Event Listings

All of our upcoming events are listed below in date order. To filter the list, please choose one of the following options:

Flexible Booking  |  BBC Philharmonic  |  The Hallé  |  International Concert Series  |  Manchester Camerata  |  Organ Concerts  |  Family Events  |  Raymond Gubbay |  Mid-Day Concerts |  Guided Tours |  A Little Bite Music |  Manchester Jazz Festival |  Open Doors Weekend


<h6><b>National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain</b></h6>
National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain


Jonathan Bloxham conductor | Martin James Bartlett soloist

Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine | Bax Tintagel | Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue | Shostakovich Symphony No.5 in D Minor

If it’s inspiration you’re after, look no further than the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain. Featuring astonishing talent, the young musicians in NCO’s Main Orchestra will demonstrate a fresh approach to classical music, as they deliver a smart performance full of vitality and joy! This is not to be missed.

Saturday 29 July 2017 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Toco Madera</b></h6>
Manchester Jazz Festival
Toco Madera
Manchester Jazz Festival


A lively young sextet playing original compositions inspired by music from Latin America, Afro-Caribbean folkloric music and contemporary jazz: simple infectious bass lines and flowing melodies interwoven between the unusual trumpet and vibes frontline.

Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer.

Tuesday 1 August 2017 11:30 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Treppenwitz</b></h6>
Manchester Jazz Festival
Treppenwitz
Manchester Jazz Festival


A piano trio exploring improvisation and sounds within open structures, at times peaceful and spacious, at others frenzied and angular: the sound of the band spans European avant-garde aesthetics, blues and extended spiritual ostinatos.

Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer.

Wednesday 2 August 2017 11:30 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Alexander Bone Quartet</b></h6>
Manchester Jazz Festival
Alexander Bone Quartet
Manchester Jazz Festival


BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Alex brings his funky, electronic originals, arrangements of pop and dance classics and jazz standards to mjf: combining dazzling technique and subtle use of loops and effects to make fresh, exciting and youthful music.

Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer.

Thursday 3 August 2017 11:30 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Wandering Monster</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music & Manchester Jazz Festival
Wandering Monster
A Little Bite Music & Manchester Jazz Festival


The winner of the current Jazz North Introduces scheme, which helps young bands tour across major northern jazz festivals, Wandering Monster is Sam Quintana’s outlet for his inventive, energetic compositions: intense melodies and electrifying off-kilter grooves, passionately played by these accomplished young instrumentalists from the Leeds jazz scene.

Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer.

Friday 4 August 2017 11:30 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Jonathan Scott</b></h6>
Lunchtime Organ Concerts - Lunchtime at the Opera
Jonathan Scott
Lunchtime Organ Concerts - Lunchtime at the Opera


Mozart arr. Scott Overture to The Marriage of Figaro | Handel arr. Scott Lascia ch'io pianga from Rinaldo | Wagner arr. Lemare Prelude to Act 3 from Lohengrin | Tchaikovsky arr. Scott Entr'acte and Waltz from Eugene Onegin | Verdi arr. Lemare Anvil Chorus from Il Travatore | Rimsky-Korsakov arr. Scott Overture to The Tsar's Bride | Rossini arr. Scott Largo al Factotum from The Barber of Seville | Dvorák arr. Scott Song to the Moon from Rusalka | Wagner arr. Lemare Ride of the Valkyries

Wednesday 30 August 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Rheingans Sisters</b><p>A Little Bite Music</h6></p>
The Rheingans Sisters

A Little Bite Music

The Rheingans Sisters are fiddle-singers, composers, innovators of traditional music and are described by Songlines magazine as 'a duo of considerable abilities and imaginations to match'. Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer.

Friday 1 September 2017 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Manchester Camerata with Pinchas Zukerman</b></h6>
Manchester Camerata with Pinchas Zukerman


Gábor Takács-Nagy music director | Pinchas Zukerman violin

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61 | Beethoven Symphony No.4, Op.60, B-flat major

Grammy award winning musical legend and one of the greatest violinists of his generation Pinchas Zukerman joins Gábor Takács-Nagy and Manchester Camerata in the 21st Birthday celebrations of one of Manchester’s most special venues, The Bridgewater Hall.

Friday 1 September 2017 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.

