About This Event
Fresh from the release of its debut recording, the dynamic Manchester Collective makes its first appearance at the Proms with a programme that draws on the musical past to help imagine a bold musical future. Award-winning harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani explodes stereotypes around his instrument in concertos by Joseph Horovitz and Górecki – the former a witty fusion of jazz colours and textures with Classical forms, the latter a musical ‘prank’, motoric and defiantly playful. Also looking back to the 18th century is Dobrinka Tabakova’s Suite in Old Style – a musical homage to Rameau (alias Amareu) that blends folk and Baroque details in its five contrasting movements. The concert also includes music by the black American avant-garde post- Minimalist and gay activist Julius Eastman and Novello Award-nominated composer Edmund Finnis.
Image: Manchester Collective at the Soutbank Centre © Vic Frankowski.