Join us as we celebrate International Mother Language Day with Kathputli Utsav - A Festival of Traditional Indian Arts. Kathputli Utsav celebrates the skill, talent and culture of the Kathputli Colony, a colony of street performers in Delhi, India. The event will celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity of the colony, and showcase some of..
This online activity will actively involve speakers of different ages and proficiencies of languages spoken in Manchester - the intended audience are teachers and students at supplementary schools, those attending community centres, and anybody interested in exploring their own language / heritage language from a cross-linguistic perspective...
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 1 in C, Op. 49 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 68 Shostakovich sets out on his string quartet path with a deceptively modest piece, composed between his first public disgrace and the rigours of wartime. As war rages he expands his horizons and produces a masterpiece of self-assertion and defiance..
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F, Op. 73 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 4 in D, Op. 83 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 5 in B flat, Op. 92 Three masterpieces, leading to the first pinnacle of Shostakovich’s string output: No. 3 moves from playful energy, through extremes of violence and lament, to a questioning conclusion; No. 4..
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 6 in G, Op. 101 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9 in E flat, Op. 117 In the post-Stalin era Shostakovich makes a fresh start in deceptively straightforward but profoundly touching tones. His..
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 10 in A flat, Op. 118 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 12 in D flat, Op. 133 Shostakovich starts to ponder his legacy and the possibility of a cycle of 24 quartets in all the different keys. The classically structured, tensely dramatic Tenth is followe..
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138 Shostakovich: String Quartet No.14 in F sharp, Op. 142 Shostakovich: String Quartet No.15 in E flat minor, Op. 144 The darkest of the dark. The one-movement Thirteenth Quartet is tormented by intimations of death and ends in a scream of pain; the Fourteenth is suffused with lyrici..
Part of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies research seminar series 2020/21. This event will be via Zoom. Here is the link: https://zoom.us/j/94462492930
David Horne: Three Dirges Kaija Saariaho: Tocar Andy Scott: Sonata for flute & harp Kaija Saariaho’s shimmering Tocar, reworked for flute & harp by the composer is framed by two substantial works by British composers; David Horne’s melancholy Three Dirges and Andy Scott’s Sonata which is influenced by Eastern..
Shirley's trio draws on her eclectic background to bring together her jazz, blues and world music influences. Shirley Smart - cello John Crawford - piano Demi Garcia Sabat - drums/percussion Equally at home in jazz, Middle Eastern, and classical music, Shirley Smart is recognised as one of the UK’s most versatile and creative cellists. S..