Crowdfunded classical club nights to debut in Birkenhead and Liverpool

After a run of sold-out London shows, through the noise has announced that their crowdfunded concert series, noisenights, will make its debut appearance in Birkenhead and Liverpool this autumn.

Their new star-studded season will feature Fatma Said, Manchester Collective, Abel Selaocoe & The Bantu Ensemble, Alexandra Whittingham, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Thibaut Garcia, Lodestar Trio, Junyan Chen, Braimah Kanneh-Mason and Jeneba Kanneh-Mason performing in clubs and gig-venues around the country.

New noisenight venues include Future Yard in Birkenhead, and Liverpool’s Hangar 34 and Invisible Wind Factory.

As part of Manchester Collective’s long-standing relationship with audiences in the Birkenhead area, there are heavily discounted tickets available for residents who live in the CH41 and CH42 postcode districts for the performance at Future Yard on 20 October.

noisenights aim to reach audiences that might otherwise not experience world-class classical musicians. Over the past two years, the series has grown from a fringe night in East London to a leading promotion with names like Sheku Kanneh-Mason taking on UK-wide noisenights tours. So far 42 of the 44 noisenight shows have sold out.

This October through the noise present a new collaboration with Manchester Collective at Future Yard, with a new programme featuring Bach, Steve Reich, Julia Wolfe alongside new pieces by Rakhi Singh and Alan Keary.

In November they bring trailblazing singer and cellist Abel Selaocoe & The Bantu Ensemble to Hangar 34 in the Baltic Triangle, and in December they present Alexandra Whittingham at the Invisible Wind Factory Substation in Ten Streets.

Building on the success of their first tour last year, through the noise are now launching regular noisenights in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Birkenhead, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Brighton and London.

Between October and December this year, through the noise will take no less than five classical projects on tour around the UK, and they plan to come back to both Liverpool and Birkenhead regularly in 2024.

This is a significant milestone for the community-led organisation, which began less than two years ago in grassroots venues in Hackney.

Inspired by the UK’s great underground club scene and thriving jazz venues, noisenights offer an alternative way to experience live classical music.

Using a unique crowdfunding model which puts concert plans to local communities for support in return for tickets, they are able to bring international stars to intimate venues. Each event is confirmed once it reaches a funding target.

through the noise Co-founder and Artistic Director Jack Bazalgette said, “We’ve been happily surprised to find that there’s a growing audience for our classical gigs, so we’re thrilled to be heading to Liverpool for the first time later this year with the incredible Alexandra Whittingham.

“She’s a guitar virtuoso with a rare power to move and inspire people with her performances, and I can’t wait to give Liverpudlian audiences the chance to experience her perform up close. This is just the beginning – we can’t wait to bring even more classical names to Liverpool and Birkenhead in 2024…”

Adam Szabo, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Manchester Collective said, “This season Manchester Collective are breaking all kinds of new ground, and will see our very first collaboration with the fantastic team at through the noise.

“Their shows have brought brilliant, bolshy, virtuosic live music to new audiences across the country, and we can’t wait to present three special performances of LAD together. Bring the noise!”

Image: LAD (Alan Keary and Rakhi Singh) Credit: Manchester Collective

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