Event Listings

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

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<h6><b>Ryan Drucker, piano</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Ryan Drucker, piano

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Janácek Piano Sonata I.X.1905 | Brahms Waltzes, Op.39 | Ravel La Valse

Thursday 8 December 2016 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Viviane Hagner violin


Ravel Mother Goose Suite (16’) | Haydn Symphony No.88 (25’) | Brahms Violin Concerto (41’)

Thursday 08 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Christmas is Coming!</b></h6>St Ann's Hospice Festival Choir
Christmas is Coming!
St Ann's Hospice Festival Choir


Corus Brass Ensemble | Bowdon Preparatory School for Girls Choir | Margaret Ferguson mezzo soprano| Sue Nicholls reader | Elin Rees organ | Christopher Ellis piano | John Pomphrey conductor

Get into the Christmas Spirit and at the same time raise much needed funds for St Ann’s Hospice. Join the Festival Choir and their guests for an exciting evening of seasonal music and readings that all the family will enjoy.

Friday 9 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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

Juanjo Mena conductor | Michael Barenboim violin


Berg Violin Concerto (28’) | Bruckner Symphony No. 7 (64’)

Saturday 10 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Christmas Family Concert
The Hallé
Christmas Family Concert

Jonathon Heyward conductor | Alasdair Malloy presenter


Calling all children, parents and grandparents. Join Alasdair Malloy and Santa’s little helpers, the Hallé, for the annual fun-filled festive family concert, full of sing-alongs, jingle-alongs, seasonal surprises, orchestral antics and audience amazement.

Sunday 11 December 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Viviane Hagner violin


Ravel Mother Goose Suite (16’) | Haydn Symphony No.88 (25’) | Brahms Violin Concerto (41’)

Sunday 11 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Bootleg Beatles in Concert</b></h6>
The Bootleg Beatles in Concert


No support. Justifiably recognised as the world’s premier Beatles Tribute show, The Bootleg Beatles continue to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time.

Monday 12 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Choir of King's College, Cambridge</b><p>
International Concert Series
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The Choir of King's College, Cambridge

International Concert Series

Stephen Cleobury conductor | Richard Gowers organ | Hollie Bangham mezzo soprano | Eliza Carew cello

Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine (6') | Duruflé Requiem (36') | Howells Three Carol Anthems: A Spotless Rose, Sing Lullaby, Here is the Little Door, (11’) | Messiaen Dieu Parmi Nous from La Nativité du Seigneur (8’) | Sequence of favourite carols, including Ding Dong Merrily on High, In the bleak midwinter, Away in a Manger (33')

Founded in the 15th century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is the foremost representative of the British church music tradition. In this concert, we hear a programme that ranges from the heartfelt spirituality of Duruflé’s sublime Requiem to favourite carols from the choir that made singing part of everyone’s Christmas.

Tuesday 13 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Brian May and Kerry Ellis </h6>The Candlelit Christmas Concert Tour</b>
Brian May and Kerry Ellis
The Candlelit Christmas Concert Tour


Brian May and Kerry Ellis have announced with great regret the indefinite postponement of their December concert dates in the UK. Existing ticket bookers are being contacted. A full refund (including booking fee) is available by contacting the Box Office on 0161 907 9000.

Wednesday 14 December 2016 8.00pm The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Carols by Candlelight</b></h6>
Carols by Candlelight


Canzonetta choir | Mozart Festival Orchestra in full period costume | Keri Fuge soprano | Michael Bawtree conductor
Handel Zadok the Priest, Christmas sequence from Messiah | Corelli Allegro & Pastorale from Christmas Concerto | Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring | Mozart Laudate Dominum | Cullen Coventry Carol | Pearsall In dulci jubilo | Willcocks I Saw Three Ships

Thursday 15 December 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Mi Luna</b><br>Spanish Baroque Flamenco fusion ensemble<p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Mi Luna
Spanish Baroque Flamenco fusion ensemble

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Jero Férec Flamenco guitar | Taro Takeuchi Baroque guitar | Layil Barr bass viol/recorders | Andres Ticino percussion | Mayte Beltrán Flamenco dancer/castanets | Flamenco singer tba

Friday 16 December 2016 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Winter Wonderland with Clare Teal
The Hallé
Winter Wonderland with Clare Teal


Stephen Bell conductor | Clare Teal vocalist | Winners of the Hallé Corporate Choir Competition | Hallé Youth Training Choir

Winter Wonderland | What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? | The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) | Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! | Snowbound | All I Want For Christmas | Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | White Christmas | Sleigh Ride

Friday 16 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé Carol Concert</b></h6>
The Hallé Carol Concert

Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir


O Little Town of Bethlehem | O Come, All Ye Faithful | Away in a Manger | Good King Wenceslas | Once in Royal David’s City | I’m a Little Christmas Cracker | Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day | Bach's Magnificat | Joy to the World | Sleigh Ride

Saturday 17 December 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé Youth Orchestra</b>
The Hallé Youth Orchestra


Jonathon Heyward director

The Hallé Youth Orchestra take to The Bridgewater Hall stage with their new Director, Jonathon Heyward for an evening of wonderful music.

Saturday 17 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé Carol Concert</b></h6>
The Hallé Carol Concert

Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir


O Little Town of Bethlehem | O Come, All Ye Faithful | Away in a Manger | Good King Wenceslas | Once in Royal David’s City | I’m a Little Christmas Cracker | Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day | Bach's Magnificat | Joy to the World | Sleigh Ride

Sunday 18 December 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
The Manchester Festive Happening
Manchester Camerata
The Manchester Festive Happening


Tine Thing Helseth director/trumpet | Adi Brett director/violin | Katie Stillman violin | Rachael Clegg oboe | Tracey Redfern trumpet
Pachelbel Canon & Gigue | Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 | Bach/Vivaldi Concerto in D major, BWV 972 | Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060 | Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets in C major, RV537 | Corelli Christmas Concerto Op.6 No.8 | Traditional Selection of Carols
This concert takes place at the Albert Hall, Manchester.

Sunday 18 December 2016 3:00 PM Albert Hall, Manchester




<h6><b>The Hallé Carol Concert</b></h6>
The Hallé Carol Concert

Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir


O Little Town of Bethlehem | O Come, All Ye Faithful | Away in a Manger | Good King Wenceslas | Once in Royal David’s City | I’m a Little Christmas Cracker | Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day | Bach's Magnificat | Joy to the World | Sleigh Ride

Sunday 18 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




Toddler Session 19.12.16 A

<h6><b>Katherine Jenkins</b><br>
Celebration</h6>
Katherine Jenkins
Celebration


Anthony Inglis conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Join Katherine Jenkins as she performs a magnificent concert of her favourite music and songs accompanied by a live orchestra.

