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Welcome Welcome to the autumn 2011 season at the Martin Harris Centre.

The Centre offers a vibrant and exciting programme of events across many art forms including music, drama, literature and dance.

This season gets off to an exciting start in August with Manchester Pride’s Chamber Music Concert Series which celebrates LGBT composers.

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Contents

Mark Woolstencroft

Our resident string quartet, the Quatuor Danel will enchant us in what will be their seventh season with The University of Manchester. page

Welcome

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Introducing The Martin Harris Centre

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Eating and Dining

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Literature

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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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New Music

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Drama

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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 events listings in full please refer to the handy pull out guide on page 33. Café Arts, based within the foyer of the Martin Harris Centre serves coffee, organic teas, cold drinks and light refreshments. You can now pre-order your interval drinks at Café Arts before the performance starts and they will be ready and waiting for you at the interval.

We welcome Colm Tóibín, newly appointed Professor of Creative Writing, who will be “in discussion” for two un-missable events with Alan Hollinghurst (10 October) and Eamon Duffy (5 December). These events complement the ever popular Literature Live reading series which feature many high profile authors, including poet Sean O’Brien (17 October). This event also forms part of the Manchester Literature Festival. The Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series continues with a varied and diverse programme of Thursday lunchtime concerts. The concerts are free and there’s no need to book, so you can just turn up on the day. Be sure not to miss the outstanding drama productions we are hosting this autumn. The programme includes some student productions, Arthur, What Have You Done?, Me and My Shadow, and the wonderful Drama Society Autumn Showcase. In addition you can see Othello and Look Back In Anger in September. When you next visit the Centre, be sure to call at Café Arts (the Centre’s café which is based in the foyer) as it has undergone a renovation over summer. Refreshments will be available before all events and you can now order your interval drinks prior to the start of each event. These are just a few events from this season’s exceptional programme. We hope you will be able to join us for these and other exciting events at the Martin Harris Centre. For details of the entire programme, please refer to the handy tear-out events guide at the back of this brochure. To keep up to date with the latest news and special offers at The Martin Harris Centre, you can follow us: Visit our website www.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre Join our mailing list by emailing boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk @MHCentre MHCentre We look forward to welcoming you to the Martin Harris Centre during the autumn 2011 season. 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 University of Manchester.

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, which was commissioned in 2004.

Eating and Dining Café Arts based in the foyer of the Martin Harris Centre, serves coffee, organic teas, cold drinks and light refreshments. The café is open from 9.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and is also open for weekend and evening events at the Centre. The café has undergone a refurbishment over the summer, so be sure to visit soon to see the modernised facilities. You can now also order interval drinks prior to the start of each event. For further information please contact Box Office on 0161 275 8951. We have teamed up with our partners Chancellors at Christie’s Bistro to expand your catering options at The Martin Harris Centre. Why not take advantage of the special Pre-concert dining offers or enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by a team of talented chefs? You can also treat yourself to afternoon tea following one of the lunchtime concerts.

In March 2011, The Martin Harris Centre was delighted to receive a newly commissioned textile wall hanging also by Alice Kettle – The Birth of Motives in the Clouds. These pieces of artwork were commissioned by The Oglesby Charitable Trust. Alice Kettle

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

background: Alice Kettle Red and Blue Movement in Three

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INTRODUCTION

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Centre for New Writing

Literature 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 Literature Live wine receptions.

Colm Tóibín in Conversation Acclaimed novelist and journalist Colm Tóibín, newly appointed as Professor of Creative Writing at The University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing, hosts the first in a series of high-profile public events. The conversations will cover topics of current literary and cultural interest.

Colm Tóibín

“Colm Tóibín in Conversation” with Alan Hollinghurst © Robert Taylor

In this first event Colm Tóibín welcomes English novelist, and winner of the 2004 Booker Prize Alan Hollinghurst. Alan Hollinghurst was born in 1954. He is the author of one of the most highly praised first novels to appear in the 1980s, The Swimming-Pool Library. His second novel, Alan Hollinghurst The Folding Star, won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize. His novel The Line of Beauty won the 2004 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. His new novel The Stranger’s Child was published in July 2011.

Introducing: Colm Tóibín World-renowned author Colm Tóibín has been appointed as Professor of Creative Writing at The University of Manchester. Tóibín is a multi-award-winning Irish novelist, short story writer and critic. His most recent publications include a book of stories called the Empty Family and a book of critical essays on Henry James called All a Novelist Needs.

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LITERATURE

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 6.30pm, Monday 10 October 2011 Price £10 / £5

This event is part of the Manchester Literature Festival 2011.

“Colm Tóibín in Conversation” with Eamon Duffy

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Colm Tóibín welcomes Eamon Duffy. Eamon Duffy is professor of the history of Christianity, Cambridge University, and fellow and former president of Magdalene College. He is the author of many prize winning books, among them Fires of Faith, Marking the Hours, and Saints Eamon Duffy and Sinners, all available from Yale University Press. He lives in Cambridge, UK. His latest book: Ten Popes who Shook the World will be published in October 2011 at £14.99, also by Yale University Press

Time & Date 6.30pm, Monday 5 December 2011 Price £10 / £5

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Centre for New Writing

Literature

Sean O’Brien is a poet, critic, broadcaster, anthologist and editor. He grew up in Hull and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and 2007 recipient of the Northern Rock Foundation Writer’s Award. His selected poems, Cousin Coat: Selected Poems 1976-2001 was published in 2002 and his new verse version of Dante’s Inferno in 2006. His first six individual poetry collections have all won awards, most recently The Drowned Book, which won both the 2007 Forward and T S Eliot Prizes, the first time a book has won both awards. His new poetry collection, November, is the Poetry Book Society Summer Choice and shortlisted for the 2011 T S Eliot Prize.

