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Thursday 2 February 2017 7:30 pm
HOME, Manchester




Schumann    Quintet in E flat major, Op.44
Rachmaninov    Trio Elegiaque No.1 in G minor
Wolf   Italian Serenade
Hendrix   Purple Haze
Emanuel Rimoldi  Piano
Manchester Camerata Principal Musicians

In collaboration with The Keyboard Trust

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Manchester Camerata Trust
Geoffrey Shindler OBE
Garrick Charitable Trust

Manchester Camerata are ‘probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra’ and follow in that proud Manchester tradition of innovation.  We pop up in all sorts of spaces and now we are collaborating with one of the city’s pioneering art institutions in HOME to bring classical music into the present day.

Growing strain on public services means there is increasing pressure on vulnerable members of our society.  During these times we believe it is vital that we extol the influence that music has on the health and well being of the nation.  Popular music is littered with tragic stories often glorified for the manner of their end rather than focusing on the music as an expression of the artist’s pain. 

We want to bring this issue to the fore.  Schumann, Rachmaninov and Wolf are composers that personify that relationship between mental health and music, using their extraordinary abilities as both a therapy and a means to personal redemption.  We also look in a more contemporary direction with a phenomenal rendition of the Jimi Hendrix masterpiece Purple Haze, one of popular music’s greatest icons who was believed to suffer from Bi Polar disorder.

You will be moved not only by the powerful renditions of the pieces but the music will be interspersed with historical readings that illustrate where the artist was mentally at the time.  Join us as we reflect on these seminal works and how vital music is to our very wellbeing.

Outstanding young Italian pianist Emanuel Rimoldi joins Camerata in collaboration with the Keyboard Trust, for an UpClose exploration of music and the mind. In a journey from darkness into light and hope, we explore the mental health behind some of the world’s most well-loved composers.

SPOTLIGHT 6.30PM  Free admission
Manchester Camerata Youth Forum: A premiere of a film about young people’s Manchester journeys.

CONCERT 7.30pm



In person: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN

£6 Student Tickets
Groups: 6 tickets for price of 5


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