Royal Northern College Of Music

Royal Northern College Of Music
124 Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9RD
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Royal Northern College Of Music

Located one mile south of Manchester City Centre, in the heart of the Education Quarter, this is one of four conservatories associated with the ABRSM. It was formed in 1973 by the merger of the Northern School of Music and the Royal Manchester College of Music.

The RNCM is also a performance venue for concerts and other musical events. It is located one mile south of Manchester City Centre, in the heart of the Education Quarter.

Oxford Road station is an eight minute walk away, and there is secure parking located next to the College in the basement of the Sir Charles Groves Hall of Residence, off Rosamund Street West.

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Alfredo Rodríguez

Mentored by none other than Quincy Jones, the prodigiously talented young Cuban pianist is rapidly amassing international plaudits, reflected in his standout performance as a special guest on the BBC Proms tribute to Quincy Jones in August 2016. His expansive style combines a breath-taking technique with a tirelessly…

Tue 28 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 907 5555

Alfredo Rodriguez Trio

LA-based Cuban jazz pianist and his rhythm section.

Tue 28 Mar

At Last: The Etta James Story

Theatre production telling the story of soul legend Etta James’ turbulent life, featuring some of her most beloved songs.

Mon 10 Apr

£27.50 / 0161 907 5555

Brad Mehldau Trio

Over the last two decades, pianist Brad Mehldau has forged a unique path which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure. His unquestionable leadership across idioms has grown as he has transformed the paradigm of jazz and classical performance – performing both solo and with his…

Wed 17 May

Budafest: RNCM Chamber Music Festival

The college's chamber music festival looks at the musical heritage of Hungary.

Fri 10 Mar

Sat 11 Mar

Sun 12 Mar

Carmina Burana

The choir sing pieces by Carl Orff, which are full of vitality, anger, splendidly earthy desires, revolt against the rigidity of medieval times, parody and lusty enjoyment of life.

Sat 25 Mar

£17 (£13) / 0161 907 5555

Come and Sing Handel

Sing Handel choruses in the morning and view the great man's notoriously neat manuscripts in the afternoon.

Gorton Philharmonic 2017 Autumn Concert

PROGRAMME:- Shostakovich ~ Festive Overture Beethoven ~ Choral Fantasy Carl Orff ~ Carmina Burana With Bury Choral Society Choir and Vocal Soloists

Keston Cobblers Club

Folk pop five-piece from Kent.

Tue 18 Apr

£15 / 0161 907 5555

Masterclass with Anne Sofie von Otter

The great Swedish mezzo leads this public masterclass with students.

Sun 19 Mar

Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells 'For Two'

  • 4 stars

Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts attempt to recreate one of the most influential albums of the 20th century, live on stage, with just four hands and four feet. Those crazy cats.

Rick Wakeman

The world-renowned former Yes keyboardist performs pieces from his recent solo album, Piano Portraits.

Sun 25 Jun

£35 / 0161 907 5555

Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Centre of the Earth

The most affable man in prog celebrates the 40th anniversary of his solo concept opus based on the Jules Verne novel, for which he will be joined by the Jules Verne Symphony Orchestra, the English Rock Ensemble and lashings of state-of-the-art effects.

RNCM Big Band: Fred Sturm Night

RNCM students play arrangements by the late great Fred Sturm.

Sat 25 Mar

£15–£18 / 0161 907 5555

RNCM Film Orchestra

Classic film music from the student orchestra.

Fri 24 Feb

£10 / 0161 907 5555

RNCM Opera: Theodora

Handel's penultimate oratorio.

Fri 24 Mar

£21–£34 / 0161 907 5555

Sun 26 Mar

£23–£36 / 0161 907 5555

Tue 28 Mar

£21–£34 / 0161 907 5555

…and 2 more dates until 1 Apr

RNCM Session Orchestra

  • Directed by: Andy Stott

Students from all the college's schools play in this orchestra.

Sat 4 Mar

£15 / 0161 907 5555

Featuring guest conductor Bill Laurance of Snarky Puppy.

RNCM Symphony Orchestra

  • Directed by: Gergely Madaras (cond)
  • Written by: Bela Bartok

The Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra is the college's biggest ensemble.

Fri 31 Mar

£14–£17 / 0161 907 5555

The orchestra tackles Mahler's Symphony No 9.

Salford Choral Society

Classical choir.

Sat 25 Mar

£17 (£13) / 0161 907 5555

Performing Carmina Burana (Orff), Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion (Bartók) and Song of Destiny (Brahms) with Heather Heighway (soprano), Austin Gunn (tenor) and Miles Horner (bass).

Singin' in the Rain

The RNCM Young Company present the classic musical.

Thu 27 Apr

Fri 28 Apr

£12 / 0161 907 5555

Sat 29 Apr

£12 / 0161 907 5555

Steven Osborne

Solo recital by the celebrated pianist.

Tue 14 Mar

£14–£17 / 0161 907 5555

The Swingles

Seven-piece vocal harmony ensemble.

Wed 29 Mar

£15–£18 / 0161 907 5555

With Twelfth Day.

Tigran Hamasyan

A mix of jazz and native folk from Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan.

Wed 5 Apr

The Unthanks

Eccentric Geordie folk sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank.

Wed 19 Apr

The Unthanks: How Wild the Wind Blows

The Unthanks present the songs of Molly Drake, Nick Drake's mother, in their poetic, bittersweet glory.

Wed 19 Apr

The William Byrd Singers: Baroque Choral Masterpieces

Keith Orrell directs the group to form the five-part chorus for Handel's Dixit Dominus and Bach's Magnificat.

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