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Event Listings

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

Flexible Booking  |  BBC Philharmonic  |  The Hallé  |  International Concert Series  |  Manchester Camerata  |  Organ Concerts  |  Family Events  |  Raymond Gubbay |  Lunchtime Organ Series |  A Little Bite Music |  Guided Tours


<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 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. Please click on the 'More Info' tab for approximate timings.

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.
Each song on their 10th studio album The Waiting Room, 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). Please click on the 'More Info' tab for approximate timings.

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>Iain Dixon and Les Chisnall Duo</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Iain Dixon and Les Chisnall Duo
A Little Bite Music
Two artists at the height of their game, Iain and Les play pieces by composers including Olivier Messian, Gerald Finzi and William Walton, British jazz artists John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler and Mike Walker, plus their own original compositions and music made famous by northern composers, arrangers and singers, such as Kathleen Ferrier and Gracie Fields.

Friday 06 May 2016 12:30 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



<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 09 May 2016 2:30 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.7 (41')

Thursday 12 May 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Friday 13 May 2016 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall


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

Friday 13 May 2016 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall


<h6><b>Lady Maisery</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Lady Maisery
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. With their unique approach to harmony singing and intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of folk song.

Friday 13 May 2016 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Friday 13 May 2016 1:45 PM The Bridgewater Hall


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

Friday 13 May 2016 2:45 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



<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 15 May 2016 1:00 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.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>European Union Quintet: Songs of the Sea and Land</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
European Union Quintet: Songs of the Sea and Land
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Manchester based jazz quartet European Union Quartet and Dutch vocalist Anne Chris have combined forces to create a new thrilling set of refined jazz and pop tunes.

Friday 20 May 2016 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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


Dvorák Saint Ludmilla (120')

There will be an interval after part one.

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
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>Matt Owens: The Aviators’ Ball</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Matt Owens: The Aviators’ Ball
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Bassist Matt Owens performs his debut album The Aviators’ Ball incorporating elements of jazz, world, classical and folk music.

Friday 27 May 2016 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Friday 27 May 2016 1:00 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>Tubular Brass</b></h6>
Tubular Bells & Mary Casio
Tubular Brass
Tubular Bells & Mary Casio

Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield, arrangement for brass by Sandy Smith) | Mary Casio (featuring Hannah Peel)


Music Net presents Mike Oldfield’s classic album performed live in the spectacular setting of St Peter’s Church by Tubular Brass - a 28-piece brass band featuring some of the UK’s finest players. Plus their world premiere performance of Mary Casio by Hannah Peel that combines 70s analogue synthesisers with brass to stunning effect. This event takes place at Hallé St Peter’s, Bloom St, Manchester M4 6BF

Saturday 28 May 2016 Doors 7.00 PM Hallé St Peter's


<h6><b>Puscifer</h6></b>
Plus Special Guests
Puscifer
Plus Special Guests
Doors 7.00pm. Ages 14+ only (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult).
Puscifer bring their 'The Money $hot Heard Around The World' Tour to The Bridgewater Hall.

Monday 30 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



<b>Organ Tour</b>
Organ Tour
Enjoy a short tour of the building and find out more about the Hall's famous Marcussen organ. Climb behind the organ to see its 5,500 pipes, normally hidden from public view.
Please note that the organ is not a space designed for public access. The tour involves climbing a wooden ladder and is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties, or for children under 12 (please click on the 'more info' tab for further details).

Wednesday 01 June 2016 2:30 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>Sarah Yaseen</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Sarah Yaseen
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Sarah is a Manchester based mother, singer/songwriter and peacemaker. With a soulful voice and accompanied by guitar or darabouka, Sarah's raw Acappella/cantata style takes the audience into her world of emotions and feelings of love, faith and personal struggle.

Friday 03 June 2016 12:30 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



<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 09 June 2016 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic Family Concert</b></h6>
BBC Philharmonic Family Concert
Richard Davis conductor | Barney Harwood presenter | Katie Thistleton presenter | Hacker and Dodge presenter | Alberto Menendez horn | DJ Mr Switch featured artist


Gustav Holst The Planets (Mars) | Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt (In the Hall of the Mountain King) | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat major (3rd mvt) | Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No 10 in E minor (2nd mvt) | Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor (1st mvt) | Gabriel Prokofiev Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (5th mvt) | Leonard Bernstein Mambo (from West Side Story) | Igor Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (Finale)

Gather the family together and join the BBC Philharmonic to delve into the exciting world of Ten Pieces! Presented by Barney Harwood from Blue Peter, CBBC’s Katie Thistleton and added canine chaos from Hacker and Dodge! The concert will last for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and is aimed at children aged six and above.

Saturday 11 June 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Nashville in Concert</b></h6>
Nashville in Concert
Clare Bowen | Chris Carmack | Charles Esten | Sam Palladio


Doors 7.00pm. A maximum of 4 tickets per person. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.
SOLD OUT

Stars of the hit series 'Nashville' begin their first ever international tour at The Bridgewater Hall. The tour will feature cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, and Sam Palladio performing songs from the series and original material.

Monday 13 June 2016 7:00 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>Breathe</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Breathe
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Breathe is a new flute quartet that plans to blow your hat off. Four classically trained, top flight professional musicians with new and original arrangements that they hope will make you go ooh.

Friday 17 June 2016 12:30 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 Hallé</b></h6>
Big Bang!
The Hallé
Big Bang!
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Jerome Dowling, Declan O’Connor and Harriet Poole actors | Hallé Children’s Choir


Bizet l’Arlésienne: Suite No.1 | Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra | Haydn The Creation – The Representation of Chaos | Jonathan Dove A Brief History of Creation

Sunday 19 June 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage: The Deer's Cry</b></h6>
International Concert Series
The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage: The Deer's Cry
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>Refugee Week Event<br />
Box Tale Soup & Stone Flowers</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Refugee Week Event
Box Tale Soup & Stone Flowers
A Little Bite Music
Free ticketed event in The Barbirolli Room followed by a Q&A. For ages 12 and over. Please note this event starts at 1.00pm.
Music Action International present a brand new, original piece of theatre created by the award winning Box Tale Soup and refugee music collective Stone Flowers.

Friday 24 June 2016 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>George Benson In Concert</b></h6>
George Benson In Concert
Side seats available by visiting/calling our Box Office on 0161 907 9000.
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



<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 25 June 2016 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Classical Dance Extravaganza
The Hallé
Classical Dance Extravaganza
Stephen Bell conductor

The Hallé, conducted by Stephen Bell, celebrates some of the most beautiful and best-loved ballet and dance music ever written. Highlights from Coppélia, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake all feature, along with Offenbach’s riotous Can-Can, Piazzolla’s toe-tapping tango Libertango, and Shostakovich’s infectious Tahiti Trot, better known as Tea for Two.

Saturday 25 June 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Greater Manchester Music Hub</b></h6>
Celebration Concert 2016
The Greater Manchester Music Hub
Celebration Concert 2016
GM Youth Wind Orchestra | GM Jazz Orchestra | GM Show Choir | GM Children’s Chorus | GM Youth String Orchestra | GM Youth Brass Band

The GM Music Hub returns to the Bridgewater Hall to present the region’s flagship youth ensembles.

Sunday 26 June 2016 3:00 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>RNCM Symphony Orchestra</b></h6>
RNCM Symphony Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder & Harish Shankar conductors | Jeremy So piano


Gioachino Rossini Semiramide Overture | Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor | Ottorino Respighi Fountains of Rome | Giuseppe Verdi Prelude to Act 1 of La Traviata | Ottorino Respighi Pines of Rome

The RNCM Symphony Orchestra return to The Bridgewater Hall for their annual end of year concert - an evening bursting with colour and great energy.

Thursday 30 June 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hut People</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
The Hut People
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. The Hut People are one of the most entertaining acts on the folk scene.

Friday 01 July 2016 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Seal</b></h6>
Plus Special Guests
Seal
Plus Special Guests
Doors 7.00pm. Under 14 year olds to be accompanied by an adult.
Seal explores love and all of its implications, idiosyncrasies, and intricacies on his seventh full-length album, '7', which saw him reunited with producer Trevor Horn for their first collection of original material since 2003.

Friday 01 July 2016 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Saturday 02 July 2016 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Magic of the Musicals
The Hallé
Magic of the Musicals
Stephen Bell conductor | Kerry Ellis and Ashley Day vocalists


Programme includes: Gypsy Overture | Annie Get Your Gun Overture | A Little Night Music Night Waltz | Mack And Mabel Overture | West Side Story Mambo | Lion King Circle Of Life | Les Misérables I Dreamed A Dream | Chess Anthem | We Will Rock You No One But You (Only The Good Die Young) | Wicked Defying Gravity | Sweet Charity Big Spender | My Fair Lady On The Street Where You Live | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pure Imagination | Thoroughly Modern Millie What Do I Need With Love? | Jersey Boys Oh What A Night | Oklahoma Oh What A Beautiful Morning | Phantom of the Opera All I Ask Of You

Saturday 02 July 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 07 July 2016 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Scott Brothers Duo</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Scott Brothers Duo
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Scott Brothers Duo (Jonathan & Tom Scott) return to A Little Bite Music for an unmissable concert of thrilling music for four hands at one piano, including original duets as well as their own virtuosic transcriptions of classical orchestral favourites!

Friday 08 July 2016 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Chetham's Symphony Orchestra and Chorus</b></h6>
Chetham's Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Ilyich Rivas conductor | Mina Middleton flute | With members of St George’s Singers


Verdi & Mascagni Opera Choruses | Nielsen Flute Concerto | Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D major

Friday 08 July 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Organ Tour</b></h6>
Organ Tour
Enjoy a short tour of the building and find out more about the Hall's famous Marcussen organ. Climb behind the organ to see its 5,500 pipes, normally hidden from public view.
Please note that the organ is not a space designed for public access. The tour involves climbing a wooden ladder and is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties, or for children under 12 (please click on the 'more info' tab for further details).

Wednesday 13 July 2016 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Latin Fiesta
The Hallé
Latin Fiesta
Stephen Bell conductor | Lance Ellington, Annie Skates, Emer McParland and David Combes vocalists

Friday 29 July 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Last Night Of The Hallé Proms</b></h6>
The Last Night Of The Hallé Proms
Stephen Bell conductor | Noah Stewart tenor

To bring our summer season to a close, the Hallé will celebrate in traditional style with the annual and ever popular Last Night of the Hallé Proms!

Sunday 31 July 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Papa Sam Alafia</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Papa Sam Alafia
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Sam has recorded and performed with many African and international artists and appearances and has toured the United States and Japan with the African band Rokoto.

Friday 02 September 2016 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Slidin’ About</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Slidin’ About
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer.

Friday 09 September 2016 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Roy Harper</b></h6>
Roy Harper
Doors 7.00pm.
Now officially ‘retired’, and living in a secluded corner of Ireland, Harper has recently been hailed as a key influence by a much younger generation of devoted starsailors who instinctively recognise his innovations, his refusal to compromise and his visionary world view.

Friday 09 September 2016 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>A Beautiful Thing</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
A Beautiful Thing
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. A Beautiful Thing is a Manchester-based close harmony vocal trio made up of Alyss McBirney, Alice Wrigley and Louise Johnston.

Friday 16 September 2016 12:30 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>Christy Moore</b></h6>
With Declan Sinnott & Jim Higgins
Christy Moore
With Declan Sinnott & Jim Higgins
No support and no interval.
Christy Moore remains a relevant force on today's contemporary music scene. He will be joined on stage by Declan Sinnott on guitar and Jim Higgins on percussion.

Friday 07 October 2016 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Elaine Paige</b></h6>
Elaine Paige
Doors 7.00pm. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.
The show will see her perform her favourite tracks, from an array of contemporary songwriters, with a small group of musicians.

Saturday 08 October 2016 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Petula Clark</b></h6>
From Now On Tour
Petula Clark
From Now On Tour
In an incredible career spanning over seven decades, Petula Clark is a true international superstar and legend. She is the bestselling British female artist in recording history selling over 68 million records worldwide. The show will feature her hits as well as a selection from her new album 'From Now On'.

Tuesday 11 October 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Legend of Zelda</b></h6>
Symphony of the Goddesses
The Legend of Zelda
Symphony of the Goddesses
Doors 6.00pm. Starts 7.00pm. Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.
Based on one of the most popular and beloved video game series of all time, Symphony of the Goddesses features live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda franchise, and a giant screen showing the most memorable moments of the series. Guests will enjoy their favorite game music carefully and beautifully timed with a gorgeous orchestral score approved by Legend of Zelda franchise composer Koji Kondo.

Thursday 13 October 2016 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Loudon Wainwright III</b></h6>
With Special Guest Chaim Tannenbaum
Loudon Wainwright III
With Special Guest Chaim Tannenbaum
Doors 7.00pm. Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.
Cult singer songwriter Loudon Wainwright III returns to The Bridgewater Hall.

Friday 14 October 2016 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Last Night of the Autumn Proms</b></h6>
Last Night of the Autumn Proms
John Pryce-Jones conductor | Sky Ingram soprano | David Butt Philip tenor Manchester Concert Orchestra


Rossini The Barber of Seville Overture | Sousa Liberty Bell March | Grieg Morning and In the hall of the mountain king | Puccini O soave fanciulla from La bohème | Verdi Brindisi from La traviata | Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana | Jenkins Palladio | Bizet Flower Song from Carmen | Verdi Brindisi from La traviata

A feast of uplifting classics crowned with a jubilant proms finale, including all your proms favourites: Hornpipe , See conq’ring hero, Rule, Britannia!, Nessun Dorma and Land of Hope and Glory.

Saturday 15 October 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Grand Organ Gala</b></h6>
Grand Organ Gala
Hilary Davan Wetton conductor | Darius Battiwalla organ | Fanfare Trumpeters Of The Band Of The King's Division | Manchester Chorale


Bach Toccata and Fugue | Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 | Handel Zadok the Priest, Hallelujah Chorus | Strauss Sunrise from Also sprach Zarathustra | Mendelssohn Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana | Mozart Lacrimosa from Requiem | Albinoni Adagio for Organ and Strings | Widor Toccata | Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3 ‘Organ’

Celebrate the power and majesty of the King of Instruments featuring the magnificent ‘Organ Symphony’ by Saint-Saëns.

Sunday 16 October 2016 3:00 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>ABBA Classics</b></h6>
ABBA Classics
Manchester Concert Orchestra


Music includes: Waterloo | Money Money Money | Voulez Vous | The Winner Takes It All | Mamma Mia | SOS | The Name Of The Game | Dancing Queen | I Have A Dream | I Do I Do I Do

Party time hits in full and fresh symphonic sound.

Sunday 30 October 2016 3:00 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>David Essex</b></h6>
I’ll Be Missing You Tour
David Essex
I’ll Be Missing You Tour
Doors 7.00pm. Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.
Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor David Essex OBE has announced his first major tour in over four years and will see him perform much loved hits, spanning over his entire 50 year repertoire.

Wednesday 02 November 2016 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Simply Gershwin</b></h6>
Simply Gershwin
Gavin Sutherland conductor | Gweneth-Ann Jeffers guest singer | Njabulo Madlala guest singer | Viv McLean piano soloist | Manchester Concert Orchestra


Rhapsody In Blue | 'S Wonderful | Porgy And Bess Excerpts | I've Got A Crush On You | A Foggy Day In London Town | Someone To Watch Over Me | Strike Up The Band | Fascinatin' Rhythm | Lady Be Good

Broadway glamour and toe-tapping tunes in an all Gershwin extravaganza featuring the very best music, song and dance, featuring a glamorous ballroom duo and two sensational tap dancers.

Sunday 06 November 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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


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

A superb concert of favourite music from deep space and beyond, including music from Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and Thunderbirds.

Saturday 12 November 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Mozart Requiem by Candlelight</b></h6>
Mozart Requiem by Candlelight
Soraya Mafi soprano | Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano | David Webb tenor | Andrew McTaggart baritone |
Crispian Steel-Perkins trumpet | David Juritz violin | Michael Bawtree conductor | Canzonetta choir |
Mozart Festival Orchestra in full 18th Century costume


Mozart Requiem | Handel A selection from the Water Music Suites | Vivaldi The Four Seasons

A superb evening of 18th Century classics including Vivaldi’s masterpiece The Four Seasons performed in an evocative candlelit-style setting.

Sunday 13 November 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The RAF in Concert</b></h6>
The RAF in Concert
Enjoy an uplifting evening of musical entertainment performed by the Royal Air Force’s finest musicians.

Friday 18 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 Lewis & Leigh
Deacon Blue
Plus Support Lewis & Leigh
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>John Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra</h6></b>
Plus Special Guests<br />
Music from the Movies
John Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra
Plus Special Guests
Music from the Movies
Featuring hit songs and iconic sound tracks from the movies including Funny Girl, My Fair Lady, The Wizard of Oz, Hello Dolly, Star Wars, Gigi, Tom & Jerry at MGM, Gone with the Wind plus lots more!

Wednesday 30 November 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Katie Melua</b></h6>
Katie Melua
Doors 7.00pm.
For this very special winter concert series, multi award-winning recording artist Katie Melua is joined on stage by the 23-piece Gori Women’s Choir.

Friday 02 December 2016 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Bootleg Beatles in Concert</b></h6>
The Bootleg Beatles in Concert
No support. Justifiably recognised as the world’s premier Beatles Tribute show, The Bootleg Beatles continue to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time.

Monday 12 December 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Katherine Jenkins</b></h6>
Celebration
Katherine Jenkins
Celebration
Anthony Inglis conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra

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

Monday 19 December 2016 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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


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

Tuesday 03 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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


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

Wednesday 04 January 2017 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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


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

Wednesday 03 January 2017 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Mike + The Mechanics</b></h6>
Word of Mouth Tour 2017
Mike + The Mechanics
Word of Mouth Tour 2017
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