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Manchester Collective: Different Trains

Wednesday 20 September 2023, 8.00pm

RNCM Concert Hall

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Manchester Collective return as Artists-in-Residence. 

Captivating students and audiences alike, they’ll join us for three spectacular events across the 23-24 season. One outstanding RNCM string player will also join the Collective in 2024 as part of our Professional Experience Scheme.

Their residency launches with Different Trains, an exhilarating journey through time and memory.   

Inspired by Steve Reich’s childhood memories of railway journeys, ‘Different Trains’ intricately weaves together a live score for strings with field recordings and fragments of spoken word. Through mesmerising repetition and rhythmic patterns, Reich vividly evokes the contrasting destinies faced by train travellers – from passengers on leisurely trips to those caught in the horrors of the Holocaust. ‘It’s as much terror as it is music’ says Pitchfork.

Popping up everywhere from state funerals to trance raves, Samuel Barber’s iconic ‘Adagio’ has lost none of its emotive power since its first performance 85 years ago, whilst the music of Hans Abrahamsen takes in a huge range of musical influences and emotions despite its apparent simplicity. Elsewhere, fresh new work merging strings with electronics from subversive British-Malaysian composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman catches us up to the 21st century.

This voyage from past to present may be turbulent at times. But it’s definitely worth it.

Jasmin Kent Rodgman’s new work is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund. 

Programme to include:
Samuel Barber Adagio
Jasmin Kent Rodgman four-person simulation (world premiere)
Steve Reich Different Trains
Hans Abrahamsen 10 Preludes 

Sara Wolstenholme, Anna Tulchinskaya violin
Alex Mitchell viola
Christian Elliott cello 

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£9 (Under 26s and Students) + £1 Booking Fee
£18 (Full) + £1 Booking Fee 

This event includes a 20 minute interval and will end at approximately 10pm.

This page was last updated on 31/07/2023.

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