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Music That Moves Me


This week sees the end of Mariele Neudecker’s installation in the Howard Assembly Room, Kindertotenlieder, set to Gustav Mahler’s intensely moving song cycle, “Songs on the Death of Children.” If you haven’t been to see it yet, the exhibition will still be open between 2pm and... Read More

A Quiet Moment of Contemplation


By Helen Robinson Already dividing opinion and drawing hugely divergent responses (just read the comments book in the entrance), Mariele Neudecker’s Kindertotenlieder makes dramatic use of the beautifully restored Howard Assembly Room. This deeply immersive and thought prov... Read More

Delve deep into poetry with the Howard Assembly Room


Mariele Neudecker’s exhibition Kindertotenlieder, showing at the Howard Assembly Room until Wednesday 23 February, has sparked an eclectic and thought-provoking series of events including music, storytelling, film-making and life drawing. This week, the Howard Assembly Room di... Read More

Sad Films That Make Your Day


  [caption id="attachment_269" align="alignright" width="300" caption="All About My Mother"][/caption] As Kindertotenlieder opens in the Howard Assembly Room today, a beautiful installation by artist Mariele Neudecker on composer Gustav Mahler’s “Songs on the Death of Ch... Read More

Juan Martin, Flamenco Maestro


[caption id="attachment_256" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Juan Martin at the Howard Assembly Room. Photo credit: Karen McBride"][/caption] The 15th January 2011 is a very memorable day for me. I work as the Studio Technician for the Howard Assembly Room. On this d... Read More

On Childhood and Children


Strauss, Mahler, Schubert... what is it about the subject of Childhood that draws such a depth and range of emotions from the very greatest composers and musicians? What is it about Childhood that gets so deeply into our imaginations? Is it the feeling that Children are ... Read More

Talk to Her


[caption id="attachment_234" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Left to Right: Javier Cámara as Benigno Martin & Dario Grandinetti as Marco Zuluaga."][/caption] Talk to Her is the story of two men whose lives intersect - through a series of coincidences and chance e... Read More

Mieczyslaw Weinberg: In Search of Freedom


Saturday 8th January 2.30-5. 45 pm Howard Assembly Room Opera North Projects is excited to announce an afternoon symposium exploring the music and times of Polish-Jewish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996). Weinberg was an essentially private man who kept getting in h... Read More

The Cranes Are Flying


The Cranes Are Flying Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov Saturday 8th January 2011, 7.30pm Howard Assembly Room Book tickets As a sneak preview of our first events in January, we wanted to treat you to a selection of gorgeous stills from the 1958 Palme d’Or Winner The Cranes... Read More