6th - 22nd October 2017

Main Event

The Sequel

Manchester Camerata with Martynas Levickis & David Fielder

  • 23
  • Oct

2015

Friday

7.30pm

Image of Manchester Camerata in concertPaula Wilson

  • Image of Manchester Camerata in concert

‘A voice comes to one in the dark. Imagine…’ So begins Samuel Beckett’s Company, in which a man at the end of his life recalls his past and comes to terms with a profound solitude. Philip Glass’ String Quartet No.2 was originally written to accompany a 1984 stage adaptation of the short story. When beginning the project, the composer received a single instruction from Beckett: ‘the music should go into the interstices of the text, as it were.’

Experience Glass’ atmospheric score performed by Manchester Camerata alongside a spinetingling narration from renowned RSC actor David Fielder. The programme also features string orchestra works by Arvo Pärt and Ástor Piazzolla, and a special guest appearance by magnetic young accordionist Martynas Levickis.