JS Bach/Zaha Hadid: Architects

4 Jul 2009 – 31 Aug 2009

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11:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

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Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester, United Kingdom


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A major new commission by Manchester International Festival with Manchester Art Gallery. Bach's sublime solo works for piano, violin and cello will be performed in a unique environment created by Zaha Hadid Architects. Johann Sebastian Bach's music is both beautiful and audacious, striking and sensual. In a very different way, the same can be said for the remarkable creations of Zaha Hadid — one of the most artistic and forward-thinking architects of her generation. Zaha Hadid Architects will be visually and acoustically transforming one of our exhibition spaces. They'll be creating an extraordinary and intimate chamber music hall, exclusively for Manchester International Festival. Across a series of nine concerts, three internationally acclaimed musicians — pianist Piotr Anderszewski, cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and violinist Alina Ibragimova — will perform Bach's solo instrumental works. The aim is to create a near-perfect visual and sonic environment for the audience to experience some of the world's most beautiful chamber music. A union of two true originals, three centuries apart. Tickets for nine evening concerts are now on sale. Visit www.mif.co.uk for more information. The installation created by Zaha Hadid Architects will be open for free public viewing during our standard gallery opening hours, until 31 August 2009. The architects will join us on Sunday 5 July, 4-4.30pm to talk about their work. Free, drop in. Places limited so please phone 0161 2358888 or email magevents@manchester.gov.uk to book.

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