Sunday 12 October:
Royal Northern College of Music – The Chamber Music of Russia: Concert 1. The RNCM’s Russuan Chamber Music Series launches in celebration of the UK-Russia Year of Culture in 2014. Some of the finest chamber musicians from Russia perform three concerts featuring works from the 19th and 20th centuries. The first concert showcases the music of Glinka (Trio Pathetique in D minor), Arensky (Piano Trio No 2 in F minor) and Tchaikovsky (Piano Trio in A minor). The second concert takes place on Tuesday 14th October (7.30pm) and is dedicated to the music of Rachmaninov with the third on Thursday 16th October (7.30pm) in an evening of Shostakovich. Tickets £12/concert or £30 for all three. 6pm.
Monday 13 October:
Royal Northern College of Music – Little Shop of Horrors. Dubbed The Muppets meets War of the Worlds, the South Manchester AOS performs the hugely popular Little Shop of Horrors, a tale of a plant which feeds of human blood and flesh raised by a hapless florist shop worked, featuring a motown, rock and roll, blues and music theatre score. Additional showings will take place on 14th, 15th, 16, 17th and 18th October. Tickets £10 opening night, £13 other performances. 7.30pm (except 15th October which starts at 8.45pm).
Thursday 16 October:
Martin Harris Centre – Quatuor Danel Seminar. The Quatuor Danel and Professor Barry Cooper host a free seminar discussing issues in the performance of Classical and post-Classical string quartets. Free. 2.30-3pm.
Saturday 18 October:
Martin Harris Centre – Manchester University Music Society Symphony Orchestra. The MUMS Symphony Orchestra returns for the 2014/2015 season with a programme including Mahler’s Symphony No 4, Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and Bruckner’s Three Pieces for Orchestra. The concert features Aimee Presswood (soprano soloist) and conductors Mark Heron, Ellie Slorach and James Keirle. Tickets £10.50/£6.30/£3. 7.30pm.
Bridgewater Hall – Last Night of the Autumn Proms. Featuring guest Jonathan Antoine and an outstanding programme of music including classics such as Rossini’s Overture to the Barber of Seville, Bizet’s Danse Boheme from Carmen and Ravel’s Bolero alongside proms sensations Land of Hope and Glory, Nimrod, Nessun Dorma, Rule, Britannia! and Jerusalem. Featured performers include Mario Sofroniou (tenor), Sarah Redgwick (soprano), Jonathan Scott (organ) and John Pryce-Jones conducting alongside the Manchester Concert Orchestra. Tickets £41.50-£15.50. 7.30pm.
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