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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  |  Organ Concerts  |  Family Events  |  Raymond Gubbay  |  A Little Bite Music |  Guided Tours


<h6><b>Marc Almond</b></h6>
Plus Support Monticristos
Marc Almond
Plus Support Monticristos
Neal X guitars | Martin Watkins piano/keyboards | Carl Holt bass | Tim Weller drums | Kelly Dayton and Billie Godfrey backing vocals


Doors at 7.00pm. Please click on the 'More Info' tab for approximate timings.
Iconic singer and performer Marc Almond returns to The Bridgewater Hall in April 2015, to follow the release of his much awaited new album ‘The Velvet Trail’ on 2 March.

Saturday 25 April 2015 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>Guided Tour</b>
Guided Tour
Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two 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.

Sunday 26 April 2015 3:30 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



<h6><b>Mike and The Mechanics: The Hits Tour 2015</b></h6>
Plus Support James Walsh
Mike and The Mechanics: The Hits Tour 2015
Plus Support James Walsh
Side view seats available (not online). Please visit/call our Box Office on 0161 907 9000 for further details.
Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford, joins forces with a new generation Mike and The Mechanics, which includes one of the UK’s most prolific R&B singers, Andrew Roachford and Canadian-born singer, Tim Howar.

Tuesday 28 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall





<h6><b>Charley Pride</b></h6>
Charley Pride
Over the past 40 years, Pride has remained one of the Top 20 best-selling country artists of all-time.

Wednesday 29 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Mary Black: The Last Call Tour</b></h6>
Plus Support
Mary Black: The Last Call Tour
Plus Support
Haze and strobe lighting will be used during this concert.
Mary Black embarks on her last ever tour of the UK. For over a quarter-century, Mary Black has been a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home and abroad. Her enduring success has proven that her depth of talent and her love of singing transcend the generations, as well as national and musical boundaries too.

Thursday 30 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Breathe</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Breathe
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Flute quartet arrangements from pop to Piazzolla.

Friday 1 May 2015 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Mexrrissey: Mexico Goes Morrissey</b></h6>
Mexrrissey: Mexico Goes Morrissey
Doors 7.30pm.
Please note this event will take place at the Gorilla Bar on Whitworth Street West (formerly The Green Room). Please note this show is all standing.
A band made in Mexico City reinventing Morrissey’s songs south of the border. Together they sound like a brass and accordion led combo from the smallest village with the biggest bleeding heart.

Friday 01 May 2015 7:30 PM Gorilla Bar



<h6><b>Al Stewart Classic Album Concert: Year of The Cat Live</b></h6>
Plus Support Dave Nachmanoff
Al Stewart Classic Album Concert: Year of The Cat Live
Plus Support Dave Nachmanoff
Al Stewart returns to The Bridgewater Hall to perform an acoustic version of his classic album ‘Year Of The Cat in its entirety.

Friday 01 May 2015 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Glenn Miller Orchestra</b></h6>
70th Anniversary of VE Day
Glenn Miller Orchestra
70th Anniversary of VE Day
Ray McVay band leader | Colin Anthony, Catherine Sykes & Ray Wordsworth special guests | The Uptown Hall Gang | The Moonlight Serenaders


When the Lights Go On Again | This is the Army Mr. Jones | Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye | Bless 'em All | There'll Always Be An England | St. Louis Blues March | Over There | Perfidia | Dambusters | Little Brown Jug | Moonlight Serenade | In the Mood | Tuxedo Junction

Sunday 03 May 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>Guided Tour</b>
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.

Thursday 7 May 2015 1:30 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 07 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>NCO Soloists</b><h6>
A Little Bite Music
NCO Soloists
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Performing Tchaikovsky’s string sextet ‘Souvenir de Florence’.

Friday 8 May 2015 12:30 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



<b>Guided Tour</b>
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 9 May 2015 1:30 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 09 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>Valentina & Voces del Sur</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Valentina & Voces del Sur
A Little Bite Music
Valentina Montoya Martínez voice, rhythm guitar and cuatro | David Russell lead guitar, Colombian tiple | Mario Caribé double bass | Wilmer Sifontes percussion


Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Leading Chilean singer-songwriter performs with her trio.

