Didsbury Arts Festival

Didsbury Arts festival is a volunteer led multi arts festival celebrating creative culture in Didsbury, through working with local, national and international artists. 

We are a biennial festival. The next edition will take place from 24th June - 2nd July 2017. The festival theme will be Roots. If you would like to join the 2017 team, please get in touch.


Afternoon
Children/Family


Contraption!
Melia Duo

Christ Church Darley Avenue, 35 Darley Avenue, Manchester, M20 2ZD

Join the Melia Duo as they bring contemporary music into your front room in Contraption!, an interactive family concert where you help create the music.

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Join the Melia Duo as they bring contemporary music into your front room in Contraption!, an interactive family concert where you help create the music.

Offering a glimpse into the unexpected world of classical music, the duo will turn the everyday into the extraordinary using only objects found in the house. So, bring along an object from your own home; challenge them, think creatively*; and watch the music unfold!

*Please note, items used in the performance will be hit, shaken, or struck. Due care and attention will be taken, but objects are brought at their owner’s risk.

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 About the Artist

The Melia Duo is an exciting young chamber ensemble. Both students of the Royal Northern College of Music, the duo benefit from individual and ensemble tuition from the Equivox Duo; Simone Rebello and Rob Buckland. As well as this, the duo has received coaching from chamber music specialists including Bart Schneeman, Andy Scott, Melinda Maxwell, and Jeremy Young.

Since bonding over a shared love of performance innovation, Hannah and Alex have begun to explore and expand the repertoire of the saxophone/percussion duo. Whilst this expansion has primarily been in arranging much of their own repertoire, the duo have recently begun to commission works from colleagues at the RNCM. They look forward to premiering their first commission in their upcoming season. 

The duo divide their time between the performance of well-established and newly commissioned repertoire in traditional concert settings, and more immersive, theatrical performances. Each present their own challenges, but both provide opportunity to showcase this unusual and vibrant ensemble.

Find out more about Melia Duo here:https://www.meliaduo.co.uk

 

Melia Duo - Contraption!

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£5 Adult /£3 Child

Under 5's FREE

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