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


<h6><b>Daniil Trifonov, piano</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Daniil Trifonov, piano
International Concert Series
J.S. Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542 (transcribed for piano by Liszt, S.463) | Beethoven Sonata No.31 in A-flat major, Op.110 | Liszt Twelve Transcendental Studies, S.139


Daniil Trifonov is one of the brightest names among the new generation of pianists. His reputation for outstanding performances, musical insight and expressive intensity has continued to grow since the 2010/2011 season.

Wednesday 29 October 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



<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>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>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>First Timers: Beginners' Guitar Lesson For Adults</b></h6>
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
First Timers: Beginners' Guitar Lesson For Adults
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
For adults (aged 16 years old and above). Please visit/call our Box Office on 0161 907 9000 for further details.
A classical guitar lesson for absolute beginners, led by Callum Dewar. Participants will explore the instrument and learn their first few chords and rhythms, ending the lesson ready to play a specially written beginners’ part in Sunday’s Guitar Jamboree.

Saturday 17 January 2015 11:30 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>First Timers: Beginners' Guitar Lesson Family Session</b></h6>
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
First Timers: Beginners' Guitar Lesson Family Session
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
For children (aged 8-16 and family groups). Please visit/call our Box Office on 0161 907 9000 for further details.
A classical guitar lesson for absolute beginners, led by Callum Dewar. Participants will explore the instrument and learn their first few chords and rhythms, ending the lesson ready to play a specially written beginners’ part in Sunday’s Guitar Jamboree.

Saturday 17 January 2015 12:45 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>The Katona Twins Masterclass</b></h6>
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
The Katona Twins Masterclass
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
The Katona Twins put young guitar ensembles through their paces.

Saturday 17 January 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Craig’s Big Guitar Jamboree: Participants</b></h6>
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
Craig’s Big Guitar Jamboree: Participants
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
Craig Ogden conductor | Aquarelle Guitar Quartet | Callum Dewar composer


Please note that this booking page is for participants only.
The weekend culminates in a performance by a massed guitar orchestra of players of all ages and abilities. Join the orchestra as a player, with a choice of parts suitable from beginner to Grade 8.

Sunday 18 January 2015 10:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Craig’s Big Guitar Jamboree: Audience</b></h6>
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
Craig’s Big Guitar Jamboree: Audience
Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend
Craig Ogden conductor | Aquarelle Guitar Quartet | Callum Dewar composer


Please note that this booking page is for audience members only.
A family-friendly concert featuring a massed guitar orchestra of players of all ages and abilities. Please click on the 'more info' button for further details, including a family ticket offer.

Sunday 18 January 2015 2:00 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 | Ramsey Sleep Fleshly Birth | Harris Bring Us, O Lord God; 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>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



<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 | 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



<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