John McAuliffe

Price £6 / £4

Sean O’Brien

This event is part of the Manchester Literature Festival 2011.

Participants include: Simon Armitage, Sean O’Brien, W.N. Herbert, Vona Groarke, John McAuliffe, Jacob Polley, Paul Farley, David Morley, Jean Sprackland, Julian Turner, Rommi Smith, David Wheatley, Michael Symmons Roberts, Helen Mort, Jeffrey Wainwright and Amanda Dalton.

© Paul Wolfgang Webster

Simon Armitage

© Sandi Friend

This reading in is an opportunity to show support for the PBS who have lost their ACE grant and appreciate the strength of Northern poetry. The reading also draws attention to the North as disproportionately affected by ACE cuts, with half the pot overall going to London. The PBS has consistently recognised Northern poetry’s strength in their book club choices, recommendations, and T.S. Eliot Prize shortlists.

Jacob Polley

LITERATURE

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 6.30pm, Friday 4 November 2011 Price £10

Venue John Thaw Studio Theatre

Lavinia Greenlaw

Price £6 / £4

Ali Smith

Poetry Reading with Michael Schmidt and Chris McCully Michael Schmidt was born in Mexico in 1947. He studied at Harvard and at Wadham College, Oxford. He is currently Professor of Poetry at Glasgow University, where he is convenor of the Creative Writing M.Litt programme. He is a founder (1969) and editorial and managing director of Carcanet Press Limited, and a founder (1972) and general editor of PN Review. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he received an O.B.E. in 2006 for services to poetry.

Time & Date 6.30pm, Monday 21 November 2011

John Glenday

Ali Smith is a writer of novels, short stories, plays, and criticism. Her last novel, The Accidental, won the Whitbread Novel Award in 2005 and was shortlisted for both the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her new novel, There But For the, was published in June by Hamish Hamilton.

Venue John Rylands University Library, Deansgate

Michael Schmidt

Time & Date 6.15pm, Thursday 8 December 2011 Price FREE (booking advised)

Chris McCully lives and works in the Netherlands, where he writes poems, textbooks and works on fly-fishing and gives freelance courses on aspects of using the English language. FREE, but booking is advised. Call 0161 306 0555

Paul Farley

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Lavinia Greenlaw lives in London, where she was born. She has published three books of poems, most recently Minsk, which was shortlisted for the Forward, T.S. Eliot and Whitbread poetry awards. Her latest collection, The Casual Perfect, will be published in the autumn of 2011. Her first novel, Mary George of Allnorthover, won France’s Prix du Premier Roman, and her other awards include a Forward Prize for best single poem and a NESTA fellowship. Her second novel, An Irresponsible Age, is published by 4th Estate. Her non-fiction book The Importance Of Music For Girls was published by Faber in the summer of 2007 to excellent reviews. John Glenday is the author of three collections. The Apple Ghost won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award, and Undark was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation (both Peterloo Poets). His most recent collection, Grain, was published by Picador in November 2009 and shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Prize for Excellence in New Poetry.

‘A poet of unabashed political engagement, wit and humour’ – Guardian

Poetry Book Society Benefit Reading

LITERATURE LIVE: Lavinia Greenlaw, John Glenday and Ali Smith © Caroline Forbes

Time & Date 6.30pm, Monday 17 October 2011

© Caroline Forbes

John McAuliffe was born in 1973 and grew up in Listowel, Co Kerry and now lives in Manchester. He won the RTE Poet of the Future award in 2000 and received a major Arts Council Bursary for his first book A Better Life, which was shortlisted for a Forward Prize in 2002; Next Door was published in 2007 and The Gallery Press have just published his third collection, Of All Places, which has received a PBS Recommendation for Autumn 2011 and receives its Manchester launch tonight. He teaches poetry at the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester.

Venue John Thaw Studio Theatre

© Sarah Wood

LITERATURE LIVE: John McAuliffe and Sean O’Brien

Chris McCully

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Manchester University Music Society (MUMS) www.mumusicsociety.co.uk Anybody can join the Manchester University Music Society (MUMS) and typically, around 500 people (mainly students) sign-up each year. 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. This is possible through its established programme of concerts throughout the year, several ensembles and social events, which allow like-minded musicians to meet in a friendly community.

Evening Concerts MUMS Welcoming Concert Anthony Burgess Bizet Bernstein

A Glasgow Overture (English première) L’Arlésienne Suites No.1 & No.2 Chichester Psalms

Conductors: Mark Heron | Jonathan Evans | Leo Geyer | Andy Gregory | Will Hooker | Tom Jarvis | Jamie Phillips | Theo Vinden | Gregory Batsleer

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Saturday 1 October 2011 Price £10 / £6 / £4

University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Tragic Overture Tod und Verklärung Symphony No.6 – Pathétique

Conductors: Andy Gregory | Jamie Phillips | Mark Heron

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Brass Ensembles: Bliss Britten Vaughan Williams Schuller Walton

Antiphonal Fanfare for 3 Brass Choirs Russian Funeral Music English Folk Song Suite Symphony for Brass Spitfire Prelude & Fugue

String Orchestra: Elgar Vaughan Williams Gerald Finzi Bartok

Serenade for Strings Concerto Accademico Romance for Strings Rumanian Dances

Time & Date 7.30pm, Saturday 5 November 2011 £10 / £6 / £4

Ellie Galloway

Conductors: Leo Geyer | Will Hooker | Jonathan Evans | Theo Vinden | Tom Jarvis Soloist: Ellie Galloway – Violin

Join the Music Society as we welcome a whole new class of first years and some familiar faces in the opening night of the 2011-12 season! We start with the English première of Anthony Burgess’ A Glasgow Overture, before being transported to Bizet’s popular setting of Daudet’s play L’Arlésienne. Finally our First Year Chorus will close the concert with a performance of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.

