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The former leader of the Beach Boys is one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century and has recovered from severe mental health troubles to bring his music back to the public. You can hear the greatest hits from his solo works, alongside fan favourites from his career with the band.
Sun 14 Jun
Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major Panufnik Modlitwa Tenney Koan Tavener The Lamb Enescu String Octet in C Major, Op. 7
Manchester Collective String Octet
About The Show
Quite simply, we've put a bunch of our favourite music into this show. Rather than sticking to a single theme or composer, in this programme we get the chance to show off our musical range - to flex our muscles as we get close and personal with some of the greatest music ever written.
This show takes us from focused and intense works for just one instrument (Bach's G Major Cello Suite), to the huge combined string sound of Enescu's String Octet; from the shape-shifting Koan by James Tenney to the haunting Modlitwa, a musical prayer by father-daughter compositional team, Andrzej and Roxanna Panufnik.
For the last time this season, we'll be touring our trademark "radical human experience through live music" to concert halls, warehouses, clubs, and factories all over the UK.
In the words of Stephen Pritchard (Observer/Guardian/Bachtrack): "Catch it if you can - the future has arrived."
Manchester Collective are changing the way people experience live music. Since their first set of "powerful, moving, appearances at the Southbank Centre in London to perform The Centre is Everywhere, a major new commission by Edmund Finnis; and a critically acclaimed tour of Pierrot Lunaire, a staged production of Arnold Schoenberg's masterpiece featuring a newly commissioned English libretto by David Pountney, and presented by BBC 6 Music's Elizabeth Alker.
New music has always been of vital importance to the Collective - in 2019/20 they premiere major new works by Paul Clark, Erland Cooper, and Alex Groves. The current season will also see the Collective mount their largest ever international tour - a revival of 2018's critically acclaimed Sirocco, featuring South African cellist Abel Selaocoe.
Manchester Collective's work has been featured by the BBC on an ongoing basis, most recently in the form of a one hour "supercut" of exceptional live performances from around the UK, broadcast on Radio 3. Other recordings have appeared on Classic FM, NTS Radio, Melodic Distraction, and on Tender Symmetry, released on the Erased Tapes label in 2018.
Thu 25 Jun
Vegan festival with more than 100 stalls. Featuring food, make-up, clothing, pet treats and cheese. There are also talks, live music, yoga and activities for kids.
Sat 6 Jun
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.
Tue 2 Jun
Fri 19 Jun
Fri 9 Oct
Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.
Fri 19 Feb
Experimental hip hop, rap, soul and dance music artist.
Sun 20 Sep
The world-famous tenor, originally from Salford in Lancashire, who has won four Brit Classical Awards and is still the only artist to top the UK and US classical charts at the same time, performs songs from his True Stories album interspersed with a selection of greatest hits.
Tue 29 Sep
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