Monday 19 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman (screening with live music)
The Hallé
The Snowman (screening with live music)

Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond narrator | TBC boy soprano


Herbert Chappell Paddington Bear’s First Concert | Howard Blake The Snowman

Tuesday 20 December 2016 1:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman (screening with live music)
The Hallé
The Snowman (screening with live music)

Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond narrator | TBC boy soprano


Herbert Chappell Paddington Bear’s First Concert | Howard Blake The Snowman

Tuesday 20 December 2016 4:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman (screening with live music)
The Hallé
The Snowman (screening with live music)

Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond narrator | TBC boy soprano


Herbert Chappell Paddington Bear’s First Concert | Howard Blake The Snowman

Wednesday 21 December 2016 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman (screening with live music)
The Hallé
The Snowman (screening with live music)

Jonathon Heyward conductor | Tom Redmond narrator | TBC boy soprano


Herbert Chappell Paddington Bear’s First Concert | Howard Blake The Snowman

Wednesday 21 December 2016 1:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Christmas Spectacular</b>
<b><h6>Music, Dance, Lights & Fireworks!</b></h6>
Christmas Spectacular
Music, Dance, Lights & Fireworks!


Sarah Redgwick soprano | Nicky Spence tenor | John Rigby conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra | Manchester Chorale | Jingle Belle Dancers

The perfect show to get you in the Christmas spirit with a stunning combination of favourite music, breathtaking dance, thrilling lights and a sensational indoor firework finale.

Thursday 22 December 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Be Hear Now</b></h6>
Bridgewater For All
Be Hear Now
Bridgewater For All
This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
A relaxed concert performance for all ages followed by two parallel workshops for ages 0-11 and 12-19 - musical discovery sessions for young people with special educational needs and their families.

Friday 23 December 2016 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Be Hear Now - 0-11 Workshop</b></h6>
Bridgewater For All
Be Hear Now - 0-11 Workshop
Bridgewater For All
This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
A relaxed concert performance for all ages followed by two parallel workshops for ages 0-11 and 12-19 - musical discovery sessions for young people with special educational needs and their families.

Friday 23 December 2016 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Be Hear Now - 12-19 Workshop</b></h6>
Bridgewater For All
Be Hear Now - 12-19 Workshop
Bridgewater For All
This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
A relaxed concert performance for all ages followed by two parallel workshops for ages 0-11 and 12-19 - musical discovery sessions for young people with special educational needs and their families.

Friday 23 December 2016 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Christmas at the Movies
The Hallé
Christmas at the Movies

Stephen Bell conductor


Including music from: Polar Express | White Christmas | The Nightmare Before Christmas | Babes in Toyland | Frozen | The Sound of Music | Harry Potter | Happy Feet

Friday 23 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Christmas Carol Singalong</b></h6>
Christmas Carol Singalong

Louise Dearman special guest singer | Jonathan Cohen presenter |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 hits including Mary’s Boy Child, Let it Snow, Saviour’s Day, O little town of Bethlehem, Merry Christmas Everyone, Once in royal David’s city, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Merry Christmas Everybody.

Saturday 24 December 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Last Night of The Christmas Proms</b></h6>
Last Night of The Christmas Proms


Ilona Domnich soprano | Alexander James Edwards tenor | John Pryce-Jones conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Pachelbel Canon | Sibelius Finlandia | Adams The Holy City | Verdi La donna è mobile | Puccini O soave fanciulla | Tchaikovsky Excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite

And all of your Proms favourites including Rule, Britannia!, Nessun Dorma and Land of Hope and Glory.

Monday 26 December 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Zimmer vs Williams</b></h6>
Zimmer vs Williams


Pete Harrison conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra

The very best scores from the two greatest film composers of the 20th Century in one fabulous programme.

Tuesday 27 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Sound of Musicals</b></h6>
The Sound of Musicals


Richard Balcombe conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra | Kerry Ellis vocalist | Joanna Ampil vocalist | Oliver Tompsett vocalist | Graham Bickley vocalist

Four star soloists perform a new programme of show-stopping music and songs from the greatest Broadway and West End musicals, with an all-star line up from London’s glittering West End.

Wednesday 28 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Queen: A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular
The Hallé
Queen: A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular

Richard Sidwell conductor | Alex Gaumond | Rachael Wooding | Jenna Lee-James | Peter Eldridge vocalists


Including: Seven Seas of Rhye | I Want to Break Free | Play the Game | Under Pressure | Killer Queen | Radio Ga Ga | Tie Your Mother Down | Fat Bottomed Girls | I Want it All | One Vision | Who Wants to Live Forever | A Kind of Magic | Crazy Little Thing Called Love | Don’t Stop Me Now | Another One Bites the Dust | Somebody to Love | Bohemian Rhapsody | We Will Rock You | We are the Champions

Thursday 29 December 2016 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 | Alison Jiear | Matthew Ford vocalists


Including music from Spectre | On Her Majesty’s Secret Service | You Only Live Twice | GoldenEye | From Russia With Love | Live and Let Die | Quantum of Solace | The World is Not Enough | Goldfinger | A View to a Kill | Thunderball | Skyfall | For Your Eyes Only | The Spy Who Loved Me | Moonraker | The Living Daylights | Licence to Kill | Diamonds Are Forever | Casino Royale

Friday 30 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>New Year’s Eve: A Night at the Oscars</b><P>
Manchester Camerata</h6>
New Year’s Eve: A Night at the Oscars

Manchester Camerata

Tim Redmond conductor | Louise Dearman & Oliver Tompsett soloists

See out 2016 with an evening of Hollywood glamour celebrating the best of the movies. The concert features music from blockbuster Oscar-winning films including Star Wars, ET, Jurassic Park, James Bond, Indiana Jones and Titanic.

Saturday 31 December 2016 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
New Year's Day Viennese Gala
Manchester Camerata
New Year's Day Viennese Gala

Gábor Takács Nagy music director |Ailish Tynan soprano | Adi Brett violin | Hannah Roberts cello


Programme includes: J Strauss II Overture to Die Fledermaus | J Strauss II Die Fledermaus, Laughing Song | J Strauss II On the Beautiful Blue Danube | Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending | Lehár Giuditta, On my lips every kiss is like wine | J Strauss Radetzky March



Sunday 1 January 3.00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Nutcracker</b></h6>
The Nutcracker


The Russian State Ballet of Siberia | The Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet |Sergei Bobrov artistic director | Anatoly Tchepurnoi music director and chief conductor

This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins...

Tuesday 03 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Nutcracker</b></h6>
The Nutcracker


The Russian State Ballet of Siberia | The Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet |Sergei Bobrov artistic director | Anatoly Tchepurnoi music director and chief conductor

This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins...

