Monday 13 April:

Royal Northern College of Music – David Sanborn Band.  David Sanborn performs one of his first shows outside London in many years, with electric fusion jazz and his soulful saxophone skills in support of his latest album Time And The River.  Tickets £20.  7.30pm.


Tuesday 14 April:

Bridgewater Hall – A Night At The Movies: David Arnold with Manchester Camerata.  One of the most influential and successful British composers of the last two decades, David Arnold, is joined by Manchester Camerata, leading them through performances of some of his most memorable pieces from film and television including Bond movies, Godzilla, The Chronicles of Narnia, Sherlock and Independence Day, sharing some amusing anecdotes from his career along the way.  Tickets £44.50 – £26.50.  7.30pm.


Thursday 16 April:

Martin Harris Centre – Daniel Martyn Lewis.  Acclaimed pianist Daniel Martyn Lewis performs one of the great monumental masterpieces of baroque keyboard literature, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, in this free lunchtime concert.  Free.  1.10pm.

Chetham’s School of Music – Lunchtime Concert.  This free lunchtime concert features Amber Emson (violin), Mitzi Marley-Clarke (viola), Maria Rivas (cello) and Mariam Loladze-Meredith (piano) performing the stunning Piano Quartet No 1 by Dvorak and Toby Hession (piano) performing Sonata Romantica by Medther.  Free (but with retiring collection in aid of The Commonwealth Resounds, supporting and developing partnerships between musicians from different cultural origins across the Commonwealth.  1.30pm.

Bridgewater Hall – The Halle.  Sir Mark Elder conducts and is joined by the Ladies of the Halle Choir, Halle Youth Choir and Manchester Grammar School Choir in this special event celebrating the 500th birthday of Manchester Grammar School, featuring Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture; O’Reagan’s A Celestial Map of the Sky:1515 and Holst’s famed The Planets.  Tickets £41 – £13.  7.30pm.


Friday 17 April:

Bridgewater Hall – Fairy Tales and Magical Stories with Noriko Ogawa.  This fun and informal piano concert aimed at 8-11 year-olds features music by Ravel, Rachmaninov and Debussy, with a storytelling theme.  Tickets £7 (family ticket £24 including 5 people at least one child).  2.00pm – 3.00pm.  There is also a post-concert workshop (3.00pm – 5.00pm), exploring how music tells stores, characters, journeys and atmosphere using instrument and voice – tickets £9.50 (inc concert ticket) or £34.50 for a family ticket (including concert ticket).



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