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IN PERFORMANCE

EVENTS AUTUMN-WINTER 2014


IN PERFORMANCE EVENTS AUTUMN-WINTER 2014

Contents

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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 29. CafĂŠ Arts, based within the foyer of the Martin Harris Centre serves coffee, teas, cold drinks and light refreshments. You can order your interval drinks at CafĂŠ Arts before the performance starts and they will be ready and waiting for you at the interval.

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WELCOME Welcome to the autumn 2014 season at the Martin Harris Centre.

Mark Woolstencroft

I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to all of our patrons this season, new visitors to the Centre and existing friends alike. You are all extremely welcome, and I am sure you will be as excited as we are when you see the diverse programme on offer. As we head into autumn and the nights draw in, join us for some spectacular performances. There’s something for everyone this season, with events spanning all genres: Classical Music; New Music; Drama; Literature; Dance and Film. Getting the season underway in September, we’re proud to welcome back drama alumnus Rob Ward with his award-winning play Away from Home, (18-19 September) which opened the 24:7 Festival in 2013 and scooped two awards. Festival season is certainly upon us at the Centre! We are thrilled to be hosting events for some of the region’s most reputable festivals: the Manchester Literature Festival (6-19 October) and the Manchester Science Festival (23 October - 2 November). We are also delighted to be hosting many of the events for Sines & Squares Festival, a new music festival (25-26 October). Our resident string quartet, the Quatuor Danel begins its tenth season at the University on 16 October. This season the quartet will enthral us with concerts featuring works by Shostakovich, Haydn, Brahms and Tchaikovsky, in addition to new works by leading composers. The autumn season includes a visit from the acclaimed performance poet John Hegley (4 October). John’s return to the Centre, which coincides with National Poetry Day 2014, will also feature an interactive poetry performance and workshop tailored for schoolchildren. In November we welcome Greg Dyke, chairman of the Football Association who will deliver the Jim Rose Lecture on ‘Tackling Discrimination: football, media and the pursuit of equality’. The ever popular Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series continues with a varied and diverse programme. Lunchtime concerts take place on Thursdays and begin at 1.10pm. The concerts are free and there’s no need to book, so you can just turn up on the day and enjoy the music! These are just a few highlights from this season’s events. For details of the entire programme, please refer to the handy tear-out events guide at the back of this brochure. Tickets for the autumn 2014 season are now on sale and can be purchased by calling the Martin Harris Centre Box Office (weekdays 2-4pm) or online via Quaytickets. On a final note, thank you for your continued patience over the summer months, whilst the Centre’s foyer has undergone building works. The wait was worthwhile as we now have new revolving doors at the Bridgeford Street entrance and additional heating. We hope this will make a noticeable difference to our patrons in the foyer, particularly during the colder months. I do hope you are as pleased with the end result as we are. We’re very excited about the season ahead and we look forward to seeing you soon. 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 Centre opened in 2003 and is a vibrant and diverse venue. It hosts many musicians, performers and prize-winning authors. The Centre 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 Jeanette Winterson, Colm Tóibín, Martin Amis, Will Self and John Banville. 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.

350-seat Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

150-seat John Thaw Studio Theatre

The foyer at the Martin Harris Centre 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. In March 2011, the Centre was delighted to receive a newly commissioned textile wall hanging also by Alice Kettle; The Birth of Motives in the Clouds. These striking pieces of artwork are unique in their grouping and were commissioned by The Oglesby Charitable Trust. Alice Kettle

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INTRODUCTION


Eating and Dining Café Arts based in the foyer of the Martin Harris Centre, serves coffee, teas, cold drinks and light refreshments. The café is open from 9.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday and is also open for weekend and evening events at the Centre. Pre-order your interval drinks… Please order your drinks with a member of staff at Café Arts before the concert and they will be ready and waiting for you at the interval with no need to queue. We have teamed up with our partners Chancellors to expand your catering options when visiting the Martin Harris Centre. Patrons can enjoy delicious locally sourced food served by friendly staff at any of the Chancellors Collection venues. You can 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.

Enjoy 10%off hot drinks at

Café Arts Martin Harris Centre

Why not save time and pre-order your interval drinks? Just fill in the form available from Café Arts prior to the performance and hand to a member of staff with payment and your drink will be waiting for you at the interval. Terms and Conditions To redeem this offer please present this programme when you order. 10% off any hot drink on production of this advert.This offer is only available at Café Arts, which is located in the foyer of the Martin Harris Centre. Offer ends 31 December 2014.

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Centre for New Writing

LITERATURE

These unique literature 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.

21st Anniversary Season 1994-2014

CNW21 YEARS

Throughout the 2014/2015 season we celebrate the Centre for New Writing’s 21st anniversary. The Centre has come a long way since launching its first creative writing course in 1994, which was set up by poet Michael Schmidt OBE FRSL and novelist Richard Francis. Today, the Centre continues to offer a range of postgraduate courses, including the recent introduction of a new Screenwriting MA programme. The course, pioneered by current Professor of Creative Writing Jeanette Winterson, will begin from September 2015, with television producer and screenwriter Russell T Davies along with playwright and screenwriter Abi Morgan set to be patrons. The 21st anniversary celebrations will continue into 2015. During the second semester of this season’s events we will host a special ‘In Conversation’ event with Michael Schmidt OBE FRSL and Richard Francis. Other events to look out for in spring 2015 will feature Jeanette Winterson, Susan Barker, Denise Riley, Rebecca Perry, Frances Leviston and Susan Stewart. Please check the website for more information.

For all Manchester Literature Festival events please book on 0843 208 0500 or manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk

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

Three times shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Colm Tóibín is one of the leading English-language writers at work today. Tóibín succeeded Martin Amis as Professor at the Centre for New Writing in 2011 and returns to Manchester now to launch Nora Webster, a major new work which returns to the main character of his bestselling novel Brooklyn.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Colm Tóibín

Time & Date 6.30pm, Monday 6 October 2014 Price £8 / £6

He will be joined by Sebastian Barry, whose powerful readings have been compared to ‘revivalist meetings’ (The Guardian). Barry’s new novel The Temporary Gentleman also returns to an existing family of stories, re-introducing us to characters from his Costa Prize winner, The Secret Scripture.

Peter Blake Under Milk Wood MLF and the Dylan Thomas 100 are delighted to present a rare in-conversation with the Godfather of Pop Art. A prolific artist known for his beautiful collages, paintings and record sleeves, Sir Peter Blake is also a life-long admirer of Welsh poet and playwright Dylan Thomas. Published to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth, Blake’s Under Milk Wood includes an impressive body of work inspired by the characters, locations, narratives and dream sequences of Thomas’s cult radio play. Created over the last three decades, the work includes portraits, watercolours and collages that lovingly imagine Thomas’s fictional village of Llaregubb. This event will be hosted by author and Dylan Thomas expert, Jeff Towns, and will feature projections of Blake’s art.

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LITERATURE

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 3pm, Saturday 11 October 2014 Price £8 / £6


Martin Amis “In Conversation” with Nick Laird

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall © Ed Swinden

Martin Amis returns to Manchester, where he was the University’s inaugural Professor of Creative Writing 2007-11, to read from his new novel The Zone of Interest, the follow-up to Lionel Asbo, which Richard Ford described in the Guardian as “Both funny and serious, and (as always with Amis) very very on-the-money”

Martin Amis

Nick Laird was writer fellow at the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing in 2011. ‘Raw but dignified, lyrical but never fussy’, according to Dave Eggers, Laird has published two novels, while his third collection of poems, Go Giants, was published last year.

Suzannah Dunn and Maria McCann The History Girls The past may be a foreign country, but it’s one we can visit through the transformative journey of the historical novel. Here two masters of the form address the intricacies of recreating past Maria McCann events. Suzannah Dunn’s tautly plotted new novel, Suzannah Dunn The May Bride, reveals a previously unexplored dimension to Jane Seymour, the most beloved of Henry VIII’s wives. The author of four bestselling historical novels, The Daily Telegraph called Dunn “a lyricist of ordinary life and ordinary people transfigured by extreme emotions.” Maria McCann’s forthcoming Ace, King, Knave is a rich novel of power, sex and chance in 1760s London, a city whose genteel civility belies the violence bubbling underneath. McCann’s first novel, As Meat Loves Salt, was described as ‘riveting’ by Lionel Shriver, and she followed it in 2009 with the well-received Wilding.

Ian McGuire “In Conversation” with Adam Begley

Time & Date 6.30pm, Sunday 12 October 2014 Price £8 / £6

Venue Baronial Hall, Chetham’s School of Music Time & Date 6.30pm, Monday 13 October 2014 Price £6 / £4

Venue International Anthony Burgess Foundation

In 60 books and 27 novels, John Updike earned a reputation as one of modern America’s greatest men of letters. In this authoritative new biography, the first following the writer’s death in 2009, Adam Begley shows us the inner life of a man who saw himself as a literary spy in small-town New England, seeking to capture “middleness with all its grits, bumps and anonymities.” Updike explores how the events in the author’s life shaped him and reveals a deeply complex nature full of contradictions – a gentle soul with a vicious wit; a gregarious charmer who was ruthlessly competitive.

Time & Date 6pm, Tuesday 14 October 2014 Price £6 / £4

Begley will be in conversation with novelist and Centre for New Writing co-director, Ian McGuire.

Alan Gillis is from Belfast, and teaches at The University of Edinburgh. Previously shortlisted for the TS Eliot and the Irish Times/Poetry Now Prizes, Maria Johnston describes his work as “heart-inmouth stuff; high-impact poetry that is not for the faint-hearted.” His fourth book Scapegoat will be published by The Gallery Press in October.

© Chris Killip

Alan Gillis and Tom Pickard

Alan Gillis

Tom Pickard

Allen Ginsberg described Tom Pickard as “one of the most live and true poetic voices in Great Britain.” He founded the Morden Tower readings series in Newcastle in 1963 and his Ballad of Jamie Allan (2007), a poetic “life” of the eponymous eighteenth century outlaw, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. His Collected Poems, Hoy Oot, is just out from Carcanet.

Poetry reading with Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury and the leader of the Anglican Communion around the world. Now, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, Williams will read from a collection of his own poetry, ‘The Poems of Rowan Williams’, a compilation of old and new poems including translations of Rilke and of several Welsh poets. To reserve your place please contact: The John Rylands University Library on tel: 0161 306 0555

Venue International Anthony Burgess Foundation Time & Date 6pm, Friday 17 October 2014 Price £6 / £4

Venue International Anthony Burgess Foundation

Rowan Williams

Time & Date 6pm, Thursday 11 December 2014 Price FREE (booking essential)

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MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY (MUMS) www.mumusicsociety.co.uk Completely student-led and open to all, Manchester University Music Society (MUMS) provides its members with a huge variety of performance opportunities all year round. As a welcoming and friendly community, the society is able to deliver an established programme of high-calibre concerts, whilst maintaining a fresh and exciting environment in which musicians can meet, collaborate, socialise and perform.

Evening Concerts MUMS Welcome Concert

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Elgar Selections from Wand of Youth Suites 1 and 2 Shostakovich Six Romances on Verses by English Poets Macmillan Credo

Time & Date 5pm, Sunday 28 September 2014

Manchester University Music Society begins its new season with new student conductors, Tim Edlin singing Shostakovich, and the new first years joining for Macmillan’s Credo.

