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What's on at the Martin Harris Centre.

19 Nov 2008

This week's music and drama events.

MUSIC

Friday 21 November 2008, 1.10pm & 7.30pm
Vaganza

  • My Fellow Americans - William Bolcom
  • The Graceful Ghost Rag - Malone (premiere: piano quartet)
  • New works by student composers
  • Plus various sonic surprises in the foyer throughout the day!

Who would have guessed that University of Manchester composer Kevin Malone is 50 this year? VAGANZA celebrates with a day of serious musical fun.

The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall 1.10pm FREE & 7.30pm £4 / £2

Saturday 22 November 2008, 7.30pm
Manchester University Wind Orchestra & Manchester University Wind Ensemble

Three British composers and their take on three American scenes intermingle between Mark Camphouse's moving work Elegy and Gregson's effervescent Concerto for Piano and Wind.

The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall £8 / £5 / £3

Thursday 27 November 2008, 1.10pm
David Fanning & Richard Whalley - piano duo

The Paris premiere of The Rite of Spring in May 1913 provoked a scandal, thanks to Nizhinsky's choreography and Stravinsky's tumultuous score.

The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall FREE

Friday 28 November 2008, 1.10pm
The University of Manchester Brass Ensemble

The University of Manchester Brass Ensemble takes to the stage in a lunchtime concert featuring Hindemith's Konzertmusik.

The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall FREE

Friday 28 November 2008, 7.30pm
The University of Manchester Big Band

The University of Manchester Big Band present an evening of original music for Big Band combined with groundbreaking music of its time by Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter.

The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall £8 / £5 / £3

DRAMA

Wednesday 26 - Friday 28 November 2008, 7pm
No Wonder

The University of Manchester Drama Society presents... No Wonder

The John Thaw Studio Theatre £5 / £4

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