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Sat 30 Mar at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

The Music Makers (Elgar) & The Fall of Jerusalem (Muldowney)
Elgar, The Music Makers for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.69
Muldowney, The Fall of Jerusalem
Rachel Abbott, Soprano
Emily Cobley, Mezzo-soprano
Joseph Buckmaster, Tenor
Thomas Hopkinson, Bass
Salford Choral Society
Xaverian College Chamber Choir
Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra
Tom Newall, Conductor
Mar 31 mat, Apr 02, 03, 05, 06 mat

Royal Northern College of Music: Theatre, Manchester

The Pilgrim’s Progress by Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Pilgrim’s Progress by Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Vaughan Williams, The Pilgrim's Progress
Royal Northern College of Music
David Parry, Conductor
Jonathan Cocker, Director
Bob Bailey, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Sun 31 Mar 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 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
Thu 4 Apr at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Hallé: Sibelius' Violin Concerto
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Berlioz, Les Francs-Juges: overture, Op.3
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Debussy, Nocturnes, L 91
Ravel, La Valse, for orchestra
Viktoria Mullova, Violin
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Apr 06, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 mat, eve, 15, 16, 17, 18 mat, eve, 19, 20 mat, eve, 23, 24, 25 mat, eve, 26, 27 mat, eve, 29, 30, May 01, 02 mat, eve, 03, 04 mat, eve, 06, 07 mat, 08, 09 mat, eve, 10, 11 mat, eve, 13, 14, 15, 16 mat, eve, 17, 18 mat, eve, 20, 21, 22, 23 mat, eve, 24, 25 mat, eve

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

West Side Story
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Bernstein, West Side Story
Royal Exchange Theatred
Mark Aspinall, Conductor
Sarah Frankcom, Director
Anna Fleischle, Set Designer
Polly Sullivan, Costume Designer
Gabriela Garcia, Maria
Andy Coxon, Tony
Sat 6 Apr 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
Mon 8 Apr at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society
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Barber, Summer Music, for wind quintet, Op.31
Shostakovich, Four Waltzes for flute, clarinet and piano, Op.97c
Shostakovich, Prelude and scherzo for string octet, Op.11
Shostakovich, Piano Trio no. 1 in C minor, Op.8
Mendelssohn, Piano Trio no. 2 in C minor, Op.66
Festivo Winds
Freeman String Quartet
Levare String Quartet
Callum Smart, Violin
Wayne Kwon, Cello
Filip Michalak, Piano
Sat 13 Apr 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 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
Sun 14 Apr at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Hallé: Sibelius' Fifth Symphony
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Beethoven, Leonore Overture no. 3, Op.72b
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major, K453
Halle, Souvenir, Op.6 Nr.4
Sibelius, Symphony no. 5 in E flat major, Op.82
Heejae Kim, Piano
Jonathon Heyward, Conductor
Thu 25 Apr 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 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 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 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
Thu 2 May at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

James MacMillan/Britten/Tippett
MacMillan, Symphony no. 4
Britten, Les Illuminations, for soprano or tenor and strings, Op.18
Tippett, Symphony no. 4
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
BBC Philharmonic
Martyn Brabbins, Conductor
Fri 3 May at 19:30

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by Candlelight
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by Candlelight
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Mozart, Symphony no. 29 in A major, K201 (K186a)
Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K364 (K320d)
Works by Vivaldi
London Concertante
Tue 7 May at 20:00

Royal Northern College of Music: Theatre, Manchester

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Rakhi Singh and Vessel/Singh Quartet: Written in Fire
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Janáček, String Quartet no. 2, "Intimate Letters"
Rakhi Singh, Violin
Fri 10 May at 19:30

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight
Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight
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Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 14 in C sharp minor "Moonlight", Op.27 no.2
Debussy, Suite bergamasque
Debussy, L'Isle joyeuse, Op.26
Scriabin, Piano Sonata no. 2 "Sonata Fantasy" in G sharp minor, Op.19
Liszt, Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année, Italie: Sonetto del Petrarca no. 123, S 161 no. 6
Benjamin Powell, Piano
Fri 10 May at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Northern Chamber Orchestra with Chloë Hanslip, violin
Northern Chamber Orchestra with Chloë Hanslip, violin
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Wolf, Italian Serenade
Williams, Elegy for Strings
Bach, Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041
Pärt, Fratres
Tchaikovsky, Serenade for strings in C major, Op.48
Northern Chamber Orchestra
Chloë Hanslip, Violin
Wed 15 May at 19:30
Chetham's at 50

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Victoria String Quartet with Elliot Gresty
Victoria String Quartet with Elliot Gresty
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Schubert, String Quartet in C minor "Quartettsatz" D.703
Bliss, Clarinet Quintet
Brahms, String Quartet in A minor, Op.51 no.2
Victoria String Quartet
Elliot Gresty, Clarinet
Sat 18 May at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Elgar/Rachmaninov
Elgar, Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61
Rachmaninov, Symphony no. 3 in A minor, Op.44
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgårds, Conductor
Sat 25 May at 19:30