Price £10.50 / £6.50 / £3

Conductors: Mark Heron, James Keirle, Rory Johnston, Michael Hope, Alex Robinson, Duncan Gallagher and Ellie Slorach. Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Saturday 18 October 2014

© Mike Fudge

Price £10.50 / £6.50 / £3

MUMS Symphony Orchestra Mahler Brahms Bruckner

Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 4 Academic Festival Overture Three Pieces for Orchestra

MUMS Symphony Orchestra returns with an exciting programme. Brahms’ dazzling Academic Festival Overture and Bruckner’s charming Three Pieces for Orchestra are performed alongside Mahler’s Magnificent Symphony No.4, featuring soprano soloist Aimee Presswood. Conductors: Mark Heron, Ellie Slorach and James Keirle.

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MUMS Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Barber Rob Corrin Mozart Barber Mozart

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Mutations on Bach New Work Serenade in E-flat, K375 Violin Concerto Symphony No. 36, ‘Linz’

Time & Date 7.30pm, Saturday 8 November 2014

Katie MacDonald plays Barber’s beautifully lyrical Violin Concerto in a programme that playfully contrasts classic and contemporary, including a new work by Rob Corrin.

Price £10.50 / £6.50 / £3

Conductors: Mark Heron, Michael Hope and Duncan Gallagher.

MUMS String Orchestra and Brass Ensembles Elgar Ireland Vaughan-Williams Callum Harrison Emma Wilde Dan Price

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Serenade for Strings Downland Suite Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus New Work New Work Tranquil Seas

Time & Date 7.30pm, Saturday 15 November 2014

Brass Band

Price £10.50 / £6.50 / £3

An exciting programme of works by British composers, including two new student compositions. Conductors: Alex Robinson, Duncan Gallagher and James Keirle.

Manchester University Wind Orchestra (MUWO)

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Ticheli Sundance Holst Suite in F McNeff Flute Concerto Sibelius Finlandia Malone Buffalo Milhaud Suite Française

Time & Date 7.30pm, Saturday 22 November 2014

MUWO open their concert season with an exciting programme of popular favourites, including Milhaud’s Suite Française. Soloist Jeremy Salter takes to the stage to perform Stephen McNeff’s Flute Concerto.

Price £10.50 / £6.50 / £3

Conductors: Rory Johnston, Alex Robinson and Michael Hope.

The University of Manchester Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

Venue The Whitworth Hall

Kodály Haydn

Time & Date 7.30pm, Sunday 30 November 2014

Missa Brevis Mass in Time of War

The University of Manchester Chorus opens its 2014/15 season with Kodály’s Missa Brevis and Haydn’s Mass in Time of War in keeping with commemorations for the 1st World War. Conducted by Justin Doyle, this promises to be a fantastic evening.

Price £12 / £9 / £3

Conductor: Justin Doyle

Manchester University Big Band (MUBB) Certain to entertain any audience, Manchester University Big Band returns to deliver an exciting and energetic set, filled with popular tunes you’ll be humming all night long! Be sure not to miss this hugely crowd-pleasing performance.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Thursday 4 December 2014

Big Band

Price £10.50 / £6.50 / £3

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Evening Concerts Ad Solem University of Manchester Chamber Choir Byrd Tippett Copland

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Mass for Five Voices Five Negro Spirituals Four Motets

Comprised of the University’s top singers, elite chamber choir Ad Solem return to the Cosmo Rodewald following a successful tour of Budapest earlier this year.

Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 5 December 2014

Ad Solem

Price £10.50 / £6.50 / £3

They will give a stunning performance of choral works, including Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices, Tippett’s Five Negro Spirituals and Copland’s Four Motets.

MUMS Festive Concert Reed Tchaikovsky Vaughan-Williams Rimsky-Korsakov

Russian Christmas Music Marche Slave Fantasia on Greensleeves Christmas Eve Suite

Join MUMS for an enchanting evening of festive favourites with a Russian influence. Conductors: Duncan Gallagher, Michael Hope, Rory Johnston, James Keirle and Alex Robinson.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Thursday 11 December 2014 Price £10.50 / £6.50 / £3

Forsyth, your complete music store in Manchester, since 1857. Delighted to support the Manchester University Music Society.

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

Piano Showcase A handful of the finest piano players in the Manchester University Music Society come together to perform a selection of the finest piano music ever written, spanning a history from the instruments conception to the present day.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 17 October 2014 Price FREE

Opera Scenes Students from the Manchester University Music Society perform a selection of chamber works including extracts from the new student opera, Alex Robinson’s Messalina. An exciting chance to experience young opera singers performing at the beginning of their careers.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 7 November 2014 Price FREE

Cosmo Singers

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

The Cosmo Singers conducted by Justin Doyle return to the Manchester University Music Society Concert Series to begin what will be their most ambitious season to date, continuing the high calibre of choral singing they have become renowned for.

Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 14 November 2014 Price FREE

Chamber Works Come enjoy two of the finest chamber works ever written, Mozart’s Oboe Quartet in F and Rachmaninoff’s Trio élégiaque No. 1 performed by Manchester University Music Society’s resident Oboe Quartet and Piano Trio.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 28 November 2014 Price FREE

Vocal Showcase

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

A great chance to sample the high standards of musical performance from Manchester University Music Society, including an exciting set from the recently decorated Manchester University Barbershop Society.

Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 5 December 2014 Barbershop Chorus

Manchester University Baroque Orchestra Students from the Manchester University Baroque Orchestra give a historically informed performance on the University’s reproduction instruments. This concert offers a unique and exciting opportunity to witness the ongoing collaborations between musicology and performance.

Price FREE Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Friday 12 December 2014 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.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 25 September 2014 Price FREE

Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa

Piano 4 Hands: Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa Poulenc Sonata for Two Pianos Dai Fujikura 3 Miniatures for Two Pianos John McCabe Basse Danse

International duo Piano 4 Hands makes a welcome return to The University of Manchester presenting a wide-ranging programme for two pianos featuring Poulenc’s towering masterpiece, John McCabe’s exhilarating Basse Danse and a newly commissioned work by Dai Fujikura.

Music in Time of War

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Lionel Handy (cello) Nigel Clayton (piano) Debussy Bax Martinu

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 2 October 2014

Cello sonata D minor (1915) Folk Tale (1918) Sonata No. 2 (1941)

Price FREE

Debussy’s late masterpiece was one of six intended sonatas. Bax’s Folk Tale is an elegiac introspective memorial piece from his days in Ireland. Martinu wrote his second sonata while exiled in the USA, and it is characteristic of his approachable 1940s style. Lionel Handy

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Fenella Humphreys (23 October)

Shakespeare à la Russe: Voice and Piano

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Frédéric Albou (bass-baritone) Michelle Assay (piano) Programme to include: Sonnet settings by Shostakovich, Weinberg, Kabalevsky and Sviridov

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 9 October 2014 Frédéric Albou

Michelle Assay

Russian composers have a long and distinguished history of engagement with Shakespeare. Today the fine French bass-baritone Frédéric Albou is joined by pianist Michelle Assay in settings of the Bard’s sonnets by Soviet composers Shostakovich, Weinberg, Kabalevsky and Sviridov.

Quatuor Danel

Price FREE

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Haydn Quartet in D, Op. 1 No. 3 Shostakovich Quartet No. 10 in A flat, Op. 118

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 16 October 2014

The Quatuor Danel’s tenth year at the University opens with a reminder of the infancy of the string quartet medium from Haydn’s first opus, composed in 1762, followed by the first of eight Shostakovich quartets in the season – a profound and stirring Soviet masterpiece featuring a blistering furioso Scherzo.

Quatuor Danel

Price FREE

Followed at 2.30pm by Quatuor Danel Seminar: Performing String Quartets (1) The Quatuor Danel and Professor Barry Cooper discuss issues in the performance of Classical and post-Classical string quartets.

Bach to the Future

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

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

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 23 October 2014 Price FREE

Violinist Fenella Humphreys performs new works by Piers Hellawell and Gordon Crosse from her Bach to the Future Project, alongside joyful music by Scott and Bach.

Fenella Humphreys

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WALTER CARROLL LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 6 November 2014 Price FREE

Piano Recital by Eliza McCarthy

Eliza McCarthy

Jonathan Harvey Tombeau de Messiaen George Crumb Processional Tansy Davies Loopholes and Lynchpins Luciano Berio 6 Encores Joe Cutler Buckley’s Hot Licks Eliza McCarthy, winner of the 2013 British Contemporary Piano Competition, performs works written over the last 50 years. Her interpretations combine the versatility of the piano and the theatricality of performance. Expect haunting strains of extended piano techniques, micro-tonal resonances and beat poetry! Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 13 November 2014 Price FREE

Quatuor Danel with Richard Whalley (piano) Tsung-Shien Yang Tchaikovsky Roslavets

Quatuor Danel

Sonata for Violin and Piano Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11 String Quartet No. 3

A sonata by Taiwan’s leading composer is followed by the most celebrated piece of chamber music by Tchaikovsky – a movement that famously moved Lev Tolstoy to tears - and a quartet by a disciple of Skryabin written in the turbulent early years of the Soviet Union. Followed at 2.30pm by Quatuor Danel Seminar: Masters of Composition A workshop of new string quartets by Masters students at the University.

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Harry Cameron-Penny (clarinet) and Alissa Firsova (piano) Programme to include: music by: Debussy, A. Firsova and Brahms

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

Clarinetist Harry Cameron-Penny made his 20 November 2014 Purcell Room and Southbank Centre solo Harry Cameron-Penny Alissa Firsova Price debut as a Park Lane Group Artist to critical FREE acclaim. At 18, Harry was a BBC ‘Classical Star’ finalist and has worked closely with Nigel Kennedy, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Alissa Firsova comes from a distinguished family of Russian composers and won the Guardian Young Composer Competition in 2001. She is also an accomplished pianist, and made her BBC Proms debut in 2009. She joins Harry for a delightful programme including works by Debussy, A. Firsova and Brahms. Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 27 November 2014 Price FREE

Richard Boothby

Richard Boothby (viola da gamba) Nicholas Hotman Sieur de Machy Dubuisson Jean de Sante-Colombe Philippe Hersant

Suite in D minor Suite in G major Suite in A minor Suite in D minor Le Chemin de Jérusalem

A recital of French music for solo viola da gamba from the 17th century, by Hotman, de Machy, Dubuisson and Sante-Colombe, with a recent work by Philippe Hersant. The bass viol was the solo instrument of the viol family, and became extremely popular in France during the 17th century, leading to the great flowering of the virtuoso music of Marais and Forqueray in the 18th century. The 17th century composers led the way in creating the French style with charming, beautifully proportioned suites.

Simon Turner (solo cello)

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Bach Suite No. 4 in Eb Sacher Variations by Britten, Berio, Lutoslawski and Ginastera Simon Turner, University cello tutor and cellist with the Hallé, performs Bach Suite No. 4 in Eb, and works commissioned by Rostropovich to celebrate Paul Sacher’s 70th birthday, by Britten, Berio, Lutoslawski and Ginastera.

Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 4 December 2014

Simon Turner

Quatuor Danel Shostakovich Smetana

Quartet No. 1 in C, Op. 49 Quartet No. 1 in E minor (‘From my Life’)

Composed in the aftermath of Stalin’s Great Terror, Shostakovich’s long-delayed first quartet is a deceptively innocent affair. In complete contrast Smetana’s first quartet is painfully autobiographical, its last movement famously representing the tinnitus that led to his deafness. Followed at 2.30pm by Quatuor Danel Seminar: Doctors and Philosophers of Composition A workshop of student quartets in Classical style with the Quatuor Danel and Professor Barry Cooper.

