As live performance restrictions remain in place at the start of 2021, Manchester Camerata is as determined as ever to reach out to and remain connected to its audiences, bringing its world class music to a national and global platform.
With this in mind, “Britain’s most adventurous orchestra” (The Times) is thrilled to announce its first ever concert for brand new streaming platform Virtual Circle recently launched by HarrisonParrott – one of the world’s leading arts management companies.
Conducted by the internationally renowned Pekka Kuusisto, this brand new concert by Manchester Camerata- All Time Is Eternally Present – packs a real punch with an eclectic and exciting programme – its first of many planned for 2021.
The full programme features rising star Saxophonist and BBC Radio 3 broadcaster, Jess Gillam performing Michael Nyman’s Where the Bee Dances; and the new and very powerful style of composition from BBC Last Night of the Proms composer – Daniel Kidane – whose brand new piece commissioned by Manchester Camerata Be Still creates a sense of inner stillness and calm – something that is arguably much needed right now. Completing the programme are the gentle tones of Dobrinka Tabakova’s Dawn and the never ending expanse of Copland’s Appalachian Spring. It will premiere on Virtual Circle on February 26 and tickets for the online event are on sale from today: https://www.emusiclive.com/Manchester_Camerata
This live recording – which took place in private at the Stoller Hall on Saturday January 9th in line with current government guidelines – will also broadcast in full on BBC Radio 3 on January 19th at 7.30pm. Additional Manchester Camerata recordings captured at the Stoller Hall will also be streamed on Virtual Circle at a later date.
Manchester Camerata CEO Bob Riley comments: “It would have been so joyous had we been able to capture our first concert of the year for Harrison Parrott 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. We cannot wait to be able to share our brand new series of streamed concerts and we are also extremely excited that part of our very first one will receive its premiere on BBC Radio 3. We very much miss being able to reach out to and perform for our live audiences, and we are therefore 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 on February 26th via HarrisonParrott’s Virtual Circle.
Tickets are £10 per household and can be purchased here: https://www.emusiclive.com/Manchester_Camerata