Abel Selaocoe

Thursday 11 March 2021 7pm Classical Music
Tickets Pay what you want - Minimum £10

Running time: 1 hour 15 mins, no interval

Important Information

This is a live stream from Lakeside Arts on Thursday 11 March, 7pm. This concert will be available to book and watch until Sunday 21 March (inclusive).

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Lakeside Arts And Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Present
Live @Lakeside: Abel Selaocoe

Live streamed from Lakeside Arts

South African cellist Abel Selaocoe is redefining the parameters of the cello. He moves seamlessly between genres and styles, from collaborations with world musicians and beatboxers, to concerto performances and solo classical recitals. Abel combines virtuosic performance with improvisation, singing and body percussion, and has a special interest in curating recital programmes that highlight the links between Western and non-Western musical traditions, with view to helping classical music reach a more diverse audience.

Abel Selaocoe’s first appearance at Lakeside with his ensemble Chesaba and Manchester Collective delivered extraordinary musicianship, energy and joy.

This performance has been made possible through a grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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'Abel is a truly unique musician, whose musical voice is as heartfelt and honest as they come. This humanity, coupled with his immense technical facility as a cellist – and singer – makes him an absolute joy to listen to and to make music with'

Gwilym Simcock, jazz pianist

'Abel is a special musician, fantastic cellist, everything he plays – from baroque to contemporary – sounds beautiful, improviser, singer with an intense and magical voice'

Giovanni Sollima