Performances

The Manchester Anthology 2014 launch

19:00 - 21:00 3 September 2014

This event marks the launch of a brand-new collection bringing together the exciting and varied work of 20 voices from the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing. Featuring…

WELCOME WEEK PRODUCTION: Working Theatre Progress and Hartshorn-Hook Productions present Away From Home

19:00 - 21:00 18 September 2014

Kyle is comfortable with his life as a male escort until the day he is hired by a premiership footballer, and finds himself falling in love. But can Kyle maintain a relationship…

WELCOME WEEK PRODUCTION: Working Theatre Progress and Hartshorn-Hook Productions present Away From Home

19:00 - 21:00 19 September 2014

Written by Rob Ward and Martin Jameson Directed by Martin Jameson Kyle is comfortable with his life as a male escort until the day he is hired by a premiership footballer, and…

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series - Piano 4 Hands: Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa

13:10 - 14:00 25 September 2014

Poulenc Sonata for Two Pianos Dai Fujikura 3 Miniatures for Two Pianos John McCabe Basse Danse International duo Piano 4 Hands makes a welcome return to The University of Manchester…

MUMS Welcome Concert

17:00 - 19:30 28 September 2014

Elgar Selections from Wand of Youth Suites 1 and 2 Shostakovich Six Romances on Verses by English Poets Macmillan Credo Manchester University Music Society begins its new season…

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series - Music in Time of War

13:10 - 14:00 2 October 2014

Lionel Handy (cello) Nigel Clayton (piano) Debussy Cello sonata D minor (1915) Bax Folk Tale (1918) Martin? Sonata No. 2 (1941) Debussy’s late masterpiece was one of six intended…

John Hegley - English performance poet, comedian, musician and songwriter

20:00 - 22:00 4 October 2014

To celebrate his French roots and the early music tradition of the University’s music undergraduates, poet and performer John Hegley will perform pieces inspired by the grumpy, but…

Sebastian Barry and Colm Tóibín: two of Ireland’s finest writers “In Conversation”

18:30 - 20:30 6 October 2014

Three times shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Colm Tóibín is one of the leading English-language writers at work today. Tóibín succeeded Martin Amis as professor at the Centre for…

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series - Shakespeare à la Russe: Voice and Piano

13:10 - 14:00 9 October 2014

Frédéric Albou (bass-baritone) Michelle Assay (piano) programme to include: Sonnet Settings by Shostakovich, Weinberg, Kabalevsky and Sviridov Russian composers have a long and…

Peter Blake - Under Milk Wood

15:00 - 17:00 11 October 2014

MLF and the Dylan Thomas 100 are delighted to present a rare in-conversation with the Godfather of Pop Art. A prolific artist known for his beautiful collages, paintings and record…

Martin Amis In Conversation with Nick Laird

18:30 - 20:30 12 October 2014

Martin Amis returns to Manchester, where he was the University’s inaugural professor of creative writing 2007-11, to read from his new novel The Zone of Interest, the follow-up to Lionel…

Suzannah Dunn & Maria McCann The History Girls

18:30 - 20:30 13 October 2014

The past may be a foreign country, but it’s one we can visit through the transformative journey of the historical novel. Here two masters of the form address the intricacies of recreating…

Ian McGuire “In Conversation” with Adam Begley

18:00 - 20:30 14 October 2014

In 60 books and 27 novels, John Updike earned a reputation as one of modern America’s greatest men of letters. In this authoritative new biography, the first following the writer’s…

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series - Quatuor Danel

13:10 - 14:00 16 October 2014

Haydn Quartet in D, Op. 1 No. 3 Shostakovich Quartet No. 10 in A flat, Op. 118 The Quatuor Danel’s tenth year at the University opens with a reminder of the infancy of…

Alan Gillis and Tom Pickard

18:00 - 20:00 17 October 2014

Alan Gillis is from Belfast, and teaches at The University of Edinburgh. Previously shortlisted for the TS Eliot and the Irish Times/Poetry Now Prizes, Maria Johnston describes his…

MUMS Lunchtime Concert: Piano Showcase

13:10 - 14:00 17 October 2014

A handful of the finest piano players in the Manchester University Music Society come together to perform a selection of the finest piano music ever written, spanning a history from…

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert

19:30 - 21:30 17 October 2014

Borodin Quartet No. 2 in D Enescu Quartet No. 2 in G Shostakovich Quartet No. 3 in F, Op. 73 Three glorious string quartets from Eastern Europe, from the tunefulness…

MUMS Symphony Orchestra

19:30 - 21:30 18 October 2014

Mahler Symphony No. 4 Brahms Academic Festival Overture Bruckner Three Pieces for Orchestra MUMS Symphony Orchestra returns with an exciting programme. Brahms’ dazzling Academic…

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series - Bach to the Future

13:10 - 14:00 23 October 2014

Fenella Humphreys (violin) Gordon Crosse New Work (2014) J.S. Bach Partita no. 3 in E major BWV 1006 Piers Hellawell New Work (2014) Cyril Scott Bumble-Bees Violinist Fenella…

House of Orphans and International Anthony Burgess Foundation present .... One Hand Clapping

19:00 - 21:00 30 October 2014

Written by Anthony Burgess Adapted for the stage and directed by Lucia Cox Janet doesn’t want their lives to change that much – she’s quite happy working at the supermarket, cooking…

House of Orphans and International Anthony Burgess Foundation present .... One Hand Clapping

19:00 - 21:00 31 October 2014

Written by Anthony Burgess Adapted for the stage and directed by Lucia Cox Janet doesn’t want their lives to change that much – she’s quite happy working at the supermarket, cooking…

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series - Piano Recital by Eliza McCarthy

13:10 - 14:00 6 November 2014

Jonathan Harvey Tombeau de Messiaen George Crumb Processional Tansy Davies Loopholes and Lynchpins Luciano Berio 6 Encores Joe Cutler Buckley’s Hot Licks Eliza McCarthy, winner…

MUMS Lunchtime Concert: Opera Scenes

13:10 - 14:00 7 November 2014

Students from the Manchester University Music Society perform a selection of chamber works including extracts from the new student opera, Alex Robinson’s Messalina. An exciting chance…

MUMS Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

19:30 - 21:30 8 November 2014

Barber Mutations on Bach Rob Corrin New Work Mozart Serenade in E-flat, K375 Barber Violin Concerto Mozart Symphony No. 36, ‘Linz’ Katie MacDonald plays Barber’s beautifully…

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series - Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert with Richard Whalley (piano)

13:10 - 14:00 13 November 2014

Tsung-Shien Yang Sonata for Violin and Piano Tchaikovsky Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11 Roslavets String Quartet No. 3 A sonata by Taiwan’s leading…

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