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‘Musick’ in Manchester 1744/45

Musick in Manchester 1744/45 recreates the first ever public concert series known to have been given in Manchester, prefiguring the remarkable musical tradition that accompanied Manchester’s development into one of Europe’s leading industrial cities. Remarkable, and until now underrepresented, the series includes sixteen concert programmes, which survive in a literary transcript by John Harland written a century later in 1844. Through research by Dr Pauline Nobes, many works can be identified directly, but we also utilise Manchester’s archives, most notably the extraordinary collection of Cardinal Ottoboni, housed at Manchester’s Henry Watson Library, bringing to light a significant amount of neglected music. Join us for the third concert in our series, which recreates the original concert first performed on 9th July 1745.

Pauline Nobes, is recognised as one of Europe’s foremost Baroque vioiniists and specialists in historical performance practice. For many years she worked with period instrument ensembles such as The English Baroque SoloistsThe English Concert and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique playing in the most prestigious concert halls and festivals throughout Europe, the USA and Japan participating in over 100 CD productions.  For many years Pauline was concertmaster for The Academy of Ancient Music, Das Neue Orchester and Musica Antiqua Köln.  Now guest leading in European Opera theaters, she also continues her commitment to teaching, at home and abroad and is Artistic Director and leader for Manchester Baroque.

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