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Chorus singers, 25 March 2017

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Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concerts: The Art of Touching the Keyboard

13:10 - 14:00 18 October 2018

Touch and movement (encapsulated by Judith Weir’s apt title) characterise this programme of short late twentieth century classics, plus the UK première of Richard Whalley’s recent Kinderszenen. Judith Weir The Art of Touching the Keyboard John Adams China Gates Helmut Lachenmann Guero Toru Takemitsu Les Yeux Clos II Richard Wha..

Manchester University Music Society: Ensemble Sounds in the Twentieth Century

13:10 - 14:00 19 October 2018

Three works composed between 1922-34 reveal the varied nature of early twentieth-century chamber music, using imaginative forces to evoke new timbres and characters. Contrastingly, Gloria Coates treats that most familiar of ensembles, the string quartet, in a more contemporary idiom. FREE

Manchester University Music Society: Symphony Orchestra

19:30 - 21:00 20 October 2018

Böcklin’s 1884 painting ‘The Isle of the Dead’ inspired Rachmaninoff’s extraordinary work, featuring one of the most sinister openings in any orchestral repertoire. Postgraduate composer, Will Frampton, explores a similarly dark sound-world, whilst Tchaikovsky's 5th symphony brightens the second half. Programme to Include: Rachma..

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concerts: Ensemble DENOTE

13:10 - 14:00 25 October 2018

Beethoven only rarely rearranged his works for different instrumental combinations. Acclaimed period-instrument chamber group, Ensemble DENOTE, explores his reimagining of the Septet, Op.20 as a Trio, Op.38. Beethoven Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in E flat, Op.38 Price: FREE

MANTIS Festival

18:00 - 19:00 27 October 2018

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents concerts of new electroacoustic music, featuring Danny Saul and Brona Martin (commissioned by Trafford's Seed Studios and the Vonnegut Collective), Dark Matter (a collaboration between Scott Wilson, BEER and CERN) and new works by Manchester composers. Price: £8.50 / £5.50 / £3 (per single..

MANTIS Festival

20:00 - 21:00 27 October 2018

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents concerts of new electroacoustic music, featuring Danny Saul and Brona Martin (commissioned by Trafford's Seed Studios and the Vonnegut Collective), Dark Matter (a collaboration between Scott Wilson, BEER and CERN) and new works by Manchester composers. Price: £8.50 / £5.50 / £3 (per single..

MANTIS Festival

14:00 - 15:00 28 October 2018

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents concerts of new electroacoustic music, featuring Danny Saul and Brona Martin (commissioned by Trafford's Seed Studios and the Vonnegut Collective), Dark Matter (a collaboration between Scott Wilson, BEER and CERN) and new works by Manchester composers. Price: £8.50 / £5.50 / £3 (per single c..

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concerts: Citizen of Nowhere: Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919 - 1996) A Sung Life

13:10 - 14:00 08 November 2018

This performance, from Jewish vocal music specialist Mark Glanville and the renowned Israeli pianist Marc Verter, journeys through the extraordinary vocal output of a major twentieth-century Jewish composer, in settings of important Yiddish, Russian and Polish poetry. Price: FREE

Manchester University Music Society Vocal Showcase

13:10 - 14:00 09 November 2018

MUMS presents a highly engaging concert celebrating the vocal talent within the society. With a wide range of voices and styles, this promises to be an exciting varied Lunchtime Concert, comprising of works from Caroline Shaw and other fantastic composers. FREE

Manchester University Music Society Chamber Orchestra

19:30 - 21:00 10 November 2018

The year 1788 saw Mozart push the boundaries of contemporary composition to unseen heights of contrapuntal mastery and genius, emulated in his Adagio and Fugue and final symphony. Rautavarra’s Piano Concerto in-between is in turn meditative and eerily reflective. (Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm) Programme to Include: Mozart Adagio and Fu..