RNCM Manchester, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

Sunday 4th March 2018

This nationwide biennial festival offers musicians of all ages and abilities a gateway into the exciting, imaginative and essential world of contemporary music, a vibrant celebration in which professional, amateur and young musicians can come together to celebrate works by many of the leading composers of today. Composition students at the RNCM will have their pieces workshopped and premiered by a pro-am ensemble as part of a mixed day of contemporary music making. Following a performance of CoMA Open Score commissions by CoMA partner ensembles and young musicians from the GMMusicHub, a new commission by composer Nigel Osborne for large forces, conducted by Stuart Hazelton, will be the centrepiece of a final concert, a catalyst for creating as diverse an ensemble as possible, to which allcomers are invited.

Allcomers – visit and click on ‘box office’ to book your place.

Contact: Stuart Hazelton   for further information

Itinerary for Sunday 4th March. Subject to change.

Time Activity
10:00 Registration, including allcomers
10:30 – 11:30 RNCM student Open Score workshop 1,
11:45 – 13:00 RNCM student Open Score workshop 1,
14:00 – 14:30 RNCM Open Score Performance
14:30 – 15:00 Break and setup for Nigel Osborne Commission rehearsal.
15:00 – 17:00 Nigel Osborne Commission rehearsal.
17:15 – 18:00 Nigel Osborne Commission rehearsal.
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner and setup for Concert Part 1
19:00 – 20:00 Concert 1 – Open Score Works
20:00 – 20:30 Interval and setup for Nigel Osborne Commission performance
20:30 – 21:00 Concert 2 – Nigel Osborne Commission




CoMA Bolton and Salford


Bolton Music Service, Salford MAPAS, CoMA Manchester, Oldham Contemporary Music Group and Royal Northern College of Music.


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