Green Piece

Date: Friday 02nd October 2009 12:45

Venue: Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester


  • Michele Dall'Ongaro Green Piece (World Premiere)
  • Oliver Knussen Processionals
  • Luca Mosca Cinque Piccoli Scherzi
  • Charles Ives The Unanswered Question

A live synchronised performance by Manchester Camerata and the Venetian ensemble Ex Novo will be relayed to the Venice World Forum on Climate Change via the Internet, using the latest groundbreaking technology. Together they will perform Green Piece, a world premiere by Michele Dall’Ongaro, specially commissioned for the occasion. The performance takes place on Friday 2 October, as part of a free lunchtime concert featuring music by Charles Ives and Oliver Knussen, during the connection between the orchestras will be kept open, with a trumpeter in Venice providing the trumpet solo for Ives& ‘Unanswered Question’.

Manchester Camerata will perform their contribution live at Manchester University at 12.45pm GMT, linking in over the internet with Ex Novo, who will be playing simultaneously in the Concert Hall at the Venice Conservatoire, at 1.45pm local time. The resulting performance will be broadcast live via a high-speed internet connection to the delegates at the Venice World Forum on Climate Change, based in the Doge’s Palace in St Mark’s Square.

Tickets for this unique lunchtime concert are free.

Only alimited number are available so please email Rob Shaw at stating the number that you require.

* Ex Novo will perform this work