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LOVE ACTUALLY WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA  
Tuesday 11th December 2018 - The Bridgewater Hall

Following on from a triumphant sold out 2017 premiere tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live at The Bridgewater Hall with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas!

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FINLANDIA WITH THE HALLÉ  
Thursday 13th December 2018 - The Bridgewater Hall

Perfect for winter, this inspirational concert celebrates the two towering figures of Scandinavian classical music – Sibelius and Grieg. The programme includes Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite and Piano Concerto (featuring Tom Poster on piano) and Sibelius - Karelia Suite, The Swan of Tuonela and Finlandia.

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JOSH GROBAN  
Friday 14th December 2018 - Manchester Arena

Internationally renowned singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban announces he is heading to Manchester Arena on Friday 14 December. Knownfor his grammy-nominated Christmas album, Noel and for his appearances in Glee, The Simpons, The Office and CSI: NY.

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THE SNOWMAN WITH THE HALLÉ  
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December 2018 - The Bridgewater Hall

Bring all the family along to the big screening of The Snowman, the animated classic by Raymond Briggs. The film will be accompanied live by the Hallé performing Howard Blake’s beautiful score – including the magical song ‘Walking in the Air’. (Image credit: Snowman Enterprises Ltd) © Snowman Enterprises Ltd www.thesnowman.com

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CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT  
Tuesday 18th December 2018 - The Bridgewater Hall

A sublime concert of carols and seasonal classics, staged in full 18th Century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting.

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CHRISTMAS AT THE MOVIES  
Wednesday 19th December 2018 - The Bridgewater Hall

Don’t stay Home Alone this Christmas. Join the Manchester Concert Orchestra for a magical afternoon of Christmas treats at this concert of timeless classics stuffed full of great music from your favourite festive films...

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ANDRE RIEU  
Thursday 20th December 2018 - Manchester Arena

The “King of Waltz” Andre Rieu returns to Manchester Arena with his grand show of romance and magic to all fans during the cozy pre-Christmas season of course he will play wonderful Christmas carols besides his entertaining and fantastic program.

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CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR  
Thursday 20th December 2018 - The Bridgewater Hall

Christmas Spectacular is a cracker of a show with music, dance, lights, spectacle and a snow-filled finale. The Bridgewater Hall will spring to life with high kicks, festive fun and special effects plus all the trimmings in the company of a full show band, West End vocalists and our all-star Jingle Belle Dancers.

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HALLÉ CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA  
Friday 21st December 2018 - The Bridgewater Hall

Christmas is almost here, so why not celebrate with conductor Stephen Bell, the Hallé Orchestra and the Hallé Youth Training Choir? They will be joined by guest artist Noah Stewart, one of the UK’s most popular singing stars. The concert includes: Let It Snow, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town and many more!

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THE HALLÉ CAROL CONCERTS  
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd December 2018 - The Bridgewater Hall

Stephen Bell conducts and presents the Hallé’s annual traditional celebration of Christmas – a treat for all ages. There will be carols for choir and audience, as well as a stockingful of the most beautiful and magical music performed by the Hallé and its choirs in seasonal mood. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a music-filled New Year.

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CHRISTMAS CAROL SINGALONG  
Monday 24th December 2018 - The Bridgewater Hall

Sing your heart out as irrepressible showman Jonathan Cohen returns to lead you through another fun-filled jamboree of his most-loved carols and all-time Christmas hits. This festive favourite has been raising the roof for over 20 years.

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LAST NIGHT OF THE CHRISTMAS PROMS  
Wednesday 26th December 2018 - The Bridgewater Hall

Laura Mitchell soprano | Alexander James Edwards tenor | John Pryce-Jones conductor | Manchester Concert Orchestra

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CASINO ROYALE IN CONCERT WITH THE HALLÉ  
Saturday 29th December 2018 - The Bridgewater Hall

Film Concerts Live! proudly presents Casino Royale in Concert, produced in association with EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM). For the first time ever, audiences will experience Bond on the big screen accompanied by the Hallé Orchestra performing composer David Arnold’s thrilling musical score live to picture!

CASINO ROYALE LICENSED BY MGM. CASINO ROYALE © 2006 DANJAQ, UNITED ARTISTS. AND RELATED JAMES BOND TRADEMARKS, TM DANJAQ. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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ABBA! WITH THE HALLÉ  
Sunday 30th December 2018 - The Bridgewater Hall

The four acclaimed vocalists of Capital Voices, the Hallé, a complete rhythm section and conductor Stephen Bell all come together to perform the greatest hits of the ultimate classic pop act – it could only be ABBA! The concert includes: Waterloo, SOS, Money, Money, Money, Knowing Me, Knowing You, The Name of the Game, Take a Chance on Me, The Winner Takes It All, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen and many more!

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NEW YEAR IN VIENNA WITH THE HALLÉ  
Saturday 5th January 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

New Year would not be New Year without the Hallé’s traditional concert of Viennese waltzes, polkas, marches and operettas. This year’s glittering selection will be performed under the baton of conductor Jamie Phillips with guest soprano Joanne Lunn.

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GLEN MILLER ORCHESTRA  
Sunday 6th January 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

The UK’s most renowned big band swings you back in time playing Glenn Miller’s own arrangements of favourite wartime chart toppers and hits from the forties directed by legendary band leader Ray McVay.

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ZIMMER VS WILLIAMS  
Saturday 12th January 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

The very best scores from the two greatest film composers of all time in one fabulous programme. Inception | Gladiator | Jurassic Park | Superman | Man of Steel | The Dark Knight Rises | Pirates of the Caribbean | Harry Potter | Star Wars | The Da Vinci Code | Indiana Jones.

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JOHANN STRAUSS GALA  
Sunday 13th January 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

An enchanting afternoon of all your favourite waltzes and polkas. Snow falls gently on the gilded ballrooms of old Vienna and young couples skate on the frozen Danube, romance is in the air. The elegant dancers in their billowing gowns flamboyantly whirl to the music of Johann Strauss and friends.

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GOLDEN GIRLS  
Wednesday 30th January 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

Golden Girls at The Bridgewater Hall - Maria Friedman | Lesley Garrett | Bonnie Langford. The Greatest Women of the Stage, together for the very first time.

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HALLÉ - THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER  
Saturday 2nd February 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

Join the Hallé Orchestra, conductor Stephen Bell, and members of the Hallé’s Youth Choirs to celebrate the story of the most famous wizard in the world. Featuring Hedwig’s Theme, Quidditch, Dobby the House Elf, Aunt Marge’s Waltz, The Death of Cedric, The Weasley Stomp and Lily’s Theme. Don’t forget your wand!

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HANSON  
Tuesday 12th February 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

Hanson bring their String Theory tour to The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester this February. Featuring the brothers on stage with a live symphony orchestra.

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GET OUT - FILM WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA  
Tuesday 19th February 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

Experience the groundbreaking, Academy Award®-winning thriller accompanied by a live orchestral performance of Michael Abels’ brilliant score. In Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse & the mind of Jordan Peele, a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate & gradually becomes ensnared in a sinister plot, which is the real reason for his invitation.

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RUSSELL WATSON  
Sunday 24th February 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

Singing sensation Russell Watson performs a thrilling concert of his favourite music & songs with a stunning live orchestra & choir. Includes Bring Him Home, The Music of the Night, Jerusalem, Ave Maria, Una furtiva lagrima, If Ever I Would Leave You from Camelot, Land of Hope and Glory, & many more…

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OPERA GALA WITH THE HALLÉ  
Thursday 7th March 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

Join the Hallé Orchestra, soprano Anna Patalong, tenor Jung Soo Yun and conductor Gianluca Marcianò for a selection of arias and duets from Turandot, Rigoletto, and La traviata as well as ‘Che gelida manina’ and ‘Si, mi chiamano Mimi’ from La bohème; Don José’s deeply moving 'Flower Song' from Carmen and Tosca's impassioned plea for redemption in 'Vissi d’arte'.

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STEWART COPELAND LIGHTS UP THE ORCHESTRA  
Friday 29th March 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

A high impact orchestral celebration of Stewart Copeland’s legendary career. An evening packed with epic music from the post-punk powerhouse songs of The Police to his best known film scores including Francis Ford Coppola’s Rumble Fish and Oliver Stone’s Wall Street. From the musical odyssey of Rhythmatist to the Main Theme from The Equalizer with a dash of Spyro the Dragon for good measure. Purely orchestral…. Purely pulsating….

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A RUSSIAN SPECTACULR WITH THE HALLÉ  
Saturday 30th March 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

Conductor Stephen Bell will lead you through a magnificent selection of Russia’s greatest orchestral hits including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Festive Overture, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet: extracts and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with pianist Danny Driver.

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OPERA NORTH'S THE MAGIC FLUTE  
Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th March 2019 - The Lowry
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Adventure jostles with fantasy, comedy with drama, and Mozart sets it all to a score full of miraculous music.
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OPERA NORTH'S KATYA KABANOVA  
Thursday 7th March 2019 - The Lowry
In Katya Kabanova, Janáček created one of opera’s authentic masterpieces, charting his heroine’s tragedy with profound compassion in wildly beautiful music that crackles with tension and barely suppressed eroticism.
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OPERA NORTH'S GIANNI SCHICCHI & THE RITE OF SPRING  
Friday 8th March 2019 - The Lowry
The opera is presented together with Stravinsky’s groundbreaking ballet The Rite of Spring in a double bill which offers two very different reflections on the decline of the old order and the beginning of the new.
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KARL JENKINS  
Saturday 16th March 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

Karl Jenkins conducts the very best of his most popular works, including: The Armed Man (A Mass For Peace), Palladio, 6000 Pipes! Organ Concerto, and sublime excerpts from Symphonic Adiemus.

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BLUE PLANET II - LIVE IN CONCERT  
Wednesday 27th March 2019 - Manchester Arena

Following the incredible success of the BAFTA award-winning BBC One television series Blue Planet II, presented by Sir David Attenborough, BBC Studios, and FKP Scorpio are proud to present a UK live tour, which will bring the wonders and mysteries of the planet’s oceans and wildlife to the UK arena stage.

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ALFIE BOE  
Friday 5th & Monday 8th April 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

"We'll be enjoying some of great songs from my previous records, but I more than anything want to bring back to life an era when British audiences discovered a brand new kind of American music, full of energy, optimism and romance." - Alfie Boe, on new UK tour.

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WILLIAM BASINSKI THE DISINTERGRATION LOOPS  
Thursday 11th April 2019 - Albert Hall

Perhaps more than any other living composer, William Basinski may lay claim to having created the definitive eternal elegy of his era.  Though the birth of this piece of music is associated with great tragedy, its enduring appeal has been down to the life affirming beauty it elicits from that moment in time.

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COLLABRO  
Friday 19th April 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

Collabro are the World's no1 Musical Theatre group. Winners of Britain's Got Talent; number 1 album; 3 sell-out tours with a fourth tour set for early 2019.

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THE GOONIES WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA  
Friday 26th April 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

Hey you guys! It’s time to head out in search of One Eyed Willies’ treasure all over again as The Goonies will be screened for the very first time alongside a live orchestra.

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KATHRINE JENKINS  
Monday 29th April 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

Katerine Jenkins is the fantastic Welsh mezzo-soprano singer and songwriter, a classical-crossover singer who burst on to the scene in 1998. Back in 2009 her album The Ultimate Collection reached #9 and One Fine Day got to #17 in the UK charts.

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PRINCESS IDA  
Monday 29th April to Wednesday 1st May 2019 - The Lowry
Award winning Sale Gilbert & Sullivan Society are proud to bring you our 5th production at The Lowry. This rarely performed Gilbert and Sullivan Opera will delight you in the battle of the sexes.
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VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS BY CANDLELIGHT  
Friday 3rd May 2019 - Manchester Cathedral

London Concertante are performing in a number of venues during their 2018 Autumn Seasons with a concert inspired by the masters of the classical genre. Focused on exploring the relationship between the Oboe and Violin through the music of the great composer, culminating in his elegant double concerto for the pair, the ensemble breathes a fresh dynamism to this most enduring of works.

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80'S SYMPHONIC LIVE  
Thursday 9th May 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

Bringing to life the acclaimed hit album 80s Symphonic, the tour is a live pop spectacular bringing you the original hit videos of classics including Let’s Dance, True, Take On Me, Vienna, Ain’t Nobody and many more on a large screen along with the original vocals and accompanied by a full symphony orchestra.

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THE LARK ASCENDING WITH THE HALLÉ  
Saturday 8th June 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

Tonight the Hallé conducted by Gergely Madaras offers a selection of pieces which have always featured prominently in this orchestra’s repertoire. Including Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending (performed by Lyn Fletcher) and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Elgar - Cockaigne Overture and Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks.

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EPIC FANTASIES WITH THE HALLÉ  
Saturday 25th May 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

The ultimate escape with the Hallé Orchestra and conductor Stephen Bell. Including music from Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, Call of Duty, Pirates of the Caribbean, Planet of the Apes, Final Fantasy, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Spider-Man, X-Men and many more...

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HACIENDA CLASSICAL - SOUNDS OF THE CITY  
Saturday 13th July 2019 - Castlefield Bowl

In the first date announced for 2019, Hacienda Classical is to return to Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on Saturday 13th July 2019 with Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra for its fourth event there in what is proving an annual and signature event for The Hacienda in its home city.

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MARILLION WITH FRIENDS FROM THE ORCHESTRA  
Monday 4th November 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

Marillion are pleased to announce that we will return to the road in the UK and Europe next year - Marillion With Friends From The Orchestra. The shows will feature the "In Praise of Folly" String Quartet plus Sam Morris on French Horn and Emma Halnan on Flute. Coming to The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester this November.

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ANDREA BOCELLI  
Sunday 27th October 2019 - Manchester Arena

The world’s most beloved tenor, Andrea Bocelli, will perform at Manchester Arena on 27 October.

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