, Conductor
Jian Wang, Cello
Sun 21 Oct at 14:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Best of Brass: The Massed Bands of Fairey and Leyland Band
Sparke, Jubilee Overture
Haydn, Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob VIIe:1
Hess, East Coast Pictures
Arnold, Four Scottish Dances, Op.59
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody
The Beatles, Norwegian Wood
The Beatles, Eleanor Rigby
Saint-Saëns, Symphony no. 3 in C minor "Organ Symphony", Op.78
Fairey Brass Band
Leyland Brass Band
Mon 22 Oct at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society
Britten, Suite for violin and piano, Op.6
Elgar, Violin Sonata in E minor, Op.82
Ysaÿe, Violin Sonata no. 2 in A minor, Op.27 no.2
Franck, Violin Sonata in A major
Liza Ferschtman, Violin
Martin Roscoe, Piano
Thu 25 Oct at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Modern Kazakh Culture in a Global World…
Modern Kazakh Culture in a Global World…
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Serkebayev, Kui Shalkyma
Shildebayev, Karakemer, Kasachisches Lied für Violine solo
Rossini, Variations for clarinet and small orchestra
Elgar, Serenade in E minor for string orchestra, Op.20
Vivaldi, Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione, Op.8 no. 1-4 (The Four Seasons)
Kazakh Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Yerbolat Ahmedyarov, Conductor
Lara St. John, Violin
Bekturgan Zholaman, Clarinet
Thu 25 Oct at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Elgar's Second Symphony
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Strauss R., Don Quixote, Op.35
Elgar, Symphony no. 2 in E flat major, Op.63
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Nicholas Trygstad, Cello
Timothy Pooley, Viola
Fri 26 Oct at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Northern Chamber Orchestra with Julian Bliss, clarinet
Northern Chamber Orchestra with Julian Bliss, clarinet
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Arnold, Sinfonietta no.1, Op.48
Weber, Clarinet Concerto no. 2 in E flat major, Op.74
Suk, Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn "St Wenceslas”, Op.35a
Haydn, Symphony no. 102 in B flat major
Northern Chamber Orchestra
Julian Bliss, Clarinet
Fri 26 Oct at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Berlioz/Saariaho
Saariaho, Laterna Magica
Berlioz, La Mort de Cléopâtre
Berlioz, King Lear Overture
Saariaho, Maan varjot (Earth Shadows)
Karen Cargill, Mezzo-soprano
Jan Lehtola, Organ
BBC Philharmonic
Ludovic Morlot, Conductor
Sat 27 Oct at 19:30

St Ann's Church, Manchester

Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight
Chopin, Ballade no. 1 in G minor, Op.23
Chopin, Mazurka in B minor, Op.30 no.2
Chopin, Introduction in C minor and Rondo in E flat major, Op.16
Chopin, Nocturne no. 9 in B major, Op.32 no.1
Chopin, Waltz no. 10 in B minor, Op.69 no.2
Chopin, Waltz in A Minor "Grande Valse Brillante", Op.34 no.2
Chopin, Souvenir de Paganini: Variations in A major
Chopin, Waltz in A Minor "Grande Valse Brillante", Op.34 no.2
Chopin, Ballade no. 2 in F major, Op.38
Chopin, Polonaise no. 6 in A flat major, "Heroic," Op.53
Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano
Thu 1 Nov at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Ravel/Elgar/Stravinsky
Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Stravinsky, Petrushka Suite (1947 version)
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cello
BBC Philharmonic
Joana Carneiro, Conductor
Sat 3 Nov at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé Goes to Nashville
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Parton, Dolly, 9 to 5
Campbell, Glen, Wichita Lineman
Parton, Dolly, Islands in the Stream (Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers)
Newton-John, Olivia, Take Me Home, Country Roads
Parton, Dolly, Jolene
Campbell, Glen, Galveston
Eagles, The, Take it Easy
Rogers, Kenny, The Gambler
Twain, Shania, Man! I Feel Like A Woman
Cash, Johnny, A Boy Named Sue
Nelson, Willie, Always On My Mind
Charlie Daniels Band, The Devil Went Down To Georgia
Denver, John, Thank God I'm a Country Boy
Campbell, Glen, Rhinestone Cowboy
Eagles, The, Desperato
Raitt, Bonnie, I Can't Make You Love Me
Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
The Shires, Friday Night
Stephen Bell, Conductor
Capital Voices, Vocals
Nov 07 mat, 08, 11

