If, like us you have missed live music events, we have put together a few suggestions of some that you can view and take part in from home.

MIF Manchester International Festival 

The Long Goodbye: Livestream edition of Riz Ahmed’s electrifying live music show from the sold-out premiere in December. The show was commissioned by MIF and Brooklyn Academy of Music. This electrifying live music show is now available to stream until 1 March.

The tickets are on a Pay What you Feel basis per household. 


RNCM Strings: Thursday Lates Repeats is available to watch from the Autumn 2020 Season. The performance of Brahms’ second String Sextet features RNCM string students performing alongside Magnus Johnston (Navarra Quartet) and RNCM tutors. 

This is a free event and can only be watched live on Thursday 25 February at 8.00pm. Press the Livestream button on the RNCM website or view on their YouTube channel or Facebook page.  

Manchester Camerata 

All Time is Eternally Present is a brand new concert conducted by the internationally renowned Pekka Kuusisto. The concert will be streamed on 26 February at 8.00pm and will be the first of many planned for 2021. 

The programme will feature Saxophonist and Radio 3 presenter Jess Gillam performing Michael Nyman’s Where the Bee Dances as well as a new and powerful composition from Daniel Kidane whose Piece Be Still creates a sense of inner stillness and calm which is very much needed at this time. 

Manchester Jewish Museum

If you were looking to get involved in music why not check out song-writing group. They meet fortnightly working with amazing composers, musicians and singers creating new music inspired by the stories in the museum’s collections. 

If you like to write lyrics, play a musical instrument or sing why not join this free event over Zoom. No previous musical experience is necessary. 

The People’s History Museum 

My First Protest Song Online is music for you sing along to and include your babies and toddlers. Join Matt Hill for an interactive online performance full of toe tapping tunes from times of change including music from Bob Marley, Joni Mitchell and many more. Make some noise and have a fun time.  

The sessions take place each month with booking needed via Eventbrite. There are limited places so book early. This is a Family Friendly event. 

If you are looking for more suggestions on what you can do please get in touch with the visitor information team at visitorinformation@manchester.gov.uk.