Sunday 1st March:

Royal Exchange Theatre – Manchester Camerata: Challenging the Senses.  An immersive concert featuring Crumb’s Black Angels, Dowland’s Go Crystal Tears, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No 8 in C minor and Haydn’s Quartet No 63 ‘Sunrise’.  Blackfinds will be handed out to enhance the senses (don’t worry though, they are optional) as well as cocktail tasters.  Tickets £10 (£6 students).  3.00pm.

Royal Northern College of Music: A Royal Concert for Louis XIV.  RNCM Baroque Soloists put on a concert inspired by the Sunday chamber concerts given for Louis XIV during the final months of his life.  The concert will feature two of Francois Couperin’s works which were specifically written for the purpose of entertaining the King as well as pieces by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jea-Philippe Rameau and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.  Tickets £10.  3.00pm


Tuesday 3rd March:

Bridgewater Hall: Katherine Jenkins.  Celebrating her 10th anniversary in the music industry, one of Britain’s favourite singers, mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins, returns to the Bridgewater Hall on her Home Sweet Home Tour.  The concert will see her perform tracks from her new album, Home Sweet Home, which marks a return to her classical roots, as well as favourites from her career.  Tickets £57-£31.50.  7.30pm.


Thursday 5th March:

Royal Northern College of Music – Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble.  Award winning saxophonist Gilad Atzmon returns to the UK after a world tour, accompanied by the Orient House Ensemble.  Moving easily from bebop/hard bop to free jazz and swing, he is sure to entertain all jazz fans and even non jazz fans.  Tickets £18.  7.30pm.

Chetham’s School of Music – Chetham’s Showcase.  Leading student soloists from Chetham’s perform in a special concert showcasing the next generation of musicians.  Each student will perform a 20-minute recital within the full-length concert.  Performers are set to include Charlotte Schurr (violin), winner of the inaugural BBC Young Musician Jazz Award Alexander Bone (saxophone) and the award-winning Jam Experiment (Oren McLoughlin, Toby Comeau, Rory Ingham and Steve Berry).  Tickets £10.00, £8.00 (concessions).  7.30pm



Friday 6th March:

Martin Harris Centre – Psappha.   The Psappha Ensemble presents the world premiere of the concert hall version of David Fennessy’s Big Lung as well as works by Piers Hellawell and students of composition from the University of Manchester.  The programme of music is inspired by the rhythms of life.  Tickets £11/£7/£5.  7.30pm.


Saturday 7th March:

Bridgewater Hall – BBC Philharmonic.  Conducted by Juanjo Mena and featuring Johannes Moser on cello, the BBC Philharmonic performs Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 6 ‘Pathetique’.  Tickets £37-£12.  7.30pm.


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