Wednesday 04 January 2017 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Nutcracker</b></h6>
The Nutcracker


The Russian State Ballet of Siberia | The Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet |Sergei Bobrov artistic director | Anatoly Tchepurnoi music director and chief conductor

This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins...

Wednesday 04 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Tir Eolas</b><br>folk ensemble<p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Tir Eolas
folk ensemble

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Philppa Mercer | Ruairi Glashdeen | Laura Snowden | Georgie Harris | Hedi Pinkerfeld

Thursday 5 January 2017 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.

Thursday 5 January 2017 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
A Viennese Celebration
The Hallé
A Viennese Celebration

Stephen Bell conductor | Joshua Ellicott tenor


Suppé Overture: Light Cavalry | Josef Strauss Ohne Sorgen | Josef Strauss Austrian Village Swallows Waltz | E. Strauss Mit Dampf Polka Schnell | Josef Strauss Feuerfest Polka | Lehár Gold and Silver Waltz | J. Strauss II Gypsy Baron March | J. Strauss II On the Beautiful Blue Danube: Waltz | J. Strauss II Radetzky March | J. Strauss II Pizzicato Polka

Saturday 07 January 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Markus Stenz conductor | Carolin Widmann violin


Mozart Symphony No.41, ‘Jupiter’ (29') | Julian Anderson ‘In Lieblicher Bläue’ poem for violin and orchestra (22') | Schumann Symphony No.4 (30')

Thursday 12 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Nicholas Collon conductor | Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano


Ravel, arr. Steven Stucky Noctuelles (5’) | Ravel, arr. Colin Matthews Oiseaux tristes (5’) | Ravel, arr. Colin Matthews Vallée des cloches (world premiere) (7’) | Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (18’) | Shostakovich Symphony No. 8 (65’)

Friday 13 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Glenn Miller Orchestra</b></h6>
Glenn Miller Orchestra

Ray McVay band leader | Mark Porter guest vocalist | Catherine Sykes guest vocalist | The Swing Time Jivers


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.

Saturday 14 January 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Johann Strauss Gala</b></h6>
Johann Strauss Gala


Johann Strauss Dancers in glorious costumes of the period | Johann Strauss Orchestra | John Rigby conductor | Corinne Cowling soprano

Spend an enchanting afternoon enjoying all your favourite waltzes, polkas and songs from the Strauss era.

Sunday 15 January 2017 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.

Monday 16 January 2017 5:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Louis Langrée conductor | Jian Wang cello


Prokofiev Symphony No.1, ‘Classical’ (15’) | Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme (18’) | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 (46’)

Wednesday 18 January 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Eunsley Park, violin <br>
Maksim Štšura, piano</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Eunsley Park, violin
Maksim Štšura, piano

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Beethoven Violin Sonata No.6 | Franck Violin Sonata

Thursday 19 January 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Louis Langrée conductor | Jian Wang cello


Prokofiev Symphony No.1, ‘Classical’ (15’) | Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme (18’) | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 (46’)

Thursday 19 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Musicwood: Film Screening</b></h6>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend
Musicwood: Film Screening
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend


Screening of the documentary, Musicwood. Introduced by Craig Ogden (Friday screening only), Musicwood is a real-life adventure-filled journey and political thriller. A band of famous guitar-makers travel to one of the most primeval rainforests on the planet. Their mission: to change the way this forest is logged before it's too late for acoustic guitars.

Friday 20 January 2017 5:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Hallé Tea Dance - A New Year Gala</b></h6>
Hallé St Peter's
Hallé Tea Dance - A New Year Gala
Hallé St Peter's


After the success of last year’s Tea Dances, prepare to be swept away once again by the musicians of the Hallé Tea Dance Band as they return to Hallé St. Peter’s for a wonderful evening of live music, dance and socialising. (Hallé St Peter's is located at: 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF). Approximate finish time 10.00pm.

Friday 20 January 2017 7:00 PM Hallé St Peter's




<h6><b>Craig Ogden: Bach to The Beatles</b><p>
International Concert Series</h6>
Craig Ogden: Bach to The Beatles

International Concert Series

Craig Ogden classical guitar | Royal Northern Sinfonia

J. S. Bach Prelude from the Lute Suite BWV 997 (4’) | Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra (solo) (4’) | Albéniz Asturias (solo) (4’) Asturias (solo) (4’) | Boccherini Quintet No. 4 in D, G. 448 – “Fandango” (with strings) (4’) | Villa Lobos Prelude No. 1 in E Minor (solo) (4’) | Jobim The Girl from Ipanema (solo) (3’) | Savio Batucada (solo) (3’) | Rodrigo Españoleta from Fantasía para un gentilhombre (with strings) (5’) Anon. Jeux Interdits (Spanish Romance) (with strings) (4’) | Piazzolla Libertango (with strings) (7’) | The Beatles A selection of songs, including: Blackbird, Yesterday, Michelle (solo) (10’), Something, And I Love Her, Come Together (guitar and bass) (10’), Here Comes the Sun, Fool on the Hill, Eleanor Rigby (guitar and strings) (10’)

We regret to announce that Milos Karadaglic is unable to perform owing to a reoccurance of an injury. He is replaced by Craig Ogden, one of the world's greatest classical guitarists. Existing ticket bookers are being contacted. In this stunning programme, we are taken on a journey through time to reveal the guitar’s varied repertoire from Bach to the popular music of the twentieth century.

Friday 20 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>A Guide to Guitar-making & Guitar-makers</b></h6>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend
A Guide to Guitar-making & Guitar-makers
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend

Discover more about the wide variety of classical guitars being produced by luthiers around the world.

Saturday 21 January 2017 10.30 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Music Makers: Guitar Special</b></h6>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend
Music Makers: Guitar Special
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend

Music and sensory play session for babies and toddlers. Suitable for ages 0-4 years old.

Saturday 21 January 2017 10:30 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Music Makers: Guitar Special</b><p>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend</h6>
Music Makers: Guitar Special

Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend


Music and sensory play session for babies and toddlers. Suitable for ages 0-4 years old. £3 per child. Adults free

Saturday 21 January 2017 11:30AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Classical Guitar in the 21st Century</b></h6>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend
Classical Guitar in the 21st Century
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend

Specialist performers play 21st century music for guitar including music by Nicholas Maw, Christopher Fox and others.

Saturday 21 January 2017 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Composer-Guitarist Showcase & Workshop</b></h6>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend
Composer-Guitarist Showcase & Workshop
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend

Alongside the performers in the lunchtime concert, Craig Ogden leads an illustrated discussion about commissioning, preparing and performing 21st century guitar music, before a range of composers/guitarists seek comment and advice by performing new works

Saturday 21 January 2017 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Pop Up Poetry</b></h6>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend
Pop Up Poetry
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend

Read a poem of your own, either inspired by the guitar or the lyrics to an imaginary song. For the chance to participate, submit your ideas to popuppoetry@bridgewater-hall.co.uk, and a selection will be heard on the day.