Price FREE Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 11 December 2014 Price FREE

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QUATUOR DANEL The University of Manchester’s internationally renowned resident string quartet. The Quatuor Danel’s tenth season at the University features eight quartets by Shostakovich, alongside beloved Austro-German favourites by Haydn, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms, passionate masterpieces from Eastern Europe by Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Smetana, Janáček and Enescu, and new works by leading composers from France and Taiwan as well as the University’s own Camden Reeves. The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series, which is supported by the Ida Carroll Trust.

Lunchtime Concert Haydn Shostakovich

Quartet in D, Op. 1 No. 3 Quartet No. 10 in A flat, Op. 118

The Quatuor Danel’s tenth year at the University opens with a reminder of the infancy of the string quartet medium from Haydn’s first opus, composed in 1762, followed by the first of eight Shostakovich quartets in the season – a profound and stirring Soviet masterpiece featuring a blistering furioso Scherzo. Followed at 2.30pm by Quatuor Danel Seminar: Performing String Quartets (1) The Quatuor Danel and Professor Barry Cooper discuss issues in the performance of Classical and post-Classical string quartets.

Evening Concert Borodin Enescu Shostakovich

Quartet No. 2 in D Quartet No. 2 in G Quartet No. 3 in F, Op. 73

Three glorious string quartets from Eastern Europe, from the tunefulness of Borodin (his slow movement immortalised in the musical Kismet) to the symphonic depths of post-war Shostakovich, via the pungency of Enescu, combining Francophile sophistication with his roots in Romanian folk music.

Lunchtime Concert Tsung-Shien Yang Tchaikovsky Roslavets

Sonata for Violin and Piano Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11 String Quartet No. 3

A sonata by Taiwan’s leading composer is followed by the most celebrated piece of chamber music by Tchaikovsky – a movement that famously moved Lev Tolstoy to tears - and a quartet by a disciple of Skryabin written in the turbulent early years of the Soviet Union.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 16 October 2014 Price FREE

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 17 October 2014 Price £14 / £9 / £3 Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 13 November 2014 Price FREE

Followed at 2.30pm by Quatuor Danel Seminar: Masters of Composition A workshop of new string quartets by Masters students at the University.

Evening Concert Mosolov Tsung-Shien Yang Tchaikovsky

Quartet No. 1 String Quartet (2012) Quartet No. 2 in F, Op. 22

A quartet by a controversial Soviet modernist (composer of the notorious Iron Foundry) precedes a new work from Taiwan’s leading composer (premièred by the Quatuor Danel on their first visit to Taiwan) and the most genial and boisterous of Tchaikovsky’s three quartets.

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QUATUOR DANEL

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 14 November 2014 Price £14 / £9 / £3


Lunchtime Concert Shostakovich Smetana

Quartet No. 1 in C, Op. 49i Quartet No. 1 in E minor (‘From my Life’)

Composed in the aftermath of Stalin’s Great Terror, Shostakovich’s longdelayed first quartet is a deceptively innocent affair. In complete contrast Smetana’s first quartet is painfully autobiographical, its last movement famously representing the tinnitus that led to his deafness. Followed at 2.30pm by Quatuor Danel Seminar: Emulating the Classics A workshop of student quartets in Classical style with the Quatuor Danel and Professor Barry Cooper.

Evening Concert Shostakovich Janácek Shostakovich

Quartet No. 6 in G, Op. 101 Quartet No. 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ Quartet No. 5 in B flat, Op. 92

A triptych of 20th-century masterworks: Janácek’s hyper-intense Kreutzer Sonata based on Tolstoy, framed by one of Shostakovich’s most lyrical yet enigmatic quartets (No. 6) and one of his most emotionally wide-ranging and symphonic (No. 5).

Open House The University of Manchester and its internationally-renowned resident string quartet, Quatuor Danel, invite you to join in another fantastic musicmaking opportunity.

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 1.10pm, Thursday 11 December 2014 Price FREE

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Friday 12 December 2014 Price £14 / £9 / £3 Venue Venues across the Martin Harris Centre Time & Dates

Everyone is welcome to participate in the event, which will feature coaching by ALL DAY individual members of the Quatuor Danel and Professor David Fanning, who will Friday 23 January also take part in end-of-day discussions/workshops. Sunday 25 January Taking place 23-25 January 2015, the event is offered to amateurs, professionals 2015 and students, and participants should all be in established ensembles, from Price duos upwards. We will endeavour to offer each group attending for two days or £63 / £21 more a minimum of three coaching sessions with our resident experts.

Quatuor Danel Ticket Information 2014 - 2015

Please note that there is reserved seating for all Quatuor Danel Friday evening concerts at the MHC. Seating for all lunchtime concerts is unreserved. For information on the full 2014/2015 season, please visit the website.

Ticket

Description

Price / concession

Single Ticket Pricing

Performances in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Flexi 5

Choose 5 evening Danel Concerts

Season

Season ticket for the 2014/2015 season

£14 / £9 / £3 £42 / £34 £52.50 / 42

online ticket sales: www.quaytickets.com

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NEW MUSIC Sines & Squares Festival Analogue Electronics and Modular Synthesis “Sines & Squares” is one of UK’s first festivals and concert series celebrating the recent resurgence of analogue and modular synthesizers. It will feature some of the most renown UK and international performers, composers, lecturers and designers working with Buchla, Serge, Eurorack, Hordijk and EMS modular systems. A novel workshop from Tom Bugs of Bugbrand will introduce attendees to how to build their own analogue synthesizer/processor. The event will feature concerts of live modular free improvisation, fixed media compositions rooted in modular synthesis, theoretical “patchbay sessions” with papers and presentations focused on modular synthesis.

Events will take place at The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama and at Islington Mill. Events at the Islington Mill (workshop, live improvisations and demos) Please check the festival website for details: www.sines-squares.org For details about the festival registration fee and Tom Bugs of Bugbrand workshop, please check the festival website www.sines-squares.org www.islingtonmill.com www.novars.manchester.ac.uk

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NEW MUSIC

Venue John Thaw Studio Theatre Times & Dates 6-7pm, Saturday 25 October 2014 7.30-8.30pm, Saturday 25 October 2014 2-3pm, Sunday 26 October 2014 Price £8.50 / £5.50 / £3


VAGANZA

Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Landscapes, Ceremonies and Meditations: Music from Taiwan, Japan and Korea.

Times & Dates 1.10pm, Friday 21 November 2014

Vaganza celebrates the unforgettable flavours of music from East Asia to celebrate Taiwan’s leading contemporary composer Tsung-Hsien Yang’s visit to Manchester.

7.30pm, Friday 21 November 2014 Price Lunchtime concert FREE

1.10pm Lunchtime concert Programme includes: Toshio Hosakawa Memory Isang Yun Memory Student composers new works

Evening concert £8.50 / £5.50 / £3

7.30pm Evening concert Programme includes: Toru Takemitsu Rain Coming Tsung-Hsien Yang Meditations on an Imaginary Ceremonial for 10 percussionists Student composers new works

Tsung-Hsien Yang

MHC Box Office tel: 0161 275 8951

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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.

Venue John Thaw Studio Theatre Time & Dates 7pm, Thursday 18 September 2014 7pm, Friday 19 September 2014 Price £5.50 / £3

Welcome Week Production Working Theatre Progress and Hartshorn-Hook Productions present

Away From Home

Written by Rob Ward and Martin Jameson Directed by Martin Jameson Kyle is comfortable with his life as a male escort until the day he is hired by a premiership footballer, and finds himself falling in love. But can Kyle maintain a relationship with a closeted footballer in a country where not one pro player is out? Can he go on pretending that the homophobia endemic in the game is nothing to do with him? Does he know what a relationship means, when, for him, sex has only ever been a transaction? Can he ever tell his friends – and his family – the truth? Hailed by The Independent as ‘a singularly brave and extraordinary piece of theatre’, Away From Home has been playing to sell-out audiences since it opened the 24:7 Festival in 2013, and where it scooped two awards: the Equity Vicky Allan Memorial Award for Best Show of the Festival and Best Actor for Rob Ward’s tour-de-force portrayal of male escort, Kyle. Away From Home has also since garnered other prestigious industry awards including the Manchester Theatre Awards for Best Fringe Performance and Best New Play, and Rob Ward has received an Off West End Award nomination for Best Actor. An edgy, moving and subversive one man show laced with sharp humour, Away From Home goes in for a hard tackle on football’s last taboo. Please note: - Contains sexually explicit content, coarse language and partial nudity - Only recommended for ages 15+ We are delighted to welcome back Rob Ward, who graduated from The University of Manchester’s Drama department in 2008.

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University of Manchester Drama Society: Autumn Showcase Showcasing the best of Manchester’s student produced work, the society provide an insight into the creative efforts of one of the University’s biggest societies. As a prelude to Manchester’s In-Fringe Theatre Awards (MIFTAs), the John Thaw Studio Theatre production is the highlight of the season. Tickets are available from the University of Manchester Students’ Union. Please call Box Office 0161 275 4278

Venue John Thaw Studio Theatre Time & Dates 7pm, Wednesday 19 November 2014 7pm, Thursday 20 November 2014 7pm, Friday 21 November 2014 Price £5.50 / £4.50 / £4 Drama Society Members

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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.

Venue John Thaw Studio Theatre Time & Dates 1.05pm, Wednesday 24 September – Wednesday 19 November 2014 Price 9 lessons at £4 per lesson (total payable £36)

‘Latin Fever’ Dance Classes Learn to Dance “Strictly Style” Due to popular demand we’re bringing Ballroom back to the Martin Harris Centre! Would you like to learn the most popular Latin dances around? Whether you’ve danced with us before or are a complete novice, you’ll love these new Latin routines. Our dance classes are the ideal place for learning in a nice, informal and friendly atmosphere. You will receive expert dance tuition from Mark Rowbottom who manages “Steppin’ Out” dance centre. Mark, who has more than twenty years dance experience, will guide you through a fabulous selection of the Latin American dances. Dances will include the slow and sensual Rumba, the energetic and rhythmic Salsa, and the passionate and fiery Paso Doblé - release your inner MATADOR! The 9-week course is suitable for those with no or little dance experience and partners aren’t essential. Join us on your lunch hour and you’ll learn a new and impressive skill, whilst having fun and getting fit at the same time! Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. These classes form part of the University’s wellbeing initiative. This is what some of our 2013 participants think of the classes: “It was fabulous. Wonderful. Best hour of the week. Thanks for organising it.” “Had lots of fun. Great teacher. Love dancing. Good to meet new people.”

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Venue John Thaw Studio Theatre Time & Date 8pm, Saturday 4 October 2014 Price £8 (no concessions)

John Hegley

John Hegley

English performance poet, comedian, musician and songwriter

“New and Selected Potatoes” To celebrate his French roots and the early music tradition of the University’s music undergraduates, poet and performer John Hegley will perform pieces inspired by the grumpy, but brilliant Baroque composer and theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau. Alongside other recent verses about John Keats, polar bears and walnut trees, he will tread the more familiar land of dogs, dads, potatoes and his grumpy, but not so brilliant brother-in-law. Poet, comic, singer, songwriter and glasses-wearer, John Hegley has captivated and devastated audiences all over the country, in theatres and festivals, at gigs at the Edinburgh Festival, and with numerous appearances on radio and television. This event will feature the music of an early music Baroque ensemble made up of talented University music students, playing in the bar before the event and during the interval. Deep and daft. Come and sing. Devised largely for adults but has proved tolerable for some 9-year-olds. “It’s easy to see why John Hegley is one of the country’s most popular contemporary poets.” The Telegraph Suitable for all adults and children aged 9+ £8.00 (no concessions)

online ticket sales: www.quaytickets.com

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WE WELCOME House of Orphans and International Anthony Burgess Foundation present

One Hand Clapping Janet doesn’t want their lives to change that much – she’s quite happy working at the supermarket, cooking for her husband three times a day, watching quiz shows in the evening. But once Howard unleashes his photographic brain on the world, the once modest used-car salesman can’t seem to stop. And what he sees as the logical conclusion to his success isn’t something Janet can agree to.

Venue John Thaw Studio Theatre Time & Dates 7pm, Thursday 30 October 2014 7pm, Friday 31 October 2014 Price £6 / £4

Venue John Thaw Studio Theatre Time & Date 2pm, Saturday 1 November 2014 Price FREE (Booking recommended)

Y Touring Theatre Company presents

Hungry: A play about food, nutrition and obesity Food and the way we produce food are at the heart of the social, environmental issues and health challenges we face today. There is a global nutrition crisis with a dual problem of hunger and obesity. There is an increasing recognition that what and how people eat is intrinsically linked to factors such as poverty and wellbeing. Hungry by Sarah Daniels is a filmed performance of Y Touring Theatre Company’s most recent play. It is a contemporary drama with humour, which tells the story of two very different UK families whose lives are interlinked, exploring the themes of under nutrition, diabetes, obesity and the recent debate around sugary drinks. Susanna is a lawyer in the process of making a fortune representing a global fizzy drinks company, whilst Ruby is her cleaner whose family depends on food banks. Sarah Daniels is a popular and critically acclaimed writer and has had two collections of her plays published by Methuen. There will be a Q & A session with the play’s director Nigel Townsend and others after the performance to discuss the issues raised. The film is suitable for audiences aged 14+ Please note that you can confirm your attendance by contacting Box Office on 0161 275 8951 or by emailing your full name and contact details to boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk

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Venue Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall Time & Date 7.30pm, Thursday 27 November 2014 Price FREE (Booking recommended)

Jim Rose Lecture with Greg Dyke (Chairman of the Football Association)

Greg Dyke

The annual Jim Rose Lecture is an evening devoted to the work and memory of Jim Rose, co-founder of the Runnymede Trust in 1968. From then until his death in 1999, Jim Rose’s contribution and devotion to racial justice and civil rights was unwavering and unbroken. The Runnymede Trust established the Jim Rose Lecture to mark his enduring legacy and to continue the struggle for racial justice. This year’s Jim Rose Lecture is titled ‘Tackling Discrimination: football, media and the pursuit of equality’ and will be delivered by Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke. About the speaker: Greg Dyke became the Independent Chairman of The Football Association in July 2013. He enjoyed a long and distinguished career in journalism and broadcasting, most notably rising to become Director General of the BBC having also been Managing Director of London Weekend Television and Chairman of ITV Sport. He is also Chairman of both the British Film Institute and Europe’s largest theatre group, ATG. The event has been organised by The Runnymede Trust in collaboration with the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. This lecture is free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend. Please note that you can confirm your attendance by contacting Box Office on 0161 275 8951 or by emailing your full name and contact details to boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk

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How to find us

Getting here

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

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.

Box office:

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.

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).

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The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall and the John Thaw Studio Theatre can both be found within the Martin Harris Centre. Sat Nav: Please do not rely on your satellite navigation system to find the Martin Harris Centre, as our postcode covers the entire University of Manchester campus. As an alternative, we would advise patrons to use Google maps. 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. Metrolink services run between Altrincham and Bury, East Didsbury and Rochdale, Eccles and Droylsden, 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 multistorey car park off Booth Street West, opposite the Royal Northern College of Music. Parking costs ÂŁ2.00 from 4pm to midnight weekdays, ÂŁ2.00 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.

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Access

Box Office Information

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

Booking tickets Tickets for our events can be purchased directly from the Martin Harris Centre box office during opening times. Tickets purchased in this way are not subject to either a booking fee or a postage fee. Alternatively tickets can be purchased from the Centre’s sales agent Quaytickets. Please note that tickets bought from Quaytickets will be subject to a booking fee and also a non-refundable postage fee. The booking fee charged by Quaytickets is 10% of the face value of the ticket (minimum £1.25 per ticket). • 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’. • 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.

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. 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. 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 been fitted with an infra-red induction loop. Receivers for this 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. Babes in Arms: Attendance to appropriate events for children under 2 years is free. Children under 2 years must have a ticket to attend the performance, must be seated in the lap of the accompanying adult ticket holder and may not occupy a seat. The ticket may be obtained in advance or on the door. Please contact box office for further information. Check individual event listings for any age restrictions.

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 (9.30am-8pm Mon-Sat and 10am-8pm Sun) 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 The Martin Harris Centre offers concessions, subject to availability and on presentation of the relevant I.D. to: • Under 18s • Students in full-time education • Senior citizens (Over 60s) • Unwaged • A free ticket is available to any essential companion accompanying a disabled patron. Please contact Box Office. • For certain events a group discount of 10% is available to groups of 10 or more. Please contact Box Office for more information. Concession prices are shown where they apply. The prices do not refer to differently priced seat sections.

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Eating and drinking

Comments

Café Arts based in the foyer of the Martin Harris Centre, serves coffee, teas, cold drinks and light refreshments. The café is open from 9.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday and is also open for weekend and evening events. To save time during the interval you can preorder your drinks at Café Arts. For further information please contact Box Office on 0161 275 8951.

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, Bridgeford Street, off Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL.

Chancellors Collection: Patrons can enjoy delicious locally sourced food served by friendly staff at any of the Chancellors Collection venues: Christie’s Bistro, Oxford Road Tel: 0161 275 7702 Café Muse, Manchester Museum Tel: 0161 275 2675 Café Rylands, The John Rylands Library Tel: 0161 306 6531

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 email mhcreception@manchester.ac.uk

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, Bridgeford Street, off Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

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Terms and 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 Front of House Manager. Please examine your tickets at the time of purchase to ensure that all details are correct. When processing your booking, Box Office staff will ask for your contact details. This information may be used to keep you informed of forthcoming events at the Martin Harris Centre with your agreement. Concessionary prices are available on production of the appropriate identification, for under 18’s, students in full time education, senior citizens (Over 60s) and unwaged. 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. Latecomers who are not admitted are in no way entitled to a refund. The unauthorised use of cameras, video or any other form of recording equipment is strictly prohibited. Please ensure that mobile phones are switched off or operate on silent.

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IN PERFORMANCE EVENTS AUTUMN-WINTER 2014 Date

Time

6 October

6.30pm

11 October

3pm

12 October

Event

Venue

Page

Colm Tóibín and Sebastian Barry “In Conversation”

Cosmo

6

Sir Peter Blake: Under Milk Wood

Cosmo

6

6.30pm

Martin Amis and Nick Laird “In Conversation”

Cosmo

7

13 October

6.30pm

Suzannah Dunn and Maria McCann: History Girls

Chets

7

14 October

6pm

Ian McGuire and Adam Begley “In Conversation”

IABF

7

17 October

6pm

Tom Pickard and Alex Gillis “In Conversation”

IABF

7

11 December

6pm

Poetry reading with Rowan Williams

JRUL

7

WCLC: Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa

Cosmo

12

MUMS: Welcoming concert

Cosmo

8

Literature

Music 25 September

1.10pm

28 September

5pm

2 October

1.10pm

WCLC: Music in Time of War: Lionel Handy (cello) Nigel Clayton (piano)

Cosmo

12

9 October

1.10pm

WCLC: Shakespeare à la Russe: Voice and Piano

Cosmo

13

16 October

1.10pm

WCLC: Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert

Cosmo

16

16 October

2.30pm

Quatuor Danel Seminar

Cosmo

16

17 October

1.10pm

MUMS: Piano Showcase

Cosmo

11

17 October

7.30pm

Quatuor Danel evening concert

Cosmo

16

18 October

7.30pm

MUMS: Symphony Orchestra

Cosmo

8

23 October

1.10pm

WCLC: Bach to the Future: Fenella Humphreys (violin)

Cosmo

13

25-26 October

various

Sines & Squares Festival

various

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6 November

1.10pm

WCLC: Piano Recital by Eliza McCarthy

Cosmo

14

7 November

1.10pm

MUMS: Opera Scenes

Cosmo

11

8 November

7.30pm

MUMS: Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

Cosmo

9

13 November

1.10pm

WCLC: Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert

Cosmo

16

13 November

2.30pm

Quatuor Danel Seminar

Cosmo

16

14 November

1.10pm

MUMS: Cosmo Singers

Cosmo

11

14 November

7.30pm

Quatuor Danel evening concert

Cosmo

16

15 November

7.30pm

MUMS: String Orchestra and Brass Ensembles

Cosmo

9

20 November

1.10pm

WCLC: Harry Cameron-Penny (clarinet) Alissa Firsova (piano)

Cosmo

15

21 November

1.10pm

VAGANZA Lunchtime concert

Cosmo

19

21 November

7.30pm

VAGANZA evening concert

Cosmo

19

22 November

7.30pm

MUMS: Manchester University Wind Orchestra (MUWO)

Cosmo

9

27 November

1.10pm

WCLC: Richard Boothby (viola da gamba)

Cosmo

15

28 November

1.10pm

MUMS: Chamber Works

Cosmo

11

30 November

7.30pm

MUMS: The University of Manchester Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

4 December

1.10pm

4 December 5 December

TWH

9

WCLC: Simon Turner (solo cello)

Cosmo

15

7.30pm

MUMS: Manchester University Big Band (MUBB)

Cosmo

9

1.10pm

MUMS: Vocal Showcase

Cosmo

11

5 December

7.30pm

MUMS: Ad Solem

Cosmo

10

11 December

1.10pm

WCLC: Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert

Cosmo

17

11 December

2.30pm

Quatuor Danel Seminar

Cosmo

17

11 December

7.30pm

MUMS: Festive Concert

Cosmo

10

12 December

1.10pm

MUMS: Manchester University Baroque Orchestra

Cosmo

11

12 December

7.30pm

Quatuor Danel evening concert

Cosmo

17

18-19 September

7pm

Welcome Week production Away from Home

JTST

20

19-21 November

7pm

UMDS Autumn Showcase

JTST

21

24 Sept-19 Nov

1.05pm

Latin Fever Dance Classes (9 week course 24 Sept-19 Nov)

JTST

22

4 October

8pm

Performance Poet John Hegley

JTST

23

30-31 October

7pm

House of Orphans and IABF present One Hand Clapping

JTST

24

1 November

2pm

Y Touring Theatre Company presents Hungry

JTST

24

27 November

7.30pm

Cosmo

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Drama

We Welcome

Jim Rose Lecture with Greg Dyke

Cosmo = Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall JTST = John Thaw Studio Theatre MUMS = Manchester University Music Society WCLC = Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concerts

Chets = Chethams School of Music IABF = International Anthony Burgess Foundation JRUL = John Rylands University Library TWH = The Whitworth Hall

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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 MHCentre @MHCentre www.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre

Royal Charter Number RC000797 DW1043 07.14

Mhc events programme autumn 2014  

Martin Harris Centre events programme Autumn 2014