Event Listings

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<h6><b>Karl Jenkins</b></h6>
The Armed Man
Karl Jenkins
The Armed Man




Sir Karl Jenkins conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra | Manchester Chorale

Sir Karl Jenkins conducts The Armed Man - A mass for peace. Plus world premiere performances of excerpts from Symphonic Adiemus.

Sunday 19 November 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Luka Okros, piano</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Luka Okros, piano

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Schubert 4 Impromptus Op.90 | Rachmaninov Musical Moments No.s 1, 2, 3 and 4 | Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Tuesday 21 November 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>John Mayall in Concert</b></h6>
Plus support from The Buddy Whittington Band
John Mayall in Concert
Plus support from The Buddy Whittington Band


For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues".

Tuesday 21 November 2017 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Alison Moyet</b>
<br>Plus support Hannah Peel</h6>
Alison Moyet
Plus support Hannah Peel


Pop legend and relentless explorer Alison Moyet returns to the Bridgewater Hall to promote her new album ‘Other’.

Wednesday 22 November 2017 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Rhiannon Giddens</b></h6>Plus support Kaia Kater
Rhiannon Giddens
Plus support Kaia Kater


Following the release of her second solo album Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, will tour the UK and Ireland this autumn, making her debut at The Bridgewater Hall.

Thursday 23 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Elvis Years</b></h6>
The Story of the King
The Elvis Years
The Story of the King


Celebrating 10 years on the road this year, The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the ‘king of rock and roll’ - Elvis Presley.


Friday 24 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


Ludovic Morlot conductor | Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano

Arlene Sierra Nature Symphony (20’) (world premiere) | Bartók Piano Concerto No. 1 (23’) | Dvorák Symphony No. 8 (38’)

Saturday 25 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Be Hear Now - Concert only</b></h6>
Be Hear Now - Concert only


This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
A relaxed concert performance for all ages followed by two parallel workshops for ages 0-11 and 12-19 - musical discovery sessions for young people with special educational needs and their families.

Sunday 26 November 2017 10:45 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Be Hear Now - 0-11 Workshop</b></h6>
Be Hear Now - 0-11 Workshop


This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
A relaxed concert performance for all ages followed by two parallel workshops for ages 0-11 and 12-19 - musical discovery sessions for young people with special educational needs and their families.

Sunday 29 November 2017 11:45 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Be Hear Now - 12-19 Workshop</b></h6>
Be Hear Now - 12-19 Workshop


This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
A relaxed concert performance for all ages followed by two parallel workshops for ages 0-11 and 12-19 - musical discovery sessions for young people with special educational needs and their families.

Sunday 29 November 2017 11:45 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Glorious Handel by Candlelight</b></h6>
Glorious Handel by Candlelight

Michael Bawtree conductor | Tereza Gevorgyan soprano | Crispian Steele-Perkins trumpet | Canzonetta choir

18th Century classics performed in an evocative candle-lit style setting featuring the Mozart Festival Orchestra in full period costume.

Sunday 26 November 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Hallé Klezmer Dance</b></h6>
Hallé Klezmer Dance


The Hallé invite you to join them in a variation on their tea dance events, featuring klezmer music (Jewish folk music).

This event will be held at The Hallé at St. Michael’s.

Monday 27 November 2017 6:00PM The Hallé at St. Michael's



<h6><b>RAF In Concert Tour</b></h6>American Legends
RAF In Concert Tour
American Legends


To mark the 70th anniversary of the US Air Force, the Royal Air Force's finest musicians will perform a Stars & Stripes flavoured musical tribute to their fellow aviators on this year’s RAF in Concert Tour.

Wednesday 29 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Collabro</b></h6>Plus Support Philippa Hanna and Special Guest Carly Paoli
Collabro
Plus Support Philippa Hanna and Special Guest Carly Paoli


Collabro are the world’s most successful musical theatre group. They met in 2014 above a pub in London for their first rehearsal and only a month later went on to rouse the whole of the Hammersmith Apollo into a standing ovation during their first ever public performance of Stars in their first audition for Britain’s Got Talent.

Thursday 30 November 2017 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Love Actually</b></h6>Film with Live Orchestra
Love Actually
Film with Live Orchestra


One of the world’s best-loved modern Christmas films, Love Actually, will be screened live featuring a full orchestra performing Craig Armstrong’s enchanting score.

Friday 1 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Hallé Choral Academy Workshop Day</b></h6>
Hallé Choral Academy Workshop Day


Come and be a part of the first Hallé Choral Academy Workshop Day! Following on from the success of the Hallé Choral Academy 2017, this is a perfect opportunity to refresh your vocal skills and have an inspiring and fulfilling day of singing.

Saturday 2 December 2017 10:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


John Butt conductor | Mhairi Lawson soprano | Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano | Thomas Walker tenor | Robert Davies baritone | Hallé Choir

Handel Messiah (90')

One of the great Hallé traditions is its annual performance of Handel’s iconic Messiah: the perfect way to start the lead up to Christmas.

Saturday 2 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Christmas with The Overtones</b></h6>
Christmas with The Overtones


Celebrating the most wonderful time of the year, with a stocking rammed full of Christmas crackers, in the shape of good ol’ classics such as ‘White Christmas’, ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ and ‘Let It Snow’, The Overtones Christmas tour has become a staple fixture in everyone’s Christmas party season and 2017 will be no different

Sunday 3 December 2017 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Manchester & Districts Hospitals’ Choir Carol Concert</b>
<p>Supporting CLIC Sargent Young Lives vs Cancer</h6>
Manchester & Districts Hospitals’ Choir Carol Concert

Supporting CLIC Sargent Young Lives vs Cancer

Jonathan Scott organ | Clark Rundell conductor
Greater Manchester Police Trumpeters

Come and join in singing traditional carols for all the family to enjoy with choirs from hospitals in Manchester and surrounding districts who will be joined by choirs from Primary Schools around the area. The concerts are in aid of CLIC Sargent Young Lives vs Cancer, a charity which supports young people with cancer and gives help to their families.

Monday 4 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Manchester & Districts Hospitals’ Choir Carol Concert</b>
<p>Supporting CLIC Sargent Young Lives vs Cancer</h6>
Manchester & Districts Hospitals’ Choir Carol Concert

Supporting CLIC Sargent Young Lives vs Cancer

Jonathan Scott organ | Clark Rundell conductor
Greater Manchester Police Trumpeters

Come and join in singing traditional carols for all the family to enjoy with choirs from hospitals in Manchester and surrounding districts who will be joined by choirs from Primary Schools around the area. The concerts are in aid of CLIC Sargent Young Lives vs Cancer, a charity which supports young people with cancer and gives help to their families.

Tuesday 5 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Carlo Rizzi conductor

Respighi The Fountains of Rome (15’) | Rossini William Tell: Overture (11') | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 (60')

Carlo Rizzi is one of the finest conductors in the world: dynamic, energetic and insightful. He brings a programme full of colour and orchestral virtuosity.

Wednesday 6 December 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Liga Korne, piano</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
</h6>
Liga Korne, piano

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Mendelssohn Variations Serieuses | Prokofiev A selection of movements from 'Romeo and Juliet' | Duttileux Piano Sonata

Thursday 7 December 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Carlo Rizzi conductor

Respighi The Fountains of Rome (15’) | Rossini William Tell: Overture (11') | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 (60')

Carlo Rizzi is one of the finest conductors in the world: dynamic, energetic and insightful. He brings a programme full of colour and orchestral virtuosity.

Thursday 7 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Christmas is Coming!</b></h6>
St Ann's Hospice Festival Choir
Christmas is Coming!
St Ann's Hospice Festival Choir


Corus Brass Ensemble | Bowdon Preparatory School for Girls Chamber Choir | Sue Nicholls reader | Elin Rees organ | Christopher Ellis piano | John Pomphrey conductor

Get into the Christmas Spirit and at the same time raise much needed funds for St Ann’s Hospice. Join the Festival Choir and their guests for an exciting evening of seasonal music and readings that all the family will enjoy.

Friday 8 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Bailey Sisters</b></h6>
The Bailey Sisters


The Bailey Sisters sing traditional, folk and modern music in beautiful close harmony, both a capella, and accompanied by guitar, fiddle, recorders and shruti.

Saturday 9 December 2.00PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


Juanjo Mena conductor | Renaud Capuçon violin

Rodion Shchedrin Dialogues with Shostakovich (17’) (UK premiere) | Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 (36’) | Shostakovich Symphony No. 15 (45’) |

Saturday 9 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Christmas Family Concert
The Hallé
Christmas Family Concert


Alasdair Malloy presenter

Make sure you book early for an afternoon of Hallé festive family fun! Packed with sing-alongs, jingle-alongs, pre-show foyer entertainment and a whole lot more, this is the perfect way for the family to start Christmas. Even Santa might find time to make a guest appearance…

Sunday 10 December 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b> Manchester Camerata </b></h6>The Manchester Festive Happening: A Gospel Christmas
Manchester Camerata
The Manchester Festive Happening: A Gospel Christmas


Christmas time, a restored Wesleyan Chapel, the AMC Choir and Manchester Camerata all combine to give you a Gospel Festive Happening this year. Escape the December cold and enter the warm atmosphere created inside and go home with spirits lifted after singing along to Christmas Carols and celebrating the season with mince pies and mulled wine.

Sunday 10 December 2017 3:00 PM Albert Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Carlo Rizzi conductor

Respighi The Fountains of Rome (15’) | Rossini William Tell: Overture (11') | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 (60')

Carlo Rizzi is one of the finest conductors in the world: dynamic, energetic and insightful. He brings a programme full of colour and orchestral virtuosity.

Sunday 10 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>John Rutter's Christmas Festival</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
John Rutter's Christmas Festival

International Concert Series

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | John Rutter CBE conductor | The King's Singers | Jonathan Scott organ | Chetham's Chamber Choir | St. George's Singers

John Rutter, the most popular living choral composer in the world and doyen of Christmas music, hosts and conducts a star-studded evening of Christmas music and popular carols. Expect a true musical feast, with plenty of opportunities for the audience to join in the singing and festive fun, including John Rutter’s annual Christmas Quiz!

Monday 11 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>John Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra</b></h6>
A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals
John Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra
A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals


Plus very special guests Louise Dearman and Matt Ford | The John Wilson Chorus

John Wilson’s superstar orchestra returns with their brand new show ‘A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals’.

Tuesday 12 December 7.00PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Joy! A Christmas Celebration</b></h6>Manchester Inspirational Voices
Joy! A Christmas Celebration
Manchester Inspirational Voices


Manchester Inspirational Voices and Friends | Wayne Ellington | Michelle John (The Voice finalist) | Robert "Judge" Rinder

Wednesday 13 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Christmas with Katherine Jenkins</b></h6>
Christmas with Katherine Jenkins


Mark Vincent special guest | Anthony Inglis conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Start your Christmas celebration in style with singing sensation Katherine Jenkins, as she performs a magnificent concert of seasonal music and songs.

Thursday 14 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Four Seasons
The Hallé
The Four Seasons


Henning Kraggerud violin/director

Grieg Holberg Suite | Svendsen Romance | Pachelbel Canon | Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Friday 15 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé Carol Concerts
The Hallé
The Hallé Carol Concerts


Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir

The concerts include: Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Unto Us Is Born A Son, O Come All Ye Faithful, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, Ding Dong Merrily On High, Deck the Halls, Joy To The World, Carol of the Bells, Bissill’s Christmas Carnival and the Hallé Children’s Choir performing Merry Christmas To Me.

Saturday 16 December 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Hallé Youth Orchestra</b></h6>
Hallé Youth Orchestra

Jonathon Heyward conductor | Martyn Jackson violin

Ravel Sheherazade Overture | Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No.3 | Debussy La Mer

The Hallé Youth Orchestra take to The Bridgewater Hall stage with their Director, Jonathon Heyward for an evening of wonderful music.

Saturday 16 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé Carol Concerts
The Hallé
The Hallé Carol Concerts


Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir

The concerts include: Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Unto Us Is Born A Son, O Come All Ye Faithful, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, Ding Dong Merrily On High, Deck the Halls, Joy To The World, Carol of the Bells, Bissill’s Christmas Carnival and the Hallé Children’s Choir performing Merry Christmas To Me.

Sunday 17 December 2017 3:00PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé Carol Concerts
The Hallé
The Hallé Carol Concerts


Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir

The concerts include: Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Unto Us Is Born A Son, O Come All Ye Faithful, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, Ding Dong Merrily On High, Deck the Halls, Joy To The World, Carol of the Bells, Bissill’s Christmas Carnival and the Hallé Children’s Choir performing Merry Christmas To Me.

Sunday 17 December 2017 7:30PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Toddler session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Toddler session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Monday 18 December 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Toddler session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Toddler session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 18 December 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Baby session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Baby session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Monday 18 December 1.45 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Baby session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Baby session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Monday 18 December 2:45 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Christmas No.1 (POP) Singalong! With The Rainer Hersch Orkestra</b></h6>
Christmas No.1 (POP) Singalong! With The Rainer Hersch Orkestra

Rainer Hersch conductor/host | Kerrie Anne Greenland vocalist | Graham Foote vocalist | Rainer Hersch Orkestra

Clap your hands, stamp your feet and laugh along as comedian Rainer Hersch hosts a brand new Yuletide treat: a jamboree of classic UK Singles-Chart Christmas No.1’s.

Monday 18 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Scott Brothers Duo</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Scott Brothers Duo

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Jonathan Scott organ | Tom Scott piano

J. Strauss Overture: Die Fledermaus | Pietro Yon Gesu Bambino | Tchaikovsky Selection from The Nutcracker Op.71 | Gounod Meditation – Ave Maria | J. Scott A Christmas Celebration

Tuesday 19 December 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Classic Carols with Alan Titchmarsh</b></h6>
Classic Carols with Alan Titchmarsh


Benedict Nelson baritone | Toby Purser conductor | Manchester Chorale | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Alan Titchmarsh presents a joyous assortment of Christmas music and carols.

Tuesday 19 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Christmas Spectacular</b></h6>
Christmas Spectacular


The Jingle Belles | Anna Patalong soprano | Nico Darmanin tenor | Laura Tebbutt guest singer | John Rigby conductor | Manchester Chorale | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Start your Christmas celebrations in style with wonderful music,thrilling lights and dazzling indoor fireworks.

