A Flying Start For The New Season

Posted on September 22, 2014

With two sold-out concerts, and hardly an empty seat available at The Bridgewater Hall, this weekend was one to remember as we paired with international violinist Nicola Benedetti. 

Nicola Benedetti

Read the Reviews

Manchester Evening News

“Nicola Benedetti and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons was the combination that pulled a crowd to the Bridgewater Hall on Saturday and gave Manchester Camerata’s new season a flying start.”

“I don’t think there’s been such an intelligent rendering of the concertos here since the Academy of Ancient Music, with their fully baroque instrumentation, four years ago.”


The Arts Desk

“In a wonderful curtain-raiser violinist Nicola Benedetti demonstrates her passion for music education.”

“When they have an artiste of such outstanding prowess, the Camerata believes in getting its money’s worth”

“This was some start to the season, but I shall remember those children. Just imagine being able to say: When I was seven years old, I played with Nicola Benedetti in the Bridgewater Hall.”

Mancunian Matters

“Benedetti has played at some of the most prestigious venues throughout the world, including the Sydney Opera House, so a chance to see her live in Manchester is one to be relished.”

“[…] the audience knew at once they were experiencing something intimate and special.”

“It was a special event, where Manchester Camerata played on home turf and it treated fans of classical music to three of the world’s most well known composers, and to Benedetti, a maestro.”

Manchester Confidential

“Virtuosos of this quality belong to the world.”

“Camerata and Benedetti did wonderful justice to the work”

Top Tweets

Marian Blaikley – @Blaiklm
“Great start to Manchester Camerata’s new season tonight. Nicola Benedetti wasn’t the only star… 

Evie Parker – @EvieAParker
“Almost forgot how incredible live orchestral music could be. Pärt Silouans Song last night – captivating, completely beautiful”

Simone – @avarshinah
 are brill as usual tonight, and  is just…wow”

“I got so many goosebumps in Arvo Pärt’s ‘Silouan’s Song’. I think playing in the dark is the way forward

Judith Watson – @JudithWatson4
“WOW season launch with was AWESOME”