Friday 15 May 2015 12:30 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 | Camerata Artists RE: Figared (première) | 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



<h6><b>Dancing Feet</b></h6>
Jonathan Scott Spring Lunchtime Organ Recitals
Dancing Feet
Jonathan Scott Spring Lunchtime Organ Recitals
Dvorák (arr. Scott) Slavonic Dance in G minor Op.46 No.8 | JS Bach Prelude & Fugue in D Major BWV 532 | Thalben-Ball Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Pedals | Bossi Étude Symphonique Op.78 | Tchaikovsky (arr. Scott) Rose Adagio from Sleeping Beauty Op.66 | Dupré Prelude & Fugue in G minor Op.7 No.3 | Saint-Saëns (arr. Guilmant) The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals | Prokofiev (arr. Guillou) Toccata Op.11


Fancy footwork is in the spotlight, as Jonathan Scott performs music from the world of ballet and dance, as well as organ works which feature some of the world’s most hair-raisingly virtuosic pedal parts!

Tuesday 19 May 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Wednesday 20 May 2015 1:30 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>Bridgewater For All</b></h6>
Music Makers: Toddler session
Bridgewater For All
Music Makers: Toddler session
Monthly music and sensory play sessions for toddlers (booking is essential).

Friday 22 May 2015 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall


<h6><b>Bridgewater For All</b></h6>
Music Makers: Toddler session
Bridgewater For All
Music Makers: Toddler session
Monthly music and sensory play sessions for toddlers (booking is essential).

Friday 22 May 2015 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall


<h6><b>Carol Jarvis</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Carol Jarvis
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. International trombone soloist leads arrangements from her debut album.

Friday 22 May 2015 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Bridgewater For All</b></h6>
Music Makers: Baby session
Bridgewater For All
Music Makers: Baby session
Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies (booking is essential).

Friday 22 May 2015 1:45 PM The Bridgewater Hall


<h6><b>Bridgewater For All</b></h6>
Music Makers: Baby session
Bridgewater For All
Music Makers: Baby session
Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies (booking is essential).

Friday 22 May 2015 2:45 PM The Bridgewater Hall


<h6><b>John Barrowman</b></h6>
You Raise Me Up Tour 2015
John Barrowman
You Raise Me Up Tour 2015
Doors at 7.00pm.
John Barrowman returns to The Bridgewater Hall in support of his new album, ‘You Raise Me Up’.

Friday 22 May 2015 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé Tea Dance</b></h6>
Hallé St Peter's
The Hallé Tea Dance
Hallé St Peter's
Put your dancing shoes on and join us for a tea dance with a difference. A wonderful opportunity to socialise and dance in the beautiful surroundings of Hallé St Peter's, in Ancoats (St Peter's Church is located at: 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF).

Friday 22 May 2015 7:30 PM Hallé St Peter's



<b><h6>Rekesh Chauhan, piano & Kousic Sen, tabla</b></h6>
Beyond Roots: Music For The Mind And Soul
Rekesh Chauhan, piano & Kousic Sen, tabla
Beyond Roots: Music For The Mind And Soul
This event takes place in The Barbirolli Room and will finish at approximately 3.00pm.

Saturday 23 May 2015 1:00 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 | Hollie-Anne Bangham mezzo soprano | Stuart Orme baritone | Stephanie Stamopoulos cello


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>Don McLean: The American Troubadour</b></h6>
Plus Support Chelsey Chambers
Don McLean: The American Troubadour
Plus Support Chelsey Chambers
America’s legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean returns to the UK with his band, in support of his new live CD/DVD, 'Live in Manchester'.

Monday 25 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Bridgewater For All</b></h6>
Be Hear Now: Around the World
Bridgewater For All
Be Hear Now: Around the World
This concert will take place in The Barbirolli Room. For all age groups.
Join us for a relaxed concert, open to all, followed by music workshops in which young people can explore music for themselves.. (Not available to book online)

Wednesday 27 May 2015 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Bridgewater For All</b></h6>
Be Hear Now (Ages 0-11)
Bridgewater For All
Be Hear Now (Ages 0-11)
This workshop will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
Musical discovery sessions for young people with special educational needs and their families. Join us for a relaxed concert, open to all, followed by music workshops in which young people can explore music for themselves. (Not available to book online)

