Erin Arts Centre Events

45th Mananan International Festival of Music and the Arts

Bookings are now open for the Mananan Festival which runs from June 16th to June 29th.

 The box office is open from 10am to 4:30pm from Monday to Friday and 30 minutes before events or tickets can be reserved by phoning 832662.  Tickets will be posted or can be collected.  

 

Links to performers own web sites, when they exist, can be accessed by clicking on their picture.

Sir James Mellon Gallery Exhibition

Ballakermeen Student Exhibition

14th - 29th June

Art from the students at Ballakermeen High School.

The Gallery is open on Mondays to Fridays 10:30am to 4:30pm and during events

Sponsored by Port Erin Commissioners

Entry free

Mananan Festival

Worbey & Farrell - First Night of the Proms

Sunday June 16th

The international piano duo and Steinway artists return by request of the Friends of the Festival with their unique touch to the world’s greatest music. With a gala evening of fun and flamboyance, expect new arrangements from Strauss favourites, Liberace’s famous Boogie Woogie and a brand new work especially composed for tonight's spectacular. Your festival begins here! 

Sponsored by Sir Laurence & Lady New

Starts: 8pm

Tickets: £20, under 18s £2

Mananan Festival

Red Priest - "Truly Madly Baroque"

Monday June 17th

After their recent foray into the world of gypsy music with their classical-chart-topping Baroque  Bohemians project, Red Priest return to their origins with a stunning programme of truly baroque classics, arranged and performed with their trademark energy, virtuosity and (in the best baroque sense) madness.

Piers Adams – Recorders   Adam Summerhayes – Violin   Angela East – Cello   David Wright – Harpsichord

Starts: 8pm

Tickets: £20, under 18s £2

Mananan Festival

Nick Grounds - Floral Art Demonstration

Tueesday June 18th

Nick Grounds from Wisbech is a horticultural auctioneer by day and will present an evening of floral art, creating beautiful arrangements.

In association with Rushen Floral Arts Club

Starts: 8pm

Tickets: £8, under 18s £2

Mananan Festival

Anna Prohaska - "The Garden of Eve"

Wednesday June 19th

Anna Prohaska is an international soprano having performed at La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and the Paris Opera.

She will be accompanied by Julius Drake, a regular pianist at the Mananan Festival and the concert will include music by Bernstein, Brahms, Britten, Fauré, Purcell, Ravel, Schubert and Stravinsky.

Sponsored by Maree Harper

Starts: 8pm

Tickets: £20, under 18s £2

Mananan Festival

Katona Twins

Thursday June 20th

Critically acclaimed by the Daily Telegraph as “the classical world’s best known guitar duo”, Peter and Zoltán Katona effortlessly transfer from strictly classical, into more popular  musical genres. They have given recitals in the major concert venues throughout the world including performances at the Carnegie Hall, the Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and the Philharmonie in Cologne.

Starts: 8pm

Tickets: £15, under 18s £2

Mananan Festival

Zoe Rahman's Jazz Quartet

Friday June 21st

A vibrant and highly individual pianist and composer, Zoe Rahman’s style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste. Known for her powerful technique,  wide ranging imagination and exuberant performance, she has become a highly sought-after musician, working most recently with the likes of George Mraz, Courtney Pine and Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra. 

Zoe will be joined for this performance by her quartet. The gig will showcase the depth and breadth of Zoe’s musical imagination, featuring new compositions alongside tracks by Duke Ellington, Jessica Williams and Rabindranath Tagore, as well as quartet renditions of some of Zoe’s back catalogue.

Sponsored by Miss Ann Murray

Starts: 8pm

Tickets: £20, under 18s £2

Mananan Festival

Sleeping Queen Opera Night

Saturday June 22nd

Gilbert, Sullivan and Michael William Balfe’s Sleeping Queen Opera.

We all know and love the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan but did you know that the famous duo might never have existed but for the music of a talented Irishman, Michael William Balfe? Born in Dublin in 1808, his Bohemian Girl was instantly successful and gained widespread international recognition establishing Balfe as a premier composer. The Sleeping Queen was first presented in 1864 at the Gallery of Illustration in Regent Street, London – the same venue where the G&S partnership was formed. A short pre-opera talk will be given by Una Hunt, followed by selected Balfe arias and the performance of the complete operetta, staged and in costume.

Starts: 8pm

Tickets: £20, under 18s £2

Mananan Festival

Adam Westcott - Flamenco Guitar

Sunday June 23rd

Adam is the protégé of flamenco master Manitas de Plata. He will dazzle you with the thunderous and furious sounds of flamenco, showcasing incredible techniques and passion. Adam has performed all over the world in theatres and venues. He has also performed on BBC Radio 2, ITV, San Diego Living in the U.S. and at The Royal Festival and Royal Albert Halls. You must see this guitar superstar!

Starts: 8pm

Tickets: £15, under 18s £2

Mananan Festival

Tasmin Little

Monday June 24th

Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of today's leading international violinists. She has performed on every continent in some of the most prestigious venues of the world, including Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Philharmonie Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre and Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center and Suntory Hall.

Tasmin will be stepping down from the concert platform during the summer of 2020 and this will be the only opportunity to see her on the Isle of Man.

She will be accompanied by Martin Roscoe, a regular pianist at the Mananan Festival and the concert will include music by Schubert, Schumann, and Beethoven.

Sponsored by Peter and Heather Long.

Starts: 8pm

Tickets: £20, under 18s £2

Mananan Festival

Peter Donohoe

Tuesday June 25th

In the years since his unprecedented success as Silver Medal winner of the 1982 7th International  Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Peter Donohoe has built an extraordinary world-wide career, encompassing a huge repertoire and over forty years’ experience as a pianist, as well as continually exploring many other avenues in music-making.  He is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, ​ stylistic versatility and commanding technique.

Music by Mozart, Schubert, Haydn and Tchaikovsky.

Starts: 8pm

Tickets: £20, under 18s £2

Mananan Festival

Andrew Killian - "Boats, Jets and Sharks"

Wednesday June 26th

A celebration of two glorious musicals, Showboat and West Side Story. Andrew Killian is well known to Mananan audiences for his Shakespeare programmes in recent years. Now, he turns to the other love of his professional life, the musical and will present an illustrated talk on these two great musicals.

Starts: 8pm

Tickets: £15, under 18s £2

Mananan Festival

Brodsky Quartet

Thursday June 26th

The Brodsky Quartet is a string quartet and since its formation in 1972 have performed over 3000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 60 recordings. A natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in many artistic directions and continues to ensure them not only a place at the very forefront of the international chamber music scene but also a rich and varied musical existence.

Gina McCormack & Ian Belton, violin, Paul Cassidy, viola - Jacqueline Thomas, cello

Music by Purcell, Tanaka, Beethoven, Schubert, Puccini and Mendelssohn.

Sponsored by Rev. Roger Harper

Starts: 8pm

Tickets: £20, under 18s £2

Mananan Festival

Scott Brothers Duo

Friday June 28th

The Scott Brothers Duo (Jonathan & Tom Scott) present an unmissable  concert of great music for four hands at one piano as well as music for  chamber organ and piano. The concert will make full use the Erin Arts Centre Steinway Grand Piano and beautiful chamber organ in a programme which will   appeal to all tastes, with original works and the duos own transcriptions of popular orchestral classics.

Music by Mozart, Daquin, Handel, Smetana, Guilmant, Borodin and Bach.

Sponsored by Clive Coates

Starts: 8pm

Tickets: £15, under 18s £2

Mananan Festival

Scott Brothers Duo - The Composer & the Mouse"

Saturday June 29th

A concert for all ages!

The Scott Brothers Duo present a magical concert for all the family, featuring thrilling piano duets for piano of well known classical favourites and accompanied by live screenings of Tom Scott's own animations including Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals.  The performance also includes Tom's new animated film “The Composer & The Mouse” with an original score by Tom.  Find out how a talented yet hapless composer finds his own musical style with the help of a mouse!  The story is a fun introduction to classical music and will combine live music and visuals to help a wide range of ages engage with classical music in a positive way.

Starts: 3pm

Tickets: £10, under 18s £2

Mananan Festival

Kabantu

Saturday June 29th

Rerturning by popular demand, Kabantu is a quintet from Manchester who unravel new marriages of music from around the globe to celebrate the space where different cultures collaborate.  Highlights so far include performing at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, live sessionsa for BBC Free Thinking Festival, BBC Radio 3 In Tune, World on 3, a TedX Talk to a sold-out Bridgewater Hall and an array of prestigious festivals and venues across the UK; including Cadogan Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Orkney Folk Festival, St.-Martin’s-in-the-Fields, Aldeburgh Music, Celtic Connections, Musicport, Spitalfields Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, and the 2018 Mananan Festival.

Sponsored by Tower Insurance.

Starts: 8pm

Tickets: £20

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