Manchester Camerata

Fri 2nd Mar 2018 7.30pm
Manchester Camerata

Mendelssohn     Overture: The Hebrides
Hummel              Trumpet Concerto
Haydn                  Trumpet Concerto
Mendelssohn     Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’

Jessica Cottis conductor                 Tine Thing Helseth trumpet

Since Norwegian trumpet-player Tine Thing Helseth’s debut at the 2013 BBC Proms, she has collected many nominations and awards for her open and lyrical music-making throughout the world.  She plays two favourites of the trumpet repertoire: by Hummel (a contemporary of Beethoven, and influence on Mendelssohn, Schumann and Chopin), and after the interval, the deservedly-popular concerto by Haydn.

In 1929 Walter Scott’s Waverley novels were taking Europe by storm, and the 20-year old Mendelssohn visited Scott’s birthplace during his own grand tour to Scotland.  The basalt columns and seascape of Staffa’s Fingal’s Cave impressed him; he wrote home with a fragment of the music which was to become ‘The Hebrides’.  Holyrood Abbey’s ruins seen at dusk inspired the atmospheric opening of his popular Scottish Symphony.  It overflows with creativity, taking in a virtuosic scherzo as well as a final flourish (a ‘hooley’ by any other name) to bring the Camerata’s concert to a boisterous conclusion.


Pre-Concert Talk:  Why not hear the musicians talk about the concert repertoire being performed?  The talks will commence on the raked seating at 6.30pm.  Tickets cost £3 and can be booked from the Box Office or online for each concert. Entry to the talks is free of charge for pre-concert supper diners.

Pre-Concert Supper: Enjoy a two or three course meal in Blakey’s from 4.30pm on the evening of the concert.  Reserve your seats online when you book tickets or make call 01254 582879 (Option 1).  Reservations are required and early booking is recommended.



Group, Student and Part Season Tickets available – contact the Box Office for more information.

The venue reserves the right to charge an administration fee for tickets purchased via the box office.



Friday 2nd March
Start: 7.30pm
Pay On
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Concert Hall - Raked

Ticket Prices

  • Adult Tickets from£18
  • Concession Tickets from£16
  • Season Tickets from£72
  • Students in Full Time Education£3

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