Martin Harris Centre For Music And Drama

Martin Harris Centre For Music And Drama
The University Of Manchester, Bridgeford Street, Manchester, M13 9PL
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Black Voices Singing Workshop (part of Musica Festival 2020)

We continue our celebration of women in music with an afternoon of songs from black oral music traditions. Explore harmony singing in diverse styles – from traditional African, spirituals or gospel to jazz, pop or folk. Singers of all genders and abilities welcome!

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

Chorus UK: It’s a Swing Thing

Enjoy the magic of the swing era with this collection of music from the golden Big Band Era. This concert has something for everyone. Songs include classics such as Sing, Sing Sing, Take the A Train, Fly Me to the Moon, plus many, many more! Price 14+ £12/ Under 14 £6

Sat 4 Apr

Over 14's £12 / Under 14's £6 / 0161 275 8951

CoMA Contemporary Music for all Festival

CoMAFest: Contemporary Music for All Join players, singers and audience in a day of workshops and rehearsals of exciting new music. These workshops will culminate in an evening concert of world premieres and Stephen Montague’s iconic Chorale for the Cauldrons of Hell.

Sun 8 Mar

Various - please read info / 0161 275 8951

CoMAFest: Contemporary Music for all

Join players, singers and audience in a day of workshops and rehearsals of exciting new music. These workshops will culminate in an evening concert of world premieres and Stephen Montague’s iconic Chorale for the Cauldrons of Hell. Key information: Open Score Workshop Ensemble • 10.30am to 1pm • £5 for workshop…

Sun 8 Mar

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£0–£8 / 0161 275 8951

The Cosmo Singers and Ad Solem

Join The University of Manchester's chamber choirs, Ad Solem and The Cosmo Singers, for an evening of choral bliss. The evening will Include the performance of works by Paul Mealor and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, as well as a wide range of stunning pieces, from the renaissance to the contemporary. Price: £10/ £7/ £3

Sat 21 Mar

£10.00 / £7.00 / £3.00 student tickets / 0161 275 8951

Hallé Choral Academy Concert

Join the Hallé Choral Academy at the Martin Harris Centre for an evening of delightful choral music, conducted by Joseph Judge and Michelle Robinson.   After the event is off sale online, tickets can be purchased directly from the Martin Harris Centre Box Office subject to availability. The Martin Harris Centre Box…

Sat 4 Jul

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£8 / 0161 275 8951

Literature Live: Frances Leviston and Kirsty Logan

Frances Leviston is the author of two collections of poetry: Public Dream, shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Jerwood-Aldeburgh First Collection Prize; and Disinformation, shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. In 2015 she was shortlisted for the BBC Short Story…

Mon 23 Mar

John Thaw Studio Theatre

£5–£7 / 0161 275 8951

Literature Live: Jessica Moor and Juliet Bates

Join Jessica Moor and Juliet Bates this spring as they celebrate the launch of their new publications. Jessica Moor studied English at Cambridge before completing a Creative Writing MA at The University of Manchester. Prior to this she spent a year working in the violence against women and girls sector and this…

Mon 20 Apr

£7 (£5) / 0161 275 8951

Literature Live: Vahni Capildeo, Peter Gizzi and Anthony Caleshu

Vahni Capildeo is a Trinidadian Scottish writer inspired by other voices, ranging from live Caribbean Connexions and an Indian diaspora background to the landscapes where Capildeo travels and lives. Their poetry (seven books and four pamphlets) includes Measures of Expatriation, awarded the Forward Prize for Best…

Mon 9 Mar

John Thaw Studio Theatre

£5–£7 / 0161 275 8951

Manchester University Big Band (MUBB)

The University of Manchester Big Band return for another concert of contemporary jazz, presenting a truly unique experience in our concert series. Join us for an exploration of the latest sounds to come out of the jazz world. Price: £10.50 / £6.50 / £3