Saturday 21 January 2017 4:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Sir Andrew Davis conductor | Javier Perianes piano


Wagner Tristan and Isolde — Prelude to Act I (11’) | Grieg Piano Concerto (30’) | Elgar Falstaff (30’)

Saturday 21 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Craig Ogden and Jacqui Dankworth</b></h6>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend
Craig Ogden and Jacqui Dankworth
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend

Jacqui Dankworth is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK. Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui’s unique musical palette also draws on folk, soul, classical, blues and numerous other influences. Craig Ogden is one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. He is known both for his No. 1 chart-topping CDs for Classic FM and for his virtuosic concerto performances with orchestra, as a chamber musician and soloist at major venues around the world. Please note this concert takes place at Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, University of Manchester.

Saturday 21 January 2017 8:00 PM University of Manchester



<h6><b>Craig's Big Guitar Jamboree (Participant booking)</b></h6>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend
Craig's Big Guitar Jamboree (Participant booking)
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend

The weekend culminates in a family-friendly concert featuring a massed guitar orchestra of players of all ages and abilities performing a brand new composition by Callum Dewar.

Sunday 22 January 2017 10:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Musicwood: Film Screening</b></h6>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend
Musicwood: Film Screening
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend

Screening of the documentary, Musicwood. Musicwood is a real-life adventure-filled journey and political thriller. A band of famous guitar-makers travel to one of the most primeval rainforests on the planet. Their mission: to change the way this forest is logged before it's too late for acoustic guitars.

Sunday 22 January 11:00AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Craig's Big Guitar Jamboree (Audience booking)</b></h6>
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend
Craig's Big Guitar Jamboree (Audience booking)
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend
Craig Ogden conductor | Aquarelle Guitar Quartet | Callum Dewar composer


The weekend culminates in a family-friendly concert featuring a massed guitar orchestra of players of all ages and abilities.

Sunday 22 January 2017 2:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Guitar Social</b></h6>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend
Guitar Social
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend

Join us in the Stalls Café Bar after Craig's Big Guitar Jamboree to hear acoustic guitar music and relax with a drink. Performers from the day's events, including Craig Ogden, will mingle in the main foyer to give the audience and jamboree participants a chance to meet and greet them informally.

Sunday 22 January 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Louis Langrée conductor | Jian Wang cello


Prokofiev Symphony No.1, ‘Classical’ (15’) | Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme (18’) | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 (46’)

Sunday 22 January 2017 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.

Tuesday 24 January 2017 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Benyounes Quartet</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Benyounes Quartet

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Zara Benyounes violin | Emily Holland violin| Tetsuumi Negata viola | Kim Vaughan cello

Haydn String Quartet No.3 Op.20 | Mendelssohn String Quartet in E flat Op.12

Friday 27 January 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra</b><p>
International Concert Series
</h6>
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

International Concert Series

Yuri Temirkanov conductor | Nicolai Lugansky piano

Khachaturian Excerpts from the ballet ‘Spartacus’: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia (1st mvt. from Suite no. 2) (10'), Dance of Gaditanae and Victory of Spartacus (Last mvt. from Suite no.1) (6') | Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini (30’) | Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite (45’)

Among the world’s finest ensembles and led by a truly great maestro, The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra return with a Russian programme packed with fine melodies and vivid colour.

Friday 27 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Movie Classics
The Hallé
Movie Classics

Stephen Bell conductor | Petroc Trelawny presenter | Natalya Romaniw soprano


Trainspotting Bizet Habanera | Fantasia Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice | Out Of Africa Mozart Clarinet Concerto (slow movement) | Platoon Barber Adagio for Strings | LA Confidential Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides | Four Weddings And A Funeral Handel The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba | Seven Years In Tibet Debussy Clair de Lune | Grand Budapest Hotel J. Strauss II Roses from the South: Waltz | The King’s Speech Beethoven Symphony No.7 (2nd movement)

Saturday 28 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




Bridgewater Tours 02.02.17

<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
UpClose: The Next Generation
Manchester Camerata
UpClose: The Next Generation

Emanuel Rimoldi piano/lead artist |TBA presenter


Programme includes: Schumann Quintet in E flat major, Op.44 | Rachmaninov Trio Elegiaque No.1 in G minor

This concert takes place at HOME, Manchester (Theatre 1).

Thursday 2 February 7:30 PM HOME, Manchester (Theatre 1)



<h6><b>Paul Carrack In Concert</b></h6>
Plus Support
Paul Carrack In Concert
Plus Support

Paul Carrack is one of the UK’s great singer songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Balancing his career between his solo work and guesting on the current Eric Clapton album and tour, his widely-varied CV also includes Roxy Music, BB King, Nick Lowe, Roger Waters, Squeeze, Mike + The Mechanics, Elton John, The Smiths and Ringo Starr to name just a few.

Friday 03 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Ben Gernon conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano


Beethoven Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’ (44’) | Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 (23’) | Debussy La mer (25’)

Saturday 04 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




Bridgewater Tours 06.02.17

<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Cristian Macelaru conductor | Jonathan Scott organ


Sibelius The Oceanides (11') | Poulenc Concerto for organ, strings and timpani (23') | Dvorák Legends: selection (23') | Janácek Taras Bulba: Rhapsody for Orchestra (23')

Thursday 09 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Transatlantic Sessions</b></h6>
Transatlantic Sessions

Jerry Douglas | Aly Bain | John Paul White | Tift Merritt | Dirk Powell | Jim Lauderdale | Eddi Reader | John Doyle | Danny Thompson | Michael McGoldrick | Russ Barenberg | John McCusker | Donald Shaw | James Mackintosh


From the award-winning Pelicula/BBC TV series, the Transatlantic Sessions continue to revisit shared roots and forge new common ground between today’s finest Celtic and Americana musicians.

Friday 10 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
From Broadway, with love ...
The Hallé
From Broadway, with love ...

Larry Blank conductor | Matthew Ford and Emma Williams vocalists


The programme includes: Porter Every Time We Say Goodbye from The Seven Lively Arts | Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim Something’s Coming from West Side Story | Drake It Was A Very Good Year | Claude-Michel Schönberg/Alain Boublil Sun and Moon from Miss Saigon | Andrew Lloyd Webber All I Ask Of You from The Phantom Of The Opera | Duke/Latouche Takin’ A Chance On Love from Cabin In The Sky | Mancini Moon River from Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Saturday 11 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Paul Lewis, piano</b><p>
International Concert Series</h6>
Paul Lewis, piano

International Concert Series

Bach Partita No.1 in B-flat BWV825 (16’) | Beethoven Piano Sonata No.4 in E-flat Op.7 (30’) | Chopin Three Waltzes: A minor Op.34 No.2, F minor Op.70 No.2, A-flat Op.42 (15’) | Weber Piano Sonata No.2 in A-flat J199 (30’)

Paul Lewis makes his Bridgewater Hall recital debut with a programme encompassing one of Beethoven’s most ambitious early sonatas and Weber’s rarely heard Second Sonata.

