Marc Yeats Premiere at the Manchester Pride Chamber Music Concerts
Manchester Pride Chamber Music
Article by Scott Hart for Gscene Magazine Ltd
Manchester Pride launches its annual series of Chamber Music Concerts on August 23 at the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, at Manchester University..
British composer and visual artist Marc Yeats
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The recitals, which are now in their 3rd year, celebrate LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) composers, and feature international artists as well as young, local talent.
To mark this year’s centenary of the birth of American composer Samuel Barber, each of the five concerts features one of his pieces. Barber is most famous for his “Adagio for Strings”, and Pride’s series includes some of his beautiful songs, piano works & his cello sonata.
This year also includes the world première of a work by Manchester Pride’s newly appointed Composer-in-Association, Marc Yeats. The piece, entitled “schlick’s approximation”, for clarinet, violin & piano, is based on themes by Samuel Barber. It will be performed on August 27 by the ensemble CHROMA.
There will be additional performances throughout the week including oboist Nicholas Daniel, tenor David Maxwell Anderson, cellist John Myerscough and pianists Ashley Wass, Leon McCawley & Alasdair Beatson.
Jackie Crozier, festival director of Manchester Pride, said:
“I’m really pleased to be adding even more cultural events to this year’s Pride Fringe. The past two years of chamber music concerts have been extremely successful and I’m sure this year will be no different. I’m particularly looking forward to CHROMA’s world première of Marc Yeats’ new work, which he has written especially for Manchester Pride 2010.”
Manchester Pride’s chamber music events take place between August 23-27, at 1pm.