Fri 20 Mar

£10.50 / £6.50 / £3.00 student tickets / 0161 275 8951

MANTIS Festival

Come along to the 2020 spring edition of the MANTIS festival ‘Digital Overlays’. Immersive media environments and human-machine Interactivity by music composers and digital artists will be diffused over our immersive 56-loudspeaker MANTIS sound cluster. Price: £8.50 / £5.50 / £3 (per single concert event) Special…

Sat 29 Feb

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£8.50 / 0161 275 8951

Sun 1 Mar

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£8.50 / 0161 275 8951

MANTIS FESTIVAL: Digital Overlays

Come along to the 2020 spring edition of the MANTIS festival ‘Digital Overlays’. Immersive media environments and human-machine Interactivity by music composers and digital artists will be diffused over our immersive 56-loudspeaker MANTIS sound cluster. Special multi-concert ticket pricing

Sat 29 Feb

£8.50 / £5.50 / £3.00 student tickets / 0161 275 8951

MUMS Baroque - Henry Purcell: Showtunes

In the last five years of his short life, Henry Purcell’s career took a (literally) dramatic new turn, as he became the London Theatre’s most prolific and celebrated composer, writing music that enabled him to demonstrate the full range of his expressive powers. In this lunchtime concert, the University’s specialist…

Fri 20 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

Fri 28 Feb

Free / 0161 275 8951

MUMS - Little Big Band: The University of Manchester’s Jazz Ensemble

The Little Big Band is the newest addition to the Music Department’s ensemble courses. This 11-piece band plays a wide range of jazz repertoire, from modern arrangements of jazz classics to more adventurous Afro-Latin compositions. Today’s concert doubles as the players’ end-of-year assessment. Price Free

Fri 27 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

MUMS - Musica Festival

Female music-making has been long underappreciated in the Western music world. Join the student-founded Musica group to celebrate women in music. In this concert, they explore female composers and compositions, performed by our own students. Price: Free

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

MUMS - Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1

MUMS Chamber Orchestra accompanies soloist Sebastian Mueller performing Paganini’s fierce Violin Concerto No. 1, renowned for its extreme demands on the soloist with its fiendishly tricky virtuosic solo part. Price: Free

Wed 11 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

MUMS String and Wind Orchestras

Featuring Isla Atay playing Bright Sheng’s* Flute Moon, the string orchestra return for their second concert of the year to play Purcell’s famous *Abdelazer Suite and Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite. The wind orchestra continue the programme with a Barn Dance, Scottish Dance suite and Carol Barnett’s Cyprian Suite. After…

Sat 14 Mar

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£10.50 / 0161 275 8951

MUMS Symphony Orchestra

The University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra presents a concert full of the Manchester spirit. Emeritus Professor John Casken’s Maharal Dreaming and a new work by postgraduate student Yuhao Wu are complemented by Bartók’s Viola Concerto featuring alumni Dominic Skingle. After the event is off sale online, tickets…

Sat 7 Mar

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£10.50 / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert with Sarah Leonard (soprano)

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert with Sarah Leonard (soprano) Three innovatory quartet masterpieces: Debussy’s 1893 Quartet brushes the cobwebs off this apparently most traditional of media; Schoenberg’s Second, with added soprano voice in the last two movements, boldly goes into the zero-gravity world of atonality; and…

Fri 27 Mar

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£15 / 0161 275 8951

Wed 6 May

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£15 / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert

Milhaud Quartet No. 7, in B flat, Op. 87 Prokofiev Quartet No. 1, in B minor, Op. 50 The seventh of Milhaud’s eighteen quartets (he had vowed to surpass Beethoven’s seventeen) precedes the pungent, quirky neoclassicism of the first of Prokofiev’s two, composed five years later.

