MU­SIC AND CON­CERTS

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5TH – 22ND GOOSFEST 2018

This not for profit arts and mu­sic fes­ti­val is held each year at var­i­ous venues in and around the pretty vil­lage of Goost­rey. The fes­ti­val of­fers a re­ally di­verse pro­gramme of events in­clud­ing clas­si­cal, folk, jazz or con­tem­po­rary mu­sic, the­atre, stand-up com­edy or craft. Goost­rey, www.goosfest.com

6TH NOW NORTH­WICH

Set in the town cen­tre, watch as a va­ri­ety of com­mu­nity events and world class per­for­mances take to the streets. See mu­sic, dance and per­for­mance for all of the fam­ily from 1pm. North­wich, www.nownorth­wich.co.uk

6TH AU­TUMN FOLK

A dou­ble header of folk at Clon­ter, as they wel­come back Eddi Reader’s sup­port act of 2015, Findlay Napier, joined by BBC Ra­dio 2 Folk Awards Hori­zon award win­ner, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys. Clon­ter Opera The­atre, Congleton, www.clon­ter.org

10TH CH­ESTER MU­SIC SO­CI­ETY

The lat­est con­cert in the so­ci­ety’s cal­en­dar fea­tures Jess Gil­lam on sax­o­phone and Zeynep Öz­suca on piano. In 2016, at the age of 17, Jess made his­tory as the first sax­o­phon­ist to win the Wood­wind Fi­nal of BBC Young Mu­si­cian of the Year. St Mary’s Cre­ative Space, Ch­ester, www.ch­ester mu­sic­so­ci­ety.org.uk

11TH HALLE CON­CERT

In the or­ches­tra’s open­ing Thurs­day se­ries con­cert, Ed­ward Gard­ner re­turns to con­duct an enthralling pro­gramme. Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathus­tra was in­spired by the writ­ings of the philoso­pher Ni­et­zsche. With its hugely fa­mous ‘sun­rise’ open­ing, it is a glo­ri­ous ex­am­ple of sump­tu­ous or­ches­tral sound. The Bridge­wa­ter Hall, Manch­ester, www.halle.co.uk

14TH ECHO & THE BUN­NY­MEN

Cult 80s rock band are now tour­ing their new al­bum: The Stars, the Ocean and the Moon. Au­di­ences will hear fu­ture clas­sics along­side tracks from their four-decade span­ning ar­chive. Parr Hall, War­ring­ton, 01925 442345

16TH RUS­SELL WAT­SON: CANZONI D’AMORE

The UK’S best-sell­ing clas­si­cal cross­over artist re­turns with his new show ‘Canzoni d’amore’. Rus­sell is sure to en­ter­tain with his de­but at Sto­ry­house. Sto­ry­house, Ch­ester, 01244 409113

17TH ABBAMANIA

Widely re­garded as one of Europe’s pre­mier ABBA trib­ute bands, you’ll en­joy a fab­u­lous night out danc­ing as Abbamania per­forms all your favourite hits from Water­loo to Danc­ing Queen. Crewe Lyceum, 01270 368242

19TH SWISS AM­BAS­SADOR’S AWARD CON­CERT: ORION STRING TRIO

The win­ners of this year’s Swiss Am­bas­sadors Award, Orion String Trio, are a Swiss group of highly ta­lented mu­si­cians fea­tur­ing South Korean vi­o­lin­ist Soy­oung Yoon, Ger­man vi­o­list Veit Herten­stein and Bri­tish cel­list Ben­jamin Gre­gor-smith, who stud­ied at RNCM. Royal North­ern Col­lege of Mu­sic, Manch­ester, www.rncm.ac.uk

27TH LEVEL 42

The band are cur­rently on their Eter­nity tour with spe­cial guests The Blow Mon­keys. In a ca­reer span­ning al­most four decades, Level 42 have sold in ex­cess of 30 mil­lion al­bums and have an im­pres­sive back-cat­a­logue of hits. Opera House, Manch­ester, 0844 871 3018

28TH HITS OF MO­TOWN

Orig­i­nal Drifters mem­ber Roy G Hem­mings brings to­gether the sound of three of Amer­ica’s iconic la­bels: Mo­town, the Sound of Philadel­phia and Stax At­lantic. The show fea­tures hits by The Three De­grees, Ste­vie Won­der, Temp­ta­tions and more.

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