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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