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Green Piece – CO2 reduced concert by Manchester Camerata

Manchester CamerataOn Friday 2nd October 2009 Manchester Camerata will give a performance on a European stage without incurring air miles, without CO2 emissions….without even leaving Manchester.

The orchestra will play a collaborative concert with Venetian ensemble ExNovo using the power of Manchester’s high-speed broadband network.

MICHELE DALL’ONGARO Green Piece (joint piece—world premiere)
OLIVER KNUSSEN Processionals (Manchester Camerata broadcast to Venice)
LUCA MOSCA Five Small Scherzos (ExNovo broadcast from Venice)
CHARLES IVES Unanswered Question (Manchester Camerata/trumpet in Venice)

A live synchronised performance by Manchester Camerata and the Venetian ensemble Ex Novo will be relayed to the 2009 World Forum on the Environment in Venice, via the internet. Manchester Camerata will perform their contribution live at 12.45pm GMT, linking in over the internet with Ex Novo, who will be playing simultaneously at Venice Conservatoire. The resulting performance will be broadcast live to leading experts on the environment, Nobel Laureates and Ministers in the Doge’s Palace, Venice.

You are invited to join us for this remarkable event which will simultaneously demonstrate the capabilities of Manchester’s broadband network, the power of music to address social issues and the Camerata’s status as a key player in cementing Manchester’s profile as a global city of music.

DATE Friday 2 October 2009
TIME 12:45pm
VENUE Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester University

Tickets for this unique event are free. Email Rob Shaw, Head of Development, stating how many you require.

MDDA has been working with the Camerata to help make this unique event possible.
Thanks to Adrian Slatcher from MDDA for writing this piece.