The Hallé’s lunchtime Chamber Series at Hallé St Peter’s provides a unique opportunity to hear players and guest artists perform in more intimate surroundings.

Roberto Ruisi and friends open the season with Mendelssohn’s Octet in E flat. Written when the composer was only 16, its energy, charm and bubbling counterpoint make it one of the most enjoyable and beloved pieces of chamber music – whether for the performer or the listener.