A Celebration of the Guitar

Friday January 25, 2019 7.30pm,

Australian guitar virtuoso and associate artist, Craig Ogden, launches his Guitar Weekend 2019 collaborating with musicians from Manchester Camerata. Together they lead us on a journey through the history of music, performing some of Craig’s favourite pieces in a variety of formats – solo, chamber ensemble and orchestral. Many of them have been recorded by Craig for Classic FM....

  • Craig Ogden Classical Guitar


UpClose: Antarctica

Wednesday January 30, 2019 8.00pm, HOME

Antarctica is an immersive work of orchestral music theatre. Composer Laura Bowler travelled to the Antarctic in January 2018 and brought it back for you. Authentic audio visual material captured from the trip will recreate the world of the southern oceans here in Manchester. You will feel as though you are one of the deckhands onboard the ship as you sail down the Lemaire Channel via 360 sound, actors and stunning visuals. This is going to be a truly chilling experience — dress warmly. This s...

  • Laura Bowler Composer
  • Sam Redway Actor
  • Jessica Cottis Conductor


Haydn Unheard

Monday February 4, 2019 7.30pm, The Stoller Hall

For years, confusion reigned over the true identity of the composer of Cello Concerto No.2 in D Major — was it Haydn or Kraft? What was never in doubt though was the brilliance of the piece or the talents of the two potential composers. Istvan Vardai brings with him the 1673 Stradivari ‘Du pre-Harrell’ cello and Gábor will bring crystal clarity to this cello-centric programme that is sure to delight. This is a perfect collaboration because these two Hungarians come at music with the same ...

  • István Várdai Cello
  • Gábor Takács-Nagy Music Director