Wednesday 27 May 2015 2015 12:00 PM Ages 0 - 11 The Bridgewater Hall

Wednesday 27 May 2015 12:00 PM Ages 12 -19 The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Bridgewater For All</b></h6>
Be Hear Now (Ages 12-19)
Bridgewater For All
Be Hear Now (Ages 12-19)
This workshop will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
Musical discovery sessions for young people with special educational needs and their families. Join us for a relaxed concert, open to all, followed by music workshops in which young people can explore music for themselves. (Not available to book online)

Wednesday 27 May 2015 2015 12:00 PM Ages 0 - 11 The Bridgewater Hall

Wednesday 27 May 2015 12:00 PM Ages 12 -19 The Bridgewater Hall



<b>Guided Tour</b>
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.

Friday 29 May 10:15 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Jonathan Ware and Simone Easthope</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Jonathan Ware and Simone Easthope
A Little Bite Music
Schubert Mignon Lieder | Schubert selected songs including Im Frühling, Gretchen, Geheimes | Britten On this Island


Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Leading young classical pianist accompanied by soprano.

Friday 29 May 2015 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Mahler Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'</b></h6>
Mahler Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'
Richard Howarth conductor | Wrexham Symphony Orchestra | Rebecca Afonwy-Jones alto | April Fredrick soprano | Jill Henderson Wild chorusmaster | Altrincham Choral Society | Buxton Musical Society | Manchester Chorale | The Sirenian Singers | Jill Henderson-Wild chorus master | Mark Lansom leader


Mahler Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Over halfway through their Mahler Symphony cycle, Wrexham Symphony Orchestra make their Bridgewater Hall debut where they will be conducted by Richard Howarth.

Saturday 30 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Engelbert Humperdinck</b></h6>
Plus Support
Engelbert Humperdinck
Plus Support
One of the strongest and most enduring voices in the business, Engelbert Humperdinck, the man who has sold 150 million albums worldwide, will return to The Bridgewater Hall as we celebrate 50 Years with Engelbert.

Sunday 31 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Tinariwen</b></h6>
Plus Support
Tinariwen
Plus Support
Don’t miss the return of Grammy-award winning Saharan blues band Tinariwen.

Thursday 04 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Virtuoso folk roots duo play fiddle and guitar.

Friday 5 June 2015 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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


Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Saturday 06 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



<b>Guided Tour</b>
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.

Monday 8 June 2015 5:15 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>Elvis Costello: Detour</b></h6>
Plus Support Larkin Poe
Elvis Costello: Detour
Plus Support Larkin Poe
Following the success of his solo shows earlier this year, Elvis Costello announces a 21-date solo UK tour called ‘Detour’ in the early summer of 2015.

Wednesday 10 June 2015 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Piano Guys</b></h6>
The Piano Guys
Internet phenomenon The Piano Guys return to Manchester following a sell out performance last April.

Thursday 11 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Thomas Gould & Ksenija Sidorova</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Thomas Gould & Ksenija Sidorova
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Violin and accordion create an exciting and energetic programme.

Friday 12 June 2015 12:30 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>Unlimited Voices present Sing Big Band & Swing </b></h6>
Unlimited Voices present Sing Big Band & Swing
200 local singers will be performing some of the best known hits from the Big Band Era with a live band. A feel good concert which will get your toes tapping.

Sunday 14 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Return Of Fotheringay</b></h6>
Plus Support
The Return Of Fotheringay
Plus Support
Jerry Donahue guitar | Gerry Conway drums | Pat Donaldson bass | PJ Wright, Kathryn Roberts and Sally Barker special guests


Fotheringay are returning bright eyed and bushy tailed for a spectacular string of live dates that follow the release of their latest album ‘Nothing More: The Collected Fotheringay’.

Wednesday 17 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



<b><h6> Tarun Bhattacharaya, santoor</b></h6>
Music For The Mind And Soul
Tarun Bhattacharaya, santoor
Music For The Mind And Soul
Kousic Sen tabla


This event takes place in The Barbirolli Room and will finish at approximately 3.00pm.

Saturday 20 June 2015 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Justin Currie and Friends</b></h6>
In Aid Of Myeloma UK
Justin Currie and Friends
In Aid Of Myeloma UK
The Reads | Moco | Poor Misguided Fools | Sophie de Winter | Rock Choir


Justin Currie, lead singer of the acclaimed band Del Amtri and a creative, successful solo artist, performs in this one-off event to raise funds for myeloma.