Saturday 2 September 2017 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Composer and the Mouse</b></h6>
The Composer and the Mouse

Scott Brothers Duo organ/piano

Acclaimed keyboard duo Scott Brothers Duo present an unmissable concert for all the family featuring the magnificent organ of The Bridgewater Hall.

Saturday 2 September 2017 1:00 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.

Saturday 2 September 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Peace Train: The Cat Stevens Story</b></h6>
Peace Train: The Cat Stevens Story


Featuring songs such as 'First Cut is the Deepest', 'Father & Son', 'Peace Train', 'Moonshadow' and 'Where do the Children Play’, Peace Train: The Cat Stevens Story traces the path of a man who never stopped wondering about how to make the world a better place.


Tuesday 5 September 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Portmanteau</b><p>A Little Bite Music</h6></p>
Portmanteau

A Little Bite Music

Highly danceable funk/soul/hip-hop with dynamic vocals, a tight horn section and an in-the-pocket rhythm section, Leeds-based Portmanteau will bring infectious grooves to The Bridgewater Hall in this high energy live show. Free ticketed event in the Barbirolli Room.

Friday 8 September 2017 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Travis</b></h6>
Travis


One of Britain's best loved bands, Travis, are bringing their album 'The Man Who' to the stage in full for the first time this September.

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Friday 8 September 2017 Doors 7.00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Children's Corner</b></h6>Open Doors Weekend
Children's Corner
Open Doors Weekend


An informal, fun event suitable for 5-11 year olds. The programme includes a new narrated version of Debussy's Children's Corner: 'Chouchou’s first piano lesson', as well as Breeze and Clouds by Takemitsu, A Talkative Woman and Piccadilly by Erik Satie plus items from Schumann's Scenes from Childhood.

Saturday 9 September 2017 10:30 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Bridgewater Hall Singers and other guest choirs</b></h6>Open Doors Weekend
The Bridgewater Hall Singers and other guest choirs
Open Doors Weekend


The Bridgewater Hall Singers & other guest choirs. Including highlights from the Tram Tracks project.

Saturday 9 September 2017 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Bridgewater Introducing</b></h6>Open Doors Weekend
Bridgewater Introducing
Open Doors Weekend


Music from musicians based in and around Greater Manchester who are just embarking on their professional careers.

Saturday 9 September 2017 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>4-Mality</b></h6>
Open Doors Weekend
4-Mality
Open Doors Weekend


4-MALITY is one of the world's most compelling and innovative percussion quartets. The influences in the music are so diverse that 4-MALITY concerts always appeal to a wide audience.

Saturday 9 September 2017 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Music Action International, Stone Flowers</b></h6>Open Doors Weekend
Music Action International, Stone Flowers
Open Doors Weekend


Music Action International's Stone Flowers' create a fantastic atmosphere full of solidarity and hope. Not to be missed!

Saturday 9 September 2017 4:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Pop-up Poetry, My Bridgewater Hall</b></h6>Open Doors Weekend
Pop-up Poetry, My Bridgewater Hall
Open Doors Weekend


Submit a poem of your own which is inspired in some way by The Bridgewater Hall.

Saturday 9 September 2017 5:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Andy Adams</b></h6>Open Doors Weekend
Andy Adams
Open Doors Weekend


Relax to the sound of music for solo guitar from South America played by Andy Adams. Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Café Bar.

Saturday 9 September 2017 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b> Manchester Camerata </b></h6>UpClose: Sven Helbig - Pocket Symphonies
Manchester Camerata
UpClose: Sven Helbig - Pocket Symphonies

Sven Helbig is part of a generation of composers that no longer acknowledges the traditional lines between the world of classical composing, experimental art and pop music. An award-winning producer to the titans of popular music, including Pet Shop Boys and Snoop Dogg, Helbig skilfully distils the grandiosity of classical music into his pocket symphonies.

Saturday 9 September 2017 7:00 PM HOME, Gallery




<h6><b>Tango Siempre present Tangomotion</b></h6>
Open Doors Weekend
Tango Siempre present Tangomotion
Open Doors Weekend


Tango Siempre are the UK’s leading tango ensemble, described by the Sunday Times as “…an efortless fusion of Latin Passion and jazz virtuosity”.

