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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  |  Manchester Mid-day Concerts |  Ravel & Rachmaninov  |  Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend  |  Organ Concerts  |  Family Events  |  Raymond Gubbay  |  Guided Tours


<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook
The Hallé
The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook
Stephen Bell conductor | Clare Teal vocalist


The programme includes 'Too Darn Hot'; 'Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye'; 'Change Partners'; '’SWonderful'; 'Manhattan'; 'Embraceable You'; 'That Old Black Magic'; 'But Not For Me'; 'I Won’t Dance'; 'Cheek to Cheek'; 'Someone to Watch Over Me'; 'Lady Be Good' and many more.

Saturday 01 November 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>St. Petersburg Philharmonic</b></h6>
International Concert Series
St. Petersburg Philharmonic
International Concert Series
Yuri Temirkanov conductor | Leticia Moreno violin


Liadov Kikimora | Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D | Shostakovich Symphony No.10

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic has visited Manchester many times, which should not be surprising for, not only is Manchester twinned with St. Petersburg, but the orchestra is one of the finest in the world.

Tuesday 04 November 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Rachel Nicholls soprano | Hallé Choir


Butterworth A Shropshire Lad | Elgar The Spirit of England | Bax In Memoriam | Sibelius Symphony No.5

Thursday 06 November 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Belshazzar's Feast
BBC Philharmonic
Belshazzar's Feast
John Storgards conductor | Alina Pogostkina violin | David Soar baritone | CBSO Chorus


Elgar Overture, Cockaigne (In London Town) | Nielsen Violin Concerto | Walton Belshazzar's Feast

Saturday 08 November 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor


Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire | Bizet Carmen: selection | Shostakovich Symphony No.5

Wednesday 12 November 2014 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor


Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire | Bizet Carmen: selection | Shostakovich Symphony No.5

Thursday 13 November 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Sixteen</b></h6>
International Concert Series
The Sixteen
International Concert Series
Harry Christophers conductor | The Sixteen | Genesis Sixteen* | Simon Johnson organ


Frank Martin Cantate pour le 1er Août | J.S. Bach Motet, Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227| Martin Agnus Dei from Mass for Double Choir* | Martin Three Chansons: Ode (1931); Petite Eglise (1944); Sonnet (1931) | Fauré Requiem*

Associate Artists, The Sixteen, present a concert of choral favourites alongside some musical rarities – all accompanied by the Hall’s magnificent Marcussen organ.

Friday 14 November 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Chopin and Elgar
BBC Philharmonic
Chopin and Elgar
Juanjo Mena conductor | Garrick Ohlsson piano


Lutoslawski Symphonic Variations | Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 | Elgar Symphony No. 2

Saturday 15 November 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor


Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire | Bizet Carmen: selection | Shostakovich Symphony No.5

Sunday 16 November 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Cristian Macelaru conductor | Francesco Piemontesi piano


Dvorák Overture: Carnival | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2 | Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

Thursday 20 November 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Nielsen and Tchaikovsky
BBC Philharmonic
Nielsen and Tchaikovsky
John Storgårds conductor | Katherine Bryan flute


Tchaikovsky Fantasy-Overture, Hamlet | Nielsen Flute Concerto | Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Friday 21 November 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Classical Greats
The Hallé
Classical Greats
Wyn Davies conductor | Esther Yoo violin


Rossini Overture: The Barber of Seville | Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 | Grieg Four Norwegian Dances | Sibelius Lemminkäinen’s Return and The Swan of Tuonela | Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso | Wagner Die Meistersinger: Prelude from Act I

Saturday 22 November 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Gabriela Montero, piano</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Gabriela Montero, piano
International Concert Series
Brahms Intermezzi Op.117 | Schumann Fantasy in C, Op.17 | Schubert Impromptus, Op.90 | Montero Improvisations


Born in Caracas Venezuela, Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations have won her a devoted following around the world. In this recital, she explores Romantic repertoire.

