CANCELLED – RNCM Spring Season

Johnny James, Music Editor

The RNCM Spring Season has been announced, and we can’t wait to tell you about it! In the guide below you’ll find our top five picks, including boldly programmed concerts, a pioneering opera and a thought-provoking short film showcase.

First up, read about cabaret star Ute Lemper, whose show Rendezvous with Marlene tells the fascinating story of legendary German-American actress and singer, Marlene Dietrich. Next, we write about Video Jam’s Spaces-in-between, a film and music crossover event that asks: In an age of mass displacement, what does it mean to feel ‘at home’?

We also explore a wild programme by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, a genre-blurring ensemble who are world-renowned for their dynamic performances of today’s most innovative music. Similarly adventurous, young guitarist Sean Shibe is revered not only for his incredible playing but for his revelatory programming.

Finally, we write about RNCM Opera’s latest and most daring production: Mansfield Park. An incredibly ambitious adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1813 novel of the same name, this promises to be a real spectacle.

Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.

Here’s our guide to supporting organisations in Manchester and the North.

Please note – many of the venues on our site will be closed and events either postponed or cancelled. Please check the venue website for details.