The latest momentous stage in  Albert Hall’s re-emergence into the light comes mid-afternoon on Sunday 27 April with a groundbreaking concert by the appropriately luminous Manchester Camerata. Our leading chamber ensemble, with charismatic Music Director Gábor Takács-Nagy at the helm, becomes the first classical orchestra to perform at the Grade II-listed Methodist Chapel, revitalised by Trof’s major investment after 40 years in mothballs. A Camerata trademark is juxtaposing the familiar with the leftfield and this concert is no exception. Alongside the traditional delights of Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12 and Grieg’s Holberg Suite, it is presenting Rodion Shchedrin’s contemporary reworking of Bizet’s Carmen. Soloist in the early Mozart work, performed just with string orchestra, is Christian Ihle Hadland, Norway’s most dazzling young pianist. The concert finishes with a short performance by virtuoso accordionist and winner of Lithuania’s Got Talent, Martynas Levickis. An amazing cross-over artist, whose latest album ranges from Brahms and Verdi to Lady Gaga, Martynas will join the orchestra on stage for an encore featuring Gorka Hermosa Fragilissimo 7 and A Vivaldi Winter from Four Seasons.

Sun 27 Apr, Albert Hall, 27 Peter Street, M2 5QJ, Tel: 0844 907 9000, 3pm, £26, £19, £10 (concs available),

Sun 27 Apr
Neil Sowerby
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Mon 21 Apr 2014