Wednesday 20 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
A Swingin' Christmas
The Hallé
A Swingin' Christmas


Roderick Dunk conductor | Gary Williams vocalist | Hallé Youth Training Choir | Winners of the Hallé Corporate Choir Competition

The concert includes: White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Man With The Bag, Let It Snow, It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, and Do You Hear What I Hear?

Thursday 21 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman
The Hallé
The Snowman


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond presenter

Bring all the family along to the Hallé’s screening of Raymond Briggs’ classic animated film, The Snowman. The film is accompanied by the Hallé performing Howard Blake’s magical score live including a chorister singing ‘Walking in the Air.

Friday 22 December 2017 1:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman
The Hallé
The Snowman


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond presenter

Bring all the family along to the Hallé’s screening of Raymond Briggs’ classic animated film, The Snowman. The film is accompanied by the Hallé performing Howard Blake’s magical score live including a chorister singing 'Walking in the Air'.

Saturday 23 December 2017 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman
The Hallé
The Snowman


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond presenter

Bring all the family along to the Hallé’s screening of Raymond Briggs’ classic animated film, The Snowman. The film is accompanied by the Hallé performing Howard Blake’s magical score live including a chorister singing 'Walking in the Air'.

Saturday 23 December 2017 1:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman
The Hallé
The Snowman


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond presenter

Bring all the family along to the Hallé’s screening of Raymond Briggs’ classic animated film, The Snowman. The film is accompanied by the Hallé performing Howard Blake’s magical score live including a chorister singing 'Walking in the Air'.

Saturday 23 December 2017 4:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Christmas Carol Singalong</b></h6>
Christmas Carol Singalong


Louise Dearman very special guest singer | Manchester Chorale | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Sing your heart out as Jonathan Cohen leads you through a fun-filled jamboree of his most-loved carols and all-time Christmas hits.

Sunday 24 December 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Last Night of the Christmas Proms</b></h6>
Last Night of the Christmas Proms


Samuel Sakker tenor | James Cleverton baritone | Joo Yeon Sir violin | John Pryce Jones conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra
An exciting concert of rousing classics with a grand flag waving British finale!

Tuesday 26 December 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Musicals in Concert: Leading Ladies</b></h6>
Musicals in Concert: Leading Ladies


Louise Dearman | Kerry Ellis | Linzi Hateley | Victoria Hamilton-Barritt | Richard Balcombe conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Enjoy a concert featuring an all-star line up from the West End.

Wednesday 27 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Best of John Williams</b></h6>
The Best of John Williams


Anthony Inglis conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Nothing can compare to the iconic film scores of John Williams. Enjoy a concert of his most popular music, from E.T. to Star Wars and beyond...

Thursday 28 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
An Evening With 007
The Hallé
An Evening With 007


Stephen Bell conductor | Matthew Ford vocalist | Alison Jiear vocalist

Smooth as a vodka martini, elegant as a tuxedo and cool as a cucumber sandwich, Stephen Bell celebrates the ultimate British hero – James Bond.

Friday 29 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Best of the West End
The Hallé
The Best of the West End


Stephen Bell conductor | Anita Louise Combe vocalist | Scott Davies vocalist

Including music and songs from: Chicago, Phantom Of The Opera, Cats, Gypsy, Evita, Les Miserables, Love Never Dies, Chess, Guys and Dolls and Carousel.

Saturday 30 December 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6>New Year's Eve in Vegas</h6>
New Year's Eve in Vegas


Manchester Camerata & The Definitive Rat Pack

See out 2017 by being transported to Las Vegas to celebrate the best music The City of Lights has to offer! Join us as we take you back to the golden age of The Sands Casino to hear music from musicals, film, Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland and of course, The Rat Pack.

Sunday 31 December 2017 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b> Manchester Camerata </b></h6>The New Year's Day Viennese
Manchester Camerata
The New Year's Day Viennese


Christian Kluxen conductor | Sarah Redgwick soprano

Back by popular demand, our Viennese Gala welcomes you into the New Year in the most exhilarating of ways.

Monday 1 January 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Swan Lake</b></h6>
Swan Lake

The Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia

The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky's haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

Tuesday 2 January 2018 7.30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Swan Lake</b></h6>
Swan Lake

The Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia

The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky's haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

Wednesday 3 January 2018 2.30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Swan Lake</b></h6>
Swan Lake

The Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia

The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky's haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

Wednesday 3 January 2018 7.30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain</b></h6>
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Daisy Evans director | Robert Hayward Bluebeard | Claudia Mahnke Judith

Liadov The Enchanted Lake | Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice | Bartók Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain launches its 70th year celebrations with an enchanting and mystical programme that showcases perfectly the orchestra’s infectious energy and passionate creativity.

Friday 5 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
A Viennese Celebration
The Hallé
A Viennese Celebration


Stephen Bell conductor | Jennifer France soprano

The Hallé’s traditional New Year concert includes all your Strauss family Viennese favourites. Romantic waltzes, thrilling polkas and stirring marches are combined with the enchanting Jennifer France singing wonderful arias and songs of the period.

Saturday 6 January 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Glenn Miller Orchestra</b></h6>
Glenn Miller Orchestra


Ray McVay band leader | Mark Porter guest vocalist | Catherine Sykes guest vocalist | The Polka Dot Dolls

The UK’s most renowned big band swings you back in time playing Glenn Miller’s own arrangements of favourite wartime chart-toppers and hits from the forties directed by legendary band leader Ray McVay.

Sunday 7 January 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Wednesday 10 January 2018 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Fiona Cross, clarinet<br>Nigel Clayton, piano</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Fiona Cross, clarinet
Nigel Clayton, piano

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Schumann Fantasiestucke Op 73 for clarinet and piano | Debussy Rhapsodie | Martinu Clarinet Sonatina | Gershwin 3 preludes for clarinet and piano | Horovitz Sonatina for clarinet and piano

Wednesday 10 January 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Wednesday 10 January 2018 2:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Ivan Campo</b><p>Rush Hour Social</h6></p>
Ivan Campo

Rush Hour Social


Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer.

Thursday 11 January 2018 5:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


Edward Gardner conductor | Louis Lortie piano

Smetana ‘The Bartered Bride’ - Overture (7’) | Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 4 (25’) | Saint-Saëns Rhapsodie d’Auvergne (9’) Berlioz Royal Hunt and Storm (from ‘The Trojans’) (10’) | Janácek Sinfonietta (25’)

Friday 12 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Johann Strauss Gala</b></h6>
Johann Strauss Gala


Johann Strauss Dancers and Orchestra in glorious costumes of the period | John Rigby conductor | Corinne Cowling soprano | Nicky Spence tenor

The giddy romance and gilded ballrooms of old Vienna are brought to life by the music of the King of the Waltz and friends.

Sunday 14 January 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Rush Hour Social</b>
Rush Hour Social


Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer.

Monday 16 January 2018 5:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>A4 Brass</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
A4 Brass

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Michael Cavanagh baritone horn | Michael Smith cornet and flugelhorn | Jonathan Bates tenor horn | Chris Robertson euphonium

Jonathan Bates Toccata | Oliver Waespi South Uist Variations | Bruckner arr. Bates Locus Iste | Debussy arr. Illiam Quane, Deuxieme Arabesque | Golland arr. Bates Peace | Brubeck arr. Jonatan Bates Take Five | Bartok arr. Adam Taylor and Chris Robertson Six Romanian Folk Dances | Martin Ellerby Electra Dances ii and iii

Wednesday 17 January 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Alisa Weilerstein cello | James Platt bass

Shostakovich Four Romances on Poems by Pushkin (12') | Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 (29') | Shostakovich Symphony No.5 (47')

The great American cellist Alisa Weilerstein performed Shostakovich’s Second Cello Concerto in 2015 and now returns to perform its ground-breaking predecessor, one of the highlights of the entire cello repertoire.

Thursday 18 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Brendan Cole</b></h6>All Night Long
Brendan Cole
All Night Long


Strictly Come Dancing's Brendan Cole is joined by his sensational guest dancers and band to wow audiences in his latest spectacular Latin and ballroom production, All Night Long. Live music, stunning special effects and Brendan's own dazzling choreography and charm make this an unforgettable night; join us for the party!

Friday 19 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell

International Concert Series

Joshua Bell violin

Vivaldi The Four Seasons (42’) | Edgar Meyer Overture for Violin and Orchestra (10’) | Beethoven Symphony No.2 in D (34’)

In this concert, Joshua Bell performs one of the most popular works in the repertoire, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and takes the leader’s chair in Beethoven’s exuberantly inventive Second Symphony.

Monday 22 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Rush Hour Social</b>
Rush Hour Social


Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer.

Monday 23 January 2018 5:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Cristian Macelaru conductor | Andrei Ionita cello

Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps (9’) | Elgar Cello Concerto (30') | Beethoven Symphony No.3, 'Eroica' (53')

Throughout musical history only a few works have truly changed its course, among them Beethoven’s 'Eroica' Symphony. A token of the composer’s heroism as he confronted his increasing deafness, it is a remarkable experience that ends in triumph.

Wednesday 24 January 2018 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Kana Ohashi, violin<br>Alexander Panfilov, piano</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
</h6>
Kana Ohashi, violin
Alexander Panfilov, piano

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Britten Suite for Violin and Piano | Prokofiev Sonata No.2 in D major | Sarasate Carmen Fantasy

Thursday 25 January 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Cristian Macelaru conductor | Andrei Ionita cello

Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps (9’) | Elgar Cello Concerto (30') | Beethoven Symphony No.3, 'Eroica' (53')

Throughout musical history only a few works have truly changed its course, among them Beethoven’s 'Eroica' Symphony. A token of the composer’s heroism as he confronted his increasing deafness, it is a remarkable experience that ends in triumph.

Thursday 25 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Toddler session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Toddler session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 26 January 2018 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Toddler session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Toddler session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 26 January 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Baby session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Baby session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 26 January 2018 1.45 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Baby session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Baby session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 26 January 2018 2.45 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Nathan Carter</b></h6>and his band, plus support
Nathan Carter
and his band, plus support


Country-Pop crossover star Nathan Carter has announced a huge run of UK tour dates for 2018. As one of Ireland’s biggest live music acts, Nathan is developing into a household name. Enthralling audiences up and down the country, Nathan has firmly become a firm favourite for audiences of all ages.

Friday 26 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


Sir Andrew Davis conductor | Kathryn Stott piano

Elgar Overture 'Cockaigne' (‘In London Town’) (15’) | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1 (27’) | Sibelius Symphony No. 1 (35’)

Saturday 27 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Hallé and Hallé Youth Orchestra</b></h6>
Hallé and Hallé Youth Orchestra


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Jonathon Heyward conductor

Wagner Götterdämmerung: Funeral March (Act III) (8') | Wagner Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey (10') | Berlioz Excerpts from The Trojans (25')

This coming together of younger and more experienced musicians would have delighted our founder Sir Charles Hallé who conducted the Orchestra's very first concert 160 years ago, almost to this day.

Sunday 28 January 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Cristian Macelaru conductor | Andrei Ionita cello

Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps (9’) | Elgar Cello Concerto (30') | Beethoven Symphony No.3, 'Eroica' (53')

Throughout musical history only a few works have truly changed its course, among them Beethoven’s 'Eroica' Symphony. A token of the composer’s heroism as he confronted his increasing deafness, it is a remarkable experience that ends in triumph.

Sunday 28 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Guided Tour</b></h6>
Guided Tour


Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Tuesday 30 January 2018 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Duo Van Vliet</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Duo Van Vliet

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Rafal Luc classical accordion | Ian Anderson viola

Dowland If My Complaints Could Passions Move | Britten Lachrymae: Reflections on a song of Dowland | Niels Rosing-Schow Alliage II | Toshio Hosokawa In Die Tiefe Der Zeit (Into the Depths of Time) | Dowland Flow, My Tears

Tuesday 30 January 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>Mozart Requiem
Manchester Camerata
Mozart Requiem


Choir of Clare College, Cambridge | Graham Ross choir director | Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor | Ailish Tynan soprano | Anna Harvey mezzo soprano | Nicholas Mulroy tenor | Keel Watson bass

Arvo PärtDa Pacem Domine | Mozart Symphony No.36 in C, K.425 'Linz' | Mozart Requiem Mass in D minor, K.626

Mozart's sublime and moving Requiem is performed by the stunning Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and four outstanding soloists.

Wednesday 31 January 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Jack Jones</b></h6>
80th Birthday Celebration Tour
Jack Jones
80th Birthday Celebration Tour


One of the world’s most loved international singing stars, Jack Jones still stands head and shoulders above his musical peers. He has 60 albums to his credit, two Grammies and another five nominations, an Emmy, and awards too numerous to mention.


Thursday 1 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Kodo</b></h6>
Kodo


Precision, complexity, dynamics, aesthetics, interplay and endurance: this is what makes drumming so unique and makes the Japanese cult formation Kodo so unique.

Friday 2 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>España
The Hallé
España


Gergely Madaras conductor | Craig Ogden guitar

Welcome to one of the most evocative concerts of the year. Forget the damp cold winter outside and join the Hallé and Craig Ogden, who performs Rodrigo’s matchless guitar concerto, for an evening of Spanish-inspired warmth and passion.

Saturday 3 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Gen Li, piano</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Gen Li, piano

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Lowell Liebermann Gargoyles | Debussy Images book 2 | Schumann Romances No's 1 & 2 | Prokofiev Piano Sonata No.7 in B flat major Op.83

Wednesday 7 February 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Brindley Sherratt bass

Oliver Knussen The Way to Castle Yonder (8') | Stravinsky Petrushka (34') | Mussorgsky orch. Shostakovich Songs and Dances of Death (19') | Mahler Totenfeier (22')

Mussorgsky is a huge figure in Russian musical history. Tonight features one of his finest works, Songs and Dances of Death, sensitively orchestrated by his admirer Shostakovich and sung by the superb Brindley Sherratt.

Thursday 8 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Transatlantic Sessions</b></h6>
Transatlantic Sessions


Transatlantic Sessions returns with some very special guests.

