Tuesday 27 May 2014

Royal Northern College of Music : The Op31era Scenes performances continue in this free show as RNCM students of vocal studies and opera perform excerpts from a variety of operas. Further shows take place on Thursday 29 May, and 6 and 13 June. Free admission, but ticket required.

Royal Northern College of Music : Internationally acclaimed violinist Renaud Capucon visits the RNCM as part of the Christopher Rowland International Masterclass series, where he will be working with RNCM students and leading a violin masterclass. Tickets £9.


Wednesday 28 May 2014

Bridgewater Hall : The Lunchtime Organ Series continues as a number of French classics are performed, including Bonnet’s Etude de Concert Op 7, Dubois’ Fiat Lux and Debussy’s La fille auz Cheveux de lin. Tickets £7.50 / £5.50 concessions. 1.10pm.


Thursday 29 May 2014

Bridgewater Hall : Two sessions are running for young people with special needs, where they get to explore music creativity and movement alongside a live music ensemble, introducing them to new instruments and sounds. 0-11 years 11am-12.30pm; 12-19 years 1.30pm-3.00pm. Tickets £5.


Friday 30 May 2014

Royal Northern College of Music : Donizetti’s tragic, and at the time contraversial, opera Maria Stuarda takes stage and depicts the Tudor-time struggle between Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Tickets £18.

Royal Northern College of Music : A free evening of concerts starts at 6.30pm with three reed ensembles: The Kalliope Clarinets start off with Four Corners of the World at 6.30pm; followed at 7.15pm by Bassoons Inspired – A new version of Beethoven’s Op 87 Trio; and at 8.00pm TriCorLoree with Music for Thre Cors Anglais. Free.


Saturday 31 May 2014

Bridgewater Hall : The Halle return to perform pieces from leading West End musicals, with an exciting repertoire including the likes of Lloyd Webber’s Phanton of the Opera The Music of the Night; Berstein’s West Side Story: Maria and Tonight; and Brown’s Singin’ in the Rain: Singin’ in the Rain. The show will also feature singer Louise Dearman. Tickets from £17.


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