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Event Listings

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

Flexible Booking  |  BBC Philharmonic  |  The Hallé  |  International Concert Series  |  Mountain Song Series  |  Manchester Camerata  |  Organ Concerts  |  Family Events  |  Manchester Mid-day Concerts |  Raymond Gubbay  |  Lunchtime Organ Series |  Guided Tours


<h6><b>Jack Jones: Jack Sings Frank</b></h6>
Celebrating 100 Years Of Frank Sinatra
Jack Jones: Jack Sings Frank
Celebrating 100 Years Of Frank Sinatra
Please note this concert was postponed from Sunday 10 May 2015 and the content of the show has changed. All existing bookers for Jack Jones: The Coming Home Tour on 10 May have been contacted. Jack Jones lets us wander through the life of Frank Sinatra, with the music and the stories depicting Jack's encounters with his friend over the years. Please click on the 'More Info' tab for approximate timings.

Sunday 07 February 2016 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 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 09 February 2016 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Rafal Luc, classical accordion</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Rafal Luc, classical accordion
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Nicholas Martin Kollaps (2013) | Gavin Higgins Kathedrale (2013) | Peter Maxwell Davies Farewell to Stromness | Mendelssohn Chorale and Variations (Organ Sonata in D minor, Op.65, No.6) | Rameau L’Egyptienne

Wednesday 10 February 2016 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Roderick Williams baritone


Rachmaninov Isle of the Dead (20') | Mahler Kindertotenlieder (26') | Shostakovich Symphony No.15 (42')

Thursday 11 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Music Makers: Toddler session</b></h6>
Carnival of the Animals
Music Makers: Toddler session
Carnival of the Animals
Monthly music and sensory play sessions for toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 12 February 2016 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall


<h6><b>Music Makers: Toddler session</b></h6>
Carnival of the Animals
Music Makers: Toddler session
Carnival of the Animals
Monthly music and sensory play sessions for toddlers (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 12 February 2016 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall


<h6><b>Music Makers: Baby session</b></h6>
Carnival of the Animals
Music Makers: Baby session
Carnival of the Animals
Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 12 February 2016 1:45 PM The Bridgewater Hall


<h6><b>Music Makers: Baby session</b></h6>
Carnival of the Animals
Music Makers: Baby session
Carnival of the Animals
Monthly music and sensory play sessions for babies (booking is essential, maximum 4 tickets per person).

Friday 12 February 2016 2:45 PM The Bridgewater Hall


<h6><b>Haçienda Classical</b></h6>Graeme Park | Mike Pickering | Manchester Camerata
Haçienda Classical
Graeme Park | Mike Pickering | Manchester Camerata
Side view seats (restricted view) available. Please visit/call our Box Office on 0161 907 9000 to book. Please note there is no interval. Haze/strobe lighting will be used during this concert.
For the very first time, the DJs who shaped the Haçienda sound – Graeme Park and Mike Pickering – will perform a continuous set of Haçienda classics alongside the 40-strong Manchester Camerata orchestra, with special guest vocalists and performances.

Friday 12 February 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Leningrad: Music From The Front Line
BBC Philharmonic
Leningrad: Music From The Front Line
Juanjo Mena conductor | Dejan Lazic piano


Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3 (23') | Shostakovich Symphony No. 7, ‘Leningrad’ (73')

Saturday 13 February 2016 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 Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Sunday 14 February 2016 2:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Valentine’s Day Concert
The Hallé
Valentine’s Day Concert
Stephen Bell conductor | Natalya Romaniw soprano | David Butt Philip tenor


Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet extract | Wagner Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3 and Elsa’s Dream | Gounod Roméo et Juliette: L’amour... Ah! Lève toi, soleil! | Puccini La bohème: Act 1 Finale | Mendelssohn Midsummer Night’s Dream: Wedding March | Puccini Madame Butterfly: Un bel di and Act I duet; Tosca: Recondita armonia | Massenet Méditation from Thaïs | Bizet Carmen: Flower Song and Suite | Brodszky Be My Love | Stephen Sondheim West Side Story: ‘Somewhere’ | Elgar Salut d’Amour

Sunday 14 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Okko Kamu conductor | Alexander Gavrylyuk piano


R. Strauss Don Juan (19') | Grieg Piano Concerto (31') | Sibelius Symphony No.5 (30')

Wednesday 17 February 2016 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Soh-Yon Kim, violin and Maksim Štšura, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Soh-Yon Kim, violin and Maksim Štšura, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Beethoven Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.96 | Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor (1917) | Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op.28

Thursday 18 February 2016 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Okko Kamu conductor | Alexander Gavrylyuk piano


R. Strauss Don Juan (19') | Grieg Piano Concerto (31') | Sibelius Symphony No.5 (30')

Thursday 18 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Bridgewater For All</b></h6>
Be Hear Now Concert
Bridgewater For All
Be Hear Now Concert
The concert 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 19 February 2016 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Bridgewater For All</b></h6>
Be Hear Now  (Ages 0-11)
Bridgewater For All
Be Hear Now (Ages 0-11)
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 19 February 2016 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Bridgewater For All</b></h6>
Be Hear Now  (Ages 12-19)
Bridgewater For All
Be Hear Now (Ages 12-19)
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 19 February 2016 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Open Rehearsal</b></h6>
La Serenissima: The Four Seasons
Open Rehearsal
La Serenissima: The Four Seasons
We invite you behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall with acclaimed period-instrument group, La Serenissima.

