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Feb 21 mat, 22, 25

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Brahms's First Piano Concerto
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Mendelssohn, Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op.27
Beethoven, Symphony no. 4 in B flat major, Op.60
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, Op.15
Karina Canellakis, Conductor
Sunwook Kim, Piano
Thu 22 Feb at 19:30

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

#Renaissance: Majesty
Allegri, Miserere Mei
Bednall, Assumpta est Maria (World première)
Tarney, In homeward flight (World première)
Victoria, Ave Maria
Simpson, Ave Maria (World première)
Anderson, Magnificat (World première)
Byrd, Ave verum corpus
Victoria, Regina caeli
Wachner, Regina Caeli (World première)
Guerrero, Ave Virgo sanctissima
MacMillan, Miserere
Suzi Digby, Conductor
ORA Singers
Thu 1 Mar at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

RNCM and Paris Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra
RNCM and Paris Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra
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Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Elgar, Enigma Variations: Nimrod
Wagner, The Ring, An Orchestral Adventure
Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra
Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris
Markus Stenz, Conductor
Fri 2 Mar at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Endellion Quartet
Endellion Quartet
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Mozart, String Quartet in G major, K387
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 16 in F major, Op.135
Webern, 6 Bagatelles for string quartet, Op.9
Brahms, Two String Quartets - no. 1 in C minor, no. 2 in A major, Op.51
Endellion String Quartet
Sat 3 Mar at 20:00

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Manchester Collective: 100 Demons
Manchester Collective: 100 Demons
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Reich, Violin Phase
Harvey, Ricercare una melodia
Xenakis, Mikka S
Finnis, Sister
Gordon, Industry
Rakhi Singh, Violin
Simmy Singh, Violin
Alistair Vennart, Viola
Oliver Coates, Cello
Sat 3 Mar at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Clyne, Mozart, Mahler
Clyne, This midnight hour (UK premiere)
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, K466
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon, Conductor
Richard Goode, Piano
Mon 5 Mar at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Chamber Music for Flute & Piano: Syrinx
Chamber Music for Flute & Piano: Syrinx
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Schumann C., Three Romances for violin and piano Op.22
Schumann, Die Meerfee Op. 125 no. 1
Gaubert, Madrigal for Flute
Debussy, Syrinx
Fauré, Fantasie in E minor for flute and piano, Op.79
Poulenc, Sonata for flute and piano
Eva Oertle, Flute
Vessilin Stanev, Piano
Mon 5 Mar at 19:30

RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester

Who runs the world...
Pritchard, Seven Halts on the Somme
Clyne, Within her Arms
Bowler, Other (New work)
Tine Thing Helseth, Trumpet
Manchester Camerata
Jessica Cottis, Conductor
Thu 8 Mar at 18:00

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

6 o'clock Classics
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Verdi, La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny): Overture
Debussy, Suite Bergamasque: Clair de lune
Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man
Sibelius, Finlandia, symphonic poem for orchestra, Op.26
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, Op.71: Pas de deux
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92 (Finale)
Johann Stuckenbruck, Conductor
Fri 9 Mar at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

Quatuor Voce
Debussy, String Quartet in G minor, Op.10
Britten, 3 Divertimenti for string quartet
Dutilleux, Ainsi la Nuit, for string quartet
Vaughan Williams, On Wenlock Edge
Quatuor Voce
Jeremy Young, Piano
Nicky Spence, Tenor
Sat 10 Mar at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Great Sci-Fi Movies
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Stephen Bell, Conductor
Tom Redmond, Presenter
Sat 10 Mar at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

Trio Apaches
Tailleferre, Piano trio
Debussy, La Mer
Ravel, Piano Trio in A minor
Trio Apaches
Sun 11 Mar at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

Aronowitz Ensemble with RNCM Students
Aronowitz Ensemble with RNCM Students
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Fauré, Piano Quartet no. 1 in C minor, Op.15
Chausson, Chanson perpétuelle, for voice, strings and piano, Op.37
Enescu, String Octet in C major, Op.7
Aronowitz Ensemble
Thu 15 Mar at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony
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Bach, Keyboard Concerto no. 1 in D minor, BWV1052
Mendelssohn, Da Israel aus Ägypten zog "Psalm 114", Op.51
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 8 in C minor, Op.65
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Charles Owen, Piano
Hallé Choir
The Hallé Youth Choir
Mar 17 mat, 19, 22, 23, 25 mat

Royal Northern College of Music: Theatre, Manchester

RNCM Opera: Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
RNCM Opera: Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
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Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
Royal Northern College of Music
Anthony Kraus, Conductor
Stephen Medcalf, Director
Yannis Thavoris, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Kevin Thraves, Choirmaster / chorus director
Bethan Rhys William, Choreography
Sun 18 Mar at 19:30

