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Candlelight - A Tribute to Taylor Swift

Hallé St Peter's, Manchester
Friday 19 July 2024
Enjoy some of the best Taylor Swift songs of all time like never before! Surrounded by the gentle glow of candlelight, you'll listen to a string quartet's rendition of top hits by Taylor Swift. Be ready to rediscover Taylor's catalogue of h...

Candlelight - A Tribute to ABBA on Strings

Hallé St Peter's, Manchester
Friday 19 July 2024
Discover the music of ABBA performed by a string quartet in this stunning setting under the gentle glow of candlelight. ...

The Untold Orchestra - Summer Of Soul

Waterside, Manchester
Thursday 25 July 2024
Joined by guest vocalists, Nicole Battick and Dija Bhlue, the Untold Orchestra perform all your favourite soul classics.  Expect your favourite hits from artists such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and more.  Manchester'...

The Untold Orchestra - Daft Punk Performed Live by an Orchestra

The Blues Kitchen, Manchester
Thursday 25 July 2024
Experience Daft Punk like never before, performed by a 12-piece orchestra. Daft Punk's signature fusion of house music with electro, funk, rock and synthpop gave rise to its own musical movement, and catapulted dance music into popular cul...

Hallé - Disco Dynamite

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Saturday 27 July 2024
Follow the call of the disco ball and join Stephen Bell, the Halle and four sensational singers for this dazzling devotion to disco. It's time to put on your dancing shoes, step out onto the illuminated dance floor and boogie under the mirr...

Jonathan Scott

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Monday 29 July - Tuesday 12 November 2024
Epic orchestral masterpieces as you've never heard them before! Jonathan Scott uses all the resources of the Bridgewater Hall concert organ to create the full sounds and expression of a symphony orchestra using 5,500 pipes, two hands and tw...

The National Youth Orchestra

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Wednesday 7 August 2024
  FREE FOR UNDER 19s. Feel the sound, free your spirit with this fearless performance by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain with conductor Andrew Gourlay, where hundreds of teenagers passionately share their love of music Hear ...

Candlelight - A Tribute to Ed Sheeran

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
Saturday 10 August 2024
Discover the music of Ed Sheeran performed by a string quartet at this awe-inspiring location under the gentle glow of candlelight. ...

Candlelight - A Tribute to Queen

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
Saturday 10 August 2024
Enjoy a beautifully unique classical music performance with a twist. Walk into emblematic surroundings where the walls will be flickering with candlelight to create a magical atmosphere. The best local musicians will be playing a tribute to...

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse - Live In Concert

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tuesday 3 September 2024
Following on from sold out shows throughout the world for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse - Live In Concert in 2023, the second chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga: Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse makes its debut tour....

The Untold Orchestra - A History of J. Cole

The Blues Kitchen, Manchester
Thursday 5 September 2024
Explore the full discography of one of the greats, J. Cole, as a 10-piece orchestra pay homage to his contemporary classics. From 'No Role Modelz' and 'Wet Dreamz' to 'Power Trip' and 'MIDDLE CHILD', experience Manchester's The Untold Orch...

London Concertante - Vivaldi's Four Seasons & The Lark Ascending

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
Sunday 8 September 2024
A stunning concert celebrating the virtuosity of the violin in all its forms, London Concertante brings Vivaldi's masterpiece to life in a wonderful concert featuring gems of baroque music. This concert features Vivaldi's Four Seasons; a je...

BBC Radio 2 Piano Room Live - Jamie Cullum & BBC Concert Orchestra

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
Thursday 12 September 2024
BBC Radio 2's beloved Piano Room is taking its magic on the road for the very first time in September 2024 at Manchester's Opera House for three very special nights. Hosted by Vernon Kay, Piano Room Live - a showcase brought to you by SJM C...

BBC Radio 2 Piano Room Live - David Gray & BBC Concert Orchestra

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
Friday 13 September 2024
BBC Radio 2's beloved Piano Room is taking its magic on the road for the very first time in September 2024 at Manchester's Opera House for three very special nights. Hosted by Vernon Kay, Piano Room Live - a showcase brought to you by SJM C...

Candlelight - A Tribute to Coldplay on Strings

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
Friday 13 September 2024
A magical night of candlelit violin music paying tribute to one of the most successful and popular bands of all time: Coldplay. Since their formation in 1996, this British rock group reached the top of the rock/pop music world in the early ...

BBC Radio 2 Piano Room Live - Katie Melua & BBC Concert Orchestra

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
Saturday 14 September 2024
BBC Radio 2's beloved Piano Room is taking its magic on the road for the very first time in September 2024 at Manchester's Opera House for three very special nights. Hosted by Vernon Kay, Piano Room Live - a showcase brought to you by SJM C...