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Hallé - Elgar, Mendelssohn and Wagner
The Hallé - Elgar, Mendelssohn and Wagner
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Elgar, In the South (Alassio) - Concert Overture for orchestra, Op.50
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.25
Wagner, Lohengrin: prelude to Act 1
Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 3
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Francesco Piemontesi, Piano
Mon 12 Nov at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society
Haydn, String Quartet no. 60 in G major, Op.76 no.1, Hob III:75
Debussy, String Quartet in G minor, Op.10
Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op.68
Jerusalem Quartet
Tue 13 Nov at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Deutsche Romantik
Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture "Fingal's Cave", Op.26
Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.26
Schumann, Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op.120
Leticia Moreno, Violin
Manchester Camerata
Gábor Takács-Nagy, Conductor
Thu 15 Nov at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Carpe Vitam
Rossi, Carpe Vitam (world première)
Chetham's Chamber Choir
Stuart Overington, Tenor
Thu 15 Nov at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony
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Schubert, Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus: overture
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.19
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 10 in E minor, Op.93
Kazushi Ono, Conductor
Paul Lewis, Piano
Fri 16 Nov at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Stephan/Walton/Howells/ Shostakovich
Stephan, Music for orchestra
Walton, Viola Concerto
Howells, Elegy for viola, string quartet and strings orchestra
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 9 in E flat major, Op.70
Lawrence Power, Viola
BBC Philharmonic
Moritz Gnann, Conductor
Sat 17 Nov at 19:30

St Ann's Church, Manchester

Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | November “Ballade No. 4 & Fantasy in F minor”
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | November “Ballade No. 4 & Fantasy in F minor”
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Chopin, Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
Chopin, Nocturne no. 2 in E flat major, Op.9 no.2
Chopin, Polonaise no. 3 in A major "Military", Op.40 no.1
Chopin, Nocturne in C sharp minor, "Lento Con Gran Espressione", Op. posth, B 49
Chopin, Nocturne no. 5 in F sharp major, Op.15 no.2
Chopin, Mazurka in D major, Op.33 no.2
Chopin, Nocturne no. 21 in C minor (posthumous)
Chopin, Rondo à la Mazur in F major, Op.5
Chopin, Ballade no. 4 in F minor, Op.52
Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano
Sat 24 Nov at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Hallé - Giants of Jazz - Take Two
The Hallé - Giants of Jazz - Take Two
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Garner, Misty
Waller, Medley
Monk, Straight No Chaser
Ellington, Caravan
Morton, King Porter Stomp
Evans, Time remembered
Brubeck, Take Five
Lewis, Meade 'Lux', Honky Tonk Train Blues
Mayerl, Marigold
Corea, Spain
Roderick Dunk, Conductor
James Pearson Trio, The, Jazz Trio
Sat 24 Nov at 19:30

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Mozart, Bach & Vivaldi by Candlelight
Mozart, Bach & Vivaldi by Candlelight
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Mozart, Divertimento in F, "Salzburg Symphony no. 3", K138 (K125c)
Albinoni, Concerto in D minor for oboe, Op.9 no.2
Bach, Concerto for oboe, violin and string orchestra in C minor, BWV1060R
Mozart, Quartet in F for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello, K370 (K368b)
Vivaldi, Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op.8 no. 4, RV 297 "L'inverno" (Winter)
London Concertante
Sat 24 Nov at 19:30

Christ Church, West Didsbury, Manchester

The William Byrd Singes: Heavenly Imaginations
Byrd, Ave verum corpus
Byrd, Quis est Homo?
Tallis, Gaude gloriosa
Howells, Master Tallis's Testament
Williams, Ave Verum Corpus Re-Imagined
Williams, Let nothing trouble you
Howells, Psalm Prelude, set 1 no. 1
Howells, A Hymn to St Cecilia
Howells, Requiem
William Byrd Singers
Keith Orrell, Conductor
Sat 24 Nov at 19:30

RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester

A Hundred Years On
Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Goodall, Eternal Light: A Requiem
Johnson Manning, War's Embers (world première)
St George's Singers
Neil Taylor, Conductor
Graham Eccles, Organ
Pete Durrant, Piano
Louise Thomson, Harp
Andrea Vogler, Percussion
Wed 28 Nov at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

St Matthew Passion
St Matthew Passion
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Bach, St Matthew Passion, BWV244
Ellie Laugharne, Soprano
Susanna Fairbairn, Soprano
Katie Bray, Mezzo-soprano
William Towers, Countertenor
Benjamin Williamson, Countertenor
John-Colyn Gyeantey, Tenor
Richard Dowling, Tenor
Frederick Long, Baritone
Andrew Slater, Bass-baritone
English Touring Opera Orchestra
Jonathan Peter Kenny, Conductor
Thu 29 Nov at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - The Rite of Spring
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Satie, Parade
Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for orchestra, Op.4
Stravinsky, Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Sat 1 Dec at 18:00

