Lucy Armstrong New Work (Psappha commission, world première)
Simon Holt …era madrugada
Steve Martland Starry Night
Sarah Kirkland Snider Thread and Fray
Julian Anderson Van Gogh Blue
Stephen Barlow conductor
A man is discovered in the street – a knife through his chest. Who is he? Why is he there? Simon Holt’s enigmatic …era madrugada tells the story of a mysterious death described in a Lorca poem.
We continue our relationship with Sarah Kirkland Snider with a performance of her poignant Thread and Fray and we’re really excited to be working with Lucy Armstrong on a brand new work for the group. This will be our first commission honouring Psappha’s former Patron Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
Two Van Gogh inspired works complete the programme; his exuberant letters are the stimulus for Julian Anderson’s Van Gogh Blue, while memories of Africa inspire Steve Martland’s Starry Night.
Psappha: Demystifying New Music Event
Pre-concert talk – 6.40pm – free to ticket holders
Learn more before you see it played. Come early, get a drink and settle into your seats for a special talk that will introduce you to the composers and the inspiration behind the music we perform tonight.