RNCM Articles

Review: Le nozze di Figaro

Review: Le nozze di Figaro

Robert L. Gyorgyi reviews Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)
Joby Burgess: The drummer man playing the heartbeat of America

Joby Burgess: The drummer man playing the heartbeat of America

Ellis Coopey chats to Joby Burgess ahead of his RNCM show in Manchester
Preview: Steve Backshall comes to Manchester

Preview: Steve Backshall comes to Manchester

Steve Backshall, TV explorer and naturalist, comes to RNCM this weekend
RNCM hires UK’s first well-being lecturer

RNCM hires UK’s first well-being lecturer

Sara Ascenso is the first of her kind in Higher Education, with her appointment coinciding with RNCM’s annual appeal focusing on mental health
Interview: Newton Faulkner

Interview: Newton Faulkner

Callum Lunn talks self-production, fans and festivals with Newton Faulkner
At My Table: Nigella Lawson in conversation

At My Table: Nigella Lawson in conversation

We joined Nigella Lawson and Jeanette Winterson as they discussed the fundamental pleasures of food
Live: Mario Biondi

Live: Mario Biondi

The Italian soul singer seems awkward and lost in translation in a disappointing show, writes Hugh Morris
Live: Villagers

Live: Villagers

Villagers’s new music is stripped back and lyrically intimate
Independent Live at the RNCM

Independent Live at the RNCM

The #IndyLive General Election debate took place on Wednesday and fielded questions about the EU, healthcare, and nationalism
Live: Ariel Pink

Live: Ariel Pink

Ariel’s sarcastic lo-fi take on pop culture didn’t seem to fit with the relatively grandiose setting
Live: Gondwana Records Showcase – GoGo Penguin

Live: Gondwana Records Showcase – GoGo Penguin

GoGo Penguin are a 2-step ahead of you and the rest of the audience
Live: Nils Frahm

Live: Nils Frahm

Nils Frahm’s live performances are a unique, captivating experiences
Live: Eddi Reader

Live: Eddi Reader

Her biggest hit isn’t needed to make the show complete, and I think that says worlds about her as a performer
Brian Cox endorses  £3 million RNCM campaign

Brian Cox endorses £3 million RNCM campaign

Physicist Brian Cox has added his voice in support of RNCM’s renovation campaign
Live: The Futureheads @ RNCM

Live: The Futureheads @ RNCM

Full of theatrics and refreshing anecdotes, The Futureheads have thrown off the necessity to fit into the indie scene.
Live: The Creole Choir of Cuba @ RNCM

Live: The Creole Choir of Cuba @ RNCM

The Creole Choir of Cuba’s invocatory, cultural whirlwind of a performance at the RNCM left me both astounded and invigorated; grateful that at least in other parts of the world there are musicians who stick to their roots rather than becoming over-produced and losing that raw ‘spirit’ of music. The Creole Choir is not simply a group formed to showcase the outstanding natural talent of their individual voices, they fervently fight to depict the plight of their ancestors who were bought from Africa and forced to work in slave conditions in the sugar and coffee plantations of Cuba.

Preview – Rent

Preview of the Broadway musical “Rent”, being performed at the RNCM by South Manchester Amateur Operatic Society.

Live: Josh Ritter @ RNCM

4 Stars It’s always heartening to see a musician enjoying a gig as much as the audience, and Josh Ritter, playing to an almost full Royal Northern College of Music last Wednesday, looked positively ecstatic. At several points he literally jumped for joy, and the rest of the time contented himself with grinning wildly, resembling […]

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