In recent years Rakhi Singh has become an iconic figurehead for artists who are seeking ways to make music differently. As director of the magnificent Manchester Collective, Rakhi has appeared with the group in venues all over the world, and in the UK Rakhi has toured in venues ranging from a converted garage by Strangeways Prison, to the BBC Proms. As a soloist, Rakhi is also a major presence on the new music circuit, performing programmes that showcase her musical sensitivity, virtuosity and unique energy in works from the Baroque to the present day.

Join us at the Museum for a special performance-based Taruwa evening.

Join Jackie Kay and Imtiaz Dharker for two poetry performances to celebrate the opening of Real Families. Jackie Kay was the National Poet for Scotland whose collection The Adoption Papers won the Forward Poetry prize. Imtiaz Dharker is a poet, artist, filmmaker who was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for poetry. Her latest collection is Luck is the Hook.

Bar & exhibition open: 18.30 | Event: 19.00 | Book signing: 20.00

Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard house with the Solem Quartet.

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Nadia Boulanger (arr. A Tress): Three pieces for cello & piano (arr. string quartet)
Edmund Finnis: String Quartet No.3, ‘Devotions’
Interval
Lili Boulanger (arr. W Newell): Deux morceaux, (arr. string quartet)
Janáček : String Quartet No.1, ‘Kreutzer’

Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard house with Alasdair Beatson.

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Beethoven: Piano Sonata in E major Op.109
Fauré: Theme and variations Op.26
Interval
Webern: Variations Op.27
R Schumann: Symphonic Etudes Op.13

Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard house with Huw Wiggin, saxophone and Noriko Ogawa, piano.

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Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard house with the Nash Ensemble.

The Nash Ensemble is still the best champion that any composer could hope to have. – The Times

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Haydn: Piano Trio in G major HXV25, ‘Gipsy Rondo’
Simon Holt: Serra-Sierra for cello & piano
Interval
Grieg: Andante con moto for piano trio
Dvořák: Piano Trio in E minor Op.90, ‘Dumky’

Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard house for the Max and Evelyn Forbes Concert with Jonathan Leibowitz, clarinet and Joseph Havlat, piano.

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Debussy: Premiere Rhapsody
Ravel: Mélodie hébraïque No.1: Kaddish (1914)
Weinberg: Sonata for clarinet & piano Op.28
Interval
Brahms: Sonata in E flat major Op.120 No.2
Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata (1962)
Béla Kovács: ‘Shalom Aleichem’

Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard house with the Marmen Quartet.

Superb storytelling from four great communicators –The Strad

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Haydn: String Quartet in D major Op.33 No.6
Takemitsu: A Way A Lone
Interval
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor Op.10

Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard house with the Rossetti Ensemble.

The Rossetti Ensemble gave a scintillating touch of class with performances of works by Dvořák, Mahler and Brahms. The Piano Quartet in G minor by Brahms is on the grandest of scales and was given the full treatment by these wonderful musicians (each one of whom has virtuoso quality). The presto finale was such an exhilarating ride that it provided the perfect coda. – Stratford Herald

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