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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
Sun 13 Jan 2019 at 13:00

Chetham's School of Music: The Carole Nash Hall, Manchester

Young Brass Award 2019: The Semi Final
Young Brass Award 2019: The Semi Final
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Sun 13 Jan 2019 at 17:00

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Brighouse and Rastrick Band
Brighouse and Rastrick Band
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David Thornton, Conductor
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 Lyudmila: 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
Wed 6 Feb 2019 at 19:00
Chetham's at 50

Chetham's School of Music: The Carole Nash Hall, Manchester

Beethoven Violin Sonatas
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Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 2 in A major, Op.12 no.2
Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 8 in G major, Op.30 no.3
Beethoven, Violin sonata No. 9 in A major, 'Kreutzer', Op.47
Jiafeng Chen, Violin
Jianing Kong, Piano
Sun 10 Feb 2019 at 17:00

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Damnation of Faust
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Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
David Butt Philip, Faust
Rinat Shaham, Marguerite
Laurent Naouri, Méphistophélès
David Soar, Brander
Hallé Choir
Hallé Children's Choir
Trebles of the Hallé Youth Training Choir
2019 Feb 14, 17, 20 mat

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Beethoven's Seventh Symphony
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Falla, El amor brujo
Mozart, Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor
Sergio Castelló López, Clarinet
Thu 14 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Chetham's Symphony Orchestra: Enigma Variations
Chetham's Symphony Orchestra: Enigma Variations
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Britten, Peter Grimes, Op.33a: Four Sea Interludes
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Elgar, Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36
Chetham's Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Threlfall, Conductor
Molin Han, Violin
Sat 16 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Berlioz - Beatrice et Benedict
Berlioz, Béatrice et Bénédict (Concert performance)
Ludovic Morlot, Conductor
Daniela Mack, Béatrice
Toby Spence, Bénédict
Crouch End Festival Chorus
BBC Philharmonic
Sat 23 Feb 2019 at 19:30
Chetham's at 50

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Songs for New Life and Love
Songs for New Life and Love
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Schumann, Frauenliebe und -leben, Op.42
Mahler, Kindertotenlieder
Grime, Bright Travellers
Ruby Hughes, Soprano
Joseph Middleton, Piano
Sat 23 Feb 2019 at 19:30

St Ann's Church, Manchester

Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | February “Sonata No. 3, Berceuse”
Chopin, Impromptu Fantasie in C sharp minor, Op.66
Chopin, Waltz no. 14 in E minor (posthumous)
Chopin, Variations brillantes in B flat major on "je vends des scapulaires", Op.12
Chopin, Berceuse in D flat major, Op.57
Chopin, Nocturne no. 19 in E minor, Op.72 no.1
Chopin, Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op.41 no.1
Chopin, Piano Sonata no. 3 in B minor, Op.58
Chopin, Ecossaise in D flat major, Op.72 no.5
Chopin, Ecossaise in D major, Op.72 no.3
Chopin, Ecossaise in G major, Op.72 no.4
Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano
Sat 23 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Schumann/Robin Holloway/Valentin Silvestrov
Schumann, Overture, Scherzo and Finale in E major, Op.52
Holloway, Trumpet Concerto (World première)
Silvestrov, Symphony no. 5
Håkan Hardenberger, Trumpet
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgårds, Conductor
Sun 24 Feb 2019 at 16:00
Chetham's at 50

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Circle of Song: Vocal Weekend Closing Recital
Circle of Song: Vocal Weekend Closing Recital
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Schumann, Liederkreis, Op.39
Works by Mendelssohn-Hensel
Works by Schumann C.
Works by Mahler
Works by Britten
Marcus Farnsworth, Baritone
Ruby Hughes, Soprano
Joseph Middleton, Piano
Thu 28 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony
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Mozart, Symphony no. 31 in D major, K297 (K300a) "Paris”
Casken, Madonna of Silence, concerto for trombone (World premiere)
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 5 in B flat major, Op.100
Jamie Phillips, Conductor
Katy Jones, Trombone
Thu 28 Feb 2019 at 20:00

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Manchester Collective: Black Angels
Manchester Collective: Black Angels
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Crumb, Black Angels
Schubert, String Quartet no. 14 "Death and the Maiden" in D minor, D.810
Manchester Collective
Tue 5 Mar 2019 at 19:00
Chetham's at 50

Chetham's School of Music: The Carole Nash Hall, Manchester

Beethoven Violin Sonatas Concert II
Beethoven Violin Sonatas Concert II
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Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 7 in C minor, Op.30 no.2
Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 5 in F major "Fruhling (Spring)", Op.24
Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 10 in G major, Op.96
Jiafeng Chen, Violin
Jianing Kong, Piano
Wed 6 Mar 2019 at 19:30
Chetham's at 50

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Guy Johnston and Tom Poster
Guy Johnston and Tom Poster
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Beethoven, Seven variations for cello and piano on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46
Grieg, Cello Sonata in A minor, Op.36
Chopin, Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C major for cello and piano, Op.3
MacMillan, Kiss on Wood
Schumann, Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op.70
Martinů, Variations on a theme by Rossini, H 290
Guy Johnston, Cello
Tom Poster, Piano
Thu 7 Mar 2019 at 19:00
Chetham's at 50

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Women and Composition: 50 Years of Progress?
Women and Composition: 50 Years of Progress?
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Thu 7 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Opera Gala
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Verdi, I vespri siciliani: Overture
Puccini, Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
Verdi, Rigoletto: La donna è mobile
Verdi, Aida: Ballet music
Puccini, La rondine: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
Donizetti, L'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lagrima
Donizetti, L'Elisir d'amore: Chiedi all'aura lusinghiera
Verdi, La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny): Overture
Rossini, L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): overture
Puccini, Turandot: Nessun dorma
Puccini, Turandot: Signore, ascolta
Verdi, Otello: Ave Maria
Puccini, Manon Lescaut: intermezzo
Puccini, La bohème: O soave fanciulla
Gianluca Marcianò, Conductor
Anna Patalong, Soprano
Jung Soo Yun, Tenor
Fri 8 Mar 2019 at 19:30
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Stoller Hall, Manchester