Brahms Richard Strauss Tchaikovsky

The University of Manchester String Orchestra and Brass Ensembles

Time & Date 7.30pm, Saturday 22 October 2011

The University of Manchester’s Symphony Orchestra returns for its first Price concert of the year, with a thrilling programme. Opening with Brahms’ Tragic £10 / £6 / £4 Overture and Richard Strauss’ intense Death and Transfiguration. We close with Tchaikovsky’s final and incredibly moving 6th Symphony, the Pathétique.

A packed program of English music from the Music Society’s String Orchestra and Brass Ensembles. We open with the magnificent Antiphonal Fanfare by Bliss followed by brass arrangements of popular works by Walton and Vaughan Williams as well as Britten’s moving Russian Funeral music. In the second half the society’s String Orchestra treats us to Elgar’s ever-popular Serenade for Strings as well as Finzi’s less well known Romance, whilst soloist Ellie Galloway shines in the Concerto Accademico.

The University of Manchester Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensembles Mozart Schwertsik Weber Beethoven

Wind Serenade in Bb – K.361 – Gran Partita Instant Music Die Freischütz Overture Symphony No.5

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Matthew Howells

Time & Date 7.30pm, Saturday 12 November 2011 £10 / £6 / £4

Conductors: Theo Vinden | Leo Geyer | Tom Jarvis | Mark Heron Soloist: Matthew Howells – Flute We open the concert with Mozart’s Wind Serenade and Schwertsik’s Instant Music featuring soloist Matthew Howells, followed by two instantly recognizable chamber pieces from the late classical and early romantic periods, Weber’s Die Freischütz Overture and Beethoven’s seminal 5th Symphony.

MUWO (Manchester University Wind Orchestra) Sparke Whitacre Gershwin Horovitz Binney Bedford

The Land of the Long White Cloud Lux Aurumque Rhapsody in Blue Bacchus on Blue Ridge Emerald Breeze Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves

Conductor: Andy Gregory | Leo Geyer | Jonathan Evans Soloist: Joe Twomey – Piano

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Saturday 26 November 2011 MUWO

£10 / £6 / £4

Manchester University Wind Orchestra kicks off its 15th season with a veritable kaleidoscope of colour! This concert presents an exciting range of iridescent wind band music at its finest, featuring the wind version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and the wonderfully characterful Bacchus on Blue Ridge by Joseph Horovitz.

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Manchester University Music Society (MUMS) www.mumusicsociety.co.uk

Evening Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Ad Solem University of Manchester Chamber Choir Poulenc Mouton Duruflé Messiaen Poulenc Villette Poulenc J.S.Bach

Mass in G Nesciens Mater Notre Père O Sacrum Convivium Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël Hymne à la Vièrge Un Soir de Neige Der Geist hilft unser Schwacheit auf

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Tuesday 6 December 2011 Ad Solem

£10 / £6 / £4

Come and enjoy a Friday lunchtime concert performed by The Manchester University Music Society. These concerts are free - no need to book, just turn up.

Contemporary Works Join us for the first of our free Friday Lunchtime Concert series, with a selection of contemporary pieces and student commissions for small chamber ensembles

Join Ad Solem, the University of Manchester Chamber Choir, for a Frenchthemed evening of festivity in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall. The choir will be performing Poulenc’s challenging Mass in G and his beautiful cantata Un Soir de Neige, alongside motets by Villette, Messiaen and Mouton, and an accompanied motet by J.S. Bach. All this will be topped off with some traditional French carols, so come along to get in the mood for Noël!

MUBB (Manchester University Big Band)

Classical Works Join us for the second of our free Lunchtime Concert series, with a selection of classical works and student commissions for small chamber ensembles. Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Director: Patrick Hurley The Manchester University Big Band return with another brilliant concert including a mix of well-known classics and contemporary gems from the big band repertoire!

Time & Date 7.30pm, Thursday 8 December 2011 £10 / £6 / £4

MUMS Festive Concert

Time & Date 7.30pm, Thursday 15 December 2011 £10 / £6 / £4 Theo Vinden

Come join the Music Society as we close a wonderful first half of the season with our annual Festive Concert! An exciting programme including some brass gems by Bliss and Gabrieli, soloist Theo Vinden in Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations and some festive tunes to finish!

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MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 4 November 2011 Price FREE

Remembrance Day The Music Society marks Remembrance Day with this special lunchtime concert.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Greetings for a City Canzonas Excerpts from Christmas Oratorio Colas Breugnon Overture Variations on a Rococo Theme Christmas Festival Sleigh Ride

Conductors: Theo Vinden | Leo Geyer | Tom Jarvis | Will Hooker | Andy Gregory | Jonathan Evans | Jamie Phillips Soloist: Theo Vinden – Cello

Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 14 October 2011 Price FREE

Director: David Young

Bliss Gabrieli J.S.Bach Kabalevsky Tchaikovsky Anderson Anderson

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 11 November 2011 Price FREE

Opera Scenes In the fourth of our free Lunchtime Concert series, Opera Scenes returns as famous scenes and arias are performed by talented students.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 18 November 2011 Price FREE

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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. Northern Harmony (27 October)

Quatuor Danel Haydn Dvorák

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Quartet in C, Op. 76, No. 3, ‘Emperor’ Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, ‘American’

The University’s superstar quartet-in-residence begins the season with two of the most tuneful and enduringly popular works in the repertoire: Haydn’s ‘Emperor’, with its famous variations on the Austrian national anthem, and Dvorák’s irresistible ‘American’.

