The blind organist Alfred Hollins’ Concert Overture begins the season’s final recital, including Florence Price’s rarely-heard Passacaglia & Fugue. In a lighter mood, Eric Coates’s Knightsbridge March and Harold Britton’s witty variations on Gershwin’s ‘I got rhythm’ should get your toes tapping!
Chamber music plays a significant role in the life of any musician and the connection, communication and camaraderie within a group is as finely balanced as any relationship or family group.
Gordon Stewart, Organist Emeritus, gives his much-anticipated annual recital. Bach’s monumental Passacaglia is at the centre of his colourful programme, also including Robert Cockroft’s beautiful Lullaby. Reubke’s fiery Sonata on the 94th Psalm provides a virtuosic conclusion!
To celebrate both the 50th anniversary of the Royal Northern College of Music and the 10th anniversary of the Opera North’s brass placement scheme there, we combine forces for a concert of brass ensemble music.
Nielsen takes a comedic look at ‘the four temperaments’ in his Second Symphony, based on the psychological theory that there are four fundamental personality types: optimistic, irritable, analytical, and relaxed. Which movement most reflects your personality?
The Huddersfield Youth Choirs present a lovely arrangement of Christmas Carols with David Pipe at the organ. The organ solos include pieces by Leroy Anderson, Andrew Carter and Richard Elliott. With the hall decorated colourfully, carols for all to sing, and the beautiful voices of the young choirs joined by the mighty organ, this will be a lovely way to get into the festive spirit!
A double helping of festive enchantment with a live performance of the magical score for Raymond Briggs’ classic animation, and the story of The Nutcracker told through Tchaikovsky‘s twinkling music, live narration and captivating illustrations.
Conductor: Jonathan Beatty The annual concert from the students of the University of Huddersfield is sure to raise the roof with its combination of Christmas favourites, solo features and audience carols.
Conductor: Jonathan Beatty The annual concert from the students of the University of Huddersfield is sure to raise the roof with its combination of Christmas favourites, solo features and audience carols. Jonathan Beatty, conductor, has maintained the reputation of the band as one of the finest university brass bands in the UK, consistently ranked highly in competitions over recent years.
This programme brings Opera North debuts from extraordinary young pianist Isata Kanneh- Mason, and Italian conductor Valentina Peleggi. With its enchanting variations on Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Variations on a Nursery Tune demands true keyboard virtuosity, as demonstrated by soloist Isata Kanneh-Mason.