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Music, Thu 28 Nov 2019

Manchester Collective | The Centre Is Everywhere

Manchester Collective | The Centre Is Everywhere

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Manchester Collective: The Centre Is Everywhere

Edmund Finnis - composer
Rakhi Singh - solo violin
Manchester Collective - string orchestra

LIGETI Métamorphoses nocturnes
VIVALDI Four Seasons
FINNIS The Centre is Everywhere (Touring Premiere)
STRAUSS Metamorphosen

_His music is a breath on the wind.
His music is light dancing on water.
His music is a lover’s whisper in the dead of night.
It is both beautiful and strange._

This season, we’re very proud to be touring a new work by Edmund Finnis. It’s called _The Centre is Everywhere_, and we gave the first ever performance of it in Summer 2019, at the Southbank Centre in London. Now, we’re bringing this mysterious and beautiful object on tour, to be performed in seven cities by the full Manchester Collective lineup - eleven solo string players.

Alongside Edmund’s “iridescent and compelling” music (_The Guardian_), the show also features an unholy mashup of Ligeti’s _Métamorphoses Nocturnes_ and Vivaldi’s _Four Seasons_, performed by our very own Rakhi Singh. We close the show with Richard Strauss’ devastating _Metamorphosen_ - a piece of music written by an old, dying man during the last months of the Second World War. The piece is an elegy for Europe.

_Metamorphosen_ is a piece we’ve wanted to play for a long time - it’s a real “Mount Everest” for string players - and we can’t wait to share it with you in this, our largest and most ambitious programme to date.

_Our commission of _The Centre is Everywhere_ by Edmund Finnis is kindly supported by the PRSF Foundation’s New Music Biennial._

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Thu 28 Nov 2019 20:00 to 00:00

Prices

Full: £20.67 inclusive of 6% booking fee Over 60s: £1.50 off Under 18s, full-time students, unwaged: 50% off

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    Leeds International Concert Season

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    Leeds Town Hall,
    The Headrow,
    Leeds,
    LS1 3AD

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    Map reference: SE 297338  Lat: 53.80038 Long: -1.54971

    By Road: From all directions head into Leeds city centre, upon arrival at the city follow signs for the city loop road (the one way system around the city centre). The Town Hall is found at junction 3 of the loop, and parking is found in nearby streets and The Light car park.

    By Public Transport: From Leeds City Station, exit the station by the Queens hotel. Cross the road to the Park Plaza hotel and head straight up Park Row. Turn left at the crossroads at the junction with The Headrow, the Town Hall is found at the next crossroads. If travelling by bus, from Leeds Bus Station walk up New York Street to Kirkgate Market. Turn right into Vicar Lane and then at the crossroads, turn left to The Headrow. Walk for approximately five minutes and you will arrive outside the Town Hall

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality