The RNCM and the University of Manchester team up again in October for their fourth annual celebration of new talent in the North West, this year with an even bigger line up. Taking place from Saturday 26 October to Saturday 2 November, the programme includes an introduction to the composers led by David Horne plus world premieres and performances from both the RNCM alumni and more. With MediaCityUK and Chetham’s School of Music also playing host to some of this year’s events, here are our top three events to see.

Open Forum With Edwin Roxburgh

This year’s featured composer Edwin Roxburgh joins Clark Rundell at the Martin Harris Centre for an exclusive talk of his work. Born in Liverpool, Roxburgh studied at the Royal College of Music where he went on to found their Twentieth Century Ensemble. Now Associate Composer of the London Festival Orchestra and renowned for the textures and precise crafting of his compositions, the talk should be a fascinating insight into the process behind his award-winning work.

Tue 29 Oct, Martin Harris Centre, Bridgeford Street, M13 9PL, Tel: 0161 275 8951, 2.30pm, FREE,

BBC Philharmonic and Psappha

New music exponents Psappha join BBC Philharmonic for an evening of classical performances. The programme includes pieces by Philip Grange and world premieres of new work from David Horne and Camden Reeves, as well as contemporary performances from the leading new music ensemble. Admission to the concert is free but tickets are required.

Tue 29 Oct, BBC Philharmonic Studio, MediaCityUK, M50 2HQ, Tel: 0161 907 5555, 7.30pm, FREE

House of Bedlam

The new electronic, instrumental and spoken word ensemble, House of Bedlam, present two concerts on the evening: the first featuring acoustic solo pieces, a poem performance and a new chamber piece for the full ensemble and the second concert featuring existing pieces alongside new pieces. Both concerts are free with no ticket required. Members include the composer, Larry Goves, and award-winning poet, Matt Welton.

Wed 30 Oct, Carole Nash Recital Room, RNCM, Oxford Road, M13 9RD, Tel: 0161 907 5555, 5.15pm & 10pm, FREE

Sat 26 Oct - Sat 2 Nov
Hannah Phillips
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