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This week at the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama.

12 Mar 2008

George Orwell's 1984 and Delights of the Danube from Lancashire Sinfonietta.

The Martin Harris Centre's current season is packed with a diverse range of exciting events. If you haven't already seen our new brochure, please pick one up from around the University or check out our website for full details.

This week sees The University of Manchester Drama Society InFringe Festival presenting George Orwell's thought-provoking play 1984 - Winston Smith endures a squalid existence in Oceania under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. His life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair with a mysterious girl named Julia, and commits the crime of independent thought. Showing on Wednesday12, Thursday 13 and Friday 14 March at 7pm - tickets are still available for each night.

Our final event before the Easter break is a visit from the Lancashire Sinfonietta with Delights of The Danube on Friday 14 March at 7pm. The programme includes pieces by Mozart, Strauss and Bartok. Featuring sensational Tenor, Alfie Boe and virtuoso violinist, Bradley Creswick, the Sinfonietta will take you on a journey of a lifetime, down the beautiful Blue Danube - not to be missed.

Looking further ahead, we have just announced details of the Quatuor Danel Open House weekend which is taking place Friday 13 to Sunday 15 June at the Martin Harris Centre. This three day event is a fabulous music-making opportunity with the Quatuor Danel and Professor David Fanning coaching students and members of the public, directing sight-seeing sessions and taking part in informal concerts alongside those ensembles who wish to perform in public.

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