Saturday 20 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Greater Manchester Music Hub</b></h6>
Celebration Concert 2015
Greater Manchester Music Hub
Celebration Concert 2015
GM Youth Brass Band | GM Jazz Orchestra | GM Wind Orchestra | GM String Orchestra | GM Show Choir | GM Massed Chorus


The Greater Manchester Music Hub is a large and dynamic partnership committed to bringing the very best in music education to children in our region.

Sunday 21 June 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>An Evening with Boycott & Aggers</b></h6>
An Evening with Boycott & Aggers
The extraordinary odd couple return again in 2015 by popular demand to enthrall, dazzle and entertain in a new show. The show is peppered with hilarious anecdotes, the audience can tweet Aggers live with their own questions and the evening will, as ever, be fun, fiery and full of surprises!

Wednesday 24 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>Guided Tour</b>
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.

Thursday 25 June 2015 4:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Inside The Orchestra</b></h6>
Bridgewater For All
Inside The Orchestra
Bridgewater For All
Please meet at the main entrance (ticket price includes one drink). This event takes place in The Barbirolli Room.
A preview of the performance by the Chetham's Symphony Orchestra on Friday 3 July. Take a seat onstage alongside the talented string section from Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra as they prepare for their upcoming concert, Mahler’s magnificent Symphony No. 3.

Thursday 25 June 2015 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé Summer Gala Tea Dance</b></h6>
Hallé St Peter's
The Hallé Summer Gala Tea Dance
Hallé St Peter's
Put your dancing shoes on and join us for a tea dance with a difference. Be swept away by musicians of the Hallé playing live for our Summer Gala dance (St Peter's Church is located at: 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF).

Friday 26 June 2015 7:30 PM Hallé St Peter's Church



<h6><b>RNCM Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Chamber Choir</b></h6>
RNCM Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Chamber Choir
Krzysztof Penderecki conductor | Piero Lombardi Iglesias assistant conductor | Dominic Degavino piano


Krzysztof Penderecki Entrata | Witold Lutoslawski Concerto for Piano and Orchestra | Krzysztof Penderecki Symphony No 7 ‘Seven Gates of Jerusalem’ (UK première)

Friday 26 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Frank Sinatra Jnr And Orchestra</b></h6>
Sinatra sings Sinatra
Frank Sinatra Jnr And Orchestra
Sinatra sings Sinatra
Frank Sinatra Jr pays homage to his father, the singer, the man, and the music that defines the Sinatra legend. In stories, photos, videos and songs, Frank Jr will deliver first hand recollections of life on and off stage with his famous father, as he performs the music alongside the orchestra.

Saturday 27 June 2015 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Seven Planets & a Cosmic Rock
The Hallé
Seven Planets & a Cosmic Rock
Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Children’s Choir


Holst The Planets: Mars and Jupiter | John Williams E.T.: Adventures on Earth | John Williams Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones: Across the Stars | Goldsmith Star Trek I: The Motion Picture | Grainer & Gold Doctor Who | James Horner Apollo 13 | Tom Cunningham Seven Planets & a Cosmic Rock

Sunday 28 June 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>An Evening with The Overtones</b></h6>
An Evening with The Overtones
Doors 7.00pm.
The Overtones continue to reboot classic sounds for contemporary audiences. February 2015 sees the release of their fourth collection ‘Sweet Soul Music’.

Monday 29 June 2015 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Burt Bacharach</b></h6>
Plus Support
Burt Bacharach
Plus Support
After his sell out and hugely successful shows last year, Burt Bacharach returns to The Bridgewater Hall in this prestigious concert, but this year with a full orchestra and accompanied by his singers.

Tuesday 30 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Foundation of Liberty
The Hallé
Foundation of Liberty
Stephen Bell conductor | Foden’s Band


Arnold Overture, Peterloo, Op.97 (1967) | Walton Henry V: Suite | Andrew Duncan A Tale Of Two Empires, A Manchester Fantasy (Cottonopolis) | Walton The History of the English Speaking Peoples | Ball Resurgam | Respighi The Pines of Rome

Wednesday 1 July 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Harp and a Monkey</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Harp and a Monkey
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Harp and banjo-led electro-folk storytelling exploring northern lives.

