After a dormant year for live classical music, venues across Manchester and the north are beginning to welcome ensembles back to their stages, and audiences back to their seats. Here we round up the socially distanced concerts that we’re most looking forward in the coming weeks and months, including the Hallé’s Summer Season at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Collective’s Dark Days, Luminous Nights residency at The White Hotel.
Here are our picks
The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 3WS - Visit now
Home to the Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic orchestras, the Bridgewater Hall attracts some of the biggest names in classical music. Purpose-built to the tune of £42m, the hall was designed around its acoustic needs; it floats on 280 earthquake-proof isolations springs that mute all external noise, perfect for shielding around 250 performances a year from the trams outside.
My First Protest Song goes online. Round up the family and join Matt Hill for this live-streamed event full of toe-tapping tunes.
Use Hearing Protection tells the story of Factory Records’ formative years from 1978-1982, when the label made waves with its innovative work in music, technology and design.
Leeds Waterfront Festival brings the waterways of the city to life with an eclectic mix of music, performance and art for all the family.
Finally getting to tour their acclaimed debut album ‘I slept On The Floor’, Another Sky return to Manchester for an intimate show at The Star & Garter.
Raves are back and to celebrate, Salford den of debauchery The White Hotel is playing host to an all-night-long set from DJ don Erol Alkan.
Two days before their BBC Proms debut, Manchester Collective present a hometown celebration of life, music, and some truly extraordinary composers.
Leeds’ Belgrave Music Hall plays host to an all-dayer featuring Gruff Rhys, Stealing Sheep, Jerskin Fendrix, Deathcrash and more.
Fresh from the release of their hellacious second album Cavalcade, Svengalis of the avant-rock scene Black Midi are performing at The Ritz.