Music

Manchester Collective

The Centre Is Everywhere

Manchester Collective plays on the idea of ‘transformation’ in this programme. The Collective commissioned Edmund Finnis’ The Centre is Everywhere for 12 solo string players and performed the premiere at the Southbank Centre in July. Alongside this new work we hear transformations of different kinds in the music of Ligeti, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, with Rakhi Singh as soloist, and Richard Strauss’s emotionally devastating work composed in the ruins of Dresden during the closing months of the Second World War.

Ligeti: Métamorphosen Nocturnes
Vivaldi: Four Seasons
Finnis: The Centre is Everywhere
Strauss: Metamorphosen

"Edmund Finnis is one of the most interesting and exciting British composers around.” Elizabeth Alker, BBC Radio 3

2 hours including interval

Our autumn season is particularly auspicious as it marks the 25th anniversary of the Djanogly Recital Hall. Named as one of the ‘top 10 venues for chamber music in the UK’ these concerts celebrate the Recital Hall and extraordinary musicians – internationally renowned professionals, students and teachers – who have performed in it over the years.