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Manchester Collective takes eclectic offering to summer festivals

Following a critically acclaimed season of touring work, Manchester Collective continue their diverse musical offering throughout Summer 2023, with appearances at five UK festivals showcasing their skill as a shape-shifting ensemble – equally at home performing in the country’s largest concert halls as they are in a car park or brewery.

Audiences will see music from their new album, NEON, as part of a Late Night performance at the BBC Proms (Saturday 19 August, Royal Albert Hall, London). Released on Friday 23 June 2023, the album takes listeners on a sonic adventure of discovery, featuring newly commissioned music from Emmy-nominated and RTS-winning composer Hannah Peel and Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist Lyra Pramuk, alongside minimalist masterpieces by Steve Reich and Julius Eastman.

Works from the album will also be performed as part of an appearance at the first ever Manchester Classical festival 24 June, a collaboration between The Bridgewater Hall and a host of ensembles from across the region including The Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata and the Collective.

In their first ever co-production, pioneering theatre company Slung Low and Manchester Collective come together to present a full-scale production of Benjamin Britten’s much-loved community opera, Noah’s Flood, as part of LEEDS 2023 Firday 7 July and Manchester International Festival 2023, Sunday 11 July.

The summer season also features two appearances at Cheltenham Music Festival, Wednesday 12 July and Thursday 13 July. Finally, the Collective visit Bold Tendencies, based at Peckham’s Multi-Storey Car Park, for the first time this summer with a double programme of music by Richard Strauss, with a world premiere of a new arrangement of Strauss’s Four Last Songs.

Further Information: Season 22/23 — Manchester Collective