Concerts & Events

Upclose IV


Tuesday 23 April 2013 8:00 pm
The Deaf Institute

Gorecki String Quartet no.1 'Already it is Dusk'
Stravinsky  3 pieces for solo clarinet
Stravinsky  3 pieces for string quartet
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor op.115
Camerata Principal Players

UpClose is our eclectic series of laid-back concerts in smaller, more intimate venues around the city, shining a light on hidden gems, both in terms of the music and the venues themselves. Relax and unwind with a drink and enjoy a blend of classical and contemporary music at close quarters. Arrive early for contemporary sound-based artworks by John Hyatt and Lewis Sykes, taking inspiration from the music at each event.

Our UpClose series concludes with an eclectic programme featuring Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet, a work of endless lyricism. One of the foremost Polish composers of the twentieth century, Henryk Gorecki was thrust to sudden international fame on the release of a recording of his Third Symphony in the 1990s. His first quartet, written for the Kronos Quartet, is an intense, lyrical and darkly powerful work, showing more than a nod to the minimalist movement. Also in this programme, Igor Stravinsky’s colourful and witty character comes to the fore in his 3 pieces for string quartet, and his 3 pieces for solo clarinet

You’ll also hear Leader Giovanni Guzzo playing the 1709 Stradivarius, which is on extended loan to Manchester Camerata by benefactor Jonathan Moulds, President of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s European business.

: £10 (£6 students)
GROUPS: 6 tickets for price of 5 (Box Office bookings only)

UpClose Fixed Package: Book all 4 UpClose concerts and save 10%.
Discount cannot be combined with any other offer.

Call: 0844 907 9000 (The Bridgewater Hall Box Office)
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