Having sold out two dates in Manchester in a matter of minutes, FAC 51 The Hacienda and Manchester Carmerata, the city’s experimental orchestra are to bring Hacienda Classical to London with a special event at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 23rd March.
The Manchester events became some of the fastest ever selling shows at The Bridgewater Hall and see the Camerata collaborate with the DJ’s who shaped The Haçienda’s sound – Mike Pickering and Graeme Park – for a night of classic dance music, innovatively adapted and arranged especially for the occasion.
The debut London date takes place the week of Easter 2016, and the “Haçienda Classical” concerts mark the first time that DJ’s from The Haçienda have performed with a full live orchestra in what will prove a unique meeting of worlds.
The legendary DJ’s will select and perform a continuous set of signature Haçienda tracks from the history of dance music alongside the orchestra performing in this innovative live fusion event where the impressive surroundings of The Royal Albert Hall will be transformed for the night.
On Haçienda Classical “I’m thrilled to be working with the Manchester Camerata Orchestra on this unique and exciting collaboration. I’m also very excited and slightly nervous about performing at The Royal Albert Hall. The combination of classic, timeless house music fused with an experimental classical orchestra is going to sound incredible in this historical, iconic venue. ” Graeme Park ‘Manchester is known for doing things differently, which is why we’re redefining what an orchestra can do.
The Manchester gigs sold out within minutes, so we jumped at the chance to perform live with Mike and Graeme at the Royal Albert Hall.’ Bob Riley, Manchester Camerata CEO Wednesday 23rd March 2016 The Royal Albert Hall, London Tickets On Sale : 10am Friday 30th October 2015.