Sunday 28 September:

Martin Harris Centre – Manchester University Music Society Welcome Concert. The Society commenes its new season with new student conductors as the music of Shostakovich, Elgar and MacMillan takes centre stage.  Tickets £3/£7/£10. 5pm.


Thursday 2 October:

Royal Northern College of Music – RNCM String Orchestra.  A free lunchtime concert as part of the Lunchtime Concerts series, featuring Purcell’s Fantasias No 11 in G Major and No 6 in F Major, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor and Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in D minor with Helen Clinton performing on the oboe and Levon Chilingirian directing.  Free, no ticket required.  1.15pm.

Bridgewater Hall – Alison Balson presents The Trumpet: An Unexpected Journey Through Paris – From Spring To Autumn.  The award winning trumpet player and two time Classical Brits Woman of the Year returns to the Bridgewater Hall to perform an eclectic repertoire of pieces including Duke/Yarburg’s April in Paris, Satie’s Gnossieme No3 and Gynopedie No3 and Ravel’s Habenero as well as music by Bach and Gerschwin.  Tickets £32.50.  7.30pm.


Friday 3 October:

Royal Northern College of Music – Classical Masterclass.  RNCM students will perform one of the Naxos Quartets in an open workshop lead by composer and Master of the Queen’s Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.  Free, no ticket required.  5.30pm.


Saturday 4 October:

Bridgewater Hall – The Halle Classical Extravaganza.  Stephen Bell conducts as the world famous orchestra delivers a programme including Sibelius’ Finlandia; Debussy’s Clair de lune; Dvoraks Slavonic Dance No.1 and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet: selection.  Tickets from £19-41.  7.30pm




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