UpClose: Manchester Camerata With Prose (rescheduled date)
Saturday March 23, 2019 19:30, Club Academy
This night promises to be one of the most riotous shows of the year as we join forces once more with the duo from Manchester, local heroes Prose. This two piece have already made huge waves in the Manchester music scene because of their unique fusion of hip hop, acoustic guitars and beats. As if that wasn’t enough they also decided to work with an orchestra – “Probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra” (The Times). Last year Band on the Wall could hardly contain the energy in the r...
The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross
Thursday March 28, 2019 7.30pm, The Bridgewater Hall
This concert begins a short time before the end of the astronomical twilight. What better time of day then, as light temporarily gives way to dark, to explore Haydn’s orchestral tenebrism – The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross. When this piece was first played in a church in 1785 (or ’86), the room was, according to Haydn, blanketed almost entirely in darkness save for one lamp. We invite you our dear audience to consider what this light might symbolise for you as you listen to...
- Edvard Grieg Kor
- Gábor Takács-Nagy Music Director
Manchester Camerata at ¡Viva! Fest
Friday April 5, 2019 7.30pm, HOME
We are going to set HOME alight, kindling your imaginations through vivid and vibrant music, searing your minds with the red hot sounds of Piazzolla & Golijov. The former gifting us The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a piece dripping in luscious melodies and violent rhythm. This Spanish & Latin American Festival gives us a platform, upon which we leave only the burnt embers of pure unfiltered passion in Theatre 1. Hannah Calascione creates live visuals in a film piece made in response ...
- Francesca Dego Violin/Director