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Sounds of Nature

As an independent music venue rooted in sustainable practices, this year we are celebrating ways we can bring about positive change through live music. 

Sounds of Nature is our new programming strand that draws inspiration from the natural world, and runs throughout 2022. We’re connecting audiences with nature through music, and getting closer to Planet Earth with performances inspired by climate, nature and the rhythms of life.  

We start in February  with Freedom to Roam: The Rhythms of Migrationa specially curated journey through the natural world using film and live music.

Exploring themes of climate change, conflict, restriction and empathy, the event will feature a screening of the Freedom to Roam documentary, by award winning director Nicholas Jones, in association with the Born Free Foundation.

Following this, a world class line up of musicians will play their new album, The Rhythms of Migration, in full. Artists include harpist Catrin Finch, Tabla player Kuljit Bhamra MBE and flautist Eliza Marshall, who is also a patron of the Born Free Foundation.

Thu 24 Feb, 7.30pm. £22.

 

Our programme is bursting with nature in all its raw and powerful glory. Throughout the year, Sounds of Nature will celebrate how our changing planet has inspired music around the world. 

We’ve got something for all ages and tastes, from an interactive installation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with bone conducting headphones, to folk music inspired by barn owls. 

Expect a stellar performance of Fantasy from Britten’s tragic opera, Peter Grimes, reflecting on his conflict with the sea; plus an atmospheric new composition by Adrienne Spilsbury inspired by Cheshire’s wildflower meadows.

We’re also working towards reducing our carbon footprint. From programming the best musical talent within our own region to ensuring our bar is stocked with sustainable products from local suppliers, we’re striving to make The Stoller Hall one of the UK’s most nature friendly music venues. 

You can help too! For every ticket purchased for events in our Sounds of Nature programme, we’ll donate at least £1 to City of Trees to help deliver a green recovery plan planting a trees and restoring woodlands for the people and wildlife of Greater Manchester.

Full events line-up coming soon

Events

  1. The Stoller Hall

    Pavel Kolesnikov

    Tue 25 January 2022, 12:45pm

    Part of BBC Radio 3 Manchester Week 2022 Monday 24 – Friday 28 January 2022 ‘A poet of the piano’ - Bachtrack ...

  2. The Stoller Hall

    Alessandro Fisher & Kunal Lahiry

    Wed 26 January 2022, 12:45pm

     Part of BBC Radio 3 Manchester Week 2022 Monday 24 – Friday 28 January 2022 Tenor Alessandro Fisher teams up...

  3. The Stoller Hall

    Consone Quartet with Alexander Rolton

    Thu 27 January 2022, 12:45pm

    Part of BBC Radio 3 Manchester Week 2022 Monday 24 – Friday 28 January 2022 A young quartet with a big future, the...

  4. The Stoller Hall

    Mithras Trio

    Fri 28 January 2022, 12:45pm

    Part of BBC Radio 3 Manchester Week 2022 Monday 24 – Friday 28 January 2022 Mithraism was a popular religion during...

  5. The Stoller Hall

    Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra

    Fri 18 February 2022, 7pm

    Part of our Sounds of Nature programme Discover some of the UK's most incredible young musicians, as Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra...

  6. The Stoller Hall

    Freedom to Roam: The Rhythms of Migration

    Thu 24 February 2022, 7:30pm

    Part of our Sounds of Nature programme 'Full of exciting potential...beautiful' - The Guardian 'It was GREAT!' - Petroc Trelawny,...

  7. The Stoller Hall

    Bach’s Matthäuspassion

    Sat 2 April 2022, 7:30pm

    Part of our Sounds of Nature programme On 11 April 1727, probably the most monumental of Bach’s works was performed...

  8. The Stoller Hall

    Ghost Owl with Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow

    Thu 7 April 2022, 7:30pm

    Part of our Sounds of Nature programme Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow join talents to create a collection of acoustic...

  9. The Stoller Hall

    James Lisney

    Thu 12 May 2022, 7:30pm

    Part of our Sounds of Nature programme 'I have nothing but praise for James Lisney's piano playing; he combines velvet...

  10. The Stoller Hall

    Victoria String Quartet

    Fri 17 June 2022, 7:30pm

    Part of our Sounds of Nature programme Following their live stream performance during Manchester's lockdown, the Victoria String Quartet return...

  11. The Stoller Hall

    Trio Bohemo

    Thu 29 September 2022, 7:30pm

    Part of our Sounds of Nature programme In 2021 Trio Bohemo won the prestigious Parkhouse Award, an award which champions young ensembles...