Strings In Stafford
Date: Thursday 29th January 2015 19:30
Venue: Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
Join us for the Manchester cultural happening of 2014 as two of the city’s cultural gems come together for the very first time…
On Sunday 27 April, we shine a light on one of Manchester&s most stunning and hidden venues –Albert Hall, a forgotten Wesleyan chapel and Grade II listed building opposite the former Free Trade Hall on Peter Street.
Grieg&sHolberg Suiteis a perennial favourite, a suite of five movements based on eighteenth century dance forms, awash with charming melodies. We are joined byChristian Ihle Hadland, one of Norway&s most exciting young pianists, for the final Mozart concerto of the season, no.12, an early work performed here with just string orchestra. Rodion Shchedrin&s memorable work for strings and five percussionists is a reworking of Bizet&sCarmen– think all Bizet&s tunes dressed in differently coloured clothes – dramatic, entertaining and incredibly witty.
What’s more, we’ll be joined by Lithuanian internet-sensation and virtuoso accordionist, Martynas Levickis, for a post-concert performance of Piazzolla. Martynas is an amazing crossover artist whose latest album spans the music of Brahms and Verdi to Lady Gaga! Watch Martynas in action below.
PRE-CONCERT TALK 2pm. Doors open 1.30pm.
Musical Theft: Laura Bowler explores how composers have adapted existing material, conventions and ideas.
POST-CONCERT PERFORMANCE -MARTYNAS LEVICKIS, WATCH A VIDEO HERE
TICKETS: £26, £19, £10(concs available)plus booking fee*
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BOOKING VENUE INFORMATION
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Stafford, 25 April