Manchester Camerata, described by The Times as “probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra”, will continue to redefine what an orchestra can do during the 2019 season.

Famous for innovation, the ensemble (Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards in 2017) has built a reputation for popping up in all sorts of places from concert halls to care homes, and for collaborating with the widest spectrum of artists from classical superstars like Argentine concert pianist Martha Argerich to iconic Manchester band New Order and opened the Pyramid Stage at Glasto 2017.

Camerata’s next home city performance will be at Manchester Cathedral with a special show by renowned violinist and director Hugo Ticciati.

Last season in the same venue, Hugo brought audiences under his spell before a note was even played by performing a pre-concert meditation. He then manipulated the space of this enchanting venue by having the orchestra play out of sight, in front of the audience – and even behind them at one point.

Hugo is no stranger to innovation. He imbibes all possible forms of creativity, whether it be performing premieres in Carnegie Hall, improvising with monks in India, or devising innovative programmes for O/Modernt, his festival in Sweden.

Whatever happens during this new Manchester show, you can expect the unexpected.
Hugo’s Headspace show at Manchester Cathedral will use music to de-stress, with a meditative quality designed to counteract our increasingly hectic lives. Turn on, tune in, drop out.

Part of its Upclose programme, the orchestra will perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Violin Concerto No. 2 ‘Angel’s Share’; Perotin’s Viderunt Omnes (arr. Marmen); and Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 3.

Manchester Camerata will play at Manchester Cathedral on Wednesday 27th February. Tickets are £15 plus £2.50 booking fee.


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