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Thursday Lunchtimes: RNCM Brass Ensemble with Steven Verhaert

Thursday Lunchtimes

Our students, staff, and visiting artists perform alongside one another in our weekly Thursday lunchtime concert series. Drop in during your lunch break and enjoy the best of ensemble music in the heart of Manchester. 

The brilliance and vivacity of a brass ensemble is enough to fill any listener with excitement and intrigue let alone one led by the legendary Steven Verhaert. He’s renowned for having a multi-faceted career that has taken him across Europe as an in-demand performer, conductor, and arranger.  

Broad sonorities and pounding rhythms in Janáček’s Sokol Fanfare offer an impressive opening to this afternoon’s performance followed by the earlier works of Gesualdo and Lully. Playing on listeners’ intrigue, the programme rounds off with an inventory of material that Christian Lindberg had previously dismissed as being ‘too rough and rocky’ in his work Brainrubbish. 

Leoš Janáček arr Verhaert Sokol Fanfare *
Carlo Gesualdo arr Verhaert Suite
Jean-Baptiste Lully arr Verhaert Suite from Psyche
Christian Lindberg Brainrubbish 

Steven Verhaert, Andreas Asiikkis * conductors 

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£2.50 (Under 26s and Students)
£5 (Full)

This event will end at approximately 1.55pm.