13 Aug | 9.30-10.30PM | St John's Church | £10
The Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO) is a unique ensemble of musicians with roots from across the world. Its repertoire skilfully combines diverse musical influences from haunting Eastern European melodies, to the delicate textures of Middle Eastern percussion and vocals; through to soulful Sufi chants of South Asia, joyful African gospel – embracing rap, hip-hop, classical music and jazz along the way.
MIRO are powerful advocates for peace and mutual understanding as its music crosses boundaries of race, religion, identity and perspective. MIRO is led by its Music Director, Michael Cretu, who is a double bass player, composer and renowned musician. This unique orchestra has performed at a number of high profile concerts and venues including the national Platforma Festival, Manchester Cathedral and the Royal Northern College of Music.