Ovation for Pictures from St Petersburg

Posted on October 25, 2010

Triumph for Manchester Camerata on Saturday October 23 – The Pictures from St Petersburg concert at the RNCM Concert Hall brought together Music Director Designate Gábor Takács-Nagy with newly appointed Leader Giovanni Guzzo in Manchester for the first time, with world renowned cellist Miklos Perényi in a thrilling sell-out concert.

There was also the premiere of a new work Windows on the Neva by one of the country’s leading young composers, Nina Whiteman.

A special day in so many ways.  Apart from bringing Gábor Takács-Nagy together with newly appointed Leader Giovanni Guzzo in Manchester for the first time, they were joined by the internationally renowned cellist – and fellow Hungarian – Miklos Perényi.

The performance also featured a new work, written by young Manchester based composer Nina Whiteman, which was developed in collaboration with Sound and Music.

It was a night of new music and new sounds, with the presentation of a novel arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition.

  Manchester Camerata Gabor Takacs Nagy

Miklos Perenyi   Cellist Miklos Perényi fitted with Manchester Camerata, Gabor and Giovanni like a glove and wowed the audience with a virtuosic performance of the Tchaikovsky, and soaked up the ovation after the performance.

The sell-out audience at the Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall weren’t alone in experiencing the exciting and electrically charged concert.

Thanks to the Manchester Digital Development Agency and Let’s Go Global, the concert was being beamed out of the building onto the BBC Big Screen in Exchange Square, and even further afield on Manchester Camerata’s own website, plus around the world on the prestigious Medici.TV classical music network.

Listen to Manchester Camerata Podcasts   Listen to Paul Spensley from the MDDA explain how the technology was used to spread the concert worldwide.


Judging by the applause at the end of the concert, the overal impression of the concert was very favourable indeed.

If you are sad to have missed this concert – it will soon be available on Medici.tv for 60 days after the concert date.


Watch Video about Manchester Camerata   Watch a slide show of the day unfolding 
Listen to Manchester Camerata Podcasts   Listen to a short podcast of the events leading up to the Picture’s from St Petersburg Concert
  Manchester Camerata Pictures from St Petersburg

MDDA         Lets Go Global TV    Medici TV