The University of Manchester’s Virtual Concert Series launched

The University’s Martin Harris Centre, in partnership with the Music Department, welcomes audiences to its Virtual Concert Series.


With concerts cancelled and venues closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Martin Harris Centre at The University of Manchester is now opening a virtual window allowing audiences to share in the joy of music and connect with The University’s talented artists, musicians and composers. 

The new concert series continues The University’s mission of offering students, staff, alumni and the wider community the opportunity to engage with cultural experiences in an accessible and inclusive way.

The series features short recitals that are completely free to view and easy to access via YouTube. Performers featured in the series include Marc Danel, violinist and leader of the Quatuor Danel, The University of Manchester’s String Quartet in Residence; harpist, Olivia Jageurs; and flautist and University flute tutor, Robert Looman, with more to be announced.

Head of the Music Department, Professor Caroline Bithell, said: “Whilst we cannot currently gather at the Martin Harris Centre for our weekly programme of free lunchtime concerts, we are delighted to be able to offer audiences this engaging virtual concert series. These short, bespoke performances can be enjoyed by audiences anywhere in the world, at any time, and remind us of the enormous benefits of music for our pleasure and wellbeing.”

The Martin Harris Centre looks forward to welcoming audiences back to as soon as possible and in the meantime invites everyone to access the MHC Online Virtual Concert Series and enjoy the music.



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