Sarah Field: saxophone & Mike Hamnett: marimba
Friday 2 March 2007, 7.30pm, Bruntwood Theatre, RNCM
Chaplinoperas, London Sinfonietta
London Sinfonietta reaches back across time and into the stories of three silent Charlie Chaplin films, with Benedict Mason's live score adding rich layers of humour and insight to these classic films.
Friday 2nd March 2007, 7.30pm, The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Rihm Quartettsatz (Quartet No 9)
Saturday 3 March 2007, 7.30pm, The Bridgewater Hall
Sunday 4 March 2007, 13:00, 16:15, Cornerhouse
Mitchell & Kenyon - Manchester and Salford Collection
Mitchell & Kenyon's archival footage of Edwardian England return to Cornerhouse for this special programme of films of Manchester and Salford. The programme will be narrated by Mitchell & Kenyon Collection curator, Vanessa Toulmin and accompanied by specially commissioned scores from RNCM students, performed by fellow students joining Neil Brand on the piano.
Sunday 4 March 2007, 7.30pm, The Bridgewater Hall
Alison Balsom: trumpet & David Goode: organ
incl. works by Naji Hakim & James Weeks
Friday 9th March 2007 - Sunday 11 March 2007, The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
MANTIS SOUTH-NORTH 2007
MANTIS SOUTH-NORTH 2007 presents a wide range of electroacoustic music performances and workshops exploring the idea of South and North.
Music for live electronics and acoustic instruments, fixed media (acousmatic) and video and workshops with composers, performers and engineers.
Wednesday 14 March 2007, 7pm onwards, greenroom
MANTIS: In Motion
Live improvised laptop sets, electronic soundscapes and cutting-edge sound art.
Thursday 15 March 2007, 7.30pm, RNCM
Nothing Like the Sun
Music, Sonnets and Film from Opera North and The Royal Shakespeare Company.
In this brand new work for eight musicians and three voices, Gavin Bryars' music flows through and around a personal selection of Shakespeare's sonnets. In the first half individual sonnets are set by guest composers including Alexander Balanescu, Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons) and Natalie Merchant. The evening is accompanied by a specially commissioned film and is musically directed by James Holmes.
Friday 16 March 2007, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama
The University of Manchester New Music Ensemble
13:10 Lunchtime Concert
17:00 Electroacoustic Concert (Bragg Theatre)
18:30 Pre-Concert talk with Henrik Hellstenius
19:30 Evening Concert
To include performances of:
Tristan Murail, Treize couleurs du soleil couchant, Helmut Lachenmann, temA
Henrik Hellstenius, Stirrings Still, Gérard Grisey, Partiels
Friday 16 March 2007, 7.30pm, RNCM
Hans Werner Henze El Cimarrón
Friday 16 March 2007, 9.00pm, RNCM (free event)
Esa Pekka Salonen, Mania
Saturday 17 March 2007, 7.30pm, The Bridgewater Hall
Dallapiccola, Variations for Orchestra
Monday 19 March 2007, 7.30pm, RNCM
Momentum: Graham Fitkin and Tim Garland
Wednesday 21 March 2007, 1.00pm, St. Ann's Church, Manchester
Curious Gestures - a concert of contemporary music featuring composers and performers from the RNCM.
Paul-Isaac Franks, Peter Fahey, Natalie Dick, David Onac, Michael Doherty
Thursday 22nd March 2007, 7.30pm, The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Ad Solem - The University of Manchester Chamber Choir
20th Century works for choir
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March 2007, Martin Harris Music Centre
Compose with Psappha - a composers' weekend of musical creativity
Featuring workshops, performances and discussions, finishing with a concert at 7.30pm on Sunday 25 March which will include pieces prepared throughout the weekend and the world premiere of two new music theatre works by Larry Goves and Joanna Lee
Tuesday 27 March 2007, 7.30pm, RNCM
The Ulysses Ensemble
Arnold Schoenberg Kammersymphonie, Maurice Ravel Chansons Madécasses, Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire
Thursday 29 March 2007, 7.30pm, The Bridgewater Hall
Martinsson, Open Mind (UK première)
Friday 30 March 2007, 7.30pm, RNCM
RNCM Chamber Orchestra
Brett Dean; Carlo