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events august-december 2010


Welcome A very warm welcome to you for the new season ahead at the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama.

Contents Welcome

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Introducing The Martin Harris Centre

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Literature Events

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Manchester University Music Society (MUMS)

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Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series

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Quatuor Danel

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Music Events

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Drama Events

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We Welcome

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How to find us

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Access

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Box Office information

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For event listings in full, please see the pull-out event listings page.

We have a particularly exciting and diverse programme planned for the autumn season. The Centre is delighted to host to some of the most well respected orchestras and musicians, performers, prize-winning novelists, poets and comedians. The season gets off to an exciting start in August when the Manchester Pride festival presents a series of lunchtime recitals by LGBT composers past and present. Spearheading our music programme for the season ahead once again are the Quatuor Danel who we can rely on to supply spellbinding musicality and breathtaking virtuosity! We welcome Psappha, one of the UK’s leading new music ensembles, who have recently been appointed as The University of Manchester’s Contemporary Ensemble in Residence. This marks a significant development in the long-standing relationship between the two organisations. We also welcome back the popular Creative Writing Literature Live Reading Series featuring many high profile authors, including a visit from Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in October. Also in October we are pleased to be hosting, drama alumnus, Ade Edmundson and The Bad Shepherds who are renowned for playing punk songs on folk instruments. These are just a few highlights from this season’s exceptional programme. Don’t forget, to keep up to date with the latest news and events at the Martin Harris Centre, visit our website at www.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre. You can also join our mailing list by emailing boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk to ensure you are kept informed about all of our events and special offers. We look forward to seeing you over the coming months. Mark Woolstencroft Martin Harris Centre Manager

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Introducing The Martin Harris Centre

The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama is a performance space situated at the heart of the oldest part of the University. Kshitij (unlimited horizon)

The Centre incorporates a 350-seat concert hall, a 150-seat studio theatre and an electroacoustic music studio. The foyer makes an immediately striking impact: its use of light, open space and bold areas of colour blend with Alice Kettle’s dynamic textile artwork, Red and Blue Movement in Three. In September we unveil a newly commissioned piece of work between the Drama department and the Centre - Kshitij (unlimited horizon) - by contemporary abstract artist Shameela Hussain.

About the artist: Shameela Hussain is a contemporary abstract artist based in West Yorkshire, UK. Shameela is a graduate from the University of Huddersfield with a BA (honours) degree in Fine Art in 2006 “Art has been my life passion. Since graduating I have continued my practice as an artist working from my studio in West Yorkshire.” Shameela’s roots lie in Asia and her cultural background has a huge impact in her paintings. The vibrancy, the colours, the festive atmosphere and the rich heritage of India and Pakistan influence the approach to her paintings.

350-seat Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

150-seat John Thaw Studio Theatre

The Centre hosts many musicians, performers and prize-winning authors. It provides an excellent space for contemporary and classic theatre, music and comedy events, and holds a reading series that has in the past featured such literary luminaries as Martin Amis, Will Self, John Banville and Clive James. We also present new and exciting artists who go on to become household names as well as established artists performing to sell-out audiences all over the world.

Within her work colour is an important factor, through the use of colour her aim is to express feelings and emotions. She strongly believes that colour is subjectively Kshitij (unlimited horizon) by Shameela Hussain powerful enough to describe and represent human emotions, forming the ability to visually communicate. The painting was created using washes of colour building up the layers with acrylic paint and gold leaf was used to represent elements of the structure of the building. “My inspiration for creating the painting came from the diverse people who use the building and the influence of music and rhythm within that space.” says Shameela.

So please come along, and discover why the Martin Harris Centre is attracting attention as an important arts venue throughout the North West.

“ The Martin Harris Centre is a fantastic venue which we would highly recommend! Our conference took place in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall which is a brilliant space - a good size, excellent acoustics and very versatile. All the centre’s staff are also extremely friendly, helpful and efficient - a joy to work with! “ Charlotte Walker British Red Cross

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Centre for New Writing

Guardian Book Club event with Howard Jacobson

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Celebrated novelist Howard Jacobson will be the featured author for this Guardian Book Club event, and will discuss his ninth novel, Kalooki Nights.

Hosted by John Mullan, professor of English at University College London, the Guardian’s Book Club examines a book a month, via a weekly column in the Guardian Review, a live Q&A session with the author, and a blog-discussion of the featured novel.

Time & Date 6.30pm, Monday 20 September 2010 Howard Jacobson

Price £7 / £5

For more information please visit www.guardian.co.uk/books/series/bookclub

Martin Amis Public Events

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Martin Amis is Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester and participates in four high-profile public discussions each year with other experts on various topics. In these hugely popular events Martin Amis and guests discuss how literature faces up to major issues of the day.

Time & Date 6.30pm, Monday 11 October 2010 6.30pm, Monday 6 December 2010

These events will include a Q&A session, allowing members of the public to put their questions and opinions to the panel.

Price £7 / £5

CK Williams

Flesh and Blood won the National Book Critics Circle Prize in 1987, Repair was awarded the 2000 Pulitzer Prize, and The Singing won the National Book Award for 2003. He has also been awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the PEN Voelker Career Achievement Award in Poetry for 1998; a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA grants, the Berlin Prize of the American Academy in Berlin, a Lila Wallace Fellowship, and prizes from PEN and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre © Mary Cross

C.K. Williams was born in New Jersey in 1936, and lives in Normandy, France. He has published ten books, including New & Selected Poems (1995), The Vigil (1997), Repair (1999) and The Singing (2003) – all four of these were Poetry Book Society Recommendations – followed by Collected Poems (2006) and his latest collection, Wait (2010).

CK Williams

Price £5 / £3

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One of the UK’s best writers, Roy Fisher turned 80 in 2010 and the Centre for New Writing is delighted to celebrate that occasion, and the launch of his new collection Standard Midland, (Bloodaxe), in this event co-ordinated by poet Ian Pople. • Peter Robinson • Michael Symmons Roberts • Jon Glover • Jeffrey Wainwright • Fleur Adcock • Robert Sheppard

Seamus Heaney

Roy Fisher

Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre Time & Date 6.30pm, Monday 18 October 2010 Price £5 / £3

Venue The Whitworth Hall Oxford Road Manchester

The Centre for New Writing presents a rare opportunity to hear the Nobel Laureate speak about his life and work. Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern Ireland. Death of a Naturalist, his first collection of poems, appeared in 1966 and since then he has published poetry, criticism and translations including Beowulf (1999) - which have established him as one of the leading poets now at work. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. District and Circle (2006) was awarded the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2006. Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O’Driscoll, appeared in 2008. In 2009 he received the David Cohen Prize for Literature. This reading celebrates the launch of Heaney’s twelfth collection of poems Human Chain.

Time & Date 6.30pm, Monday 25 October 2010 Price £12 / £10

Trevor Byrne and Evie Wyld

Trevor Byrne Trevor Byrne was born in Dublin in 1981. His first novel, Ghosts & Lightning, was published in 2009 by Canongate in the UK and Doubleday in the US, and made the books of the year list for the Guardian and the Irish Times. Byrne has taught Creative Writing at the Dublin Writers’ Centre, the University of Glamorgan, and with Roddy Doyle at the Fighting Words centre. He’s an avid fan of professional wrestling and hates - hates - onions.

Evie Wyld Evie Wyld grew up in London and Western Australia. Her first novel After the Fire, a Still Small Voice was published by Jonathan Cape/ Random House, Random House Australia and Random House US in 2009. She lives and works as a bookseller in South London, and is at work on her second novel.

Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre

Craig Raine Craig Raine was born in 1944 and educated at Exeter College, Oxford. His works include a number of poetry collections: The Onion, Memory (1978), A Martian Sends a Postcard Home (1979), A Free Translation (1981), Rich (1984), History: The Home Movie (1994), and Clay. Whereabouts Unknown (1996).

Time & Date 6.30pm, Monday 8 November 2010

Trevor Byrne

Price £5 / £3

Evie Wyld

Craig Raine and Peter Sansom

Peter Sansom Peter Sansom’s Selected Poems is just out from Carcanet. He is a Director of the Poetry Business in Sheffield and editor of The North Magazine and Smith/Doorstop Books. His influential book, Writing Poems, is published by Bloodaxe.

A Tribute to Roy Fisher

Participating in the event:

Time & Date 6.30pm, Monday 4 October 2010

Seamus Heaney

© Daniel Swallow

These unique events, organised by The University’s Centre for New Writing, bring the best known contemporary writers to Manchester to discuss and read from their work. Everyone is welcome, and tickets include discounts at the Blackwell bookstall and a complimentary drink at our wine receptions. A book signing will follow each event except Seamus Heaney’s reading on the 25th October 2010.

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Literature Events

Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre

Craig Raine

Time & Date 6.30pm, Thursday 18 November 2010 Price £5 / £3

Peter Sansom

Poetry Reading by Gwyneth Lewis

Venue JRULD*

To book your ticket, please contact: The John Rylands University Library on tel: 0161 306 0555

Time & Date 6.15pm, Thursday 9 December 2010

A reading from the Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis. This is a FREE event – but booking is essential as places are limited. *JRULD = John Rylands University Library, Deansgate

The CK Williams, Martin Amis (11 Oct), Roy Fisher and Seamus Heaney events are part of the Manchester Literature Festival 2010. www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk

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www.mumusicsociety.co.uk

Manchester University Music Society (MUMS) Each year the music society attracts approximately 500 members from every corner of The University of Manchester - undergraduate, postgraduate and staff. The main priority of the society is to provide its members with a large variety of performing opportunities to suit their standard, commitment and tastes. One of the foremost composers of our time, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is the patron of the Manchester University Music Society. He has made a significant contribution to musical history through his wide-ranging and prolific output, and was appointed Master of the Queen’s Music in March 2004. MUMS members have had their high standard of music making publicly recognised throughout the world. The flagship Symphony Orchestra is at the heart of the Society, touring Bulgaria in September 2009 and reaching the final of the respected SymphUni competition in April 2008. MUWO, the Manchester University Wind Orchestra, won a gold award at the National Concert Band Festival Final in 2008 and continue to impress audiences with their playing skills. Ad Solem, the University’s official chamber choir, travelled to Poland in January and have performed at wellknown venues in and around Manchester. Estival – Manchester’s Biggest Classical Music Festival – which takes place in the final week of each academic year, is always a great celebration of music, the end of exams and the beginning of summer! Keep checking the website for details about Estival 2011.

MUMS Friday LUNCHTIME Concerts Manchester University Music Society Soloists

Performers from within the society present a vibrant concert filled with high calibre solo and chamber works, making this the perfect place to spend a Friday Lunchtime.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 22 October 2010 Price FREE

Winds at One

This exciting concert is a festival celebrating excellent wind ensemble music, including energizing works for larger Saxophone ensembles.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 12 November 2010 Price FREE

Opera Scenes

Opera Scenes returns with an inspiring selection of semi staged arias, duets, recitatives, and choruses from an array of operas that make for a dramatic lunchtime experience.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 19 November 2010 Price FREE

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Manchester University Music Society (MUMS) MUMS Evening Concerts MUMS Introductory Concert

Kick starting the Music Society calendar is the traditional showcase of the University’s flagship Symphony Orchestra alongside the Music Department’s Introductory Chorus. Nielsen Grieg Charles Griffes Dvorák

Helios Overture Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2 Op.46 & 55 Poem for Flute and Orchestra Te Deum

Flute – Jennifer Dyson Conductors – Mark Heron, Robert Houssart, Tom Jarvis, Jamie Phillips, David Scott, Tom Wood, Theo Vinden

University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra

The incredible force of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony coupled with the vibrant fresh flavour of Ian Percy makes for an intoxicating concert. Ian Percy Mahler

An Acoustic Mandala for the Fourteenth Symphony No.5

Conductors – Mark Heron and Tom Wood

University of Manchester String Orchestra and Brass Ensemble The beauty of Vaughan Williams’ ‘Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis’ is juxtaposed with the quirky ‘Set-To’ by Mark-Anthony Turnage in a celebration of British String and Brass Music. Holst Student Commission Turnage Vaughan Williams Vivaldi Ireland

