Laura Bowler
Image credit: © Robin Clewley

Archived Event

Adam Gorb, Andy Scott, Laura Bowler, Paul Patterson and Steven Daverson
RNCM 50th Anniversary: Made in Manchester
Sat 17 Jun 2023, 11.00am
Archived Event
This concert will be approximately 1 hour in duration, without an interval


  • Laura Bowlervoice
  • Ruth Morleybass flute
  • Yifan Mapiano
  • Zack Smithsaxophone
  • Yuliya Shkvarkosoprano
  • Dylan Lathampiano


      • Wicked Problems for voice, bass flute and fixed tape
  • Andy Scott
    b. 1966
      • Westland for solo tenor saxophone
  • Adam Gorb
    b. 1958
      • Beggars Belief for soprano and piano
        (London première)


The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) celebrates its 50th birthday in 2023, as well as celebrating its 15th year of bringing the music of today’s finest living composers to Wigmore Hall. Since 2009, RNCM students have visited the Hall each year to perform music by leading composers such as James MacMillan, Errollyn Wallen, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Judith Weir, George Benjamin, Tansy Davies, Harrison Birtwistle and Mark-Anthony Turnage.

New music has been at the heart of Manchester’s music-making since before the inception of the RNCM. The New Music Manchester group of the 1950s including Harrison Birtwistle, Peter Maxwell Davies and Alexander Goehr were one such influential group.

Today, the RNCM is a thriving centre for new music of all kinds, with the breadth of sounds ever-broadening amidst technological innovations and new ideas. This Made in Manchester focus explores this diverse range of styles, demonstrated through music by staff composers at the RNCM.

In Partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music

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