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 29 September 2011 Quatuor Danel

Price FREE

Followed at 2.30pm by Seminar: ‘Beethoven’s Workshop’ A discussion of unfamiliar versions of Beethoven’s first two published quartets, led by Professor Barry Cooper – even Beethoven had to learn on the job…

Soriah Portland-based musician and ritual artist Soriah (a.k.a. Enrique Ugalde) combines traditional Tuvan throat singing and classical Indian raga chanting with rock and roll influences and training in yoga to create his own unique vision. Through costume, movement and meditation, Soriah evokes another world where ancient and modern meet. Past settings for his performances have ranged from arenas, concert halls and churches to swamps, caves, and an abandoned nuclear reactor. Journey with us to another time and place…

Northern Baroque Amanda Babington (violin and recorder), Cait Walker (oboe and recorder), Claire Babington (cello) and David Francis (harpsichord) present an exciting programme of baroque chamber works, performed on period instruments. In addition to trio sonatas by Bach and Telemann, the performance will include an early piece for solo cello, releasing it from its traditional accompaniment role.

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WALTER CARROLL LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

TANGO 5

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

The virtuosic tango quintet Tango 5 (bandoneon, piano, bass, violin, electric guitar) showcases four of the finest musicians in the UK alongside internationally acclaimed bandoneon player Santiago Cimadevilla in a colourful programme of music by Astor Piazzolla and his contemporaries.

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 20 October 2011 Price FREE

Northern Harmony Fifteen brilliant young singers from Vermont, USA, led by Larry Gordon, Patty Cuyler and Mollie Stone, present thrilling harmony singing from South Africa, Georgia, Corsica, The Balkans and America. Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 6 October 2011 Price FREE

“Sheer agility, vitality and power” – Washington Post

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 13 October 2011 Price FREE

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 27 October 2011 Price FREE

Quatuor Danel Haydn Shostakovich

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Quartet in F, Op. 50 No. 5 Quartet No. 9, in E flat, Op. 117

Two masters at the height of their powers: the wisdom and wit of Haydn meet the enigma and excitement of Shostakovich.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 10 November 2011 Quatuor Danel

Followed at 2.30pm by Seminar: ‘Viennese worlds’ Schubert and Webern are divided by a century of history but united by hidden threads of psychology and culture. The Quatuor Danel explains.

Price FREE

Ebb Trio

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

The Ebb Trio feature international artists performing works for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano, including the première of a song-cycle by Kevin Malone based on texts by Anthony Burgess, the author of the celebrated and controversial book A Clockwork Orange.

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 17 November 2011 Price FREE

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Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series Sakhioba (24 November)

Sakhioba Folk Ensemble Stravinsky famously referred to Georgian folk polyphony as “a wonderful treasure that can give for performance more than all the attainments of new music”. Joining us all the way from Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, Sakhioba showcases some of the most talented of the newest generation of musicians in a thrilling programme of multipart songs in different regional styles. Founded in 2006, the ensemble is directed by Malkhaz Erkvanidze, leading authority in the post-Soviet revival of ancient Georgian church chant and founder of the renowned Anchiskati Choir.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 24 November 2011 Price FREE

MANTIS and Special Guest Julio d’Escriván Ensayos for musical multimedia and occasional acoustic performers

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Manchester Theatre in Sound presents a concert of electroacoustic music featuring special guest artist Julio d’Escriván.

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 1 December 2011

Julio d’Escriván is a composer and creative technologist who has worked extensively in music for commercials, TV and film. His performance work in the last few years has centred around ‘flexible’ scores consisting of computer code to be executed and edited in performance as necessary.

Price FREE

Julio d’Escriván

d’Escriván has won several prizes both for his concert and film music as well as his writing. His electroacoustic music has been performed and broadcast internationally. At present, d’Escriván is Reader in Creative Music Technology and University Teaching Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Quatuor Danel Weinberg Schubert

Sonata No. 2 for solo viola, Op. 123 (UK première) Quartet in A minor, D804 ‘Rosamunde’

Late-period explorations: another incomparable Schubert masterpiece, including one of his most touching slow movements, preceded by Weinberg at his most private and uncompromising. Followed at 2.30pm by Seminar: ‘Bachelors of Composition’ The Quatuor Danel workshops quartet movements in the style of Haydn by the University’s undergraduates.

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WALTER CARROLL LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 8 December 2011

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th Anniversa ry Season

The University of Manchester’s Contemporary Ensemble in Residence www.psappha.com Erkki-Sven Tüür Kenneth Hesketh

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 15 December 2011

Architectonics 2 Three Pieces in the Shape of a Shoe

The performance will include new works by advanced composition students from The University of Manchester.

Price FREE

Clarinet, cello and piano make a powerful threesome in pieces by composers whose music is consistently vigorous and compelling. Kenneth Hesketh’s wild Three Pieces in the Shape of a Shoe is matched with Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Architectonics 2, written in the mid-eighties, when its composer had just left off being Estonia’s foremost rock musician. Hesketh’s piece features exhilarating interplay and crossfire in its fast movements, contrasting with a centrepiece where the instruments all sing to each other in music that, marked ‘Voluptuously’, is a love scene of seduction moving towards virtuoso action. There is sly humour in the piece, too, as the title might suggest. Satie wrote Three Pieces in the Shape of a Pear to answer a criticism that his music lacked form. Hesketh’s shoeshaped music, tough and pliable, fits all sizes. The Tüür classic, more singlemindedly strong and driving, was one of the pieces that established this composer as a major eruptive force. Following pieces for the same ensemble by student composers, it ends the concert with a jolt of energy.

