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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Join Manchester University Music Society in their unique equivalent to the 'Proms'! MUMS celebrate the end of the academic year by packing nine concerts into four days in an unmissable extravaganza of music making! This thrilling annual music festival showcases everything from Symphony Orchestra and Big Band to Chamber…


Flare International Festival of New Theatre returns to the Martin Harris Centre as part of FLARE17. Following the success of FLARE15, we host Future Flares, showcasing new work from students and work-in-progress from more established companies.

Gamelan Degung with special guest Soufian Saihi

Second-year music students from The University of Manchester's 'Ensemble Performance' module take to the stage to demonstrate their newly acquired expertise in Sundanese Gamelan Degung from West Java, Indonesia. In this exciting concert of traditional and contemporary music, students will be joined by Moroccan oud player…

Manchester University Big Band (MUBB)

The Manchester University Big Band is an ensemble that plays an eclectic mix of modern jazz to a consistently high standard. They perform three times a year, including a vocal showcase in the summer. To book please visit or telephone the Martin Harris Centre box office.

Thu 30 Mar

New Sounds from Manchester

New Sounds from Manchester was set up this year, performing new music by emerging composers and artists drawn from The University of Manchester’s Music Department. Featuring Professor of Composition Philip Grange’s Preludes and Maze Dances, this exciting exploration of new music is not to be missed

Quatuor Danel

The most adventurous of Beethoven’s early quartets is famous for its finale introduction, entitled ‘La Malinconia’; what better pairing, then, than Guillaume Lekeu’s 1887 quartet movement inspired by the Biblical text: ‘My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death’? Lekeu ‘Molto adagio’ Beethoven Quartet in E flat…

Quatuor Danel with David Fanning (piano)

The first of Beethoven’s three mid-period quartets for the Russian ambassador in Vienna, with a Russian folk-theme ingeniously worked into the finale; and the mightiest of Russian piano quintets, emulating Beethoven and Brahms, with David Fanning in the daunting piano part. Beethoven Quartet in F, Op. 59 No. 1…

Robin Ireland (viola) and Krysia Osostowicz (violin)

Robin Ireland and Krysia Osostowicz perform two of the best loved Duos for violin and viola, and a selection of Bartok's wonderful Duos for two violins. Robin Ireland is the former viola player with the Lindsay Quartet, for many years in residence at The University of Manchester and Krysia Osostowicz is one of the…

SOLD OUT Romeo and Juliet: Star-Crossed Lovers

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ROMEO AND JULIET TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT. Thursday 20 April 2017 Performance 1-2pm Workshop 2.15pm-3pm

The University of Manchester Community Festival

The University of Manchester invites you to come and experience a free Community Festival packed with fun family-friendly interactive activities. The University is throwing open its doors for local neighbours to discover the variety of things we do.

Vonnegut Collective

This year MUMS is privileged to have the Vonnegut Collective perform works from various postgraduate composition students from The University of Manchester. The Vonnegut Collective is a Manchester-based chamber ensemble making new music relevant and accessible through improvisation and innovative collaborations. Come…

"Wandering.." Ian Buckle, piano

Ian Buckle's programme explores the notion of Wandering: Debussy's Estampes and Scelsi's Un Adieu are presented alongside English Impressionism from Roger Quilter's In a Gondola and Lanterns, miniatures by Greig and Mendelssohn; and something closer to home from Anthony Gilbert and Timothy Jackson. Price: FREE

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