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Classical, Live Performance, Music

“Sirocco”: Manchester Collective & Abel Selaocoe

April 5, 2024 • 7PM

State Theatre


"'Sirocco' is a once in a lifetime experience."


Sirocco is pure joy and energy — a great storm of music that celebrates the warmth and diversity of music and cultural traditions from across the globe. Guest directed and narrated by astounding South African cellist Abel Selaocoe, this is music for the people by the people. Sirocco spans everything from outrageous arrangements for solo cello to beloved classics, and from original African music to a collection of Danish folk songs.

Known for their experimental programming and daring collaborations, Manchester Collective perform a combination of cutting-edge contemporary music, classical masterpieces and staged work in spaces ranging from concert halls to warehouses, nightclubs to festivals. New music and collaboration are of vital importance to the Collective; they commission and present work by some of today’s most exciting artistic voices, crossing different genres and artforms. 

South African cellist Abel Selaocoe is a rapidly rising star who is redefining the parameters of the cello. He moves seamlessly across a plethora of genres and styles, from collaborations with world musicians and beatboxers, to concertos and solo performances. Selaocoe combines virtuosic performance with improvisation, singing and body percussion, and is devoted to composing works and curating programs that highlight the links between Western and non-Western musical traditions, broadening the horizons of classical music to reach a more diverse audience. 


FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024 – 7PM



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