Kenneth Hesketh

Price FREE Quatuor Danel

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Quatuor Danel The University of Manchester’s internationally renowned resident string quartet. Our superstar quartet takes in the most popular, the most profound, the most provocative and the most personal, combining premières and established favourites to make another stunning season – the Quatuor Danel’s seventh at the University of Manchester. Hear all the late Schubert quartets, all three of Tchaikovsky, highlights of Haydn, Beethoven, Shostakovich and Weinberg, Stravinsky and Hindemith having a laugh, and brilliant new works by Northwest-associated composers, all in performances of multi-coloured virtuosity. The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series, which is supported by the Ida Carroll Trust.

Lunchtime Concert

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Lunchtime Concert

To launch the season, two of the most tuneful and enduringly popular works in the repertory: Haydn’s ‘Emperor’, with its famous variations on the Austrian national anthem, and Dvorák’s irresistible ‘American’.

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 29 September 2011

Late-period explorations: another incomparable Schubert masterpiece, including one of his most touching slow movements, preceded by Weinberg at his most private and uncompromising.

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 8 December 2011

Followed at 2.30pm by Seminar: ‘Beethoven’s Workshop’ A discussion of unfamiliar versions of Beethoven’s first two published quartets, led by Professor Barry Cooper – even Beethoven had to learn on the job…

Price FREE

Followed at 2.30pm by Seminar: ‘Bachelors of Composition’ The Quatuor Danel workshops quartet movements in the style of Haydn by the University’s undergraduates.

Price FREE

Evening Concert

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Evening Concert

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Haydn Dvorák

Beethoven Weinberg Schubert

Quartet in C, Op. 76, No. 3, ‘Emperor’ Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, ‘American’

Quartet in F, Op. 18 No. 1 Quartet No. 5 in B flat, Op. 27 Quartet in G, D.887

The virtuosity of Beethoven’s first published quartet, the magnificence of Schubert’s farewell to the genre, and a highlight of the Quatuor Danel’s legendary Weinberg cycle, featuring one of the most exciting scherzos in the string quartet repertory.

Lunchtime Concert Haydn Shostakovich

Quartet in F, Op. 50 No. 5 Quartet No. 9 in E flat, Op. 117

Two masters at the height of their powers: the wisdom and wit of Haydn meet the enigma and excitement of Shostakovich. Followed at 2.30pm by Seminar: ‘Viennese worlds’ Schubert and Webern are divided by a century of history but united by hidden threads of psychology and culture. The Quatuor Danel explains.

Evening Concert Schubert Webern Webern Schubert

Quartettsatz in C minor, D.703 Five Movements, Op. 5 Six Bagatelles, Op. 9 Quartet in D minor, D.810, ‘Death and the Maiden’

Savour the conjunction of two very different Viennese geniuses, from one epic work lasting 40 minutes to a modern classic lasting just four, but each in its own way as passionate and as concentrated as the other.

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QUATUOR DANEL

Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 30 September 2011 Price £13.50 / £8 / £4 Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 10 November 2011 Price FREE

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 11 November 2011 Price £13.50 / £8 / £4

Weinberg Schubert

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Sonata No. 2 for solo viola, Op. 123 (UK première) Quartet in A minor, D.804, ‘Rosamunde’

Ahmed Adnan Saygun Quartet No. 4, Op. 78 Hindemith ‘Flying Dutchman’ Overture Tchaikovsky Quartet No. 1 in D, Op. 11 Turkey’s answer to Bartók, side-by-side with hilarious Hindemith (‘as performed by a terrible spa band at 7.00am by the village fountain’) and the most famous of Tchaikovsky’s three quartets, with the slow movement that moved Tolstoy to tears.

Open House For your diary: a fantastic opportunity to receive coaching and attend workshops given by Marc Danel, Gilles Millet, Vlad Bogdanas and Guy Danel, the four members of the Quatuor Danel. The Quatuor Danel offers an intensive three days of coaching for amateurs (Friday and Saturday) and students (Saturday and Sunday), including master classes and demonstrations. Further details available soon on: www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre/danels

Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 9 December 2011 Price £13.50 / £8 / £4 Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date ALL DAY 20-22 January 2012 Price £60 / £20

Quatuor Danel Ticket Information 2011

Please note that there is reserved seating at all Quatuor Danel Friday evening concerts. Seating for all lunchtime concerts is unreserved. For information on the full 2011-2012 season please visit the website. Ticket

Description

Single Ticket Pricing

Performances in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Price / concession

Flexi 5

Choose 5 evening Danel Concerts

£40 / £32

Season

Season ticket for the 2011/2012 season

£50 / £40

£13.50 / £8 / £4

online ticket sales: www.quaytickets.com

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New Music

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The University of Manchester’s Contemporary Ensemble in Residence www.psappha.com Ben Foskett Anthony Gilbert Ian Wilson John Casken

th Anniversa ry Season

On From Four (20th Anniversary Commission) Nine or Ten Osannas Dream Garden (world première) Winter Reels (20th Anniversary Commission)

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 21 October 2011 Price £10 / £5 / £4

Splintered colours, big gestures and sweeping melodies feature in all these pieces for a crack half-dozen instrumentalists. A brilliant new piece by Ben Foskett is followed by a classic by Anthony Gilbert. Ian Wilson’s dreams end with one setting a sonnet by Seamus Heaney, and John Casken listens to the thrill of winter.