Friday 3 July 2015 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Chethams Symphony Orchestra</b></h6>
Chethams Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Threlfall conductor | Sarah Connolly mezzo soprano | Chetham’s Female Chorus | Manchester Cathedral Choristers | Members of St George’s Singers | Bolton Junior Youth Choir


Mahler Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Friday 3 July 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Mark Simpson The Immortal / Mozart Requiem</b></h6>
Manchester International Festival
Mark Simpson The Immortal / Mozart Requiem
Manchester International Festival
Juanjo Mena conductor | EXAUDI | James Weeks EXAUDI director | Manchester Chamber Choir | Justin Doyle chorus master


Mark Simpson The Immortal An Oratorio | Mozart Requiem

Manchester International Festival presents the world première of The Immortal, a new work for orchestra and chorus by one of Britain’s brightest young composers, Mark Simpson.

Saturday 4 July 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Happy Birthday Mr. Sinatra!
The Hallé
Happy Birthday Mr. Sinatra!
Roderick Dunk conductor | Gary Williams vocalist


Let’s Face The Music And Dance | Nice ‘n’ Easy | Come Fly With Me | Witchcraft | The Very Thought Of You | I Won’t Dance | I Have Dreamed | Night & Day | Strangers In The Night | Swingin’ Down the Lane | I Get Along Without You Very Well | You’re Sensational | The Lady is a Tramp | You Make Me Feel So Young | I’ve Got You Under My Skin | My Kinda Town | New York, New York | My Way

Saturday 11 July 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Arvo Pärt / Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
Manchester International Festival
Arvo Pärt / Manchester Camerata
Manchester International Festival
Gábor Takács-Nagy music director | Vox Clamantis choir | Jaan-Eik Tulve choir artistic director


Arvo Pärt Fratres; Stabat Mater; Como cierva Sedienta; Da Pacem Domine; Drei Hirtenkinder aus Fátima

Side choir seats available to book by calling our Box Office on 0161 907 9000 (not available online).

Arvo Pärt’s music, at once ancient and modern, seeks to communicate what the composer has described as 'love for every note'. His music is utterly unique and of huge appeal with audiences internationally; today, Pärt is the most performed living composer in the world.

Sunday 12 July 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Muscle Shoals Legends</b></h6>
An Evening with Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
Muscle Shoals Legends
An Evening with Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama produced some of the greatest soul recordings of all time and Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham were two of its most prolific writers and musicians.

Thursday 16 July 2015 8:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Voice Collective</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
The Voice Collective
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. A capella singers performing pop, folk and soul.

Friday 17 July 2015 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>Guided Tour</b>
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 18 July 2015 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Puttnam Presents
The Hallé
Puttnam Presents
Stephen Bell conductor | David Puttnam presenter | Sacha Puttnam piano


Legendary British director David Puttnam presents an evening of music from some of his most successful films.

Saturday 18 July 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Badly Drawn Boy</b></h6>
15th Anniversary of Hour of Bewilderbeast
Badly Drawn Boy
15th Anniversary of Hour of Bewilderbeast
Doors 7.00pm. A maximum of 6 tickets per person.
Badly Drawn Boy, aka Damon Gough, and his band will be performing the Mercury Prize winning album in its entirety - including the much loved singles Once Around The Block and Disillusion.

Friday 31 July 2015 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Last Night of the Hallé Proms
The Hallé
The Last Night of the Hallé Proms
Stephen Bell conductor | William Dazeley baritone


Elgar Overture: In the South | Puccini Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo | Leoncavallo I Pagliacci: Prologue | Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs | Arne Rule, Britannia! (arr. Sargent) | Parry Jerusalem (orch. Elgar) | Elgar Pomp & Circumstance March No.1

Saturday 1 August 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>CLOUDS Harp Quartet</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
CLOUDS Harp Quartet
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Intricate and melodic original works for four harps.

Friday 4 September 2015 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Unfurl</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Unfurl
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Indian ragas, contemporary jazz, flamenco and Arabic rhythms.

Friday 11 September 2015 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Crosby, Stills & Nash</b></h6>
Crosby, Stills & Nash
No Support.
Crosby, Stills & Nash will perform songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material from each member.

