Where the Bee Dances

Thursday March 26, 2020 7.30pm, The Stoller Hall

Jess Gillam is a pioneer, 'Sound of Classical Poll' winner at the Brit Awards and one of the most exciting saxophonists working today. Jess oversees a special programme inspired by the energy of nature, embracing the power of the sea, the ethereal beauty of sunrise, and the vibrancy of skylarks and dancing bees in spring sky. Joining Jess for this performance is BBC Young Musician competition winner Callum Smart. Callum, on solo violin, will evoke the soaring lark in flight with Vaughan-Willi...

  • Jess Gillam Saxophone
  • Callum Smart Violin
  • Gábor Takács-Nagy Music Director


Kabantu v Manchester Camerata

Saturday April 4, 2020 7.30pm, HOME (Theatre 1)

Settle back in HOME’s Theatre 1 for night of soulful, swinging fusion as Manchester Camerata team up with Kabantu, Manchester’s finest folk band. “Kabantu aim to “celebrate the space where different cultures meet”. The Manchester-based acoustic quintet includes classically trained players who met at the Royal Northern College of Music and a virtuoso busker they heard playing in the city. They have developed a fusion style in which global influences are mixed with jazz improvisation ...


Manchester Camerata Presents: The music of Arthur Russell & Philip Glass

Saturday April 25, 2020 7:00, YES

Disco cellist meets classical minimalist - Manchester Camerata plays homage to two New York legends. Arthur Russell, cellist, singer, composer and producer of a new genre of music, one that fluidly blended the distinct sounds of country and classical, disco and experimental composition. Russell spent his 20s and 30s mingling with the avant-garde of Lower Manhattan and this gritty New York scene heavily influenced his phenomenal body of work, most of which lay undiscovered until after his pre...