Howard Assembly Room
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A wonderful opportunity for mums and dads with babies to enjoy all the joys of singing in a group in a thoroughly friendly and welcoming environment. No singing experience (or talent!) is necessary.
Mon 19 Feb
Mon 26 Feb
The quartet performs Verdi's String Quartet In E Minor, Puccini's Crisantemi, Wolf's Italian Serenade and works by Beethoven.
Thu 15 Mar
Christiane Karg And Joseph Middleton
Award-winning soprano Karg is joined by Leeds Lieder director Middleton to perform Debussy's settings of poems with Wagner's towering Wesendonck Lieder, plus works by Eric Satie.
Fri 26 Jan
George Monbiot: Out Of The Wreckage
In this special event based on his latest book Out of the Wreckage, the bestselling author, Guardian columnist and environmentalist seeks out new ideas and streamlines them into a coherent, inspiring narrative that describes the present and looks towards a better future. Liberty Lecture in association with the University…
Thu 8 Feb
The Handsome Family
Mordant wit from the Addams family of country rock. Rennie writes the lyrics about killing small mammals and husband Brett delivers them in his dry baritone.
Sat 17 Mar
Hisham Matar: The Return
The Libyan-American author discusses his gripping, Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir The Return, which explores the kidnapping of his father during the Gaddafi regime, Matar's attempts to discover the truth about his fate, and to come to terms with the void that he left.
Fri 9 Mar
Tuvan throat singers return with their trademark blend of heart-hollowing melody, ferocious harmony, and an ingrained sense of the windswept horizons of their homeland.
Thu 25 Jan
The leading British vocal ensemble present works by Monteverdi, Thomas Ravenscroft, Britten and other classical masters.
Thu 29 Mar
James Gilchrist And Anna Tilbrook
The two acclaimed vocalists perform works by Schubert, Purcell, Clara Schumann, Vaughan Williams and new work by Jonathan Dove.
Thu 22 Mar
Joan As Policewoman
Aka dramatic violinist/vocalist Joan Wasser who has performed with Rufus Wainwright and Antony's Johnsons, and who named her act after the old Angie Dickinson TV show.
Fri 20 Apr
Join the fabulous singers of the Opera North Chorus for a special concert for babies and children under 5. Relaxed and yet full of energy, go on a unique journey with your child to hear this wonderful music close up, while being free to move around and respond naturally.
Thu 15 Feb
Singing songs and making music together is a fantastic way of supporting the development and well-being of children under 4 - and it's fun for adults too! During these weekly sessions, children and accompanying adults are taken on a lively journey of musical discovery in Opera North's fantastic Howard Assembly Room…
Mon 29 Jan
Mon 19 Feb
Mon 26 Feb
Louis Lortie: Venezia e Napoli
Acclaimed French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie's interpretative voice extends across a broad range of repertoire in playing that is imaginative, spontaneous and fearsomely accomplished. His intriguing Italian-inspired programme moves from the clear spring-water of Faure's Barcarolles to depictions of Italian cities from…
Fri 2 Mar
Martin Hayes Quartet
The first performance from the quartet as part of a major residency showcasing a wide-ranging sound that encompasses traditional Irish music, baroque and jazz.
Sat 27 Jan
Quercus Featuring June Tabor: Nightfall
English singer June Tabor leads a trio exploring jazz, folk and traditional songs in a contemporary setting.
Fri 16 Feb
Richard Galliano And Sylvain Luc: A Tribute To Edith Piaf
The musicians pay homage to the French singer.
Sat 24 Mar
Award-winning traditional folk singer-songwriter.
Thu 19 Apr
The first major female kora virtuoso and her electrifying band play music from her first two albums, and celebrate her forthcoming release, due in the summer. Sona Jobarteh brings together tradition and innovation to produce a truly distinctive new sound, drawing on her western classical training, formidable writing…
Sat 3 Feb
Tony Allen: The Source
A genuine icon and a founding father of Afrobeat as an original member of Fela Kuti's Africa '70 band, Tony Allen's trademark splicing of jazz, funk, highlife and Yoruba rhythms has influenced generations of musicians over the past five decades, and he continues to innovate with his new album, The Source.
Sat 7 Apr
Willy Vlautin: Don't Skip Out On Me
Willy Vlautin is joined in conversation by author and poet Adelle Strip, and performs a range of his works.
Sat 27 Jan
Mainstream jazz and soul singer.
Fri 9 Feb