Win a break to Manchester & tickets to Tao of Glass
Manchester International Festival (MIF) is returning this summer from 4th to 21st July, for another 18 extraordinary days of world premieres and special events across Manchester.
Bringing together artists from different art forms, Manchester International Festival creates dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking new work, staged in a rich tapestry of venues across Greater Manchester.
The packed programme features two major classical music commissions, by Philip Glass and Phelim McDermott and by composer Emily Howard and poet Michael Symmons Roberts, plus Sir Mark Elder conducting the Hallé in Shostakovich’s Symphony No.7.
The Manchester International Festival
Taking place 4 to 21 July 2019, this summer’s festival features new work from Rambert,Maxine Peake and Hans Ulrich Obrist, a programme of art, film and music from director David Lynch, visual artists such as Tania Bruguera and Laurie Anderson, musicians including Abida Parveen and Anna Clyne – and three major classical music premieres.
The Anvil - An Elegy for Peterloo
Sunday 7th July - The Bridgewater Hall
An Elegy for Peterloo with Emily Howard, Michael Symmons Roberts and BBC Philharmonic
A performance about the pivotal moment in British history when on 16th August 1819, more than 60,00 people flooded into Manchester to protest in favour of the right to vote when armed troops on horseback charged into the crowd, killing 15 people and injuring more than 600.
Thursday 11th July - The Bridgewater Hall
Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder: Conductor
First performed in the midst of the siege of the composer’s home city during the Second World War, the creation of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, The Hallé was a triumph of the human spirit. It was inspired by two great artists and their experiences living on a knife edge in the Soviet Union – composer Dmitri Shostakovich and writer Vasily Grossman.
Tao of Glass
15th to 20th July – RoyaI Exchange Theatre
Philip Glass & Phelim McDermott
Tao of Glass explores life, loss and a single question: Where does true inspiration come from? While marrying ten meditations on life, death and Taoist wisdom.
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