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<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

In a journey covering six centuries of musical history, Harry Christophers and Associate Artists, The Sixteen, perform a cappella anthems with powerful texts by writers as varied as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Fry and W.H. Auden.

Sunday 08 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, developed by Chief Conductor Alexander Dmitriev into one of Russia’s leading ensembles.

Monday 23 February 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

<h6><b>Ravel & Rachmaninov: An Introduction</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Ravel & Rachmaninov: An Introduction
International Concert Series
Murray McLachlan piano/lecturer

This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
A lecture-recital introducing the series, which includes performances of Ravel’s 'Jeux d’eau' and 'Preludes' from Rachmaninov’s 'First Book, Op.23'.

Tuesday 31 March 2015 5:00 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>Neo-classicism in Ravel & Rachmaninov: Clare Hammond</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Neo-classicism in Ravel & Rachmaninov: Clare Hammond
International Concert Series
This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
A lecture-recital by pianist Clare Hammond, including performances of music by Couperin, Rachmaninov’s Variations on a Corelli theme and Ravel’s Sonatine.

Sunday 19 April 2015 5:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall

<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, Etudes Tableaux Op.39-1, 5, 6, 9 | Stephen Hough Prelude; Alan Mills Fugue; Peter Fribbins Forlane; James Francis Brown Rigaudon; Cecilia McDowall Menuet; Takashi Yoshimatsu Toccata

Sunday 19 April 2015 7:30 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

<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

<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

<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