Join Britain’s most adventurous orchestra in a streamed show

THE Manchester Camerata is set to get its music performance calendar of 2021 properly underway with a streamed performance of All Time Is Eternally Present, to homes around the country and across the globe on February 26.

The event, which followed government guidelines, was recorded behind closed doors last month at Manchester’s Stoller Hall, and was a determined attempt to create and reconnect with its audiences, by bringing world class music to both a national and global platform.

Described by The Times newspaper as “Britain’s most adventurous orchestra”, this first performance of 2021, includes the internationally renowned Finnish conductor Pekka Kuusisto.

The full programme also features rising star saxophonist and BBC Radio 3 broadcaster, Ulverston’s Jess Gillamperforming Michael Nyman’s Where the Bee Dances; and the new and very powerful style of composition fromBBCLast Night of the PromscomposerDaniel Kidanewhose brand new piece Be Still was commissioned by Manchester Camerata,and is said  tocreate both a sense of inner stillness and calm.

Jess Gillam with Manchester Camerata

Completing the programme are the gentle tones of Dobrinka Tabakova’s Dawn and the never ending expanse of Copland’s Appalachian Spring

Manchester Camerata CEO Bob Riley explains: “It would have been so joyous had we been able to capture our first concert of the year with a live audience, but as it stands, to be able to work alongside the astonishing talents of Jess Gillam and Pekka Kuusisto and feature brand new work by the very brilliant Daniel Kidane, is something we are hugely proud of.”

Additional Manchester Camerata recordings captured at the Stoller Hall will also be streamed at a later date.

Mr Riley adds: “We are committed and determined to keep seeking and curating these broadcasting opportunities where we are able to share our work far and wide and subsequently support our musicians and collaborators as much as possible during these challenging times.”

All Time Is Eternally Present streams via HarrisonParrott’s Virtual Circle.

Tickets cost £10 per household and can be purchased here

Peter Devine 

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