Royal Northern College of Music & Brodsky Pre-theatre Dining Review: February 2019
In 1893 Sir Charles Hallé founded the Royal Manchester College of Music, merging with the Northern school of music in 1973 to create The Royal Northern College of Music we know today.
The RNCM, located on Oxford Road in Manchester cite centre, is a hidden gem, an excellent entertainment venue offering a variety of performances from various musical genres.
In addition to musical performances, the venue also boasts the beautiful Brodsky restaurant which offers diners a sophisticated and elegant dining experience.
The Brodsky Pre-theatre experience, was a real treat, manager Jose and the team did a fabulous job at looking after us. The menu offers variety and va-va voom to their diners, with exciting foodie options followed through with a well executed delivery.
Sensational Starters included the roasted heritage tomatoes and baby mozzarella salad served with micro herbs, pesto and balsamic glaze. Also, the delicious platter of garlic and chilli roasted vegetables, served with semi-dried tomatoes, hummus & olives, alongside Italian Seitan and vegan aioli.
Mozart, Bach & Vivaldi by Candlelight presented by the London Concertante at Manchester Cathedral – Review
Manchester cathedral was the location for an amazing evening of the classics performed by the London Concertante.
Perhaps your classical music knowledge is not up to scratch, well no need to worry, as, “The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers!” The London Concertante, brought together some of the finest composers of the Baroque and Classical periods, cleverly making the performance superb for avid regulars and newbies alike.
The “UK based chamber ensemble London Concertante regularly performs up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble has continually been regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since its founding in 1991.”
The chosen repertoire of musical melodies for the concert was Mozart, Bach & Vivaldi all performed by Candlelight. Set within Manchester’s beautiful Cathedral, the evening was a breath-taking and mind blowing experience.
The programme included Mozart – Divertimento in F, Albinoni – Oboe Concerto in D minor, Bach – Concerto for Violin & Oboe in C minor, Mozart – Oboe Quartet in F, Vivaldi – “Winter” from the Four Seasons, as well as a few extra delightful pieces, a much-welcomed surprise! Along with solo Oboe and Violin performances which were truly mind-blowing.