Friday 19 February 2016 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>La Serenissima: The Four Seasons</b></h6>
International Concert Series
La Serenissima: The Four Seasons
International Concert Series
Adrian Chandler violin/director | Peter Whelan bassoon


Vivaldi Concertos for Violin ‘in tromba marina’ in D & G (20’) | Vivaldi Concertos for Bassoon in G & B-flat (20’) | Vivaldi ‘Four Seasons’ (Manchester version) Concertos for Violin and Strings (40’)

Acclaimed period-instrument group, La Serenissima offers a unique chance to hear Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons from the only surviving manuscript of these famed works, held by Manchester’s Henry Watson Music Library. It contains subtle differences compared to the more widely-heard version of Vivaldi’s famous piece.

Friday, 19 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Friday 19 February 2016 7:30 PM Hallé St Peter's



<h6><b>Sudeshna Bhattacharya, sarod and Kousic Sen, tabla</b></h6>
Music For The Mind And Soul
Sudeshna Bhattacharya, sarod and Kousic Sen, tabla
Music For The Mind And Soul
This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
Milapfest’s Indian classical music series continues with a pioneering musician in an improvised duet on a variety of afternoon ragas or moods.

Saturday 20 February 2016 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Rhapsody In Blue
BBC Philharmonic
Rhapsody In Blue
Nicholas Collon conductor | Lawrence Power viola | Jonathan Scott piano


Mark Simpson Sparks (5') | James MacMillan Viola Concerto (31') | Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (16') | Stravinsky The Firebird – suite (1945 version) (29')

Saturday 20 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Okko Kamu conductor | Alexander Gavrylyuk piano


R. Strauss Don Juan (19') | Grieg Piano Concerto (31') | Sibelius Symphony No.5 (30')<

Sunday 21 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
UpClose - Trumpet, Jazz and DJ
Manchester Camerata
UpClose - Trumpet, Jazz and DJ
Tine Thing Helseth trumpet | Matthew Halsall DJ, composer

Tuesday 23 February 2016 7:30 PM Gorilla Bar



<h6><b>An Evening with Aggers & Tuffers</b></h6>
An Evening with Aggers & Tuffers
Phil Tufnell teams up with his TMS colleague for a series of shows from February 2016.

Tuesday 23 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Leona Lewis</b></h6>
Plus Support Philippa Hanna
Leona Lewis
Plus Support Philippa Hanna
Doors 7.00pm. Side View seats released (not available online). Please visit/call our Box Office on 0161 907 9000 for further details.
Following the release of her new studio album ‘I Am’, Leona Lewis performs at The Bridgewater Hall as part of her first UK tour in three years.

Wednesday 24 February Doors 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Sophie Rosa, violin and Elena Nemtsova, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Sophie Rosa, violin and Elena Nemtsova, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Beethoven Sonata No.8 in G major, Op.30 No.3 | Ravel Violin Sonata in G major (1923-27) | Wieniawski Polonaise de Concert No.1 in D major, Op.4

Thursday 25 February 2016 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé & The Hallé Choir</b></h6>
Echoes Of A Mountain Song
The Hallé & The Hallé Choir
Echoes Of A Mountain Song
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Malin Christensson soprano | Robin Tritschler tenor | Hallé Choir


Stravinsky Four Norwegian Moods (8') | Delius Song of the High Hills (30') | Rachmaninov Three Russian Songs (14') | Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini (22')

Saturday 27 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
New World Symphony
BBC Philharmonic
New World Symphony
Juanjo Mena conductor | Augustin Hadelich violin


Smetana Má Vlast – ‘Vltava’ (13') | Bartók Viola Concerto No. 2 (36') | Dvorák Symphony No. 9, ‘From the New World’ (41')

Sunday 28 February 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>An Evening With Collabro</b></h6>
With Special Guests
An Evening With Collabro
With Special Guests
Doors 7.00pm.
Less than a year after winning 'Britain’s Got Talent', the announcement of their 2016 ‘Act Two’ tour tops off an astounding year for the band which has seen them go truly global.

Monday 29 February 2016 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Classical Greats
The Hallé
Classical Greats
Jamie Phillips conductor | Nicholas Trygstad cello


Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis | Elgar Cello Concerto | Copland Fanfare for the Common Man | Barber Adagio for Strings | Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé: Symphonic Suite | Walton Orb and Sceptre (Coronation March 1953)

Thursday 3 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>‘Aurat’ featuring Roopa Panesar, sitar</b><br />
and Bhupinder Singh Chaggar, tabla
</b></h6>
Music For The Mind And Soul
‘Aurat’ featuring Roopa Panesar, sitar
and Bhupinder Singh Chaggar, tabla
Music For The Mind And Soul
This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
Roopa Panesar is a star of the British Indian music scene, a young Sitarist whose training and professional development has taken place in both India and England.

Saturday 05 March 2016 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Pictures At An Exhibition
BBC Philharmonic
Pictures At An Exhibition
Juanjo Mena conductor| Garrick Ohlsson piano


William Schuman American Festival Overture (10') | Barber Piano Concerto (26') | Copland Quiet City (10') | Mussorgsky arr. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition (32')

Saturday 5 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
International Concert Series
Vasily Petrenko conductor | Simon Trpceski piano


Grieg Lyric Suite: Gangar (5’) | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 (35’) | Mahler Symphony No.5 (70’)

Vasily Petrenko brings vital energy and strong musical discipline to all his performances, never better shown than in the mighty symphonies of Gustav Mahler. His recordings with Simon Trpceski of the Rachmaninov concertos have won critical acclaim for their insight and brilliance.

