Manchester Camerata (pictured rehearsing above) is teaming with brand new streaming platform Virtual Circle for a new concert featuring Saxophonist Jess Gillam.

The streaming platform has been launched by HarrisonParrott one of the world’s leading arts management companies.

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The new concert by Manchester Camerata, All Time Is Eternally Present, is conducted by internationally renowned Pekka Kuusito.  The varied programme features Jess Gillam performing Michael Nyman’s Where the Bees Dance and the new and a new composition, Be Still, from BBC Last Night of the Proms composer, Daniel Kidane, commissioned by Manchester Camerata.  The programme is completed by Dobrinka Tabakova’s Dawn and Copland’s Appalacian Spring.

The concert was recorded at Manchester’s Stoller Hall on 9 January and is also broadcast in full on BBC Radio 3 on 19 January.  Further recordings from The Stoller Hall will also be made available at a later date on Virtual Circle.

Speaking about the concert Manchester Camerata CEO Bob Riley said, “It would have been so joyous had we been able to capture our first concert of the year for Harrison Parrott with a live audience but as it stands, to be able to work alongside the astonishing talents of Jess Gillam and Pekka Kuusisto and feature brand new work by the very brilliant Daniel Kidane, is something we are hugely proud of. We cannot wait to be able to share our brand new series of streamed concerts and we are also extremely excited that part of our very first one will receive its premiere on BBC Radio 3. We very much miss being able to reach out to and perform for our live audiences, and we are therefore committed and determined to keep seeking and curating these broadcasting opportunities where we are able to share our work far and wide and subsequently support our musicians and collaborators as much as possible during these challenging times.”

The concert will premiere on Virtual Circle on 26 February, with tickets available now from emusiclive.