Saturday 9 September 2017 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Andy Adams</b></h6>Open Doors Weekend
Andy Adams
Open Doors Weekend


Relax to the sound of music for solo guitar from South America played by Andy Adams.

Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Café Bar.

Saturday 9 September 2017 8:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Be Hear Now: Kabantu</b></h6>Open Doors Weekend
Be Hear Now: Kabantu
Open Doors Weekend


Join us for a relaxed participatory concert for young people with special educational needs, their families and carers.

Sunday 10 September 2017 10:30 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Tir Eolas</b></h6>Open Doors Weekend
Tir Eolas
Open Doors Weekend


Tir Eolas are an eclectic alternative-folk group, who draw on their Celtic and English folk roots to produce foot-stomping, and time-honoured folk ballads telling stories of love, loss and longing.

Sunday 10 September 2017 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Bridgewater Introducing</b></h6>Open Doors Weekend
Bridgewater Introducing
Open Doors Weekend


Music from musicians based in and around Greater Manchester who are just embarking on their professional careers.

Sunday 10 September 2017 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Craig Ogden & Jacqui Dankworth</b></h6>
Open Doors Weekend
Craig Ogden & Jacqui Dankworth
Open Doors Weekend


Craig Ogden guitar | Jacqui Dankworth jazz singer

In a series of new virtuoso arrangements, Craig Ogden and Jacqui Dankworth take us on a sentimental journey through some of the most memorable melodies ever written.

Sunday 10 September 2017 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Playing The Bridgewater</b></h6>Open Doors Weekend
Playing The Bridgewater
Open Doors Weekend


The Hall’s Artistic Consultant, Peter Davison, hosts a panel discussion about the rewards and pitfalls of performing in the venue’s internationally acclaimed acoustics.

Sunday 10 September 2017 4.15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Tom Doughty</b></h6>Open Doors Weekend
Tom Doughty
Open Doors Weekend


Tom Doughty has been described by some of the biggest names in the industry as one of the world's finest acoustic lap guitarists. His music crosses boundaries, his sound unique.

Sunday 10 September 2017 5.00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Carnelian Saxophone Quartet</b></h6>Open Doors Weekend
Carnelian Saxophone Quartet
Open Doors Weekend


Join us for a drink in the Stalls Café Bar and hear the sounds of the Carnelian Saxophone Quartet.

Sunday 10 September 2017 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Four Pianists, Four Pianos</b></h6>
Open Doors Weekend
Four Pianists, Four Pianos
Open Doors Weekend


Featuring pianists Noriko Ogawa, Murray McLachlin, Martin Roscoe, Graham Scott.

Sunday 10 September 2017 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Arundo Clarinet Quartet</b></h6>Open Doors Weekend
Arundo Clarinet Quartet
Open Doors Weekend


Join us in the stalls after the concert to meet the artists and enjoy music by the Arundo Clarinet Quartet.

Sunday 10 September 2017 8:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Jasdeep Singh Degun</b><p>A Little Bite Music</h6></p>
Jasdeep Singh Degun

A Little Bite Music


Jasdeep Singh Degun sitar | Kousic Sen tabla

Rising star of the classical Indian music scene, Jasdeep Singh Degun, takes to the stage alongside Tabla maestro, Kousic Sen, in a concert which will delight audiences with a traditional Hindustani Afternoon Raga. Brought to you in collaboration with Milapfest. Free, ticketed event in The Barbirolli Room. Advance booking highly recommended.

Monday 11 September 2017 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Pablo González conductor | Barry Douglas piano

Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: May Night (8’) | Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 (32') | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6, 'Pathétique' (44')

Pablo González, making his third visit to the Hallé, opens this enticing all-Russian programme with Rimsky-Korsakov’s resplendent, richly melodic May Night Overture.

Thursday 14 September 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Head for the Hills Festival 2017 Weekend Tickets</b></h6>
Ramsbottom Cricket Club
Head for the Hills Festival 2017 Weekend Tickets
Ramsbottom Cricket Club


The Bridgewater Hall is delighted to be working in partnership with The Met, Bury to deliver the seventh annual Head For the Hills Festival (Formerly Ramsbottom Festival) taking place at Ramsbottom Cricket Club Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September 2017 with headliners Maximo Park, Beth Orton and The Strranglers topping the bill. Head for the Hills promises a chilled, laid back atmosphere and has become just as famous for its real ales and family entertainment as it has for its eclectic mix of indie, rock and folk music.

Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September 2017 Ramsbottom Cricket Club


<h6><b>Head For The Hills 2017 Day Tickets</b></h6>
Ramsbottom Cricket Club
Head For The Hills 2017 Day Tickets
Ramsbottom Cricket Club


The Bridgewater Hall is delighted to be working in partnership with The Met, Bury to deliver the seventh annual Head For the Hills Festival (Formerly Ramsbottom Festival) taking place at Ramsbottom Cricket Club Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September 2017 with headliners Maximo Park, Beth Orton and The Stranglers topping the bill. Head for the Hills promises a chilled, laid back atmosphere and has become just as famous for its real ales and family entertainment as it has for its eclectic mix of indie, rock and folk music.

Friday 15 September 2015 5:00 PM Ramsbottom Cricket Club
Saturday 16 September 2015 12:00 PM Ramsbottom Cricket Club
Sunday 17 September 2015 12:00 PM Ramsbottom Cricket Club


<h6><b>Neil Sedaka</b></h6>plus support Jack Lukeman
Neil Sedaka
plus support Jack Lukeman


Neil Sedaka’s impressive sixty year career ranges from being one of the first teen pop sensations of the 50’s, a successful songwriter for himself and other artists in the 60’s, a superstar in the 70’s, remaining a constant force in writing and performing presently.


Friday 15 September 2017 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.

Saturday 16 September 2017 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Tallis Scholars</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
The Tallis Scholars

International Concert Series

Peter Phillips conductor

Byrd Laudibus in sanctis; Ad dominum cum tribularer; Sing joyfully | Robin Walker There’s a Cat on the Grave of Matthew Bell (first performance) | Allegri Miserere | Frederick Viner* Prayer from Afar | Dominic Wills* | Salve Regina | Eric Whitacre Sainte-Chapelle | Tavener Song for Athene | White Exaudiat te

Evergreen choral ensemble, The Tallis Scholars, perform choral works old and new to celebrate the winners* of the National Centre for Early Music/BBC Young Composers Award.

Saturday 16 September 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Pablo González conductor | Barry Douglas piano

Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: May Night (8’) | Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 (32') | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6, 'Pathétique' (44')

Pablo González, making his third visit to the Hallé, opens this enticing all-Russian programme with Rimsky-Korsakov’s resplendent, richly melodic May Night Overture.

Sunday 17 September 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Pablo González conductor | Barry Douglas piano

Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: May Night (8’) | Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 (32') | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6, 'Pathétique' (44')

Pablo González, making his third visit to the Hallé, opens this enticing all-Russian programme with Rimsky-Korsakov’s resplendent, richly melodic May Night Overture.

Wednesday 20 September 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>La La Land in Concert</b></h6>
La La Land in Concert


It is being described as the film of its generation, capturing the hearts of everyone whilst breaking records around the world. Now La La Land will be brought to audiences like never before via a huge screen accompanied by a 60-piece orchestra. .


Thursday 21 September 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Kate Rusby</b></h6>
plus support
Kate Rusby
plus support


Of all the stars in folk music's wondrous firmament, few shine as brightly as Yorkshire's Kate Rusby. A career which spans across 25 years in music showcases her as one of the finest interpreters of traditional folk songs and one of our most emotive original songwriters.


Friday 22 September 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Classical Extravaganza
The Hallé
Classical Extravaganza


Stephen Bell conductor | Gareth Small trumpet

Trumpets herald the start of the Hallé's Pops concerts with Copland’s Fanfare, Haydn’s famous concerto and a host of the world’s best-loved classics.

Saturday 23 September 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Mahler: Symphony No. 3
BBC Philharmonic
Mahler: Symphony No. 3


Juanjo Mena conductor | Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano | BBC National Chorus of Wales (ladies) | The Boy & Girl Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral

Mahler Symphony No. 3 (95’)

Sunday 24 September 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Emily Sun, violin<br>Sam Armstrong, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Emily Sun, violin
Sam Armstrong, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society


Emily Sun violin | Sam Armstrong piano

Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano in Eb major No.3 Op.12 | Fauré Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major No.1 Op.13

Wednesday 27 September 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Texas</b></h6>
Texas


Texas return to The Bridgewater Hall, in support of their glorious new album ‘Jump On Board’ coming out on 21 April


Thursday 28 September 2017 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Suzanne Vega</b></h6>Solitude Standing & 99.9 F° + more
Suzanne Vega
Solitude Standing & 99.9 F° + more


The legendary New York singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega has announced a 12-date UK tour later this year, returning to The Bridgewater Hall.