MANTIS Festival Fall 2011 MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents a weekend of electroacoustic concerts featuring composers based at the NOVARS Research Centre, guest artists and Psappha, The University of Manchester’s Contemporary Ensemble in Residence. The concerts feature the MANTIS 48-loudspeaker sound diffusion system for an exciting and immersive listening experience. Special Rates

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Concerts

Full

Conc.

Students

1

£7.50

£5

£4

2

£12

£8

£6.40

3

£18

£12

£9.60

4

£24

£16

£12.80

NEW MUSIC

Psappha (21 October, 29 October, 15 December)

VAGANZA

The University of Manchester’s New Music Ensemble

The Ukrainians are Coming, the Ukrainians are Coming! Concert music from Ukraine comes in many styles, ranging from old regime music for upstanding citizens to postmodern yearning and agitating, highly experimental pieces. But what makes it so refreshing is its Slavic fervour and commitment, sounding like nothing is taken from granted. Enjoy two exciting concerts full of Eastern European cosmopolitan contrasts with Mancunian music on 25 November. The event will feature composer Igor Shcherbakov, President of the Ukrainian Composers’ Union.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Times & Dates 7.30pm, Friday 28 October 2011 6.00pm, Saturday 29 October 2011 7.30pm, Saturday 29 October 2011

The Ukrainians are Coming, the Ukrainians are Coming! Part 1 Vaganza is honoured to invite four composers spanning two generations from Ukraine to attend the UK premières of their work alongside our own student composers’ pieces.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

The Ukrainians are Coming, the Ukrainians are Coming! Part 2 Vaganza presents a musical evening which spans two nations, generations and cultures. Both established and emerging Ukrainian composers have works performed alongside Music Department student composers’ pieces.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 25 November 2011 Price FREE

Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 25 November 2011 Price £7.50 / £5 / £4

2.00pm, Sunday 30 October 2011 Price £7.50 / £5 / £4 (per 1 concert)

Igor Shcherbakov

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Drama The Martin Harris Centre continues to offer the best, young, creative talent a ‘powerful voice in Manchester’. The John Thaw Studio Theatre is a valuable performance space where students make their own independent experiments in theatre – as performers, writers, directors and technicians. Many alumni have acknowledged what an important part these performances played in their creative and intellectual development during their time at university.

Welcome Week Theatre Production Arthur, What Have You Done?!

Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre

Written by Katy Birchall Directed by Katy Birchall and Harriet Smith

Time & Dates 7.00pm, Thursday 22 September 2011

“Does nobody else think this is ridiculous?”

7.00pm, Friday 23 September 2011

The members of Stem Green Book Club are coming over for their fortnightly meeting. Julia’s house must be exquisite. But what will Amelia, the snobbiest woman in town, think when Julia’s husband refuses to move from the sofa in protest against feminism? Her daughter has punched a boy in the face and is rejected by the boy she really loves, her son has brought home a snail to worship, an episode in Julia’s distant past threatens to be revealed to the entire community, and there’s something sinister lurking in the house amongst the kitchen knives. What in the world has Arthur done?!

Price £5 / £3

University of Manchester Drama Society It’s time for the Drama Society’s Autumn Showcase!

Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre

Every year we put on a fantastic performance in the John Thaw Studio Theatre, so if you want a good night’s entertainment and to see some of the Time & Dates 7.00pm, best rising talent in Manchester, come along!

A mad comedy about God knows what.

Drama Independent Production Me And My Shadow

Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre

Written by Michael Garsin

Time & Dates 7.00pm, Thursday 10 November 2011

Alex wakes to find he has an extraordinary ability: he can see and hear the personified form of people’s inner personalities – their shadows. Follow his turbulent struggle as he detracts further and further from reality. An exhilarating piece of student writing.

Orphans, March 2011

7.00pm, Friday 11 November 2011

Check the website for details of all the productions and how to buy tickets www.umdramasoc.co.uk

Wednesday 23 November 2011 7.00pm, Thursday 24 November 2011 7.00pm, Friday 25 November 2011 Price £5.50 / £4.50 (£4 Drama Society Members)

Price £5

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DRAMA

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We Welcome The Martin Harris Centre welcomes professional and amateur productions, both international and closer to home, to the heart of Manchester.

We host powerful and dynamic productions in our vibrant and exciting performance spaces and reach out to wider audiences with performances in some of the most important venues in the City.

Fetish Knights (22-24 August)

Manchester Pride 2011 The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama is delighted to host some of Manchester Pride’s annual series of performances from 22-26 August. The Chamber Music recitals are now in their 4th year, and celebrate LGBT composers & poets, featuring internationally renowned performers as well as young, local talent.

Manchester Pride Chamber Music

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) Handel Lully transc. D’Anglebert Lou Harrison Marc Yeats Handel

Suite VIII in F minor, HWV.433 Ouverture de la Mascarade de M. de Lully 6 Sonatas for Cembalo rhêma Chaconne in G, HWV.435

Time & Date 1.00pm, Monday 22 August 2011 Mahan Esfahani

Fetish Knights Men-only bar ‘Associates’ holds many secrets, but why are the regulars so protective of what goes on in the dark basement? And what would they do if word leaked-out that they were in fact, a little more concerned with ‘Quiche and Corrie’ – than ‘Whips and chains?’ Join a star-studded cast on a roller-coaster journey of laughs, shocks, twists and tears! “Shocking, hilarious & heart-warming. Queer As Folk meets Ab Fab – genius!” – Attitude Magazine Please note: An age restriction of 18+ applies. There is smoking on stage throughout the production.