This Woman's Work
This Woman's Work
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Schumann C., Other (Selected songs)
Schumann C., Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17
LeFanu, Piano Trio
Richards, Other (New commission)
Albany Piano Trio
Sat 9 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Oliver Knussen/Henze/Martin Suckling/Borodin
Knussen, Flourish with Fireworks, Op.22
Henze, Ariosi
Borodin, Symphony no. 2 in B minor
Claire Booth, Soprano
Clio Gould, Violin
BBC Philharmonic
TBC, Conductor
Sun 10 Mar 2019 at 19:30
Chetham's at 50

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Make a Joyful Noise
Make a Joyful Noise
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Purcell, Welcome to all the Pleasures, Ode for St Cecilia's Day (1683), Z 339
Poulenc, Organ concerto in G minor
Handel, Te Deum in D major "Utrecht", HWV 278
Handel, Jubilate in D major "Utrecht" , HWV 279
Manchester Chamber Choir
Chetham's Chamber Orchestra
Jonathan Lo, Conductor
Stephen Threlfall, Conductor
George Herbert, Organ
2019 Mar 13 mat, 14, 17

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Shostakovich's First Symphony
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Dvořák, Scherzo Capriccioso for Orchestra, Op.66
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, Op.15
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 1 in F minor, Op.10
Tomáš Hanus, Conductor
Fri 15 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Northern Chamber Orchestra with Martin Roscoe, piano
Northern Chamber Orchestra with Martin Roscoe, piano
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Gounod, Petite Symphonie for wind instruments
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54
Bacewicz, Concerto for string orchestra
Mozart, Symphony no. 35 in D major, K385 "Haffner”
Northern Chamber Orchestra
Martin Roscoe, Piano
Mon 18 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society
Haydn, Piano Trio no. 37 in D minor, Hob XV:23
Parry, Piano Trio no. 1 in E minor
Brahms, Piano Trio no. 1 in B major, Op.8
Leonore Piano Trio
Wed 20 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Vessilin Stanev
Vessilin Stanev
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Schumann, Etudes symphoniques, Op.13
Brahms, Piano Sonata no. 3 in F minor, Op.5
Vessilin Stanev, Piano
Sat 23 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Stravinsky/Dvořák/Martinu
Stravinsky, Orpheus
Dvořák, Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
Martinů, Symphony no. 4, H.305
Andrei Ioniţă, Cello
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgårds, Conductor
Sun 31 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Gorton Monastery, Manchester

Bach Mass in B Minor
Bach, Mass in B minor, BWV232
St George's Singers
Neil Taylor, Conductor
Rebecca Lea, Soprano
Eleanor Garside, Soprano
Joyce Tindsley, Contralto
Richard Dowling, Tenor
Northern Baroque
Marcus Farnsworth, Baritone
Thu 4 Apr 2019 at 19:00
Chetham's at 50

Chetham's School of Music: The Carole Nash Hall, Manchester

The Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas: Concert III
The Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas: Concert III
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Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 2 in A major, Op.12 no.2
Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 8 in G major, Op.30 no.3
Beethoven, Violin sonata No. 9 in A major, 'Kreutzer', Op.47
Jiafeng Chen, Violin
Jianing Kong, Piano
Sat 6 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Thomas Adès/Prokofiev/Schubert
Adès, Three Studies from Couperin
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto no. 1 in D major, Op.19
Schubert, Symphony no. 9 in C major, "The Great", D.944
Alina Pogostkina, Violin
BBC Philharmonic
Clemens Schuldt, Conductor
Sat 13 Apr 2019 at 11:15 and 13:30
Chetham's at 50

Stoller Hall, Manchester

The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows
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Works by Brand
Stephen Threlfall, Conductor
Sat 13 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Bax/Walton/Vaughan Williams
Bax, November Woods
Walton, Violin Concerto in B minor
Vaughan Williams, Symphony no. 4 in F minor
James Ehnes, Violin
BBC Philharmonic
John Wilson, Conductor
Thu 25 Apr 2019 at 19:30
Chetham's at 50

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Peter Donohoe, piano
Peter Donohoe, piano
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Schumann, Abegg Variations, Op.1
Schumann, Toccata, Op.7
Tchaikovsky, Piano sonata no. 1 "Grand Sonate" in G major, Op.37
Tchaikovsky, Dumka - Russian rustic scene in C minor for piano, Op.59
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
Peter Donohoe, Piano
Thu 25 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sibelius/Tippett/Stravinsky
Sibelius, Symphony no. 6 in D minor, Op.104
Tippett, Piano Concerto
Stravinsky, Symphony in C
Steven Osborne, Piano
BBC Philharmonic
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Sat 27 Apr 2019 at 20:00

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Manchester Collective: Goldberg Variations
Manchester Collective: Goldberg Variations
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Bach, Goldberg Variations, BWV988
Manchester Collective
Thu 2 May 2019 at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Manchester Camerata: Mozart, Made in Manchester
Manchester Camerata: Mozart, Made in Manchester
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Mozart, Il sogno di Scipione
Mozart, Symphony no. 27 in G major, K199 (K161b)
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 5 in D, K175
Mozart, La finta giardiniera
Mozart, Lucio Silla, K135: overture
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 6 in B flat, K238
Gábor Takács-Nagy, Conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Piano
Manchester Camerata