Saturday 30 September 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Best of James Bond</b></h6>
The Best of James Bond


Louise Dearman guest soloist | Oliver Tompsett guest soloist | Manchester Concert Orchestra

All the greatest music and song from the nation’s favourite secret service agent including From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Skyfall, Tomorrow Never Dies, Thunderball, For Your Eyes Only, You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me & Diamonds are Forever

Sunday 1 October 2017 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.

Tuesday 3 October 2017 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Jonathan Scott</b></h6>
Lunchtime Organ Concerts - Fantastic Feet
Jonathan Scott
Lunchtime Organ Concerts - Fantastic Feet


Strauss I arr. Scott Radetzky March Op.228 | Bach Toccata in F BWV 540 | Praetorius Dances from Terpsichore | Bach arr. Scott Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 BWV 1007 | Guilmant Introduction and Allegro from Sonata No.1 Op.42 | Tchaikovsky arr. Scott Waltz from Swan Lake Op.20 | Yon Concert Study 2 | Ponchielli arr. Scott Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda | Chopin arr. Scott 'Revolutionary' Étude op.10 No.12

Tuesday 3 October 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>An Evening with Aggers & Bumble</b></h6>
An Evening with Aggers & Bumble


From the last home Ashes series in 2013, Evenings with Aggers have been delighting audiences all over the country. Now, following in the footsteps of Geoffrey Boycott, Sunil Gavaskar and Graeme Swann, Aggers teams up with cricket’s number 1 maverick national treasure, David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd for this special show.


Tuesday 3 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Louko Piano Trio</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Louko Piano Trio
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society


Victor Lim piano | Erkki Louko violin | Waynne Kwon cello

Haydn Piano Trio in G major Hob. XV:25 'Gypsy' | Suk Elegie Op.23 | Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor

Thursday 5 October 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Alexander Gavrylyuk piano

Debussy Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune (10') | Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (25') | Stravinsky The Firebird: complete (48')

Sir Mark and the Hallé open the Thursday series with Stravinsky's runaway success written for Diaghilev's second season of 'Ballets Russes' in Paris, The Firebird: complete.

Thursday 5 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


John Storgårds conductor/violin | John Bradbury clarinet | Peter Dixon cello | Martin Roscoe piano | Soile Isokoski soprano | Stephen Richardson bass-baritone

Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time (48’) | Shostakovich Symphony No. 14 (57’)

Friday 6 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>The Best of British Cinema
The Hallé
The Best of British Cinema


Stephen Bell conductor

Hallé Pops conductor Stephen Bell whisks us through a festival of British film favourites with scores packed full of drama, excitement and comedy.

Saturday 7 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>An Evening with Shaun Ryder</b></h6>
talking Madchester, UFOs and Bellyaches
An Evening with Shaun Ryder
talking Madchester, UFOs and Bellyaches


Shaun Ryder discusses Madchester, UFO’s and Bellyaches with John Robb in an evening not to be missed.

Sunday 8 October 2017 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Organ Tour</b></h6>
Organ Tour


Enjoy a short tour of the building and find out more about the Hall's famous Marcussen organ. Climb behind the organ to see its 5,500 pipes, normally hidden from public view.

Please note that the organ is not a space designed for public access. The tour involves climbing a wooden ladder and is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties, or for children under 12.

Monday 9 October 2017 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Basel Symphony Orchestra</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Basel Symphony Orchestra

International Concert Series

Ivor Bolton conductor | Sol Gabetta cello

Busoni Comedy Overture (7’) | Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor (20’) | Beethoven Symphony No.7 in A (38’)

A fine Swiss orchestra is joined by a Blackburn-born conductor and a young Argentinian cellist who is already among the top rank of solo performers.

