Upclose Iii

Date: Tuesday 26th March 2013 20:00

Venue: Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester


UpClose is our eclectic series of laid-back concerts in smaller, more intimate venues around the city, shining a light on hidden gems, both in terms of the music and the venues themselves. Relax and unwind with a drink and enjoy a blend of classical and contemporary music at close quarters. Arrive early for contemporary sound-based artworks by John Hyatt and Lewis Sykes, taking inspiration from the music at each event.The centre-piece of this concert is Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, one of the most emotionally wrenching and spiritually reflective works written for chamber group. Written for the unusual combination of piano, violin, cello and clarinet, the work received its first performance outside in the rain in a German prisoner of war camp in 1941 on a collection of damaged instruments. This reflective programme also features a performance by Camerata&s principal cellist, Hannah Roberts, of Bach&s D minor Cello Suite, and a new chamber work by Camerata&s composer in residence, Christopher Mayo entitled Quartet – The Coming House will be Fair to See and Made of Brick.

You&ll also hear Leader Giovanni Guzzo playing the 1709 Stradivarius, which is on extended loan to Manchester Camerata by benefactor Jonathan Moulds, President of Bank of America Merrill Lynch&s European business.DOWNLOAD THE 2012-13 SEASON BROCHURE HERE