Burbage Brass Band

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Saturday 14 September 2024
This unique brass band performance, combining live music and narrated audio-visual storytelling, documents the history of brass bands through the eyes of Burbage Band of Buxton.  Burbage Works features premieres of new brass band composit...

Blade Runner Live

O2 Apollo, Manchester
Thursday 19 September 2024
Experience Ridley Scott's multi-Academy Award-nominated cult classic, Blade Runner (2007 Final Cut), on a vast HD screen accompanied by The Avex Ensemble performing Greek composer Vangelis' original synthesiser led score in sync with the fi...

Manchester Camerata - Mozart, Made in Manchester

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Friday 20 September 2024
Manchester Camerata are back with another edition of their hugely successful Mozart, Made in Manchester series. Achieving 5-Star reviews from The Telegraph and BBC Music Magazine, this is Mozart, at his very best, performed with the undenia...

So Many Beauties Collective

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 20 September 2024
A spectacular world premiere performance of the So Many Beauties Collective celebrating the power of creativity. With new music co-created by a culturally diverse groups of people living with dementia and performed by some of the North Wes...

Stevens & Pound

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Saturday 21 September 2024
Award-winning BBC Radio 3 Presenter, Manchester-based percussionist Delia Stevens and three-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year nominee, Will Pound, one of the finest harmonica and melodeon players of his generation, deliver an un...

Classical Spectacular

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Sunday 22 September 2024
Music Lights Lasers Fireworks! The most popular classical show in the UK returns!No other show presents such a magnificent combination of the very best in classical music and state of the art technology. Ranging from a flood of pure white l...

Making Tracks

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Thursday 26 September 2024
Since 2019, Making Tracks has brought world class music from all corners of the globe to a network of leading venues throughout the UK. The project is based around the idea that intercultural and interspecies music (music that no one specie...

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta - Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
Friday 27 September 2024
Few things are more magical than hearing the world's most breath-taking classical music being performed live by a brilliant orchestra in beautiful surroundings, by the flicker of candlelight.  This experience comes to life when the city's...

Alice Zawadzki, Fred Thomas & Misha Mullov-Abbado

RNCM, Manchester
Friday 27 September 2024
Inhabiting their own style that blends Mediterranean folk song, chamber music, improvisation, and acoustic jazz, this renowned trio shares stories and soundscapes collected from their travels. Royal Northern College of Music alumni, violini...

Candlelight Ballet - Sleeping Beauty

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
Saturday 28 September 2024
Discover the music of Sleeping Beauty performed by a string quartet and ballet dancers under the gentle glow of candlelight in this awe-inspiring location. ...

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 29 September 2024
A celebrated musical juggernaut for four decades, thrilling audiences from Tasmania in the South Pacific to Svalbard in the Artic Circle, Windsor Castle to Carnegie Hall, the all-singing, all-plucking Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain cont...

Apocalyptica Plays Metallica

Albert Hall, Manchester
Sunday 29 September 2024
Finnish symphonic metal legends Apocalyptica continue the journey that began in 1996 when cellists from Helsinki's world-renowned Sibelius Academy played symphonic tribute to heavy metal titans Metallica. Countless shows later, the classica...

The Pyramid Players - Stockport's Light Orchestra

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Sunday 29 September 2024
A new 40-piece full orchestra dedicated to performing the best in tuneful light music from yesteryear. The programme will include - Calling All Workers ('Music While You Work'), Sailing By (Shipping Forecast theme), Puffin' Billy, Three Dan...

Billy Lockett

The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Tuesday 1 October 2024
Northampton piano man has been playlisted on Radio 1, supported Lewis Capaldi, Electric Light Orchestra, Birdy, Lana del Rey and KT Tunstall, and performed on Made In Chelsea, James Corden's Late Late Show. He has written, recorded, perform...

Jasdeep Singh Degun

RNCM, Manchester
Thursday 3 October 2024
A custodian of tradition with a restless passion for innovation, multi-award winning sitarist Jasdeep Singh Degun is an anomaly indeed. Unconstrained by genre, the Leeds-born virtuoso's extraordinary skill and creativity are reshaping the m...

Lodestar Trio

Waterside, Manchester
Thursday 3 October 2024
Lodestar Trio is a unique collaboration between stars of the Scandinavian folk scene Erik Rydvall and Olav Mjelva, and British violin virtuoso Max Baillie. Together they bring a spirit of groove and improvisation into Baroque music by combi...

Russell Watson: In Conversation

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Thursday 3 October 2024
n the first years of the new millennium Russell Watson was at the peak of his success as a much loved classical singer. He had gone from humble beginnings, working in a factory making nuts and bolts in Salford to singing in working men's cl...

London Concertante - West End Musicals by Candlelight

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
Saturday 5 October 2024
Be transported to the theatrical paradise of London's West End for the evening! For one night only, the highly-acclaimed London Concertante will be taking you into the dazzling world of the most beautiful musicals. Be enthralled by enchanti...

BBC Planet Earth III Live in Concert

AO Arena, Manchester
Sunday 6 October 2024
Following on from the critically acclaimed and successful Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II Live in Concert arena tours, the much-anticipated Planet Earth III Live in Concert will include specially selected breath-taking footage from the l...

Life on Our Planet in Concert

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tuesday 8 October 2024
From esk film, in association with Netflix and Silverback Films, comes a new natural history immersive concert experience: Netflix's Life on Our Planet in Concert, presenting highlights from across the series alongside an incredible live ...

Ibiza Proms in the Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
Saturday 12 October 2024
Classics Events and Secret Symphony present a 40 Piece Orchestra with vocalists and special guest performances takes you on a musical journey to the White Isle. Expect a carefully selected mix of the most iconic Ibiza Dance anthems paired w...

G4

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Tuesday 15 October 2024
The UK's No.1 vocal harmony group and original X-Factor stars celebrate a double decade in the limelight in 2024. G4 have been wowing audiences with their incredible harmonies and stunning vocals ever since appearing on the first series of...

FitkinWall

Waterside, Manchester
Thursday 17 October 2024
In their new show, Harpland, internationally renowned harp and electronica duo FitkinWall follow threads of migration, loss and longing in their new show, inspired by the stories of the Highland Clearances. Ruth Wall's explorations into Gae...

Symphonica & Mr Switch - The History of Drum & Bass

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Saturday 19 October 2024
Take a whole orchestra, combine them with a world champion DJ, and challenge them to tear through the history of drum & bass. Following sell out solo shows & headline sets at festivals such as Glastonbury, Shambala, London Remixed & Boomto...

Alicia Svigals & Donald Sosin - The City Without Jews

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Saturday 19 October 2024
Set in the Vienna-like city of Utopia, this film follows the political and personal consequences of an anti-Semitic law to expel the city's Jews. Pushed onto trains with whatever belongings they could carry, forced against their will into a...

Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells Live in Concert

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tuesday 22 October 2024
Continuing on from last year's 50th anniversary celebrations of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, the multi-million-selling and multi-award-winning progressive rock album will be performed live in concert across the UK in 2024.   Tubular Be...

Toot

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Friday 25 October 2024
MishMash Production's Toot! Ensemble deliver a fun family concert that's perfect 7 to 11-year-olds and their families. Travel around the world with music from all over the globe in a performance filled with warmth, excitement, and magic. Be...

Il Divo

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tuesday 29 October 2024
Prepare to be swept away by the powerful voices of Il Divo as the globally renowned classical crossover vocal group embark on a brand-new UK tour. Since 2004, Urs Buhler (tenor) of Switzerland, Sebastien Izambard (tenor) of France, David Mi...

Manchester Camerata, Rushil Ranjan & Abi Sampa - Songs for the Soul

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Wednesday 30 October 2024
Manchester Camerata, with their Artistic Partner Rushil Ranjan, presents Songs for the Soul, a brand new composition by Rushil Ranjan, commissioned by Manchester Camerata, that fuses the sound of a Western Classical Orchestra with Carnatic...

Scott Brothers Duo

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Thursday 31 October 2024
Mancunian brothers Jonathan & Tom Scott perform an unmissable programme of duos for piano and organ, demonstrating the full range of sounds and colours available from this brilliant combination. Their programme includes original works for p...

Lindsey Stirling

O2 Apollo, Manchester
Monday 4 November 2024
For over a decade, Lindsey Stirling has enchanted audiences across the globe by performing a certain spellbinding magic with her electronic violin, dreaming up an exquisitely composed yet boldly inventive sound entirely her own. The classic...

Max Richter

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Monday 4 November 2024
One of the most influential and acclaimed composers of all time, Max Richter's fusion of classical technique and electronic technology - heard across genre-defining solo albums and countless scores for film, dance, art and fashion - has won...

Aurelio Voltaire

Rebellion, Manchester
Friday 8 November 2024
Aurelio Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. An internationally touring musician, he is at the forefront of the Gothic, Steampunk and Dark Cabare...

Opera North - A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday 13 November 2024
Out in the wood Oberon and Tytania, the powerful Fairy King and Queen, are locked in a dispute so fierce it's causing climate catastrophe. In nearby Athens live two young women, best friends, one loved by two men, the other by none. When th...
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