Monday 9 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b> Manchester Camerata </b></h6>UpClose: Aziz Ibrahim - From Lahore to Longsight
Manchester Camerata
UpClose: Aziz Ibrahim - From Lahore to Longsight


Aziz Ibrahim Composer & Artist | Tim Crooks Arranger & Composer

Aziz is a master collaborator, working with such artists as The Stone Roses, Paul Weller and The Smiths' Mike Joyce — there is a reason why is he so highly prised amongst his peers. This night offers a radical orchestral interpretation of the 2012 album From Lahore to Longsight that charts the journey of Aziz's father from Pakistan to Manchester as well as original compositions.

Wednesday 11 October 2017 7:30 PM HOME, Theatre 1




<h6><b>Jamie Bergin, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Jamie Bergin, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society


Mozart Sonata in A minor K.310 | Granados 'Quejas o la Maja y el Ruiseñor' from Goyescas Op.11 | Ravel Gaspard de la nuit

Thursday 12 October 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sergio Castelló López clarinet

Ravel Rapsodie espagnole (16’) | Debussy Rhapsody for clarinet and orchestra (8') | Ravel Boléro (16') | Mussorgsky orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition (33')

These delectable concerts add French dressing to Spanish, American and Russian ingredients.

Thursday 12 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Rip It Up</b></h6>
Starring Natalie Lowe, Louis Smith and Jay McGuiness
Rip It Up
Starring Natalie Lowe, Louis Smith and Jay McGuiness


Two Strictly Champions together with one Strictly professional, live on stage with BBC Radio Two’s Leo Green with musicians, dancers and singers.

Friday 13 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


John Pryce-Jones conductor | Nicky Spence tenor | James Cleverton baritone | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Uplifting classics crowned with a jubilant proms finale.

Saturday 14 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sergio Castelló López clarinet

Ravel Rapsodie espagnole (16’) | Debussy Rhapsody for clarinet and orchestra (8') | Ravel Boléro (16') | Mussorgsky orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition (33')

These delectable concerts add French dressing to Spanish, American and Russian ingredients.

Wednesday 18 October 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Marc Almond - Shadows and Reflections Tour</b></h6>
Marc Almond - Shadows and Reflections Tour


One of Britain’s most gifted, and unique vocal talents, Marc Almond, will take to the stage in a very special concert featuring songs and hits from his 36 year career to beautiful new orchestral arrangements of hits, iconic torch songs and 60s orchestral pop for which he has become loved, from his new album Shadows and Reflections.

Thursday 19 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Chetham's Symphony Orchestra</b></h6>
Chetham's Symphony Orchestra

Stephen Threlfall conductor | Oliver Burrow clarinet


Tchaikovsky Festival Overture: The Year 1812 (15’) | Copland Concerto for Clarinet (18’) | Shostakovich Symphony No. 12: The Year 1917 (39’)

Friday 20 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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


Nicholas Collon conductor | James Ehnes violin

Stravinsky Apollo (30’) | Sibelius Six Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra (21’) | Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments (10’) | Beethoven Symphony No. 5 (30’)

Saturday 21 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sergio Castelló López clarinet

Ravel Rapsodie espagnole (16’) | Debussy Rhapsody for clarinet and orchestra (8') | Ravel Boléro (16') | Mussorgsky orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition (33')

These delectable concerts add French dressing to Spanish, American and Russian ingredients.

Sunday 22 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Peter Moore, trombone<br>Richard Uttley, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Peter Moore, trombone
Richard Uttley, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society


Peter Moore trombone | Richard Uttley piano

Leopold Mozart Concerto for alto trombone in D | Mahler Urlicht (Das Knaben Wunderhorn) | Hidas Movement for trombone and piano | Fauré Les roses d'Ispahan | Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.19 - Andante (3rd movement) | Hindemith Sonata for trombone and piano | Pryor La Petite Suzanne (Valse Caprice)

Wednesday 25 October 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé: Beyond The Score® Shostakovich</b></h6>
The Hallé: Beyond The Score® Shostakovich


Sir Mark Elder conductor

Shostakovich Symphony No.4

Beyond the Score® dramatises the dark and shocking story of Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony, setting the violence and pathos of the music alongside political and personal events, in a multimedia performance using diaries, letters, prose and poetry, documentary films and posters of the time.

Saturday 28 October 2017 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines In Concert</b></h6>
The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines In Concert


Lieutenant Colonel Jon Ridley conductor | Captain Andy Gregory conductor |The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines

Enjoy a concert of uplifting music from one of the UK’s most celebrated military bands.

Sunday 29 October 2017 5:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Squeeze</b></h6>
Squeeze


South-London legends Squeeze have announced an extensive run of UK dates in 2017 and return to the Bridgewater Hall. This follows the success of their North American tour in 2016 and the incredible reception to their latest album Cradle To The Grave. The band are currently working on a new album for 2017.


Monday 30 October 2017 Doors 7:00PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Celtic Woman</b></h6>Voices of Angels tour
Celtic Woman
Voices of Angels tour


Celtic Woman return to The Bridgewater Hall, accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skill and high energy bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition.


Tuesday 31 October 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b> Manchester Camerata </b></h6>UpClose: Hugo Ticciati - Spiritualism and Minimalism
Manchester Camerata
UpClose: Hugo Ticciati - Spiritualism and Minimalism


Hugo Ticciati violin/director

Hugo Ticciati, a violinist with a cerebral approach to music, encompassing aspects of literature, philosophy and meditation – he is also an explorer of the connection between movement and music in his concerts.

Tuesday 31 October 2017 7:30 PM Manchester Cathedral




<h6><b>Sixties Gold</b></h6>
Sixties Gold


Following last years’ successful tour, Sixties Gold returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 UK Top 30 hits.


Wednesday 1 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>ABC</b></h6>The XYZ Tour 2017<br>Plus Special Guests Kid Creole & The Coconuts
ABC
The XYZ Tour 2017
Plus Special Guests Kid Creole & The Coconuts


Following an incredible 12 months including a critically acclaimed new album and nationwide sell out shows, ABC have announced a brand new UK tour performing all their greatest hits. This new full band show will also see them being joined by none-other than Kid Creole and The Coconuts.


Thursday 2 November 2017 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


Simone Young conductor | Jonathan Biss piano

Brett Dean Testament (15’) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 (32’) | Sally Beamish Piano Concerto No. 3, ‘City Stanzas’ (15’) | Elgar 'Enigma' Variations (30’)

Saturday 4 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Ryan Wigglesworth conductor/piano | Elizabeth Watts soprano

Mozart Aria for soprano, piano and orchestra: Ch’io mi scordi di te (7’) | Mozart Symphony No.34 (19') | Mahler Symphony No.4 (55')

Acclaimed soprano Elizabeth Watts joins the versatile Ryan Wigglesworth in Mozart’s aria for voice, piano and orchestra Ch’io mi scordi di te (‘Should I forget you’). The two soloists interact exquisitely in one of the greatest declarations of love in all music.

Wednesday 8 November 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Jonathan Dormand, cello<br>Bretton Brown, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Jonathan Dormand, cello
Bretton Brown, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society


Jonathan Dormand cello | Bretton Brown piano

Barber Sonata Op.6 | Fauré Sicillienne Op.78 | Barber Three Songs | Fauré Sonata No.2 in G minor Op.117 | Copland Waltz and Celebration from Billy the Kid

Thursday 9 November 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Ryan Wigglesworth conductor/piano | Elizabeth Watts soprano

Mozart Aria for soprano, piano and orchestra: Ch’io mi scordi di te (7’) | Mozart Symphony No.34 (19') | Mahler Symphony No.4 (55')

Acclaimed soprano Elizabeth Watts joins the versatile Ryan Wigglesworth in Mozart’s aria for voice, piano and orchestra Ch’io mi scordi di te (‘Should I forget you’). The two soloists interact exquisitely in one of the greatest declarations of love in all music.

Thursday 9 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Joanne Shaw Taylor</b></h6>
Joanne Shaw Taylor


Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star of the blues rock world. The girl with the big voice from the Black Country has toured extensively around the world, released critically acclaimed albums and gained a global fan base as well as having the honour of playing alongside some of her musical idols.


Friday 10 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Space Spectacular</b></h6>
Space Spectacular


Pete Harrison conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra

A sensational concert of your favourite music from deep space and beyond in a galaxy of sight and sound.

