Come join us and immerse yourselves in “First Impressions”, a multimedia experience, an enchanting fusion of impressionist music and paintings. In this experience, you will enjoy a piano quintet performance presented by PlayMud, and simultaneously immerse yourself in a flowery setting among projections of animated impressionist paintings. Take inspiration from the ethereal beauty of French […]

Experience an evening of enchanting chamber music at the Anthony Burgess International Centre in Manchester! Join us for a captivating performance featuring the acclaimed Northerly Winds wind quintet alongside the illustrious pianist Tamsin Holding. Delight your senses as the Northerly Winds quintet, comprised of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn, takes you on a […]

Empower: A Celebration of Women in Music & the Arts for International Women’s Day Empower is an initiative born out of the desire for gender equality within the music industry, and aims to shine a spotlight on female composers and musicians to create positive change. A series of short musical performances, from piano trio to […]

French music through the ages Join young artists from the Royal Northern College of Music in a celebration of the rich history and traditions of French composers, featuring chamber works by Leclair and Barrière of the baroque era, to Ravel and Debussy of the 20th century. This concert explores the unique and distinctive styles and […]

Come and join the Hive Sinfonia at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. This exclusive evening, will showcase musicians in a variety of contexts, from chamber to orchestral. Doors open 7pm, live music from 7:30pm. There will be two segments, the second featuring a full orchestra, performing: Debussy arr. Ravel Pour le Piano, II: Sarabande Saint-Saëns […]

Join us for Tak ensemble’s Manchester debut with one of our most-admired ensembles in the world, Distractfold. Works by: Golnaz Shariatzadeh, Eric Wubblels, Tyshawn Sorey, Erin Gee, Ashkan Behzadi, Zeynep Toraman, and Hanna Hartman About Distractfold UK-based ensemble, Distractfold, are a group of performers, composers and curators all acting out of shared love, passion and […]

Oscar Wilde’s epic tragedy of revenge and passion turned into a compact opera. An earnest young man falls for the browbeaten wife of the cruel and coercive Duke – with dreadful consequences for them all. At times melodramatic, at times sentimental, our adaptation of Wilde’s beautiful verse follows the twists and turns of this extraordinary […]

Electric Circus presents an exciting programme of new music for bass clarinet and electronics, including several UK premieres. Performers Sarah Watts, bass clarinet Peter O’Doherty, electronics Programme Sarah Watts – Sounds of Raasay Peter O’Doherty – Gloss Enrique Raxach – Chimaera Sungji Hong – Ekvallein Miroslav Spasov – Johann and Eric Sohrab Uduman – …after […]

Bach’s cello suites are familiar to most people. Since being unearthed in 1889, by the cellist Pablo Casals, they have become a cornerstone of cello repertoire after he recorded them in the 1930s, and are approaching iconic status. Most likely written around 1717 to 1720, they are among the most profound of all classical music […]

Concert: Glitch Garden, new music for instruments and electronics Experience a concert that grows from the acoustic soundscape, gradually consumed by electronica. Featuring new compositions for instruments and electronics from the composers at the Royal Northern College of Music and beyond; presenting by RNCM musicians. Door opens at 19:30; concert starts at 20:00 This event […]