Monday, 19th October 2015
Manchester Camerata returns to The Muni Theatre in Colne for its 2015/16 season with a diverse programme of concerts featuring internationally renowned artists.
The opening concert on Sunday 8 November welcomes the inspirational Italian cellist, Giovanni Sollima to Colne for the first time. Dubbed the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the cello’ by New York’s Newsday, Sollima blew Manchester audiences away in 2011 with a performance of his haunting work Violoncelles, Vibrez! alongside Camerata’s mesmerising principal cello, Hannah Roberts. He will be performing this remarkable piece alongside more familiar works for cello and orchestra by Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi.
North West born violinist and former BBC Young Musician, Jennifer Pike, last appeared with Camerata in Colne back in 2004 and she makes a much anticipated return to The Muni Theatre in February. She will be performing Vaughan Williams’ evocative The Lark Ascending which was voted the nation’s favourite piece of classical music in Classic FM’s 2015 Hall of Fame.
The season finale on Sunday 5 June welcomes another soloist with local roots, Manchester Camerata’s own principal oboe, Rachael Clegg, who will team up with the orchestra’s outstanding leader, Adi Brett to perform JS Bach’s Double Concerto for Violin and Oboe. Always looking to nurture local talent, this season Manchester Camerata has forged links with Pendle Young Musician’s Bursary to support young musicians in the area in continuing their musical studies.
PYMB’s administrator, Susan Eames said of the collaboration ‘“We’re very proud to be associated with Manchester Camerata. The bursary scheme is a fabulous opportunity for young musicians, and entries have started to come in for 2016. At this stage, we are asking them to send in a recording of themselves, which doesn’t even need to be of professional quality, before the deadline of November 21st.”
Manchester Camerata’s Colne concert season is made possible through the orchestra’s funding as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.