Before the year’s out, we have some great gigs and concerts to enjoy. Later this month, Manchester stalwarts The Mouse Outfit will be driving home for Christmas at Band on the Wall, whilst local lad Werkha will be playing a unique set across the road at The Loft. On the other side of the new year we have darkwave duo Boy Harsher, Songhoy Blues and Field Music to look forward to, as well as some exciting concerts at RNCM, one of which will be given by the inimitable trombonist Christian Lindberg. Scroll down for more.
Here are our picks
Perfect for winter, this concert by the Hallé celebrates the two towering figures of Scandinavian classical music – Sibelius and Grieg. The programme includes Grieg’s much-loved Peer Gynt Suiteas well as Sibelius’ stirring tribute to his homeland, Finlandia.
Band on the Wall are offering a series of taster sessions which will help young people learn how to sing, play and discover new music. Learn more about these sessions here.
Guess who’s driving home for Christmas? It’s Manchester stalwarts and hip-hop kings The Mouse Outfit, of course. They’ll be bringing their energetic live show to (a soon to be sold out) Band on the Wall on the 18 November.
If you’re finding that the Christmas spirit still eludes you, then look no further than the Hallé Christmas Extravaganza. Joined by guest artist Noah Stewart, the Hallé will perform a programme filled with Christmas classics.
Witness first-hand the astonishing technique and uninhibited performance style of the most famous trombone player in the world, Christian Lindberg.
Mali natives Songhoy Blues are bringing their blend of African rhythms and vocals with blues guitar traditions to Band on the Wall on the 23rd of January. A perfect way to dance off the post-Christmas blues.
Field Music are bringing an original piece of music and animation to Imperial War Museum North as part of the Making A New World exhibition.
Manchester’s newest concert hall continues to push boundaries with its upcoming Autumn/Winter season – from a brand new audiovisual work to celebrate 100 years of votes for women to a one-off staging of a dark adaptation of A Christmas Carol, via a visit by the world-renowned Gould Trio and a year-long series celebrating outstanding pianists who studied at Chetham’s.
The RNCM Autumn Season is a showcase of originality, wherein a spotlight is shined on musical innovators from across the world.
Millions of listeners enjoy BBC Philharmonic concerts on Radio 3, recorded or broadcast live from the outstanding acoustic of The Bridgewater Hall, making this orchestra one of the most widely heard in the country.
We look forward to a truly exciting season of concerts from the Hallé, whose 2018-19 is filled with music that pinpoints vital moments in our cultural history, from Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ to Janáček’s ‘The Glagolitic Mass’.
Adapted from the cult film by Mel Brooks, The Royal Exchange are set to delight with their Christmas musical – The Producers.
Featuring some of Puccini’s most famous arias, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi are beautifully linked by a common thread – a tragic opera about death, followed by a witty farce that explores the same theme.
Join Audrey Arden-Jones in the People’s History Museum’s Radical Lates series where she’ll be performing poetry by female authors involved in the campaign for women’s suffrage.
Nothing is more festive than The Hallé at Christmas. We are inching ever closer to that merry old time of year, and as usual the Hallé has a wonderful Christmas season lined up. Here are our top picks!
Performing Howard Blake’s wonderful score, the Hallé will provide a live accompaniment for a screening of Raymond Briggs’ animated classic, The Snowman.