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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Cosmo Singers and Ad Solem

The University’s two leading chamber choirs tackle choral works old and new, which include Herbert Howells’ celestial Requiem, which remained unperformed for almost fifty years after being composed, as well as Palestrina’s Stabat Mater and contemporary British composer Julian Anderson’s Four American Songs.  

Fri 20 Apr

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 275 8951

Distractfold Ensemble

There’s no need to book – the concerts are free and you can just turn up on the day. Distractfold Ensemble presents works for cello, electric guitar and clarinet by Postgraduate composition students from The University of Manchester. The concert will include pieces by Simon Hellewel, Aidan Maier, Sarah Keirle and…

Thu 1 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

European Art-Science-Technology Network

The European Art-Science-Technology Network (EASTN-DC) is a forerunner of the next digital revolution, bringing together 17 partners, from the European Union, Brazil, USA and Canada. Supported by Creative Europe, it will present research, technology and creativity from NOVARS and EASTN-DC. Please note that there are…

Wed 27 Jun

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 275 8951

Thu 28 Jun

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 275 8951

House of Light

There’s no need to book – the concerts are free and you can just turn up on the day. Singing House of Light are: Helen Chadwick, Victoria Couper and Barbara Gellhorn

Thu 19 Apr

Free / 0161 275 8951

‘Ich bin ein Hamburger’: Music from Baroque Hamburg

As one of the most vibrant cultural centres of the Baroque period, Hamburg was a hotbed of musical talent throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From Handel’s first opera, Almira, to the prolific talents of Telemann, to the burgeoning of the emfindsamer Stil in the music of C.P.E. Bach, this concert explores the city’s…

Fri 23 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

Ignacio Lara Romero (violin) and Richard Whalley (piano)

There’s no need to book – the concerts are free and you can just turn up on the day. Charles Ives Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3, S.62 (K. 2C6) (1913-1914) Camden Reeves Gorgon’s Head II (World première)

Thu 1 Feb

Free / 0161 275 8951

King of Mutapa - written by Silvanos Mudzvova

A one-man satire set in pre-colonial, traditional Africa, on how Kings could rule until death. Come and travel across the world of dictators with Silvanos Mudzvova. This one-man play is supported by the live performance of traditional African instruments, played by Mbada, a white British man.

Fri 26 Jan

Free / 0161 275 8951

Fri 23 Feb

£8 (£5) / 0161 275 8951

John Thaw Studio Theatre

£5–£8 / 0161 275 8951

Lit Live: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Join us for to celebrate UNESCO City of Literature International Mother Language Day (IMLD).   UNESCO supports mother language and multilingual education through International Mother Language Day (IMLD). The overall objective of the Day is to contribute to promoting not only linguistic diversity but cultural diversity as…

Wed 21 Feb

£7 (£5) / 0161 275 8951

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 275 8951

Lit Live: Joe Dunthorne and Luke Kennard

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea, South Wales. His first novel, Submarine, was translated into sixteen languages and adapted for film by Richard Ayoade. His second, Wild Abandon, won the 2012 Encore Award. A pamphlet of his poems was published by Faber and Faber. He teaches on the MA in Prose Fiction at…

Mon 5 Mar

£7/£5 / 0161 275 8951

John Thaw Studio Theatre

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 275 8951

Lit Live: Sophie Collins and Carol Mavor

Sophie Collins is a poet, editor and translator. small white monkeys, a text on self-expression,self-help and shame, was published by Book Works in November 2017 as part of a commissioned residency at Glasgow Women’s Library. Her first poetry collection, Who Is Mary Sue?, will be published by Faber & Faber in February…

Mon 12 Feb

£7/£5 / 0161 275 8951

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£5–£7 / 0161 275 8951

MACBETH - Toil and Trouble

Performance 1pm - 2pm Workshops 2.15pm - 3pm

Mon 26 Mar

£10 (full) / £5 (under 16) / 0161 275 8951

Manchester University Music Society - Chamber Concert

MUMS Chamber Orchestra returns, featuring Terra Memoria by Saariaho and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade. There will also be performances of the enthralling work by Christopher Hussey, Twisted Skyscape, and two new student works. To book please visit http://ow.ly/rYxA30hlmuI or telephone the Martin Harris Centre box office.

Sat 17 Feb

£10.50 (£6.50; Children £3) / 0161 275 8951

Manchester University Music Society - Contemporary Student Works

MUMS kicks off 2018 with a selection of new works from students of the University. Expect a wide range of fascinating new material featuring all different kinds of instruments and ensembles from a society passionate about new music. FREE - no need to book, just turn up!

