See world-class cellist - best seats for just £10
Gordo was asked to go to a poetry reading a couple of weeks ago at the Town Hall. Yes, yes, he knows. But he isn’t all soup down tie. Ask him to recite a bit of Kipling or his hero Oscar Wilde and you may well get a surprise.
This poet was Lemn Sissay, with whom Gordo had an impromptu piss-up one night in Kro Piccadilly eight years ago. So, he thought, Lemn, let’s see if you’re as good sober, as you are fifteen sheets to the wind.
Organised by Manchester Camerata, it was part of their ‘Up Front’ series, called ‘I Have a Dream' marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s game-changing speech I Have A Dream.
Iin the Town Hall, Camerata had their principal (read world-fucking class here) players perform Beethoven’s String Quartet op. 130. The piece itself is pretty remarkable; then factor in that Ludwig wrote it when he was pretty old and deaf to boot. Blimey.
Gordo, on a Saturday night, had a brilliant time..
Manchester Camerata, Gordo thanks you for inviting him and for you lot being there generally. It did help that Lemn was awesome and the players were dead fit.
Now, to finish, Gordo promised to give a shout out; fair enough, done and worthy of it.
But yesterday he spotted the fact that at the Royal Northern College of Music this Friday night Camerata has a genius playing. The only better gig for Gordo would be Cantona giving a private audience in his apartment.
An Italian cellist called Sollima.
Called the Jimi Hendrix of the cello over in That There NYC, you need to watch him perform Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. Then tell Gordo your jaw wasn’t on your lap and tears weren’t in your eyes. That includes all you clubbers.
It is an absolute rarity to find Sollima playing in such a tight, class venue, as the RNCM.
Gordo has twisted the arm of Manchester Camerata and reserved 50 of the top priced (£26) seats for £10. You, dear reader, can buy them at that price. £10 each, best seats, save £16. There are ONLY 50 SEATS. WHEN THEY’RE GONE, THEY ARE GONE.
How To Book
Friday 8 November 2013, RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester, 7.30pm
MANCHESTER CONFIDENTIAL OFFER DETAILS*
Best seats for £10 (Standard price £26)
*Booking fee applies. A booking fee of £1 per ticket applies by phone or online. No booking fee applies to tickets reserved/purchased in person at the Box Office.
ABOUT THE CONCERT
Join Manchester Camerata for one of the most highly anticipated events of 2013. Italian cello sensation Giovanni Sollima - penned the 'Jimi Hendrix of the cello' by New York's Newsday - returns to Manchester after a mesmerising performance with Camerata in 2011. Sollima brings to the programme two contrasting works of his own to demonstrate his incredible cello technique and rock-star energy. To see a video of him performing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah with Manchester Camerata.
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In person: RNCM, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD
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