Tuesday, 1 December 2009

December 2009

Tuesday 1 December 2009 7.30pm
The North West Composers Evening With Brass

Thursday 3rd December 2009 1.10pm, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
works by Boulez, Xenakis and Magnus Lindberg

Fri 4 Dec 2009 7.00pm, Bridgewater Hall
BBC Philharmonic
Dallapiccola - Marsia (ballet)

Tuesday 8 December 1pm, Peel Hall, University of Salford
Richard Casey, Piano
including works by Anthony Gilbert and Per Norgard
Thursday 10 December, 7.15pm, Whitworth Art Gallery
The House of Bedlam, 8pm
The House of Bedlam perform a combination of old and new works including music with Matthew Welton’s characteristically beautiful short story Piece-in-six-sections, and a performance inspired by William S. Burroughs and Kurt Cobain’s caterwauling 1993 release The ‘Priest’ They Called Him. With Support slots from 7.15 by RNCM students.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

November 2009

Saturday 7 November 2009 7.30pm, RNCM
Smith String Quartet: The Complete Philip Glass String Quartets

Thursday 12th November 2009 1.10pm, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Richard Whalley - Piano
including works by Schönberg and Richard Whalley

Monday 23 November 2009 - Friday 27 November 2009
New Music North West Festival

Saturday 28 November 2009 1.00pm, RNCM
RNCM Chamber Orchestra
Lou Harrison - Suite for violin, piano and small orchestra

Sunday 29 November 2009 6.00pm, RNCM
Spotlight: Debussy, Cage and Ligeti
works for piano

Thursday, 1 October 2009

October 2009

Thursday 1st October 2009 1.10pm, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Black Hair Ensemble
works by Georges Aperghis, and pieces written especially for the ensemble by Kerry Andrew, Ed Jessen and Damien Harron.

Thursday 8 October 2009
1.10pm, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
works by Meredith Monk, Elizabeth Lutyens and Gabriel Prokofiev and Manchester-based composer James Stephenson.

6.30pm, RNCM
Spotlight: Commissions and Collaborations

7.30pm, RNCM
RNCM Brand New Orchestra

Sat 10 Oct 2009 7.30pm, Bridgewater Hall
BBC Philharmonic
including Takemitsu - Twill by Twilight

Thursday 22 October 2009 1.15pm, RNCM
RNCM Brass Ensemble
works by Tippett and Tavener

Saturday 24 October 2009 10.00am, RNCM
Massed Wind Orchestra
Opening the RNCM's Wind Weekend, a new work by student composer Mark Francis

Tuesday 27 October 1pm, Peel Hall, University of Salford
Richard Casey, Piano
including a work by Camden Reeves

Thursday 29 October 7.30pm, Islington Mill, James Street, Salford
Adelphi Contemporary Music Group
works by Cage, Hobbs, Rzewski, Martland and Feldman

Friday 30th October - Sunday 1 November, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents a weekend of electroacoustic concerts

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

September 2009

not much to report

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

July 2009

Manchester International Festival
2-16 July 2009
highlights include:
Prima Donna, a new opera by singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, 10, 12, 14, 17 & 19 July, Palace Theatre
It Felt Like A Kiss, a promenade theatrical piece by Punchdrunk, Adam Curtis, Damon Albarn, Thu 2 July - Sun 19 July, Hardman Square

Friday 17 July 2009 & Saturday 25 July 2009
The Lighthouse
Peter Maxwell Davies. A chamber opera in one act with prologue.

Monday, 1 June 2009

June 2009

Friday 19 June 2009
6.30pm Bridgewater Hall
Electric (Train) Counterpoint
One of the highlights of the RNCM’s Art of Sound:Sound of Art event at the Whitworth Art Gallery last year, this playful, kinetic installation brings together the music of Steve Reich and a model train set.

7.30pm Bridgewater Hall
RNCM Symphony Orchestra with Mark Shanahan
programme includes Honneger - Pacific 231

Monday 22 June 2009 7.30pm, RNCM
RNCM Composers’ Concert
works by student composers

Tuesday 23 June 2009 7.30pm, RNCM
Rolf Hind Piano Recital
works by Judith Weir, Joe Cutler, Simon Holt, Claudia Molitor and Chris Dench and others

Wednesday 24 June 2009 7.30pm, RNCM
Masterclass with Rolf Hind
Rolf Hind works with RNCM composers and pianists who have collaborated to create six new works for piano, specially commissioned for this masterclass.

Thursday 25 June 2009 7.30pm, RNCM
For You
Music Theatre Wales
Michael Berkeley and Ian McEwan's Opera

Friday, 1 May 2009

May 2009

Thursday 7th May 2009, 7pm, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
BBC Philharmonic Chamber Concert Series
including a new work by student composer Steven Calver

Thursday 14 May - Saturday 16 May 2009
Futuresonic Festival
[various venues]
Highlights include: 16 May 2009, 7.30pm, RNCM
Philip Glass - Etudes and other works for solo piano, performed by the composer himself

Fri 22 May 2009, 7.30pm, Bridgewater Hall
Håkan Hardenberger & Colin Currie
works by Louis Andriessen, Toru Takemitsu and Per Nørgård

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

April 2009

Wednesday 15 April 2009 1.10pm, Bridgewater Hall
John McCabe, piano
programme includes works by McCabe and Emily Howard

Thursday 23rd April 2009 1:10pm, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert
programme includes Camden Reeves - String Quartet (first performance)
[FREE] [info]

Friday 24th April 2009
5.00pm, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Psappha - Beat the Rush Hour Concert
works by Jae Hong Lee, Joy Chou and Steven Calver, and Kevin Malone
[FREE] [info]

7.30pm, RNCM
RNCM Brand New Orchestra
works by RNCM student composers
[FREE] [info]

Tuesday 28th April 2009
1.10pm & 7.30pm, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
7.30pm, RNCM
RNCM Wind Orchestra, RNCM Brass Ensemble & RNCM Brass Band
works by James MacMillan

Wednesday 29 April 2009
1.15pm, Lord Rhodes Room, RNCM
works by MacMillan and Michael Cutting
[FREE] [info]

6pm, Bridgewater Hall
Preview Concert
works by MacMillan
[FREE] [info]

7pm, Bridgewater Hall
BBC Philharmonic
works by James MacMillan and Peter Maxwell Davies

8pm, Greenroom
MANTIS In Motion
Improvisation, Laptops and Live Electronics from: Rodrigo Constanzo, Sannyasin, Mark Pilkington and Bling This Story
[info] [FREE]

Sunday, 1 March 2009

March 2009

Monday 2 March 2009 7.30pm, LRR, RNCM
RNCM Composers' Concert
Chamber music by student composers, including works by Leah Fogo, Emma-Ruth Richards, Steven Jackson, Charlie Usher, Maxim Bendall, Mark Francis, David Futers, Ewart Hodge and Daniel Kidane

Saturday 7th-8th March 2009, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

Mantis Festival
a weekend of electroacoustic concerts featuring the MANTIS 40-loudspeaker diffusion system

Sunday 15 March 2009 7.30pm, Bridgewater Hall

Malmö Symphony Orchestra
programme includes Rolf Martinsson - Orchestral Songs (UK première)

Wednesday 18 March 2009 1.10pm, Bridgewater Hall
Nika Shirocorad, piano
programme includes: Rzewski - Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues; George Crumb - Cancer, Pisces, Capricorn & Gemini (from Makrokosmos)

Thursday 19 March 7.30pm, Islington Mill (TBC)
Adelphi Contemporary Music Group
works by Pärt, Bryars, Martland and Reich

Friday 20th March 2009 1.10pm & 7.30pm, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Deserts and Canyons: John McCabe at 70
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Tuesday 24 March 1pm, Peel Hall
Richard Casey, Piano
works by Camden Reeves, Messiaen, Piers Hellawell, and Roberto Sierra

Friday 27 March 2009 7.30pm, RNCM
RNCM Symphony Orchestra
including: Berg - Violin Concerto; Webern - Passacaglia Op 1

Sunday, 1 February 2009

February 2009

Monday 2 February 2009 7.30pm, RNCM
Pacifica Quartet
programme includes Elliott Carter - String Quartet No 5

Tuesday 3 February 1pm, Peel Hall
Richard Casey, Piano
works by Messiaen, Stockhausen, and Claude Vivier

Thursday 5th February 2009 1.10pm, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
A Breath Between Two Worlds: Gavin Osborn (flute and bass flute)
works by Toshio Hosokawa, Gavin Osborn, Salvatore Sciarrino, Nina Whiteman, Toru Takemitsu, Tristan Murail
[FREE] [info]

Wednesday 11 February 2009 1.10pm, Bridgewater Hall
META4, string quartet
including Kuusisto - Play III

Thursday 12 February 2009
1.15pm, RNCM
RNCM Chamber Ensemble
Toru Takemitsu - Rain Coming
Witold Lutoslawski - Chain I
[FREE] [info]

7.30pm, Bridgewater Hall
programme includes: Knussen - Violin Concerto; Colin Matthews - Fanfare and Flourish

Tuesday 24 February 1pm, Peel Hall
Peter Lawson, Piano
includes works by Boulanger and Messiaen

Tuesday 24 February 2009 - Thursday 26 February 2009, RNCM
Detlev Glanert Festival

Friday 27 February 2009 7.30pm, Bridgewater Hall
Manchester Camerata & Joanna MacGregor
programme includes MacMillan - Piano Concerto No.2

Saturday 28th February 2009 7.30pm, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
The University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra
programme includes works by Camden Reeves and Magnus Lindberg

Thursday, 1 January 2009

January 2009

Wednesday 7 January 2009 7.30pm, Bridgewater Hall
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
programme includes Berio - Sinfonia

Thursday 15 January 2009 7.30pm, RNCM
RNCM Brand New Orchestra
Works for orchestra by student composers

Thursday 22 January 2009 1.15pm, RNCM
RNCM Wind Orchestra
Two pieces by the RNCM's Head of Composition, Adam Gorb
[FREE] [info]

Saturday 24 January 2009 7.00pm, Bridgewater Hall
BBC Philharmonic
programme includes Harrison Birtwistle - Night’s Black Bird

Thursday 29 January 2009 7.30pm, Bridgewater Hall
includes Colin Matthews - Alphabicycle Order