Hallé Orchestra: Brahms Symphony No.4

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Sir Mark Elder has a special affinity with Brahms, capturing the essence and chiselled clarity of the music to unleash its expressive power – the perfect synthesis of heart and head. Preceding it are two works from masters of the orchestra – glittering, shimmering music based on legend and fairy tales revelling in the thrilling […]

£25 – £60

Out of this World: A Family Concert

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Let your imagination take flight as we join the Hallé and friends for a family concert that soars into galaxies far far away. Featuring excerpts from the most famous space soundtrack of them all – Star Wars – there are also awe-inspiring sounds from 2001: A Space Odyssey and starry music celebrating the wonder of […]

£11 – £25

Arcangelo & Nicolas Altstaedt

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Nicolas Altstaedt is a cellist of rare communicative power. His dynamic flair and vivid imagination is perfect foil for Boccherini’s delightful concertos, with their mixture of suave elegance, zest for life and witty banter between soloist and orchestra. The brilliant young period instrument ensemble Arcangelo wrap these gems of the cello repertoire in a cloth […]

£16 – £45

Gigspanner Big Band & Raynor Winn: Saltlines

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Taking audiences by storm, Saltlines is a prose and music collaboration between bestselling author Raynor Winn and folk-roots supergroup The Gigspanner Big Band, which features some of the most celebrated names on the British folk scene. Together they have created an emotional odyssey which explores the beauty, stories and traditions of the South West Coast […]

£20 – £32

Víkingur Ólafsson

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'Olafsson is revitalising classical music' enthused the Economist recently. The star Icelandic pianist’s combination of profound musical intelligence, quicksilver imagination and spirit of adventure is drawing new audiences to the world of the piano through scintillating recordings and performances of music old and new. Bach’s miraculous musical alchemy transforms a gently ruminative tune into a […]

£16 – £36

Nigel Kennedy & Oxford Philharmonic

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The great British violin virtuoso, always thrillingly direct and searchingly creative, turns his attention to one of his musical first loves, the music of Bach. The solo and double violin concertos are a seamless thread of invention and rhythmic vitality wrapped around the famous slow central movements. Here, particularly in the double concertos, the interweaving […]

£26 – £66

YolanDa Brown

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Double MOBO award-winner, broadcaster and passionate advocate for music education, the multi-talented saxophonist YolanDa Brown is one of the most dynamic and high-profile characters on the UK music scene. Her music is a delicious fusion of reggae, jazz and soul. She has toured with artists such as The Temptations, Jools Holland and Billy Ocean and […]

£16 – £32

Foyer Folk: Mishra

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Mishra are an award-winning global folk collective who use their strong roots in UK folk to weave a tight web of intricate, Indian-influenced original music into joyous live performances. Mishra's founding partnership of Kate Griffin on vocals, banjo, and dobro and Ford Collier (The Drystones) on low whistle, percussion, and guitar are joined by John […]


The Sixteen: Haydn Nelson Mass

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Austria, 1798. Napoleon’s forces threaten Vienna, and Haydn entitles his grandest sacred work to date ‘Mass in A Time of Anxiety’. However, within weeks of its first performance, Nelson’s victory in Egypt checked Napoleon’s advance, Haydn’s militaristic trumpets and drums now seem to signify triumph as much as they herald trouble ahead, and the piece […]

£22 – £56

Saffron Hall 10th Birthday: Jazz Celebration with Dan Forshaw Quartet & special guests

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Get ready for a night of unforgettable jazz as we celebrate the 10th birthday of Saffron Hall! Join us for an evening of jazz, soul and contemporary music featuring the extraordinary talents of saxophonist Dan Forshaw, vocalist Juliet Kelly and pianist James Beckwith. These stars of the UK jazz scene are joined by former students […]

£14 – £22

Saffron Hall 10th Birthday: Handel’s Rodelinda

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We celebrate ten years of unrivalled early vocal music with star British singers countertenor Iestyn Davies and soprano Lucy Crowe, who head a scintillating Anglo-American cast in perhaps Handel’s greatest opera. The English Concert’s recent recording of the work was rapturously received. “The singing is first-rate, while Harry Bicket has an unerring ear for pacing […]

£25 – £50

Saffron Hall 10th Birthday: Jess Gillam & Britten Sinfonia

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No stranger to our concert platform or our Schools & Community programme, Jess Gillam is the perfect person to represent ten years of eclectic programming with our Resident Orchestra. Dave Heath’s heart-on-sleeve concerto is a love letter to his former adopted home in Fife. It dazzles, shimmers and dances, unmistakably Scottish in origin. Its slow […]

£21 – £36