Sunday 7 June:

Bridgewater Hall – Dido and Aeneas: New London Consort. Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and John Blow’s Venus and Adonis are brought to the stage.  Both pieces are performed with rearranged scores to suit a theatre setting as opposed to their typical chamber style.  Tickets £27-£14.  7.30pm

Tuesday 9 June:

Bridgewater Hall – BBC Philharmonic: Nielsen Symphony Cycle I.  The BBC Philharmonic performs not only Nielsen’s Symphonies Number 1 and 4, but also Mahler’s Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?, Verlor’ne Muh, Lied das Verfolgten in Turm and Wo die schonen Tompeten blasen.  Tickets £37-£12.  7.30pm.  The event will also feature a preview at 6.30pm as BBC Radio Presenter Stephen Johnson gives an introduction to the evening.

Thursday 11 June:

Bridgewater Hall – The Piano Guys.  The phenomenal The Piano Guys return to the Bridgewater Hall following their sell out appearance in April 2014.  Performing classical music with a rock ‘n’ roll style, the four fathers from Utah have had four chart topping albums and more than half a billion views of their videos since launching themselves online, leading to their incredible success.  Tickets £44.50-£28.50.  7.00pm.

Saturday 6 June:

Royal Northern College of Music – Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann.  Set against the backdrop of 1930s Berlin, City of Manchester Opera present Offenbach’s fantasy opera The Tales of Hoffmann, fully staged and with an orchestral ensemble.  Tickets £18.00.  7.30pm.

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