Summer Dreams

Date: Saturday 28th May 2011 19:30

Venue: The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Douglas Boyd conductorGiovanni Guzzo violinAlison Rose sopranoClaire Ormshaw sopranoJohn Savident narratorLadies from Manchester Chamber ChoirLooking for somewhere to eat before the concert?The Midland have crafted a special Midsummer Night&s Banquet in honour of this evening’ concert.Start your evening in style with The Midland&s fabulous pre-concert summer banquet before taking your seats at The Bridgewater Hall.More Info Pre-concert Performance: Urban Symphony, 5th movement, from 1.00pm This final movement and culmination of URBAN SYMPHONY celebrates one of the world&s greatest concert halls – The Bridgewater Hall – in a series of performances across the day.Post-concert: ENCORE, 9.30pmDon’t miss Douglas Boyd’s final concert in Manchester as Music Director of Manchester Camerata. On this magical evening Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto – a favourite with audiences worldwide, with its lyrical themes and lively finale – will be performed by the orchestra’s dazzling new Leader, Giovanni Guzzo. Fusing music and drama, Mendelssohn’s effervescent incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be accompanied by narration taken from Shakespeare’s enchanting play. Your narrator for the evening will be actor John Savident, perhaps best known for his role as Fred Elliot in Coronation Street.Filled with comedy, sublime poetry and romance, this concert offers a unique and entertaining experience.Watch and listen to Mendelssohn’s Violin ConcertoTicket prices£32, £25, £22, £18, £12, £9Booking informationTelephone the box office on 0161 907 9000In person, go to The Bridgewater Hall Box Office, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WSClick here to book online

SUBSIDIZED COACH TRAVEL!Courtesy of the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, Manchester Camerata will be running subsidized coaches (only £8 return!) from Crewe, Chester and Ulverston for this concert. For more information or to book you coach seats contact Sophia or Sue on 0161 226 8696. Concert tickets must still be bought separately via the Bridgewater Hall Box Office.

This concert is suitable for familes with children aged 7+ yearsClick here for more information about the Family Friendly project


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Leader Giovanni Guzzo also has a website – have a look.