Portrait Of An Italian

Date: Friday 18th November 2011 19:30

Venue: RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester

Giovanni Sollima cello/directorGiovanni Guzzo directorHannah Roberts cello

Our guest director and soloist for this programme, the internationally-renowned Italian cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima, is a performer quite unlike any other, with a rock musician’s energy and directness of communication, and a musicality that sits happily across many genres. Put together around his personality, this programme, blending the traditional and the more modern, features two of his own works, the lyrical Violoncelles Vibrez! for two cello soloists and strings, and LB Files, a mini dramatisation of the life of Luigi Boccherini, a work that embraces jazz, world, contemporary and rock all in one.Talking Point, 6.30pmAn introduction to the captivating Giovanni Sollima.Encore, 9.30pmPresented in association with Manchester Jazz Festival

Semay Wu – celloand friends

Complementing Sollima&s distinctive approach to the cello, Manchester&s very own Semay leads a specially-assembled small group of music-makers to perform some quirky and surprising sounds, incorporating the many reference points in her musical career – electronica, jazz, improvisation and rock – uncategorisable yet compelling!

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