Music - May 6 onwards

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MAY 6

CHESTER: Coventry based organist Laurence Caldecote, gives the lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Retiring collection.

LIVERPOOL: Ensemble of St Luke’s perform works including Beethoven at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 1pm. Tickets £6. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: Classic FM Hall of Fame concert featuring the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by John Wilson with soloist Tianwa Yang (violin), performing works by Bruch and others at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £34-£11. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Pinchas Zukerman (violin), perform works by Beethoven at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £39-£10. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: RNCM Harp Ensemble perform works by Bernard Andres, Catherine Kontz, Esther Swift and Darius Milhaud at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 1.15pm. Free admission. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: Piano Recital Prize featuring talented students from the RNCM School of Keyboard Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7pm. Tickets £8. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

FRIDAY, MAY 7

MANCHESTER: A Little Bite Music lunchtime foyer concert at the Bridgewater Hall at 12.30pm. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: RNCM Keyboard Weekend featuring The Complete Works of Frederic Chopin with concerts at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, a main 7.30pm concert featuring RNCM International Artist Diploma students Slava Sidorenko and Kateryna Titova and a late night concert at 10pm at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road. For ticket details, ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: BBC Philharmonic and the Halle, conducted by Gunther Herbig with soloist Shai Wosner (piano), perform works by Shostakovich and Mozart at the Bridgewater Hall at 7pm. Tickets £31-£9. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

STOKE-ON-TRENT: Stoke-on-Trent Festival presents the Halle Orchestra, conducted by Neil Thompson with soloist Natalie Clein, performing works by Dvorak, Elgar and Rachmaninov at The Victoria Hall at 8pm. Tickets £27.50-£12. Visit www.ambassadortickets.com or ring 0844 871 7649.

SATURDAY, MAY 8

CHESTER: As part of the celebrations to mark the 50th Jubilee of Holy Trinity Church, Blacon, there will be a charity concert in the church at 7.30pm given by The Chester Ladies' Choir and soprano soloist Marian Needham. Admission £5 including post concert refreshments in the church hall.

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Choir, conducted by Graham Jordan Ellis with organist Simon Russell, perform works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Vivaldi and others at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £12, £6. Reduced prices available. Ring 01244 300717.

MANCHESTER: RNCM Keyboard Weekend featuring The Complete Works of Frederic Chopin with concerts at 10am, noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6.30pm, a main 7.30pm concert featuring RNCM tutors and The Heath Quartet and a late night concert at 10pm at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road. For ticket details, ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: Martin Toal - An Evening of Popular Classics featuring Craig owen (violin), Louise Taylor (soprano), Liverpool Signing Choir, Stockport Youth Orchestra, Lymm High Young Musicians, Loreto Grammar School Choir, June Rendell Academy of Dance, hosted by John Stalker, in aid of The Christie at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £20-£15. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

WREXHAM: Wrexham Symphony Orchestra are joined by The Sirenian Singers in the William Aston Hall at Glyndwr University at 7.30pm. Tickets £10-£8, £6 concessions. Ring 01978 292015 or visit www.glyndwr.ac.uk/events.

SUNDAY, MAY 9

MANCHESTER: RNCM Keyboard Weekend featuring The Complete Works of Frederic Chopin with concerts at 10am, noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6.30pm, a main 7.30pm concert featuring pianist Jean-Philippe Collard at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road. For ticket details, ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: The Great Northern Spring Brass Arts Festival at the Bridgewater Hall from noon, showcasing the world's finest brass bands, ensembles and soloists including The Wingates Band, The Leyland Band, the Brighouse and Rastrick Band and The Cory Band. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

NESS: Monthly musical recital at Ness Gardens featuring The Spring Quartet from 2-3pm. £2.50 per person. Normal admission to the gardens apply. Ring 0151 353 0123 or visit www.nessgardens.org.uk

MONDAY, MAY 10

SALFORD: Smooth Radio’s The Carpenters Story at The Lowry at 7.30pm. Tickets £22.50. Visit www.thelowry.com or ring 0870 111 2000.

TUESDAY, MAY 11

CHESTER: The first in the summer series of Tuesdays-at-One lunchtime organ recitals in St. Werburgh's Church, Grosvenor Park Road, will be given by Nigel Pursey, Associate Master of the Music, Shrewsbury Abbey. Retiring collection.

LIVERPOOL: League of Welldoers stage their second benefit concert of the year with local artists paying tribute to some of the biggest names in showbusiness at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 2pm. Tickets £8. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Masterclass with Lebanon-born flautist Wissam Boustnay at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £8. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: Trinity Church of England High School anniversary concert at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £5. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert featuring John Bush (trumpet) and Brian Heald (piano) at the Wesley Methodist Church in St John Street at 12.45pm. Ring 01244 379275.

MANCHESTER: Sir James Galway (flute) is joined by Lady Jeannie Galway (flute) and Michael McHale (piano) to perform works by Debussy, Taffanel, Bazzini and more at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £29-£10. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: RNCM Jazz Collective, directed by Mike Hall and featuring Jack Davies (trumpet) perform a programme including works by Miles Davis at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £6. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME: Doric Quartet perform works by Haydn, Britten and Schumann at the New Vic Theatre, Etruria Road, at 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50-£12. Ring 01782 717962 or visit www.newvictheatre.org.uk.

THURSDAY, MAY 13

CHESTER: The lunchtime organ recital at 1.10pm. in Chester Cathedral will be given by the Cathedral's Assistant Director of Music, Ian Roberts. Retiring collection.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leopold Hager with soloist Stefan Vlader (piano), perform works by Beethoven and Schubert at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £34-£11. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Marc Albrecht with soloist Simon Trpceski (piano), perform works by Richard Strauss, Prokofiev and Brahms at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £37-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

FRIDAY, MAY 14

MANCHESTER: RNCM Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eduardo Portal with soloist Kathryn Williams (flute) perform works by Wagner, Penderecki, Albeniz and Debussy at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £15, £12. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

SATURDAY, MAY 15

HOLT: A concert in St Chad's Church at 7.30pm features German organist Martin Herchenröder (Markischer Kreis), with Cantorion Rhos, Caroline Morris (saxophone) and St Chad's Bellringers. Admission £5.

LIVERPOOL: Pianist Richard Goode presents a programme of works by Bach, Chopin and Schubert at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £25. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by John Wilson with soloists Craig Ogden (guitar) and Barbara Rearick (mezzo soprano), perform works by Chabrier, Rodrigo, Falla, Bizet and Ravel at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £37-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

RHYL: British Philharmonic Big Band perform music from Sinatra to Buddy Rich and beyond at the Pavilion Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50, £14.50. Ring 01745 330000 or visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk.

SUNDAY, MAY 16

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra concert at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19

LIVERPOOL: Ensemble 10/10 present Turnage at Fifty, conducted by Clark Rundell with soloists Nicholas Cox (clarinet) and Jonathan Small (oboe), performing works by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Benet Casablancas, Mark Simpson and Michael Small at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £8. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 20

BIRKENHEAD: Wirral Schools Music Services present Summer Showcase 2010 at the Pacific Road Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £6, concessions £3. Ring 0151 666 0000 or visit www.pacificroad.co.uk.

FRIDAY, MAY 21

BIRKENHEAD: Wirral Schools Music Services present Summer Showcase 2010 at the Pacific Road Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £6, concessions £3. Ring 0151 666 0000 or visit www.pacificroad.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Organist Cameron Carpenter performs a varied programme including Bach, Demessieux and Dupré and Carpenter's own treatments of pop and folk tunes at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £15. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, MAY 22

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko with soloist Karen Cargill (mezzo soprano), plus the ladies of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir, perform Mahler’s Symphony No 3 at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £34-£11. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 23

MOLD: European Union Chamber Orchestra performs works by Vivaldi and Bach in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £15.50, concessions £13.50. Ring 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

FRIDAY, MAY 28

KELSALL: Chester Folk Festival taking place in various venues throughout the village. Ring 07005 977045 or visit www.chesterfolk.org.uk for details.

SATURDAY, MAY 29

KELSALL: Chester Folk Festival taking place in various venues throughout the village. Ring 07005 977045 or visit www.chesterfolk.org.uk for details.

SUNDAY, MAY 30

KELSALL: Chester Folk Festival taking place in various venues throughout the village. Ring 07005 977045 or visit www.chesterfolk.org.uk for details.

MONDAY, MAY 31

KELSALL: Chester Folk Festival taking place in various venues throughout the village. Ring 07005 977045 or visit www.chesterfolk.org.uk for details.

THURSDAY, JUNE 3

MANCHESTER: The Academy of Ancient Music, with musical director Pavel Beznosiuk (violin) and soloist Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), perform works by Vivaldi, Purcell and Handel at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £29-£10. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5

MANCHESTER: BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, perform works by Anthony Payne and Mahler at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £31-£9. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9

MANCHESTER: Alison Balsom (trumpet) and The Balsom Ensemble perform works by Vivaldi, Purcell, Scarlatti and more at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £26-£10. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, JULY 10

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Youth Choirs Summer Concert featuring the Youth Choir, Preludes and Alumni Choir, conducted by Helena Thomas and Katie Wilkes, at All Saints Church in Hoole Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £7. Reduced prices available. Ring 01244 300717.