Portrait Of An Englishman

Date: Saturday 26th May 2012 19:30

Venue: The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

A concert celebrating some of the greatest English music written for chamber orchestra, including Elgar&s Introduction and Allegro with its rich and muscular melodies, Vaughan-Williams& mystical otherworldly Fantastia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis and his delicately impressionistic The Lark ascending with Camerata&s leader Giovanni Guzzo as soloist. One of the Haydn&s London Symphonies, his ingenious and witty ‘Surprise&, written for the Hanover Square Rooms in London, completes this programme.From 1.00pm Exhibition: Portraits of PlacePrimary school students from across Greater Manchester, Chester, Doncaster, Stafford and Ulverston display their map of the region in photographic collage and recorded sound.6.30pm Talking PointA discussion about Elgar&s influence on 20th Century English composers, in particular Vaughan Williams.

7.30pm Concert9.30pm EncorePresented in association with Manchester Jazz FestivalNeil Yates, trumpet+ TBC

Following a concert in which the music draws heavily on this country&s rich folk heritage, we turn to folk-inspired music from slightly further afield to present one of England&s most original voices on the trumpet: Neil Yates has forged a unique sound which incorporates the sounds and techniques associated with Celtic folk music and combines it with jazz to form his own style – ‘diddleknock&. Highly expressive playing, a plaintive tone and exquisite compositions.

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