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Hallé - Handel's Messiah
The Hallé - Handel's Messiah
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Handel, Messiah
John Butt, Conductor
Hallé Choir
Dec 05 mat, 06, 09

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Hallé - Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto
The Hallé - Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto
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Weber, Der Freischütz: overture
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op.58
Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
Cristian Măcelaru, Conductor
Lars Vogt, Piano
Sat 8 Dec at 19:00

St George's Church, Stockport, Manchester

Carols and Brass by Candelight
St George's Singers
Neil Taylor, Conductor
Pete Durrant, Organ
Chetham's Brass Ensemble
Bradshaw Hall Primary School Choir
Vicky Sunderland, Conductor
Louise Bousfield, Conductor
Sat 8 Dec at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Rachmaninov/Holst
Works by Rachmaninov
Works by Holst
Alexander Gavrylyuk, Piano
Ladies of the Manchester Chamber Choir
BBC Philharmonic
Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor
Sun 9 Dec at 15:00

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Hallé - Christmas Family Concert
The Hallé - Christmas Family Concert
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Jonathon Heyward, Conductor
Alasdair Malloy, Presenter
Mon 10 Dec at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society
Mozart, String Quartet in G major, K80 (K73f)
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 11 in F minor, "Serioso", Op.95
Webern, Langsamer Satz
Mozart, String Quartet no. 19 in C major "Dissonance", K465
Quartetto di Cremona
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Finlandia
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Sibelius, The Swan of Tuonela, Op.22 no.2
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Sibelius, Karelia Suite for orchestra, Op.11
Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, Op.46
Sibelius, Finlandia, symphonic poem for orchestra, Op.26
Stephen Bell, Conductor
Tom Poster, Piano
Dec 15 mat, eve, 16 mat, mat

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - The Snowman
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Pickett, Dinosaurumpus, A romp for audience and symphony orchestra
Blake, The Snowman
Jonathon Heyward, Conductor
Padfield, Will, Presenter
Sat 15 Dec at 16:00, 16:00 and 19:00

Stoller Hall, Manchester

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
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Brand, A Christmas Carol
Chester Philharmonic Orchestra
Stephen Threlfall, Conductor
Timothy West, Spoken word
Manchester Chamber Choir
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

St Ann's Church, Manchester

Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | “Sonata No. 2”
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | “Sonata No. 2”
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Chopin, Nocturne no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.9 no.1
Chopin, Piano Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor 'Funeral March', Op.35
Chopin, Etude in F Minor, Etudes de la Méthode des Méthodes no. 1
Chopin, Etude in A flat Major, Etudes de la Méthode des Méthodes no. 2
Chopin, Etude in F Minor, Etudes de la Méthode des Méthodes no. 1
Chopin, Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op.30 no.4
Chopin, Nocturne no. 18 in E major, Op.62 no.2
Chopin, Scherzo no. 1 in B minor, Op.20
Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Salford Choral Society
Louise Wayman, Soprano
Lucy Vallis, Mezzo-soprano
Luke Horner, Tenor
Thomas Hopkinson, Bass
Northern Baroque Sinfonia
Tom Newall, Conductor
Fri 21 Dec at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Hallé Christmas Extravaganza
Hallé Christmas Extravaganza
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Noah Stewart, Tenor
The Hallé Youth Training Choir
Dec 22 mat, 23 mat, eve

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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Hallé Carol Concerts
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Stephen Bell, Conductor
Hallé Choir
The Hallé Youth Choir
Hallé Children's Choir
Sat 29 Dec at 19:30

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
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Strauss II, Tales from the Vienna Woods
Brahms, Hungarian Dance no. 5 in F sharp minor
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a
Strauss II, Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Op.214
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty: waltz
Strauss II, An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), Op.314
London Concertante
Sun 30 Dec at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - ABBA!
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Stephen Bell, Conductor
Capital Voices, Vocals
Tue 1 Jan 2019 at 15:00

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

New Year's Day Viennese Gala 2019
Strauss II, Perpetuum Mobile, Op.257
Waldteufel, The Skaters' Waltz
Strauss II, Die Fledermaus, Op.56: Mein Herr Marquis "Laughing song"
Dvořák, Slavonic Dance no. 8 in G minor, Op.46 no.8
Dvořák, Slavonic Dance no. 2 in E minor, Op.46 no.2
Strauss II, Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), Op.410
Lehár, Giuditta: Meine Lippen sie kussen so heiss
Strauss II, An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), Op.314
Ailish Tynan, Soprano
Manchester Camerata
Holly Mathieson, Conductor
Sat 5 Jan 2019 at 15:00

