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  |  Organ Concerts  |  Family Events  |  Raymond Gubbay |  Mid-Day Concerts |  Guided Tours |  Waters of Life |  Guitar Weekend


<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><p>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend</h6>
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>Tom Doughty</b><p>
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend</h6>
Tom Doughty

Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend

Unique lap-slide guitarist and singer-songwriter Tom Doughty entertains.

Friday 20 January 6:15 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’) | 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><p>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend</h6>
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><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.

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><p>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend</h6>
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><p>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend</h6>
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><p>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend</h6>
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>Diversions for Guitar</b><p>
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend</h6>
Diversions for Guitar

Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend

Free unticketed event in the Stalls Café Bar

Live music provided by guitarists Bradley Johnson, Don Candy and the Zamora Guitar Trio.

Saturday 21 January 2017 5:30 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>
<p>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend</h6>
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><p>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend</h6>
Craig's Big Guitar Jamboree (Participant booking)

Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend

SOLD OUT

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><p>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend</h6>
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>Diversions for Guitar</b><p>
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend</h6>
Diversions for Guitar

Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend

Free unticketed event in the Stalls Café Bar.

Live music provided by the Da Capo Duo (flute and guitar), Yvonne Bloor (guitar) and Owen Bunting (guitar).

Sunday 22 January 2017 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Craig's Big Guitar Jamboree (Audience booking)</b><p>
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend</h6>
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><p>Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend</h6>
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 by the guitar ensemble from Musica Kirklees 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 Carmen: 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) | Fatal Attraction Puccini Madama Butterfly: Un bel di vedremo | Captain Corelli's Mandolin Puccini Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro | Quartet Puccini Tosca: Vissi d'arte | Moulin Rouge/Peter's Friends Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld: Can Can | Black Swan / Anna Karenina Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Waltz from Act I

Saturday 28 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.

Thursday 2 February 2017 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<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



<b>Guided Tours </b>
Guided Tours


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 6 February 2017 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<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




<b>Guided Tours</b>
Guided Tours


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 13 February 2017 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<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




<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 13 March 2017 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<b>Guided Tours</b>
Guided Tours


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 14 March 2017 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<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>Mehboob Nadeem (sitar), Arnab Chakrabarty (sarod) and Kousic Sen (tabla)</b><p>Music For The Mind And Soul</h6>
Mehboob Nadeem (sitar), Arnab Chakrabarty (sarod) and Kousic Sen (tabla)

Music For The Mind And Soul


Milapfest’s Music for the Mind and Soul concert series continues with celebrated sitarist, Mehboob Nadeem. Mehboob will be performing alongside celebrated Sarod artist Arnab Chakrabarty. and Milapfest’s Artist in Residence, tabla maestro, Kousic Sen.

Saturday 18 March 2017 1:00 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




<b>Guided Tours</b>
Guided Tours


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 20 March 2017 2:30 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’)

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 | Michaela Parry mezzo-soprano


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




<b>Guided Tours</b>
Guided Tours


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 4 April 2017 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<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




<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 10 April 2017 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<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>The Shropshire Boatmen</b><p>
Waters of Life</h6>
The Shropshire Boatmen

Waters of Life

This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.

The Shropshire Boatmen are a shanty crew who sing to keep alive the connection between our inland waterways and the international seafaring trade. This event will include a mix of original and well-known songs for you to join in with, plus the chance to hear something about the history and meaning of maritime music.

Tuesday 11 April 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Pop-up Poetry with Bill Lloyd</b><p>
Waters of Life</h6>
Pop-up Poetry with Bill Lloyd

Waters of Life

This event will take place in The Stalls Café Bar.

Led by folk-singer and actor, Bill Lloyd, read a poem of your own, inspired by water, the sea or canals. For the chance to participate, submit your ideas to popuppoetry@bridgewater-hall.co.uk and a selection will be heard on the day. Following the poetry session, Bill will sing a selection of traditional songs.

Tuesday 11 April 2017 4:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Sea Shanty Big Sing</b><p>
Waters of Life</h6>
Sea Shanty Big Sing

Waters of Life

Simply Singing and Special Guests The Shropshire Boatmen

Whether you’re an experienced singer or a complete beginner, this is your chance to sing sea shanties in our stunning Auditorium. Experienced choir leaders Simply Singing will guide you through a number of sea shanties and you’ll soon be raising the roof with beautiful harmonies. Lyrics will be provided in advance to help you prepare.

