April 2018 will mark one year since Manchester’s Stoller Hall first opened its doors and there is plenty going on to celebrate.

On the 7th April, Manchester Camerata continues their Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto recordings with Chandos Records, supported by Geoffrey Shindler OBE and the Manchester Camerata Trust.

They are presenting a live experience with one of the world’s most eminent pianists, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. He resumes this perfect partnership with Gábor, sophisticated yet accessible – affable yet astounding.

The programme will include Mozart’s Piano Concertos No.15 in B-flat Major & No.16 in D Major as well as his Quintet for Piano and Winds performed by Camerata’s very own principal wind players.

On the 10th April, works transcribed from some of the world’s most famous opera arias by Mozart, Puccini and Gershwin, will be performed by the scintillating Katherine Bryan as she explores the relationship between her instrument and the human voice.

On its release by Chandos in October 2017, Silver Voice was featured as John Suchet’s Album of the Week on Classic FM.

On the 14th, Joyous melodies and exuberant rhythms, written by Leonard Bernstein and performed by young musicians from across Greater Manchester in a unique introduction to music and the orchestra for all the family. Bernstein’s daughter, Nina Bernstein Simmons, to present the concert .

While on the 20th, Psappha explores the connections between jazz, rock and classical. The centerpiece is a new work, Autonomy, by the renowned jazz guitarist and composer Mike Walker.

Psappha is joined by Mike and reeds player Iain Dixon in a piece that combines classical music with the improvisation and rhythmic drive of jazz. Mike also joins us as the soloist in Steven Mackey’s Deal, which intertwines rock and classical.

Romitelli’s palindromic work draws inspiration from German punk rock while Clyne’s A Wonderful Day features a recording of a Chicago street musician whose natural, slow voice conveys a sense of both joy and struggle.


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