Monday 7 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Andrew Manze conductor | Laurence Rogers horn


Mendelssohn Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’ (30’) | R. Strauss Horn Concerto No.1 (17’) | Brahms Serenade No.2 (32')

Wednesday 9 March 2016 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Wednesday 09 March 2016 5:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>RNCM Brass Band: Echoes of a Mountain Song</b></h6>Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
RNCM Brass Band: Echoes of a Mountain Song
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Nicholas Childs conductor


Programme to include:
Holst Moorside Suite | Arthur Butterworth Three Impressions for Brass, Op.36 | John McCabe Cloudcatcher Fells

Thursday 10 March 2016 1.10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Singing the Mountain Song</b></h6>
Folk workshop and lecture
Singing the Mountain Song
Folk workshop and lecture
Cumbria-based folk-singer, musician and animateur, Bill Lloyd, explores the traditional culture and music of the North Country in a mix of live performance, lucid commentary and instruction.

Thursday 10 March 2016 3.00-4.30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Andrew Manze conductor | Laurence Rogers horn


Mendelssohn Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’ (30’) | R. Strauss Horn Concerto No.1 (17’) | Brahms Serenade No.2 (32')

Thursday 10 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Friday 11 March 2016 7:30 PM Hallé St Peter's



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Three Musical Adventures
BBC Philharmonic
Three Musical Adventures
John Storgårds conductor | Julian Bliss clarinet


Sir Peter Maxwell Davies A Reel for Seven Fisherman (30')| Copland Clarinet Concerto (original version) (17') | Korngold Sinfonietta (45')

Saturday 12 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
The Mozart Session
Manchester Camerata
The Mozart Session
Gábor Takács Nagy conductor | Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano


Mozart Symphony No.1 in E-flat major, K16 ; Piano Concerto No.17 in G major, K453 ; Divertimento in B-flat major, K137; Piano Concerto No.18 in B-flat major, K456

This concert takes place at The Royal Northern College of Music.

Saturday 12 March 2016 7:30 PM RNCM Concert Hall



<h6><b>Hallé Youth Ensembles</b></h6>
Once Upon A Time ...
Hallé Youth Ensembles
Once Upon A Time ...
Hallé Youth Orchestra | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Youth Training Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir


The programme includes Lin Marsh's Once Upon A Time.

Sunday 13 March 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Andrew Manze conductor | Laurence Rogers horn


Mendelssohn Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’ (30’) | R. Strauss Horn Concerto No.1 (17’) | Brahms Serenade No.2 (32')

Sunday 13 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Ludovico Einaudi</b></h6>
The Elements Tour
Ludovico Einaudi
The Elements Tour
SOLD OUT.
Ludovico Einaudi has quietly become one of the most successful musicians in the world. His hauntingly beautiful and evocative music tops the charts in the UK and Europe, and he was BAFTA-nominated for his score of This is England ‘86. His new album Elements is released on Friday 16 October.

Monday 14 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Ludovico Einaudi</b></h6>
The Elements Tour
Ludovico Einaudi
The Elements Tour
SOLD OUT.
Ludovico Einaudi has quietly become one of the most successful musicians in the world. His hauntingly beautiful and evocative music tops the charts in the UK and Europe, and he was BAFTA-nominated for his score of This is England ‘86. His new album Elements is released on Friday 16 October.

Tuesday 15 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Project Jam Sandwich: world music ensemble</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Project Jam Sandwich: world music ensemble
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Katie Foster violin | Abel Selaocoe cello | Henry Alexander guitar | Ali McMath double bass | Delia Stevens percussion


Traditional African song Ulidzile | Traditional Bulgarian Kopanitsa | Traditional South African song Click Song | Celia Cruz Quimbara | Traditional Irish song Whiskey in the Jar John Zorn Briel | Katie Foster 007 reel | Danish Folk song En Smuk aftensang | Black Mountain Rag | Slovak traditional Aja taka dzivocka

Wednesday 16 March 2016 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Markus Stenz conductor | Kirill Gerstein piano


Henze The Enchanted Forest (12') | Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (19') Liszt Totentanz (Dance of Death) (16') | Beethoven Symphony No.5 (34')

Thursday 17 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Bizet's Carmen
BBC Philharmonic
Bizet's Carmen
Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor | Leonard Elschenbroich cello


Anthony Payne Visions and Journeys (23') | Walton Cello Concerto (27') | Roussel Suite in F major (20') | Bizet Carmen – orchestral extracts (21')

Friday 18 March 2016 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 Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Saturday 19 March 2016 2:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Oscars for Orchestra
The Hallé
Oscars for Orchestra
Stephen Bell conductor | Louise Dearman vocalist


The programme includes music from Schindler’s List, Robin Hood, Dances with Wolves, Gigi, Mary Poppins, Star Wars, Skyfall, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Titanic, The Way We Were, Evergreen, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz and many more.

Saturday 19 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Anton and Erin</b></h6>
. . . just gotta dance
Anton and Erin
. . . just gotta dance
Anton du Beke & Erin Boag | Richard Balcombe conductor | Lance Ellington star vocalist | Six world class Ensemble Dancers | Manchester Concert Orchestra


Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return with a thrilling new show for 2016 to dazzle audiences across the UK.

Sunday 20 March 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Anton and Erin</b></h6>
. . . just gotta dance
Anton and Erin
. . . just gotta dance
Anton du Beke & Erin Boag | Richard Balcombe conductor | Lance Ellington star vocalist | Six world class Ensemble Dancers | Manchester Concert Orchestra


Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return with a thrilling new show for 2016 to dazzle audiences across the UK.

Sunday 20 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Shane Filan: Right Here Tour 2016</b></h6>
Plus Support
Shane Filan: Right Here Tour 2016
Plus Support
In the wake of releasing his hit album Right Here in October 2015, Shane Filan returns to The Bridgewater Hall in March 2016.

Tuesday 22 March 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>An Evening With Natalie Merchant<br />
The 2016 Paradise Is There Tour<br /></b></h6>
Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of Tigerlily
An Evening With Natalie Merchant
The 2016 Paradise Is There Tour
Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of Tigerlily
Limited availability, please call our Box Office on 0161 907 9000. A maximum of 8 tickets per person. Under 14 year olds to be accompanied by an adult.
Twenty years ago, Natalie Merchant parted ways with her longtime 10,000 Maniacs bandmates and released her first solo effort, the 1995 multi-platinum selling Tigerlily.

Wednesday 23 March 2016 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 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 24 March 2016 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Toccata!</b></h6>
Jonathan Scott Lunchtime Organ Series
Toccata!
Jonathan Scott Lunchtime Organ Series
Gigout Toccata in b minor (Dix Pièces) | JS Bach Toccata, Adagio & Fugue (BWV 564) | Duruflé Toccata (Suite Op.5) | Mulet Noël & Tu es petra (Esquisses Byzantines) | Nevin Will O’ the Wisp | Vierne Toccata (24 Pièces de fantaisie) | Yon Toccatina for Flutes | Widor Adagio & Toccata (Symphony No.5 Op.42)


Associate Artist Jonathan Scott returns to present 3 unmissable lunchtime concerts which demonstrate the spectacular sound of The Bridgewater Hall’s magnificent Marcussen concert organ in a variety of masterpieces which will appeal to all tastes.

Thursday 24 March 2016 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Leanne Cody, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Leanne Cody, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Ravel Sonatine | Amy Beach Valse Caprice | Stravinsky Serenade in A | Earl Wild Fantasy on Porgy and Bess

Wednesday 30 March 2016 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Sir Thomas Allen, baritone</b></h6>
International Concert Series: Echoes Of A Mountain Song
Sir Thomas Allen, baritone
International Concert Series: Echoes Of A Mountain Song
Joseph Middleton piano


Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel, Tired, Linden Lea | George Butterworth Six songs from ‘A Shropshire Lad’ | Traditional songs Gan ti the Kye, O I hae seen the roses blaw, Rap er te bank, Elsie Marley, Dance ti the Daddy | Songs by Edward Purcell, Arthur Penn and Eric Coates

Sir Thomas Allen is one of the most admired singers of our times. Born in Seaham, County Durham, he retains a strong connection with the Northeast. The programme includes items from Allen’s CD anthology Songs my father taught me.

Wednesday 30 March 2016 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 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 04 April 2016 5:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Stéphane Rancourt oboe


Elgar Une voix dans le desert (12') | John Casken Apollinaire’s Bird (Oboe Concerto, 2014) (25') | Elgar Le drapeau belge (4') | Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte (7’) | Vaughan Williams Symphony No.4 (34')

Thursday 7 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Gregory Porter</b></h6>
Gregory Porter
SOLD OUT.
Grammy Award-winning jazz/soul singing sensation Gregory Porter, continues to perform to sell out audiences across the world and has achieved international recognition and acclaim with his Grammy winning selling album ‘Liquid Spirit’.

Friday 08 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Spectacular Classics</b></h6>
Spectacular Classics
Manchester Concert Orchestra | Ilona Domnich soprano | Michael Bracegirdle tenor | Timothy Henty conductor


Rossini William Tell Overture | Ravel Bolero | Sousa Liberty Bell | Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavelleria rusticana | Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers | Puccini Soave faniculla | Verdi Brindisi | Denza Funiculi funicula | Copland Fanfare for the Common Man | Suppé Light Cavalry Overture | Verdi Sempre Libera from La traviata | Mussorhsky Great Gate of Kiev | Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

Classic…after classic…after classic. Also featuring Nessun Dorma, Rule, Britannia! and Land Of Hope and Glory.

Saturday 09 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain</b></h6>
A blazing totally teenage musical experience
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
A blazing totally teenage musical experience
Kristjan Järvi conductor | Chad Hoopes soloist


Stravinsky Fireworks | Michael Daugherty Fire and Blood | Stravinsky The Firebird

The world's greatest orchestra of teenagers burns bright in this electrifying sound experience conducted by vibrant musical personality Kristjan Järvi.

Sunday 10 April 2016 3:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor/piano


Beethoven Overture: Leonore No.2 (13') | Mozart Piano Concerto No.19, K459 (24') | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2, ‘Little Russian’ (40')

Wednesday 13 April 2016 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Tippett Quartet</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Tippett Quartet
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
John Mills violin | Jeremy Isaac violin | Lydia Lowndes-Northcott viola | Bozidar Vukotic cello


Arvo Pärt Fratres | Beethoven String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.131

Thursday 14 April 2016 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor/piano


Beethoven Overture: Leonore No.2 (13') | Mozart Piano Concerto No.19, K459 (24') | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2, ‘Little Russian’ (40')

Thursday 14 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Russell Watson</b></h6>
Songs from the Heart
Russell Watson
Songs from the Heart
The UK’s best selling classical crossover artist of all time returns to the stage with his brand new show ‘Songs From The Heart’, featuring a stunning collection of our best loved songs.

