Manchester Collective ‘Sirocco’ at RNCM

Johnny James, Managing Editor
RNCM

Manchester Collective 'Sirocco' at Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester, 15 October 2019, from £5 - Book now

Back by popular demand, Manchester Collective’s Sirocco celebrates the warmth and diversity of folk traditions from across the globe.

One of the city’s most electrifying arts organisations, Manchester Collective produces innovative and daring musical experiences which aim to transform the audience experience. One of its most celebrated concerts so far is Sirocco, which last toured in 2018. Billed as “music for the people, by the people”, Sirocco inspired audiences to dance in the aisles and critics to call it a “once in a lifetime experience” (Plays To See).

At the heart of this concert is Guest Director Abel Selaocoe – a uniquely mesmerising cellist. At the RNCM, he will perform as part of a six-member ensemble, which includes Manchester Collective string players and two members of his band, Chesaba, who specialise in the performance of music from the African continent.

Reaching beyond any one region, this carefully-curated programme features a great storm of music from around the world, all of which brims with pure joy and energy. We’re particularly looking forward to Giovanni Sollima’s outrageous Lamentatio, which would stretch the limits of any cellist. We also eagerly anticipate beloved classics by Stravinsky and Haydn, some gorgeous Danish folk songs, and, highest on our list, a set of original African folk music.

As the concert unfolds, Selaocoe will narrate the history of each piece, drawing a thread through folk traditions from around the globe. He will thus promote a message of harmony through the unique language of music – a message which, in these increasingly fractured times, we can all get behind.

Manchester Collective 'Sirocco' at Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester

15 October 2019 7:00 pm
From £5

Things to do at RNCM Autumn Season

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts
Cinema Until 8 December 2022, from £7.95

Aftersun at HOME

Elizabeth Gaskell's House garden. Photo by Chris Tucker
Literature Until 11 December 2022, from £4.50

Book sale at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Cinderella at Hope Mill Theatre
Families Until 11 December 2022, from £27.00

Cinderella at Hope Mill Theatre

Music Until 17 December 2022, from £5

RNCM Autumn Season

Cinema Until 22 December 2022, from £20.00

Backyard Cinema

autumn season at z-arts
Families Until 30 December 2022, FREE

Autumn season at Z-arts

Families Until 30 December 2022, from £6.00

Glow at RHS Garden Bridgewater

OUTDOOR ART CLUB AT THE WHITWORTH
Childrens Until 31 December 2022, FREE

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth

skyliner
Activity Until 31 December 2022, from £9

Skyliner: Alternative Tours of Manchester

Craft Beer Tour Around Manchester
Activity Until 31 December 2022, from £35

Craft Beer Tour Manchester

Childrens Until 2 January 2023, from £11

Lightopia at Heaton Park