Monday 27 April:

Royal Northern College of Music – 270415.  The RNCM’s ddmmyy series concludes with 270415, which explores acts of collaboration between composers and soloists, featuring Michael Finnissy’s Gerschwin Arrangements, Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VI for viola and the world premiere of Aaron Parker’s Now (no more).  Tickets £6.  7.30pm.


Tuesday 28 April – Saturday 2 May:

Royal Northern College of Music – The Mikado.  In a twist on the Mikado, the original is now set in modern day Japan where Hello Kitty, wasabi, sushi and karaoki are everywhere.  Tickets £13 (discounted to £10 for the opening night).  7.30pm.


Thursday 30 April:

Martin Harris Centre – Klezmer Ensemble.  The latest incarnation of the University of Manchester’s Klezmer Ensemble focuses on Eastern European Jewry, with horas, freylekhs, khosidls and bulgars in this free lunchtime concert.  1.10pm.


Friday 1 May:

The Bridgewater Hall – Breathe: A Little Bite Music.  This free lunchtime concert takes place in the Stalls Foyer and features Breathe, a new flute quartet.  The classically trained musicians present new, original and out of the box arrangements of the Beach Boys, Jamiroquai, Mancini and everything in between.  12.30pm.

Royal Northern College of Music – RNCM Symphony Orchestra.  The RNCM Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the Summer season sees them performing Kodaly’s Hary Janos Suite, a UK premiere of Abe’s The Wave (Marimba Concerto), Takemitsu’s Ran Suite and Bartok’s The Miraculous Mandarin.  Tickets £15.  7.30pm.


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