Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

MALTA PHILHARMONIC – MOZART’S GREAT C MINOR MASS (K427)

Peter Manning will give his Conducting debut with the Malta Philharmonic on 8th February 2019 in a performance of  Mozart’s Great C minor Mass (K427)  for Choir and Orchestra in the Metropolitan Cathedral of St Paul, Malta.

The Great Mass is the penultimate musical setting of the mass penned by Mozart, and like its only successor – the Requiem – it was left incomplete by the composer, missing the concluding Agnus Dei section in its entirety.

But the parts that were put to paper showcase Mozart at his finest and most ambitious. Written after his wife Constanze’s recovery from a serious illness, the work’s admirers include none other than Pope Francis, who said that the Et incarnatus est passage from the Credo section is “matchless: it lifts you to God.”

Date: 08/02/2019
Time: 8:00 pm till 10:00 pm

Peter Manning Conductor
Riccardo Bianchi Choirmaster
Kormalta

Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli Soprano
Claire Massa Mezzo-Soprano
Nicholas Mulroy Tenor
Albert Buttigieg Bass

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Great Mass in C minor, K. 427


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Aug
8
to Aug 12

RUSSIAN CLASSICS: INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

An inspiring and challenging summer school for talented young musicians with award-winning violinist Leland Chen and Concertmaster of the Royal Opera House and Conductor, Peter Manning.

Join these world-class leaders in an exploration of Russian classical repertoire: a shared learning experience and final concert which features the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.

The summer school will comprise of solo, chamber, orchestral workshops and rehearsals as well as complementing elements of contextualisation and recording; just as you would experience as a student at the Royal Conservatoire.

Course Leader: Andrea Gajic

Russian Classics Leaflet


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May
26
1:00 PM13:00

L1 PETER MANNING & RENATO BALSADONNA

Distinguished violinist and conductor Peter Manning has been associated with many of Britain’s great musical institutions including the Royal Opera, the London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras and the Britten String Quartet. He’s formed a recital partnership with Renato Balsadonna, Chorus Director of the Royal Opera House, to present Schubert’s gloriously lyrical works for violin and piano.

Originally trained as a pianist, Renato Balsadonna is widely known as a conductor and chorus master, and has worked with many leading orchestras, opera companies and festivals.

Peter Manning – Violin
Renato Balsadonna – Piano

Schubert Duo in A major Op.162
Schubert Fantasie Op.Posth.159

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Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

CAROL CONCERT AT ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL

On Tuesday 16 December 2014 Maggie’s would like to invite you to be part of a unique and magical Christmas Carol Concert in the awe-inspiring surroundings of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Join us in this rare opportunity to hear the beautiful voices of St Paul’s Consort choir and enjoy solo performances and readings by some famous guests including tenor Toby Spence, mezzo-soprano Dame Ann Murray, the Manning Camerata Orchestra, actors Dominic West, Simon Callow and Gwendoline Christie, broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Paxman, and Maggie’s Patron Janet Ellis.

You will also be treated to warm chestnuts, gifts on every seat and hot chocolate to get you into the festive spirit.

All funds raised from this evening will go towards growing our network of Maggie’s Centres in London including our Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

The concert starts at 7pm and will last approximately 70 minutes. Doors open at 6pm to all ticket holders.

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Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

RNCM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

  • 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD (map)
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Following its performance at Manchester’s Holy Name Church in June, the RNCM Chamber Orchestra takes to the stage of the new Concert Hall under the baton of RNCM alumnus Peter Manning, Concert Master with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

The programme includes Beethoven’s energetic Symphony No 7 and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder. This series of five love songs, composed to poems by Wagner’s muse Mathilde Wesendonck, will be performed by recent RNCM Gold Medal winner, soprano Lauren Fielder (seen in the photograph above). It also includes Henderickx’s Visions of Fear, a poetic interpretation of fear, which sits excitingly between the Wagner and Beethoven, and is performed in the presence of the composer.

Carl Maria von Weber Der Freischütz Overture
Richard Wagner Wesendonck Lieder WWV91
Wim Henderickx Le visioni di paura
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A major Op 92

Peter Manning, Harish Shankar conductors
Lauren Fielder soprano 


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Aug
11
to Aug 15

THE HEAVENLY VIEW: EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL

  • Bristo Place Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom (map)
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The Heavenly View  performance is part of the Oxygen 2014 series and is based upon Mahler’s 4th Symphony, it is a 50 min collection of short works that are part of a collaborative project between the University of Edinburgh and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, this work is curated by Peter Manning, Professor of New Work at the two institutions.

The choreographic works that have been developed by Chris Kidd ( Dance Artist in Residence, Moray House School of Education) under the creative direction of Wendy Timmons are inspired by the voices of children in Primary schools in Edinburgh ( Canal View, Hillwood, Ratho and Gylemuir) and the residency was supported by Creative Scotland. The costumes have also been designed by Emily Beaney and Kate Hamilton who graduated in June 2014  from Edinburgh College of Art, they too have taken their inspiration form the ideas that came from the primary learners.

The dancers that will be performing include current and alumni students from the MSc Dance Science and Education and the Advanced Training Programme at Morningside Dance Academy, Edinburgh.  The choreographic work was seeded in a creative project in partnership with the Primary schools and the Creative Learning Directive at Edinburgh City Council.


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Dec
12
7:15 PM19:15

THE NUTCRACKER

Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Choreography by Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Peter Wright’s production has been called definitive: the ultimate Nutcracker, brought to life by The Royal Ballet.

This all-time ballet favourite, in which young Clara is swept into a fantasy adventure when one of her Christmas presents comes to life, is at its most enchanting in Peter Wright’s glorious production.

Tchaikovsky’s ravishing score, period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman (including an ingenious magical Christmas tree), an exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy (Miyako Yoshida), chivalrous Prince (Steven McRae), the mysterious Drosselmeyer (Gary Avis) and vibrant dancing by The Royal Ballet make for a captivating performance.

Concert Master: Peter Manning

Download the full programme here 

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Jul
2
6:30 PM18:30

MASTERPIECE SOUNDSCAPES BY MANNING CAMERATA

It is very exciting to welcome the Manning Camerata to Masterpiece London for a world’s first for music. Four groups will play from the compass points around the fair and create a soundscape, which will both intrigue and delight. As a promenade performance the acoustic wave will both advance and recede and at points you will hear all four groups and others just one (and that only faintly). Whilst they will be performing well-known pieces, it is our hope that they will be heard and appreciated in a new and relevant way.

The event will showcase music from Mozart in the 18th Century to Benjamin Britten in a soundscape of masterpieces that will weave strands of sound throughout all parts of the building during the performance.

This is a bold performance choice with powerful and brilliant music of genius which matches the ethos of Masterpiece London in its presentation of the most exuberant, cultivated and lively art alongside beautiful artefacts assembled in one place.

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Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

AMIR SADEGHI KONJANI & TRINITY LABAN CONCERT ORCHESTRA

The Trinity Laban Concert Orchestra performed a new work by Trinity Laban composition student Amir Sadeghi Konjani as part of a programme at Blackheath Halls conducted by Peter Manning.  Entitled ‘Dedicate Zephyr To The Garden’, the piece was filmed by BBC World Tehran, who were in the process of making a documentary about Amir and his music after his last album sold 12,000 copies in 2 months in his native Iran and was in the top 5 Iranian albums in 2010.

Amir is currently studying for his MMus at Trinity Laban and subsequently to this performance has become the Associate Composer of the Manning Camerata.  View the BBC’s footage of ‘Dedicate Zephyr To The Garden’ below.

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Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

THE BURIAL AT THEBES

For this world premiere production Peter Manning brings together some of the world’s most revered musicians, theatre makers and poets, spanning generations and continents. For the first time in his illustrious career Seamus Heaney has allowed an operatic approach to one of his works.

With Derek Walcott as Director, this is also the first time two Nobel Prize- winning poets have worked together creatively on live music. The Burial at Thebes will be a rare opportunity to see the timeless story of Antigone, interpreted by such eminent artists. Thirteen musicians from Manning Camerata are joined by an international and multicultural cast of actors and singers from Europe, Africa and the Caribbean to bring Trinidadian composer Dominique Le Gendre’s score to life.

Burial at Thebes is a co-production between:
Manning Camerata, The Onassis Programme and Shakespeare’s Globe

Under the patronage of:
The High Commission for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago


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