Christ Church, West Didsbury, Manchester

The William Byrd Singers: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Rachmaninov, Liturgy of St John Chrysostom for choir, Op.31
William Byrd Singers
Keith Orrell, Conductor
Thomas Lowen, Bass
Mon 19 Mar at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society
Haydn, String Quartet no. 36 in B flat major, Op.50 no.1, Hob III:44
Kurtág, String Quartet "Officium Breve", Op.28
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 7 in F major, "Razumovsky", Op.59 no.1
Kuss Quartet
Tue 20 Mar at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

Philippe Cassard (piano)
Philippe Cassard (piano)
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Rameau, Gavotte et Doubles in A minor
Debussy, Pour le piano
Grieg, Lyric Pieces: Notturno, Op.54 no.4
Debussy, Ballade
Chabrier, Pièces pittoresques: Scherzo-Valse, no.10
Debussy, Deux arabesques, no. 1 Andantino con moto
Fauré, Nocturne for piano in D flat major, Op.63
Liszt, Années de pèlerinage, Première année: Suisse, S 160: Au bord d'une source
Debussy, Estampes: Jardins sous la pluie
Chopin, Nocturne in C sharp minor, "Lento Con Gran Espressione", Op. posth, B 49
Philippe Cassard, Piano
Mar 21 mat, 22, 25

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Saint-Saëns' 'Organ' Symphony
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Weber, Oberon: overture
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37
Saint-Saëns, Symphony no. 3 in C minor "Organ Symphony", Op.78
Jonathon Heyward, Conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
Jonathan Scott, Organ
Wed 21 Mar at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

RNCM Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonietta
RNCM Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonietta
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Debussy, Danses sacrée et profane
Satie, Sports et Divertissements
Debussy, Rhapsody for alto saxophone and orchestra
Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra
Thu 22 Mar at 19:30

St Michael's, Manchester

Boulez - Le marteau sans maître - a 20th Century Classic
Takemitsu, Towards the sea
Harrold, Other (New Work (World premiere) )
Berio, Naturale
Boulez, Le marteau sans maître
Psappha
Sat 24 Mar at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Copland, Korngold, Vaughan Williams
Copland, Appalachian Spring: Suite
Korngold, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Vaughan Williams, Symphony no. 5 in D major
BBC Philharmonic
John Wilson, Conductor
Andrew Haveron, Violin
Sat 7 Apr at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Celebrating Qunicy Jones
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Guy Barker, Conductor
Momrelle, Tony, Vocals
Haynes, Vanessa, Vocals
Sat 7 Apr at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

W.A.M.
Mozart, Quintet in E flat for Piano and Winds, K452
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 15 in B flat, K450
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 16 in D, K451
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Piano
Manchester Camerata
Gábor Takács-Nagy, Conductor
Tue 10 Apr at 13:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Katherine Bryan, flute
Katherine Bryan, flute
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Dvořák, Romance in F minor, Op.11
Katherine Bryan, Flute
Thu 12 Apr at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto
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Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, Op.30
Ravel, Valses nobles et sentimentales
Adams, Harmonium, for chorus and orchestra
Nicholas Collon, Conductor
Boris Giltburg, Piano
Hallé Choir
Sat 14 Apr at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Ginastera
Tchaikovsky, The Voyevoda
Shostakovich, Cello Concerto no. 2 in G major, Op.126
Ginastera, Panambi, Op.1
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, Conductor
Alban Gerhardt, Cello
Manchester Chamber Choir
Sat 14 Apr at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

Verdi Requiem
Rossini, William Tell: overture
Verdi, Messa da Requiem
Salford Choral Society
Sinead Campbell-Wallace, Soprano
Emily Cobley, Alto
Lawrence Thackeray, Tenor
Ó hAlmhain, Fionn, Bass
Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra
Tom Newall, Conductor
Tue 17 Apr at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

W.A.M. - Manchester Camerata
W.A.M. - Manchester Camerata
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Mozart, Quintet in E flat for Piano and Winds, K452
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 15 in B flat, K450
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 16 in D, K451
Manchester Camerata
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Piano
Apr 18 mat, 19, 22

