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The Hunt

‘Powerful, moving, outstanding, extraordinary stuff’ Yorkshire Post Full of drama, joy, fear and elation, experience classical music like you never have before. Manchester Collective brings a thrilling trio of string quartet masterworks to the unique and inspiring environment of Lambert’s Yard. Tailored to those new to classical music and aficionados alike, the Collective shows are relaxed and informal, staged ‘in the round’ – with the audiences surrounding the musicians, creating an ideal environment to listen and enjoy the evening’s varied programme (and a beer or two). This month’s concert, entitled ‘The Hunt’, begins on a calming and meditative note, with Philip Glass’ profound, beautiful and uplifting musical poem ‘Buczak’, written to celebrate the life of artist Brian Buczak, tragically cut short by complications of HIV/AIDS. Then, ‘The Hunt’ begins. Thrilling, dark, and violent, the third of Jörg Widmann’s cycle of String Quartets is not for the faint-hearted (not least because the piece ends with the rest of the quartet symbolically hunting down and killing the cellist). After a restorative interval break to settle your nerves, we finish the evening with one of the greatest works of chamber music ever written – Beethoven’s Opus 131 in C-sharp minor, an epic testament to human achievement and a true test of the dynamism and scope of our string quartet. For more information on the event and to book your ticket, visit the Manchester Collective website. ‘The Collective state on their website that they aim to create ‘brave, meaningful and human experiences’ and that is exactly what they do.’Yorkshire Post review of ‘Accordion’ (May 2017) Follow the Manchester Collective on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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