Tuesday 3rd February:

Royal Northern College of Music – RNCM Opera Scenes. RNCM singers perform a range of scenes from operas by composers including Mozart, Britten, Smetana and Offenbach.  Free.  6.00pm.


Thursday 5th February:

Royal Northern College of Music – Piano Duo Prize.  The RNCM’s piano duo prize is held in the Carole Nash Recital Room and adjudicated by Japanese pianist Noriko Ogawa, who is set to return to give a public masterclass on 21st April.  Tickets £7.00.  7.30pm.

Bridgewater Hall – The Halle: Espana.  The Halle Orchestra performs a blistering pops series spectacular featuring Chabrier’s Rhapsody: Espana, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, Falla’s The Three Cornered Hat: Three Dances from Suite No. 2, Bizet’s Carmen: selection and Ravel’s Bolero.  Tickets £41-£19.  7.30pm.


Friday 7th February:

Manchester Cathedral – Vincenzo Delli Noci.   Italian pianist Vincenzo Delli Noci performs music from the American continent including Latin American composer Heitor Villa Lobos and American George Gershwin.  Free (collection).  11am.

Bridgewater Hall – BBC Philharmonic: Schoenberg and Beethoven.  The BBC Philharmonic performs Schoenberg’s tale of doomed love in a fairy-tale world, the dramatic and beautiful Pelleas und Melisande as well as Beethoven’s majestic Concerto for Piano No 5 in E flat major ‘Emperor’ featuring pianist Hannes Minnaar.  Tickets £37-£12. 7.30pm.

Martin Harris Centre: Brass Band and Wind Ensembles.  The Manchester University Music Society Wind Ensembles showcase three new works written by students Sophie Sully, Emma Wilde and James Keirle followed by a performance from the Manchester University Brass Band.  Tickets £10.50/£6.50/£3.  7.30pm.



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