Friday 15 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Dances From 'West Side Story'
BBC Philharmonic
Dances From 'West Side Story'
Juanjo Mena conductor | Marie-Pierre Langlamet harp | CBSO Youth Chorus | Hallé Youth Choir


Bernstein Symphonic Dances from ‘West Side Story’ (22') | Ginastera Harp Concerto (17') | Bernstein Chichester Psalms (16') | Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms (22')

Saturday 16 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Stephanie Bosch, bansuri flute and Kousic Sen, tabla</b></h6>
Music For The Mind And Soul
Stephanie Bosch, bansuri flute and Kousic Sen, tabla
Music For The Mind And Soul
This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
Milapfest’s 2016 season continues with the focus on Women in Indian Music celebrating the achievements of some of the best artists of the world.

Sunday 17 April 2016 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Sunday 17 April 2016 2:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor/piano


Beethoven Overture: Leonore No.2 (13') | Mozart Piano Concerto No.19, K459 (24') | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2, ‘Little Russian’ (40')

Sunday 17 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | soloists | Hallé Choir


Stravinsky Chorale Variations on Vom Himmel Hoch (11') | Bach Magnificat in D, BWV243 (30') | Schumann Symphony No.3, ‘Rhenish’ (31')

Thursday 21 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé Spring Gala Tea Dance</b></h6>
Hallé St Peter's
The Hallé Spring Gala Tea Dance
Hallé St Peter's
A Spring Gala featuring live music from the Hallé Tea Dance Band (Hallé St Peter's is located at: 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF).

Friday 22 April 2016 7:30 PM Hallé St Peter's



<h6><b>How To Be Happy with The Speakmans</b></h6>
How To Be Happy with The Speakmans
Everyone Deserves To Be Happy…Join the worlds' leading, inspiring, life change therapists, Nik and Eva Speakman, as they share their techniques to allow you to make positive changes in your life.

Friday 22 April 2016 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Northern Bards: Josephine Dickinson, Alison Prince & Bill Lloyd</b></h6>
Echoes Of A Mountain Song
Northern Bards: Josephine Dickinson, Alison Prince & Bill Lloyd
Echoes Of A Mountain Song
Award-winning poet and shepherd, Josephine Dickinson, reads from her latest work, The Spirit of Moss Flats. She is joined by children’s author and poet, Alison Prince who has written the libretto for the series’ community opera, Get Weaving and actor and folk singer, Bill Lloyd who reads from Simon Armitage’s Walking Home, as well as a section of Basil Bunting’s poetic masterpiece Briggflats.

Saturday 23 April 2016 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Pop-up poetry reading</b></h6>
Echoes Of A Mountain Song
Pop-up poetry reading
Echoes Of A Mountain Song
Free non-ticketed event in our stalls foyer from 1.00pm - 2.00pm.
Read your favourite poem or a poem of your own inspired by the landscape.

Saturday 23 April 2016 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Unquiet Earth: Words & music about the life & work of Emily Brontë</b></h6>
Echoes of a Mountain Song
Unquiet Earth: Words & music about the life & work of Emily Brontë
Echoes of a Mountain Song
Clare Hammond piano | Jane Wilkinson soprano | Suzanne Casey violin | Kenneth Woods cello | Peter Davison narrator


Beethoven Pathétique Sonata (15’) | Robin Walker Four Songs of Emily Brontë (16’) | Beethoven Cantata: Adelaide (6’) | Mendelssohn Adagio from Cello Sonata No.2 (4’) | Andrew Keeling Piano Trio ‘Unquiet Earth’ (20’)

Despite her short life, Emily Brontë produced one of the most original novels of the 19th century, Wuthering Heights. In a sequence of words and music, we discover more about this enigmatic freespirit who loved the Yorkshire moors.

Saturday 23 April 2016 3.00-5.00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic: Shakespeare 400</b></h6>Echoes of a Mountain Song
BBC Philharmonic: Shakespeare 400
Echoes of a Mountain Song
Andrew Gourlay | conductor


BBC Commissions Chiu-Yu Chou (8') Tom Coult (8') Nina Whiteman (8') Aaron Parker (8') Daniel Kidane (8') | Prokofiev Romeo and Juilet - excerpts (40')

Saturday 23 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Bill Lloyd & Carolyn Francis</b></h6>
Echoes of a Mountain Song: The Bridgewater Folkfest & Country Fayre
Bill Lloyd & Carolyn Francis
Echoes of a Mountain Song: The Bridgewater Folkfest & Country Fayre
Free foyer event (no booking required).
The duo performs poetry and traditional music from Cumbria and the Pennines, including extracts from Ted Hughes’ Remains of Elmet, Basil Bunting’s epic Briggflats and Westmorland dialect readings.

Sunday 24 April 2016 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Fosbrooks</b></h6>
Echoes of a Mountain Song: The Bridgewater Folkfest & Country Fayre
Fosbrooks
Echoes of a Mountain Song: The Bridgewater Folkfest & Country Fayre
Free foyer event (no booking required).
Young musicians from the Stockport-based group perform folk music and clog-dances from the Peak and the Pennines.

Sunday 24 April 2016 3:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Lakeland Fiddlers</b></h6>
Echoes of a Mountain Song: The Bridgewater Folkfest & Country Fayre
Lakeland Fiddlers
Echoes of a Mountain Song: The Bridgewater Folkfest & Country Fayre
Free foyer event (no booking required).
Led by Carolyn Francis and formed in 2000, the ensemble has evolved from an educational workshop to an enthusiastic community band playing North Country music with authenticity and real style.

