Cries and Whispers | Manchester Collective

Cries and Whispers | Manchester Collective in London on Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Cries and Whispers | Manchester Collective in London on Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 2000 - 2200
MC's string quartet concerts are some of the most personal shows that they build. There's something about that particular lineup which feels terrifyingly intimate - like there's a direct connection between each of the four players, and every listener in the room.

There is darkness in this programme. Widmann's "Chorale" Quartet is inspired by the seven last works of Christ on the cross - his string music is augmented by unsettling sounds of rubbing and scratching that evoke skin and bone on wood. Britten's music emerges from a mist: fragile, lost, and precious. MC perform some intensely expressive and sacred music by Carlo Gesualdo, an Italian musical genius hundreds of years ahead of his time.

Finally, they conclude with the huge emotional impact of Shostakovich's Eighth String Quartet, a biographical scream written by a man desperate to create, haunted by fear and political oppression.

Creative Team
Manchester Collective - string quartet

WIDMANN String Quartet No. 2, "Choralequartett"
BRITTEN String Quartet No. 1
GESUALDO Selected Madrigals
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 8

Starting Price Per Person
£ 15.00 GBP
Other Information
The CLF Art Cafe
133 Rye Lane
London Greater London SE15 4ST
United Kingdom
( Bar - Nightclub - Pub )

Event Organizer Contact
Michael Smith
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Event ID: 168232

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