Tuesday 25 November 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Berlioz, Brahms, Stravinsky and Ravel
BBC Philharmonic
Berlioz, Brahms, Stravinsky and Ravel
Nicholas Collon conductor | James Ehnes violin


Berlioz Beatrice and Benedict, Overture | Brahms Violin Concerto | Stravinsky Symphony in three movements | Ravel La Valse

Saturday 29 November 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Bach and Bruckner
BBC Philharmonic
Bach and Bruckner
Juanjo Mena conductor | Manchester Chamber Choir


Bach Cantata No 191: Gloria in excelsis Deo (for Christmas Day) | Bruckner Symphony No 4

Friday 05 December 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Christian Curnyn conductor | Mhairi Lawson soprano | Madeleine Shaw mezzo soprano | Benjamin Hulett tenor | Derek Welton baritone | Hallé Choir


Handel Messiah

Saturday 06 December 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Andrew Gourlay conductor


Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: complete concert performance

Wednesday 10 December 2014 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Andrew Gourlay conductor


Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: complete concert performance

Thursday 11 December 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata: The Trumpet Shall Sound</b></h6>
Manchester Albert Hall
Manchester Camerata: The Trumpet Shall Sound
Manchester Albert Hall
Nicholas Kraemer director | Tine Thing Helseth trumpet


Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV 1048 | Albinoni Trumpet Concerto in B Flat, Op.7 no.3 | Corelli Christmas Concerto, Op.6 No.8 | Bach/Vivaldi Concerto in D, BWV 972 | Traditional In the Bleak Mid-Winter; Angels from the Realms of Glory; In Dulci Jubilo

Please note this event will take place in the Albert Hall (Peter Street, Manchester).

Sunday 14 December 2014 3:00 PM Albert Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Andrew Gourlay conductor


Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: complete concert performance

Sunday 14 December 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé’s Christmas Sing-along</b>
The Hallé’s Christmas Sing-along
Nick Davies conductor | Elin Manahan Thomas soprano


The programme includes 'Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow'; 'It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year'; 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'; 'Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire'; 'White Christmas'; 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' and many more.

Friday 19 December 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Carol Concert
The Hallé
Carol Concert
Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choirs | Hallé Children’s Choir

Saturday 20 December 2014 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Carol Concert
The Hallé
Carol Concert
Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choirs | Hallé Children’s Choir

Sunday 21 December 2014 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Carol Concert
The Hallé
Carol Concert
Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choirs | Hallé Children’s Choir

Sunday 21 December 2014 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 | Anna-Jane Casey and Lance Ellington vocalists


The programme includes music from 'Thunderball'; 'From Russian with Love'; 'Skyfall'; 'Diamonds are Forever'; 'Moonraker'; 'Goldfinger' and many more …

Monday 29 December 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Hallé Disco
The Hallé
Hallé Disco
Stephen Bell conductor | Annie Skates, Hazel Fernandes, Lance Ellington and Andrew Playfoot vocalists


The programme includes 'Disco Inferno'; 'Kool and the Gang Medley'; 'Young Hearts Run Free'; 'Sister Sledge Medley'; 'How Deep is Your Love'; 'That’s The Way I Like It'; 'Earth Wind & Fire Medley'; 'More More More'; 'Don’t Take Away the Music'; 'Bee Gees Medley'; 'Boogie Nights'; 'Boney M Medley'; 'Three Times a Lady'; 'Donna Summer Medley'; 'Blame it on the Boogie' and 'I Will Survive'.

Tuesday 30 December 2014 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
New Year’s Day Viennese Gala
Manchester Camerata
New Year’s Day Viennese Gala
Alexandre Bloch conductor | Ailish Tynan soprano


J. Strauss II Die Fledermaus, Overture; Blue Danube Waltz; Mein Herr Marquis (Die Fledermaus); Pizzicato Polka | Stolz Du sollst der Kaiser (Der Favorit) | Sibelius Valse Triste | Anderson Waltzing Cat; Plink, Plank, Plunk | Heuberger Im chambre separée (Der Opernball) | J. Strauss I Radetzky March | Dvorák Slavonic Dance No.8 Op.48; Slavonic Dance No.2 Op.72 | Lehár On my lips every kiss is like wine (Giuditta) | Suppé Light Cavalry Overture

Thursday 1 January 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
A Viennese Celebration
The Hallé
A Viennese Celebration
Stephen Bell conductor | Rebecca Bottone soprano


J. Strauss II Roses from the South: Waltz | Lanner New Year Galop | J. Strauss II Emperor Waltz; Trisch Trasch Polka; Die Fledermaus: Overture and Laughing Song; Pizzicato Polka; On the Beautiful Blue Danube: Waltz

Saturday 3 January 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Henning Kraggerud violin


Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis | Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.2 | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6, ‘Pathétique’

Thursday 15 January 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6></b>Tommy Emmanuel In Concert with special guest Craig Ogden</b></h6>
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
Tommy Emmanuel In Concert with special guest Craig Ogden
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
Known for his complex finger-style technique, energetic performances and the use of percussive effects, Tommy is one of Australia’s most respected musicians, and guitar players of all levels come to his shows to watch him work his magic. His live shows are known for their humour, performance, passion and infectious joy.