Sunday 12 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall





Bridgewater Tours 13.02.17

<h6><b>Russell Watson</b></h6>
Russell Watson


Simon Chalk conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Singing sensation Russell Watson performs a thrilling concert of his favourite music and songs including hits from his latest album.

Saturday 18 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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

John Storgårds conductor | Alina Pogostkina violin


Gade Symphony No. 1 (31’) | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (26’) | Bach, arr. Webern Ricercare a 6 from ‘Musical Offering’ (8’) | Sibelius Symphony No. 7 (21’)

Sunday 19 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>LeAnn Rimes</b></h6>
LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes is an internationally acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter. At 14, Rimes won 'Best New Artist', making her the youngest recipient of a Grammy® Award. Her debut album Blue celebrates the 20th anniversary of its release this year. Her new album Remnants was released in October 2016.

Monday 20 February 2017 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Cristian Macelaru conductor | Heejae Kim piano


Fauré Dolly Suite (17’) | Mozart Piano Concerto No.9, ‘Jeunehomme’ (32’) | Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: excerpts (30’)

Wednesday 22 February 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Yoon-Kyung Cho, cello<br/>
Malgorzata Garstka, piano</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Yoon-Kyung Cho, cello
Malgorzata Garstka, piano

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Schumann Fantasiestucke Op.73 | Beethoven Cello Sonata No.4 in C major, Op.102, No.1 | Poulenc Cello Sonata Op.143

Thursday 23 February 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Cristian Macelaru conductor | Heejae Kim piano


Fauré Dolly Suite (17’) | Mozart Piano Concerto No.9, ‘Jeunehomme’ (32’) | Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: excerpts (30’)

Thursday 23 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra</b><p>
International Concert Series</h6>
The Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra

International Concert Series

Yutaka Sado conductor | Emma Johnson clarinet

Schubert Symphony No.8 in B minor ‘Unfinished’ (25’) | Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A (30’) | Brahms Symphony No.1 in C minor (50’)

Led by one of Japan’s most distinguished musicians, Yutaka Sado, The Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra perform works with a strong Viennese pedigree.

Friday 24 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Anton & Erin</b></h6>Swing Time
Anton & Erin
Swing Time

Anton du Beke & Erin Boag | Richard Balcombe conductor | Lance Ellington star vocalist | Ensemble Dancers | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return with an exciting new show for 2017!

Featuring dazzling new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music.

Saturday 25 February 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Anton & Erin</b></h6>Swing Time
Anton & Erin
Swing Time

Anton du Beke & Erin Boag | Richard Balcombe conductor | Lance Ellington star vocalist | Ensemble Dancers | Manchester Concert Orchestra

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return with an exciting new show for 2017!

Featuring dazzling new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music.

Saturday 25 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Cristian Macelaru conductor | Heejae Kim piano


Fauré Dolly Suite (17’) | Mozart Piano Concerto No.9, ‘Jeunehomme’ (32’) | Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: excerpts (30’)

Sunday 26 February 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Apocalyptica Plays 'Metallica By Four Cellos'</b></h6>
Apocalyptica Plays 'Metallica By Four Cellos'

Doors 7.00pm. Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.
On May 10, 1996 Finnish Rockers, Apocalyptica, released their epic debut 'Plays Metallica By Four Cellos'. The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the album, the group re-released it remastered with 3 bonus tracks in July 2016.

Monday 27 February 2017 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
Mozart Madness
Manchester Camerata
Mozart Madness

Gábor Takács Nagy music director | Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano


Mozart Divertimento in F, K138 | Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat major, K449 | Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, K452 | Piano Concerto No.19 in F major, K459

This concert takes place at the RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester.

Thursday 2 March 2017 7:30pm RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester



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

Rafael Payare conductor


Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht (29’) | Mahler Symphony No. 5 (68’)

Saturday 04 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Celebrate Sinatra</b></h6>
Celebrate Sinatra


Anthony Gabriele conductor | Graham Bickley and Emma Kershaw guest singers |London Concert Orchestra | Plus a glamorous ballroom duo Emma and Chris Burrell and the Swing Time Jivers

An afternoon of songs and music made famous by Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, plus a special centenary tribute to the late, great Ella Fitzgerald.

Sunday 5 March 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano role


Elgar Symphony No.1 (53'), Overture: Froissart (14'), Grania and Diarmid: Incidental Music, Funeral March and ‘There are Seven’ (12'), Pomp and Circumstance March No.3 (5')

Thursday 09 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Beyond the Score ®: Elgar’s Enigma Variations
The Hallé
Beyond the Score ®: Elgar’s Enigma Variations

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Gerard McBurney presenter

Devised by former Hallé artistic advisor Gerard McBurney, ‘Beyond the Score’ is an accessible and entertaining way of learning more about Elgar’s masterpiece. Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé will be on stage throughout providing musical examples, complemented by actors playing Elgar’s friends and loved-ones and film on the Hallé big screen.

Saturday 11 March 2017 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé


Sir Mark Elder conductor | David Butt Philip tenor | Sasha Cooke mezzo-soprano | Iain Paterson bass-baritone | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir

Elgar The Dream of Gerontius

A setting of a poem by John Henry Newman, The Dream of Gerontius tells the story of a soul’s journey through death into purgatory with the promise of a final re-awakening to glory. Elgar’s remarkable score reflects an eclectic range of influences: Wagner, Verdi, Anglican and Catholic liturgical music. There will be no interval during this concert.

Sunday 12 March 2017 6:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall





Bridgewater Tours 13.03.17


Bridgewater Tours 14.03.17

<h6><b>Mike + The Mechanics</b></h6>
Plus support Ben McKelvey
Mike + The Mechanics
Plus support Ben McKelvey

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.

Wednesday 15 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Rick Astley</b></h6>
Rick Astley

SOLD OUT


Rick Astley remains one of the most successful solo artists to have ever emerged from Britain. His three decades in the spotlight have seen the music legend enter the record books for his early ground-breaking chart success; garner rapturous critical acclaim; and sell-out arenas on almost every continent, as he continues to leave an indelible mark on pop-culture.

Thursday 16 March 2017 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Marti Pellow: The Mysterious Tour</b></h6>
Marti Pellow: The Mysterious Tour

One of the UK’s biggest pop icons will take to the stage at The Bridgewater Hall to coincide with the release of his new solo album 'Mysterious', which will be released in March 2017.

Friday 17 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Oscars for Orchestra
The Hallé
Oscars for Orchestra

Stephen Bell conductor


The programme includes music from: Ben-Hur | Robin Hood | Born Free | E.T. | Aladdin | Spectre | The Hateful Eight | Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon | The King and I | Henry V

Saturday 18 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Elvis Costello </b></h6>Detour
Elvis Costello
Detour

Elvis Costello takes his acclaimed Detour solo show for another spin. Critics round the globe have waxed lyrical about this incredibly entertaining walk through Elvis Costello’s amazing life and back catalogue.

Sunday 19 March 2017 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




Bridgewater Tours 20.03.17

<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Lahav Shani conductor | Sofya Gulyak piano


Sibelius En Saga (18') | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 (34’) | Stravinsky The Firebird: Suite (1945) (33’)

Wednesday 22 March 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Eblana String Trio</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Eblana String Trio

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Jonathan Martindale violin | Lucy Nolan viola | Peggy Nolan cello

Beethoven String Trio in C minor Op.9 No.1 | Moeran String Trio (1931)

Thursday 23 March 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Lahav Shani conductor | Sofya Gulyak piano


Sibelius En Saga (18') | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 (34’) | Stravinsky The Firebird: Suite (1945) (33’)

Thursday 23 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Kremerata Baltica</b><p>
International Concert Series</h6>
Kremerata Baltica

International Concert Series

Gidon Kremer violin

Arvo Pärt Passacaglia for violin and strings (4’) | Philip Glass Violin Concerto No.2 'The American Four Seasons' (42') | Alexander Raskatov The Seasons’ Digest (20') | Piazzolla Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arr. Desyatnikov) (26’)

Kremerata Baltica return with a typically adventurous concert, opening with Philip Glass’s Second Violin Concerto accompanied by a montage of evocative and original video images and closes with Piazzolla’s atmospheric evocation of the changing year in his native city.

Friday 24 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Spectacular Classics</b></h6>
Spectacular Classics

Toby Purser conductor | Adrian Dwyer tenor | Nicholas Lester baritone | Manchester Concert Orchestra


Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra | Elgar Nimrod | Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony No.3 (Final Movement) | Fucík Entry of the Gladiators | Bizet Duet from The Pearl Fishers | Tchaikovsky Finale from Swan Lake | Rossini Largo al factotum | Bizet The Flower Song, Danse Bohème from Carmen | Holst Jupiter from The Planets | Strauss Blue Danube Waltz | and other favourites including Nessun Dorma, Rule, Britannia!, & Land of Hope and Glory.

A sensational show of great classics, dazzling lasers and special effects, including an explosive 1812 Overture complete with cannon effects and indoor firework finale.

Saturday 25 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé Youth Ensembles</b></h6>
The Hallé Youth Ensembles

Hallé Youth Orchestra | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Youth Training Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir


Make Mother’s Day really special and 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 26 March 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Lahav Shani conductor | Sofya Gulyak piano


Sibelius En Saga (18') | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 (34’) | Stravinsky The Firebird: Suite (1945) (33’)

Sunday 26 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars</b></h6>
The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars


Supergroup HOLY HOLY featuring Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey will be performing The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars album in its entirety.

Tuesday 28 March 2017 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor | Kathryn Stott piano


Revueltas Sensemayá (8’) | Copland El Salón México (12') | Gershwin Piano Concerto (31’) | Falla The Three Cornered Hat (complete ballet) (30')

Thursday 30 March 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Rick Astley</b></h6>
Rick Astley

SOLD OUT


Rick Astley remains one of the most successful solo artists to have ever emerged from Britain. His three decades in the spotlight have seen the music legend enter the record books for his early ground-breaking chart success; garner rapturous critical acclaim; and sell-out arenas on almost every continent, as he continues to leave an indelible mark on pop-culture.

Friday 31 March 2017 Doors 7:00PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

James Feddeck conductor | James Ehnes violin


John Harbison Remembering Gatsby (7’) | Barber Violin Concerto (23’) | Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 (55’)

Saturday 01 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>10cc</b></h6>
Greatest Hits & More
10cc
Greatest Hits & More

Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure.

Sunday 2 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




Bridgewater Tours 04.04.17

<h6><b>Amy Macdonald</b></h6>
Amy Macdonald

Still only 29 years old, Amy has released 3 albums and sold over 5 million records worldwide - including 1.5 million here in the UK. She has performed to over 3 million people across the world and spent this summer splitting her time between the recording studio and headlining festivals across Europe

Thursday 6 April 2017 Doors 7.00pm The Bridgewater Hall





Bridgewater Tours 10.04.17

<h6><b>Willshire Piano Duo</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Willshire Piano Duo

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

James Willshire piano | Pippa Harrison piano

Schubert Three March Militaires D.733 | Stevenson Two Chinese Folk Songs | Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals

Tuesday 11 April 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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

Nicholas Kraemer conductor | Nicholas Mulroy Evangelist | Matthew Hargreaves Christus | Lina Johnson soprano | Marianne Beate Kielland mezzo-soprano | Andrew Tortise tenor | Benjamin Bevan baritone | Manchester Chamber Choir


Bach Matthäus-Passion (St Matthew Passion) (159’)

Friday 14 April 2017 2:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Caro Emerald</b></h6>
Caro Emerald

Doors 7.00pm.
Caro Emerald returns to The Bridgewater Hall with 'The Emerald Island Tour' in 2017. The Amsterdam Conservatory jazz-trained vocalist is an original pop star with the look of a Hollywood icon of yesteryear and a voice that oozes warmth and vitality.

Saturday 15 April 2017 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Caro Emerald</b></h6>
Caro Emerald

Doors 7.00pm.
Caro Emerald returns to The Bridgewater Hall with 'The Emerald Island Tour' in 2017. The Amsterdam Conservatory jazz-trained vocalist is an original pop star with the look of a Hollywood icon of yesteryear and a voice that oozes warmth and vitality.

Sunday 16 April 2017 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




Bridgewater Tours 17.04.17

<h6><b>Stairway to Heaven</b></h6>
Led Zeppelin Masters
Stairway to Heaven
Led Zeppelin Masters


Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Vince Contarino and bolstered by the breathtaking might of the thirty-five-piece The Black Dog Orchestra, Led Zeppelin Masters features no fewer than eighteen Led Zeppelin classics.

Tuesday 18 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sunwook Kim piano


Berlioz Overture: Rob Roy (12') | Huw Watkins Symphony (world premiere) (20') | Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 (48')

Thursday 20 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>'Jamie's Concert' with Noriko Ogawa, piano</b><p>Waters of Life</h6>
'Jamie's Concert' with Noriko Ogawa, piano

Waters of Life

Concert programme includes:
Clara Schumann Polonaise Op.1 | Debussy Reflections in the water, The girl with the flaxen hair, Clair de Lune | Hiroko Kokubu Sleeping Forest | Beethoven Für Elise | Akiko Yamane Illuminated Baby | Chopin Ballade No.1

Friday 21 April 2017 10.30 AM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Clare Hammond, piano</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Clare Hammond, piano

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Jacquet de la Guerre Suite No.6 in G major | James Francis Brown, David Matthews, Alan Mills, Peter Fribbins & Robin Walker Five Aquarelles | Fauré Nocturne No.8 in D flat, Op.37 ; Nocturne No.12 in E minor Op.107 | Debussy L’isle joyeuse

Friday 21 April 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Wall of Water</b></h6>
Wall of Water


English String Orchestra | Kenneth Woods conductor | Harriet Mackenzie violin

Wall of Water Introduction (30') | Thea Musgrave Green (15') | Deborah Pritchard Violin Concerto 'Wall of Water' (20') | Emily Doolittle falling still (5') | Kaija Saariaho Terra memoria (15')

A chance to hear the acclaimed new Violin Concerto by Deborah Pritchard written in response to a series of 13 oil paintings, Wall of Water by the contemporary artist Maggi Hambling. The programme also includes music by that pioneer among women composers, Thea Musgrave, Emily Doolittle’s evocation of a blackbird singing in the rain and Kaija Saariaho’s intense meditation on the presence of the dead.

Friday 21 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Giants of Jazz
The Hallé
Giants of Jazz

Roderick Dunk conductor | James Pearson piano | The James Pearson Trio from Ronnie Scott’s


George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue | Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag | Billy Mayerl Marigold | Jelly Roll Morton King Porter Stomp | Duke Ellington Caravan | Thelonius Monk ’Round Midnight | George Shearing Lullaby of Birdland | Dave Brubeck Take Five | Oscar Peterson March Past | Chick Corea Spain

Saturday 22 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Vassily Sinaisky conductor | Vadim Gluzman violin | Robin Tritschler tenor


Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis (15’) | Sofia Gubaidulina Offertorium (44’) | Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 3 ‘A Pastoral Symphony’ (36’)

Sunday 23 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>John Prine</b></h6>
John Prine

Two time Grammy-award winner, John Prine, is a singer songwriter who, from his eponymously titled first LP release in 1971, has continued to write and perform songs that have become central to American musical heritage. His songs speak to the everyday experience of ordinary people with a simple honesty, and an extraordinary ability to get right through to the heart of the listener.

Monday 24 April 2017 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venezuela</b><p>
International Concert Series</h6>
Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venezuela

International Concert Series

We regret that this concert will not be going ahead as the Simón Bolivar National Youth Choir has withdrawn from their European tour. The Choir has no wish to disappoint audiences and it is hoped that the tour will be rescheduled and included in a future International Concert Series at The Bridgewater Hall.

Tuesday 25 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Julian Bliss clarinet


Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Strings (15’) | Weber Clarinet Concerto No.2 (20’) | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 (47’)

Wednesday 26 April 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Heath Quartet</b><p>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society</h6>
Heath Quartet

Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Oliver Heath violin | Cerys Jones violin | Gary Pomeroy viola | Christopher Murray cello

Haydn String Quartet Op.76 No.5 | Mendelssohn Quartet in F minor, Op.80

Thursday 27 April 2017 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Julian Bliss clarinet


Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Strings (15’) | Weber Clarinet Concerto No.2 (20’) | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 (47’)

Thursday 27 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Remembering Fred with Aljaz and Janette</b></h6>
Remembering Fred with Aljaz and Janette
Get ready to step back in time and relive special moments from the career of dancing extraordinaire, Fred Astaire with Aljaz and Janette.

Saturday 29 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Julian Bliss clarinet


Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Strings (15’) | Weber Clarinet Concerto No.2 (20’) | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 (47’)

Sunday 30 April 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
UpClose: The Next Generation
Manchester Camerata
UpClose: The Next Generation

Iyad Sughayer piano/lead artist | Manchester Camerata Principal musicians


Haydn Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross | Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time

This concert takes place at Manchester Cathedral.

Tuesday 2 May 2017 7:30 PM Manchester Cathedral



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Hallé Choir


Purcell Funeral Sentences for Queen Mary (15') | Ryan Wigglesworth Locke’s Theatre (2013) (17') | Bruckner Symphony No.9 (60')

Thursday 04 May 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Steve Hackett</b></h6>Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett
Steve Hackett
Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett

On sale Friday 7 October 10.00am.
Following the success of his 2015/16 tour, Steve Hackett returns with an exciting new show. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic Genesis album Wind and Wuthering, Steve and his band will be performing several tracks from the album as well as fan favourites and other Genesis numbers never performed before by Steve's band, plus tracks from his new album due out in 2017.

Friday 5 May 2017 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Al Stewart: Back to the Bedsit Tour 2017</b></h6>
Al Stewart: Back to the Bedsit Tour 2017

For fifty years, Al Stewart has been writing and singing songs. Now, on his 'Back to the Bedsit' tour, he will be playing acoustic versions from his musical back pages going all the way back to the bedsit with “Bedsitter Images”. He will be accompanied by his long-time collaborator Dave Nachmanoff and joined by Guitarist Tim Renwick.

Saturday 6 May 2017 8.00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Procol Harum 1967 - 2017</b></h6>
Procol Harum 1967 - 2017


In this very special concert, celebrating their 50th anniversary, Procol Harum will perform a selection from their best known repertoire together with some new surprises.

Monday 8 May 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Adam Ant</h6></b> ANTHEMS The Singles Tour
Adam Ant
ANTHEMS The Singles Tour

Following the hugely successful Kings of the Wild Frontier tour earlier this year, which saw Adam play his classic and now iconic album to over 30,000 fans in sold out venues across the UK, Adam Ant has announced ANTHEMS The Singles Tour.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 7.30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Adam Ant</h6></b> ANTHEMS The Singles Tour
Adam Ant
ANTHEMS The Singles Tour

Following the hugely successful Kings of the Wild Frontier tour earlier this year, which saw Adam play his classic and now iconic album to over 30,000 fans in sold out venues across the UK, Adam Ant has announced ANTHEMS The Singles Tour.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 7.30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment<br />
Complete Brandenburg Concertos</b><p>
International Concert Series</h6>
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Complete Brandenburg Concertos

International Concert Series

J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F (20’) | Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G (11’) | Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D (20’) | Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G (16’) | Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B-flat (16’) | Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F (12’)

In this programme, The Orchestra of the age of Enlightenment focus their creative attention upon those iconic orchestral works of the Baroque, Bach’s six amazing and varied Brandenburg Concertos.

