Who Runs The World… at RNCM

Chris Horkan

Who Runs The World... at Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester 5 March 2018 Tickets from £22.00 — Book now

This concert celebrates the roles of inspirational women in music. It features a new work by Manchester Camerata’s former Composer-in-Residence, Laura Bowler, which is inspired by three major female talents in music today: Icelandic legend Björk, Norwegian pop star Aurora and Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

Elsewhere on the bill, the Camerata’s Youth Forum provides a work for the Inspirational Woman of the Year recipient, followed by a performance of Anna Clyne’s Within Her Arms and Deborah Pritchard’s trumpet concerto Seven Halts on the Somme. Pritchard’s 2016 composition was commissioned by Lichfield Festival for Manchester Camerata and soloist Tine Thing Helseth.


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