Friday 16 January 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Katona Twins guitar duo</b></h6>
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
The Katona Twins guitar duo
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
Acclaimed guitarists, Peter and Zoltán Katona, effortlessly transfer from strictly classical to more popular musical genres. In this lively lunchtime recital, they perform works by Handel, De Falla and Albéniz, as well as original compositions.

Saturday 17 January 2015 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
BBC Philharmonic
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
Juanjo Mena conductor | Craig Ogden guitar


Gerhard Dances from Don Quixote | Takemitsu To the Edge of Dream for guitar and orchestra | Debussy Ibéria | Rodrigo Fantasía para un Gentilhombre for guitar and orchestra | Ravel Rapsodie espagnole | Falla Interlude and Dance (from ‘La Vida breve’)

Saturday 17 January 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Beethoven’s Egmont
BBC Philharmonic
Beethoven’s Egmont
Juanjo Mena conductor | Javier Perianes piano | Eleanor Dennis soprano | Malcolm Raeburn narrator


Beethoven Egmont Complete | Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A (K 488) | Haydn Symphony No. 44 in E minor, ‘Trauer’

Friday 23 January 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Stanislaw Skrowaczewskiconductor | Nicholas Trygstad cello


Weber Overture: Der Freischütz | Schumann Cello Concerto | Brahms Symphony No.4

Wednesday 28 January 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Stanislaw Skrowaczewskiconductor | Nicholas Trygstad cello


Weber Overture: Der Freischütz | Schumann Cello Concerto | Brahms Symphony No.4

Thursday 29 January 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata: Stravinsky, Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky</b></h6>
Manchester Cathedral
Manchester Camerata: Stravinsky, Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky
Manchester Cathedral
Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor | Adi Brett violin


Stravinsky Concerto in D for Strings, ‘Basel Concerto’ | Haydn Violin Concerto in C Major, Hob. Vlla: 1 | Mozart Divertimento in F, K.138 | Tchaikovsky Serenade in C Major, Op.48

Please note this event will take place at Manchester Cathedral.

Friday 30 January 2015 7:30 PM Manchester Cathedral



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony
BBC Philharmonic
Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony
Gianandrea Noseda conductor | Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano | Jonathan Scott Organ


Beethoven Symphony No. 8 | Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 | Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3, ‘Organ’

Saturday 31 January 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Stanislaw Skrowaczewskiconductor | Nicholas Trygstad cello


Weber Overture: Der Freischütz | Schumann Cello Concerto | Brahms Symphony No.4

Sunday 1 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
España
The Hallé
España
Jamie Phillips conductor | Xuefei Yang guitar


Chabrier Rhapsody: España | Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez | Falla The Three Cornered Hat: Three Dances from Suite No.2 | Bizet Carmen: selection | Ravel Bolero

Thursday 5 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Schoenberg and Beethoven
BBC Philharmonic
Schoenberg and Beethoven
Juanjo Mena conductor | Hannes Minnaar conductor


Schoenberg Pelleas and Melisande | Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Emperor’

Saturday 07 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Sixteen: Poetry in Music</b></h6>
International Concert Series
The Sixteen: Poetry in Music
International Concert Series
Harry Christophers conductor


Harris Faire Is The Heaven | Weelkes When David Heard | Rubbra There Is A Spirit | James MacMillan The Gallant Weaver | Harris Bring Us, O Lord God | Ramsey When David heard | Howells Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing | Britten Hymn To Saint Cecilia | Tomkins When David Heard | Rubbra Eternitie | Pearsall Lay A Garland | Tippett Dance, Clarion Air | East When David Heard | Gurney Since I Believe In God The Father Almighty

The relationship between poetry and music has long been debated. Does music add substance to words or is music inspired by them?

Sunday 08 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata: Bizet, Shostakovich, Mozart</b></h6>
RNCM Concert Hall
Manchester Camerata: Bizet, Shostakovich, Mozart
RNCM Concert Hall
Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor | Hannah Roberts cello


Bizet Symphony in C | Shostakovich Cello Concerto no.1, Op 107 | Mozart Symphony no.40, K.550

Please note this event will take place at RNCM Concert Hall. Tickets are available to book via The Bridgewater Hall but will need to be collected from the RNCM on the evening of the concert.

