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Olympianist makes a date with Camerata
Thu 15th Mar 2012 - 10:04

 

Self-styled Olympianist - Anthony Hewitt - makes a date with Manchester Camerata during his nationwide tour de force in May.   

Next Up Close event on Wednesday 16 May 2012 at the Anthony Burgess Foundation - Read More

Anthony Hewitt has a passion for the piano, sport, and travel. He's performed across the world for over twenty years and in his spare time he enjoys cycling out into the countryside and competing as an amateur triathlete in Olympic distance races with his brother.  

He's now embarking on a chllange which combines the physical challenges of endurance sport with some of the philosophical and mental challenges of performing on a concert tour. 

During May he's cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats, playing recitals at the end of each day.  
   
 
He's now embarking on a chllange which combines the physical challenges of endurance sport with some of the philosophical and mental challenges of performing on a concert tour.

During May he's cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats, playing recitals at the end of each day.

Anthony reaches Manchester on 16 May 2012 and will be part of Manchester Camerata's next Up Close session - a series of events aimed at presenting the finest classical and new music in a relaxed atmosphere.
 
On the programme for this session of Up Close - Cello quintets from Brahms and Sibelius - and also a newly composed piece by Manchester Camerata's Composer in Residence Brahim Kerkour for solo to be performed by the orchestra's principal cellist, Hannah Roberts.
 
The third Up Close evening too place on Tuesday 6 March 2012.  "The atmosphere was electric for this concert," says Camerata's Head of Creative Programming, Manus Carey. "The concert was themed around minimalism and featured worked by Satie, Glass, Part, and Ysaye. The second half was taken up by a sole monumental minimalist work, Steve Reich's Different Trains, for string quartet and tape. The performance started with a short new projected work by John Hyatt, Musical Spirits, accompanied by some of the artist's own minimalist-inspired music."
 
Throughout the Up Close series, artist and musician John Hyatt has been presenting his own music and visuals as a means of exploring new ideas and ways of presenting Classical music.   
 

Artist and Musician John Hyatt

Manchester Camerata's Composer in Residence - Brahim Kerkour

Anthony Hewitt's Olympianist Tour

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Anthony Burgess Foundation

Manchester Camerata and John Hyatt

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