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Events at the Martin Harris Centre

25 Apr 2012

Manchester University Baroque Orchestra (27 April) * The University of Manchester Chorus and Symphony Orchestra (28 April) * Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series - Café Mozart presents: Haydn à l’anglaisee (3 May).

Friday 27 April 2012 (1.10pm)
Manchester University Baroque Orchestra

Venue: The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama
Admission Price: FREE

Join the University's own period-performance ensemble for a concert celebrating some of the favourites of the drawing rooms and concert rooms of Baroque England, including one of Handel's best-known concerti grossi, a ground for recorders by Purcell, and trio sonatas by Charles Avison.

Saturday 28 April 2012 (7.30pm)
The University of Manchester Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

Venue: The Whitworth Hall
Admission Price: £12 / £9 / £3

Manchester University Chorus performs Tippett’s inspirational and spiritual Child of Our Time, with Manchester University Symphony Orchestra. Stemming from the political turmoil of the 1930s, the work captures many moods and styles. The orchestra are playing Sibelius’ 7th and final symphony.

Thursday 3 May 2012 (1.10pm)
Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series - Café Mozart presents: Haydn à l’anglaisee

Venue: The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama
Admission Price: FREE

When Haydn came to England in 1791 his songs were already available in English versions that differed somewhat from what had left Vienna. Furthermore his pupil Thomas Haigh ‘of Manchester’ went on to convert some of his English Canzonettas into keyboard Rondos.