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by Candlelight
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by Candlelight
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Vivaldi, The Four Seasons (Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione), Op.8 no. 1-4
Bach, Double Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, BWV1043
Telemann, Viola Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9
Mozart, Divertimento in D major, K131
London Concertante
Sat 1 Jun at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Mahler/Shostakovich
Mahler, Rückert-Lieder
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 4 in C minor, Op.43
Roderick Williams, Baritone
BBC Philharmonic
Mark Wigglesworth, Conductor
Tue 4 Jun at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Aida
Verdi, Aida (Concert Staging)
Sir Richard Armstrong, Conductor
Annabel Arden, Director
Joanna Parker, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Alexandra Zabala, Aida
Rafael Rojas, Radamès
Eric Greene, Amonasro
Alessandra Volpe, Amneris
Petri Lindroos, Ramfis
Michael Druiett, King of Egypt
Lorna James, Priestess
Warren Gillespie, A messenger
Orchestra of Opera North
Chorus of Opera North
Wed 5 Jun at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Planets: An HD Odyssey
The Planets: An HD Odyssey
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Strauss R., Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30: Introduction, or Sunrise
Strauss II, An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), Op.314
Bach, Toccata and Fugue arr. Stokowski
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92: Allegretto
Williams, Film music from Star Wars
Holst, The Planets, Op.32
Nick Davies, Conductor
Wed 12 Jun at 19:30
Chetham's at 50

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Castalian String Quartet with Gabriella Swallow
Castalian String Quartet with Gabriella Swallow
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Beethoven, String Quartet no. 2 in G major, Op.18 no.2
Janáček, String Quartet no. 1 in E minor, "Kreutzer Sonata"
Schubert, String Quintet in C major, D.956
Castalian String Quartet
Gabriella Swallow, Cello
Fri 14 Jun at 19:30

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by Candlelight
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by Candlelight
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Mendelssohn, String Symphony no. 10 in B minor
Tchaikovsky, Serenade for strings in C major, Op.48
Vivaldi, The Four Seasons (Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione), Op.8 no. 1-4
London Concertante
Sat 15 Jun at 20:00
Chetham's at 50

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Manchester Collective: Paradise Lost
Manchester Collective: Paradise Lost
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Manchester Collective
Rakhi Singh, Violin
Sat 15 Jun at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Mozart/Mark Simpson/Mahler
Mozart, Idomeneo, rè di Creta, K366: overture
Simpson, Clarinet Concerto (World première)
Mahler, Symphony no. 4 in G major
Elizabeth Watts, Soprano
Mark Simpson, Clarinet
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon, Conductor
Tue 18 Jun at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

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Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)
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Saariaho, Le jardin secret II, for harpsichord and tape
Bach, Partita no. 5 in G major, BWV829
Rameau, Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin: Les Tricotets
Rameau, Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin: L'enharmonique
Rameau, Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin: L'Égyptienne, no.16
Reich, Piano Phase
Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord
Fri 5 Jul at 19:30
Chetham's at 50

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Chetham's Symphony Orchestra: Mahler Symphony No. 8
Chetham's Symphony Orchestra: Mahler Symphony No. 8
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Mahler, Symphony no. 8 in E flat major "Symphony of a Thousand"
Chetham's Symphony Orchestra
Chetham's Chorus
Leeds Festival Chorus
St George's Singers
Choristers of Manchester Cathedral
Hereford Cathedral Choir
Stephen Threlfall, Conductor
Ailish Tynan, Soprano
Gweneth-Ann Rand, Soprano
Kitty Whately, Mezzo-soprano
Margaret McDonald, Mezzo-soprano
Mark Le Brocq, Tenor
James Platt, Bass
Mon 8 Jul at 13:30
Chetham's at 50

Stoller Hall: Oglesby Atrium, Manchester

Chetham's Chamber Orchestra - A William Walton Celebration
Chetham's Chamber Orchestra - A William Walton Celebration
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Walton, Partita (arr. George MORTON)
Elgar, Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36 (arr. George MORTON)
Stephen Threlfall, Conductor
Chetham's Chamber Orchestra
Tue 17 Sep at 19:00
Chetham's at 50

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

The Complete Beethoven Piano Trios: Concert I
The Complete Beethoven Piano Trios: Concert I
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Beethoven, Piano Trio no. 1 in E flat major, Op.1 no.1
Beethoven, Piano Trio no. 5 in D major "Ghost", Op.70 no.1
Jiafeng Chen, Violin
Jianing Kong, Piano
Sun 20 Oct at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

European Doctors’ Orchestra: The Leningrad in Manchester
Brahms, Schicksalslied: Song of Destiny for Chorus and Orchestra, Op.54
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 7 in C major, "Leningrad" Op.60
European Doctors' Orchestra
St Georges Singers
Peter Stark, Conductor