Pictures From St. Petersburg

Date: Saturday 23rd October 2010 19:30

Venue: RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester


  • Nina Whiteman Windows on the Neva
  • Mussorgsky arr. Yu Pictures at an Exhibition (Chamber Version)
  • Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile
  • Tchaikovsky Nocturne for Cello and Orchestra
  • Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
  • Prokofiev Symphony No.1, Classical

Performed By

  • Gábor Tákacs-Nagy Conductor
  • Miklós Perényi Cello

“I believe that interpreting music is nothing other than the communication of the emotions which radiate from the composition. Russian music has very deep, warm and contrasting feelings which probably stem from the very dramatic and tragic events in their history. To communicate so many emotions, we must use a great array of different colours in our performance and I am extremely happy that my long-standing friend, Miklós Perényi, will be joining us in this discovery of the Russain soul”. Gábor Tákacs-Nagy

Pre-concert Performance: Urban Symphony, 1st movement, 6.30pm

A short performance of music and art created by local school children, inspired by Manchester’s neo-Classical buildings.

Post-concert: ENCORE, 9.30pm

Enjoy an evening of introductions; meet Camerata’s future Music Director (from September 2011), the great Hungarian musician Gábor Tákacs-Nagy, and newly appointed Leader, Venezuelan/Italian violinist and rising star Giovanni Guzzo. Miklós Perényi, one of the truly great cellists of his generation, makes his debut performance with the orchestra in this special programme which is deeply rooted in the city of St. Petersburg.

Ticket prices

£22, £19.50, £16.50, £9.50

Booking information

Booking available from the RNCM box office direct from 1st September.

Telephone the box office on 0161 907 9000In person, go to The Bridgewater Hall Box Office, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS

This concert will be beamed live from the RNCM Concert Hall to the BBC Big Screen in Exchange Square, Manchester, and will also be made available on the Manchester Camerata website, and for 60 days afterwards on Medici TV.

If you fancy a bite to eat after the concert why not indulge in RNCM Café’s Supper Club deal? Meal tickets must be pre-booked from the RNCM box office (Tel: 0161 907 5555) priced £5 per person. On the menu that evening: Lancashire hotpot with crusty bread and pickled red cabbage or individual cheese, leek and potato bake (v) served with crusty bread.

If you are watching the concert at home or in Exchange Square or would simply like to do your homework before attending the concert at the RNCM, why not download the concert programme as a PDF File.