Speakers Corner Quartet to play orchestral show for the UNQUIET event series

Marc Sethi.
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The live music series from Manchester Camerata and conductor and composer Robert Ames will see Speakers Corner Quartet joined by the likes of Coby Sey and Léa Sen in Manchester.

The latest show in a series that has previously welcomed artists such as Carmen Villain and Afrodeutsche will take place on 22 November at New Century Hall in Manchester. The UNQUIET performance will feature Speakers Corner Quartet’s first orchestral show with guest appearances from Coby Sey, Confucius MC, James Massiah, Léa Sen, Leilah, Eska and Tawiah off the back of the band’s latest album Further Out Than the Edge.

The UNQUIET series was launched with an aim to bring new collaborations and world-firsts to Manchester, offering a fresh way to experience orchestral music. Speaking on their show, Speakers Corner Quartet said: “We have always seen ourselves working with orchestras. Our sound and influences fall between electronic production, hip-hop, sample culture, jazz and classical. Cinematic milieu surrounds Speakers Corner Quartet and in fact is on the list of our next endeavours. Working with Manchester Camerata is a clear beeline for our orchestral aspirations. This will be our first show in Manchester and feels special to be doing this with Robert Ames and such a prestigious outfit as the Manchester Camerata.”

Meanwhile, Ames added: “Working with such a fantastic act to give the world premiere of an orchestral show feels exactly like the collaboration between artists and modern orchestras that should be happening today”.

The live show is also slated to include a world premiere of new work by Royal Philharmonic Society Composer Blasio Kavuma, written especially for the Manchester Camerata.

Speakers Corner Quartet and Manchester Camerata conducted by Robert Ames will perform at New Century Hall on 22 November. For more information and tickets see head to the UNQUIET website. Check out a Sunday Mix from Speakers Corner Quarter’s Kwake Bass and Confucius MC, under their CoN&KwAkE alias, below.