Joshua Redman: Still Dreaming courtesy of RNCM

RNCM Summer Season 2017

Chris Horkan, Music Editor

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has launched its 2017 Summer season. Between May and August the Manchester conservatoire and venue hosts everything from classical music, Big Band and jazz right through to a student collaboration with New Order as part of Manchester International Festival.

Classical highlights include Bach’s masterpiece St John Passion performed by the RNCM Chamber Orchestra, plus the college’s Symphony Orchestra tackling Tchaikovsky’s monumental Sixth at The Bridgewater Hall and the continuation of its family-friendly Young Explorers series, featuring popular works by Stravinsky, Bernstein and Copland.

American bassist Jaco Pastorius is the subject of the RNCM’s Summer Big Band show, while Joshua Redman’s all-star contemporary jazz group, the Still Dreaming quartet, pays a much-anticipated visit.

Things to do right now

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Festivals 19–29 October 2017,

Manchester Science Festival 2017

Childrens 21–29 October 2017, FREE

Family Arts Festival 2017 at The Lowry

Families 21–31 October 2017, FREE

Halloween in the City

Dance 14 September–1 November 2017,

The Lowry Autumn Season 2017

Exhibitions 24 June–1 November 2017, FREE

Raqib Shaw at the Whitworth

Exhibitions 22 September–5 November 2017, FREE

AND A 123 at Castlefield Gallery

Families 19 October–5 November 2017, from £6

Big Imaginations Festival

Exhibitions 7 October–11 November 2017, FREE

Sarah Eyre & Ilona Kiss

Music 4 October–11 December 2017, FREE

RNCM Autumn Season