Over the last 25 years, Mazen Kerbaj developed a highly personal and unique way to play the trumpet. In his solo performances, he uses daily objects to extend the instrument and make it play electronic-sounding music in an all-acoustic setup.
Join us for the first Music Society concert of the academic year. In this opening concert, MUMS Symphony Orchestra are joined by a massed choir of music students to perform exquisite Norwegian compositions by Knut Nystedt and Ola Gjeilo, led by Ellie Slorach. The second half of the concert features a captivating array of 20th Century American..
Stand-up comedian and theatre maker, Amy Vreeke, creates multi-genre, autobiographical work that explores social taboos with candour and comedy. Amy was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2016. Now she’s here to relive twelve years of misdiagnosis, toilet-based mishaps and failed one-night stands. Endometriosis causes the uterus lining to grow..
Mieczys?aw Weinberg 24 Preludes for solo cello Op. 100 The Norwegian cellist Jonathan Aasgaard returns to the Martin Harris Centre to perform Weinberg’s 24 preludes. This is a one-off opportunity to hear the complete hour long cycle, a series of musical gestures ranging from tender beauty to the provocatively brutal, played by Aasgaard, who..
University string tutors Sarah Brandwood-Spencer and Simon Turner are joined by Manchester University alumnus, Paul Janes, to perform Schubert’s sublime Notturno and the exquisite Ravel Piano Trio in A, a piece written during the First World War.
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet excerpts, transcribed for viola and piano by Vadim Borisovsky Beethoven Quartet in F, Op. 18 No. 1 Vlad Bogdanas is joined by pianist Michelle Assay in two transcriptions from Prokofiev’s ever-popular Romeo and Juliet ballet, inaugurating this season’s series of his chamber works. As we approach the..
Shostakovich Quartet No. 1, in C, Op. 49 Beethoven Quartet in F, Op. 135 Jumpei Koyama ‘Who found it?’ (UK premiere) Weinberg Quartet No.2 in A, Op. 3 Beethoven’s profound farewell to the string quartet is surrounded by two of the sunniest Soviet quartets: the first of Shostakovich’s cycle of 15, composed in 1938, and the se..
Songs by female composers of the 19th Century are overshadowed by those of their canonical male counterparts. The stunning works of Clara Schumann, Cécile Chaminade and Josephine Lang performed in this beautifully engaging concert demonstrate that this precedent is unjustified.
An exciting concert from the Symphony Orchestra, including a new work by PhD student Simon Hellewell. The concert features the rarely performed Piano Concerto No. 5 by Prokofiev, performed by undergraduate student Max Bilbe, and the spectacular Symphonic Dances by Rachmaninoff. Pre-concert talk Join Professor David Fanning, leading scholar on..
Described as ‘resolutely refreshing’, Riot Ensemble will present a concert of wild chamber music, featuring their principal Bass Clarinettist (newly appointed Principal Bass Clarinet of the Liverpool Philharmonic) Ausias Garrigos. Ausias is joined by Riot Artistic Board members Kate Walter (Bass Flute), Amy Green (Baritone Saxophone) and L..