Manchester Pride Chamber Music Kevin Gowland (flute) David Aspin (viola) Kevin Gowland (piano) Lachrymae for viola & piano, Op.48 Sonata for flute & piano Andante cantabile for viola & piano Sonatina for flute & piano “Eris” for flute & viola (World Première) Romanesque for flute, viola & piano

David Aspin

Manchester Pride’s very own Composer-in-Association, Marc Yeats

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(booking advised)

Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre

Some People will do anything for attention! An outrageously black, new comedy by Rob Ellis.

Britten Poulenc Tchaikovsky Berkeley Marc Yeats Hahn

Price FREE

Time & Dates 7.30pm, Monday 22 August 2011 7.30pm, Tuesday 23 August 2011

Manchester Pride Chamber Music

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Geof Dolton (baritone) Daniel Browell (piano) Butterworth 6 Songs from “A Shropshire Lad” Hahn Venezia David del Tredici My Favourite Penis Poems (UK Première)

David del Tredici

Price FREE

Manchester Pride Chamber Music The Seasons (selection) Variations for piano 4 Spanish Pieces Étude, Op.4’3 2 Mazurkas, Op.62 Serenade de Don Juan

Time & Date 1.00pm, Thursday 25 August 2011 Price FREE

Checkout: A New Musical

Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre

Checkout is a brand new musical, performed by a talented group of nine singers and accompanied by a five piece band.

Time & Date 7.00pm, Thursday 25 August 2011

Price £8 / £6

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Please visit www.matkinscomposer.weebly.com for more information about Checkout, as-well as other works by Matthew Atkins.

Time & Date 1.00pm, Tuesday 23 August 2011 Price FREE

(booking advised)

(booking advised)

Martin Roscoe

Set in the fictional town of Dalewood, Checkout tells the story of the town’s local independent supermarket, the store’s owner, and the troubled love lives of the younger people in the town. From the writer of the sell out musical “Gloss” in 2009, Checkout is ideal for all lovers of musical theatre.

7.30pm, Wed. 24 August 2011

(booking advised)

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Martin Roscoe (piano) Tchaikovsky Copland Falla Szymanowski Szymanowski Szymanowski

Time & Date 1.00pm, Wed. 24 August 2011

Price £5 / £3

Please note that this production is not suitable for under 12’s due to moderate language.

Manchester Pride Chamber Music The Manchester Pride Ensemble Poulenc Barber Poulenc

Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano Summer Music for wind quintet, Op.31 Sextet for piano & wind

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.00pm, Friday 26 August 2011 Price FREE

(booking advised)

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Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre Time & Dates 7.00pm, Wed. 14 September 2011 7.00pm, Thursday 15 September 2011 7.00pm, Friday 16 September 2011 2.30pm, Saturday 17 September 2011 7.00pm, Saturday 17 September 2011 Price Evening £8 / £6 Saturday Matinee £6 / £5

Othello (26 September)

Othello

by William Shakespeare Adapted and Directed by Robin Belfield The Nuffield Theatre and Yellowtale Theatre Company “...and when I love thee not chaos is come again.” When the strong-willed Desdemona marries against her father’s wishes, her world is turned upside down. Her new husband is powerful, rugged, romantic...and white, a Conchy Joe. Bahamian blood runs high in a radical and feisty reworking of Shakespeare’s classic. In this world of opposites, black is white, freedom is imprisonment, and love, through the distorting prism of jealousy, remains as unpredictable as the ocean.

Blackhand Productions bring this ground breaking play by John Osborne to The Martin Harris Centre in Manchester. England, late 1950’s. Jimmy Porter, working class and university educated, lives in a one-room attic flat with Alison, his upper-middle class wife, and their gentle-tempered friend Cliff. Their already claustrophobic relationship is further unravelled by the arrival of Alison’s childhood friend Helena... ‘Look Back in Anger’ encapsulates the disaffection of post-war British youth, a revolt against political and intellectual inertia, a questioning of middle-class values and the frustration of having a university education and nowhere to go. Please note there is smoking on stage throughout the production.

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WE WELCOME

Price £8 10% discount for Schools / Group bookings

Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre

Wednesday 28th September 2011, 1.05pm 10-week course from 28/09/11 to 30/11/11

By John Osborne Directed by Helen Parry

Time & Date 7.00pm, Monday 26 September 2011

With a Caribbean setting and reverse-race casting, OTHELLO is another exciting collaboration between The Nuffield Theatre and Yellowtale Theatre Company.

Learn to Ballroom Dance “Strictly Style”

Look Back In Anger

Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre

Time & Dates 1.05pm, Wed. 28 September – 30 November 2011

Ballroom dancing’s recent popularity owes a lot to the hit TV show, Strictly Come Dancing. Ballroom is an elegant dance style that’s enjoyed by all ages. If you would like to learn how to Ballroom Dance 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.

Price £40 (10-week course)

Our ‘learn to dance’ classes will focus on the Classic Waltz, Ballroom Tango, Latin American Jive and Cuban Cha Cha. 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 20 years training. 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! 10-week course: 10 lessons at £4 per lesson (total payable £40.00)

online ticket sales: www.quaytickets.com

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We Welcome John Hegley

English performance poet, comedian, musician and songwriter

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Critically acclaimed performance poet John Hegley returns to enchant us with his interactive poetic genius and silliness.

Time & Date 8.00pm, Saturday 8 October 2011

John Hegley is widely known as one of the country’s most innovative comic poets with several best-selling volumes of poetry to his name. His shows are a regular sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival, and he is noted for his exploration of such diverse topics as dog hair, potatoes and handkerchiefs.

Price £8 (no concessions)

John Hegley

“You’re absolutely guaranteed a good time” – Fringe Review 2010 “This is something special, a true joy to watch” – Chortle Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Saturday 15 October 2011 Price £9 adult Reality 7

One Stage One Voice One Heritage Tour Series Celebrate Black History Month a community celebration of One Heritage, on One stage, in One Voice! Join Reality 7 as they embark on their maiden tour of the United Kingdom. Nominated for two The Crown Gospel Music Awards in 2010, Reality 7 is an all male Gospel vocal band that consists of six members who originate from Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, in a village called Matikwe in Inanda.

£6 (under 18’s students and those in full time education), 10% group discount for 4 tickets and above

‘The definitive sound of a grand new dawn in South Africa.’ www.stagesong.com This event forms part of Black History Month

Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert 2011

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

The Swiss Cultural Fund in Britain presents: Lionel Cottet, cello accompanied by Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, piano

Time & Date 7.30pm, Tuesday 18 October 2011

Cellist Lionel Cottet, accompanied by pianist Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, both from Switzerland, perform works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and a world première by contemporary Swiss composer Gregorio Zanon. Cottet has already won many prestigious awards. He plays an 1852 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violoncello.

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Venue The John Thaw Studio Theatre

Some Laughter Yoga, some positive thinking, and some science? Come and have a laugh – it’s a serious business!!

Time & Date 5.30pm, Monday 24 October 2011

During this participatory laughter workshop we will learn and experience the scientific benefits, meanings and uses of laughter in our lives. Laughter workshops are based on the concept of laughing for no reason except that it’s good for us! We don’t need jokes! We just do gentle exercises, have a willingness to laugh, and the beneficial physiological changes follow!

Price £12

Stockport Youth Orchestra Conductors:

Tim Crooks & Sinead Hayes

Stockport Youth Orchestra returns to the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall for the first concert of its 2011-12 season, featuring soloist William Morley (trumpet), a former member of the orchestra and current member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Advance booking is essential

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 3.00pm, Sunday 6 November 2011

Price Stockport Youth Orchestra has existed since 1956 to provide expert orchestral £8 / £6 tuition to young musicians from the Stockport Area, funded by Stockport MBC.

The orchestra is sponsored by Simon Elton of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, and Rhino Designs Ltd.

(Under 16s free)

www.syo.org.uk Venue The Whitworth Hall

The Manchester University Chorus begins the 2011-12 season with a performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor accompanied by The University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra. Following the highly successful Manchester première of John Adams’ Harmonium in April, this promises to be a very exciting concert.

Time & Date 7.30pm, Sunday 4 December 2011

Manchester Baroque presents: Manchester Cathedral Choir and University of Manchester Baroque Orchestra

Venue Manchester Cathedral

Ruth Provost (soprano) Joyce Tindsley (contralto) William Balkwill (tenor) To be announced (bass) Christopher Stokes (conductor) Handel

Lionel Cottet

Price FREE

To book your place please contact the MHC box office tel: 0161 275 8951 email: boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk

The University of Manchester Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

Join us in the Spirit of uMzansi (South Africa) for this celebration where we are, ‘Inspiring Communities, Celebrating Diversity’.

Tickets: £12 including a programme and a complimentary glass of sparkling Swiss wine.

Laughter Workshop Part of the Manchester Science Festival www.manchestersciencefestival.com

“Typically brilliant” – The Guardian

Reality 7

John Hegley (8 October)

Price £12 / £9 / £3

Time & Date 7.00pm, Saturday 10 December 2011

Messiah

Handel’s monumental oratorio is presented in the atmospheric surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, in a fresh and engaging period-instrument performance of this much-loved work.

Price £20 / £15 / £11 (£9) To book please call: 0161 833 2220

online ticket sales: www.quaytickets.com

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Access

Box Office Information

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 auto-opening doors. There are wheelchair spaces in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall and in the John Thaw Studio Theatre.

• 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’.

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

Wheelchair access is available to our performance spaces at The Martin Harris Centre. Low-level counters are available at the box office. Disabled toilet facilities are available on the ground floor. A manually operated wheelchair is available by prior arrangement. Patrons requiring wheelchair access are asked to inform the box office at the time of booking.

How to find us

The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama The University of Manchester Bridgeford Street, off Oxford Road Manchester, M13 9PL Box office:

Tel: 0161 275 8951 Email for enquiries: boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk Box office opening times: 2.00pm-4.00pm Monday to Friday

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).

Mailing list:

To keep informed about all of our events and special offers please join our mailing list by emailing boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk or visit www.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre

Facebook:

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HOW TO FIND US, ACCESS & BOX OFFICE INFO

Getting here

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: http://maps.google.com/maps and search for Martin Harris Centre. By Bus: Direct routes to Oxford Road run regularly from Piccadilly Gardens in Central Manchester. Routes and timetable enquiries 0161 242 6040.

Metro: Metrolink services run between Altrincham and Bury through Manchester city centre. The South Manchester line which recently opened, runs from Trafford Bar to Chorlton. 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 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 John Thaw Studio Theatre is fitted with an induction loop. (Hearing aids should be switched to the ‘T’ position).

The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall has recently been fitted with an infra-red induction loop. Receivers for this new facility are available from The Martin Harris Centre Box Office. Please advise Box Office of your requirements at the time of booking. 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.

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.

• 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

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 (between 10am-8pm) 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. A free ticket is available to any essential companion accompanying a disabled patron. Please contact the box office for further information.

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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 Online tickets: www.quaytickets.com www.facebook.com/MHCentre www.twitter.com/MHCentre www.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre

Martin Harris Centre Autumn 2011 events programme  

Martin Harris Centre Autumn 2011 events programme

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