Music - November 4 onwards

MUSIC

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4

CHESTER: Chester Cathedral organ scholar Laurence Lyndon-Jones gives the lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Retiring collection.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko with soloists James Ehnes (violin) and Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano), perform works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Mahler at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£11. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Lunchtime concert by the RNCM Concert Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Wood and Maria Molund, performing John Williams’ Star Wars Suite at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 1.15pm. Free admission. Ring 0843 208 0500 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: Nigel Kennedy plays Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons as well as Vivaldi concertos at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £39.50-£35. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: RNCM Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mark Shanahan with assistant conductor Dane Lam and soloist Hannah McCabe (clarinet), perform works by Alberto Ginastera, Scott McAllister, Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £16, £13. Ring 0843 208 0500 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

STOKE-ON-TRENT: Four Seasons By Candlelight - 18th century classics performed in full period costume at The Victoria Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £27.50-£14.50. Visit www.ambassadortickets.com or ring 0844 871 7649.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5

LIVERPOOL: Aly Bain, Ale Möller

& Bruce Molsky in concert in St George’s Hall Concert Room at 7.30pm. Tickets £15. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society present Halle soloists Lyn Fletcher, Sarah Ewins, Catherine Yates, Philippa Jeffery (violins), Timothy Pooley, Julian Mottram (violas), Nicholas Trygstad, Simon Turner (cellos), performing works by Strauss, Mendelssohn and Grieg at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £8, concessions £7. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Spotlight Team A vs Team B - Acoustic indie-folk with the added dimensions of violin, oboe and mandolin, featuring five vocalists and an array of percussion at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 6.30pm. Admission free. Ring 0843 208 0500 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: Piano recital Piers Lane performs Chopin’s complete Nocturnes at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £29-£10. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: California Kirana featuring Terry Riley, Talvin Singh and George Brooks at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £16, £13. Ring 0843 208 0500 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6

CHESTER: Piano recital by Brian Heald featuring music by Mussorgsky, Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert at Wesley Methodist Church in St John Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, concessions £7, including buffet refreshments. Ring 01244 379275.

FRODSHAM: Frodsham and District Choral Society concert Music from Venice and Vienna featuring music by Vivaldi and Mozart with soloists Laurie Ashworth and Eleanor Garside at 7.30pm at St Laurence's Church. Tickets from Frodsham Frames or contact Kath Stockdale on 01928 733377.

LIVERPOOL: Hugh Masekela

& The Mahotella Queens in concert at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £28, £23. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LLANDUDNO: North Wales Choral Festival featuring some of the UK and Ireland’s most talented choirs at Venue Cymru at 10am for daytime competition and 8pm for evening concert. Daytime adult tickets £5, under 18s £2.50. Evening adult tickets £10, under 18s £5. Ring 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Roderick Dunk with vocalist Lance Ellington, presents Frank Sinatra and Friends at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets from £10. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

WREXHAM: Cor Brythoniaid Gyda in concert featuring soloist Gwawr Edwards (soprano) at The Stiwt in Rhos at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, £8. Ring 01978 841300 or visit www.stiwt.co.uk.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7

CHESTER: Celebration of Music at Hamilton Street Methodist Church, Hoole, at 3.30pm, featuring award winning singer/songwriter Ruth Anne. Ring 01244 674878 for details.

ELLESMERE PORT: Last Night of the Proms featuring the Chester Wind Band at the Civic Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £8, concessions £5. Ring 0151 355 7652.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko with soloists Pascal and Ami Rogé (pianos) performing works by Mozart and Mahler at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 2.30pm. Tickets £35-£11. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: The Four Seasons By Candlelight featuring the Mozart Festival Orchestra in full period costume, conducted by David Juritz with soloists Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet), Rachel Nicholls (soprano), Martin Burgess (violin) performing works by Handel, Bach, Albinoni, Stanley, Pachelbel, Clarke and Vivaldi at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £28-£17.50. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Sale Choral Society, The Lindow Singers, The Tatton Singers and The Sale Sinfonia perform Elgar’s The Kingdom featuring conductor Russell Medley, Emma Morwood (soprano), Helen Jarmany (mezzo-soprano), Richard Pollock (tenor), Alastair McCall (baritone) at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £17. Ring 0843 208 0500 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MOLD: Cellist Steven Isserlis and Friends - Munich-born violinist Viviane Hagner and French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - perform works by Saint-Saens, ravel and Faure in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £15.50, concessions £13.50. Visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk or ring 0845 330 3565.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8

MANCHESTER: Lunchtime concert featuring Kay Stephen, Christopher Jones (violins) and Manda Dorj (piano) performing works by Sally Beamish, Bela Bartok, George Crumb, and Frederic Chopin at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 1.15pm. Free admission. Ring 0843 208 0500 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

BANGOR: Organ recital in Bangor Cathedral at 7.30pm given by Philip Rushforth, Director of Music, Chester Cathedral.

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert with pianist Duncan Honeyborne at the Town Hall at 12.45pm. Ring 01244 880210.

MANCHESTER: Mali Latino featuring Alex Wilson, Madou Sidiki Diabaté and Ahmed Fofana at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £17, £15 and £12.50. Ring 0843 208 0500 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

CHESTER: Chester Music Society celebrity concert featuring William Oinn (oboe) and Yshani Perinpanayagam (piano) performing works by Bozza, Schumann, Rubbra, Poulenc, Howells, Debussy, Bach and Colin at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £12. Ring 0151 339 7326.

LIVERPOOL: Tasmin Little (violin) and John Lenehan (piano) perform works by Kreisler, Bach, Mozart, Grieg Tchaikovsky and Bartok in St George’s Hall Concert Room at 7.30pm. Tickets £20. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society present The Callino Quartet - Sarah Sexton (violin), Héloise Geoghegan (violin), Rebecca Jones (viola) and Sarah McMahon (cello) - performing works by Haydn and Debussy at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £8, concessions £7. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Navarra Quartet perform works by Haydn, Mozart and Ravel at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £16, £13. Ring 0843 208 0500 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11

CHESTER: The lunchtime organ recital at 1.10pm in Chester Cathedral will be given by the Director of Music, Philip Rushforth. Retiring collection.

LIVERPOOL: Lunchtime Remembrance concert featuring the Cerberus Trio with Thelma Handy (violin) performing Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 1.05pm. Tickets £6. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ainars Rubikis with soloist Artur Pizarro (piano) performing works by Dvorak, Beethoven and Schumann at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £39-£15. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Lunchtime concert featuring the RNCM Brass Band at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 1.15pm. Free admission. Ring 0843 208 0500 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Markus Stenz with soloist Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano), and the Halle Choir, performs works by Brahms and Cherubini at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets from £10. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Masterclass with Barbara Bonney, one of the leading lyric sopranos of her generation, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Ring 0843 208 0500 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: Lunar Saxophone Quartet perform works by John Metcalf, Gareth Wood, Christopher Painter, Mark D Boden, Hilary Tann, Peter Reynolds and Ashley John Long at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £6. Ring 0843 208 0500 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: Christian Aid piano recital with pianist Michael Davies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £12. Ring 0843 208 0500 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12

TARVIN: Organ recital at 7.30pm in St. Andrew's Church given by John Evans, organist at Hamilton Street Methodist Church, Hoole. Retiring collection. Refreshments.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13

LIVERPOOL: Cathedral Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Pratt, perform A Mendelssohn Celebration in the Crypt Concert Room at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral in Mount Pleasant at 7.30pm. Tickets £7, concessions £5. Visit www.cathedralconcerts.org.uk.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert with Chester Competitive Music Festival Winners at the Town Hall at 12.45pm. Ring 01244 880210.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society present The Illuminati Wind Quartet - Katie Punter (flute/piccolo), Marian Gray (oboe/cor anglais), Susannah Hallas (clarinet); Fraser Gordon (bassoon) - performing works by Mozart, Rory Boyle, Bridge and Hodges at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £8, concessions £7. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Choir, conducted by Graham Jordan Ellis and featuring Una Barry (soprano), Jeanette Ager (mezzo soprano), Paul Austin kelly (tenor), Brian Bannatyne-Scott (bass), plus the Liverpool Sinfonia, present Verdi’s Reqiuem at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £17, £12, £6. Ring 07805 475816 or 0845 241 7868.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Club presents musicians from Cheshire Youth Orchestra, under music director Laura Jellicoe, with Cantabile, Overleigh St Mary’s CofE Junior School Choir, under music director Beverley Atherton, at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Non-members £5. Ring 0151 339 5219.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Club presents Abbey Gate College Chapel Choir and Musicians, with musical director Stewart Smith, perform a programme of festive music for Christmas, at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Non-members £5. Ring 0151 339 5219.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11

NESS: Chandale Handbell Ringers at Ness Gardens Lecture Theatre from 2-3pm. Cost £2.50. Visit www.nessgardens.org.uk or ring 0151 353 0123.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12

NESS: Neston High School Senior Band at Ness Gardens Lecture Theatre from 2-3pm. Cost £2.50. Visit www.nessgardens.org.uk or ring 0151 353 0123.

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