Monday 21 September 2015 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Nicola Benedetti</b></h6>
Italy and The Four Seasons
Nicola Benedetti
Italy and The Four Seasons
Nicola Benedetti, one of the world's most beloved classical violinists, returns to the Bridgewater Hall with a dynamic programme of music inspired by the spirit of Italy.

Tuesday 22 September 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>New Sound China UK</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
New Sound China UK
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Top Chinese instrumentalists engage with western composers.

Friday 25 September 2015 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><strong>Cliff Richard</strong></h6>
The 75th Birthday Tour
Cliff Richard
The 75th Birthday Tour
Restricted view seats available. Please call our Box Office on 0161 907 9000 – limited availability (not available online, by phone only).

Sunday 04 October 2015 7:45 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Squeeze</b></h6>
With Special Guest Dr John Cooper Clarke
Squeeze
With Special Guest Dr John Cooper Clarke
Doors 7.00pm.
Squeeze, the enduring British pop act whose songs have tenderly and wittily chronicled life and love stretching across four decades, are to play an extensive UK tour in the autumn – their first, as a band, for three years.

Monday 12 October 2015 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Chico & The Gypsies</b></h6>
Plus support
Chico & The Gypsies
Plus support
Chico Bouchikhi – co-founder of The Gipsy Kings and co-writer of their biggest hits (Djobi Djoba, Bamboléo and Soy) – and his band, The Gypsies, will be touring to support the release of their new album 'Fiesta'.

Friday 16 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Last Night of the Autumn Proms</b></h6>
Last Night of the Autumn Proms
James Edwards tenor | Grant Doyle baritone | Hilary Davan Wetton conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra


Rossini William Tell Overture | Sousa Stars And Stripes Forever | Pachelbel Canon | Sibelius Finlandia | Dvorak Slavonic Dance No.8 | Bizet Duet From The Pearl Fishers | Tchaikovsky Finale From Swan Lake | Suppe Light Cavalry Overture | Rossini Largo Al Factotum | Puccini Che Gelida Manina From La Boheme | Vaughan Williams Fantasia On Greensleeves

Saturday 17 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Marcus Miller</b></h6>
Marcus Miller
Two-time Grammy-winner, composer, producer and one of the world’s most gifted, forward-thinking and eclectic bassists presents his highly anticipated new collection of songs.

Friday 23 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b><h6>Grand Organ Gala</b></h6>
Grand Organ Gala
Jonathan Scott organ | Erica Eloff soprano | John Pryce-Jones conductor | Manchester Chorale | Manchester Concert Orchestra


Mendelssohn Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 | Handel Zadok the Priest, Hallelujah Chorus | Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana | Strauss Sunrise from Also sprach Zarathustra | Bach Toccata and Fugue | Walton Crown Imperial | Pachelbel Canon in D | Bach/Gounod Ave Maria | Parry Jerusalem | Widor Toccata

Celebrate the power and majesty of the king of instruments.

Sunday 25 October 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The RAF In Concert: 75th Anniversary of
the Battle of Britain</b></h6>
The RAF In Concert: 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain


75 years on from the historic battle, the bands of the Royal Air Force present an evocative and rousing evening of musical entertainment that captures the essence of 1940s Britain and tells the story of how the spirit and capability of those who took part endures in the professionalism of the people who make up today’s RAF.

Thursday 29 October 2015 7:30PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Mozart Masterpieces</b></h6>
Mozart Masterpieces
Mozart Festival Orchestra | Michael Bawtree conductor | Eleanor Dennis soprano | Kim Sheehan soprano | George Humphreys baritone | Christopher Swann clarinet


Don Giovanni | Overture Catalogue Aria from Don Giovanni | Eine kleine Nachtmusik | Clarinet Concerto in A Major | The Marriage of Figaro Overture | La ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni | The Magic Flute Overture | Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’ | Sull’aria from The Marriage of Figaro

Sublime classics by one of the world's best loved composers.

Sunday 1 November 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel</b></h6>
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

Steve Harley is bringing a 7-piece Cockney Rebel to perform "The 40th Anniversary of The Best Years Of Our Lives" album.

