While we all patiently wait for live music to return to our lives, a number of Manchester’s most-loved venues are helping to keep spirits high by streaming an array of performances online. One such venue – The Stoller Hall – has a colourful selection of online gigs scheduled over the next few months featuring a range of different artists. Below, we’ve highlighted four shows for your diary, with ticket prices going towards supporting the venue and artists involved.

Martin Roscoe | Tue 9 Feb | 7.30pm | From £5

As one of the UK’s most in-demand solo pianists, Martin Roscoe has cultivated an impressive career that spans four decades and is a regular fixture on BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Proms. During this special solo performance, presenting in partnership with Manchester Chamber Concerts Society, Roscoe will take viewers on an intense tour of some European classics, featuring renditions of Mozart’s Fantasia No. 3, Schubert’s Impromptu No 2, Klavierstücke No. 2 and Impromptu No 2. After a brief intermission, he’ll return to the stage to wrap out the evening with airings of Haydn’s Andante and Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23. An opportunity to witness one of our finest pianists perform an intimate show – and with all ticket sales going towards Help Musicians – it’s simply not to be missed.

All Time is Eternally Present | Fri 26 Feb | 8pm | From £10

Performed by the Manchester Camerata but filmed at The Stoller Hall, this new concert of classical music gives viewers the chance to see rising star saxophonist and regular BBC Radio 3 presenter Jess Gillam perform alongside BBC Last Night of the Proms composer Daniel Kidane. Together they’ll take audiences on an audio tour of new and old work, with Gillam performing Michael Nyman’s Where the Bee Dances and Kidane providing a moment of calm with his new piece, Be Still. These moments of still reflection are kept alive during performances of Dobrinka Tabakova’s Dawn and the immersive Appalachian Spring by Copland. Secure your tickets by following the link below.

Braimah & Konya Kanneh-Mason | Wed 24 Mar | 7.30pm | From £5

Part of the The Stoller Hall’s Around The World in 80 Concerts series, siblings Braimah and Konya Kanneh-Mason will be on-hand on Wednesday 24 March to present a live performance aimed at demystifying classical music. Braimah is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, a member of the Symphony Orchestra and has previously performed with bands like Clean Bandit. Meanwhile, Konya has played in front of royalty on two separate occasions and has been regularly featured on BBC Radio 3. During this special live stream, the duo plan to treat audiences with classics originally written by Beethoven, Elgar and Greig. Customers can purchase tickets to view this performance either live in-person (if restrictions allow) or at home online.

Victoria String Quartet | Fri 16 Apr | 7.30pm | From £10

This talented string quartet took their name from the same venue where they were formed – Manchester’s picturesque Victoria Baths. Between them they boast a wealth of experience within the world of chamber music, and have quickly become one of the most in-demand quartets following crowd-pleasing performances at spaces like The Bridgewater Hall and previous stints at Stoller. During this not-to-be-missed online performance, the four musicians join forces to present a programme of music that spans Mozart, Puccini and Beethoven. This opportunity to catch them from the comfort of your own home is simply too good to pass up.

Tue 9 Feb - Fri 16 Apr, Photo by Duncan Elliott
Simon Bland
Published on:
Sun 7 Feb 2021