Digital Pictures from St Petersburg

Posted on October 16, 2010

Manchester Camerata’s PICTURES FROM ST PETERSBURG concert on 23 October 2010 at the RNCM was already destined to be a very special occasion. But thanks to the latest digital technology it’ll be beamed into Manchester City Centre, and will be seen around the world online.

  Gabor Takacs Nagy   Manchester Camerata Leader Giovanni Guzzo   Miklos Perenyi   Young Composer Nina Whiteman  

Featuring the orchestra’s future Music Director, Gábor Takács-Nagy, newly appointed Leader Giovanni Guzzo and world renowned cellist Miklos Perényi, and including a première by one of the country’s leading young composers, Nina Whiteman, the concert is certain to be a very special occasion.

Thanks to the very latest technology, the event will also be beamed into the heart of Manchester’s city centre via the BBC Big Screen in Exchange Square.  Not only that – but it can be seen online via internet streaming at and

Manchester Camerata’s Chief Executive, Bob Riley, says “Our aim is to deliver a programme of musical experiences fit for the 21st century, reaching new audiences and using the latest technology.”

“We are thrilled that we’re going to be able to share this momentous occasion – when these two great international musicians, Gábor Takács-Nagy and Miklos Perényi playing here together for the first time – with a wider audience online and in Manchester’s city centre. Nothing can replace the experience of a live orchestra in concert but we are delighted that our music is being taken out to those who can’t come and join us in the concert Hall. 

This latest initiative is the result of collaboration with Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA) and Let’s Go Global. It means that audiences online and in Exchange Square will be able to share the experience – live and in real time – with the audience at the RNCM, where the concert will take place.   MDDA

Listen to Manchester Camerata Podcasts   Listen to Adrian Slatcher from the MDDA talk about the work of the agency, and how it plans to develop the digital capabilities of businesses and arts organisations in the city.
Watch Video about Manchester Camerata   This is the second major collaboration between Manchester Camerata and MDDA. In 2009 MDDA facilitated a live synchronised performance by Manchester Camerata and ensemble Ex Novo in Venice, which was relayed to the Venice World Forum on Climate Change via the Internet.
Download   If you plan to watch at home or in Exchange Square, or simply would like to do a bit of research before the concert at the RNCM, click the download button to get a PDF version of the concert programme.

See details of the Pictures from St Petersburg concert

Read more about Let’s Go Global

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Preview in AV Interactive