Tuesday 11 April 2017 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Trim Rig & A Doxy</b><p>
Waters of Life</h6>
Trim Rig & A Doxy

Waters of Life

This event will take place in The Stalls Café Bar.

Shanty duo, Derek and Julia Batters performances are both warm and humorous. This evening they’ll treat you to a selection of sea shanties, songs based on the poems of Lancashire writer Cicely Fox Smith and more.

Tuesday 11 April 2017 7:30 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'. 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




<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>Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya (santoor), Pandit Ronu Majumdar (bansuri flute) & Kousic Sen (tabla)</b><p>Music For The Mind And Soul</h6>
Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya (santoor), Pandit Ronu Majumdar (bansuri flute) & Kousic Sen (tabla)

Music For The Mind And Soul


Continuing its theme of Jugalbandi, Milapfest’s Music for the Mind and Soul concert series presents a special performance by accomplished Santoor artist Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya and world famous Bansuri flautist Pandit Ronu Majumdar. They will be accompanied by Tabla maestro Kousic Sen.

Sunday 30 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’)

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


A concert packed full of show stopping hits from the world's best-loved musicals, performed by four star soloists from the West End.

Friday 12 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>Glenn Miller Orchestra</b></h6>
Glenn Miller Orchestra


Ray McVay band leader | Mark Porter guest vocalist | Catherine Sykes guest vocalist | The Swingtime Jivers | The Polka Dot Dolls 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.

Sunday 14 May 2017 3:00 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>Imelda May</b></h6>
Imelda May


Imelda May has announced her first UK tour in over three years in support of her highly anticipated new album ‘Life Love Flesh Blood’ due for release in March 2017.

Saturday 20 May 2017 Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Pandit Ranajit Sengupta (sarod), Ashim Chowdhury (sitar) and Kousic Sen (tabla)</b><p>Music For The Mind And Soul</h6>
Pandit Ranajit Sengupta (sarod), Ashim Chowdhury (sitar) and Kousic Sen (tabla)

Music For The Mind And Soul


Next in Milapfest’s special Jugalbandi themed concerts as part of its Music for the Mind and Soul series is Sarod superstar, Pandit Ranajit Sengupta and accomplished sitarist Ashim Chowdhury. They will be accompanied by Tabla maestro Kousic Sen.

Sunday 21 May 2017 1:00 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>Sanjay Guha (sitar), Pandit Ramesh Misra (saarangi) and Kousic Sen (tabla)</b><p>Music For The Mind And Soul</h6>
Sanjay Guha (sitar), Pandit Ramesh Misra (saarangi) and Kousic Sen (tabla)

Music For The Mind And Soul


Next in Milapfest’s season of ‘Jugalbandi’ concerts as part of their ongoing Music for the Mind and Soul series is a unique performance by sitarist Sanjay Guha and Saarangi maestro Pandit Ramesh Misra. They will be accompanied on stage by Milapfest’s Artist in Residence, Kousic Sen.

Saturday 17 June 2017 1:00 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>Jackson Browne</b></h6>
Jackson Browne


Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics.

Friday 30 June 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>The Best of James Bond</b></h6>
The Best of James Bond


Louise Dearman guest soloist | Oliver Tompsett guest soloist | Manchester Concert Orchestra

All the greatest music and song from the nation’s favourite secret service agent including From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Skyfall, Tomorrow Never Dies, Thunderball, For Your Eyes Only, You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me & Diamonds are Forever

Sunday 1 October 2017 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Squeeze</b></h6>
Squeeze


South-London legends Squeeze have announced an extensive run of UK dates in 2017 and return to the Bridgewater Hall. This follows the success of their North American tour in 2016 and the incredible reception to their latest album Cradle To The Grave. The band are currently working on a new album for 2017.

Monday 30 October 2017 Doors 7:00PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Sixties Gold</b></h6>
Sixties Gold


Following last years’ successful tour, Sixties Gold returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 UK Top 30 hits.

Wednesday 1 November 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall




<h6><b>Karl Jenkins</b></h6>
The Armed Man
Karl Jenkins
The Armed Man


Sir Karl Jenkins conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra | Manchester Chorale

Sir Karl Jenkins conducts The Armed Man - A mass for peace. Plus excerpts from his most popular works including, Requiem, Symphonic Adiemus, Cantata Memoria & Palladio.

Sunday 19 November 2017 3:00 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