Promising an astonishingly diverse array of events for all ages and tastes, The Stoller Hall’s September schedule features everything from folk to Mozart, solo piano to children’s storytelling and even a behind-the-scenes tour of one of Manchester’s newest venues.
On Sunday 11 September, acclaimed instrumentalists Will Pound and Jen Butterworth unite for a luminously beautiful performance, following a lockdown project which achieved viral video fame. Pound, a generational harmonica and melodeon talent, plays in flawless accord with Butterworth, one of the UK’s pre-eminent folk guitarists and winner of Musician of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards.
Playing original pieces so passionately eclectic that his work often evades classical labels, solo pianist Fabrizio Paterlini delivers an ethereal, cinematic concert on 17 September, featuring career-spanning work he describes as ‘like a glass of red wine on a summer evening’.
Featuring a pre-concert talk by esteemed musicologist Professor Simon Keefe, the Manchester Camerata return to The Stoller Hall on 23 September for the second instalment of their Mozart: Made in Manchester series. Exploring both his later operas and some of his most epic piano concertos, the Camerata is led by the sparkling chemistry of conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy and pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
Part of The Stoller Hall’s Elements of Nature progamme, resident artists Carla, Lizzie and Matous host Snowbear’s Story on 25 September, a day of captivating workshops for pre-schoolers in which they discover storytelling through sound with a focus on the element of ‘Air’. Featuring three sessions across the afternoon, the event ends with a classic chamber music tale performed by Trio Bohémo.
On Thursday 29 September, The Stoller Hall offers an incredible behind-the-scenes tour of its construction and mechanics. Hosted by the Deputy General Manager, the 45-minute session will give visitors exclusive insight into the acoustic design, lighting operations, sound installations and more.
Later that evening, Parkhouse Award-winning piano and string ensemble Trio Bohémo provide a breathtaking performance of work by Piazzola, Martinu and Rachmaninov as part of The Stoller Hall’s Sounds of Nature series.
For more information on events at The Stoller Hall, check out their website.
Sun 11 Sep - Thu 29 Sep, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA, Tel: 0333 130 0967
- Wolf McFarlane
- Published on:
- Fri 5 Aug 2022