Sunday 24 April 2016 4:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Manchester Rambler ‘community singing’</b></h6>
Echoes of a Mountain Song: The Bridgewater Folkfest & Country Fayre
The Manchester Rambler ‘community singing’
Echoes of a Mountain Song: The Bridgewater Folkfest & Country Fayre
Free foyer event (no booking required).
Bill Lloyd leads everyone in a rendition of Ewan MacColl’s famous anthem inspired by the mass trespass on Kinder Scout…

Sunday 24 April 2016 5:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Get Weaving!</b></h6>
Echoes of a Mountain Song
Get Weaving!
Echoes of a Mountain Song
Michael Betteridge musical director | Students from Chetham’s School of Music | The Bridgewater Hall Singers | Maghull Wind Orchestra | Church of England School of the Resurrection, Beswick


A community opera by Alison Prince and Andrew Keeling.
In collaboration with Chetham’s School of Music and other community groups, we mark the anniversary of the mass trespass on Kinder Scout in 1932.

Sunday 24 April 2016 6.00pm The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Operatic Organ</b></h6>
Jonathan Scott Lunchtime Organ Series
The Operatic Organ
Jonathan Scott Lunchtime Organ Series
Strauss II Die Fledermaus Overture | Offenbach Barcarolle (The Tales of Hoffmann) | Tchaikovsky Polonaise (Eugene Onegin Op.24) | Saint-Saëns Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix (Samson et Dalilah Op.47) | Smetana Dance of the Comedians (The Bartered Bride) | Verdi ‘Va, pensiero’ Chorus of The Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco) | Saint-Saëns Bacchanale (Samson et Dalilah Op.47) | Mascagni Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana) | Jonathan Scott Carmen Fantasy


Associate Artist Jonathan Scott returns to present 3 unmissable lunchtime concerts which demonstrate the spectacular sound of The Bridgewater Hall’s magnificent Marcussen concert organ in a variety of masterpieces which will appeal to all tastes.

Monday 25 April 2016 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 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 26 April 2016 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Chris Cornell: Higher Truth Tour</b></h6>
Plus Special Guests
Chris Cornell: Higher Truth Tour
Plus Special Guests
Extra seats released. Doors 7.00pm.
Please note - Maximum 4 tickets per person. For best availability call the Box Office on 0161 907 9000

Multiple Grammy® Award-winning, Golden Globe nominated and acclaimed singer and songwriter Chris Cornell announces a solo acoustic European tour for 2016.

Wednesday 27 April 2016 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>YolanDa Brown</b>
With Special Guests Lemar & Levi Roots</b></h6>
Reggae Love Songs Tour
YolanDa Brown With Special Guests Lemar & Levi Roots
Reggae Love Songs Tour
Join YolanDa Brown, plus special guests R&B legend Lemar and Levi Roots, on an infectious journey of Reggae rhythms from the Caribbean, peppered with supreme Jazz flavoured inflections and sensibilities.

Thursday 28 April 2016 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony
BBC Philharmonic
Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony
John Storgårds conductor | Kathryn Stott piano


Bernstein Candide - overture (5') | Britten Piano Concerto (33') | Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 (44')

Friday 29 April 2016 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 Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two flights of metal steps; all other areas of the building are fully accessible.

Saturday 30 April 2016 2:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
First Ladies of Song with Clare Teal and Guy Barker
The Hallé
First Ladies of Song with Clare Teal and Guy Barker
Guy Barker conductor | Clare Teal vocalist


The programme includes such standards as Secret Love, Folk Who Live on the Hill, Can’t Take That Away From Me, God Bless the Child and Lover Come Back to Me.

Saturday 30 April 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Glenn Miller Orchestra</b></h6>
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Ray McVay bandleader | Colin Anthony | Catherine Sykes | The Uptown Hall Gang | The Moonlight Serenaders | The Polka Dot Dolls special guests

Little Brown Jug | Flying Home | Sing Sing Sing | Pennsylvania 65-000 | Rhapsody in Blue | Danny Boy | Strike Up the Band | Moonlight Serenade

Also featuring a a special tribute to The Andrews Sisters by The Polka Dot Dolls, including Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Bei Mir Bist Du Shein and Hold Tight.

Sunday 01 May 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>tindersticks</b></h6>
The Waiting Room<br />
Cine-Concert
tindersticks
The Waiting Room
Cine-Concert
No support.
In February 2016 tindersticks will release their 10th studio album The Waiting Room. Each song on the album will have a specially commissioned film to accompany it with the series produced by La Blogoteque and directed by a host of different international film directors including Christoph Girardet (Germany), Claire Denis and Pierre Vinour (France), Gabriel Sanna (Brazil) and Rosie Pedlow and Joe King (UK).