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Brahms' First Symphony
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Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act 1
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.68
Nicholas Collon, Conductor
Augustin Hadelich, Violin
Thu 19 Apr at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Castalian Quartet
Castalian Quartet
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Haydn, String Quartet no. 62 in C major "The Emperor", Op.76 no.3, Hob III:77
Britten, String Quartet no. 2 in C major, Op.36
Schubert, Rosamunde, D797: Auszüge
Castalian String Quartet
Sini Simonen, Violin
Daniel Roberts, Violin
Charlotte Bonneton, Violin
Christopher Graves, Cello
Fri 20 Apr at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Psappha: A Wonderful Day
Psappha: A Wonderful Day
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Clyne, A Wonderful Day
Romitelli, Amok Koma
Mackey, Deal
Mike Walker, Guitar
Stephen Barlow, Conductor
Iain Dixon
Psappha
Sat 21 Apr at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Strauss, Simpson, Shostakovich
Strauss R., Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Op.24
Simpson, Cello Concerto (World premiere)
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 1 in F minor, Op.10
BBC Philharmonic
Clemens Schuldt, Conductor
Leonard Elschenbroich, Cello
Sat 28 Apr at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Thrills, Chills and Spills!
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Stephen Bell, French horn
Petroc Trelawny, Presenter
Sat 5 May at 20:00

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Manchester Collective: Sirocco
Manchester Collective: Sirocco
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Abel Selaocoe, Cello
Manchester Collective
Thu 10 May at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Sibelius's Seventh Symphony
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Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Wigglesworth, A Winter's Tale: clocks
Sibelius, Symphony no. 7 in C major, Op.105
Ryan Wigglesworth, Conductor
Henning Kraggerud, Violin
Fri 11 May at 19:30

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Brandenburg Concertos by Candlelight
Brandenburg Concertos by Candlelight
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Mozart, Divertimento in D major, "Salzburg Symphony" K136 (K125a)
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major, BWV1050
Handel, Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.6 No.7, HWV 325
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G major, BWV1049
Mozart, Quartet in D for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello, K285
London Concertante
Ben Norris, Director
Sat 12 May at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Wagner, Rihm, Weber, Beethoven
Wagner, Rienzi, der Letze der Tribunen: overture
Rihm, Horn Concerto
Weber, Invitation to the Dance, Op.65
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon, Conductor
Stefan Dohr, French horn
Sun 13 May at 15:00

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Elga Cello Concerto with Raphael Wallfisch, Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Elga Cello Concerto with Raphael Wallfisch, Beethoven Symphony No. 5
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Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K620: overture
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Northern Chamber Orchestra
Raphael Wallfisch, Cello
May 17 mat, 20, 23

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Mendelssohn's 'Scottish' Symphony
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Schubert, Symphony no. 8 in B minor "Unfinished", D.759
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 18 in B flat, "Paradis", K456
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 3 in A minor, "Scottish", Op.56
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Hong Xu, Piano
Thu 17 May at 18:30

Univerisity of Manchester: Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Hear and Now
Greenstein, Plan of the City
Gandolfi, History of the World in Seven Acts
Fennessy, 5 Hofer Photographs
Psappha
Sat 19 May at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Szymanowski, Tchaikovsky
Szymanowski, Violin Concerto no. 1, Op.35
Tchaikovsky, Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op.58
BBC Philharmonic
Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor
Tasmin Little, Violin
Tue 22 May at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Castalian Quartet
Castalian Quartet
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Haydn, String Quartet no. 63 in B flat major "Sunrise," Op.76 no.4, Hob III:78
Fauré, String Quartet in E minor, Op.121
Beethoven, String Quartet in F (arr of Piano Sonata Op.14 no.1), Hess 34
Castalian String Quartet
Sini Simonen, Violin
Daniel Roberts, Violin
Charlotte Bonneton, Violin
Christopher Graves, Cello
Thu 31 May at 19:30

Stoller Hall, Manchester

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Vivaldi Rocks - Manchester Camerata
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Works by Vivaldi
Manchester Camerata
Hugo Ticciati, Violin
Bram van Sambeek, Bassoon
Sven Figee, Hammond Organ
Marijn Korff De Gidts, Percussion
Rick Stotijn, Double Bass
Sat 2 Jun at 17:00

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Siegfried: Acts I and II
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Wagner, Siegfried: Acts I and II
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Simon O'Neill, Tenor
Gerhard Siegel, Tenor
Iain Paterson, Bass-baritone
Clive Bailey, Bass
Malin Christensson, Soprano
Sun 3 Jun at 18:00

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Siegfried: Act III
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Wagner, Siegfried: Act III
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Simon O'Neill, Tenor
Iain Paterson, Bass-baritone
Anna Larsson, Alto
Rachel Nicholls, Soprano
Sat 9 Jun at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Albéniz, de Falla
Albéniz, The Magic Opal: overture
Albéniz, Rapsodia española, Op.70
de Falla, La vida breve
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, Conductor
Martin Roscoe, Piano
Fri 6 Jul at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Chetham's Symphony Orchestra
Chetham's Symphony Orchestra
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Elgar, The Music Makers for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.69
Holst, The Planets, Op.32
Matthews C., Pluto
Chetham Symphony Orchestra
Margaret Macdonald, Mezzo-soprano
Jac van Steen, Conductor
St George's Singers
Chetham's Chorus