Suite in Eb Tenor Horn Concerto (New Work) Set to Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Concerto for 2 Violins A minor Op.3 No.8 Downland Suite

Manchester University Wind Orchestra (MUWO) Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Thursday 2 October 2010 Price £9 / £6 / £3

Mozart and Strauss. A concert placing Mozart’s first symphony alongside his last, the amazing ‘Jupiter Symphony’, intersected with delightful wind music from Richard Strauss. Strauss Mozart Strauss Strauss Mozart

Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des Johanniter-Ordens Symphony No.1 Suite in B flat Festmusik der Stadt Wien Jupiter Symphony No.41 K551

Gustav Holst Gustav Holst Greg Pascuzzi Nigel Hess Percy Grainger

Hammersmith Moorside Suite Aria & Allegro for Soprano Saxophone (UK Première) East Coast Pictures A Lincolnshire Posy

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 22 October 2010 Price £9 / £6 / £3 Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Saturday 6 November 2010 Price £9 / £6 / £3

The University’s greatest Big Band performs some of the genre’s most exciting music, from the quality of Sammy Nestico and Count Basie to the energy of Michel Camilo. The concert includes a rare performance of Buddy Rich’s arrangement of Bernstein’s ‘West Side Story’. Bernstein, arr. Buddy Rich

Musical Director – Patrick Hurley

West Side Story Medley

Time & Date 7.30pm, Saturday 13 November 2010

Time & Date 7.30pm, Saturday 27 November 2010 Price £9 / £6 / £3

Ad Solem – The University of Manchester Chamber Choir

The highly acclaimed Ad Solem (The University of Manchester Chamber Choir) kick off their new year with a concert including works by Lotti, Lobo, Tallis, Rheinberger, and Whitacre. Lotti Tallis Lobo Rheinberger Whitacre

Crucifixus Loquebantur Variis Linguis Versa est in Luctum Mass in E flat I thank you God

Musical Director – Ben McKee

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Thursday 9 December 2010 Price £9 / £6 / £3 Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 10 December 2010 Price £9 / £6 / £3

Ad Solem

MUMS Festive Concert

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Wagner Bach Saint-Saens Tchaikovsky

Time & Date 7.30pm, Thursday 16 December 2010

A concert to celebrate the festive season with a variety of music including seasonal extracts from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Saxophone – Catherine Diamond Conductors – Jack Adler-Mckean, Ralph Corrigan, Ian Pay and Jamie Phillips

Manchester University Big Band (MUBB)

Violins – Amy Heggart & Natasha Paragini Tenor Horn - Helen Moore Conductors – Tom Jarvis, Jamie Phillips, David Scott, Theo Vinden, Tom Wood

University of Manchester Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

Picture Postcards 1: Britain and America Manchester University Wind Orchestra presents musical pictures from around the world. This expedition showcases some of the best music from both sides of the pond.

Siegfried Idyll arr. for Brass Ensemble Wachet Auf (Ad Solem and friends) Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Nutcracker Excerpts

Violin – Michael Jones Conductors – Tom Jarvis, Jamie Phillips, David Scott, Theo Vinden, Tom Wood

Price £9 / £6 / £3

Price £9 / £6 / £3

Conductors – Mark Heron, Jamie Phillips, David Scott, Tom Wood

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Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series, which is supported by the Ida Carroll Trust. They provide a wide-ranging programme to suit all tastes and are an ideal opportunity to enjoy great music performed by outstanding musicians. There’s no need to book, the concerts are free and you can just turn up on the day.

Darragh Morgan with MANTIS (Violin & Electronics)

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 30 September 2010

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 21 October 2010

Four new works featuring solo violin and live Darragh Morgan electronics by many of the UK’s leading acousmatic composers, all written for acclaimed violinist Darragh Morgan. ‘Darragh Morgan is hugely impressive, delivering a delicate performance alive to the subtleties and nuances of the music.’ The Strad, June 2010.

Price FREE

Price FREE

Quatuor Danel

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Adrian Moore Paul Wilson Ricardo Climent Simon Emmerson

Shostakovich Benoît Mernier

Fields of Darkness and Light Trapped in Ice New Work (World Première) Stringscape

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 49 La Guêpe et l’Orchidée (UK Première)

Shostakovich’s depiction of apparent childish naivety in his first string quartet of 1938, and a taste of Deleuzian philosophy with one of Belgium’s leading composers. Followed at 2.30pm by Seminar: The contemporary string quartet in Belgium – the Quatuor Danel introduces us to the music of Mernier, Goeyvarts, and Bartholomée.

Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa – Piano Duo Schubert John McCabe Ravel

Allegro in A minor ‘Lebenssturme’ D947 Upon entering a painting (2008-09) La Valse

An exciting new work by the British composer and pianist John McCabe, commissioned by Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa, is flanked by masterpieces from the piano duet repertoire by Schubert and Ravel.

© Sarah Bruce

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 7 October 2010

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The Lovenotes

Often inspired by the jazz era of 30’s and 40’s America, female jazz a cappella quartet The Lovenotes also carry forward their modern a cappella style into contemporary arrangements such as Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek”. Expect an entertaining, varied and polished performance.

Price FREE

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 28 October 2010

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Price FREE

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 14 October 2010 Price FREE

“One of the truly inspiring things about the Danels is their utter artistic integrity – and indeed humility as musicians – allied to the most terrific, passionate commitment to music making as well as their supreme ability and desire to share and communicate.” John and Valerie McClean Patrons

The Lovenotes: a cappella Quartet

Lawson Piano Trio Haydn Schumann

Lawson Piano Trio

Trio in G major, Hob XV:25 ‘Gypsy’ Trio No. 3 in G minor, Op. 110

The Lawson Trio return to the Martin Harris Centre to perform Schumann’s exceptional third piano trio, celebrating the composer’s bicentenary. The programme also includes the feisty ‘Gypsy’ trio by Haydn, the first of the great piano trio composers.

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Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series, which is supported by the Ida Carroll Trust. They provide a wide-ranging programme to suit all tastes and are an ideal opportunity to enjoy great music performed by outstanding musicians. There’s no need to book, the concerts are free and you can just turn up on the day.

Black Voices

The University of Manchester’s Contemporary Ensemble in Residence

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Richard Casey (piano) & Tim Williams (percussion)

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 11 November 2010

Birtwistle describes his Axe Manual for piano and percussion as ‘a compendium of rhythmic techniques’. It is lots more: a complex, rigorous contest pulsing with energy and intricacy, designed for only the most athletic musical daredevils! The programme will include two new works by advanced composers from the University of Manchester.

Price FREE

Quatuor Danel

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Harrison Birtwistle

Weinberg Hindemith

The Axe Manual

Sonata for Two Violins (UK Première) String Quartet No. 6 in Eb major

The first performance for almost 50 years of a neglected gem from Weinberg, plus the dynamic concentration of mature Hindemith.

Vocalist

Rahima Mahmut

The traditional music and dance of the Central Asian Uyghurs: thrilling vocals are accompanied by long-necked lutes, spike fiddle and frame drum. This easternmost example of maqam, with its ‘limping’ rhythms and ecstatic poetry, is deeply imbued with the Sufi ethos.

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The repertoire of Black Voices, the UK’s première female a cappella group, has something for everyone. They cleverly weave traditional songs from Africa and the Caribbean with very new and popular styles. Inspirational and uplifting, they continue to celebrate the power of the human voice.

Beethoven Webern Carter

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 18 November 2010

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 25 November 2010

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 2 December 2010 Price FREE

Simon Turner (cello) and Richard Casey (piano)

Price FREE

London Uyghur Ensemble

Black Voices

Sonata in C major Op. 102 No.1 Three Little Pieces Op.11 Sonata (1948)

Beethoven’s C-major Sonata can be seen as the first of his late period works, whilst Carter’s Sonata of 1948 introduces the rhythmic complexities that would become the hallmark of the composer’s mature style. These frame Webern’s Three Little Pieces, which concentrate expression and drama into the tiniest of spaces.

Quatuor Danel Aleksandr Mosolov Boris Tishchenko

String Quartet No. 1 in A minor String Quartet No. 1

The unflinching modernism of Aleksandr Mosolov’s first string quartet (1926) meant that it was never performed within his lifetime. The first quartet of Boris Tishchenko was written as he graduated from the composition class of Galina Ustvolskaya in 1957. Followed at 2.30pm by Seminar: Prof. Barry Cooper tells us the fascinating story of the genesis of Beethoven’s Op. 131 String Quartet.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 9 December 2010 Price FREE Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 16 December 2010 Price FREE

Price FREE

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Quatuor Danel Season 2010/11 The University of Manchester’s internationally renowned resident string quartet For its sixth season at the University of Manchester, our international superstar ensemble offers a white-knuckle ride through the greatest, the boldest and the newest of the string quartet repertoire, spiced with solos, duets and quintets. Hear late Beethoven as never before (Op. 131 with its original finale), catch up on the latest from Belgium, a Weinberg UK première and the “operetta” version of Kevin Malone’s new string quartet, and follow the Quatuor Danel as they launch into new cycles of Bartók and Haydn’s Op. 50 quartets.

Lunchtime Concert

The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series, which is supported by the Ida Carroll Trust.

Lunchtime Concert Shostakovich Benoît Mernier

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 49 La Guêpe et l’Orchidée (UK Première)

Shostakovich’s depiction of apparent childish naivety in his first string quartet of 1938, and a taste of Deleuzian philosophy with one of Belgium’s leading composers. Followed at 2.30pm by Seminar: The contemporary string quartet in Belgium – the Quatuor Danel introduces us to the music of Mernier, Goeyvarts, and Bartholomée.

Evening Concert Weinberg Karel Goeyvarts Beethoven

Quartet No. 3, Op. 14 The Seven Seals String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

Early Weinbergian ambition, late Beethovenian genius and an intriguing quartet by the Belgian composer, Karel Goeyvarts (1923-93), that formed the basis for part of his opera, Aquarius.

Lunchtime Concert Weinberg Hindemith

Sonata for Two Violins (UK Première) String Quartet No. 6 in Eb major

The first performance for almost 50 years of a neglected gem from Weinberg, plus the dynamic concentration of mature Hindemith.

Aleksandr Mosolov Boris Tishchenko

Haydn Kevin Malone Bartók

String Quartet in D Major (“The Frog”), Op. 50 No. 6 Opus Operetta (Première) String Quartet No. 6

A dangerous mix of plumbing the depths and irreverence in this new version of Manchester composer Kevin Malone’s Opus Opera, performed by the Quatuor Danel in spring 2009. This combined with the startling wit of Haydn and the lyricism of Bartók’s final quartet.

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String Quartet No. 1 in A minor String Quartet No. 1

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

The unflinching modernism of Aleksandr Mosolov’s first string quartet (1926) meant that it was never performed within his lifetime. The first quartet of Boris Tishchenko was written as he graduated from the composition class of Galina Ustvolskaya in 1957.

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 7 October 2010

Followed at 2.30pm by Seminar: Prof. Barry Cooper tells us the fascinating story of the genesis of Beethoven’s Op. 131 String Quartet.

Price FREE

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 8 October 2010 Price £12 / £8 / £3 Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 18 November 2010 Price FREE

Evening Concert

Quatuor Danel

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 19 November 2010 Price £12 / £8 / £3

Evening Concert Haydn Bartók Beethoven

String Quartet in Bb Major, Op. 50 No. 1 String Quartet No. 1 String Quartet in C# minor, Op. 131 with original finale

Beethoven’s transcendent Op. 131 string quartet as you’ve never heard it before: complete with its original finale (which some may find familiar). Plus music by two other giants of string quartet composition.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 16 December 2010 Price FREE

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 17 December 2010 Price £12 / £8 / £3

Inspirational for 2011

As the season continues into the New Year, we can look forward to the complete cycle of Schumann quartets and all three of Lachenmann’s visionary quartets. With the prospect of more mature Haydn, Bartók and Beethoven, the freshness of new works by the Music Department’s postgraduate and staff composers, and piano quintets by Enescu and Schumann, we can rely on the Quatuor Danel to inspire us into 2011 with their spellbinding musicality and breathtaking virtuosity! For full 2010/2011 concerts listings please visit our website or call box office.

Quatuor Danel Ticket Information 2010/2011

Season Tickets - Season Ticket prices for 2010/11 will be full price at £50 and concessions at £40. Danels’ Flexible 5 Series: Pick 5 concerts out of any of the Friday evening series and save between £18 and £20 off the total cost of 5 full price tickets or between £4 and £8 off the total cost of 5 concessionary tickets.

Please note that there is reserved seating at all Quatuor Danel Friday evening concerts. Seating for all lunchtime concerts is unreserved. Ticket

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Performances in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

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Manchester Grammar School Concert

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Choose 5 evening Danel Concerts

£40 / £32

Season

Season ticket for the 2010/2011 season

£50 / £40

£12 / £8 / £3 £10 / £4

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Music Events Psappha becomes Contemporary Ensemble in Residence

In its role as newly-appointed Contemporary Ensemble in Residence at The University of Manchester, Psappha, one of the UK’s leading new music ensembles is putting the very latest musical innovations alongside works by some of the leading composers of our time. Each concert, elements of which will be filmed and made available as webcasts on Psappha’s own website, includes premières of new works by students forged in conjunction with Psappha.

Psappha conducted by Nicholas Kok

www.psappha.com

MANTIS Festival Fall 2010

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents a weekend of electroacoustic concerts featuring works by composers based at the NOVARS Research Centre, Dominique Bassal, Empreintes DIGITALes composers, Federico Schumacher and Psappha. The festival marks the first collaboration as part of Psappha’s new position of Contemporary Ensemble in Residence at The University of Manchester. All concerts feature the MANTIS sound diffusion system for an exciting and immersive listening experience. Price £4 full / £2 concessions for each concert Special Saturday 2-concert rate: £5 / £3 Special Festival 4-concert rate: £8 / £5

The University of Manchester’s Contemporary Ensemble in Residence

VAGANZA

The University of Manchester’s New Music Ensemble Wolfgang Rihm Tobias P.M. Schneid Philip Grange Harrison Birtwistle

Fremde Szenen I Cathedral I - III for Ensemble (UK première) Tiers of Time Secret Theatre

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 29 October 2010 6.00pm & 7.30pm Saturday 30 October 2010 2.00pm, Sunday 31 October 2010 Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Price £8 / £5 / £3

Includes works by two leading German composers with the UK première of Cathedral I-III by the young German composer Tobias P.M. Schneid and his compatriot Wolfgang Rihm’s Fremde Szenen I, inspired by Robert Schumann, the 200th anniversary of whose birth is celebrated here. Nurturing the talents of the upcoming generation of composers, the concert includes world premières by two advanced students. Finally, several different instruments portray the drama of Harrison Birtwistle’s Secret Theatre featuring Psappha in collaboration with Vaganza, The University of Manchester’s New Music Ensemble.

Richard Casey (piano) & Tim Williams (percussion) Harrison Birtwistle

The Axe Manual

Birtwistle describes his Axe Manual for piano and percussion as ‘a compendium of rhythmic techniques’. It is lots more: a complex, rigorous contest pulsing with energy and intricacy, designed for only the most athletic musical daredevils! The programme will include two new works by advanced composers from the University of Manchester.

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The University of Manchester’s New Music Ensemble

Helmut Lachenmann at 75: Inward Beauty

Listening to music by Helmut Lachenmann can be likened to forgetting everything you thought you knew about music and hearing late Beethoven for the first time. His music has been described as some of the most intimate ever written, and his sonic imagination blows wide open preconceptions as to what musical instruments and the human voice are capable of. Come and join us as we celebrate the music of this remarkable composer on the day before his 75th birthday. Lachenmann Student composers Ben McKee

Consolation II New works Conductor

We’re delighted to be joined by Ad Solem for a spectacular work for a cappella choir, plus exciting new compositions by our students.

Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 5 November 2010

Nicholas Kok - conductor

The University of Manchester’s Contemporary Ensemble in Residence

VAGANZA

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 11 November 2010 Price FREE

Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 26 November 2010 Price FREE

Lachenmann Lachenmann Lachenmann Lachenmann Student composers

Trio Fluido Guero Cradle Music Notturno New works

Theo Vinden – solo cello Jamie Phillips – conductor

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 26 November 2010

The intimacy of Lachenmann’s chamber music and the breathtaking sonorities of Notturno for large ensemble with solo cello. Plus more outstanding new works from our student composers.

Price £6 / £5 / £4

University of Manchester Baroque Orchestra

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

The University of Manchester Baroque Orchestra begins the year with an eclectic collection of concerti grossi by Handel, Vivaldi and Geminiani.

Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 3 December 2010 Price FREE

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Drama Events Welcome Week Theatre Production

13 Objects written by Howard Barker Directed by India Maclennan A Spade, A Cup and Saucer, A Medal, A Pair of Shoes, A Rattle, A Camera, A Ring, A Painting, A Pair of Spectacles, An Urn, A Postcard, A Bucket, A Drum. Howard Barker’s work investigates the often profound and intimate connection people can make with objects that, although familiar and mundane in themselves, resonate with memory or inspire powerful emotional feelings. Find the magical in the mundane, the beauty in the banal, find the extraordinary in the ordinary! This is an amateur production

Drama Independent Production

The Dogstar written by Miran Hadzic Sister and brother Sophie and Silent live together in their humble flat, but what happens when pop-singer Finn Bailey arrives with Sophie one night? Dark comedy creeps within the mind-games of this modern tale of celebrity, sex and violence.

Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre Time & Date 7.00pm, Thursday 23 September 2010 7.o0pm, Friday 24 September 2010 Price £5 / £3 concessions Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre Time & Date 7.00pm, Thursday 11 November 2010 7.00pm, Friday 12 November 2010 Price £5

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Drama Society

Drama Society ‘Autumn Showcase’ Production From the 24th-26th November 2010, the John Thaw Studio Theatre plays host to one of the three spectacular performances from the University of Manchester Drama Society’s “Autumn Showcase”. It will be an exciting couple of weeks of daring and talented theatre. So don’t miss out, get your tickets early! Price

£5.50 £4.50 Concessions £4.00 Drama Society Members

Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre Time & Date 7.00pm, Wednesday 24 November 2010 7.00pm, Thursday 25 November 2010 7.00pm, Friday 26 November 2010

“Thank you very much for your support and advice as we planned our event.

The team’s professionalism and efficiency was very much appreciated, from finding a date to suit everyone to organising catering, from checking our film played on your system to stewarding on the day itself. Everyone was helpful & calm and contributed to a smooth-running event.” Catherine McNamara Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London

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We Welcome Manchester Pride Chamber Music 23-27 August 2010

A series of lunchtime recitals celebrating music by LGBT composers past and present. The recitals, which are now in their 3rd year, celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) composers, and feature internationally renowned artists as well as young, local talent.

David Maxwell Anderson (tenor) with Ditlev Rindom (piano) Tchaikovsky Hahn Hahn Poulenc Barber Tchaikovsky

At the ball / None but the lonely heart / To forget so soon / Mezza notte Chansons en dialecte Vénitien Nos 1, 2, 4 L’allée est sans fin / L’heure exquise Air Champêtre / Air Grave / Voyage à Paris / Hotel Mélodies Passagères, Op.27 Rondel / Déception / Again, as before, alone / Don Juan’s Serenade

David Maxwell Anderson (tenor) with Ditlev Rindom (piano)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe) with David Quigley (piano)

David Quigley

Nicholas Daniel

Price FREE Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Sonata for cello & piano, Op.6 Capriccio per Paul Sacher

Time & Date 1.00pm, Thursday 26 August 2010 Alasdair Beaton

CHROMA: Marcus Barcham-Stevens (violin), Stuart King (clarinet) & Martin Cousin (piano)

Price FREE

Ade Edmundson & The Bad Shepherds

Adrian Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds (pictured, top right) play punk songs on folk instruments. Not as a gag, but because they really like the noise. They think the songs are better than people remember. They love folk instruments. It works. They do songs by The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers, The Jam, Sham 69, The Undertones, The Ramones, The Buzzcocks, The Specials, Talking Heads, Squeeze and others, even Kraftwerk! Alright, they’re not all punk, but they come from roughly the same era. They’ve mostly given the songs a kind of Celtic feel, and they’ve stuck in the odd reel and jig here and there. But occasionally they just thrash! They’ve always thought the excitement of a reel taking off is the nearest thing to the excitement of watching punk live in the 70’s.

Learn to Ballroom Dance “Strictly Style”

10-week course from 29/09/10 to 01/12/10

Ballroom dancing’s recent popularity owes a lot to the hit TV show, Strictly Come Dancing. Ballroom/ Latin are elegant dance styles that are enjoyed by all ages. If you would like to learn them for general relaxation and enjoyment, or for a special ball or function, we can help you achieve your dream. Have fun, keep fit and we’ll set you well on your way to becoming a fun, confident, social dancer.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 8.00pm, Saturday 9 October 2010 Price £15 / £10 Age restriction Please note a 16+ age restriction applies Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre Time & Date 1.10pm, Wednesday 29 September 2010 Price 10-week course: 10 lessons at £4 per lesson (total payable £40.00)

Our ‘learn to dance’ classes cover the classic waltz, a stylish quickstep, sexy rumba, ballroom tango, jive, cha cha, samba and more. The 10-week course is suitable for those with no dance or little dance experience. All lessons are delivered by a professional dancer with over 30 years experience. These classes are a continuation of the partnership between the Martin Harris Centre and the University of Manchester’s Human Resources as part of the University’s wellbeing initiative. Places are limited, don’t miss out, dig out your dancing shoes and get yourself signed up for the course!

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Trio for clarinet, violin & piano End of Summer schlick’s approximation (World Première - Manchester Pride Commission)

Time & Date 1.00pm, Friday 27 August 2010 Stuart King

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Price FREE

Time & Date 1.00pm, Wednesday 25 August 2010

John Myerscough

Menotti Rorem Marc Yeats

Price FREE

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

John Myerscough (cello) with Alasdair Beatson (piano) Barber Henze

Time & Date 1.00pm, Monday 23 August 2010

Time & Date 1.00pm, Tuesday 24 August 2010 David Maxwell

Sonata for oboe & piano Sonatina for oboe & piano, Op.61 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo oboe Canzonetta for oboe & piano

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

“Nocturnes, Ballades & Mazurkas” – a PianoFest, with performances by Alasdair Beatson, Philip Fowke, Ian Jones, Leon McCawley, Ditlev Rindom, Emmanuel Vass and Ashley Wass.

Poulenc Berkeley Britten Barber

Ade Edmundson & The Bad Shepherds

Price FREE

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We Welcome Kate Walsh

Manchester Science Festival

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

www.manchestersciencefestival.com

Rutherford’s Lights: an Adventure in Sound and Science – Edward Cowie Richard Casey - piano

Edward Cowie

Imagine a ‘light show’ in sound! Conjure the possibility of all those black and white keys being transformed into all the colours and effects of a rainbow; of water and light shattering and of making a piano sound iridescent. From start to finish, Rutherford’s Lights is music that does just that and more! This concert forms part of the Manchester Science Festival which is an annual nine-day, multi-venue festival. It is Manchester’s premier event for public engagement with science and engineering, promoting the region’s rich heritage of past scientific achievements and endeavours.

Time & Date 6.00pm, Saturday 23 October 2010 Price FREE (advanced booking essential)

Got an hour to spare? Fancy laughing so much your face will ache? Then get down to this event! Full of fun and antics featuring Kelly J Roberts as your compare, with comedy from Kooky Babooshka, Tim Bradbury and headline act Lewis Costello. Seventeen year old stand-up comic Lewis Costello is Ed Byrne’s support act and a writer on Russell Howard’s Good News. He left his year long tenure on BBC Radio Lancashire to focus on standup and after gigging with comedy legends from Johnny Vegas and Brendon Burns to Simon Munnery and Mark Steel, he began touring his first solo show, ‘Neapolitan Ice Cream’, calling in at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Latitude Festival. Music from Flux Ache. ‘Kelly J Roberts, a confident, brash comedian’, City Life 2009

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Kate Walsh – the Brighton based singer songwriter whose unsigned, home-made album ‘Tim’s House’ was an iTunes sensation in 2007 (knocking Take That off the number 1 spot) - recently released her brand new album Light & Dark.

Calling Kate Walsh a singer songwriter is like saying Van Gogh was a cartoonist. Kate is, er, different. A 26-year-old from a sailing town in Essex who’s been likened to Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Jane Austen, she’s ferociously independent…in every sense. And when she sits down to write a song you’d better lock up your hearts for you instantly become Kate’s close personal confidante as she bares her soul with shocking candour. Kate Walsh is warm, funny and likeably self-deprecating, fully recognising the self-indulgent nature of the confessional songwriter’s art.

FREE but advance booking is essential. To book your ticket, please contact: • The MHC box office. (there is no booking charge) • Quaytickets. (bookings are subject to a 95p postage charge)

Stand up comedy with Kelly J Roberts and guests

Kate Walsh

Kelly J Roberts

Age restriction Please note an 18+ age restriction applies

Price £12 Age restriction Please note an 18+ age restriction applies Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Reger Haydn Ives

Time & Date 7.00pm, Sunday 7 November 2010

Variations and Fugue on a theme by Mozart Overture ll mondo della luna The Unanswered Question

Price £8 / £6 Under 16s free

Time & Date 8.00pm, Saturday 23 October 2010 Price £6 (no concessions)

Time & Date 8.00pm, Tuesday 2 November 2010

Stockport Youth Orchestra

The first concert in SYO’s 2010-11 series features Max Reger’s beautiful, yet rarely performed, Variations and Fugue. Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

University of Manchester Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

Venue The Whitworth Hall

This winter, the Manchester University Chorus presents Haydn’s Creation, accompanied by the University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra. Considered by many as Haydn’s masterwork, the Creation will be preceded by a pre-concert performance of Schoenberg’s beautiful Friede auf Erden. A truly unmissable end-of-semester concert!

Time & Date 7.30pm, Saturday 4 December 2010

Haydn

Creation

Pre-concert event (Sat, 7.00pm & Sunday, 2.30pm): Friede auf Erden – Schoenberg

3.00pm, Sunday 5 December 2010 Price £12 / £8 / £5

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Box Office information

Booking tickets Tickets for our events can be purchased directly from the Martin Harris Centre box office, or from Quaytickets. Please note that tickets bought from Quaytickets will be subject to a booking fee. • Tickets can be ordered in advance from the box office in person, by telephone or by post, and can be paid for by cheque or debit/credit card. Please make cheques payable to ‘The University of Manchester’. • All pre-paid tickets must be collected from the Box Office 30 minutes before the start of the performance. • The box office will only hold unpaid for tickets for up to 4 working days from the time of booking. Unpaid tickets cannot be reserved on the 4 days preceding a performance or event. By post Include your name, address, phone number, performance details and tickets required, plus a cheque made payable to ‘The University of Manchester’ and post to: The Martin Harris Centre Box Office The University of Manchester Bridgeford Street, off Oxford Road Manchester, M13 9PL

How to find us

Access

Box office:

It has a ramp at the Coupland Street entrance and there are level floor entrances to both performance spaces. Both entrances to the building have autoopening doors. There are wheelchair spaces in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall and in the John Thaw Studio Theatre.

The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama The University of Manchester Bridgeford Street, off Oxford Road Manchester, M13 9PL Tel: 0161 275 8951 Tel: 0161 275 8951 Email for enquiries: boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk Box office opening times: 2pm-4pm Monday to Friday

The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama is situated behind the Manchester Museum, which is located on Oxford Road. It is approximately 1 mile south of the city centre. There are 2 entrances to the building, one on Bridgeford Street, the other on Coupland Street. Please note that there is pedestrian access only to both of these streets. The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall and the John Thaw Studio Theatre can both be found within the Martin Harris Centre.

Find us on Google:

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Getting Here:

By Bus: Direct routes to Oxford Road run regularly from Piccadilly Gardens in Central Manchester. Routes and timetable enquiries 0161 242 6040. By Metro: Metrolink services run between Altrincham and Bury through Manchester city centre. Timetable enquiries 0161 205 2000.

By Train: Oxford Road station is a ten minute walk away. Train enquiries 08457 48 49 50.

Car Parking: Car parking is available in the multistory car park off Booth Street West, opposite the Royal Northen College of Music. Parking costs £2.00 from 4pm to midnight weekdays, £2.00 all day on Saturday and Sunday and is payable upon exiting the car park. Please note that there is no vehicle access to the Martin Harris Centre from either Bridgeford Street or Coupland Street.

There are a range of facilities within the Martin Harris Centre for disabled patrons. The Martin Harris Centre is fully accessible.

There is one manually operated wheelchair available by prior arrangement. Patrons requiring wheelchair access to concerts and events are asked to inform the box office at the time of booking. The box office has a low level counter and there are disabled toilet facilities available on the ground floor. There are parking spaces available for blue badge holders in the multi-story car park. If parking is required closer to the building, this can be arranged in advance. Please contact the box office. The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall and the John Thaw Studio Theatre are fitted with induction loops. (Hearing aids should be switched to the ‘T’ position).

General Access Information:

Please call the box office on 0161 275 8951 for further information on access. • There is a drop off point outside the venue. • There is seating in the main foyer. • The Martin Harris Centre has baby changing facilities.

In person The box office opening times are listed below and our team will be happy to help. Box Office opening times 2.00pm-4.00pm Monday to Friday opens 1 hour before an event is due to start and closes 15 minutes after the start of the event.

By phone The Martin Harris Centre Box Office 0161 275 8951 (during box office opening times) Quaytickets 0843 208 0500 Please have your debit / credit card ready. Visa, Mastercard and Maestro cards accepted. Online www.quaytickets.com

Email For enquiries email boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk (tickets may not be ordered by email) Ticket Prices All ticket prices are stated under each event as Full Price and the available Concessions. Concessions are only available for certain performances, please enquire at the time of booking. We regret that we cannot exchange or refund tickets. Concessions Concessions, subject to availability, are available to under 18s, students in full-time education, senior citizens and claimants. The prices do not refer to differently priced seat sections. Schools and groups rates available please ask at Box Office for further details.

Terms & Conditions

Tickets are sold subject to the right of the Management to change performers and/ or programme content due to unforeseen circumstances. All content of this document is correct at the time of going to press, however, we reserve the right to make such changes without notice if necessary. Credit card payments may be taken over the telephone. University policy dictates that we cannot accept credit card details by email or post. We regret that we can not exchange or refund tickets. All ticket exchanges are at the discretion of the Box Office or Front of House Manager. Please examine your tickets at the time of purchase to ensure that all details are correct.

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Concessionary prices are available on production of the appropriate identification, for under 18’s, students in full time education, senior citizens and claimants. Please note that latecomers cannot be admitted until a suitable break in the programme and Management reserves the right to request that latecomers await entry until instructed otherwise by the Front of House Manager. Under exceptional circumstances, the Management reserves the right to refuse admission. The unauthorised use of cameras, video or any other form of recording equipment is strictly prohibited. COMMENTS We would welcome your feedback on issues or topics which you may want to contact us about. If there is something you would like to comment on regarding the Martin Harris Centre, our events programme or service, please contact Mark Woolstencroft, Centre Manager, The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL. EATING AND DRINKING Café Arts serves coffee, organic teas, cold drinks and light refreshments. Opening times: 9.00am – 4.30pm weekdays Christies Bistro is situated on the 1st floor of the Christies Building in what was the original Library. Patrons can enjoy a 2 or 3 course lunch or something less formal in the lounge area, where sandwiches and bowl food is available. Hot and chilled beverages including wine are also available. Afternoon tea in the form of delicious cakes and pastries is served up to 5pm each day. To book call 0161 275 7702

WEBSITE For the latest information on concerts, events and productions at the Martin Harris Centre please visit: www.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre You can also download our latest brochure. Please note this is an Adobe acrobat file, and to view the file you will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat (downloadable from Acrobat). CORPORATE HIRE The state-of-the-art facilities at The Martin Harris Centre are available for private hire. We would be delighted to discuss your requirements in more detail and to show you around the venue. Should you wish to make an enquiry please contact Alex Toye tel: 0161 306 1669

ADOPT-A-SEAT If you enjoy our concerts why not Adopt-a-Seat? You can adopt your favourite seat in your name, or seats named for family and friends, to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, to commemorate a graduation or other milestone, or as a way of remembering a departed loved one. Some seats have already been adopted in this way, others to acknowledge favourite composers. The choice is yours. Adopting a seat is a very personal way to share in the development of this wonderful cultural arts venue. The money raised goes towards providing the best facilities possible for our musicians and provides a visible and lasting legacy for future generations of students. If you would like more information about seat sponsorship please email us at: adoptaseat@manchester.ac.uk or write to us: Adopt-a-seat, The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

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The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama The University of Manchester Bridgeford Street, off Oxford Road Manchester M13 9PL Telephone: 0161 275 8951 Email: boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk

www.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre


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Guardian Book Club event Literature Live - CK Williams Martin Amis Public Event Roy Fisher Event Literature Live - Seamus Heaney Literature Live - Trevor Byrne and Evie Wyld Literature Live - Craig Raine and Peter Sansom Martin Amis Public Event Poetry Reading by Gwyneth Lewis

Cosmo JTST Cosmo JTST TWH JTST JTST Cosmo JRULD

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WCLC: Darragh Morgan with MANTIS MUMS Introductory Concert WCLC: Quatuor Danel WCLC: Quatuor Danel Seminar Quatuor Danel WCLC: Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa WCLC: The Lovenotes: a cappella Quartet MUMS Soloists University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra WCLC: Lawson Piano Trio MANTIS FESTIVAL MANTIS FESTIVAL MANTIS FESTIVAL MANTIS FESTIVAL PSAPPHA and VAGANZA UoM String Orchestra and Brass Ensemble WCLC: PSAPPHA, Richard Casey (piano) & Tim Williams (percussion) MUMS Winds at One UoM Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble WCLC: Quatuor Danel MUMS Opera Scenes Quatuor Danel WCLC: London Uyghur Ensemble VAGANZA: UoM’s New Music Ensemble VAGANZA: UoM’s New Music Ensemble Manchester University Wind Orchestra WCLC: Black Voices UoM Baroque Orchestra WCLC: Simon Turner (cello) & Richard Casey (piano) Manchester University Big Band Ad Solem WCLC: Quatuor Danel WCLC: Quatuor Danel Seminar MUMS Festive Concert Quatuor Danel

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Welcome Week Theatre Production “13 objects” Drama Independent Production “The Dogstar” Drama Society ‘Autumn Showcase’ Production

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Literature Events 20 Sept 2010 4 Oct 2010 11 Oct 2010 18 Oct 2010 25 Oct 2010 8 Nov 2010 18 Nov 2010 6 Dec 2010 9 Dec 2010

Music

Drama Events

23-24 Sept 2010 11 & 12 Nov 2010 24, 25 & 26 Nov 2010

We Welcome 23-27 Aug 2010 29 Sept 2010 – 1 Dec 2010 9 Oct 2010 23 Oct 2010 23 Oct 2010 2 Nov 2010 7 Nov 2010 4 Dec 2010 4 Dec 2010 5 Dec 2010 5 Dec 2010

Key

Cosmo JTST JRULD TWH

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1.00pm

Manchester Pride 2010: Chamber Music

1.10pm

Wellbeing: Intro to Ballroom Dance 10 week course

8.00pm 6.00pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm

Ade Edmundson & The Bad Shepherds Manchester Science Festival: Rutherford’s Lights Comedy Night: Kelly J Roberts and guests Kate Walsh Stockport Youth Orchestra UoM Chorus and Symphony Orchestra: pre-concert event UoM Chorus and Symphony Orchestra UoM Chorus and Symphony Orchestra: pre-concert event UoM Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall The John Thaw Studio Theatre John Rylands University Library, Deansgate The Whitworth Hall

UoM = University of Manchester MUMS = Manchester University Music Society WCLC = Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concerts


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