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BBC Radio 3’s Manchester Week – Postponed

Due to the current, new lockdown in England and the resulting updated health and safety guidelines, BBC Radio 3’s Manchester Week is postponed until the spring. We will update on the rescheduled dates and performances shortly.

We cannot wait to be a host for BBC Radio 3’s Manchester Week!

From Monday 18 – Friday 22 January 2021 you can tune in to listen to four lunchtime concerts broadcast live from The Stoller Hall, as well as three evening broadcasts.

Psappha will be launching the week with Radio 3’s New Music Show – a fabulous array of current music by living composers featuring unusual sounds and unexpected instrumentation.

Our great friends at Manchester Collective have an exciting programme planned, featuring a brand new work by Freya Waley-Cohen, plus music by Górecki, Mahler and Dowland.

Manchester Camerata will be performing Dobrinka Tabakova’s Dawn, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and Michael Nyman’s Where the Bee Dances (with saxophonist and broadcaster Jess Gillam) and Daniel Kidane’s new work Be Still.

Acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough will perform music by Schumann, Chopin and Bach.

Lunchtime concerts will feature violinist, Jennifer Pike, acclaimed British baritone Marcus Farnsworth, and bassoonist Amy Harman.

We are also delighted that many of these musicians will also be working with students at Chetham’s School of Music while they are with us, really making the most out of our performance and educational partnership. 

You can listen to the concerts here.


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