Electric Atmosphere For UpClose III

Posted on March 17, 2012

The third in Manchester Camerata’s series of UpClose events took place on Tuesday 6 March – with works by Satie, Glass, Part and Ysaye performed alongside a new projected work by musician and artist John Hyatt.

Audience members discuss Up CloseManchester Camersata’s UpClose series aims to offer top quality classical music experiences and ground breaking experiences in relaxed surroundings.

The latest in the series took place at the Deaf Insitute Concert Hall and Bar on 6 March 2012 and started with a short new projected work by John Hyatt, Musical Spirits, accompanied by some of the artist’s own minimalist-inspired music.

The atmosphere was electric for this concert themed around minimalism featuring works by Satie, Glass, Part, and Ysaye. The second half was taken up by a sole monumental minimalist work, Steve Reich’s Different Trains, for string quartet and tape.

There will be one more UpClose concert this season  – Wednesday 16 May at the Anthony Burgess Foundation, featuring pianist Anthony Hewitt, as part of his Olympianist tour.   The programme will include piano quintets by Brahms and Sibelius, as well as a new solo cello work by Camerata’s Composer-in-residence Brahim Kerkour.