Wednesday 11 February 2015 7:30 PM RNCM Concert Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Nikolaj Znaider conductor | Jian Wang cello | Katherine Watson soprano | Gary Griffiths baritone


Grieg Peer Gynt: selection | Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 | Nielsen Symphony No.3, ‘Sinfonia espansiva’

Thursday 12 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Valentine’s Day Concert
The Hallé
Valentine’s Day Concert
Stephen Bell conductor | Anna-Jane Casey and Graham Bickley vocalists


The programme includes 'If I Loved You'; 'The Power Of Love'; 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'; 'My Heart Will Go On'; 'Endless Love'; 'The Rose'; 'Love Me Tender'; 'The Power Of Love'; 'When A Man Loves A Woman'; 'Can’t Help Falling In Love With You'; 'The Way You Look Tonight' and 'When I Fall In Love'.

Saturday 14 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | soloists tbc | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir


Brahms Tragic Overture | Beethoven Symphony No.4 | Haydn Nelson Mass

Thursday 19 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
The Lark Ascending
BBC Philharmonic
The Lark Ascending
John Storgårds conductor | Guy Braunstein violin


Grieg Lyric Suite | Delius Violin Concerto | Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending; Symphony No. 6

Saturday 21 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Thomas Zehetmair conductor/violin | Ruth Killius viola


Mendelssohn Overture: The Fair Melusine | Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola K.364 | Beethoven Symphony No.5

Sunday 22 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra</b></h6>
International Concert Series
St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
International Concert Series
Alexander Dmitriev conductor | Alexander Sitkovetsky violin | Freddy Kempf piano | Natalie Clein cello


Sibelius Karelia Suite | Beethoven Triple Concerto | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 in E minor

A chance to hear St. Petersburg’s other great symphony orchestra, formed in 1931 as the Leningrad Radio Orchestra.

Monday 23 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Thomas Zehetmair conductor/violin | Ruth Killius viola


Mendelssohn Overture: The Fair Melusine | Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola K.364 | Beethoven Symphony No.5

Wednesday 25 February 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Thomas Zehetmair conductor/violin | Ruth Killius viola


Mendelssohn Overture: The Fair Melusine | Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola K.364 | Beethoven Symphony No.5

Thursday 26 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra</b>
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko conductor | Nikolai Lugansky piano


Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: The Tsar’s Bride | Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.2; Symphony No.4

The Hallé gives a warm welcome to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and its charismatic Russian Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko.

Thursday 5 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Elgar, Dvorák and Tchaikovsky
BBC Philharmonic
Elgar, Dvorák and Tchaikovsky
Juanjo Mena conductor | Johannes Moser cello


Elgar Serenade for strings | Dvorák Cello Concerto | Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathétique’

Saturday 07 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Alisa Weilerstein cello


Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.2 | Mahler Symphony No.5

Thursday 19 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Vaughan Williams’s Job
BBC Philharmonic
Vaughan Williams’s Job
Vassily Sinaisky conductor | Leonard Elschenbroich cello


Lyadov Eight Russian Folk Songs | Prokofiev Sinfonia concertante for cello and orchestra | Vaughan Williams Job

Friday 20 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Movie Classics
The Hallé
Movie Classics
Stephen Bell conductor | Sarah Fox soprano | Petroc Trelawny presenter


R. Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra (2001 - A Space Odyssey) | Dvorák Rusalka: Song to the Moon (Driving Miss Daisy) | Sibelius Finlandia (Die Hard 2) | Mahler Symphony No.5: Adagietto (Death In Venice) | Puccini O mio babbino caro (A Room With A View) | Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony: Finale (Babe) | Wagner Ride Of The Valkyries (Apocalypse Now) | J. Strauss II On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz (2001 - A Space Odyssey) | Albinoni Adagio (Gallipoli) | Shostakovich Jazz Suite No.2: Waltz (Eyes Wide Shut) | Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)

Saturday 21 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Sarah Connolly, mezzo soprano</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Sarah Connolly, mezzo soprano
International Concert Series
Eugene Asti piano


Mahler Rückertlieder | Schumann Frauenliebe und -leben | Roussel Le bachelier de Salamanque; Le jardin mouillé | Britten Corpus Christie Carol, O Waly Waly | Gurney Desire in Spring; Most Holy Night; In Flanders; All night under the moon | R.R. Bennett A history of the Thé Dansant

A recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2012 Singer Award, Sarah Connolly is one of the most renowned mezzo sopranos of her generation.