Thursday 11 May 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Finlandia
The Hallé
Finlandia

Stephen Bell conductor | Joseph Moog piano


Sibelius Karelia Suite | Grieg Piano Concerto | Sibelius Valse Triste | Grieg Peer Gynt Suite | Sibelius Finlandia

Saturday 13 May 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

James Feddeck conductor | Andrew Tyson piano


Smetana Má Vlast: Vltava (12’) | Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 (30’) | Dvorák Symphony No.6 (40’)

Wednesday 17 May 2017 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

James Feddeck conductor | Andrew Tyson piano


Smetana Má Vlast: Vltava (12’) | Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 (30’) | Dvorák Symphony No.6 (40’)

Thursday 18 May 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé

James Feddeck conductor | Andrew Tyson piano


Smetana Má Vlast: Vltava (12’) | Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 (30’) | Dvorák Symphony No.6 (40’)

Sunday 21 May 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Simple Minds</b></h6>Special guest The Anchoress
Simple Minds
Special guest The Anchoress


To celebrate brand new album ‘Simple Minds Acoustic’ Simple Minds will be taking to the road to perform their career spanning collection of songs acoustically for the very first time, joined by special guest The Anchoress.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Six Hands</h6>
John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan</b><p>
International Concert Series
Six Hands
John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan

International Concert Series

Programme to include: Vivaldi Concerto in D | Gary Ryan Benga Beat | New works by John Williams and Leo Brouwer | Jazz solos by John Etheridge, as well as arrangements for guitar duo and trio

Classical guitarist, John Williams only tours these days accompanied by long-standing musical friends. In this rare appearance, he is joined by the sparkling jazz performer, John Etheridge and another master of the classical guitar, Gary Ryan.

Thursday 25 May 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




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

Juanjo Mena conductor | Leonard Elschenbroich cello


Arvo Pärt Cantus in memoriam, Benjamin Britten (9’) | Mark Simpson NOX – concerto for cello and orchestra (22’) | Berlioz Symphonie fantastique (50’)

Friday 26 May 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>David Helfgott</b></h6>
David Helfgott


David Helfgott’s triumph over adversity to become one of the most successful pianists of his generation was portrayed in the award-winning movie Shine. He makes his Manchester debut at The Bridgewater Hall in a programme including Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.3.

Saturday 27 May 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Hallé and BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
The Hallé and BBC Philharmonic

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Brandon Jovanovich Waldermar, tenor | Emily Magee Tove, soprano | Alice Coote Wood Dove, mezzo-soprano | Graham Clark Klaus the Fool, tenor | Johan Reuter Bauer, bass | Sir Thomas Allen speaker


Schoenberg Gurrelieder (99')

Sunday 04 June 2017 6:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
The Play Off
Manchester Camerata
The Play Off

Gábor Takács-Nagy music director | Guy Johnston cello | Gabriella Swallow cello


Haydn Symphony No.38 in C major | Colin Riley Double Concerto for Two Cellos (World Premiere) | Philip Glass Echorus for Two Violins and Strings |Mozart Symphony No.36, K425, ‘Linz’

This concert takes place at Manchester Cathedral.

Thursday 8 June 2017 7:30PM Manchester Cathedral



<h6><b>Sir Willard White<br>
The Brodsky Quartet<p></b>
International Concert Series</h6>
Sir Willard White
The Brodsky Quartet

International Concert Series

Copland Hoedown, Two folk songs (Long Time Ago, The Dodger) | Gershwin Summertime, Honey Man, I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' | Barber Dover Beach |Khachaturian Sabre Dance | Britten Poem, Two folk songs (Ash Grove and The Foggy, Foggy Dew) | Jerome Kern They Didn't Believe Me | Sinatra Classics Close to You, PS I Love You, My Way | Massenet Elégie | Jamaican trad. Jamaica Farewell

Sir Willard White collaborates with the innovative Brodsky String Quartet in a unique programme which acknowledges the work of the great Hollywood String Quartet, including the work they did with Frank Sinatra on the extraordinary album Close to You.

Friday 09 June 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The BBC Philharmonic Family Concert</b></h6>
The BBC Philharmonic Family Concert


Join us for a musical adventure at The Bridgewater Hall in our annual family concert. Hosted by a BBC Children’s presenter, the orchestra will perform orchestral favourites, film music and inspiring selections from BBC Ten Pieces.

Saturday 10 June 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Kevin & Karen</b></h6>
Kevin & Karen

Strictly sweethearts Kevin and Karen Clifton tour the UK for the very first time with their sensational new live show – a sultry, hip-swinging journey through the Waltz, Cha Cha, Fox Trot, Tango and Salsa. It’s a high-energy performance filled with sassy tunes, heart-pounding choreography and sparkling costumes.

Sunday 11 June 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2017</b><p>
International Concert Series</h6>
The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2017

International Concert Series

Harry Christophers conductor

Poulenc Salve Regina (4') Palestrina Surge amica mea (3') Palestrina Parce mihi, Domine (7') Palestrina Surgam et circuibo civitatem (2') Poulenc Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence (14') Palestrina Peccantem me quotidie (4') Palestrina Kyrie and Gloria (Missa L’Homme Armé) (9') Poulenc Un soir de neige (7') Palestrina Credo (Missa L’Homme Armé) (8') Palestrina Salve Regina (6') Poulenc Agnus Dei (Mass in G) (5')

Associate Artists, The Sixteen bring their own richly coloured sound and well-balanced voices to music that has both spiritual fervour and heavenly vision.

Friday 16 June 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Kraftwerk 3-D</b></h6>
Kraftwerk 3-D


SOLD OUT

After their worldwide hugely successful 3-D concert tours, the Electro pioneers Kraftwerk return to the UK in June 2017 for a special eleven-date run of their critically acclaimed live show. Bringing together music and performance art, Kraftwerk 3-D concerts are a true "Gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art."

Monday 19 June 2017 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Wayne Marshall</b><p>
International Concert Series</h6>
Wayne Marshall

International Concert Series

Messiaen Transport de Joie from L'Ascension (4’) | Vierne Final from Symphonie No.6 (8') | Vierne Carillon de Westminster (7') | J.S.Bach Fantasia & Fugue in G minor BWV 542 (12') | Dupré Prelude & Fugue in G minor (7') | Widor Marcia from Symphonie No.3 (6') | Alain Three Dances (24') | Improvisation on themes provided by the audience

Associate Artist and organist at The Bridgewater Hall for 21 seasons, who else could finish a landmark series but Wayne Marshall with his special brand of virtuoso fireworks.

Tuesday 27 June 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Collabro</b></h6>
Collabro


Following a huge UK sold out tour this year, Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro have today announced dates for their third nationwide tour.

Thursday 30 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall