Autumn 2020 – Live from the RNCM, a season of online events streamed live to your home

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) is pleased to announce its Autumn season of online events.

While the Manchester-based conservatoire remains closed to the public, staff and students will bring music straight to your home with Live from the RNCMa series of Thursday Lates and Monday Lunchtime concerts, livestreamed from the RNCM Concert Hall.

Performances will feature exciting collaborations with guests including Sir Mark Elder [pictured], Manchester Collective, the Apollo Saxophone Quartet and Elias String Quartet, and a range of student-led projects that provide outstanding opportunities for young musicians to create, curate and present their own work.

Professor Linda Merrick, RNCM Principal, said: ‘Over the past few months, we have invested heavily in our capture and streaming facilities, allowing us to develop our livestreamed performance opportunities for people to enjoy all over the world. While it saddens me greatly that we cannot yet invite audiences back to our venues, we have worked hard to create a season that embodies everything that we stand for, and I am excited to see it unfold.’

Autumn 2020 will also build on the summer’s successful online masterclasses and Q&As with Insights, a series of inspirational sessions with artists such as Chineke!’s Chi-Chi Nwanoku, composer Anna Meredith, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote, and trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth.

Manus Carey, Deputy Principal (Performance and Programmes), added: ‘Despite not being open for public performances this Autumn, I am really delighted that we are still able to share a very diverse online broadcast programme of music and chat with our audience, and demonstrate some of the fantastically creative, engaging and innovative work which our young musicians are doing alongside RNCM staff musicians and some very exciting guest collaborators. This is an opportunity not only to hear a wide range of great music, but also to get to know some of the personalities moulding the future of our musical landscape.’

All events are free to watch online via the RNCM website, but donations to the College are welcome.

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