Tuesday 24 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Denis Kozhukhin piano


Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: suite | Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 | Sibelius Symphony No.1

Wednesday 25 March 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Denis Kozhukhin piano


Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: suite | Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 | Sibelius Symphony No.1

Thursday 26 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Denis Kozhukhin piano


Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: suite | Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 | Sibelius Symphony No.1

Sunday 29 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Ravel & Rachmaninov: Peter Donohoe, piano</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Ravel & Rachmaninov: Peter Donohoe, piano
International Concert Series
Scriabin Sonata No. 7 'White Mass' | Ravel Miroirs | Rachmaninov 13 Preludes Op. 32

Tuesday 31 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Royal Philharmonic Orchestra</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
International Concert Series
Christoph Koenig conductor | Pinchas Zukerman violin


Beethoven Coriolan Overture; Symphony No.6 in F 'Pastoral' | Elgar Violin Concerto

The Israeli violinist and conductor, Pinchas Zukerman, has been gracing the concert halls of the world for over 50 years. Since 2009, he has been Principal Guest Conductor of the London-based Royal Philharmonic Orchestra but, on this occasion, he returns to Manchester as a soloist.

Friday 10 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Singin’ in the Rain
The Hallé
Singin’ in the Rain
Larry Blank conductor | Matthew Ford and Louise Dearman vocalists


The programme includes 'Get Happy'; '’SWonderful'; 'New York, New York'; 'American In Paris (Overture)'; 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'; 'Embraceable You'; 'It Had To Be You'; 'Before The Parade Passes By'; 'Good Morning'; 'You Are My Lucky Star' and 'Singin’ In The Rain'.

Saturday 11 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Ladies of the Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Manchester Grammar School Choir


Brahms Academic Festival Overture | Tarik O’Regan A Celestial Map of the Sky: 1515 | Holst The Planets

Thursday 16 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
HK Gruber Presents…
BBC Philharmonic
HK Gruber Presents…
HK Gruber conductor | Matthew Barley cello


David Matthews Symphony No. 8 (World Premiere, BBC Radio 3 Commission) | HK Gruber Cello Concerto | Weill Symphony No. 1 | Kurt Schwertsik Baumgesange

Friday 17 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata: Barber, Britten, Beethoven, Chopin</b></h6>
Manchester Cathedral
Manchester Camerata: Barber, Britten, Beethoven, Chopin
Manchester Cathedral
Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor | Dejan Lazic piano


Britten Young Apollo, Op.16 | Barber Adagio for Strings, Op.11 | Beethoven/Mahler String Quartet in F Minor, Op.95, ‘Serioso’ | Chopin Piano Concerto No.2, Op.21

Please note this event will take place at Manchester Cathedral.

Saturday 18 April 2015 7:30 PM Manchester Cathedral



<h6><b>Noriko Ogawa, piano</b></h6>
Ravel & Rachmaninov: International Concert Series
Noriko Ogawa, piano
Ravel & Rachmaninov: International Concert Series
Ravel Pavane pour une enfante defunte; Le tombeau de Couperin | Rachmaninov Vocalise | Stephen Hough Prelude; Alan Mills Fugue; Peter Fribbins Forlane; James Francis Brown Rigaudon; Cecilia McDowall Menuet; Tokoyashi Yoshimatsu Toccata

Sunday 19 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Markus Stenz conductor | Simone Lamsma violin


Boccherini/Berio Ritirata notturna di Madrid | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto | Mahler Symphony No.1

Wednesday 22 April 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Peter Donohoe & Noriko Ogawa: Ravel & Rachmaninov</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Peter Donohoe & Noriko Ogawa: Ravel & Rachmaninov
International Concert Series
Ravel Sites Auriculaires | Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances | Ravel La Valse The Mid-day Centenary season ends in style with a celebrity recital given by Bridgewater Hall Associate Artist Noriko Ogawa and Peter Donohoe as part of the Hall’s Ravel & Rachmaninov series.

