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Review: Out on the Floor – Manchester Camerata present Northern Soul and Motown, Bridgewater Hall

Nov 8, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Out on the Floor – Manchester Camerata present Northern Soul and Motown, Bridgewater Hall

Well known for collaborating with a diverse range of artists and groups, Manchester Camerata are back at The Bridgewater Hall with a fresh take on a 60s sound.

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Joan Armatrading

“I hate artists saying they don’t want to play their biggest songs.” Northern Soul talks to Joan Armatrading

Sep 25, 2018 Comments Off on “I hate artists saying they don’t want to play their biggest songs.” Northern Soul talks to Joan Armatrading

“I have no idea where the time has gone,” Joan Armatrading tells me. “It’s insane.”

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What Love Would Want

What Love Would Want: Lindsay Kemp and Tim Arnold chat to Northern Soul

Jul 3, 2018 Comments Off on What Love Would Want: Lindsay Kemp and Tim Arnold chat to Northern Soul

Somewhere out there in a lovingly mischievous, poly-morphously sexual world – where Ziggy Stardust meets The Wicker Man, Kate Bush sends flowers and Derek Jarman catches it all on film, while Marcel Marceau, Lou Reed, Ken Russell and Fellini are all waiting for the man – is where you might expect to come across legendary mime artist, dancer and self-proclaimed “poofter in pink tights”, Lindsay Kemp.

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Jaws in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Review: Jaws in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Apr 10, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Jaws in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

There’s trouble in the water for the residents of Amity Island as swimmers are picked apart by a great white shark.

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Alisa Weilerstein

Review: Shostakovich and the Triumph of Art, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Jan 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Shostakovich and the Triumph of Art, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Last week Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra added another illustrious chapter to their long and successful history of performing the works of Dmitri Shostakovich.

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Music instead of muddle: The Hallé and Shostakovich Symphony No.4, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Nov 1, 2017 Comments Off on Music instead of muddle: The Hallé and Shostakovich Symphony No.4, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Somehow, the Hallé Orchestra’s Beyond the Score series slipped under my radar.

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A change of season at the Hallé: Stravinsky’s Firebird at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Oct 11, 2017 Comments Off on A change of season at the Hallé: Stravinsky’s Firebird at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Manchester in October and memories of summer are fading fast.

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BBC Philharmonic

Review: BBC Philharmonic, Mahler – Symphony No. 3 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sep 26, 2017 Comments Off on Review: BBC Philharmonic, Mahler – Symphony No. 3 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

“You’re reviewing a classical music concert?”

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Tony Bennett, Bridgewater Hall, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery and Review: Tony Bennett, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall

Jul 9, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery and Review: Tony Bennett, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall

A year or so after his MTV appearance on Unplugged, I went to see Tony Bennett at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

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Review: Martyrdom in Manchester – the Hallé, Bridgewater Hall

Jun 3, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Martyrdom in Manchester – the Hallé, Bridgewater Hall

On the evening when Manchester United was fighting for the FA Cup down in London, back in Manchester a different season was also drawing to a dramatic close.

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