Fri 16 Feb

Free / 0161 275 8951

Manchester University Music Society - Musica Festival Concert

Musica is a week-long festival during the week of International Women’s Day. It comprises of multiple events that celebrate all aspects of female music making, including composition, performance, conducting and academic/leadership roles. This concert will feature female composed works. FREE - no need to book, just turn…

Fri 9 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

Manchester University Music Society - New Sounds from Manchester

A second concert of 2018 showcasing compositions from some of the many talented students studying at the University of Manchester. This concert will be the premiere for most of the performed works. FREE - no need to book, just turn up!

Fri 16 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

Manchester University Music Society - World Music

Expect music-making originating from anywhere around the globe in this world music concert! Students will have the opportunity a chance to perform music in exotic styles, as soloists and ensembles such as klezmer and gamelan. FREE - no need to book, just turn up!

Fri 20 Apr

Free / 0161 275 8951

Manchester University Symphony Orchestra

Progamme to Include: Thorvaldsdottir Aeriality

Sat 10 Mar

£10.50 (£6.50; Children £3) / 0161 275 8951

Sat 17 Mar

£10.50 (£6.50; Children £3) / 0161 275 8951

MANTIS Festival

Experiencing Data in Sound: What do molecules sound like? Are musical timbres encoded in DNA? Can social networks evolve audio? * * NOVARS Research Centre pushes the boundaries of musical expression throughout the sonification and musification of a broad range of data. Please note that there are discounted rates…

Sat 3 Mar

John Thaw Studio Theatre

£3–£8.50 / 0161 275 8951

Sun 4 Mar

John Thaw Studio Theatre

£3–£8.50 / 0161 275 8951

MANTIS SONIFICATION FESTIVAL and North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) Symposium

Experiencing Data in Sound: What do molecules sound like? Are musical timbres encoded in DNA? Can social networks evolve audio? NOVARS Research Centre pushes the boundaries of musical expression throughout the sonification and musification of a broad range of data.

Sat 3 Mar

£8.50 (£5.50; Children £3) / 0161 275 8951

Mariko Nagai & Richard Lloyd Parry

Literature Live: Mariko Nagai and Richard Lloyd Parry Japan Now   Join us for to celebrate UNESCO City of Literature * * International Mother Language Day (IMLD).   How do writers – both natives and ‘outsiders’ - respond to tragedy and recount the lived experience of survivors? Mariko Nagai is a   whose latest book…

Mon 26 Feb

£7/£5 / 0161 275 8951

John Thaw Studio Theatre

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 275 8951

MUMS Big Band

With an eclectic set of fresh contemporary charts, Manchester University Big Band showcase new sounds from the States by Bob Mintzer and Darcy James Argue, whilst working with UK prog-rock/fusion trio Troyka and Manchester composer Ben Cottrell exploring the best in British jazz innovation- don’t miss out!  

Fri 27 Apr

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 275 8951

MUMS Brass Band

Recently returning from a tour of Edinburgh and competing at Unibrass, Brass Band will showcase a mixture of traditional repertoire and more modern compositions. Having won Unibrass twice in the last three years, expect a high quality and truly memorable performance!  

Sat 21 Apr

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 275 8951

MUMS Chamber Concert

Programme to Include: Saariaho           Terra Memoria Tchaikovsky     Serenade Hussey             Twisted Skyscape   MUMS Chamber Orchestra returns, featuring Terra Memoria by Saariaho and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade. There will also be performances of the enthralling work by Christopher Hussey, Twisted Skyscape, and two…

Sat 17 Feb

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£10.50 / 0161 275 8951

Sat 24 Feb

£10.50 (£6.50; Children £3) / 0161 275 8951

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

£3–£10.50 / 0161 275 8951

MUMS Symphony Concert

Progamme to Include: Thorvaldsdottir     Aeriality Sibelius                  Violin Concerto *Bax   *                      Tintagel Sibelius                  Tapiola      Following on from their hugely successful performance of Shostakovich’s 10th symphony, Symphony Orchestra features two works by Sibelius including…

Sat 10 Mar

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 275 8951

MUWO and MUSO

Programme to Include *Emily Howard      * Prayer *Eseld Pierce   *      A Name Perpetual Libby Larsen        grand rondo      Mendelssohn      Hebrides Overture Faure                   Pelleas and Melisande Suite *Mozart                * Ballet Music from Idomeneo Manchester University Wind and String Orchestras…

Sat 17 Mar

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 275 8951

Piano Recital by Adam Swayne

There’s no need to book – the concerts are free and you can just turn up on the day. Kevin Malone: The People Protesting Drum Out Bigly Covfefe (première) Frederic Rzewski: Four North American Ballads

Thu 15 Feb

Free / 0161 275 8951

Piano Recital by Tom Hicks

There’s no need to book – the concerts are free and you can just turn up on the day. Prokofiev Sonata No. 8 in B flat Major, Op. 84

