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Manchester Collective: Sirocco – New Date

  • Saturday 9 June 2018 - 8pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £18 (£5)

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  • Abel Selaocoe, guest director & cello

    Alistair McMath double bass
    Yahael Onono, percussion
    Rakhi Singh, violin
    Simmy Singh, violin
    Joel Hunter, viola
    Kay Stephen, viola
  • SOLLIMA Lamentatio
    TRAD. Takamba (Mali)
    LAWES Aire in C
    RAVEL Sonata for Cello and Violin, II. Très Vif
    HAYDN String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76 No. 1, II. Adagio Sostenuto
    TRAD. Ibuyile (South Africa)
    TRAD. Echa monati (South Africa)

    STRAVINSKY Concertino
    TRAD. Sgubu (South Africa)
    TRAD. Little One Mine (Ghana)
    TRAD. Old Reinlender from Sonndala (Denmark)
    LAWES Paven in F
    TRAD. O Fredik, O Fredik (Denmark)

This concert has been postponed from Saturday 5 May to Saturday 9 June. Ticket holders for the original date have been contacted.

If you cannot attend the new date, please contact us by Monday 7 May: boxoffice@chethams.com, 0333 130 0967 (2-4pm, Monday to Friday) and we’ll provide a full refund
If you can join us in June, hang on to your tickets and look out for replacements arriving by post

Witnessing Abel Selaocoe perform is a truly awe-inspiring experience – his performances seem to fill the air with a fizzing energy, and invariably raise goosebumps on the arms of his audiences. It gives us great pleasure to welcome him as Guest Director for this project. We can’t wait to get started.

Sirocco is pure joy and energy – a great storm of music that celebrates the incredible warmth and diversity of folk traditions from across the globe. This is music for the people, by the people.

Joining Manchester Collective for this unique collaboration is Abel’s band, Chesaba, a trio specialising in the performance of music from the African continent.

The programme covers everything from Giovanni Sollima’s inspired Lamentatio (in an outrageous virtuoso arrangement by Selaocoe – watch it here), darkness and light by Ravel and Haydn, a set of original African work performed for the first time, and two gorgeous Danish folk songs to round off the night.

We hope to see you at the party.

Adam & The Collective”


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