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - New Year in Vienna
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Strauss II, Die Fledermaus, Op.56: overture
Strauss II, An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), Op.314
Waldteufel, The Skaters' Waltz
Strauss I, Plappermäulchen Polka, Op.245
Lehár, Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Strauss II, Champagne Polka, Op.211
Strauss II, Morgenblätter Waltzes (Morning Papers), Op.279
Lincke, Frau Luna
Lehár, Zigeunerliebe (Gypsy Love)
Jamie Phillips, Conductor
Joanne Lunn, Soprano
Mon 14 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society
Haydn, String Quartet no. 64 in D major, Op.76 no. 5, Hob III:79
Ligeti, String quartet no. 1 "Metamorphoses nocturnes"
Webern, Five Movements for string quartet, Op.5
Ravel, String Quartet in F major
Quatour Van Kuijk
2019 Jan 16 mat, 17, 20

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Rachmaninov's Third Symphony
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Glinka, Ruslan and Ludmilla: overture
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Rachmaninov, Symphony no. 3 in A minor, Op.44
Daniele Rustioni, Conductor
Francesca Dego, Violin
Sat 19 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Symphonic Cinema - Stravinsky/Ravel
Stravinsky, The Firebird
Ravel, Daphnis and Chloé, orchestral suite no. 1
Ravel, Daphnis and Chloé, orchestral suite no. 2
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon, Conductor
Tue 22 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Gould Piano Trio & Robert Plane, clarinet
Gould Piano Trio & Robert Plane, clarinet
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Beamish, Piobaireachd
Boulez, Dialogue de l'ombre double
Watkins, Four Fables (Premiered summer 2018)
Shostakovich, Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, Op.67
Gould Piano Trio
Robert Plane, Clarinet
Thu 24 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Vaughan Williams' Sinfonia Antartica
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Berlioz, Benvenuto Cellini: overture
Saint-Saëns, Piano concerto no. 5 in F major, "Egyptian," Op.103
Vaughan Williams, Symphony no. 7 "Sinfonia Antartica"
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Stephen Hough, Piano
Ladies of the Hallé Choir
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
Sat 26 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Stravinsky/Mozart/Tchaikovsky
Stravinsky, Scherzo fantastique, Op.3
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 25 in C major, K503
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op.36
Paul Lewis, Piano
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon, Conductor
Wed 30 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Boris Berman, piano
Boris Berman, piano
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Haydn, Piano Sonata in C major, Hob XVI:50
Haydn, Piano Sonata in D major, Hob XVI:51
Haydn, Piano Sonata in E flat major, Hob XVI:52
Prokofiev, Piano Sonata no. 9 in C major, Op.103
Prokofiev, Piano Sonata no. 7 in B flat major, Op.83
Boris Berman, Piano
Mon 4 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Manchester Camerata: Haydn & Kraft Cello Concertos
Manchester Camerata: Haydn & Kraft Cello Concertos
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Bartók, Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113
Haydn, Cello Concerto no. 2 in D major, Hob VIIb:2
Kraft, Cello Concerto in C major, Op.4
Mozart, Symphony no. 39 in E flat major, K543
Manchester Camerata
Gábor Takács-Nagy, Conductor
István Várdai, Cello
Mon 4 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society
Grieg, 6 Songs, Op.48
Wagner, Wesendonck-Lieder
Sibelius, Demanten på marssnön (The Diamond on the March Snow), Op.36 no.6
Sibelius, Våren flyktar hastigt, Op.13 no.4
Sibelius, Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte (The girl comes from meeting her lover), Op.37 no.5
Sibelius, Var det en dröm (Was It a Dream?), Op.37 no.4
Pfitzner, Hast du von den Fischerkindern das alte Märchen vernommen? Op.7 no. 1
Pfitzner, Venus mater, Op.11 no.4
Strauss R., Wiegenlied, Op.41 no.1
Strauss R., Das Rosenband, Op.36 no.1
Strauss R., Morgen Op.27 no.4
Strauss R., Cäcilie, Op.27 no.2
Sally Matthews, Soprano
Simon Lepper, Piano
Tue 5 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Leon McCawley, piano
Leon McCawley, piano
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Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 30 in E major, Op.109
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 31 in A flat major, Op.110
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 32 in C minor, Op.111
Leon McCawley, Piano