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.
Here are our picks
On the 30th anniversary of his death, American bassist Jaco Pastorius is the subject of this Summer Big Band show – featuring collaborations between Laurence Cottle and RNCM students.
American jazz saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman is joined by three of the most imaginative voices in contemporary jazz to interpret music by Ornette Coleman’s band, Old and New Dreams.