Friday 9 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


John Storgårds conductor | Peter Donohoe piano | Joshua Ellicott tenor

Schuller Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee (21’) | Ives Central Park in the Dark (9’) | Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (16’) | George Walker Lilacs (16’) (UK premiere) | Antheil Symphony No. 6, 'After Delacroix’(26)

Saturday 10 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Czech Philharmonic Orchestra</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

International Concert Series

Tomáš Netopil conductor | Alisa Weilerstein cello

Mozart Overture, Don Giovanni (6’) | Dvorák Cello Concerto (43’) | Dvorák ‘New World’ Symphony No.9 (45’)

Alisa Weilerstein has recently recorded Dvorák's ever-popular Cello Concerto to great acclaim. The concert ends with Dvorák’s last and possibly greatest symphony – the New World.

Monday 12 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>An Evening with Chris Hadfield</b></h6>
An Evening with Chris Hadfield


The 21st century's most famous astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield, returns to the UK in February for four-city tour. "An Evening with Chris Hadfield" is a unique 90 minute presentation by this Canadian pioneer, reflecting on his 35 year history complete with rarely seen videos from space.

Tuesday 13 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Castalian Quartet</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Castalian Quartet

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Sini Simonen violin | Daniel Roberts violin | Charlotte Bonneton viola | Christopher Graves cello

Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op.76 No.2 | Schumann String Quartet No.3 in A Op.41

Wednesday 14 February 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Opera Lovers' Night
The Hallé
Opera Lovers' Night


Stephen Bell conductor | Sarah Fox soprano | Noah Stewart tenor

Tonight's opera extravaganza features a wonderful collection of world-famous arias, duets and grand orchestral interludes. This is the perfect way to celebrate Valentines Day, and the perfect way to enjoy some of the world's best loved opera with two singing stars.

Wednesday 14 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Iron and Wine</b></h6>
plus support Half Waif
Iron and Wine
plus support Half Waif


In support of brand new album 'Beast Epic', Sam Beam and full band perform live at The Bridgewater Hall.

Thursday 15 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Best of Burt Bacharach</b></h6>
The Best of Burt Bacharach

Gareth Hudson conductor | Alison Jiear guest singer | Abbie Osman guest singer | Mary Carewe guest singer | Graham Bickley guest singer | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Fall in love again with all of your favourite music and songs from Burt Bacharach

Friday 16 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


John Storgårds conductor | Colin Currie percussion

Simon Holt a table of noises (28’) | Mahler Symphony No. 7 (79’) |

Saturday 17 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Sasha</b></h6>REFRACTED: LIVE
Sasha
REFRACTED: LIVE


REFRACTED:LIVE is an electronic show performed live by Sasha and guest musicians along with strings and live vocals, with his music re-imagined as an original score for live venue performance, providing an enthralling immersive experience.


Sunday 18 February 2018 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Karina Canellakis conductor | Sunwook Kim piano

Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (12’) | Beethoven Symphony No.4 (32') | Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (44’)

Praised internationally for her technical and musical gifts, in 2016 Karina Canellakis won the prestigious Sir George Solti Conducting Award. She is joined by Hallé favourite Sunwook Kim for Brahms’s monumental First Concerto.

Wednesday 21 February 2018 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Leon McCawley, piano</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Leon McCawley, piano

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Haydn Sonata in C minor HXVI/20 | Hans Gál Three Preludes Op.65 | Chopin Nocturnes Op.37 No's 1 and 2 | Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor WoO 80

Thursday 22 February 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Karina Canellakis conductor | Sunwook Kim piano

Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (12’) | Beethoven Symphony No.4 (32') | Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (44’)

Praised internationally for her technical and musical gifts, in 2016 Karina Canellakis won the prestigious Sir George Solti Conducting Award. She is joined by Hallé favourite Sunwook Kim for Brahms’s monumental First Concerto.

Thursday 22 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Toddler session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Toddler session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 23 February 2018 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Toddler session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Toddler session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 23 February 2018 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Baby session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Baby session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 23 February 2018 1:45 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Makers: Baby session</b></h6>
Music Makers: Baby session


Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies/toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 23 February 2018 2.45 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Anton & Erin</b></h6>
From Broadway to Hollywood
Anton & Erin
From Broadway to Hollywood


Anton du Beke & Erin Boag | Richard Balcombe conductor | Lance Ellington star vocalist | Six world class ensemble dancers | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return with an exciting new show for 2018 celebrating the golden age of Hollywood. Featuring dazzling new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music.

Saturday 24 February 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Karina Canellakis conductor | Sunwook Kim piano

Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (12’) | Beethoven Symphony No.4 (32') | Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (44’)

Praised internationally for her technical and musical gifts, in 2016 Karina Canellakis won the prestigious Sir George Solti Conducting Award. She is joined by Hallé favourite Sunwook Kim for Brahms’s monumental First Concerto.

Sunday 25 February 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Paul Carrack In Concert</b></h6>Plus support
Paul Carrack In Concert
Plus support


Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics Paul Carrack returns to the road with his band in early 2018.


Thursday 1 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Hallé Tea Dance</b></h6>
Hallé Tea Dance


The Hallé si delighted to announce the next in the series of 'Gala Tea Dance'. During the refurbishment of Halle St Peter's they are taking their event to alternative venues including their first visit to the Longfield Suite in Prestwich.

Friday 2 March 2018 7:00PM Longfield Suite, Prestwich



<h6><b>Paul Carrack In Concert</b></h6>Plus support
Paul Carrack In Concert
Plus support


Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics Paul Carrack returns to the road with his band in early 2018.


Friday 2 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


Ben Gernon conductor | Richard Goode piano

Anna Clyne This Midnight Hour (12’) (UK premiere) | Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 (30’) | Mahler Symphony No. 1 (50’)

Saturday 3 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Ballet: Masterworks</b></h6>
Ballet: Masterworks


John Pryce Jones conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra | Solo dancers from The Russian State Ballet of Siberia

An afternoon of stunning music and beautiful dance from some of the most beloved ballets of all time.

Sunday 4 March 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b> Manchester Camerata </b></h6>Who Runs the World...
Manchester Camerata
Who Runs the World...


Jessica Cottis conductor | Tine Thing Helseth trumpet

We are excited to be celebrating the roles of inspirational women in music this year with our very special programme, featuring new arrangements of work by the iconic Björk and Norwegian pop sensation Aurora.

Monday 5 March 2018 7:30 PM RNCM Concert Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Great Sci-Fi Movies
The Hallé
Great Sci-Fi Movies


Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Redmond conductor

Set your phasers to stun and let your imagination run riot with this inter-stellar collection of sci-fi classics. Beam yourself up to The Bridgewater Hall and enjoy a close encounter with the Hallé.

Saturday 10 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>James and Ola: Uncensored</b></h6>
James and Ola: Uncensored


They are known as two of the biggest stars ever to emerge from the hit show Strictly Come Dancing, becoming household names in their own right with audiences captivated by the couple’s relationship, and now James and Ola Jordan embark on a nationwide tour telling their own love story .

Sunday 11 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Belle & Sebastian</b></h6>plus special guests
Belle & Sebastian
plus special guests


Scottish indie pop band Belle & Sebastian celebrate their 21st anniversary with a European tour and new single, 'We Were Beautiful'.

Monday 12 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Trio Dramatis</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Trio Dramatis

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Fraser Langton clarinet | Rosalind Ventris viola | James Willshire piano

Francaix Trio for clarinet, viola and piano | Mozart Keglestatt Trio | Rory Boyle Di tre re ed io

Wednesday 14 March 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Charles Owen piano | Hallé Choir

Bach Piano Concerto in D minor BWV 1052 (23') | Mendelssohn Psalm 114 (13') | Shostakovich Symphony No.8 (61')

'A class above the rest' was how International Piano recently described Charles Owen. Tonight he brings his unique spontaneity and skills of interpretation to bear on Bach’s majestic D minor concerto.

Thursday 15 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Brit Floyd</b></h6>
Eclipse World Tour 2018
Brit Floyd
Eclipse World Tour 2018


Performing songs from Pink Floyd’s best-loved and biggest selling albums, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell plus much much more...

Friday 16 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Yes</b></h6>
Yes


The year 2018 marks half a century since the formation of the legendary group YES, one of the biggest bands in prog-rock history and true pioneers of the genre. To celebrate this remarkable milestone YES will embark on a 10-date UK tour next March, including The Bridgewater Hall.

Saturday 17 March 2018 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Spectacular Classics</b></h6>
Spectacular Classics


Michael Bawtree conductor | Natasha Jouhl soprano | Alexander James Edwards tenor |Manchester Concert Orchestra

A sensational show of great classics, dazzling lights and special effects.

Sunday 18 March 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Stephen Hough</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Stephen Hough

International Concert Series

Stephen Hough piano

Debussy Clair de Lune & Images Book II (17’) | Schumann Fantasy in C Op.17 (30’) | Debussy La terrasse des audiences au clair de lune & Images Book I (20’) | Beethoven Sonata in F minor Op.57 'Appassionata' (24’)

Wirral-born and Chetham’s educated, Stephen Hough is a homegrown international talent. In this programme of sharp contrasts, the refined and intuitive French-ness of Debussy provides a serene haven from the stormy emotions of Beethoven and Schumann.

Monday 19 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano | Jonathan Scott organ

Weber Oberon: Overture (10’) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 (35') | Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3, ‘Organ’ (37’)

Over the last few seasons Hallé audiences have adored the playing of Benjamin Grosvenor, one of the finest young pianists in the world. He performs Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, a work that tests the mettle of any soloist. Jonathan Scott then pulls out the stops in Saint-Saëns’ impressive, fascinatingly-textured ‘Organ Symphony’.

Wednesday 21 March 2018 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Caroline Pether, violin<br>Hannah Roberts, cello</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
</h6>
Caroline Pether, violin
Hannah Roberts, cello

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Handel/Halvorsen Passacaglia for violin and cello | Martinu Duo for violin and cello No.2 in D major H.371 | Kodaly Duo for violin and cello Op. 7

Thursday 22 March 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano | Jonathan Scott organ

Weber Oberon: Overture (10’) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 (35') | Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3, ‘Organ’ (37’)

Over the last few seasons Hallé audiences have adored the playing of Benjamin Grosvenor, one of the finest young pianists in the world. He performs Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, a work that tests the mettle of any soloist. Jonathan Scott then pulls out the stops in Saint-Saëns’ impressive, fascinatingly-textured 'Organ Symphony'.

Thursday 22 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Beauty & The Beast</b></h6>
Film with Live Orchestra
Beauty & The Beast
Film with Live Orchestra


The 2017 live action adaptation of the classic Disney film live in concert for the first time with full orchestra.

Friday 23 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


John Wilson conductor | Andrew Haveron violin

Copland Appalachian Spring – suite (24’) | Korngold Violin Concerto (24’) | Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5 (39’)

Saturday 24 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Hallé Youth Ensembles</b></h6>
Hallé Youth Ensembles


Hallé Youth Orchestra | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Youth Training Choir | Hallé Children's Choir

Join the joyously-gifted members of all the Hallé's Youth Ensembles as they present a matinee of music which will showcase their talent.

Sunday 25 March 2018 3.00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Jonathon Heyward conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano | Jonathan Scott organ

Weber Oberon: Overture (10’) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 (35') | Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3, ‘Organ’ (37’)

Over the last few seasons Hallé audiences have adored the playing of Benjamin Grosvenor, one of the finest young pianists in the world. He performs Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, a work that tests the mettle of any soloist. Jonathan Scott then pulls out the stops in Saint-Saëns’ impressive, fascinatingly-textured ‘Organ Symphony’.

Sunday 25 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Jonathan Scott</b></h6>
Lunchtime Organ Concerts | Spring
Jonathan Scott
Lunchtime Organ Concerts | Spring


Bernstein arr. Scott Candide Overture | Vivaldi arr. Scott 'Spring' from The Four Seasons Op. 8: 1. Allegro 2. Largo e Pianissimo 3. Allegro Pastorale | Driffill Toccata in F minor Op. 14 | Handel arr. Scott 'Allegro' from The Cuckoo and the Nightingale HWV 295 | Mozart arr. Scott 'Allegro molto' from Symphony No. 40 K. 550 |
Bach arr. Scott Air on a G String BWV 1068 | Dukas arr. Scott The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Wednesday 28 March 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Messiah: The English Concert</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Messiah: The English Concert

International Concert Series

The Erebus Ensemble | Tom Morris theatre director | Susanna Hurrell soprano | Catherine Wyn-Rogers contralto | Robert Murray tenor | Marcus Farnsworth bass

Handel Messiah (semi-staged) (135' including interval of 20 mins)

This acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production, directed by Tom Morris, is now restaged for The Bridgewater Hall, providing a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses.

Thursday 29 March 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Steven Wilson</b></h6>plus special guests
Steven Wilson
plus special guests


Steven Wilson has announced details of To The Bone – his expansive, brilliant fifth album - and a major 2018 UK tour including a return to The Bridgewater Hall.

Saturday 31 March 2018 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Steven Wilson</b></h6>plus special guests
Steven Wilson
plus special guests


Steven Wilson has announced details of To The Bone – his expansive, brilliant fifth album - and a major 2018 UK tour including a return to The Bridgewater Hall.

Sunday 1 April 2018 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>TOTO</b></h6>40th Anniversary Tour
TOTO
40th Anniversary Tour


Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO.

RESTRICTED VIEW SEATS ONLY - PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE ON 0161 907 9000.

Monday 2 April 2018 7.30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Beauty & The Beast</b></h6>
Film with Live Orchestra
Beauty & The Beast
Film with Live Orchestra


The 2017 live action adaptation of the classic Disney film live in concert for the first time with full orchestra.

Thursday 5 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Jaws in Concert</b></h6>
Jaws in Concert


Steven Spielberg’s original summer movie blockbuster Jaws will be screened at The Bridgewater Hall in April 2018 accompanied by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, who will perform John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score live and in sync to the picture.

Friday 6 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Celebrating Quincy Jones
The Hallé
Celebrating Quincy Jones


Guy Barker conductor | Tony Momrelle and Vanessa Haynes vocalists

We celebrate the phenomenal success of the legendary composer, arranger, record producer, instrumentalist, film and television producer and actor, Quincy Jones.

Saturday 7 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b> Manchester Camerata </b></h6>W.A.M.
Manchester Camerata
W.A.M.


Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano | Gábor Takács-Nagy music director

One of the world’s most eminent pianists, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, resumes his perfect partnership with Gábor Takács-Nagy - sophisticated yet accessible, affable yet astounding.

Saturday 7 April 2018 7:30 PM The Stoller Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Nicholas Collon conductor | Boris Giltburg piano | Hallé Choir

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 (40') | Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales (16') | John Adams Harmonium (33')

The great American composer John Adams has long been associated with the Hallé. For what is effectively a choral symphony, Harmonium, he set poetry by John Donne and Emily Dickinson, texts that suited his vision of "human voices riding upon waves of rippling sound".

Thursday 12 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

International Concert Series

Sir Roger Norrington conductor | Roger Montgomery horn

Mozart Symphony No.33 in B-flat K.319 (22’) | Horn Concerto No.4 in E-flat K.495 (17’) | Horn Concerto No.1 in D K.412/514 (9’) | Symphony No.36 in C K.326 ‘Linz’ (28’)

Sir Roger Norrington was among the first innovators of the period instrument movement. Now the OAE’s Conductor Emeritus, he joins forces with the orchestra’s Principal Horn, Roger Montgomery, to explore an instrument which Mozart loved.

Friday 13 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


Juanjo Mena conductor | Alban Gerhardt cello | Manchester Chamber Choir (ladies)

Tchaikovsky The Voyevoda (12’) | Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 (31’) | Ginastera Panambí (38’)

Saturday 14 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Sheridan Smith</b></h6>
Sheridan Smith


BAFTA and Olivier Award winning performer Sheridan Smith embarks on her debut UK tour, following the release of her brand new self-titled album, Sheridan.

Monday 16 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Nicholas Collon conductor | Augustin Hadelich violin

Wagner Overture: The Mastersingers (11') | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (29') | Brahms Symphony No.1 (47')

Grammy-Award-winning Augustin Hadelich plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, the composer’s most popular creation and a wondrous fusion of romantic lyricism and classical restraint.

Wednesday 18 April 2018 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Nicholas Collon conductor | Augustin Hadelich violin

Wagner Overture: The Mastersingers (11') | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (29') | Brahms Symphony No.1 (47')

Grammy-Award-winning Augustin Hadelich plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, the composer’s most popular creation and a wondrous fusion of romantic lyricism and classical restraint.

Thursday 19 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




The Greatest Love of All</p><h6><b>The Whitney Houston Show</b></h6>
The Greatest Love of All

The Whitney Houston Show


The Whitney Houston show is a critically acclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston.

Friday 20 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


Clemens Schuldt conductor | Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Strauss Death and Transfiguration (26’) | Mark Simpson Cello Concerto (20’) (world premiere) | Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 (31’)

Saturday 21 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Nicholas Collon conductor | Augustin Hadelich violin

Wagner Overture: The Mastersingers (11') | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (29') | Brahms Symphony No.1 (47')

Grammy-Award-winning Augustin Hadelich plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, the composer’s most popular creation and a wondrous fusion of romantic lyricism and classical restraint.

Sunday 22 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Manchester Chamber Choir</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
The Manchester Chamber Choir

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Jonathan Lo conductor

Bridge Music when Soft Voices Die; The Bee | Britten 5 Flower Songs: To Daffodils; The succession of the four sweet months; Marsh flowers; The evening primrose; Ballad of green broom | Parry Four Songs of Farewell: My Soul, There is a country; There is an old belief; At the round earth’s imagined corners; Lord, let me know mine end

Tuesday 24 April 2018 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Thrills, Spills and Chills!
The Hallé
Thrills, Spills and Chills!


Stephen Bell conductor | Petroc Trelawny presenter

Tense thrillers and great adventure stories have produced some of the world's most exciting and atmospheric soundtracks. Tonight we feature some of the most iconic. You’ll never go into the water again…

Saturday 28 April 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Crazy for Gershwin</b></h6>
Crazy for Gershwin

Katie Birtill guest singer | Rodney Earl Clarke guest singer | Viv Mclean Piano | Richard Balcombe Conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Broadway glamour and toe-tapping tunes in an all-Gershwin extravaganza.

Saturday 5 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Christy Moore</b></h6>
Christy Moore


One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore has a universal fan base and still continues to entertain; cementing him as an Irish icon.

Sunday 6 May 2018 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Don McLean</b></h6>plus support
Don McLean
plus support


America's legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean returns to the UK in May for a select number of dates in support of his new album, Botanical Gardens out in 2018.

Monday 7 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Henning Kraggerud violin

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D (43') | Ryan Wigglesworth Clocks from a Winter’s Tale (20') | Sibelius Symphony No.7 (21')

The remarkable Henning Kraggerud returns to play what is for many the greatest Violin Concerto of them all, that of Beethoven. Its extensive first movement is largely lyrical, the second sublime and the third simply bursts with buoyancy and energy.

Thursday 10 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


Ben Gernon conductor | Stefan Dohr horn

Wagner Rienzi Overture (14’) | Wolfgang Rihm Horn Concerto (21’) (UK premiere) | Weber, orch. Berlioz Invitation to the Dance (10’) | Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (37’)

Saturday 12 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Remembering Fred</b></h6>
Remembering Fred


Featuring Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara, Remembering Fred is an evening of song and dance celebrating the legacy of Hollywood icon Fred Astaire.


Sunday 13 May 2018 Doors 2.00PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Remembering Fred</b></h6>
Remembering Fred


Featuring Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara, Remembering Fred is an evening of song and dance celebrating the legacy of Hollywood icon Fred Astaire.


Sunday 13 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Hong Xu piano

Schubert Symphony No.8, 'Unfinished' (23') | Mozart Piano Concerto No.18, K456 (29') | Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, 'Scottish' (37')

Sir Mark conducts Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony and whist it might be unfinished, its two movements form one of the most beautiful and satisfying musical experiences of them all. Hong Xu is not just a pianist of dazzling technique but a musician of great subtlety and insight.

Thursday 17 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic


Vassily Sinaisky conductor | Tasmin Little violin

Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 (25’) | Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony (57’) |

Saturday 19 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Hong Xu piano

Schubert Symphony No.8, 'Unfinished' (23') | Mozart Piano Concerto No.18, K456 (29') | Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, 'Scottish' (37')

Sir Mark conducts Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony and whist it might be unfinished, its two movements form one of the most beautiful and satisfying musical experiences of them all. Hong Xu is not just a pianist of dazzling technique but a musician of great subtlety and insight.

Sunday 20 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Hong Xu piano

Schubert Symphony No.8, 'Unfinished' (23') | Mozart Piano Concerto No.18, K456 (29') | Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, 'Scottish' (37')

Sir Mark conducts Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony and whist it might be unfinished, its two movements form one of the most beautiful and satisfying musical experiences of them all. Hong Xu is not just a pianist of dazzling technique but a musician of great subtlety and insight.

Wednesday 23 May 2018 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>An Evening with Joan Baez</b></h6>
An Evening with Joan Baez


Legendary singer, songwriter, activist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Baez, has announced an extensive 2018 world tour.

Thursday 24 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Jonathan Scott</b></h6>
Lunchtime Organ Concerts | Around the World
Jonathan Scott
Lunchtime Organ Concerts | Around the World


Mendelssohn arr. Scott Hebrides Overture Op. 26 (Fingal's Cave) | Satie arr. Scott Gymnopédie No.1 | Vierne Carillon de Westminster Op. 54 No. 6 | Smetana arr. Scott Vlatava ('The Moldau' From Má vlast) | Guy Bovet Salamanca | Liszt arr. Scott Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Friday 25 May 2018 1.10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Dresden Philharmonic</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Dresden Philharmonic

International Concert Series

Michael Sanderling conductor | Arabella Steinbacher violin

Weber Euryanthe Overture (9’) | Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor (24’) | Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C minor (35’)

Arabella Steinbacher makes her Manchester debut, before we hear Beethoven's iconic Fifth Symphony, taking us on a journey from fateful darkness to triumphant light.

Friday 25 May 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic Family Concert</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic Family Concert


Bring the whole family to The Bridgewater Hall to experience the excitement and exhilaration of a full symphony orchestra. The annual family concert features orchestral favourites and many musical surprises.

Saturday 26 May 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b> Manchester Camerata </b></h6>Vivaldi Rocks
Manchester Camerata
Vivaldi Rocks


Hugo Ticciati violin | Bram Van Sambeek bassoon | Sven Figee hammond organ | Marijn Korff de Gidts drums | Rick Stotijn double bass

Ticciati combines Vivaldi Concertos with rock music arrangements of Muse, Metallica and Dream Theatre.

Thursday 31 May 2018 7:30 PM The Stoller Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Siegfried Simon O'Neill tenor | Mime Gerhard Sigel tenor | The Wanderer Iain Paterson bass-baritone | Alberich tbc | Fafner Clive Bailey bass | Woodbird Malin Christensson soprano

Wagner Siegfried: Acts I and II (164')

Sir Mark, the Hallé and an outstanding cast of singers end the season in magnificent style with a two-night concert performance of Wagner's mammoth opera Siegfried.

Saturday 2 June 2018 5:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Siegfried Simon O'Neill tenor | The Wanderer Iain Paterson bass-baritone | Erda Anna Larsson contralto | Brünnhilde Rachel Nicholls soprano

Wagner Siegfried: Act III (96')

Sir Mark, the Hallé and an outstanding cast of singers end the season in magnificent style with a two-night concert performance of Wagner's mammoth opera Siegfried.

Sunday 3 June 2018 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2018: Sacred and Profane</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2018: Sacred and Profane

International Concert Series

Harry Christophers conductor

Britten Hymn to the Virgin; Hymn to Saint Cecilia; A Shepherd’s Carol; Sacred and Profane | Cornysh My love she mourneth; Salve Regina; Ave Maria mater Dei; Woefully Array’d; Ah Robin, Gentle Robin

The title of this year's Choral Pilgrimage refers to Benjamin Britten’s last great choral piece. Britten’s virtuoso writing is placed alongside works by William Cornysh (1465-1523); whose music was written in the early Tudor florid style. In the works of both composers, worship of the feminine injects erotic charge into spiritual longing, bringing sacred and profane closer together.

Thursday 7 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Albéniz/Falla
BBC Philharmonic
Albéniz/Falla


Juanjo Mena conductor | Martin Roscoe piano

Albéniz The Magic Opal - Overture (9’) | Albéniz, orch. Enescu Rapsodia española (13’) | Falla La vida breve (64’)

Saturday 9 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Kevin & Karen Dance</b></h6>The Live Tour 2018
Kevin & Karen Dance
The Live Tour 2018


Following a sensational sell-out debut tour last year, Strictly sweethearts Kevin and Karen Clifton are back in 2018 with a brand new show. Expect a sultry, hip-swinging journey through the Waltz, Cha Cha, Fox Trot, Tango and Salsa.

Sunday 10 June 2018 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Murray Perahia</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Murray Perahia

International Concert Series

Murray Perahia piano

Programme to be announced

In the more than 40 years he has been performing on the concert stage, Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time. On his last visit to Manchester, he produced a memorable performance of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata. Every performance by Murray Perahia is an occasion not to be missed.

Friday 15 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Runrig</b></h6>
The Final Mile
Runrig
The Final Mile


After 45 years in the music business, Scottish Celtic rockers Runrig are preparing to bring down the curtain on what has been a remarkable career.

Saturday 16 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>George Benson</b></h6>
George Benson


George Benson returns to the Bridgewater Halll to perform his Greatest Hits from his impressive back catalogue - which includes such classics as Give Me The Night, Lady Love Me (One More Time), Turn Your Love Around, Love X Love, Never Give Up On A Good Thing and In Your Eyes.

Wednesday 20 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Wayne Marshall</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Wayne Marshall

International Concert Series

Parry Fantasia & Fugue in G | Edward Bairstow Toccata Prelude on Pange Lingua, Prelude No.1 & Prelude in C | Statham Rhapsody on a Ground | Gerald Hendrie Toccata & Fugue from Le Tombeau de Marcel Dupré | Howells Rhapsody No.3 in C-sharp minor | Davies Interlude in C | Campbell Canterbury Interlude | Willan Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue in E-flat minor


Associate Artist Wayne Marshall's programme reflects the rich but neglected tradition of British organ music. Some names will be familiar, such as Howells and Parry, but there is also music by less well-known figures.

Friday 22 June 2018 7.30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6>RNCM Symphony Orchestra</h6>
RNCM Symphony Orchestra


Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor | Sergej Bolkhovets conductor | Waynne Kwon cello

Thomas Mignon Overture | Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major Op 107 | Ravel Daphnis et Chloé

Friday 29 June 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Jonathan Scott</b></h6>
Lunchtime Organ Concerts | Greatest Hits
Jonathan Scott
Lunchtime Organ Concerts | Greatest Hits


Bach arr. Scott Sinfonia to Cantata 29 | Lemare Andantino in D flat 'Moonlight & Roses' | Bach Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565 | Albinoni/Giazotto Adagio in G minor | Boëllmann Suite Gothique Op. 25: I. Introduction - Choral, II. Menuet gothique, III. Prière a Notre-Dame, IV.Toccata | Widor Toccata from Symphony No. 5 Op. 42

Monday 2 July 2018 1.10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Chetham's Symphony Orchestra</b></h6>
Chetham's Symphony Orchestra
Jac van Steen conductor | Margaret McDonald mezzo soprano


ElgarThe Music Makers | Holst The Planets (length)



Friday 6 July 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Sister Act Live Choir</b></h6>
Sister Act Live Choir


See the musical comedy film 'Sister Act' like never before, on a large screen whilst a live gospel choir and band accompanies the on-screen nuns singing hit songs from the film soundtrack!

Saturday 1 September 2018 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Cliff Richard</b></h6>
58-18=60th Tour
Cliff Richard
58-18=60th Tour


SOLD OUT
With 103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts, voted Britain’s "Ultimate Pop Star", Sir Cliff Richard will be celebrating his 60th Anniversary in the music business in 2018.

Friday 12 October 2018 7:45 PM The Bridgewater Hall