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Saturday 3rd April, 2021
The timing could not be better for this Easter’s performance by the internationally acclaimed Skaparis, a Manchester based orchestra, in a global livestream filmed at the Lighthouse in Salford and going online on the 3rd April.
Using the Old Norse word meaning to create, the ensemble was formed in 2016 by the highly thought of Simon Robertshaw. The group were soon to become much admired in the public arena. In November 2018, only 2 years since its inception, they performed with another titan of the music world, Gary Numan. Skaparis received acclaim from critic and fan alike.
The April 3rd global livestream will involve the performance of 3 pieces that are set to cheer up a claustrophobic public who are in as much need of being entertained as the performers and organisers are to putting it on in this event.
First to perform will be ‘Les Elemens’ by Jean Fery Rebel, originally a Symphony whose world premier was in 1737. His writing has become popular again in recent decades. Les Elemens was a piece written about the 4 elements of the universe; earth, water, air and fire. Then there will be a violin sonata in G by Mozart from the 1700’s consisting of 2 movements, 1. Allegro con Spirito (cheerful in spirit), and 2. Allegro (a straight forward happiness).
The third piece will be the 13th century Christian Hymn ‘Stabat mater’ all about the saddest of occurrence of Mary suffering the crucifixion of her beloved son. Called ‘Sabat Mater’ brought to us by Battista Pergolesi. The evening is a set of Robertshaw’s orchestra that will show the capability of a modern orchestra who are so well accomplished that they can showcase any genre of music. It will be yet another chapter in the progress of a phenomenal group who are flying through the world of music with unstoppable momentum.
Date: Saturday 3rd April 2021 – 19:00 – 21:00 (introduction and interviews from 19:00)
Tickets: Global livestream tickets are available at www.skaparis.uk
Super Early Bird – £18* (from 23rd February to 5th March)
Early Bird – £24* (from 6th March to 19th March)
Standard – £28* (from 20th March to 3rd April)
VIP – £60* (from 23rd February to 3rd April)
Conductor and Musical Director – Simon Robertshaw
Soprano – Madeleine Pierard (The Royal Opera, Convent Garden)
Mezzo-Soprano – Sarah Castle (Zurich and New Zealand Opera)