Camerata Books in to Sheffield

Posted on September 24, 2010

Manchester Camerata plays a concert with a literary theme in Sheffield as part of the City’s Off the Shelf Reading and Wriring Festival on Wednesday 27 October at 5.45pm

Manchester Camerata are regular visitors to Sheffield’s International Concert Season, and jumped at the chance to take part in the Off the Shelf event.  The programe includes the poignant and moving Yiddishbukk by Osvaldo Golijov, written in 1992 and based on the remnants of a collection of verses quoted in a letter from Kafka to Milena. The music is written for string quartet and the movements bear the initials of people commemorated in the work.

The music commemorates three children interned by the Nazis, the writer Isaac Bashevis Singer and Leonard Bernstein.

Specially featured in the evening’s concert will be readings from local writers – The deputy National Storytelling Laureate Shonaleigh Cumbers will be giving a Jewish narrative that complements Golijov’s music and a young actor will read an extract from The Diary of Anne Frank.

Further details of this concert

  Osvaldo Golijov Composer

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