Monday 02 May 2016 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Nature, Life and Love
The Hallé
Nature, Life and Love
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Francesco Piemontesi piano | Hallé Youth Choir


Dvorák Moravian Duets (10'); Piano Concerto (34'); Overture: In Nature (12'); Overture: Othello (15'); Overture: Carnival (10')

Thursday 05 May 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Beyond The Score
The Hallé
Beyond The Score
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Cast to be announced


Dvorák Symphony No.9, ‘From the New World'

Saturday 07 May 2016 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Karl Jenkins: Requiem</b></h6>
Karl Jenkins: Requiem
Sir Karl Jenkins conductor | Lucy Knight soprano | Håkan Vramsmo baritone | Clive Bell shakuhachi flute | Zands Duggan percussion | Manchester Chorale | Manchester Concert Orchestra


Karl Jenkins Requiem; Palladio; The Healer

Sunday 08 May 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Gary Hoffman cello


Dvorák Slavonic Dances (5'); Cello Concerto (38') | Symphony No.7 (41')

Thursday 12 May 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Jason Donovan: Ten Good Reasons & Greatest Hits Tour</b></h6>
Plus Support Mon Amie
Jason Donovan: Ten Good Reasons & Greatest Hits Tour
Plus Support Mon Amie
By popular demand, star of stage and screen, Jason Donovan is returning to his roots for a solo tour of his debut five times Platinum, 1989 album ‘Ten Good Reasons’ and ‘Greatest Hits’.

Friday 13 May 2016 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Resurrection Symphony
BBC Philharmonic
Resurrection Symphony
Vassily Sinaisky conductor | Olena Tokar soprano | Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano | City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus


Mahler Symphony No. 2, ‘Resurrection’ (80')

Saturday 14 May 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Gary Hoffman cello


Dvorák Slavonic Dances (5'); Cello Concerto (38') | Symphony No.8 (36')

Sunday 15 May 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Wayne Marshall: Organ Rhapsody!</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Wayne Marshall: Organ Rhapsody!
International Concert Series
Marshall Jazz lntrada | Bernstein arr. Marshall Overture, ‘Wonderful Town’ | Dupré Prelude and Fugue in B | Bovet Sarasota from Trois Preludes Hambourgeois | Improvisation on themes from Bernstein’s ‘West Side Story’ | Gershwin ‘I got rhythm’ & Summertime | Improvisation on Bohemian Rhapsody

In this lively organ ‘pops’ recital, Marshall shows the full breadth of his skills, as he recaptures the verve of the golden age of jazz and the American songbook, alongside repertoire strongly influenced by that style.

Tuesday 17 May 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Gary Hoffman cello


Dvorák Slavonic Dances (5'); Cello Concerto (38') | Symphony No.9, ‘From the New World’ (36')

Wednesday 18 May 2016 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Golden Spinning Wheel
The Hallé
The Golden Spinning Wheel
Sir Mark Elder conductor


Dvorák The Golden Spinning Wheel (27')

Wednesday 18 May 2016 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | soloists | Hallé Choir


Dvorák Saint Ludmilla (120')

Saturday 21 May 2016 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Mita Nag, sitar and Kousic Sen, tabla</b></h6>
Music For The Mind And Soul
Mita Nag, sitar and Kousic Sen, tabla
Music For The Mind And Soul
This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
This improvised concert showcases sitar and tabla in a form rarely seen in England, and performed by two internationally renowned artists.

Sunday 22 May 2016 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
UpClose - Storyteller
Manchester Camerata
UpClose - Storyteller
Tine Thing Helseth lead artist/trumpet | narrator TBC | Manchester Camerata Principal Musicians


Glazunov Albumblatt | Rachmaninov Zdes korosho | Grieg Haugtussa | Dvorák Songs My Mother Taught Me | Delibes Les Filles de Cadix

Sunday 22 May 2016 2:00 PM Manchester Cathedral



<h6><b>An Evening With Gordon Lightfoot</b></h6>
An Evening With Gordon Lightfoot
No support.
2016 will prove to be a special year for the legendary artist, who has announced his first UK dates since 1985.

Sunday 22 May 2016 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Josh Groban</b></h6>
Stages Tour
Josh Groban
Stages Tour
Restricted view seats available (limited availability). Please call our Box Office on 0161 907 9000 for further details.
A maximum of 6 tickets per person. No support. Josh Groban returns to The Bridgewater Hall following the release of his new album ‘Stages’, a collection of some of the greatest musical theatre songs of all time.

Wednesday 25 May 2016 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Bonnie Raitt: Dig In Deep Tour 2016</b></h6>
Plus Special Guests
Bonnie Raitt: Dig In Deep Tour 2016
Plus Special Guests
Following the highly-anticipated release of her twentieth album, Dig In Deep, Bonnie Raitt will make a welcome return to the UK where she's long been recognized as one of contemporary music's great live performers.

Thursday 26 May 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Beverley Knight</b></h6>
Plus Special Guests
Beverley Knight
Plus Special Guests
Doors 7.00pm. Under 14 year olds to be accompanied by an adult.
Beverley Knight, the ‘Queen of UK Soul’, and now doyenne of the West End, is back with a brand new album and UK tour for 2016.

Saturday 28 May 2016 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Organ Showstoppers</b></h6>
Jonathan Scott Lunchtime Organ Series
Organ Showstoppers
Jonathan Scott Lunchtime Organ Series
Berlioz Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust) | Handel Allegro (Concerto “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale” HWV 295) | Elgar Pomp & Circumstance March No.4 Op.39 | Bossi Scherzo in g minor Op.49 No.2 | Widor Allegro (Symphony No.6 Op.42 No.2) | Coates The Dambusters March | Mulet Carillon-Sortie | Schubert Ave Maria Op.52 No.6 | Saint-Saëns Finale (“Organ” Symphony Op.78)


Associate Artist Jonathan Scott returns to present 3 unmissable lunchtime concerts which demonstrate the spectacular sound of The Bridgewater Hall’s magnificent Marcussen concert organ in a variety of masterpieces which will appeal to all tastes.

