In Focus: Gilbert and Gorb at the RNCM

Chris Horkan
RNCM

In Focus: Gilbert and Gorb at Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester 20 — 21 June 2018 Entrance is free

Over the course of two days and six events (five of which are free), the RNCM celebrates two of the most important composers to be associated with the college.

Anthony Gilbert and Adam Gorb are the only two Heads of Composition that the RNCM has had during its 50-year history, helping to shape the institution’s highly regarded Composition department.

The festival’s events include an In Conversation with Gorb (11am, 21 Jun, Forman Lecture Theatre, Free), plus world premieres from both composers – including of Gorb’s The Path to Heaven (7.30pm, 21 Jun, Concert Hall, £15), which will be performed by Psappha and RNCM musicians to close the two-day event.

In Focus: Gilbert and Gorb at Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester 20 — 21 June 2018 Entrance is free

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