Wednesday 30 November 2022

From Mozart, Made in Manchester to a new theorbo concerto and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra: 2023 at Stoller Hall

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Gábor Takács-Nagy, and Manchester Camerata
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Gábor Takács-Nagy, and Manchester Camerata

The Stoller Hall in Manchester has launched the first three months of its 2023 season with an eclectic mix of concerts and music genres. Highlights include an intriguing concert from the Sacconi String Quartet and lutenist Matthew Wadsworth which moves from Purcell to Stephen Goss' Theorbo Concerto to Eleanor Alberga's String Quartet No. 2 and Beethoven's String Quartet No.16 in F Major, Op.135. Other chamber music includes Ensemble 360 (resident ensemble at the Sheffield Chamber Music Festival) in Vaughan Williams and Schumann, and pianist John Lenahan and violinist Cristian Grajner de Sa in Brahms, Prokofiev and Amy Beach, whilst Ensemble 360 will be joining Polly Ives for their family-friendly Izzy Gizmo. 

The next instalment of the Manchester Camerata's Mozart, Made in Manchester series returns with Gábor Takács-Nagy conducting the Camerata in three of Mozart's earlier piano concertos with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, plus the Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio K.384. Guest conductor Karin Hendrickson and the young musicians from Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra will be exploring Brahms' Symphony No. 4, plus Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and Breaking Waves by Swedish composer Helena Munktell (1852-1919) performed by Chetham’s soloist Kassia Ren. 

Jazz includes Tommy Blaize and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and other visitors include jazz trumpeter come singer-songwriter Philip Lassiter and Dave Bristow and his quintet.

Full details from the Stoller Hall website.

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