In a vibrant and eclectic fusion of the familiar and the new, Manchester Camerata is delighted to present its brand-new concert on BBC Radio 3 on March 23rd as part of the station’s Manchester Week series. Introduced by Linton Stephens and directed by Manchester Camerata’s Leader, Caroline Pether – this one-off concert features music from Schoenberg, Janáček and Mozart alongside music from the acclaimed, experimental and Ivor Novello award-winning composer, turntable artist and broadcaster, Shiva Feshareki.

As a turntablist, the British-Iranian experimental composer, plays her compositions solo and alongside classical orchestras. Born in London in 1987, she obtained a Doctorate of Music from the Royal College of Music and in 2017 she was honoured with the Ivor Novello Award for Innovation (formerly British Composer Award).

BBC Radio 3’s Manchester Week of pre-recorded and live concerts, broadcast as part of the In Concert slot, showcases some of the very best of the city’s orchestras, venues and musicians. The initiative highlights the station’s commitment to connecting listeners and performers with broadcasts of music as performed all over the UK – especially during the current global pandemic, when audiences have been unable to enjoy live concerts and artists have struggled to work. 

Manchester Camerata CEO Bob Riley comments: “We are so thrilled to be back on BBC Radio 3 where we are able to re connect with our regional, national and international audiences with this stunningly versatile and exciting concert. Supporting our freelance musicians and showcasing their extraordinary talents alongside the likes of the very brilliant Shiva Feshareki in a really diverse sums up what we are about as an orchestra – shaking up the classical music world and making it current, vibrant and relevant to musical lovers of all genres and all ages. It is also great to be part of a season which sheds a spotlight on the vast regional talent and all the great music that is available in Manchester”

Manchester Camerata features as part of Manchester Week on BBC Radio 3 at 19.30 on Tuesday 23 March 2021