The Autumn season has felt like something of a turning point for The Stoller Hall team. As children return to school and people start to head back to their work places, we feel like a cloud is being lifted – and we are turning our attention to exciting future plans.
The Stoller Hall has been open for just over three years now (celebrated in our wonderful birthday concert). Our initial launch was a quiet one – and we spent our first three years carving out our place as a world class, acoustically brilliant, music venue in Manchester.
Now, thanks to the invaluable backing of our supporters and funders, we are working our way through the Covid-19 crisis and are planning for the future. So – what do we have planned for The Stoller Hall, I hear you ask…..
Earlier this month we hosted our very first live stream event! Organised by the Manchester Chamber Concerts Society Martin Roscoe and Tasmin Little performed live from The Stoller Hall, fundraising for Help Musicians UK. You can watch again here.
In November we will be hosting The British Horn Society for a live recital with Ben Goldscheider and Huw Watkins, an evening of Beethoven Piano Sonatas with Murray McLachlan and an extraordinary day of music-making with the Northern Baroque Orchestra.
We are also looking forward to welcoming The Lux Trio, performing for both social distanced in-venue audiences and live stream ticket holders! Winners of the 2019 Parkhouse Award, the Trio will be one of the first live European acts in The Stoller Hall programme, on Thursday 26 November. We can’t wait to welcome you back to experience spine-tingling live music again in our fabulous venue.
If you would like to know more about any of these events, click here to see what’s on.
Beyond November, we have even more planned! From now until Christmas we will continue to support local musicians to come together to create and rehearse music in our beautiful spaces. We will work with performers – making recordings, performing to small and exclusive audiences, and live streaming incredible music around the world. And we are planning an exciting Christmas project working with schools to deliver workshops in the lead up to a combined virtual live performance in the last week of term.
We are also busy looking further ahead into 2021, and are in the process of curating a series of classical, folk and jazz music. Our aim is that by Spring 2021 we will be able to throw our doors wide open and invite you to come and enjoy the programme that the team are busily putting together for you.
It’s exciting times – this feels like the launch of The Stoller Hall all over again!
And we’re so looking forward to seeing you!