This Autumn, RNCM is asking the question: what makes something original? Entitled ‘Sounds Original?’, this future-leaning season showcases innovators from across the world. With some incredibly exciting concerts to look forward to, we have compiled our top picks into this guide. Get ready for technological exploration, cross-disciplinary collaborations as well as performances which pinpoint groundbreaking moments in music. Here are our top picks from the RNCM Autumn Season.
Here are our picks
Intimate, immersive and utterly thrilling, Manchester Collective’s concerts consistently bowl audiences over. At RNCM they will deconstruct Pierrot Lunaire and delve deeper into the inner world of the female protagonist. BBC 6’s Elizabeth Alker will be a calm voice of guidance before the madness ensues.
Sō Percussion are all about innovation and re-invention. Armed with plant pots and brand new instruments, they will perform a hypnotic array of works ranging from Steve Reich to Caroline Shaw to The National’s Bryce Dessner.
RNCM students leave the confines of their concert hall and head across the road to MMU’s new venue, the Union, to unleash brand new arrangements of Zappa’s genre-defying instrumental works.
Featuring some of Puccini’s most famous arias, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi are beautifully linked by a common thread – a tragic opera about death, followed by a witty farce that explores the same theme.