Sunday 19 October:

Bridgewater Hall – The Halle.  Sir Mark Elder conducts and Paul Lewis is featured on piano as The Halle performs Brahms’ Piano Concerto No 1 and Dvorak’s Symphony No 8.  Tickets £39-13.  7.30pm


Tuesday 21 October:

Royal Northern College of Music – The Stars of St Petersburg Showcase.  Continuing the current Russian theme at the Royal Northern College of Music, stars of the St Petersburg music scene including pianist Polina Fradkina, piano-percussionist Duo In-Temporalis and accordion player/vocalist Evelina Petrova perform in this free concert.  7pm.

Manchester Cathedral – Chetham’s Sinfonia and Ensembles.  In the first of three concerts to feature Glazunov’s The Seasons in the 2014/15 season, Chetham’s Sinfonia performs ‘Autumn‘.  The concert will also include Chetham’s ensembles such as the Wind Band and Saxophone Choir.  Tickets £10 (£4 concessions).  7.30pm.


Wednesday 22 October:

Royal Northern College of Music – The Trial.  Philip Glass’ operatic interpretation of Franz Kafka’s The Trial is brought to the RNCM.  The chilling tale of a man arrested and prosecuted for an unknown crime by a relentless and inaccessible authority, shrouded in mystery.  Directed by Michael McCarthy and featuring a cast of eight singers led by baritone Johnny Herford who performs as the opera’s protagonist, Josef K. Includes a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm.  Tickets for The Trial £15.  7.30pm.


Thursday 23 October:

Royal Northern College of Music – RNCM Concert Orchestra.  The highly talented RNCM Concert Orchestra performs a free lunchtime concert of Berstein’s Candide Overture and West Side Story: Symphonic Dances.  Clark Rundell and Jan Wierzba conduct.  Free.  1.15pm.


Saturday 25 October:

Bridgewater Hall – BBC Philharmonic: Beethoven and Schubert.  Juanjo Mena conducts and Renaud Capucon is featured on violin as the BBC Philharmonic explores the works of Beethoven (Violin Concerto) and Schubert (Symphony No 2) and the links between them as well as Colin Matthews’ Grand Barcarolle.  Tickets £37-£12.  7.30pm.


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