Wednesday 01 June 2016 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Adam Ant: Kings of The Wild Frontier</b></h6>
Plus Support
Adam Ant: Kings of The Wild Frontier
Plus Support
Adam Ant performs the iconic album Kings Of The Wild Frontier live and in sequence for the very first time, with many of the album tracks never having been performed live before, plus much more.

Thursday 02 June 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
Benedetti Plays Mozart
Manchester Camerata
Benedetti Plays Mozart
Andrea Marcon conductor | Nicola Benedetti violin


Mozart Symphony No.34 in C major, K338; Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K216; Violin Concerto No.5 in A major, K219; Symphony No.35 in D major, K385, ‘Haffner’

Friday 03 June 2016 7.30PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Russian Spectacular
The Hallé
Russian Spectacular
Jamie Phillips conductor


Glinka Ruslan and Ludmilla: Overture | Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: selection | Mussorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain | Shostakovich Festive Overture | Khachaturian Spartacus: Adagio | Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Odette and the Prince | Liadov The Enchanted Lake: Symphonic Poem | Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

Saturday 04 June 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic Family Concert</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic Family Concert
The BBC Philharmonic Family Concert returns for 2016 with another fun-filled family afternoon of music inspired by the first two years of the BBC Ten Pieces programme for schools.

Saturday 11 June 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Murray Perahia</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Murray Perahia
International Concert Series
Haydn Variations in F minor Hob. XVIII/6 (14’) | Mozart Sonata in A minor K.310 (20’) | Brahms Four pieces for Piano, Op.119 (15’) | Beethoven Sonata No.29 in B-flat, Op.106 ‘Hammerklavier’ (50’)

Evergreen pianist Murray Perahia returns with a programme that includes Haydn’s last work for piano, some of the final works written by Brahms for the instrument and one of the most ambitious late works by Beethoven.

Wednesday 15 June 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Ben Folds & yMusic</b></h6>
Plus Support Olivia Chaney
Ben Folds & yMusic
Plus Support Olivia Chaney
Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter Ben Folds returns to the UK for an unmissable tour with yMusic, following the release of his critically acclaimed album So There, out now on New West Records.

Friday 17 June 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage: Hope in Adversity</b></h6>
International Concert Series
The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage: Hope in Adversity
International Concert Series
Harry Christophers conductor


Byrd Diliges dominum; Miserere mihi domine | Pärt Deer’s cry | Byrd Emendemus in melius | Pärt The woman with the alabaster box | Byrd Tribue domine; Christe qui lux es et dies | Tallis Miserere nostri | Byrd O lux beata trinitas | Pärt Nunc Dimittis | Byrd Ad dominum cum tribulare; Laetentur coeli

Associate Artists The Sixteen return to close the ICS season with their Choral Pilgrimage 2016. This programme, which offers consolation in troubled times, features music by two masters of religious composition: William Byrd and Arvo Pärt.

Thursday 23 June 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>George Benson In Concert</b></h6>
George Benson In Concert
Legendary ten-time Grammy winner and NEA Jazz Master - George Benson, whose career spans five decades, returns to The Bridgewater Hall in 2016.

Friday 24 June 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Shantala Subramanyam, bansuri flute, Akkarai S Sornalatha, violin<br />
and Prathap Ramachandra, mridangam</b></h6>
Music For The Mind And Soul
Shantala Subramanyam, bansuri flute, Akkarai S Sornalatha, violin
and Prathap Ramachandra, mridangam
Music For The Mind And Soul
This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
A special flute and violin duet featuring beautiful compositions and improvisation from traditional and modern Carnatic repertoire, with accompaniment on South Indian percussion by Prathap Ramachandra.

Saturday 25 June 2016 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>An Evening With Kenny G In Concert</b></h6>
An Evening With Kenny G In Concert
In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz.

Monday 27 June 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Gloaming</b></h6>
The Gloaming
Iarla O'Lionaird sean - nós singer | Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh hardanger fiddle | Dennis Cahill guitar | Martin Hayes fiddle | Thomas Bartlett piano


The Gloaming carves new paths connecting the rich Irish folk tradition and the New York contemporary music scene.

Friday 23 September 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Ferguson
A maximum of 6 tickets per person.
Please note this concert was postponed from Sunday 31 January 2016. Existing tickets will be valid for the new show. All existing bookers for Rebecca Ferguson have been contacted.
The show will feature a mixture of Rebecca Ferguson hits, from Lady Sings The Blues and new material from the forthcoming album.

Monday 24 October 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>An Evening With Pink Martini In Concert</b></h6>
An Evening With Pink Martini In Concert
Pink Martini return to the UK in 2016 to celebrate their 21st Birthday, featuring the stunning vocals of China Forbes.

Monday 31 October 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Sixties Gold</b></h6>
The Ultimate 5 Stars Line-Up
Sixties Gold
The Ultimate 5 Stars Line-Up
The Searchers | Brian Poole & The Tremeloes | Wayne Fontana | P.J. Proby | Special Guest from America – Gary Puckett & Union Gap

For lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up.

Tuesday 01 November 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Beth Hart</b></h6>
Beth Hart
Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Beth Hart has been recognised across the world as one of the great live vocalists of our time. For 20 years, she has been leveling audiences with her incredible power, range and soul.

Monday 21 November 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Deacon Blue</b></h6>
Plus Support
Deacon Blue
Plus Support
Deacon Blue make their return to the live stage in 2016 - the 25th Anniversary of their platinum selling 1991 album Fellow Hoodlums which includes Top 10 hit and live favourite Twist & Shout and the beautiful Your Swaying Arms.

Wednesday 23 November 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