Saturday 11 November 2017 7.30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Ryan Wigglesworth conductor/piano | Elizabeth Watts soprano

Mozart Aria for soprano, piano and orchestra: Ch’io mi scordi di te (7’) | Mozart Symphony No.34 (19') | Mahler Symphony No.4 (55')

Acclaimed soprano Elizabeth Watts joins the versatile Ryan Wigglesworth in Mozart’s aria for voice, piano and orchestra Ch’io mi scordi di te (‘Should I forget you’). The two soloists interact exquisitely in one of the greatest declarations of love in all music.

Sunday 12 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Sir András Schiff</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
Sir András Schiff

International Concert Series

Sir András Schiff piano

J.S. Bach Italian Concerto BWV 971 (12’) | French Overture BWV 831 (32’) | Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (70’)

One of the more remarkable and intense concert experiences of current times is to witness Sir András Schiff play Bach’s mightiest keyboard work, the Goldberg Variations in a rare and special performance.

Monday 13 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Goldie</b></h6>Plus Special Guests
Goldie
Plus Special Guests


Goldie has announced The Journey Man Tour which will see him bring together members of the Heritage Orchestra as well as special guests, to perform tracks live from his iconic repertoire as well as material from his highly-anticipated, forthcoming album 'The Journey Man'.


Tuesday 14 November 2017 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Duo Fantasia</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Duo Fantasia
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society


Rusne Mikiskaite saxophone | Imma Setiadi piano

Villa-Lobos Fantasia for soprano saxophone and piano | Ravel Pièce en forme de Habañera | J. Francaix Exotic Dances | D. Salleras Mi Bailaora for soprano saxophone solo | D. Milhaud Scaramouche | Piazzolla Chin Chin arr, Mikiskaite

Wednesday 15 November 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | Hallé Choir

Wagner Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg (26') | R. Strauss Don Juan (19') | Verdi Four Sacred Pieces (41')

The conflict between spiritual and sensual love has been a recurring theme in art throughout the ages and is central to Wagner’s Tannhäuser.

Thursday 16 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra</b>
<p>International Concert Series</h6>
The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra

International Concert Series

Harry Christophers conductor

J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G (11’) | Singet dem Herrn – motet (13’) | Gloria in excelsis Deo (Cantata BWV 191) (15’) | Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 156 (3’) | Jesus bleibet meine Freude – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring (4’) | Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 75 (3’) | Magnificat in D (28’)

Longstanding Associate Artists, The Sixteen, present a concert devoted to Bach’s work which concludes with his uplifting setting of the Magnificat.

Friday 17 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>Never Mind the Weather
The Hallé
Never Mind the Weather


Stephen Bell conductor | Hazel Fernandes and Lance Ellington vocalists

It may be a British obsession but composers from all over the world have been inspired by sunshine and storms and everything inbetween. Tonight two world-class vocalists and one world-class orchestra forecast a performance that includes a selection of the very best.

Saturday 18 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<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 excerpts from his most popular works including, Symphonic Adiemus, Cantata Memoria and Palladio.

Sunday 19 November 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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

Tuedsay 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 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Alison Moyet</b></h6>
Alison Moyet


Pop legend and relentless explorer Alison Moyet returns to the Bridgewater Hall to promote her new album ‘Other’, released by Cooking Vinyl on 16th June.


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>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>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 7:30 PM 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





CLIC Sargent Hospital Choirs A


CLIC Sargent Hospital Choirs B

<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></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
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>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


Alisdair Molloy 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

Programme includes: John Rutter Popular carols and Christmas music | Nigel Hess Christmas Overture | Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride | Traditional carols: O Come All Ye Faithful, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Silent Night & Joy to the World

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

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 special guests | 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

Friday 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, Anderson’s A Christmas Festival 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


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, Anderson’s A Christmas Festival 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, Anderson’s A Christmas Festival and the Hallé Children’s Choir performing Merry Christmas To Me.

Sunday 17 December 2017 7:30PM The Bridgewater Hall




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


Rod 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

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 | 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

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


Fiona Cross clarinet | Nigel Clayton piano

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>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

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>A4 Brass</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
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>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></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Kana Ohashi, violin
Alexander Panfilov, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society


Kana Ohashi violin | Alexander Panfilov piano

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

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>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></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
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>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>Castalian Quartet</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
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>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>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></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
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>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 as they celebrate 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>
Paul Carrack In Concert


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


Caroline Pether violin | Hannah Roberts cello

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>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>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.

Monday 2 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>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></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
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>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 2:30 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 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>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>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>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