BBC Radio 3: Manchester Week - Postponed, online, 16–22 January 2021, free entry - Visit now
In line with new Covid-19 restrictions, ‘Dark Days, Luminous Nights’ has been postponed until the spring. New dates will be announced as soon as possible.
BBC Radio 3’s Manchester Week will feature 10 live and pre-recorded concerts by Manchester’s leading ensembles and soloists, performing at some of the city’s most prestigious music venues: The Bridgewater Hall, The Stoller Hall and the BBC Philharmonic Studio in Media City UK.
Featuring on the New Music Show, BBC Radio 3 in Concert and BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert, the Hallé Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Collective and Psappha will perform alongside world-class soloists including Stephen Hough, Marcus Farnsworth and Jennifer Pike.
Kicking off the week on 16th January’s BBC Radio 3’s New Music Show, Psappha will beam live from The Stoller Hall, where they’ll present an eclectic array of music by living composers, including Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade, Lucy Armstrong, Anna Thorvalsdottir and John Casken. Introduced by Tom Service, the programme will also profile recordings and interviews with other composers and musicians on the Manchester scene.
From 18th to 22nd January, BBC Radio 3 in Concert and Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert slots will feature a brilliant range of live and pre-recorded concerts. Highlights include:
Speaking about the exciting week of Manchester-based music, BBC Radio 3 Controller Alan Davey said:
“As restrictions on live performances accompany us into the new year, we at BBC Radio 3 continue to connect our audiences with the very best music-making from around the UK, enabling artists to perform and earn a living whilst bringing great live performance to a national and indeed global audience. Here we take a moment to celebrate inspiring talent and world-class venues and put the spotlight on one of the UK’s most creative and culturally vibrant cities, Manchester.”
BBC Radio 3: Manchester Week - Postponed, online