Friday 28 January 2022 7.30pm
A visual-musical performance by artist Danica Maier and composer Martin Scheuregger, this collaborative piece brings together composers, artists and musicians to experiment with disrupted repetition, glitch and line.
Wednesday 2 February 2022 7.30pm
University Baroque Ensemble presents a delightful and intriguing selection of works from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with pieces by Vivaldi, Purcell and Handel.
Wednesday 9 February 2022 7.30pm
Hammond pairs Beethoven’s highly virtuosic Sonata no. 3 and Brahms’s much loved Six Piano Pieces with three fascinating pieces by twentieth-century composers Carwithen, Grant Still and Medtner.
Wednesday 16 February 2022 7.30pm
Winners of the European Cultural Heritage Award in 2018, Quatuor Diotima offers fresh insights into string quartets by Janáček and Bartok.
Saturday 19 February 2022 12.30pm
This concert explores the response of composers to the world of Shakespeare in settings of texts from his plays and sonnets.
Saturday 19 February 2022 3pm
Acclaimed British mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge and Grammy Award-winning pianist Christopher Glynn give a masterclass for selected student singers and pianists.
Saturday 19 February 2022 7.30pm
This programme journeys through Strauss's life, from his first song to the famous Four Last Songs
Wednesday 23 February 2022 7.30pm
University Chamber Orchestra presents Kaija Saariaho’s eerie work Terra Memoria alongside Colin Matthew’s orchestration of Britten’s song cycle A Charm of Lullabies and Mendelssohn’s lyrical Piano Concerto no. 2.
Wednesday 2 March 2022 7.30pm
The 24 presents an all-twentieth-century programme, including Vaughan Williams’ Three Shakespeare Songs and Roderick Williams’ enchanting arrangement of the slow movement from Ravel’s Piano Concerto.
Friday 4 March 2022 7.30pm
This concert draws inspiration from the famous British idiom the elephant in the room, featuring Julius Eastman’s Stay On It alongside an exciting collaboration with the Eboracum String Quartet in Yaz Lancaster’s Neu.
Wednesday 9 March 2022 7.30pm
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney is joined by her close collaborator composer and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Hunt in a special show that includes new material from her upcoming album and songs from her previous records.
Saturday 12 March 2022 7pm
University Symphony Orchestra’s sold-out autumn concert was greeted with rapturous applause, and an all-Finnish programme of Sibelius and Aulis Sallinen is likely to prove just as popular!
Wednesday 20 April 2022 7.30pm
South African cellist and composer Abel Selaocoe joins Manchester Collective to present a musical journey that spans continents and generations, past and present. This is music at its most joyful and life-affirming.