Spreading The Love – Camerata Without Boundaries

Posted on April 25, 2012

Manchester Camerata’s concert on Saturday 28 April 2012 – Portrait of Love – will also be seen by audiences across the UK and around the world thanks to digital partnerships in the North east of England, BBC Music Magazine and Medici.tv.

Mezzo Soprano Anna StephanieManchester Camerata’s Portrait of Love concert will be bursting out of the concert hall in more ways than one to reach audiences across the UK and around the world.

The orchestra has teamed up for the first time with BBC Music Magazine to stream the performance – starring the mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany with Manchester Camerata conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy – on the magazine’s website at www.classical-music.com.

And for the third time this season, the prestigious classical music broadcaster Medici.tv will be carrying the show live, and then offering the concert after the event to subscribers.

In addition to all this, Camerata has been working with a consortium of top flight orchestras to bring its music to a wider audience in the North East of England.

North East of England Venues

The show will also be seen in the North East of England at the Alnwick Playhouse, Northumberland, The Maltings Theatre and Cinema, Berwick- upon-Tweed and Gala Theatre, Durham.

The project to bring Manchester Camerata’s music to venues in the North East is part of collaboration involving Northern Sinfonia, orchestra of The Sage Gateshead, and the London-based ensemble Aurora.

It was just eight projects out fo 500 applications which successfully attracted half a million pounds worth of funding from the Digital Research and Development Fund for Arts and Culture run by the Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and NESTA.

Manchester Camerata’s Head of Creative Programming, Manus Carey, says it’s an exciting development. “We are committed to using digital technology both within our programming and also to bring the orchestra’s work to as broad and diverse an audience as possible through our website and live concert streaming.  We are very excited to be partnering with the Sage Gateshead and Aurora orchestra on this research project”

Gala, Durham – Live on the 28 April 2012
The Maltings, Berwick – 29 April 2012
Alnwick Playhouse, Northumberland – 28 May 2012

About Arts Council England

Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, and carnival to crafts. Great art inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves, and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2011 and 2015, we will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and a further £0.85 billion from the National Lottery to create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.  www.artscouncil.org.uk

About AHRC

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC): Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from languages and law, archaeology and English literature to design and creative and performing arts. In any one year, the AHRC makes hundreds of research awards ranging from individual fellowships to major collaborative projects as well as over 1,100 studentship awards. Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK.


NESTA is the UK’s foremost independent expert on how innovation can solve some of the country’s major economic and social challenges. Its work is enabled by an endowment, funded by the National Lottery, and it operates at no cost to the taxpayer.  NESTA is a world leader in its field and carries out its work through a blend of experimental programmes, analytical research and investment in early-stage companies. For further information, visit www.nesta.org.uk