Music - February 24 onwards

MUSIC

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24

CHESTER: Roger Fisher plays music by Gade, Lemare and Rheinberger, in his lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5, concessions £4.

CHESTER: Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Franz Anton Krager with soloists Oliver Pooley (marimba) and Peter Moore (trombone), perform works by Rossini, Rosauro, Gregson and Sibelius at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £14, £8, concessions £5. Ring 01244 500959 or visit www.chestercathedral.com.

LIVERPOOL: Lunchtime concert The Cello Alone featuring cellist Jonathan Aasgaard performing works by Bach and Kodaly at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 1.05pm. Tickets £6. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: Spanish Night with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Pablo Gonzalez with soloist Xue Fei Yang (guitar), performing works by Albeniz, Rodrigo and Falla at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 2.30pm. Tickets £35-£11. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with soloist Martin Helmchem (piano), perform works by Verdi, Mozart and Elgar at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets from £9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25

MANCHESTER: The Three Bs - Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, the Big Chris Barber Band and Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £25.50-£21.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Franz Anton Krager, with director Stephen Threlfall and soloist Oliver Pooley (marimba) and Peter Moore (trombone), performing works by Rossini, Rosauro, Gregson and Sibelius, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £14, £8. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26

CHESTER: February Folk Day at Hoole Community Centre from noon. Ring 07005 977045.

LIVERPOOL: Help For Heroes Conert featuring the Band of the King’s Division, Sense of Sound Choir, singer Thomas Lang, The Mersey Beatles, Kensington Dance Troupe and Liverpool Scottish Pipes and Drums at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £25-£15. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: Faure Piano Quartet perform works by Mahler and Mozart in St George’s Hall Concert Room at 7.30pm. Tickets £20. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda with soloist James Ehnes (viola) and the Ladies of CBSO Chorus, perform works by Nicolai, Bartok and Liszt at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £31.50-£10. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Camerata, conducted by Nicholas Kraemer with soloist Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano) present Baroque in Venice featuring works by Handel, Brett Dean, Vivaldi and Albinoni by at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £22-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

RHYL: St David’s Day concert featuring Rhys Meirion, Miriam Nan Hughes and others at the Pavilion Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Ring 01745 330000 or visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk.

WREXHAM: Wrexham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Woods, perform works including Mahler’s Symphony No 6 Tragic in the William Aston Hall at Glyndwr University at 7.30pm. Tickets £10-£6. Visit www.glyndwr.ac.uk/events or ring 01978 293293.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27

MANCHESTER: The Halle Youth Orchestra, Youth Choir and Children’s Choir, conducted by Andrew Gourlay, Gregory Batsleer and Shirley Court, perform works by Lin Marsh, Falla and others at the Bridgewater Hall at 3pm. Tickets £9, concessions £6. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with soloist Martin Helmchem (piano), perform works by Verdi, Mozart and Elgar at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets from £9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: William Byrd Singers, conducted by Keith Orrell with The English Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £15. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert featuring pianist Roger Fisher at the Wesley Methodist Church in St John Street at 12.45pm. Tickets £3. Ring 01244 880210.

MANCHESTER: Masterclass with pianist Julius Drake at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £8.50. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Club present Chester Catholic High School Swing Band, with music director Kevin Tout, at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Non-members £5. Ring 0151 339 5219.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society presents Konstantin Lapshin (piano) performing works by Chopin, Debussy and Rachmaninov at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £8.17, concessions £7.15. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

CHESTER: Graham Eccles plays music by Bach, Mozart and Karg-Elert, in his lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5, concessions £4.

MANCHESTER: RNCM Concert Orchestra, conducted by Garry Walker and Maria Molund, perform works by Aaron Parker and Charles Ives at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 1.15pm. Admission free. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carlos Kalmar with soloist Steven Osborne (piano), perform works by John Adams, Bernstein, Falla and Gershwin at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets from £10. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Hans Koller Sextet in concert at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £16, £13. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

CHESTER: An evening of melody, mirth and mischief with singer-songwriter Anthony John Clarke at The Guildhall in Watergate Street from 8-10.30pm. Tickets £10, concessions £7. Ring 01244 318913.

LIVERPOOL: Lunchtime concert Four Last Songs featuring the music of Strauss and Mahler at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 1pm. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

RUNCORN: The Pasadena Roof Orchestra in concert at The Brindley in High Street. Ring 0151 907 8360 or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

MANCHESTER: Raymond Gubbay presents Last Night of the Spring Proms featuring the Manchester Concert Orchestra, conducted by Jae Alexander, with soloists Susana Gaspar (soprano), Jonathan Stoughton (tenor), Ruth Palmer (violin), including works by Rossini, Pachelbel, Puccini, Verdi and more at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £37.50-£19.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

ST ASAPH: An invitation from Alan McGuinness, the Cathedral’s Organist and Master of the Choristers, to “Come and Try the Cathedral Organ” from 2pm with a suggested donation of £5. To register an interest and for further information, contact Alan on 01745 584053 or Email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Celebrity Concert featuring The Finzi String Quartet - Sara Wolstenholme (violin), Natalie Dick (violin), Ruth Gibson (viola), Lydia Shelley (cello) - performing works by Brahms, Haydn and Debussy at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £12. Ring 0151 339 7326 or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

SUNDAY, MARCH 13

MOLD: Recital by Catrin Finch, former Royal harpist to the Prince of Wales, performing works by Bach, Hindemith, Debussy, faure and more in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £15.50, concessions £13.50. Ring 0845 330 3565.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society presents The Tippett Quartet - John Mills (violin), Jeremy Isaac (violin), Julia O’Riorden (viola), Bozidar Vukotic (cello) - in concert at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £8, concessions £7. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Choir present Music For Passiontide, conducted by Graham Jordan Ellis and featuring soloist Simon Russell (organ), performing works by Faure, Leighton, Lotti and Part at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £12, £6. Ring 0845 241 7868.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2

CHESTER: Chester Music Society chamber music workshop at Abbey Gate College. Ring 01606 882007 for details or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Youth Choirs perform Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and other sacred music for Lent and Easter, conducted by Helena Thomas and Katie Wilkes, with guest string players from The King’s School and Cantabile from Overleigh St Mary’s Primary School, at All Saints Church in Hoole Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £7. Ring 01244 300717.

CHESTER: Chester Bach Singers perform Samson - Handel's dramatic masterpiece will be performed by the choir in Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm accompanied by the 18th Century SinfoniaŠwith Nicholas Mulroy as Samson. Tickets £18, £12 and £6, concessions £1 off, students and schoolchildren £5. Ring 01244 500959 orŠwww.chestercathedral.com.

HESWALL: St Peter’s Singers, conducted by Adrian Griffiths with pianists David Poulter and Timothy Noon, present Brahms’ German Requiem at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 7.30pm. Tickets £8.

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