Welcome to wave 2 of Manchester Camerata’s 2018-19 Season

It’s time to reveal the second half of our most exciting season ever.  Gábor, our artistic partners and some of the most electrifying musicians in Europe will come together once more to present a kaleidoscope or art, passion, power and vulnerability.

Sailing in on the crest of wave two, we have the mercurial Laura Bowler, composer, boxer and now explorer. She has returned from an expedition to Antarctica and has written a brand-new piece that tackles the issue of climate change presented as a night of orchestral theatre.

Perhaps more than any other living composer, William Basinski may lay claim to having created the definitive eternal elegy of his era.  Though the birth of this piece of music is associated with great tragedy, it’s enduring appeal has been down to the life affirming beauty it elicits from that moment in time.  Like any great work of art, there are countless interpretations of the piece and almost every one is associated with a vivid and powerful emotion.

Hugo Ticciati returns to calm the raging waters of your mind in Headspace, a night in which Manchester Cathedral acts as his vessel to quiet your mind and make you truly appreciate the sounds that you hear and forget the outside world for a while.

We take on Haydn and Kraft with the help of the renowned Cellist István Várdai at The Stoller Hall before tackling one of the former’s most iconic works – The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, at the magnificent Bridgewater Hall.

As we race towards the shore that is the season’s end, we continue our ground-breaking Mozart partnership with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet in Mozart Made in Manchester as well as playing two very special shows at HOME.  We will be bringing you Latin fire as we make our debut at VIVA Fest and see out our season with UpClose: Evolution of Dance, that takes us on a musical journey from Bach to Beyoncé.
Download the 2018-19 Event Guide (Part Two)

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