Classical Music in Manchester and the North

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Looking ahead to the Spring season, Manchester’s classical music calendar is filled to the brim with exciting concerts. Below, we select our top season highlights from the city’s major ensembles, orchestras and institutions.

This includes the BBC Philharmonic 2019/20 Concert Season. Performing over 100 concerts a year for broadcast on BBC Radio 3, the orchestra is a tour de force across Manchester and its neighbouring cities. Their new season ranges from concert-hall rarities to established classics.

We also explore The Hallé 2019-20 Season. Ranking amongst the world’s top symphonic ensembles, the Hallé will perform a brilliant range of symphonies, concertos, vocal works, operas and more at The Bridgewater Hall.

Onto The Stoller Hall, we write about everything from folk to Americana to English traditional music, with highlights of the venue’s Spring Season including Eliza Carthy, The Grahams and Sam Sweeney.

Also check out the exciting upcoming season from The Stoller Hall’s ‘Orchestra In Association’: the Northern Chamber Orchestra.

Finally, the RNCM Spring Season has been announced, and we can’t wait to tell you about it! Read our top five picks from the season, including boldly programmed concerts, a pioneering opera and a thought-provoking short film showcase.

Find all of this and more in the guide below, which features a handpicked selection of the best upcoming classical music concerts in the north.

Here are our picks

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The Hallé 2019-20 Season

From a brilliant range of symphonies, concertos, vocal works, operas and more, we select our five top picks from the Hallé’s 2019-20 season.

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BBC Philharmonic 2019/20 Concert Season

An outstanding orchestra live in a world-class concert hall – read about the BBC Philharmonic’s 2019-20 season at The Bridgewater Hall.

Northern Chamber Orchestra
Music Until 15 May 2020,

Northern Chamber Orchestra 2019/20 Season

Northern Chamber Orchestra’s 2019/20 Season features the likes of violinists Chloe Hanslip and Anthony Marwood; pianist Martin James Bartlett; percussionist Colin Currie; and their President, cellist, Raphael Wallfisch.

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The Stoller Hall Spring Season

Spanning a plethora of genres, from classical to folk to Americana, The Stoller Hall’s Spring season is an eclectic delight. Read about it here.

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Co-lab Theory at Gorilla

Featuring eight emerging artists from Manchester and the north, Reform Radio presents the culmination of their latest artist-led project, Co-lab Theory.

Music 30 January 2020 7:00 pm, from £14

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Music 30 January 2020 7:30 pm, from £11

Jacques Greene at YES

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Music 31 January 2020 9:00 pm, from £15

Zutekh Presents: Mall Grab/Special Request/Lone

Featuring Mall Grab, Special Request and Lone, this off-season event by The Warehouse Project is getting us excited.

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