The Bridgewater Hall’s series of Mid-day concerts courtesy of Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society is set to launch again on Thursday 18th September with a performance by Royal Northern College of Music graduates Zelkova Quartet, which is comprised of Caroline Pether (violin), Simran Singh (violin), Alex Mitchell (viola) and Jonathan Pether (cello).

The Zelkova Quartet, which graduated from the prestigious International Artists Diploma course this year, is set to perform pieces by Haydn (Quartet in E flat Op 20 No.1 – the first of Haydn’s ‘Sun’ Quartets) and Ravel (Quartet in F major).

The performance is set to mark the first of 20 concerts currently scheduled to take place up to April 2015.  All concerts take place at The Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm.


Other highlights of the series include:

David Kempster on 8th October – the baritone will be performing a mixture of operatic arias and musicals.  David Kempster is also a graduate of Manchester’s RNCM and has performed for Opera North, Glyndebourne and Welsh National Opera.

Mi Luna performing a fusion of music and dance on 4th November as flamenco dancer Mayte Beltran appears on stage to accompany the sounds of early Spanish music with performances of the likes of Boccherini’s Fandango from Quartet No.4 and de Ribayaz’s Tarantella.

The RNCM Jazz Collective performs on 11th December with a repertoire set to include Ellington’s Take the A Train, Herman’s Woodchoppers’ Ball and Miller’s In The Mood.

London-based Fournier Trio on 26th February.  The trio (Sulki Yu on Violin, Pei-Jee Ng on cello and Chiao-Ying Change on piano) has become one of the country’s leading young piano trios, picking up the 2013 Parkhouse Award and will be performing Haydn’s Piano Trio in A Major and Schumann’s Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor.

Full listings for the Bridgewater Hall’s mid-day concerts series can be found here.

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