Sunday 2 November:

Dancehouse Theatre – Dave Koz.  Smooth Jazz star Dave Koz, recipient of nine Grammy nominations, comes to Manchester’s Dancehouse on his 2014 UK tour.  The saxophonist is joined by Oli Silk on keyboards, Mark Jaimes on guitar, Marc Parnell on drums and Frank Felix on bass.conducts.  Tickets £27.  7.30pm.


Thursday 6 November:

Bridgewater Hall – The Halle.  Sir Mark Elder conducts and Rachel Nicholls is the featured soprano as the orchestra performs Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad, Elgar’s The Spirit of England, Bax’s In Memoriam and Sibelius’ Symphony No 5.  Tickets £41-£13.  7.30pm

Martin Harris Centre – Eliza McCarthy.  The winner of the 2013 British Contemporary Piano Competition, Eliza McCarthy, performs a free lunchtime concert featuring works of the last 50 years, including Jonathan Harvey’s Tombeau de Messiaen, George Crumb’s Processional and Tasny Davies’ Loopholes and Lynchpins.  Free.  1.10pm.


Saturday 8 November:

Bridgewater Hall – BBC Philharmonic presents Belshazzar’s Feast.  The award winning violinist Alina Pogostkina is featured in Nielsen’s dramatic Violin Concerto, whilst conductor John Storgards also delivers Elgar’s Overture, Cockaigne and Walton’s hedonistic classic Belshazzar’s Feast.  Tickets £37-£12.  7.30pm.

Martin Harris Centre – Manchester University Music Sociaty Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble.  Mark Heron, Michael Hope and Duncan Gallagher conduct a programme of music by Mozarts, Barber and a new work by Rob Corin.  Tickets £10.50 / £6.50 / £3.  7.30pm.

Royal Northern College of Music – RNCM Session Orchestra.  The RNCM’s finest return for an evening concert which puts a fresh spin on the likes of Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind and Fire, Beyonce and Aloe Blacc.  Tickets £10.  7.30pm.


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