Spring/Summer 2020 season
Welcome to the spring 2020 season at the Martin Harris Centre.
Welcome to the new season of events at the Martin Harris Centre. We have an exciting and diverse programme lined up this season, with a range of events from drama, literature, music and more.
The season launches with a free concert as part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series, with jazz pianist, Tom Hewson performing original music from Essence, his latest album made inside the Bösendorfer piano factory in Vienna. There are a variety of free Thursday lunchtime concerts taking place including Gamelan from West Java and Black Voices - an all-female a-Capella collective who are celebrated worldwide for their stunning voices.
We are thrilled to be hosting COMA Fest, Contemporary Music for all Festival in March. This festival will include a variety of workshops and rehearsals and will culminate in an evening concert. Find out more here.
We look forward to seeing you at our ‘Literature Live’ events in partnership with Manchester Literature Festival, Centre for New Writing and Creative Manchester. We have the pleasure of hosting readings with some of the most accomplished writers around today in venues across the city. These writers include Isabel Allende, Frances Leviston, Jessica Moor, Emma Jane Unsworth and Peter Gizzi.
Our Manchester University Music Society (MUMS) is back with a variety of concerts including their 4-day thrilling music festival – ‘Estival’, showcasing everything from Symphony Orchestra and Big Band to Wind Orchestra and Music Outreach, including the popular summer sing-a-long relaxed performance. Other MUMS performances include the Musica Festival and a special performance from the University of Manchester Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, performing at the Bridgewater Hall in May for the first time since 2009.
Our resident String Quartet Quatuor Danel continue their fifteenth season at the University with their mesmerising evening and lunchtime concerts. They continue to perform concerts based around the three areas central to the quartet’s growing international fame. In March they will be holding the Quatuor Danel Open House Weekend, a music-making opportunity which will feature coaching by individual members of the Quatuor Danel and Professor David Fanning.
These are just a few of the highlights that barely touch the surface of the incredible talent and diverse events on offer. Don't forget the handy tear-out events guide at the back of this brochure, which provides all of our events in date order. You can also visit our website for the full programme and up-to-date event information and to book: www.manchester.ac.uk/mhc
The spring season is now on sale and you can purchase tickets either online or in person at Martin Harris Centre Box Office from Monday 13 January, or call 0161 275 8951 (opening times 12.30-2.30pm).
These are just a few highlights, to see the full programme, download our brochure now:
We look forward to welcoming you to the Martin Harris Centre during the forthcoming season.