£5 – £18

The Edge of Fantasy

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Sheffield / Manchester / Liverpool

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Manchester Collective offers concession tickets to children, full time students, senior citizens, and to the unemployed. Concession tickets are available for £5 - if eligible, use the code "DISCOUNT" at checkout. Please note that proof of eligibility for your concession ticket will be requested upon entry.




HEART-STOPPING QUARTETS

THE EDGE OF FANTASY is a journey into darkness.
THE EDGE OF FANTASY is daydream, desire, lust, and danger.
THE EDGE OF FANTASY is music in its purest form.

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£5 CONCESSION TICKETS at manchestercollective.co.uk/edgeoffantasy

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WHEN AND WHERE

The Chimney House, Sheffield
Thur 25 Jan 2018 at 20.00

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Fri 26 Jan 2018 at 20.00

Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
Sat 27 Jan 2018 at 19.30


THE ARTISTS

RAKHI SINGH Violin
CAROLINE PETHER Violin
ALEX MITCHELL Viola
NICK TRYGSTAD Cello


THE MUSIC

PURCELL Fantasia Upon One Note
BEETHOVEN “II. Molto Adagio” from Op. 59, No. 2
JANACEK String Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata"
GORECKI String Quartet No. 2, “Quasi Una Fantasia”, Op. 16

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ABOUT THE SHOW

For us, there is always something special about playing string quartets. It’s something about the clarity and purity of the lineup - there are just four voices, and yet you can convey the whole range of human emotion. Unity, conflict, resolution, uncertainty - it’s all there.

THE EDGE OF FANTASY brings together four of Manchester’s best loved chamber musicians. These guys are fond of each other, they’re friends on and off the field, and you can tell. It makes a difference to the playing - there’s an ease that you can sense, even from the audience. That ease becomes doubly important when you’re dealing with music of this intensity.

The show is about different types of fantasies. Janacek’s “Kreutzer Sonata” is based on the novella by Tolstoy, which describes a musical flirtation that leads the protagonists down a very dark path. The Gorecki quartet that we perform winds its way into the depths of Eastern Europe, his signature “sacred minimalist” sound growing into something twisted and powerful. The work is titled “Quasi una Fantasia” - “Almost a Fantasy”.

We wanted to start the year with a show that felt like the very purest expression of what Manchester Collective can be: a visceral live experience for audiences and performers alike, through great music. It’s going to be a hell of a season.

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