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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Quatuor Danel Afternoon Concert

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 6 in G, Op. 101 Shostakovich String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108 Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 Shostakovich String Quartet No. 9 in E flat, Op. 117 In the post-Stalin era Shostakovich makes a fresh start in deceptively straightforward but profoundly…

Sat 26 Feb

£16.50 (Children £4.25–£11.25) / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Afternoon Concert

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138 Shostakovich String Quartet No.14 in F sharp, Op. 142 Shostakovich String Quartet No.15 in E flat minor, Op. 144 The darkest of the dark. The one-movement Thirteenth Quartet is tormented by intimations of death and ends in a scream of pain; the Fourteenth is…

Sun 27 Feb

£16.50 (Children £4.25–£11.25) / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert

Thierry Muller Clarinet Quintet (first performance), with Michel Lethiec Kryštof Mařatka Clarinet Quintet ‘Arboretum of Time’, with Michel Lethiec (UK Premiere). Dvořák Piano Quintet, with David Fanning The Danels are joined by eminent French clarinettist Michel Lethiec in quintets by Thierry Muller, director of the Nice…

Wed 23 Mar

£16.50 (Children £4.25–£11.25) / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3 in F, Op. 73 Shostakovich String Quartet No. 4 in D, Op. 83 Shostakovich String Quartet No. 5 in B flat, Op. 92 Three masterpieces, leading to the first pinnacle of Shostakovich’s string output: No. 3 moves from playful energy, through extremes of violence and lament, to a questioning…

Fri 25 Feb

£16.50 (Children £4.25–£11.25) / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 10 in A flat, Op. 118 Shostakovich String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122 Shostakovich String Quartet No. 12 in D flat, Op. 133 Shostakovich starts to ponder his legacy and the possibility of a cycle of 24 quartets in all the different keys. The classically structured, tensely dramatic…

Sat 26 Feb

£16.50 (Children £4.25–£11.25) / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert

Lera Auerbach String Quartet No. 5 ‘Song of Alkonost’ (UK premiere) Steve Reich Different Trains Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 3 in E flat minor, Op. 30 A 2011 string quartet by Russian-born American Lera Auerbach, inspired by a mythical woman-headed bird, precedes a masterpiece by American minimalist Steve Reich…

Fri 25 Mar

£16.50 (Children £4.25–£11.25) / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert (with Michel Lethiec)

Thierry Muller Clarinet Quintet (UK Premiere), with Michel Lethiec Kryštof Ma?atka Clarinet Quintet ‘Arboretum of Time’, with Michel Lethiec (UK Premiere). Brahms String Quartet No. 2, in A minor, Op.51, No. 2 The Danels will be joined by eminent French clarinettist Michel Lethiec in quintets by Thierry Muller, director…

Wed 23 Mar

£15 /£10 /£3 / 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 25 Mar

£15/£10/£3 / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert

Brahms: String Quartet No. 2, in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2 Brahms was even more awed by the prospect writing string quartets than he was by symphonies, reportedly composing and destroying 20 of them before he was happy to release two for publication, in 1873. More lyrical than its C minor companion, the A minor ends with a…

Thu 24 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert (Shostakovich Cycle)

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 1 in C, Op. 49 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 68

Thu 24 Feb

Free / 0161 275 8951

University of Manchester New Music Ensemble: Huw Watkins in Focus Concert

University of Manchester New Music Ensemble: Huw Watkins in Focus Concert Featuring Rebekah Clarke (Solo Cello) Huw Watkins – Horn Trio Huw Watkins – Sonata for Cello and Eight Instruments Plus Student Works

Fri 1 Apr

Free / 0161 275 8951

WCLC- Conrad Marshall (Flute) & Lauren Scott (Harp)

David Horne Three Dirges Kaija Saariaho Tocar Andy Scott Sonata for flute & harp Kaija Saariaho’s shimmering Tocar, reworked for flute David Horne’s melancholy Three Dirges and Andy Scott’s Sonata which is influenced by Eastern European folk rhythms and jazz harmony.

Thu 3 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

WCLC- Full of Eastern Promise

Featuring Rozanna Madylus (mezzo soprano) and Michelle Assay (piano), ‘Full of Eastern Promise’ is a celebration of East-West cultural encounters through music and poetry. The concert includes ‘orientalist’ art songs, in particular musical responses to 14th century Persian poet Hafez by Brahms, Rubinstein and Glière. It…

Thu 10 Feb

Free / 0161 275 8951

WCLC- Klezmer: The Michael Kahan Kapelye

Experience a compelling concert of klezmer music from The University of Manchester’s resident klezmer ensemble, The Michael Kahan Kapelye. As part of the assessment for their Ensemble Performance module, enjoy a fun-filled, toe-tapping programme exploring the worlds of klezmer, from the Old World dance music of Eastern…

Thu 31 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

WCLC- Madeleine Mitchell Violin Recital with Nigel Clayton, piano

Kevin Malone: Your Call is Important to Us (World Premiere) The distinguished violinist includes new pieces written for her by Kevin Malone (World Premiere), Errollyn Wallen CBE and Sadie Harrison - Aurea Luce, included on Mitchell’s album Violin Muse, plus the exquisite and romantic Lili Boulanger Nocturne and Amy Beach…

Thu 17 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

WCLC-Martin Roscoe (Piano)

Beethoven Sonata in C minor Op.13 “Pathetique “ Brahms Intermezzy Op.117 No. 2 Liszt Sonetto del Petrarca 104 Liszt Legend No.2 St.Francis Walking On The Waves With an extraordinary career spanning over five decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. Renowned for his versatility at the…

Thu 17 Feb

Free / 0161 275 8951

WCLC- Shirley Smart Trio (Musica Festival event)

Shirley's trio draws on her eclectic background to bring together her jazz, blues and world music influences. Shirley Smart - cello

Thu 10 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

WCLC- The University of Manchester Jazz Ensemble

The Music Department’s jazz ensemble takes the form of a little big band (a smaller version of the conventional 18-piece big band). The ensemble was established in October 2019 and, alongside the Klezmer and Gamelan groups, the Little Big Band is one of the department’s many assessed ensembles that complement the larger…

Thu 28 Apr

Free / 0161 275 8951