Thu 15 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert with David Fanning (piano)

Two iconic chamber works by Shostakovich frame Gubaidulina’s heartwrenching homage to Bach’s Art of Fugue and the ephemeral fantasy of Britten’s last major work. 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…

Fri 4 May

£14 (£9; Children £3) / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert with Richard Whalley (piano)

A fascinating juxtaposition of the intensely wrought yet expansive lyricism of Franck’s only string quartet with the deft refinement and constant flux of Enescu’s Piano Quintet. Franck Quartet in D major

Fri 9 Mar

£14 (£9; Children £3) / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert

A concert of contrasts is offered here, ranging from the late-Romantic lyricism of Webern’s Langsamer Satz to a new work by Marseillais composer Régis Campo and the uncompromising collision of starkly coloured gestures that constitute Neuwirth’s Akroate Hadal. Ivan Markovitch Solo Pieces for Cello

Thu 8 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

Quatuor Danel Seminar

The Quatuor Danel workshops new compositions by postgraduate students of the University. Price: Free

Thu 8 Mar

Free / 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 4 May

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 275 8951

Simon Turner (cello) Paul Janes (piano)

There’s no need to book – the concerts are free and you can just turn up on the day. Beethoven Sonata for Cello in D major, Op 102 No 2

Thu 22 Feb

Free / 0161 275 8951

Sun 18 Mar

£8 / £6 (16 & under free) / 0161 275 8951

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 275 8951

Susie Orbach with Jeanette Winterson

Susie Orbach *in conversation with Jeanette Winterson * “ In * ★★★ Therapy * * ”   Susie Orbach is a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic. She is the founder of the Women's Therapy Centre of London, a former Guardian columnist and visiting professor at the London School of Economics and the author…

Mon 16 Apr

£10/£8 / 0161 275 8951

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 275 8951

University of Manchester Drama Society - Manchester In-Fringe Theatre Awards (MIFTAs)

The MIFTAS are a series of 8 plays, whether original or published, that take place during February and March 2018, in theatres across Manchester, including the John Thaw Studio Theatre. This judged season is put together entirely by students, being the writers, directors, producers, actors and designers of all the shows.

Wed 14 Feb

£7 (£5; Children £4) / 0161 275 8951

Vonnegut Collective and Animikii Theatre

Music and Drama Collaboration: Composition and Physical Theatre This concert is part of the Thursday Lates at The Whitworth

Thu 8 Feb

Free / 0161 275 8951

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert - Distractfold Ensemble

There’s no need to book – this concert is free and you can just turn up on the day. Distractfold Ensemble presents works for cello, electric guitar and clarinet by Postgraduate composition students from The University of Manchester. The concert will include pieces by Simon Hellewel, Aidan Maier, Sarah Keirle and…

Thu 1 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert - House of Light

There’s no need to book – this concert is free and you can just turn up on the day. Singing House of Light are: Helen Chadwick, Victoria Couper and Barbara Gellhorn

Thu 19 Apr

Free / 0161 275 8951

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert - Ignacio Lara Romero (violin) and Richard Whalley (piano)

There’s no need to book – this concert is free and you can just turn up on the day. Charles Ives Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3, S.62 (K. 2C6) (1913-1914)

Thu 1 Feb

Free / 0161 275 8951

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert - Piano Recital by Adam Swayne

There’s no need to book – this concert is free and you can just turn up on the day. Kevin Malone: The People Protesting Drum Out Bigly Covfefe (première)

Thu 15 Feb

Free / 0161 275 8951

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert - Piano Recital by Tom Hicks

There’s no need to book – this concert is free and you can just turn up on the day. Prokofiev Sonata No. 8 in B flat Major, Op. 84

Thu 15 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert - Quatuor Danel

A concert of contrasts is offered here, ranging from the late-Romantic lyricism of Webern’s Langsamer Satz to a new work by Marseillais composer Régis Campo and the uncompromising collision of starkly coloured gestures that constitute Neuwirth’s Akroate Hadal. Ivan Markovitch Solo Pieces for Cello

Thu 8 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert - Simon Turner (cello) Paul Janes (piano)

There’s no need to book – this concert is free and you can just turn up on the day. Beethoven Sonata for Cello in D major, Op 102 No 2

Thu 22 Feb

Free / 0161 275 8951

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert - The Michael Kahan Kapelye: Klezmer Showcase

There’s no need to book – this concert is free and you can just turn up on the day. The Music Department’s student klezmer ensemble – The Michael Kahan Kapelye – share their year of learning about klezmer performance in a programme of original and engaging arrangements of repertoire from the Eastern European Jewish…

Thu 22 Mar

Free / 0161 275 8951

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