Up Close 2 - Tuesday 7 February 2012
Tue 13th Dec 2011 - 12:07

Up Close is part of Manchester Camerata's mission to take Classical music into different venues around the city - to put this music into new contexts and new environments that are more intimate and relaxed.  It also allows us to develop our relationship with the artist John Hyatt and together explore new ideas and ways of presenting Classical music.

The Second performance in our Up Close series takes place at the Deaf Institute on Tuesday 7 February 2012 at 8pm and features an extraordinarily powerful work by Osvaldo Golijov, The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind for string quartet and klezmer clarinet.

An arrangement of some Piazzolla music for string quartet by Simon Parkin will be followed by a full performance of Shostakovich's most famous and visceral string quartet no 8.

This performance will also feature a collaboration with artist John Hyatt developing throughout the whole Up Close series.  

Click the image (right) to hear John talk about the project 

  John Hyatt talks about Up close 
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   John Hyatt talks to Bob Jones about the Up Close project, how it came into being and where he believes it goes in the future.
 Audience members discuss Up Close   Click the image (left) to hear the views of some of the audience members.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the concert – the music was wonderful and the intimacy of the event was just so special – it really felt at times like being in an 18th Century Salon with my own private band."

"I'm a huge music fan and love live gigs whether large or small but what made this so very special was watching the connection between the  

There will be two other Up Close concerts on Tuesday 6 March at the Deaf Institute and Wednesday 16 May at the Antony Burgess Foundation.   


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