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Friends of the Whitworth: Sunday Concerts

Students from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester perform in the Grand Hall.

Friends of the Whitworth: Sunday Concerts

Students from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester perform in our South Gallery, overlooking Whitworth Park.

Friends of the Whitworth present a series of free Sunday Concerts that are open to all. At 3pm on selected Sunday afternoons, students from the Royal Northern College of Music perform in our South Gallery, overlooking Whitworth Park. Past concerts have included classical flamenco guitar to contemporary flute. There really is something for all tastes and ages. Each concert will last around 45 minutes, and you can feel free to drop in and out.

The concerts are arranged entirely by Friends of the Whitworth


All concerts start at 3pm
Free, no need to book

Sunday 17 February 2019
Freeman String Quartet - String Quartet No 19 in C Major, K 465 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, nicknamed "Dissonance" because of its unusual slow introduction, is perhaps the most famous of his quartets. It is the last in the six quartets composed between 1782 and 1785 that he dedicated to Joseph Haydn.
BedÅ™ich Smetana’s String Quartet No 1 ‘From My Life’, is a discreet summary of his life in four movements. The Freeman Quartet will be performing for you the third movement, a song of love to his adored wife and the final movement, which is all happiness, until in a single chord, deafness strikes.

Sunday 3 March 2019
Calla Flute Quartet – Calla flutes are a new vibrant flute quartet made up of students from the RNCM. Individually they are fine flute players, and as a group they were placed second in the Fewkes chamber prize for woodwind. In their concert you will be welcomed with some well-loved music arranged for the combination from Barber to Ravel, as well as flute favourites from the baroque and French music genres.

Sunday 24 March 2019
Paula O’Malley and Andrew Broome – Marimba and Clarinet duo will be performing Daughtrey’s Strange Dreams among other works.

Sunday 14 April 2019
Brass Quartet Menine. This is part of their Easter tour.

 

Musicians provided by RNCM

Would you like to join our team of volunteers to help with publicity etc. on the day?

Please contact: Rosemary Aikman Bull: 07929 162563; Rosemary.aikman@gmail.com