Thu 26 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Open House Weekend (Times-various)

The University of Manchester and its internationally-renowned resident string quartet, the Quatuor Danel, invite you to join in another fantastic music-making opportunity. Everyone is welcome to participate in the event, which will feature coaching by individual members of the Quatuor Danel and Professor David Fanning…

Fri 27 Mar

£90/£30 / 0161 275 8951

Sat 28 Mar

£90/£30 / 0161 275 8951

Sun 29 Mar

£90/£30 / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel with David Fanning

Shostakovich     Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 Gubaidulina       Reflection on the Theme B-A-C-H *Britten *                Quartet No. 3 in G major, Op. 94 *Shostakovich *    Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 (with David Fanning) Two iconic chamber works by Shostakovich frame Gubaidulina’s…

Fri 27 Mar

£15/£10/£3 / 0161 275 8951

Romeo and Juliet: Star Crossed Lovers

1623 Theatre Company map the journey of literature’s most famous lovers, in this fast-paced 60-minute adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. A pair of rebellious teenagers play out their tragedy from romantic hand-holding to secret marriage to double suicide… Specifically designed to aid those studying the play…

Tue 31 Mar

Price: £10 (full) / £5 (under 16) / A 10% group discount is available for schools/groups and 1 free adult supervisor ticket for every 10 paying… / 0161 275 8951

Sun 22 Mar

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£0–£8 / 0161 275 8951

The University of Manchester Big Band

The University of Manchester Big Band return for another concert of contemporary jazz, presenting a truly unique experience in our concert series. Join us for an exploration of the latest sounds to come out of the jazz world. After the event is off sale online, tickets can be purchased directly from the Martin Harris…

Fri 20 Mar

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£10.50 / 0161 275 8951

The University of Manchester Brass Band

With recent works from Jonathan Bates, featuring Emily Collins, and Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, this concert demonstrates the strong brass band heritage in both the UK and Norway and that it is still a thriving tradition in both countries to this day. After the event is off sale online, tickets can be purchased directly…

Fri 24 Apr

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£10.50 / 0161 275 8951

The University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra

The University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra presents a concert full of the Manchester spirit. Emeritus Professor John Casken’s Maharal Dreaming and a new work by postgraduate student Yuhao Wu are complemented by Bartók’s Viola Concerto featuring alumni Dominic Skingle. Price: £10.50 / £6.50 / £3

Sat 7 Mar

£10.50 / £6.50 / £3.00 student tickets / 0161 275 8951

WCLC: Black Voices Lunchtime Concert (part of the Musica Festival 2020)

Come along to the Martin Harris Centre and experience the exceptional sounds of Black Voices - an all-female a cappella collective who are globally celebrated for their stunning voices and the unique form of vocal music they bring to the world stage. Black Voices have toured the world supporting incredible singers…

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

WCLC: Gazelleband

Gazelleband combines pioneering Palestinian oud player Reem Anbar and Mancunian multi-instrumentalist Louis Brehony, as they present a unique take on the radical and traditional music of the Arab world and beyond. From Palestinian folk to cosmopolitan Cairo, this distinctive performance crosses international borders.

Thu 27 Feb

Free / 0161 275 8951

WCLC: Klezmer: The Michael Kahan Kapelye

Experience a compelling concert of klezmer music as the University of Manchester’s resident klezmer ensemble, The Michael Kahan Kapelye, perform traditional dance music of Eastern European Jewry. Enjoy a fun-filled, toe-tapping programme as part of their Ensemble Performance assessment. Price Free

Thu 19 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

WCLC: Michelle Assay (piano) and David Fanning (piano)

Mozart/Grieg: Fantasy in C minor K475 Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn (St Anthony Chorale), Op. 56b Mozart/Grieg: Sonata in C K545 Brahms’s famous ‘Haydn Variations’ is played between little-known versions of two of Mozart’s best-loved piano works with additional second-piano parts supplied by Grieg.

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 0161 275 8951

WCLC: Vonnegut Collective: shape & colour

Experience superb new works by postgraduate University of Manchester composers, devised and developed with the Vonnegut Collective and visual artist, Hannah Campion. Together, the group will explore improvisation, shape and colour in music and new ways of incorporating visual art into a musical experience. Price Free

Thu 12 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

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