Haçienda Classical

Posted on September 3, 2015

Mike Pickering & Graeme Park perform first Haçienda night with a live orchestra

EVENT Hacienda ClassicalFriday 5 February 2016, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester With Special Guests & Manchester Camerata 

FAC 51 The Haçienda and Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra, are to collaborate with the DJ’s who shaped The Haçienda’s sound – Mike Pickering and Graeme Park – for a night of Haçienda classics.

Hacienda Classical marks the first time that Hacienda DJ’s have performed with a live orchestra in a unique meeting of worlds.

The renowned DJs will select and perform a continuous set of signature Haçienda tracks alongside the 40 strong orchestra in the innovative live fusion event which will see The Bridgewater Hall transformed for the night by FAC 51.

Special guest artists to be announced.

Tickets On Sale : 10am Friday 18th September 2015
Get tickets here

On Haçienda Classical

“I’m thrilled to be involved in such an exciting project. Having Manchester Camerata playing Haçienda hits is a mouth watering prospect. A classical rave indeed!” – Mike Pickering

“I’m extremely excited to be working alongside FAC51 The Haçienda, Mike Pickering and Manchester Camerata to present a selection of classic Haçienda tunes performed live by an orchestra in Manchester, the undisputed home of the UK acid house revolution. When I play a classic piece of late 80s or early 90s house I’m struck at how much more melody and musicality there is compared to many of today’s big dance tunes. There’s lots of layers and depth for an orchestra to get involved in. The passion, romance and energy of the original house masters has stood the test of time and I think we’re going to blow some minds and take the euphoria of Nude nights at The Haçienda to a whole new mind blowing level. I really can’t wait.” – Graeme Park

‘Manchester Camerata is renowned for eclectic collaborations, so we jumped at the chance when we were approached to work with Mike and Graeme. Haçienda is synonymous with revolutionary dance music, so we’re looking forward to presenting a different take on that iconic sound.’ – Bob Riley, Manchester Camerata CEO