The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) is set to take over the galleries at Manchester Museum for one night only with a unique immersive show that puts live ensembles among the collections.

Happening on Sat 6 Jul, Nature’s Music brings an eclectic soundtrack to some of the museum’s most iconic spaces as RNCM students and guest artists perform well-loved and modern compositions inspired by the natural world.

Visitors can embark on a nocturnal journey through Living Worlds and Nature’s Library, the Fossils and Dinosaurs and South Asia galleries, accompanied by musical interpretations of birdsong, wind and water, land and sky, and compositions inspired by England, Egypt, China, and beyond.

Guest artists Trees.R.Good and the RNCM’s brand new Community Chorus will perform in the Main Hall, and visitors can create mementoes of the night in the Belonging Gallery where they’ll get to preserve a piece of nature in clay.

Nature’s Music forms part of the RNCM’s The Future is Green calendar, one of the institution’s key campaigns for 2023-24 as it actively seeks to reduce its carbon footprint, while using music as a catalyst to spark discussion about the climate emergency.

The theme was chosen to reflect the concerns of the College’s current students and the conservatoire’s long-standing dedication to supporting Greater Manchester’s net-zero targets.

In 2022, the RNCM fulfilled its commitment to remove all investments in fossil fuels and it is now working towards full heat decarbonisation by 2038.

You can read more about RNCM’s The Future is Green programme here, and book tickets to Nature’s Music using the button below.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 6 Jul, Manchester Museum,
University of, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Tue 4 Jun 2024