Thursday 23 April 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Markus Stenz conductor | Simone Lamsma violin


Boccherini/Berio Ritirata notturna di Madrid | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto | Mahler Symphony No.1

Thursday 23 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Ravel & Rachmaninov
BBC Philharmonic
Ravel & Rachmaninov
Andrew Gourlay conductor | Noriko Ogawa piano | Martin Roscoe piano | Kathryn Stott piano | Peter Donohoe piano


Ravel Piano Concerto in G (Noriko Ogawa); Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (Martin Roscoe) | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4 (Kathryn Stott ); Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini (Peter Donohoe)

Friday 24 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Markus Stenz conductor | Simone Lamsma violin


Boccherini/Berio Ritirata notturna di Madrid | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto | Mahler Symphony No.1

Sunday 26 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Markus Stenz conductor | Lynsey Marsh clarinet | Gareth Small trumpet


Ives The Unanswered Question | Helen Grime Concerto for clarinet and trumpet | Walton Symphony No.1

Thursday 7 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Beethoven’s Fidelio
BBC Philharmonic
Beethoven’s Fidelio
Juanjo Mena conductor | Stuart Skelton Florestan | Rebecca von Lipinski Leonore


Beethoven Fidelio

Friday 08 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
A Russian Spectacular
The Hallé
A Russian Spectacular
Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Poster piano


Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: May Night | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 |Borodin Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances | Rachmaninov Vocalise | Prokofiev Symphony No.1, ‘Classical’: Gavotte | Tchaikovsky Marche Slave

Saturday 9 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Jamie Phillips conductor | Andrew Tyson piano


Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2

Wednesday 13 May 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Jamie Phillips conductor | Andrew Tyson piano


Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2

Thursday 14 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Yan Pascal Tortelier and Olivier Charlier
BBC Philharmonic
Yan Pascal Tortelier and Olivier Charlier
Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor | Olivier Charlier violin


Ravel Mother Goose (complete) | Dutilleux Sur la même accord | Ravel Tzigane | Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

Friday 15 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
Finale, Fliter & Figaro
Manchester Camerata
Finale, Fliter & Figaro
Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor | Ingrid Fliter piano


Mozart Marriage of Figaro Overture, K.492 | TBA Première (to be announced) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.19 | Mozart Symphony No. 41, K.551, ‘Jupiter’

Saturday 16 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Jamie Phillips conductor | Andrew Tyson piano


Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2

Sunday 17 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano | Gareth Small trumpet | Actors from the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre


Janácek (arr. Mackerras) The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite | Shostakovich Concerto No.1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings; Piano Concerto No.2 | Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Thursday 21 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Wayne Marshall, organ</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Wayne Marshall, organ
International Concert Series
Matthew Hamilton conductor | Manchester Chamber Choir | cello, baritone and soprano soloists tba


Dupré Prelude and Fugue in A-flat; Symphony No.2 in C-sharp; Four motets | Duruflé Prelude and Fugue on ‘Alain’; Requiem

The mercurial and hugely talented organist Wayne Marshall returns to perform and accompany works by two 20th century masters of the French tradition.

Saturday 23 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Elizabeth Llewellyn soprano | Susan Bickley mezzo soprano | Allan Clayton tenor | Hallé Choir


Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Saturday 6 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Dido and Aeneas: New London Consort</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Dido and Aeneas: New London Consort
International Concert Series
Joanne Lunn soprano (Venus/Dido) | Roderick Williams bass-baritone (Adonis/Aeneas) | Faye Newton soprano (Cupid/Belinda) | Penelope Appleyard soprano (Shepherdess, Little Cupid/2nd Woman, 1st Witch) | Lucy Page soprano (Shepherdess, Little Cupid/2nd Witch) | Tim Travers Brown counter-tenor (Shepherd/Spirit) | Joseph Cornwell tenor Shepherd/Sailor | Simon Grant bass-baritone Shepherd/Sorceress | David Roblou harpsichord/musical direction


Blow Venus and Adonis | Purcell Dido and Aeneas

With a stunning cast, Purcell’s operatic masterpiece Dido and Aeneas is heard alongside its model, John Blow’s Venus and Adonis.

Sunday 07 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Nielsen Symphony Cycle I
BBC Philharmonic
Nielsen Symphony Cycle I
John Storgårds conductor | Roderick Williams baritone


Nielsen Symphony No. 1 | Mahler Songs from 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn' | Nielsen Symphony No. 4, 'Inextinguishable'

Tuesday 09 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Nielsen Symphony Cycle II
BBC Philharmonic
Nielsen Symphony Cycle II
John Storgårds conductor | Florian Boesch baritone


Nielsen Symphony No. 2, 'The Four Temperaments' | Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn | Nielsen Symphony No. 5

Saturday 13 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Nielsen Symphony Cycle III
BBC Philharmonic
Nielsen Symphony Cycle III
John Storgårds conductor | Gillian Keith soprano | Hanno Muller-Brachmann baritone


Nielsen Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice | Mahler Songs from 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn' | Nielsen Symphony No. 3, Sinfonia espansiva

Thursday 18 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall