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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  |  Brass Arts Festival |  Ramsbottom Festival |  A Little Bite Music |  Open Day |  Guided Tours


<h6><b>CLOUDS Harp Quartet</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
CLOUDS Harp Quartet
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Intricate and melodic original works for four harps.

Friday 4 September 2015 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>An Evening With Cole Page</b></h6>
An Evening With Cole Page
After a two year absence, Cole Page is returning to Manchester with a brand new show featuring some brand new arrangements.

Friday 4 September 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Priceless Classics
The Hallé
Priceless Classics
Stephen Bell conductor


Bach Suite No.3 | Handel Water Music | Mozart Horn Concerto No.4 | Beethoven Symphony No.5 | Verdi The Force of Destiny | Wagner Siegfried's Funeral March | Stravinsky The Firebird | Bartók Concerto for Orchestra | Ligeti Concert Romanesc | Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine

SOLD OUT.
Manchester’s award-winning orchestra will perform ten short pieces spanning 300 years of music, each introduced on screen. If you’ve ever wondered what their music is like, now is the time to give it a try! Come and go as you like, bring your drinks in and, if you enjoyed the performance, pay us what you think it was worth.

Sunday 06 September 2015 6:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Unfurl</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
Unfurl
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Indian ragas, contemporary jazz, flamenco and Arabic rhythms.

Friday 11 September 2015 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 11 September 2015 1:45 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Fairey Band</b></h6>
Great Northern Brass Arts Festival
The Fairey Band
Great Northern Brass Arts Festival
This year's Great Northern Brass Arts Festival gets underway in spectacular style with The Fairey Band who have won every major honour in the world of brass bands.

Saturday 12 September 2015 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The National Children's Brass Band of Great Britain</b></h6>
Great Northern Brass Arts Festival
The National Children's Brass Band of Great Britain
Great Northern Brass Arts Festival
The National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain, the jewel in the crown of brass bands, returns to The Bridgewater Hall for another outstanding performance.

Saturday 12 September 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Brighouse & Rastrick Band</b></h6>
Great Northern Brass Arts Festival
The Brighouse & Rastrick Band
Great Northern Brass Arts Festival
The Brighouse & Rastrick Band has won every major honour in the world of brass bands and is a firm favourite with audiences across the world.

Saturday 12 September 2015 4:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Gala Evening Concert: The Black Dyke Band and The Foden's Band</b></h6>
Great Northern Brass Arts Festival
Gala Evening Concert: The Black Dyke Band and The Foden's Band
Great Northern Brass Arts Festival
The Gala Evening Concert showcases two legendary brass bands.

Saturday 12 September 2015 7:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>World Tour</b></h6>
Jonathan Scott Lunchtime Organ Series
World Tour
Jonathan Scott Lunchtime Organ Series
Dvorák Carnival Overture Op. 92 | Stanley Trumpet Voluntary | de Falla Ritual Fire Dance | Sibelius Finlandia Op. 26 | Philip Glass Satyagraha (Act III Conclusion) | Jon Kristian Fjellestad Toccata | Grieg Morning & In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)

Monday 14 September 2015 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).

Monday 14 September 2015 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Sally MacTaggart | Guy Passey | Ian Dingle | John Moore


Debussy String Quartet (Movements 2 & 3) | Andy Scott Chrysalis Moon | Barbara Thompson Saxophone Quartet No.3 Body Language | Rittipo-Moore/Dingle Iota (with live electronics & video)

Thursday 17 September 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sunwook Kim piano


Mussorgsky Khovanshchina: Dawn on the Moscow River (6') | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 (40') | Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade: Symphonic Suite (46')

Thursday 17 September 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Friday 18 September 2015 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall


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

Friday 18 September 2015 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall


<h6><b>Ramsbottom Festival 2015 Weekend Tickets</b></h6>
Ramsbottom Cricket Club
Ramsbottom Festival 2015 Weekend Tickets
Ramsbottom Cricket Club
The Bridgewater Hall is delighted to be working in partnership with The Met, Bury to deliver the fifth annual Ramsbottom Festival from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September 2015 with headliners The Wonder Stuff, Idlewild and The Proclaimers topping the bill. Other acts include Mercury Award nominated band Sweet Billy Pilgrim and Baked A La Ska.

Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September 2015 Ramsbottom Cricket Club


<h6><b>Ramsbottom Festival 2015 Day Tickets</b></h6>
Ramsbottom Cricket Club
Ramsbottom Festival 2015 Day Tickets
Ramsbottom Cricket Club
The Bridgewater Hall is delighted to be working in partnership with The Met, Bury to deliver the fifth annual Ramsbottom Festival from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September 2015 with headliners The Wonder Stuff, Idlewild and The Proclaimers topping the bill. Other acts include Mercury Award nominated band Sweet Billy Pilgrim and Baked A La Ska.

Friday 18 September 2015 5:00 PM Ramsbottom Cricket Club
Saturday 19 September 2015 12:00 PM Ramsbottom Cricket Club
Sunday 20 September 2015 12:00 PM Ramsbottom Cricket Club


<h6><b>Sur Sangam</b></h6>
Music For The Mind And Soul
Sur Sangam
Music For The Mind And Soul
Pandit Ranajit Sengupta sarod | Shirin Sengupta vocals | Kousic Sen tabla | Rekesh Chauhan harmonium


This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
An afternoon of beautiful Indian music from four incredibly skilled and creative artists.

Saturday 19 September 2015 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
All You Need Is Love
BBC Philharmonic
All You Need Is Love
Juanjo Mena conductor | Valérie Hartmann-Claverie ondes martenot | Steven Osborne piano | Ladies of the London Symphony Chorus


Foulds Three Mantras (27') | Messiaen Turangalîla Symphony (77')

Saturday 19 September 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.

Sunday 20 September 2015 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sunwook Kim piano


Mussorgsky Khovanshchina: Dawn on the Moscow River (6') | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 (40') | Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade: Symphonic Suite (46')

Sunday 20 September 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Crosby, Stills & Nash</b></h6>
Crosby, Stills & Nash
SOLD OUT. No Support.
Crosby, Stills & Nash will perform songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material from each member.

Monday 21 September 2015 8:00 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



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Sunwook Kim piano


Mussorgsky Khovanshchina: Dawn on the Moscow River (6') | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 (40') | Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade: Symphonic Suite (46')

Wednesday 23 September 2015 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 23 September 2015 5:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Very Best of Frank Sinatra & Count Basie</b></h6>
Todd Gordon & The Back to Basie Orchestra
The Very Best of Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
Todd Gordon & The Back to Basie Orchestra
One of Britain’s top jazz and swing singers, Todd Gordon returns to The Bridgewater Hall with a new show complete with the 17-piece, award-winning Back to Basie big band.

Thursday 24 September 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>New Sound China UK</b></h6>
A Little Bite Music
New Sound China UK
A Little Bite Music
Free non-ticketed event in Stalls Foyer. Top Chinese instrumentalists engage with western composers.

Friday 25 September 2015 12:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Alex Ferguson</b></h6>
Leading
Alex Ferguson
Leading
SOLD OUT. A maximum of 6 tickets per person.
A rare opportunity to hear Sir Alex Ferguson, the most successful football manager of all time talking about the leaderships skills he learned during his 38 record-breaking years of management.

Friday 25 September 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
España, Beethoven & The Beatles
Manchester Camerata
España, Beethoven & The Beatles
Gábor Takács Nagy conductor | Miloš Karadaglic guitar


Rossini The Barber of Seville: Overture | Chabrier (arr. Simon Parkin) España | Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez | Beethoven Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68, ‘Pastoral’

For our 2015-16 season opener, we invite you to the fiesta with this carnivalesque programme celebrating the spirit of España. Joining us is Spanish guitar phenomenon Miloš Karadaglic for a vivid interpretation of Rodrigo’s famous Concierto de Aranjuez, plus a few bonus tracks including The Beatles' Eleanor Rigby.

Saturday 26 September 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 29 September 2015 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Autumn Fantasy</b></h6>
Jonathan Scott Lunchtime Organ Series
Autumn Fantasy
Jonathan Scott Lunchtime Organ Series
Prokofiev Montagues and Capulets (Romeo & Juliet Op.64) | J S Bach Fantasia & Fugue in C minor BWV 537 | Fauré Pavane Op.50 | Saint-Saëns Fantasy in E flat | Elgar Salut d’Amour Op.12 | Mozart Fantasy in F minor K.608 | Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Thursday 01 October 2015 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).

Thursday 1 October 2015 2:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Philip Brett, violin & Alexander Panfilov, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Philip Brett, violin & Alexander Panfilov, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Mozart Sonata for Piano and Violin in F, K.376 | Stravinsky Duo Concertant (1932) | Waxman Carmen Fantasie

Friday 02 October 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Maria Agresta soprano | Alice Coote mezzo-soprano | Giorgio Berrugi tenor | Gianluca Buratto bass | Hallé Choir


Verdi Requiem (87')

Please note there is no interval during this concert.

Saturday 3 October 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>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
UpClose - The Soundtrack of My Life
Manchester Camerata
UpClose - The Soundtrack of My Life
Tine Thing Helseth trumpet | Manchester Camerata Principal Musicians


Music by Bach, Piazzolla, Kurt Weill and Joni Mitchell.

This concert takes place at Band on the Wall music venue.

Tuesday 6 October 2015 7:30 PM Band on the Wall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Christian Zacharias piano


Mozart Piano Concerto in A, K414 (12') | Mahler Symphony No.6 (79')

Thursday 8 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Bernstein's Final Concert
BBC Philharmonic
Bernstein's Final Concert
Juanjo Mena conductor | Tasmin Little violin


Britten Four Sea Interludes (from ‘Peter Grimes’) (14')| Bernstein Serenade for strings, harp, percussion and solo violin (31') | Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (36')

Friday 09 October 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 10 October 2015 1:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
John Williams - A Life In Cinema
The Hallé
John Williams - A Life In Cinema
Stephen Bell conductor


The programme includes music from Jaws, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, JFK, Superman, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Close Encounters, Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, E.T. and many more!

Saturday 10 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Squeeze</b></h6>
With Special Guest Dr John Cooper Clarke
Squeeze
With Special Guest Dr John Cooper Clarke
Doors 7.00pm.
SOLD OUT.

Monday 12 October 2015 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Jack Liebeck violin


Rossini Overture: The Silken Ladder (7') | Dvorák Violin Concerto (32') | Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (44')

Wednesday 14 October 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Dresden Philharmonic</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Dresden Philharmonic
International Concert Series
Michael Sanderling conductor | Sol Gabetta cello


Wagner Overture, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (11’) | Elgar Cello Concerto (30’) | Beethoven Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’ (50’)

The season opens with one of Germany’s finest orchestras, under a maestro from a distinguished conducting dynasty, performing works which portray the artist as hero.

Wednesday 14 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Dautricourt Trio</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Dautricourt Trio
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Nicholas Dautricourt violin | Nick Trygstad cello | Marisa Gupta piano


Schumann (transcribed Kirchner) Selection from 6 Studien in kanonischer Form Op.56 | Jean-Frederick Neuberger Piano Trio (UK Premiere) | Ravel Piano Trio in A minor (1914)

Thursday 15 October 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Jack Liebeck violin


Rossini Overture: The Silken Ladder (7') | Dvorák Violin Concerto (32') | Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (44')

Thursday 15 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Chico & The Gypsies</b></h6>
Plus support
Chico & The Gypsies
Plus support
Chico Bouchikhi – co-founder of The Gipsy Kings and co-writer of their biggest hits (Djobi Djoba, Bamboléo and Soy) – and his band, The Gypsies, will be touring to support the release of their new album 'Fiesta'.

Friday 16 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Last Night of the Autumn Proms</b></h6>
Last Night of the Autumn Proms
Anthony Flaum tenor | Grant Doyle baritone | Hilary Davan Wetton conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra


Rossini William Tell Overture | Sousa Stars And Stripes Forever | Pachelbel Canon | Sibelius Finlandia | Dvorak Slavonic Dance No.8 | Bizet Duet From The Pearl Fishers | Tchaikovsky Finale From Swan Lake | Suppe Light Cavalry Overture | Rossini Largo al factotum | Puccini Che gelida manina From La Boheme | Vaughan Williams Fantasia On Greensleeves

Saturday 17 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor | Jack Liebeck violin


Rossini Overture: The Silken Ladder (7') | Dvorák Violin Concerto (32') | Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (44')

Sunday 18 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Asian Dub Foundation</b></h6>
George Lucas’s film THX 1138 with Live Score
Asian Dub Foundation
George Lucas’s film THX 1138 with Live Score
Certificate 15.
Before Star Wars George Lucas' first feature length 1971 debut was a stylistic Sci-FI movie starring Robert Duvall and Donald Pleasence. Asian Dub Foundation (ADF) perform their exhilarating and fast moving live score which is a perfect complement to this immersive film about a starkly unbalanced future society.

Monday 19 October 2015 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Ugnius Pauliukonis, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Ugnius Pauliukonis, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Haydn Andante and Variations in F minor Hob XV11/6 | Chopin Ballade No.2 in F major Op.38 | Scriabin Fantasy in B minor Op.28 | Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.12 in C sharp minor

Wednesday 21 October 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 22 October 2015 1:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b>The Hallé</b>
The Hallé
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Marc-André Hamelin piano


Mozart Symphony No.35, ‘Haffner’, K385 (19') | Mark-Anthony Turnage Piano Concerto (2013) UK premiere (20') | Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (35')

Thursday 22 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
The Sequel
Manchester Camerata
The Sequel
Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor | Martynas Levickis accordion | TBA narrator |


Glass String Quartet No.2, ‘Company’ | Piazzolla Four Seasons of Buenos Aires | Pärt Festina Lente | Dvorák String Quartet No.12, op.96, ‘American’|


This concert takes place at Manchester Cathedral.

Friday 23 October 2015 7:30 PM Manchester Cathedral




<h6><b>Marcus Miller</b></h6>
Marcus Miller
Two-time Grammy-winner, composer, producer and one of the world’s most gifted, forward-thinking and eclectic bassists presents his highly anticipated new collection of songs.

Friday 23 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Tabla Tarana</h6></b>
Music For The Mind And Soul
Tabla Tarana
Music For The Mind And Soul
Kousic Sen tabla | Pandit Ramesh Misra Sarangi


This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
An Indian percussion concert celebrating the music of one of the UK’s most admired musicians.

Saturday 24 October 2015 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b><h6>Grand Organ Gala</b></h6>
Grand Organ Gala
Jonathan Scott organ | Erica Eloff soprano | John Pryce-Jones conductor | Manchester Chorale | Manchester Concert Orchestra


Mendelssohn Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 | Handel Zadok the Priest, Hallelujah Chorus | Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana | Strauss Sunrise from Also sprach Zarathustra | Bach Toccata and Fugue | Walton Crown Imperial | Pachelbel Canon in D | Bach/Gounod Ave Maria | Parry Jerusalem | Widor Toccata | Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3

Celebrate the power and majesty of the king of instruments.

Sunday 25 October 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Elmer the Elephant</b></h6>
Hallé St Peter's
Elmer the Elephant
Hallé St Peter's
This event takes place at Hallé St Peter’s, Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6BF.
Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork. Elmer is not elephant colour. Tired of being laughed at, Elmer the Elephant disguises his multi-coloured patchwork skin to fit in with the other elephants. But far from gaining acceptance, his plan backfires and he is only welcomed into the herd once his true colours are revealed.

Wednesday 28 October 2015 10:00 AM Hallé St Peter’s



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

Wednesday 28 October 2015 11:00 AM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Elmer the Elephant</b></h6>
Hallé St Peter's
Elmer the Elephant
Hallé St Peter's
This event takes place at Hallé St Peter’s, Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6BF.
Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork. Elmer is not elephant colour. Tired of being laughed at, Elmer the Elephant disguises his multi-coloured patchwork skin to fit in with the other elephants. But far from gaining acceptance, his plan backfires and he is only welcomed into the herd once his true colours are revealed.

Wednesday 28 October 2015 11:30 AM Hallé St Peter’s



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

Wednesday 28 October 2015 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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

Wednesday 28 October 2015 12:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Elmer the Elephant</h6></b>
Hallé St Peter's
Elmer the Elephant
Hallé St Peter's
This event takes place at Hallé St Peter’s, Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6BF.
Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork. Elmer is not elephant colour. Tired of being laughed at, Elmer the Elephant disguises his multi-coloured patchwork skin to fit in with the other elephants. But far from gaining acceptance, his plan backfires and he is only welcomed into the herd once his true colours are revealed.

Wednesday 28 October 2015 1:15 PM Hallé St Peter’s



<h6><b>Elmer the Elephant</b></h6>
Hallé St Peter's
Elmer the Elephant
Hallé St Peter's
This event takes place at Hallé St Peter’s, Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6BF.
Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork. Elmer is not elephant colour. Tired of being laughed at, Elmer the Elephant disguises his multi-coloured patchwork skin to fit in with the other elephants. But far from gaining acceptance, his plan backfires and he is only welcomed into the herd once his true colours are revealed.

Thursday 29 October 2015 10:00 AM Hallé St Peter’s



<h6><b>Elmer the Elephant</b></h6>
Hallé St Peter's
Elmer the Elephant
Hallé St Peter's
This event takes place at Hallé St Peter’s, Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6BF.
Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork. Elmer is not elephant colour. Tired of being laughed at, Elmer the Elephant disguises his multi-coloured patchwork skin to fit in with the other elephants. But far from gaining acceptance, his plan backfires and he is only welcomed into the herd once his true colours are revealed.

Thursday 29 October 2015 11:30 AM Hallé St Peter’s



<h6><b>Elmer the Elephant</b></h6>
Hallé St Peter's
Elmer the Elephant
Hallé St Peter's
This event takes place at Hallé St Peter’s, Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6BF.
Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork. Elmer is not elephant colour. Tired of being laughed at, Elmer the Elephant disguises his multi-coloured patchwork skin to fit in with the other elephants. But far from gaining acceptance, his plan backfires and he is only welcomed into the herd once his true colours are revealed.

Thursday 29 October 2015 1:15 PM Hallé St Peter’s



<h6><b>The RAF In Concert: 75th Anniversary of
the Battle of Britain</b></h6>
The RAF In Concert: 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain


75 years on from the historic battle, the bands of the Royal Air Force present an evocative and rousing evening of musical entertainment that captures the essence of 1940s Britain and tells the story of how the spirit and capability of those who took part endures in the professionalism of the people who make up today’s RAF.

Thursday 29 October 2015 7:30PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra</b></h6>
International Concert Series
The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra
International Concert Series
Harry Christophers conductor


Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (3’); Chandos Anthem No.11, ‘Let God Arise’ (12’); Coronation Anthem, ‘Let thy hand be strengthened’ (8’); Overture to Jephtha (5’); Dixit Dominus (35’)

Join Associate Artists, The Sixteen, for a festival of Handel, including his early work Dixit Dominus which is filled by exciting and original choral-writing. Under the inspirational leadership of Harry Christophers, even familiar works can sound like new.

Friday 30 October 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 31 October 2015 1:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Fright Night
The Hallé
Fright Night
Stephen Bell conductor | Alasdair Malloy presenter


Herrmann Psycho Suite | Arnold Overture: Tam O’Shanter | John Williams Harry Potter: Hero of Hogwarts | Falla Ritual Fire Dance | Wagner Overture: The Flying Dutchman | Hans Zimmer Pirates of the Caribbean | Rod Temperton Thriller | David Rimelis The Cool Ghoul

Saturday 31 October 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Mozart Masterpieces</b></h6>
Mozart Masterpieces
Mozart Festival Orchestra | Michael Bawtree conductor | Eleanor Dennis soprano | Kim Sheehan soprano | George Humphreys baritone | Christopher Swann clarinet


Don Giovanni | Overture Catalogue Aria from Don Giovanni | Eine kleine Nachtmusik | Clarinet Concerto in A Major | The Marriage of Figaro Overture | La ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni | The Magic Flute Overture | Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’ | Sull’aria from The Marriage of Figaro

Sublime classics by one of the world's best loved composers.

Sunday 01 November 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel</b></h6>
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

Steve Harley is bringing a 7-piece Cockney Rebel to perform "The 40th Anniversary of The Best Years Of Our Lives" album.

Monday 02 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Moricosta String Trio</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Moricosta String Trio
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Lucy Baker-Stockdale violin | Steven Burnard viola | Jessica Burrows cello


György Kurtág Signs, Games and Messages (1989-2005) | Mozart Divertimento in E flat, K563

Wednesday 04 November 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Vera Clegg Memorial Concert
The Hallé
The Vera Clegg Memorial Concert
Nikolaj Znaider conductor | Jian Wang cello


Verdi Overture: The Force of Destiny (9') | Bloch Schelomo (22') | Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony (57')

Thursday 05 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
The Second Chance
Manchester Camerata
The Second Chance
Giovanni Sollima Director/Cello | Hannah Roberts Cello


Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33 | Sollima Terra con Variazioni; Violoncelles, Vibrez!


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

Friday 06 November 2015 7:30 PM RNCM Concert Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Sibelius’s 150th Birthday
BBC Philharmonic
Sibelius’s 150th Birthday
John Storgårds conductor | Christian Tetzlaff violin


Sibelius Karelia Suite (15') | Magnus Lindberg Violin Concerto (27') | Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela (9') | Sibelius Symphony No. 5 (30')

Saturday 07 November 2015 7:30 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
Choir seats available by visiting/calling our Box Office on 0161 907 9000.
John Wilson and The John Wilson Orchestra plus special guests return with a sensational new show celebrating the genius of George Gershwin.

Monday 09 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Emma Johnson, clarinet & John Lill, piano</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Emma Johnson, clarinet & John Lill, piano
International Concert Series
Schumann Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet Op.73 | Brahms Two Rhapsodies Op.79 (piano solo) | Brahms Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op.120 No.1 | Schumann Romances for Clarinet Op.94 | Brahms Three Intermezzi, Op.117 (piano solo) | Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E-flat Op.120 No.2

Two of the nation’s best-loved artists join forces to play music they adore. The late works of Brahms possess a touching autumnal melancholy, none more so than his two Sonatas for the clarinet. Robert Schumann’s creative imagination is vividly evident in his Fantasy pieces and Romances.

Tuesday 10 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Nicholas Collon conductor | Jian Wang cello


R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks (15') | Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1 (18') | Dvorák Silent Woods (5') | Beethoven Symphony No.7 (38')

Wednesday 11 November 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Olga Stezhko, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Olga Stezhko, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Prokofiev Tales of an Old Grandmother, Op.31 | Sofia Gubaidulina Musical Toys | Debussy Images (Book One) | Scriabin Vers la flamme, Op.72

Thursday 12 November 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Nicholas Collon conductor | Jian Wang cello


R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks (15') | Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1 (18') | Dvorák Silent Woods (5') | Beethoven Symphony No.7 (38')

Thursday 12 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Bernstein: Power And Peace
BBC Philharmonic
Bernstein: Power And Peace
Yutaka Sado conductor| Rebecca Evans soprano | Ronald Brautigam piano


Bernstein Symphony No. 1 ‘Jeremiah’ (25') | Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17, K453 (28') | Schumann Symphony No. 2 (37')

Friday 13 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<b><h6>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 | plus music from Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica & Thunderbirds

Saturday 14 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Nicholas Collon conductor | Jian Wang cello


R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks (15') | Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1 (18') | Dvorák Silent Woods (5') | Beethoven Symphony No.7 (38')

Sunday 15 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>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Joybox By Name; Joyful By Nature!
BBC Philharmonic
Joybox By Name; Joyful By Nature!
John Storgårds conductor | Peter Erskine drum set


McCabe Joybox (6') | Stravinsky Ode (10') | Mark-Anthony Turnage Erskine – Concerto for Drum Set (30') | Stravinsky Scherzo á la Russe (4') | Stravinsky Circus Polka (4') | Ives The Unanswered Question (6') | Antheil Symphony No. 5, ‘Joyous’ (24')

Friday 20 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Redmond presenter


Elgar Enigma Variations: Nimrod | Holst The Planets: Mars | Butterworth A Shropshire Lad | R. Strauss An Alpine Symphony extract | Jarre Overture: Lawrence of Arabia | Vaughan Williams Scott of the Antarctic | Lehár ‘Gold and Silver’ Waltz

Saturday 21 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Four Seasons By Candlelight</b></h6>
Four Seasons By Candlelight
Mozart Festival Orchestra in full 18th Century costume | David Juritz conductor /violinist | Caroline MacPhie soprano | Crispian Steele-Perkins trumpet


Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik | Clarke Trumpet Suite | Pachebel Canon | Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 | Handel Let the Bright Seraphim; Eternal Source of Light Divine; Lascia chio pianga from Rinaldo | Vivaldi The Four Seasons

The verve and virtuosity of the 18th century is brought to life in this enchanting concert.

Sunday 22 November 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
Guzzo Meets Montero
Manchester Camerata
Guzzo Meets Montero
Giovanni Guzzo violin/director | Gabriela Montero piano/director


Pärt Fratres | Desenne The Two Seasons (of the Caribbean Tropics) | Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10| Mozart Piano Concerto No.14 in E-flat major, K449 | Montero Improvisations (audience requests)


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

Sunday 22 November 2015 3:00 PM RNCM Concert Hall



<h6><b>Alexandra Silocea, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Alexandra Silocea, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales | Schumann Kreisleriana, Op.16

Wednesday 25 November 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Cristian Mâcelaru conductor | Louise Alder soprano | Hallé Choir


Michael Gandolfi The Garden of Cosmic Speculation movements (8')| Poulenc Gloria (28') | Berlioz Symphonie fantastique (49')

Thursday 26 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Brit Floyd</b></h6>
Space & Time - World Tour 2015
Brit Floyd
Space & Time - World Tour 2015
Please note that lasers, strobes and haze will be used during this concert.
No support. An amazing journey through five decades of Pink Floyd.

Friday 27 November 2015 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Josh Groban</b></h6>
Stages Tour
Josh Groban
Stages Tour
SOLD OUT.
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.

Saturday 28 November 2015 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Ramprapanna Bhattacharya, sitar & Kousic Sen, tabla</b></h6>
Music For The Mind And Soul
Ramprapanna Bhattacharya, sitar & Kousic Sen, tabla
Music For The Mind And Soul
This event will take place in The Barbirolli Room.
An afternoon of beautiful Indian music from two incredibly skilled and creative artists.

Sunday 29 November 2015 1:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Lang Lang</b></h6>International Concert Series
Lang Lang
International Concert Series
J. S. Bach Italian Concerto in F BMV 971 (12’) | Tchaikovsky The Seasons Op.37 (43’) | Chopin Four Scherzos, Op.20, Op.31, Op.39 & Op.54 (40’)

For all the showmanship and media hype, Lang Lang remains a serious and dedicated musician able to display refined technique in Bach, inventive characterisation in Tchaikovsky and stormy brilliance in the music of Chopin. Buy early to book your seat at the biggest show of the year.

Sunday 29 November 2015 7.30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>CLIC Sargent Hospitals Christmas Carol Concert</b></h6>
CLIC Sargent Hospitals Christmas Carol Concert
Clark Rundell conductor | Jonathan Scott organ | Greater Manchester Police Trumpeters | Jonathan Taylor musical director | Holy Family School, Salford | St Brendan’s Primary, Bolton | St Vincent’s Primary, Altrincham (Tuesday) | St Michael’s Primary, Flixton (Tuesday)


Come and join in singing traditional carols for all the family.

Monday 30 November 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>CLIC Sargent Hospitals Christmas Carol Concert</b></h6>
CLIC Sargent Hospitals Christmas Carol Concert
Clark Rundell conductor | Jonathan Scott organ | Greater Manchester Police Trumpeters | Jonathan Taylor musical director | St Vincent’s Primary, Altrincham | St Michael’s Primary, Flixton | Holy Family School, Salford (Monday) | St Brendan’s Primary, Bolton (Monday)


Come and join in singing traditional carols for all the family.

Tuesday 01 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Louis Langrée conductor | Lars Vogt piano


Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) (10') | Schumann Piano Concerto (31') | Brahms Symphony No.2 (43')

Wednesday 02 December 2015 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Imma Setiadi, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Imma Setiadi, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Beethoven Sonata in C minor Op.13, ‘Pathetique’ | Debussy Selections from Preludes (Book 2) | Chopin Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor Op.31

Thursday 03 December 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Louis Langrée conductor | Lars Vogt piano


Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) (10') | Schumann Piano Concerto (31') | Brahms Symphony No.2 (43')

Thursday 03 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Brahms's Third Symphony
BBC Philharmonic
Brahms's Third Symphony
Juanjo Mena conductor | James Ehnes violin | Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano


Dvorák Overture ‘Carnival’ (10') | Britten Violin Concerto (31') | Thomas Adès America – A Prophecy (15') | Brahms Symphony No. 3 (35')

Friday 04 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>John Rutter's Christmas Festival</b></h6>
International Concert Series
John Rutter's Christmas Festival
International Concert Series
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Chetham’s Chamber Choir | John Rutter CBE conductor | Elin Manahan Thomas soprano | Jonathan Scott organ


Programme includes:
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite | Handel Messiah (excerpts) | Bach Sinfonia from Cantata No.29 (solo organ). With carols composed and arranged by John Rutter such as Star Carol, Shepherd’s Pipe Carol and What Sweeter Music, as well as traditional carols for the audience to sing.

To mark John Rutter’s 70th birthday, the most popular living choral composer in the world and doyen of Christmas music, hosts and conducts a star-studded line-up in a concert to warm the heart.

Saturday 05 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Christmas Family Concert
The Hallé
Christmas Family Concert
Jamie Phillips conductor | Alasdair Malloy presenter

Sunday 06 December 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Louis Langrée conductor | Lars Vogt piano


Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) (10') | Schumann Piano Concerto (31') |
Brahms Symphony No.2 (43')

Sunday 6 December 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 07 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>VOCES8 a cappella octet: Sing Joyfully</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
VOCES8 a cappella octet: Sing Joyfully
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Andrea Haines | Emily Dickens | Christopher Wardle | Barnaby Smith | Samuel Dressel | Oliver Vincent | Paul Smith | Dingle Yandell


Trad. arr. Stefan Class Maria Durch ein Dornwald Ging | Praetorius Magnificat Quinti Toni | Byrd Haec Dies | Schütz Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes | Ola Gjeilo Ubi Caritas | Rachmaninov Bogoroditse Devo (from All-Night Vigil, Op.37) | arr. Jim Clements Away in a manger | arr. Tom Cockett Silent Night | Barnard & Smith arr. Clements Walking in a Winter Wonderland | arr. Gordon Langford Jingle Bells

Wednesday 09 December 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder conductor | Harish Shankar conductor * | Stephen Hough piano


Tchaikovsky Fatum * (10') | Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 (34') | Rachmaninov Symphony No.3 (45')

Thursday 10 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Laurence Cummings conductor | Ruby Hughes soprano | Catherine Hopper mezzo-soprano | Joshua Ellicott tenor | Henry Waddington bass | Hallé Choir


Handel Messiah (135')

Saturday 12 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Sinatra Centenary</b></h6>
Sinatra Centenary
Manchester Concert Orchestra | Gavin Sutherland conductor | Emma Kershaw and Graham Bickley special guests | James Wilson & Leila Stewart dancers | JazzCo Tech Dancers


Come Fly With Me | The Lady Is A Tramp | I’ve Got You Under My Skin | Night And Day | Witchcraft | Luck Be A Lady Tonight | My Way

Celebrate the 100th birthday of the late, great Frank Sinatra with a concert of songs and music made famous by the world’s most-loved singer.

Sunday 13 December 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
The Manchester Festive Happening
Manchester Camerata
The Manchester Festive Happening
Amina Hussain presenter | Camerata Strings and Brass


Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba | Vivaldi ‘Winter’ from The Four Seasons | Gabrieli Sonatas and Canzonas for Antiphonal Brass | Telemann Sonata for String Quartet | Traditional Selection of Carols, including: O Holy Night, O Come O Come Emmanuel, and Sussex Carol

This concert takes place at the Albert Hall, Manchester.

Sunday 13 December 2015 3:00 PM Albert Hall, Manchester



<h6><b>Kate Rusby at Christmas</b></h6>
Kate Rusby at Christmas
Forever proud to call herself a folk singer, Kate Rusby’s beautiful, expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience. It is in her special Christmas concerts that all these elements combine to exquisite effect.

Monday 14 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Caro Emerald</b></h6>
Caro Emerald
On sale Friday 3 July from 9.00am online and 10.00am by visiting or calling our Box Office on 0161 907 9000.
Doors 7.00pm. Since the release of her 2010 multi-platinum debut album ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’ Caro Emerald has fashioned her own niche. Gorgeous and stylish, Caro blends retro jazz with sampling and modern pop to create her signature sound.

Tuesday 15 December 2015 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Texas</b></h6>
Plus Special Guests
Texas
Plus Special Guests
Doors 7.00pm.
Texas return to The Bridgewater Hall following the release of their incredible new album ‘Texas 25’, to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Wednesday 16 December 2015 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Carols by Candlelight</b></h6>
Carols by Candlelight
Jennifer France soprano | Michael Bawtree conductor | Canzonetta Choir | Mozart Festival Orchestra


Handel Zadok the Priest, Christmas sequence from Messiah | Corelli Allegro and Pastorale from Christmas Concerto | Cullen Joy to the World | Mozart Alleluia from Exsultate Jubilate | Pearsall Gabriel’s Message | Darke In the bleak midwinter



Thursday 17 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Florilegium baroque ensemble</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Florilegium baroque ensemble
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Ashley Solomon director | Mary Collins 18th century dancer*


Leclair Deuxieme Recreation de Musique Op.8* | Telemann Paris Quartet in B minor (1783 collection) | Rebel Les Caractères de la danse*

Friday 18 December 2015 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Hallé Christmas Sing-along</b></h6>
Hallé Christmas Sing-along
Stephen Bell conductor | Anna-Jane Casey vocalist | Winner of the Hallé Corporate Choir Competition | Hallé Youth Training Choir


The programme includes The Twelve Days of Christmas, A Christmas Carnival and festive songs such as When a Child is Born, White Christmas, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and many more.

Friday 18 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé Carol Concert</b></h6>
The Hallé Carol Concert
Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir


The programme includes Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Wexford Carol, While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night, Away in a Manger, In the Bleak Mid-Winter, Candlelight Carol, Gobbledegook the Turkey, O Come all ye Faithful, Sleigh Ride and more...

Saturday 19 December 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Hallé Youth Orchestra</b></h6>
Hallé Youth Orchestra
Jamie Phillips conductor | Andrew Zolinsky piano


John Adams The Chairman Dances | Gershwin Piano Concerto | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4

Saturday 19 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé Carol Concert</b></h6>
The Hallé Carol Concert
Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir


The programme includes Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Wexford Carol, While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night, Away in a Manger, In the Bleak Mid-Winter, Candlelight Carol, Gobbledegook the Turkey, O Come all ye Faithful, Sleigh Ride and more...

Sunday 20 December 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé Carol Concert</b></h6>
The Hallé Carol Concert
Stephen Bell conductor | Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir | Hallé Children’s Choir


The programme includes Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Wexford Carol, While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night, Away in a Manger, In the Bleak Mid-Winter, Candlelight Carol, Gobbledegook the Turkey, O Come all ye Faithful, Sleigh Ride and more...

Sunday 20 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Christmas With Aled Jones</b></h6>
Christmas With Aled Jones
Jonathan Antoine special guest | Lucas Pinto treble | Adrian Lucas conductor | Manchester Chorale | Manchester Concert Orchestra


Goodall The Lord is My Shepherd | Bach/Gounod Ave Maria | Blake Walking in the Air | Darke In the bleak midwinter | Rutter Shepherd’s Pipe Carol | Gruber Silent Night | Adam O Holy Night | Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers & Trepak from The Nutcracker

Monday 21 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman (screening with live music)
The Hallé
The Snowman (screening with live music)
Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Redmond presenter


arr. Alasdair Malloy A Frozen Fantasy (7') | Steve Pickett Dinosaurumpus - A romp for audience and symphony orchestra world premiere (20') | Howard Blake The Snowman(26')

Tuesday 22 December 2015 1:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman (screening with live music)
The Hallé
The Snowman (screening with live music)
Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Redmond presenter


arr. Alasdair Malloy A Frozen Fantasy (7') | Steve Pickett Dinosaurumpus - A romp for audience and symphony orchestra world premiere (20') | Howard Blake The Snowman(26')

Tuesday 22 December 2015 4:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman (screening with live music)
The Hallé
The Snowman (screening with live music)
Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Redmond presenter


arr. Alasdair Malloy A Frozen Fantasy (7') | Steve Pickett Dinosaurumpus - A romp for audience and symphony orchestra world premiere (20') | Howard Blake The Snowman(26')

Wednesday 23 December 2015 1:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Snowman (screening with live music)
The Hallé
The Snowman (screening with live music)
Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Redmond presenter


arr. Alasdair Malloy A Frozen Fantasy (7') | Steve Pickett Dinosaurumpus - A romp for audience and symphony orchestra world premiere (20') | Howard Blake The Snowman(26')

Wednesday 23 December 2015 4:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Christmas Carol Singalong</b></h6>
Christmas Carol Singalong
Jonathan Cohen conductor | Louise Dearman special guest | Manchester Chorale | Manchester Concert Orchestra


I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday | Sleigh Ride | Santa Claus Is Coming To Town | Merry CHristmas Everyone | O Holy Night | O Come, All Ye Faithful | Let It Go | When A Child Is Born | Winter Wonderland

Thursday 24 December 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Last Night of the Christmas Proms</b></h6>
Last Night of the Christmas Proms
Mario Sofroniou tenor | James Cleverton baritone | John Pryce–Jones conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra


Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Overture | Ravel Bolero | Sousa Liberty Bell March | Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Waltz | Puccini Che gelida manina from La bohème | Denza Funiculi, funicular | Bizet Toreador Song | Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana

Saturday 26 December 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Best Of John Williams</b></h6>
The Best Of John Williams
Anthony Inglis conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra


Nothing can compare to the iconic film scores of John Williams. Hosted by irrepressible showman and conductor Anthony Inglis, this exciting concert is a fitting celebration of his most popular music from 'E.T.' to 'Star Wars' and beyond…

Sunday 27 December 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Sound Of Musicals</b></h6>
The Sound Of Musicals
Richard Balcombe conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra | Kerry Ellis, Summer Strallen, Tim Howar and Graham Bickley special guests


Back by popular demand following last year’s sell out performance! Enjoy a new programme of show–stopping music and songs from the greatest Broadway and West End musicals with an all-star line up from London’s glittering West End.

Monday 28 December 2015 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
Superheroes of the Silver Screen
The Hallé
Superheroes of the Silver Screen
Stephen Bell conductor | Dean Collinson vocalist


John Williams Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom | Hans Zimmer Gladiator | Barry Thunderball | Korngold Robin Hood | Barry From Russia with Love | Danny Elfman Batman Suite | John Williams Superman March | Vangelis Chariots of Fire | Barry On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (We have all the time in the world) | James Horner Apollo 13 | Steiner Gone with the Wind (Tara’s theme) | Hupfeld Casablanca (As Time Goes By) | Giacchino The Incredibles

Tuesday 29 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
ABBA Symphonica
The Hallé
ABBA Symphonica
Stephen Bell conductor | Annie Skates, Emma Kershaw, Dean Collinson & David Combes vocalists


The programme includes Waterloo; Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!; SOS; Super Trouper; The Name Of The Game; The Winner Takes It All; I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do; Money, Money, Money; Dancing Queen; Lay All Your Love On Me; Does Your Mother Know; Take A Chance On Me; Fernando; Voulez-Vous; Knowing Me, Knowing You; I Have A Dream; Mamma Mia and Thank You For The Music

Wednesday 30 December 2015 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>New Year’s Eve Bond Spectacular</b></h6>
Manchester Camerata
New Year’s Eve Bond Spectacular
Manchester Camerata
Tim Redmond conductor | Louise Dearman soloist


See out 2015 with a glamorous evening celebrating the world’s most famous secret agent. West End star Louise Dearman joins Manchester Camerata for a thrilling evening of all your favourite Bond themes including Goldfinger, Skyfall and Diamonds Are Forever.

Thursday 31 December 2015 8:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
The NYD Viennese
Manchester Camerata
The NYD Viennese
Alpesh Chauhan conductor | Olena Tokar soprano


Brahms Hungarian Dances (selections) | J Strauss II On the Beautiful Blue Danube | J Strauss I Radetzky March, op.228 | J Strauss II Emperor Waltz | J Strauss II Frühlingsstimmen, op.410 (Voices of Spring)| J Strauss IIThunder and Lightning Polka | Lehár Vilja Lied

Friday 01 January 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
A Viennese Celebration
The Hallé
A Viennese Celebration
Jamie Phillips conductor | Malin Christensson soprano


J. Strauss II Tritsch-Tratsch Polka; Thunder and Lightning Polka; Overture: Die Fledermaus; Annen-Polka; On the Beautiful Blue Danube: Waltz | J. Strauss Radetzky March

Saturday 02 January 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Glenn Miller Orchestra</b></h6>
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Ray McVay bandleader | Catherine Sykes, Colin Anthony and Ray Wordsworth special guests | The Uptown Hall Gang | The Moonlight Serenaders | The Jiving Lindy Hoppers


Moonlight Serenade | Strike Up The Band | Tuxedo Junction | New York, New York | As Time Goes By | Chattanooga Choo Choo | What A Wonderful World | Rhapsody In Blue | Jumpin’ at the Woodside | Jersey Bounce | Running Wild

Sunday 03 January 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Richard Uttley, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Richard Uttley, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.28 in A major Op.101 | Naomi Pinnock New work | Chopin Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

Wednesday 06 January 2016 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Academy of St Martin in the Fields</b></h6>
International Concert Series
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
International Concert Series
Joshua Bell violin/music director | Steven Isserlis cello


Dvorák Silent Woods (cello & orchestra) (7’) | Beethoven Symphony No.8 (28’) | Schumann Elegy (violin & orchestra) (7’) | Brahms ‘Double Concerto’ (violin & cello) (30’)

Joshua Bell works with his friend and musical collaborator, the British cellist Steven Isserlis, taking on the role of conductor, orchestral leader and soloist in a programme of romantic moods and classical poise.

Friday 08 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Johann Strauss Gala</b></h6>
Johann Strauss Gala
Rainer Hersch conductor | Samantha Hay soprano | Johann Strauss Dancers | Johann Strauss Orchestra


The Blue Danube Waltz | Radetzky March | Bandits’ Galopp | Cinderella Waltz | Emperor Waltz | Polka Furioso | Carmen Quadrille | Napoleon March

The Johann Strauss Dancers, in glorious costumes of the period, and Orchestra return with a brand new show for 2016 with irrepressible showman Rainer Hersch and featuring sparkling soprano Samantha Hay.

Sunday 10 January 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Henry Rollins: Charmingly Obstinate Tour 2016</b></h6>
Henry Rollins: Charmingly Obstinate Tour 2016

Henry Rollins has announced details of his first UK “talking shows” since his memorable Long March tour of 2012.

Tuesday 12 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Ducasse Trio</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Ducasse Trio
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Charlotte Maclet violin | William Duncombe clarinet | Fiachra Garvey piano


Stravinsky Suite from ‘L’Histoire du Soldat’ (1919) | Ives Largo (1901) | Milhaud Suite Op.157b | Bartók Contrasts, Sz.111

Wednesday 13 January 2016 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Lothar Koenigs conductor | Gretha Tuls bassoon


Wagner A Faust Overture (12') | Weber Bassoon Concerto (17') | Brahms Symphony No.1 ('47)

Thursday 14 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Life, Liberty... And Great Tunes!
BBC Philharmonic
Life, Liberty... And Great Tunes!
John Wilson conductor | Jonathan Scott organ


Ives Variations on ‘America’ (8') | Philip Glass Mad Rush (9') | Copland Organ Symphony (24') | Copland Billy the Kid - suite (22') | Korngold The Adventures of Robin Hood - symphonic suite (21')

Saturday 16 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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


The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.

Sunday 17 January 2016 3:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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


The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.

Sunday 17 January 2016 7:00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



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


The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.

Monday 18 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Cristian Mandeal conductor | Sophia Jaffé violin


Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (18') | Bruch Scottish Fantasy (30') | Schumann Symphony No.1, ‘Spring’ (32')

Wednesday 20 January 2016 2:15 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata</b></h6>
The Project
Manchester Camerata
The Project
Mark Heron conductor | Alasdair Nicholson guest composer mentor


The Project will take place in Studio 7 at The Royal Northern College of Music from 10.00am - 5.00pm. This is a free ticketed event (advanced booking recommended).
Manchester Camerata deliver the Professional Experience Scheme in partnership with the RNCM. This is a unique opportunity to witness ten of the country’s most talented composers create new music and refine their compositions.

Thursday 21 January 2016 10:00 AM RNCM Studio 7



<h6><b>Tanya Sweiry, violin & Somi Kim, piano</b></h6>
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Tanya Sweiry, violin & Somi Kim, piano
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Schubert Fantasie in C major, D.934 | Strauss Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op.18

Thursday 21 January 2016 1:10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Cristian Mandeal conductor | Sophia Jaffé violin


Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (18') | Bruch Scottish Fantasy (30') | Schumann Symphony No.1, ‘Spring’ (32')

Thursday 21 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Tallis Scholars</b></h6>
International Concert Series
The Tallis Scholars
International Concert Series
Peter Philips conductor


Taverner Leroy Kyrie | Tavener As one who has slept; Funeral Ikos | Tallis Lamenations I | Allegri Miserere | Tavener The Lamb; Song for Athene | Taverner Quemadmodum; Gaude plurimum

The composer Sir John Tavener reached a world-wide audience through choral pieces such as The Lamb, and his Song for Athene was sung at the funeral of Princess Diana. His music shows diverse influences, including Tudor polyphony by composers such as his almost namesake, John Taverner.

Friday 22 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
The Hallé
Cristian Mandeal conductor | Sophia Jaffé violin


Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (18') | Bruch Scottish Fantasy (30') | Schumann Symphony No.1, ‘Spring’ (32')

Sunday 24 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>BBC Philharmonic</b></h6>
Mahler’s Fourth Symphony
BBC Philharmonic
Mahler’s Fourth Symphony
Jesús López-Cobos conductor | Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano | Ruby Hughes soprano


Hindemith Concert Music for Strings and Brass (17') | Ravel Piano Concerto in G major (21') | Mahler Symphony No. 4 (56')

Friday 29 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>The Hallé</b></h6>
España
The Hallé
España
Stephen Bell conductor | Craig Ogden guitar


Bizet Carmen: Suite | Chabrier Rhapsody: España | Falla The Three Cornered Hat: Three Dances | Ravel Boléro | Glinka Jota Aragonesa | Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez

Saturday 30 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Rebecca Ferguson: Lady Sings the Blues Tour 2016</b></h6>
Plus Special Guests
Rebecca Ferguson: Lady Sings the Blues Tour 2016
Plus Special Guests
A maximum of 6 tickets per person.
Rebecca Ferguson returns to The Bridgewater Hall following the release of brand new album 'Lady Sings The Blues'.

Sunday 31 January 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Evocations</b></h6>Echoes of a Mountain Song
Evocations
Echoes of a Mountain Song
Free ticketed event.
A chance to hear new works inspired by northern landscapes by students from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Saturday 6 February 2016 1.10 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Introductory Lecture</b></h6>Echoes of a Mountain Song
Introductory Lecture
Echoes of a Mountain Song
Em Marshall-Luck, author of Music in the Landscape and founder of the English Music Festival introduces the series, exploring how the northern uplands have inspired and influenced many of our country’s finest composers.

Saturday 6 February 2016 3.30-5.00 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Manchester Camerata: The Beautiful North</b></h6>
International Concert Series: Echoes of a Mountain Song
Manchester Camerata: The Beautiful North
International Concert Series: Echoes of a Mountain Song
Gábor Takács -Nagy conductor | Jennifer Pike violin | TBA narrator


Hadley Kinder Scout | Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending | Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden | Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56, ‘Scottish’

In a concert which includes poetry and readings, we celebrate how the northern landscape has inspired and nurtured a distinctive creativity in its people.

Saturday 6 February 2016 7:30 PM The Bridgewater Hall



<h6><b>Jack Jones: Jack Sings Frank</b></h6>
A Celebration of 100 Years of Frank Sinatra
Jack Jones: Jack Sings Frank
A Celebration of 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 will be contacted with further details of the postponement including information regarding refunds. Tickets will be valid for the new date.

Sunday 07 February 2016 7:30 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>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



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


Grieg Lyric Suite: March of the Trolls (4’) | 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



<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
TBA 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>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>The Hallé</b></h6>
Once Upon A Time ...
The Hallé
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>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



<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>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



<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
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>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>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>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>Northern Bards: Simon Armitage & Josephine Dickinson</b></h6>
Echoes Of A Mountain Song
Northern Bards: Simon Armitage & Josephine Dickinson
Echoes Of A Mountain Song
Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage reads extracts from Walking Home and from Stanza Stones. Award-winning poet and shepherd, Josephine Dickinson, offers a unique perspective on contemporary rural life.

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>Folk Opera: The Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout</b></h6>
Echoes of a Mountain Song
Folk Opera: The Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout
Echoes of a Mountain Song

Ticket prices to be confirmed.

In collaboration with Chetham’s School of Music, other local schools and community groups, a newly commissioned folk opera will mark the anniversary of the mass trespass on Kinder Scout.

Sunday 24 April 2016 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



<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>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</b></h6>
Ten Good Reasons & Greatest Hits Tour
Jason Donovan
Ten Good Reasons & Greatest Hits Tour
No support.
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>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>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 3 June 2016 7.30PM 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
HaydnMozart 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>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 | ByrdEmendemus in melius | PärtThe woman with the alabaster box | Byrd Tribue domine; Christe qui lux es et dies | Tallis Miserere nostril | 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