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Event Listings

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

Flexible Booking  |  BBC Philharmonic  |  The Hallé  |  International Concert Series  |  Manchester Camerata  |  Manchester Mid-day Concerts |  Ravel & Rachmaninov  |  Organ Concerts  |  Family Events  |  Raymond Gubbay  |  Guided Tours


<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony
BBC Philharmonic
Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony
Gianandrea Noseda conductor | Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano | Jonathan Scott Organ


Beethoven Symphony No. 8 | Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 | Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3, ‘Organ’ Gallery level seating is now available to book.

Saturday 31 January 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Sunday 1 February 2015 3:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski conductor | Nicholas Trygstad cello


Weber Overture: Der Freischütz | Schumann Cello Concerto | Brahms Symphony No.4

Sunday 01 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
España
The Hallé
España
Jamie Phillips conductor | Xuefei Yang guitar


Chabrier Rhapsody: España | Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez | Falla The Three Cornered Hat: Three Dances from Suite No.2 | Bizet Carmen: selection | Ravel Bolero

Thursday 05 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé and Hallé Youth Orchestra</b>
The Hallé and Hallé Youth Orchestra
Jamie Phillips conductor


Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances (open rehearsal and performance)

Friday 06 February 2015 6:45 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Schoenberg and Beethoven
BBC Philharmonic
Schoenberg and Beethoven
Juanjo Mena conductor | Hannes Minnaar piano


Schoenberg Pelleas and Melisande | Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Emperor’

Saturday 07 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Songs of Inspiration</b></h6>
The Sixteen, Bridgewater for All & RNCM
Songs of Inspiration
The Sixteen, Bridgewater for All & RNCM
Justin Doyle conductor


A free, ticketed event in the Auditorium.
A performance celebrating new poetry and music created in Manchester, exploring creative inspiration and muses.

Sunday 08 February 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Sixteen: Poetry in Music</b></h6>
International Concert Series
The Sixteen: Poetry in Music
International Concert Series
Harry Christophers conductor


Harris Faire Is The Heaven | Weelkes When David Heard | Rubbra There Is A Spirit | James MacMillan The Gallant Weaver | Harris Bring Us, O Lord God | Ramsey When David heard | Howells Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing | Britten Hymn To Saint Cecilia | Tomkins When David Heard | Rubbra Eternitie | Pearsall Lay A Garland | Tippett Dance, Clarion Air | East When David Heard | Gurney Since I Believe In God The Father Almighty

In a journey covering six centuries of musical history, Harry Christophers and Associate Artists, The Sixteen, perform a cappella anthems with powerful texts by writers as varied as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Fry and W.H. Auden.

Sunday 08 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Sam Bailey: The Power Of Love Tour 2015</b></h6>
Plus Support Daughters of Davis
Sam Bailey: The Power Of Love Tour 2015
Plus Support Daughters of Davis
2013 X Factor champion Sam Bailey is set to reissue her number one debut album 'The Power Of Love' on 1 December 2014 as she embarks on her first UK tour in 2015.

Monday 09 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>Guided Tour</b>
Guided Tour
Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two 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 11 February 2015 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata: Bizet, Shostakovich, Mozart</b></h6>
RNCM Concert Hall
Manchester Camerata: Bizet, Shostakovich, Mozart
RNCM Concert Hall
Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor | Hannah Roberts cello


Bizet Symphony in C | Shostakovich Cello Concerto no.1, Op 107 | Mozart Symphony no.40, K.550

Please note this event will take place at RNCM Concert Hall. Tickets are available to book via The Bridgewater Hall but will need to be collected from the RNCM on the evening of the concert.

Wednesday 11 February 2015 7:30 PM RNCM Concert Hall



<h6><b>Scott Brothers Duo</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Scott Brothers Duo
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Jonathan Scott organ | Tom Scott piano


Mozart (arr. J. Scott) Overture to The Magic Flute K.620 | Clifford Demarest Fantaisie | Benjamin Burrows Variations on an Original Theme | Richard Addinsell Warsaw Concerto | Tom Scott Timepiece (2013) | Pietro Yon Finale from Concerto Gregoriano

Thursday 12 February 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Inside The Orchestra</b></h6>
Bridgewater For All
Inside The Orchestra
Bridgewater For All
Please meet at the main entrance (ticket price includes one drink). This event takes place in The Barbirolli Room.
A preview of the performance by the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra on Monday 23 February. Stephen Threlfall guides audiences through the music and the cultural context in which it was composed.

Thursday 12 February 2015 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Nikolaj Znaider conductor | Jian Wang cello | Katherine Watson soprano | Gary Griffiths baritone


Grieg Peer Gynt: selection | Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 | Nielsen Symphony No.3, ‘Sinfonia espansiva’

Thursday 12 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>Guided Tour</b>
Guided Tour
Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two 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 14 February 2015 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Valentine’s Day Concert
The Hallé
Valentine’s Day Concert
Stephen Bell conductor | Anna-Jane Casey and Graham Bickley vocalists


The programme includes 'If I Loved You'; 'The Power Of Love'; 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'; 'My Heart Will Go On'; 'Endless Love'; 'The Rose'; 'Love Me Tender'; 'The Power Of Love'; 'When A Man Loves A Woman'; 'Can’t Help Falling In Love With You'; 'The Way You Look Tonight' and 'When I Fall In Love'.

Saturday 14 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>Macy Gray</b>
Macy Gray
There is no support for this concert.
A gifted songwriter and dazzling singer, the Grammy Award winning artist Macy Gray has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since her debut 2000 album, 'On How Life Is'.

Sunday 15 February 2015 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Ocean Colour Scene: The 25th Anniversary Acoustic Tour</b></h6>
Plus Support
Ocean Colour Scene: The 25th Anniversary Acoustic Tour
Plus Support
Steve, Simon and Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene have reached their landmark 25th anniversary. To celebrate, the three of them will play a very special UK tour accompanied by Q Strings.

Monday 16 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Bridgewater Hall Singers</b></h6>
Bridgewater for All
The Bridgewater Hall Singers
Bridgewater for All
Become part of our brand new lunchtime singing group, the Bridgewater Hall Singers. Find your voice in a fun, informal environment where everybody is welcome – with no auditions, no prior expectations, and no need to read music. Please book by visiting or calling our Box Office on 0161 907 9000. Not available online.

Wednesday 18 February 2015 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Cavaleri Quartet</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Cavaleri Quartet
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Martyn Jackson violin | Ciaran McCabe violin | Ann Beilby viola | Rowena Calvert cello


David Dubery Cuarteto Iberico (First concert performance) | Janácek Quartet No.2 ‘Intimate Letters’

Wednesday 18 February 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Elizabeth Watts soprano | Ann Taylor mezzo-soprano | David Butt Philip tenor | Jihoon Kim bass | Hallé Choir


Brahms Tragic Overture | Haydn Nelson Mass | Beethoven Symphony No.4

Thursday 19 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Friday 20 February 2015 11:00AM The Bridgewater Hall


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

Friday 20 February 2015 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall


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

Friday 20 February 2015 1:45 PM The Bridgewater Hall


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

Friday 20 February 2015 2:45 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 20 February 2015 5:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
The Lark Ascending
BBC Philharmonic
The Lark Ascending
John Storgårds conductor | Guy Braunstein violin


Grieg Lyric Suite | Delius Violin Concerto | Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending; Symphony No. 6

Saturday 21 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Thomas Zehetmair conductor/violin | Ruth Killius viola


Mendelssohn Overture: The Fair Melusine | Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola K.364 | Beethoven Symphony No.5

Sunday 22 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra</b></h6>
International Concert Series
St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
International Concert Series
Alexander Dmitriev conductor | Alexander Sitkovetsky violin | Freddy Kempf piano | Natalie Clein cello


Sibelius Karelia Suite | Beethoven Triple Concerto | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 in E minor

A chance to hear St. Petersburg’s other great symphony orchestra, developed by Chief Conductor Alexander Dmitriev into one of Russia’s leading ensembles.

Monday 23 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>10cc In Concert</b></h6>
10cc In Concert
Graham Gouldman bass, guitars, vocals | Rick Fenn lead guitar, vocals, bass | Paul Burgess drums, percussion | Mick Wilson vocals, percussion, guitar, keyboards | Mike Stevens keyboards, guitar, bass, saxophone, vocals


Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure, with their current live incarnation still able to sell out major concert halls.

Tuesday 24 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Thomas Zehetmair conductor/violin | Ruth Killius viola


Mendelssohn Overture: The Fair Melusine | Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola K.364 | Beethoven Symphony No.5

Wednesday 25 February 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Fournier Trio</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Fournier Trio
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Sulki Yu violin | Pei-Jee Ng cello | Chiao-Ying Chang piano


Haydn Piano Trio in A major Hob XV:18 | Schumann Piano Trio No.3 in G minor Op.110

Thursday 26 February 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Thomas Zehetmair conductor/violin | Ruth Killius viola


Mendelssohn Overture: The Fair Melusine | Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola K.364 | Beethoven Symphony No.5

Thursday 26 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Mavericks</b></h6>
Plus Special Guests
The Mavericks
Plus Special Guests
Doors at 7.00pm.
A maximum of 6 tickets per person.

Friday 27 February 2015 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Anton & Erin</b></h6>
that’s entertainment
Anton & Erin
that’s entertainment
Anton du Beke & Erin Boag dancers | Richard Balcombe conductor | Lance Ellington star vocalist | World Class Ensemble Dancers | Manchester Concert Orchestra



Saturday 28 February 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall

Saturday 28 February 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata: UpClose - Challenging The Senses</b></h6>
Royal Exchange Theatre
Manchester Camerata: UpClose - Challenging The Senses
Royal Exchange Theatre
Manchester Camerata Principal Musicians


Crumb Black Angels | Dowland Go Crystal Tears | Shostakovich String Quartet no.8 in C minor, Op.110 | Haydn Quartet no.63, Op.76, no.4, ‘Sunrise’

Please note this event will take place in The Royal Exchange Theatre.

Sunday 01 March 2015 3:00 PM The Royal Exchange Theatre



<h6><b>Barbara Dickson</b></h6>
Barbara Dickson
Barbara Dickson has returned to her roots once again, after a musical odyssey of 40 years creating music, playing guitar and piano, acting and songwriting and this concert is a culmination of her journey so far.

Sunday 1 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Katherine Jenkins</b></h6>
Home Sweet Home Tour
Katherine Jenkins
Home Sweet Home Tour
Katherine Jenkins celebrates her 10th anniversary in the music industry with a new tour, which follows the eagerly anticipated release of her landmark new classical album ‘Home Sweet Home’.

Tuesday 03 March 2015 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>British Inspiration</b></h6>
Jonathan Scott Spring Lunchtime Organ Recitals
British Inspiration
Jonathan Scott Spring Lunchtime Organ Recitals
Karl Jenkins Palladio | Jules Grison Toccata in F | Walton Spitfire Prelude | Jonathan Scott Peterloo 1819 (Premiere performance) | Vierne Carillon de Westminster Op.54 No.6 | Hollins Grand Choeur No.1 | Elgar (arr. Brewer) Chanson de Matin Op.15 No.2 | Holst (arr. Wills) Jupiter from The Planets Op.32


Associate Artist Jonathan Scott returns for a new season of his ever popular lunchtime organ concerts.

Wednesday 04 March 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Thursday 5 March 2015 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra</b>
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko conductor | Nikolai Lugansky piano


Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: The Tsar’s Bride | Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.2; Symphony No.4

The Hallé gives a warm welcome to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and its charismatic Russian Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko.

Thursday 05 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Elgar, Dvorák and Tchaikovsky
BBC Philharmonic
Elgar, Dvorák and Tchaikovsky
Juanjo Mena conductor | Johannes Moser cello


Elgar Serenade for strings | Dvorák Cello Concerto | Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathétique’

Saturday 07 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Silver Donkey</b></h6>
Bridgewater For All & Chetham's School Of Music
The Silver Donkey
Bridgewater For All & Chetham's School Of Music
Recommended for adults and children aged 8 years old and over.
Presented by The Bridgewater Hall and Chetham's School of Music. A musical tale of bravery, war & love.

Sunday 08 March 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>Guided Family Tour</b>
Guided Family 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 8 March 2015 4:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Joan Armatrading</b></h6>
Joan Armatrading
Over her 42 years of touring Joan Armatrading has never done a solo world tour. For her last major tour she has decided this is the perfect time to perform her first ever full scale solo concerts. Her performances will include songs that span her entire career so far.

Thursday 12 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>An Evening With Steven Wilson</b></h6>
Hand. Cannot. Erase. Tour 2015
An Evening With Steven Wilson
Hand. Cannot. Erase. Tour 2015
Doors 7.00pm.
Steven Wilson, four-time Grammy nominee, multi-instrumentalist and producer, will embark on a six date UK tour to coincide with the release of his long-awaited fourth solo album ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’

Saturday 14 March 2015 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Monday 16 March 2015 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Tasmin Little, violin & Martin Roscoe, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Tasmin Little, violin & Martin Roscoe, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Beethoven Sonata in C minor Op.30 No.2 | Franck Sonata in A major

Wednesday 18 March 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Alisa Weilerstein cello


Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.2 | Mahler Symphony No.5

Thursday 19 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Vaughan Williams’s Job
BBC Philharmonic
Vaughan Williams’s Job
Vassily Sinaisky conductor | Leonard Elschenbroich cello


Lyadov Eight Russian Folk Songs | Prokofiev Sinfonia concertante for cello and orchestra | Vaughan Williams Job

Friday 20 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Pravin Godkhindi, bansuri flute</b></h6>
Music For The Mind And Soul
Pravin Godkhindi, bansuri flute
Music For The Mind And Soul
Kousic Sen tabla


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

Saturday 21 March 2015 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Movie Classics
The Hallé
Movie Classics
Stephen Bell conductor | Sarah Fox soprano | Petroc Trelawny presenter


R. Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra (2001 - A Space Odyssey) | Dvorák Rusalka: Song to the Moon (Driving Miss Daisy) | Sibelius Finlandia (Die Hard 2) | Mahler Symphony No.5: Adagietto (Death In Venice) | Puccini O mio babbino caro (A Room With A View) | Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony: Finale (Babe) | Wagner Ride Of The Valkyries (Apocalypse Now) | J. Strauss II On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz (2001 - A Space Odyssey) | Albinoni Adagio (Gallipoli) | Shostakovich Jazz Suite No.2: Waltz (Eyes Wide Shut) | Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)

Saturday 21 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Tuesday 24 March 2015 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Sarah Connolly, mezzo soprano</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Sarah Connolly, mezzo soprano
International Concert Series
Eugene Asti piano


Mahler Rückertlieder | Schumann Frauenliebe und -leben | Roussel Le bachelier de Salamanque; Le jardin mouillé | Britten Corpus Christie Carol, O Waly Waly | Gurney Desire in Spring; Most Holy Night; In Flanders; All night under the moon | R.R. Bennett A history of the Thé Dansant

A recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2012 Singer Award, Sarah Connolly is one of the most renowned mezzo sopranos of her generation.

Tuesday 24 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Denis Kozhukhin piano


Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: suite | Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 | Sibelius Symphony No.1

Wednesday 25 March 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Inside The Orchestra</b></h6>
Bridgewater For All
Inside The Orchestra
Bridgewater For All
Please meet at the main entrance (ticket price includes one drink). This event takes place in The Barbirolli Room.
A preview of the performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday 10 April. Stephen Threlfall guides audiences through the music and the cultural context in which it was composed, picking out key moments to listen out for in the concert, and insights into the life and work of a professional orchestra.

Wednesday 25 March 2015 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Steven Osborne, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Steven Osborne, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Beethoven Sonata No.27 in E minor Op. 90; Sonata No.29 in B flat Op. 106 ‘Hammerklavier’

Thursday 26 March 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Denis Kozhukhin piano


Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: suite | Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 | Sibelius Symphony No.1

Thursday 26 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>Spectacular Classics</b>
Spectacular Classics
Manchester Concert Orchestra | Anthony Flaum tenor | Richard Morrison baritone | Thomas Gould violin | John Pryce-Jones conductor


Sibelius Finlandia | Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending | Sousa Stars and Stripes Forever March | Grieg Morning and in the Hall of the Mountain King | Bizet March of the Toreadors from Carmen | Verdi La donna e mobile from Rigoletto | Monti Czardas | Bizet Duet from The Pearl Fishers | Parry Jerusalem | Elgar Nimrod | Glinka Russlan and Ludmilla Overture | Rossini Largo al factotum from The Barber of Seville | Vivaldi Summer (finale) from The Four Seasons | Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Waltz

A special night of great classics, spectacular lasers and cannon effects. Also featuring Nessun Dorma, Rule, Britannia!and Land Of Hope And Glory and an explosive 1812 Overture.

Lasers and pyrotechnics will be used during this concert.

Saturday 28 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé Youth Ensembles</b>
The Hallé Youth Ensembles
Horowitz/Flanders Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo | Kodály Variations on a Hungarian folksong (The Peacock)

Sunday 29 March 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Denis Kozhukhin piano


Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: suite | Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 | Sibelius Symphony No.1

Sunday 29 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Ravel & Rachmaninov: An Introduction</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Ravel & Rachmaninov: An Introduction
International Concert Series
Murray McLachlan piano/lecturer


This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
A lecture-recital introducing the series, which includes performances of Ravel’s 'Jeux d’eau' and 'Preludes' from Rachmaninov’s 'First Book, Op.23'.

Tuesday 31 March 2015 5:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Ravel & Rachmaninov: Peter Donohoe, piano</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Ravel & Rachmaninov: Peter Donohoe, piano
International Concert Series
Scriabin Sonata No. 7 'White Mass' | Ravel Miroirs | Rachmaninov 13 Preludes Op. 32

Tuesday 31 March 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Thursday 2 April 2015 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Orchestral Organ</b></h6>
Jonathan Scott Spring Lunchtime Organ Recitals
The Orchestral Organ
Jonathan Scott Spring Lunchtime Organ Recitals
von Suppé (arr. Scott) Light Cavalry Overture | Vivaldi (arr. Scott) Summer (from The Four Seasons) Op.8, RV 315 i. Allegro non molto; ii. Adagio e piano – Presto e forte; iii. Presto | Mussorgsky (arr. Scott) Night on a Bare Mountain | Barber (arr. Strickland) Adagio for Strings Op.11 | Tchaikovsky (arr. Scott) ‘1812’ Overture Op.49


Epic orchestral masterpieces as you’ve never heard them before!

Wednesday 08 April 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Royal Philharmonic Orchestra</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
International Concert Series
Christoph Koenig conductor | Pinchas Zukerman violin


Beethoven Coriolan Overture; Symphony No.6 in F 'Pastoral' | Elgar Violin Concerto

The Israeli violinist and conductor, Pinchas Zukerman, has been gracing the concert halls of the world for over 50 years. Since 2009, he has been Principal Guest Conductor of the London-based Royal Philharmonic Orchestra but, on this occasion, he returns to Manchester as a soloist.

Friday 10 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Gaurav Mazumdar, sitar</b></h6>
Music For The Mind And Soul
Gaurav Mazumdar, sitar
Music For The Mind And Soul
Kousic Sen tabla


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

Saturday 11 April 2015 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Singin’ in the Rain
The Hallé
Singin’ in the Rain
Larry Blank conductor | Matthew Ford, Daniel Crossley & Louise Dearman vocalists


The programme includes 'Get Happy'; '’SWonderful'; 'New York, New York'; 'American In Paris (Overture)'; 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'; 'Embraceable You'; 'It Had To Be You'; 'Before The Parade Passes By'; 'Good Morning'; 'You Are My Lucky Star' and 'Singin’ In The Rain'.

Saturday 11 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club</b></h6>
Adios Tour
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club
Adios Tour
Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos musical director/trombone | Omara Portuondo, Carlos Calunga & Idania Valdéz vocals | Guajiro Mirabal trumpet | Barbarito Torres laúd | Papi Oviedo & Pedro Pablo double bass | Rolando Luna piano | Andres Coayo, Filiberto Sánchez & Alberto 'La Noche' percussion | Luis Allemany trumpet


The Adios Tour represents the distillation of more than a thousand shows over 16 years involving more than forty musicians. During that time the group has evolved into a customised, dynamic, multi-generational big band in which veterans and younger performers have combined to celebrate Cuban musical tradition with flair and élan.

Sunday 12 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>David Arnold Live In Concert</b></h6>
With Manchester Camerata
David Arnold Live In Concert
With Manchester Camerata
David Arnold is one of Britain's most successful composers and is making his much anticipated Bridgewater Hall concert debut in 2015.

Tuesday 14 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Joo Yeon Sir, violin & Irina Andrievsky, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Joo Yeon Sir, violin & Irina Andrievsky, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Bach-Mendelssohn Chaconne (Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004) | Grieg Sonata No.3 in C minor Op.45 | Igor Frolov Concert Fantasy on themes from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess Op. 19

Wednesday 15 April 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>Guided Tour</b>
Guided Tour
Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall. Please note: the undercroft is accessed by two 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 16 April 2015 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Ladies of the Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Manchester Grammar School Choir


Brahms Academic Festival Overture | Tarik O’Regan A Celestial Map of the Sky: 1515 | Holst The Planets

Thursday 16 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Fairy Tales & Magical Stories with Noriko Ogawa, piano</b></h6>
Ravel & Rachmaninov
Fairy Tales & Magical Stories with Noriko Ogawa, piano
Ravel & Rachmaninov
Debussy Preludes: Puck’s Dance, The fairies are exquisite dancers, What the west wind saw | Debussy Ondine & Ravel Ondine | Ravel Pavane for Sleeping Beauty from Mother Goose Suite | Ravel Noble and Sentimental Waltz No.1 | New work on a fairy-tale theme by a composer from the RNCM (tbc) | Rachmaninov Study Op. 39 no.6 (Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf)


Family event in the Barbirolli Room.
An informal and fun piano concert for 8-11 year olds, with music by Ravel, Rachmaninov and Debussy on a storytelling theme. Ticket buyers may also book a follow-up workshop to create their own magical music. Please click on the 'more info' tab for further details and family ticket offers.

Friday 17 April 2015 2:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
HK Gruber Presents…
BBC Philharmonic
HK Gruber Presents…
HK Gruber conductor | Matthew Barley cello


David Matthews Symphony No. 8 (World Premiere, BBC Radio 3 Commission) | HK Gruber Cello Concerto | Weill Symphony No. 1 | Kurt Schwertsik Baumgesange

Friday 17 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Music Out Of Crisis Workshop</b></h6>
Bridgewater For All
Music Out Of Crisis Workshop
Bridgewater For All
Recommended for people aged 17 years and above. A two-day artist led workshop in The Barbirolli Room, taking place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April, finishing at approximately 4.00pm both days.

Saturday 18 April 2015 10:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall

Sunday 19 April 2015 10:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata: Barber, Britten, Beethoven, Chopin</b></h6>
Manchester Cathedral
Manchester Camerata: Barber, Britten, Beethoven, Chopin
Manchester Cathedral
Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor | Dejan Lazic piano


Britten Young Apollo, Op.16 | Barber Adagio for Strings, Op.11 | Beethoven/Mahler String Quartet in F Minor, Op.95, ‘Serioso’ | Chopin Piano Concerto No.2, Op.21

Please note this event will take place at Manchester Cathedral.

Saturday 18 April 2015 7:30 PM Manchester Cathedral



<h6><b>Michael Ball</b></h6>
If Everyone Was Listening Tour
Michael Ball
If Everyone Was Listening Tour
Michael Ball is Britain's leading musical theatre star. His latest album ‘If Everyone Was Listening’, includes a mix of individual classics, award winners and contemporary songs spanning the years 1960 to 2013.

Saturday 18 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Music Out Of Crisis Performance</b></h6>
Bridgewater For All
Music Out Of Crisis Performance
Bridgewater For All
Free, non-ticketed event in The Barbirolli Room.
Hear contemporary musical responses to crisis, created by international artists and participants over the course of the weekend.

Sunday 19 April 2015 3:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Neo-classicism in Ravel & Rachmaninov: Clare Hammond</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Neo-classicism in Ravel & Rachmaninov: Clare Hammond
International Concert Series
This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
A lecture-recital by pianist Clare Hammond, including performances of music by Couperin, Rachmaninov’s Variations on a Corelli theme and Ravel’s Sonatine.

Sunday 19 April 2015 5:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Noriko Ogawa, piano</b></h6>
Ravel & Rachmaninov: International Concert Series
Noriko Ogawa, piano
Ravel & Rachmaninov: International Concert Series
Ravel Pavane pour une enfante defunte; Le tombeau de Couperin | Rachmaninov Vocalise, Etudes Tableaux Op.39-1, 5, 6, 9 | Stephen Hough Prelude; Alan Mills Fugue; Peter Fribbins Forlane; James Francis Brown Rigaudon; Cecilia McDowall Menuet; Takashi Yoshimatsu Toccata

Sunday 19 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>London Philharmonic Orchestra</b></h6>
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Marios Papadopoulos conductor | Alison Balsom trumpet


Bernstein Overture, Candide | Bramwell Tovey Songs of the Paradise Saloon | Dvorák Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)

The LPO returns to The Bridgewater Hall with Classic FM Award Winner Alison Balsom for an evening of American-influenced music.

Monday 20 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Jamie's Concert</b></h6>
Bridgewater For All
Jamie's Concert
Bridgewater For All
Noriko Ogawa piano


This event takes place in The Barbirolli Room.
A concert for the parents and carers of children with autism and other learning disabilities.

Wednesday 22 April 2015 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Markus Stenz conductor | Simone Lamsma violin


Boccherini/Berio Ritirata notturna di Madrid | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto | Mahler Symphony No.1

Wednesday 22 April 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Peter Donohoe & Noriko Ogawa: Ravel & Rachmaninov</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Peter Donohoe & Noriko Ogawa: Ravel & Rachmaninov
International Concert Series
Ravel Sites Auriculaires | Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances | Ravel La Valse


The Mid-day Centenary season ends in style with a celebrity recital given by Bridgewater Hall Associate Artist Noriko Ogawa and Peter Donohoe as part of the Hall’s Ravel & Rachmaninov series.

Thursday 23 April 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Markus Stenz conductor | Simone Lamsma violin


Boccherini/Berio Ritirata notturna di Madrid | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto | Mahler Symphony No.1

Thursday 23 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Ravel & Rachmaninov
BBC Philharmonic
Ravel & Rachmaninov
Andrew Gourlay conductor | Noriko Ogawa piano | Martin Roscoe piano | Kathryn Stott piano | Peter Donohoe piano


Ravel Piano Concerto in G (Noriko Ogawa); Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (Martin Roscoe) | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4 (Kathryn Stott ); Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini (Peter Donohoe)

Friday 24 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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


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

Saturday 25 April 2015 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Sunday 26 April 2015 3:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Markus Stenz conductor | Simone Lamsma violin


Boccherini/Berio Ritirata notturna di Madrid | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto | Mahler Symphony No.1

Sunday 26 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Mike and The Mechanics: The Hits Tour 2015</b></h6>
Plus Support James Walsh
Mike and The Mechanics: The Hits Tour 2015
Plus Support James Walsh
Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford, joins forces with a new generation Mike and The Mechanics, which includes one of the UK’s most prolific R&B singers, Andrew Roachford and Canadian-born singer, Tim Howar.

Tuesday 28 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall





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

Wednesday 29 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Thursday 30 April 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Friday 01 May 2015 7:30 PM Gorilla Bar



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

Friday 01 May 2015 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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


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

Sunday 3 May 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Markus Stenz conductor | Lynsey Marsh clarinet | Gareth Small trumpet


Ives The Unanswered Question | Helen Grime Concerto for clarinet and trumpet | Walton Symphony No.1

Thursday 07 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Beethoven’s Fidelio
BBC Philharmonic
Beethoven’s Fidelio
Juanjo Mena conductor | Stuart Skelton Florestan | Rebecca von Lipinski Leonore


Beethoven Fidelio

Friday 08 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
A Russian Spectacular
The Hallé
A Russian Spectacular
Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Poster piano


Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: May Night | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 |Borodin Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances | Rachmaninov Vocalise | Prokofiev Symphony No.1, ‘Classical’: Gavotte | Tchaikovsky Marche Slave

Saturday 09 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Jack Jones</b></h6>
'The Coming Home' Tour
Jack Jones
'The Coming Home' Tour
This fabulous show will feature all the big hits including 'Wives and Lovers', 'Love Boat', 'Impossible Dream', 'The Race Is On' to name only a few.

Sunday 10 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Jamie Phillips conductor | Andrew Tyson piano


Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2

Wednesday 13 May 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Jamie Phillips conductor | Andrew Tyson piano


Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2

Thursday 14 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Yan Pascal Tortelier and Olivier Charlier
BBC Philharmonic
Yan Pascal Tortelier and Olivier Charlier
Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor | Olivier Charlier violin


Ravel Mother Goose (complete) | Dutilleux Sur la même accord | Ravel Tzigane | Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

Friday 15 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
Finale, Fliter & Figaro
Manchester Camerata
Finale, Fliter & Figaro
Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor | Ingrid Fliter piano


Mozart Marriage of Figaro Overture, K.492 | TBA Première (to be announced) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.19 | Mozart Symphony No. 41, K.551, ‘Jupiter’

Saturday 16 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Jamie Phillips conductor | Andrew Tyson piano


Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 | Rachmaninov Symphony No.2

Sunday 17 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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


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

Tuesday 19 May 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano | Gareth Small trumpet | Actors from the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre


Janácek (arr. Mackerras) The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite | Shostakovich Concerto No.1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings; Piano Concerto No.2 | Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Thursday 21 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Friday 22 May 2015 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Wayne Marshall, organ</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Wayne Marshall, organ
International Concert Series
Matthew Hamilton conductor | Manchester Chamber Choir | cello, baritone and soprano soloists tba


Dupré Prelude and Fugue in A-flat; Symphony No.2 in C-sharp; Four motets | Duruflé Prelude and Fugue on ‘Alain’; Requiem

The mercurial and hugely talented organist Wayne Marshall returns to perform and accompany works by two 20th century masters of the French tradition.

Saturday 23 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Monday 25 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Wrexham Symphony Orchestra</b></h6>
Wrexham Symphony Orchestra
Richard Howarth conductor | Rebecca Afonwy-Jones mezzo-soprano | April Fredrick soprano | Jill Henderson Wild chorusmaster | Altrincham Choral Society | Buxton Music Society | Manchester Chorale | The Sirenian Singers


Mahler Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

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

Saturday 30 May 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Thursday 04 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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


Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Saturday 06 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Dido and Aeneas: New London Consort</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Dido and Aeneas: New London Consort
International Concert Series
Joanne Lunn soprano (Venus/Dido) | Roderick Williams bass-baritone (Adonis/Aeneas) | Faye Newton soprano (Cupid/Belinda) | Penelope Appleyard soprano (Shepherdess, Little Cupid/2nd Woman, 1st Witch) | Lucy Page soprano (Shepherdess, Little Cupid/2nd Witch) | Tim Travers Brown counter-tenor (Shepherd/Spirit) | Joseph Cornwell tenor Shepherd/Sailor | Simon Grant bass-baritone Shepherd/Sorceress | David Roblou harpsichord/musical direction


Blow Venus and Adonis | Purcell Dido and Aeneas

With a stunning cast, Purcell’s operatic masterpiece Dido and Aeneas is heard alongside its model, John Blow’s Venus and Adonis.

Sunday 07 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Nielsen Symphony Cycle I
BBC Philharmonic
Nielsen Symphony Cycle I
John Storgårds conductor | Roderick Williams baritone


Nielsen Symphony No. 1 | Mahler Songs from 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn' | Nielsen Symphony No. 4, 'Inextinguishable'

Tuesday 09 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Elvis Costello</b></h6>
Detour
Elvis Costello
Detour
No support.
Following the success of his solo shows earlier this year, Elvis Costello announces a 21-date solo UK tour called ‘Detour’ in the early summer of 2015.

Wednesday 10 June 2015 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Thursday 11 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Nielsen Symphony Cycle II
BBC Philharmonic
Nielsen Symphony Cycle II
John Storgårds conductor | Florian Boesch baritone


Nielsen Symphony No. 2, 'The Four Temperaments' | Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn | Nielsen Symphony No. 5

Saturday 13 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Nielsen Symphony Cycle III
BBC Philharmonic
Nielsen Symphony Cycle III
John Storgårds conductor | Gillian Keith soprano | Hanno Muller-Brachmann baritone


Nielsen Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice | Mahler Songs from 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn' | Nielsen Symphony No. 3, Sinfonia espansiva

Thursday 18 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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


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

Saturday 20 June 2015 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Monday 29th June 2015 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Tuesday 30 June 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Tuesday 22 September 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><strong>Cliff Richard</strong></h6>
The 75th Birthday Tour
Cliff Richard
The 75th Birthday Tour
SOLD OUT


Sunday 04 October 2015 7:45 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Monday 9 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Wednesday 18 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Thursday 19 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Monday 7 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Swan Lake</b></h6>
Swan Lake


Sunday 17 January 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Swan Lake</b></h6>
Swan Lake


Sunday 17 January 2016 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Swan Lake</b></h6>
Swan Lake


Monday 18 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall