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Music, Thu 12 Mar 2020

Manchester Collective | Cries and Whispers

Manchester Collective | Cries and Whispers

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Manchester Collective:  Cries and Whispers

Manchester Collective - string quartet

WIDMANN String Quartet No 2 _(Choralequartett)_
BRITTEN String Quartet No 1
GESUALDO Selected Madrigals
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No 8

Our string quartet concerts are some of the most personal shows that we build. There’s something about that particular lineup which feels terrifyingly intimate - like there’s a direct connection between each of the four players, and every listener in the room.

There is darkness in this programme. Widmann’s _Chorale_ Quartet is inspired by the seven last words of Christ on the cross - his string music is augmented by unsettling sounds of rubbing and scratching that evoke skin and bone on wood. Britten’s music emerges from a mist: fragile, lost, and precious. We perform some intensely expressive and sacred music by Carlo Gesualdo, an Italian musical genius hundreds of years ahead of his time. Finally, we conclude with the huge emotional impact of Shostakovich’s Eighth String Quartet, a biographical scream written by a man desperate to create, haunted by fear and political oppression.

This music will move you if you let it - it will scare you and inspire you.

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 12 Mar 2020 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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    Contact

    Leeds International Concert Season

    Address

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

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Leeds Town Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    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