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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17th Annual Rylands Poetry Reading with Kei Miller, Sinéad Morrissey and Matthew Welton

Kei Miller was born in Jamaica in 1978. His first Carcanet book was There is an Anger that Moves (2007) and his 2014 collection, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, won the Forward Prize for Best Collection, and was described by Jeremy Paxman as “a beautifully voiced collection which strikes with its boldness and…

Thu 21 Nov

Free / 0161 275 8951

Baroque Orchestra: A Cosmopolitan Christmas in Baroque Germany

The University of Manchester’s period-instrument Baroque ensemble explores the international flavour brought to German courts in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by three well-travelled composers: Johann Christoph Pez, Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco and Georg Muffat. The performance will include pieces showing marked…

Fri 6 Dec

Free / 0161 275 8951

The Cosmo Singers and Ad Solem

The University of Manchester Chamber Choirs, The Cosmo Singers and Ad Solem, join forces at their first concert of the year singing Herbert Howell’s heart-wrenching ‘Take Him Earth for Cherishing’, as well as works by Thomas Tallis, Eriks Esenvalds, and more! A unique event not to be missed. To book please visit…

Sat 16 Nov

£3/ £7/ £10 / 0161 275 8951

Cosmopolitan Music from Baroque Germany

This concert is a culmination of a two-day intensive workshop on historically informed performance guided by Peter Holman (Parley of Instruments) and Baroque strings specialist, Judy Tarling. The University of Manchester Baroque Orchestra perform music from Baroque Germany with a distinctly international flavour. Listen…

Sun 3 Nov

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£10.50 / 0161 275 8951

Ebonit Saxophone Quartet

Renowned for the exquisite sensitivity and boldness of their contemporary music performances, the Ebonit Saxophone Quartet visit from Amsterdam to play music exploring themes of landscape and activism by Richard Whalley and Kevin Malone, including the world premiere of Malone’s, The Water Protectors. Richard Whalley…

Thu 28 Nov

Free / 0161 275 8951

Gweneth Ann Rand (soprano) and Adam Cigman-Mark (piano)

The stunning soprano, Gweneth Ann Rand performs the UK première of rediscovered Lieder of Polish-German composer Paul Kletzki, previously destroyed by the Nazis. Joined by pianist, Adam Cigman-Mark, this is performed alongside other late Romantic songs by the composers that influenced Kletzki – Mahler, Strauss and…

Thu 21 Nov

Free / 0161 275 8951

Hallé Brass

Hallé Brass, one of the foremost brass ensembles in the UK formed primarily from principal members of the internationally renowned Hallé Orchestra, present an eclectic programme of brass quintet favourites alongside some lesser known gems. The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert…

Thu 7 Nov

Free / 0161 275 8951

Literature Live: Annual Caroline Chisholm Reading with Sara Collins

This event honours the memory of writer Caroline Chisholm (MA Creative Writing, 2013), who was a valued member of the Centre for New Writing community. Sara Collins is of Jamaican descent and worked as a lawyer for seventeen years in Cayman, before admitting that what she really wanted to do was write novels. She studied…

Mon 9 Dec

£8/£6 / 0161 275 8951

Literature Live: Ilya Kaminsky, Karen Solie & Vona Groarke

Three internationally acclaimed poets read from their latest work. Karen Solie’s extraordinary new collection, The Caiplie Caves, is, says The Irish Times, ‘a great exhilaration of a book, casually distributing stunning and gladdening poems from all kinds of observations and occasions.’ Described by Max Porter as…

Mon 21 Oct

£8/£6 / 0161 275 8951

Literature Live: Val McDermid & Denise Mina

Queens of Crime, Val McDermid and Denise Mina, join us to discuss their brilliant new novels. In How the Dead Speak, Val brings Dr. Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan together again when the remains of a killer, who’s supposedly alive and in prison, are found on a construction site. In Conviction, Denise weaves the break-up…

Sat 30 Nov

£12/10 / 0161 275 8951

Manchester: Celebration Concert'19

Come and join ChorusUK Manchester as they presents Andy Booths Celebration concert, a family concert celebrating all the wonderful things that happen at this time of year.More details to follow

Sat 14 Dec

£6–£12 / 0161 275 8951

Manchester University Big Band (MUBB)

The Manchester University Big Band is the biggest exponent of contemporary jazz music for large ensemble in Manchester. Their first concert of the academic year demonstrates this by showcasing an array of modern jazz music. To book please visit https://tinyurl.com/y3rzv2x8 or telephone the Martin Harris Centre box…

Fri 6 Dec

£10.50/£6.50/£3 / 0161 275 8951

MANTIS Festival

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents concerts of new electroacoustic music, featuring guest artist Jonty Harrison presenting a full concert of his work, as well as new works by Manchester composers. The Festival features the large-scale MANTIS sound diffusion system for an exciting and immersive listening…

Sat 26 Oct

Free / 0161 275 8951

John Thaw Studio Theatre

£3–£8.50 / 0161 275 8951

Sun 27 Oct

John Thaw Studio Theatre

£3–£8.50 / 0161 275 8951

Fri 6 Dec

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£10.50 / 0161 275 8951

Sat 9 Nov

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£10.50 / 0161 275 8951

Thu 12 Dec

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£10.50 / 0161 275 8951

MUMS: Folk and World Music

Following on from the successful Folk and World Music concerts in the previous academic year, students continue to perform a diverse range of folk music and different styles from around the world featuring a variety of different instruments and ensembles. Price: FREE

Fri 8 Nov

Free / 0161 275 8951

MUMS MUWO Concert

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Sat 23 Nov

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£10.50 / 0161 275 8951

MUMS Showcase

Manchester University Music Society presents its showcase concert. Watch superb performances from students from across the music society as they deliver a wide range of music and styles, containing an eclectic variety of different sized ensembles and music from different regions, composers and periods. Price: FREE

Fri 15 Nov

Free / 0161 275 8951

Sat 7 Dec

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£10.50 / 0161 275 8951

Sat 19 Oct

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£10.50 / 0161 275 8951

New Sounds: Beyond displacement and pressure in soundwaves

Manchester University Music Society present a New Sounds Concert edition featuring newly created compositions by students at the University of Manchester. This concert is organised under the umbrella of the New Music Manchester Festival under the theme ‘Displacement’ and as part of a long-standing collaboration with the…

Thu 31 Oct

Free / 0161 275 8951

Noemi Gyori (flute) and Julia Klimek (piano)

M. Weinberg 12 Miniatures for Flute and Piano Op.2 M. Weinberg Five pieces for Flute and Piano

Thu 5 Dec

Free / 0161 275 8951

OiKuu

Described as ‘resolutely refreshing’, Riot Ensemble will present a concert of wild chamber music, featuring their principal Bass Clarinettist (newly appointed Principal Bass Clarinet of the Liverpool Philharmonic) Ausias Garrigos. Ausias is joined by Riot Artistic Board members Kate Walter (Bass Flute), Amy Green…

Thu 24 Oct

Free / 0161 275 8951

Public Flute Masterclass with Noemi Gyori

Join Noemi Gyori, international soloist, for her laboratory flute masterclass. Spend the afternoon delving into experimentation with various means of musical expressions, exploration of in-depth understanding of the technical aspects of flute playing, identification of complex musical coherences and refinement of…

Thu 5 Dec

Free / 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 18 Oct

£15/£10/£3 / 0161 275 8951

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£15 / 0161 275 8951

Fri 15 Nov

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£15 / 0161 275 8951

Fri 13 Dec

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£15 / 0161 275 8951

…and 3 more dates until 6 May 2020

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert

Chia-Ying Lin Tradimento for solo violin (first performance) Beethoven String Trio in G, Op. 9 No. 1 The first performance of a solo violin piece by prize-winning Taiwanese composer Chia-Ying Lin is followed by the first of three trios composed by Beethoven in 1797-98, which he regarded as his finest music to that date.

Thu 14 Nov

Free / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert with Michelle Assay (piano)

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet excerpts, transcribed for viola and piano by Vadim Borisovsky Beethoven Quartet in F, Op. 18 No. 1 Vlad Bogdanas is joined by pianist Michelle Assay in two transcriptions from Prokofiev’s ever-popular Romeo and Juliet ballet, inaugurating this season’s series of his chamber works. As we…

Thu 17 Oct

Free / 0161 275 8951

University of Manchester Chamber Orchestra

From an early symphony by Carl Stamitz and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.5, featuring Katherine Stonham, to the music of the 20th Century in Pulcinella (Suite) by Stravinsky, this concert exemplifies two extremes of the chamber music repertoire. Join James Hume for a pre-concert talk as he discusses the implications of…

Sat 9 Nov

£10.50/£6.50/£3 / 0161 275 8951

The University of Manchester Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

Following the success of previous concerts, The University of Manchester Chorus and Symphony Orchestra returns this autumn with a performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, edited by our very own Barry Cooper and conducted by Robert Guy. They will be joined by four wonderful student soloists from the University of…

Sat 30 Nov

£16 (£12; Children £5) / 0161 275 8951

University of Manchester Drama Society: Autumn Season Show

The University of Manchester Drama Society (UMDS) proudly presents their first performance of the Autumn Season 2019 with their fantastic annual autumn season show. Invariably showcasing the best of Manchester’s student drama, this is not to be missed! Previous productions include One Minute and Holes. Tickets are…

Wed 13 Nov

£7/ £5/ £4/ £3 (per single event) / 0161 275 8951

The University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra

An exciting concert from the Symphony Orchestra, including a new work by PhD student Simon Hellewell. The concert features the rarely performed Piano Concerto No. 5 by Prokofiev, performed by undergraduate student Max Bilbe, and the spectacular Symphonic Dances by Rachmaninoff. Pre-concert talk Join Professor David…

Sat 19 Oct

£10.50/ £6.50/ £3 / 0161 275 8951

The University of Manchester Wind Orchestra (MUWO)

This concert, featuring both traditional and contemporary repertoire, showcases the excellence and versatility of MUWO. Performing at this event will be George Blakesley on the clarinet as well as pieces by Manchester-based composers, including a world premiere by Reuben Rowlands. To book please visit…

Sat 23 Nov

£10.50/ £6.50/ £3 / 0161 275 8951

Sat 30 Nov

Whitworth Hall

£5–£16 / 0161 275 8951

Vocal Showcase

Songs by female composers of the 19th Century are overshadowed by those of their canonical male counterparts. The stunning works of Clara Schumann, Cécile Chaminade and Josephine Lang performed in this beautifully engaging concert demonstrate that this precedent is unjustified. Price: FREE

Fri 18 Oct

Free / 0161 275 8951

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