Monday 2 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>John Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra: Gershwin In Hollywood</b></h6>
Plus Special Guests
John Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra: Gershwin In Hollywood
Plus Special Guests
John Wilson and The John Wilson Orchestra plus special guests return with a sensational new show celebrating the genius of George Gershwin.

Monday 9 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b><h6>Space Spectacular</b></h6>
Space Spectacular
Pete Harrison conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra


John Williams Star Wars; Superman; Close Encounters of the Third Kind; E.T. | Holst Mars & Jupiter from The Planets | Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra; Blue Danube Waltz | plus music from Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica & Thunderbirds

Saturday 14 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Celtic Woman</b></h6>
10th Anniversary Celebration
Celtic Woman
10th Anniversary Celebration
There is no support act for this concert.
The 10th Anniversary Celebration showcases four gifted Irish women – three world-class vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist – whose talent and charisma bring centuries of musical and cultural tradition to vibrant life.

Wednesday 18 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Waterboys</b></h6>
Plus Support
The Waterboys
Plus Support
The Waterboys crash thrillingly back into the present with a new sound, a new line-up and, as always, the promise of the unexpected.

Thursday 19 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Four Seasons By Candlelight</b></h6>
Four Seasons By Candlelight
Mozart Festival Orchestra in full 18th Century costume | David Juritz conductor /violinist | Caroline MacPhie soprano | Crispian Steele-Perkins trumpet


Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik | Clarke Trumpet Suite | Pachebel Canon | Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 | Handel Let the Bright Seraphim; Eternal Source of Light Divine; Lascia chio pianga from Rinaldo | Vivaldi The Four Seasons

The verve and virtuosity of the 18th century is brought to life in this enchanting concert.

Sunday 22 November 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Josh Groban</b></h6>
Stages Tour
Josh Groban
Stages Tour
SOLD OUT.
A maximum of 6 tickets per person. No support.
Josh Groban returns to The Bridgewater Hall following the release of his new album ‘Stages’, a collection of some of the greatest musical theatre songs of all time.

Saturday 28 November 2015 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Gareth Malone</b></h6>
Gareth Malone
Join the nation’s favourite choirmaster and his choir 'Voices' for an all new show in 2015.

Monday 7 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Sinatra Centenary</b></h6>
Sinatra Centenary
Celebrate the 100th birthday of the late, great Frank Sinatra with a concert of songs and music made famous by the world’s most-loved singer.

Sunday 13 December 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Texas</b></h6>
Plus Special Guests
Texas
Plus Special Guests
Doors 7.00pm.
Texas return to The Bridgewater Hall following the release of their incredible new album ‘Texas 25’, to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Wednesday 16 December 2015 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Henry Rollins: Charmingly Obstinate Tour 2016</b></h6>
Henry Rollins: Charmingly Obstinate Tour 2016

Henry Rollins has announced details of his first UK “talking shows” since his memorable Long March tour of 2012.

Tuesday 12 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Swan Lake</b></h6>
Swan Lake
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia | The Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet | Sergei Bobrov artistic director | Anatoly Tchepurnoi music director and chief conductor


The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.

Sunday 17 January 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Swan Lake</b></h6>
Swan Lake
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia | The Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet | Sergei Bobrov artistic director | Anatoly Tchepurnoi music director and chief conductor


The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.

Sunday 17 January 2016 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Swan Lake</b></h6>
Swan Lake
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia | The Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet | Sergei Bobrov artistic director | Anatoly Tchepurnoi music director and chief conductor


The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.

Monday 18 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Rebecca Ferguson: Lady Sings the Blues Tour 2016</b></h6>
Plus Special Guests
Rebecca Ferguson: Lady Sings the Blues Tour 2016
Plus Special Guests
A maximum of 6 tickets per person.
Rebecca Ferguson returns to The Bridgewater Hall following the release of brand new album 'Lady Sings The Blues'.

Sunday 31 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Jack Jones: Jack Sings Frank</b></h6>
A Celebration of 100 Years of Frank Sinatra
Jack Jones: Jack Sings Frank
A Celebration of 100 Years of Frank Sinatra
Please note this concert was postponed from Sunday 10 May 2015 and the content of the show has changed. All existing bookers for Jack Jones: The Coming Home Tour on 10 May will be contacted with further details of the postponement including information regarding refunds. Tickets will be valid for the new date.

Sunday 07 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall