Kate Whitley 3 Pieces for Violin and Piano
Harrison Birtwistle The Axe Manual
Gordon McPherson Maps and Diagrams of Our Pain
The Axe Manual is every bit as sharp and striking as its title suggests – and a typically uncompromising work from the catalogue of Harrison Birtwistle, one of our country’s greatest living composers. It’s the centrepiece of the third event in this mini-series of concerts featuring scaled-back, socially-distanced Psappha trios. To close, we’re revisiting a Psappha classic: Gordon McPherson’s slow-burning work rooted in obsession and fear. And to begin, a newer piece by one of Britain’s most exciting young composers: a trio of short duets by Kate Whitley, founder of London’s fabulous Multi-Story Orchestra. If you can’t join us on the day, you can watch the 7pm performance live via YouTube Live.
Benedict Holland violin
Benjamin Powell piano
Tim Williams percussion
A maximum of 30 tickets are available for this concert so we can meet government guidelines on social distancing, with audience members seated at least 2m apart. Tickets are only available in advance and will not be sold on the door. For more on how we’re addressing audience safety in the light of COVID-19, see the ‘Plan Your Visit’ page.
Live online: To allow as many people as possible to enjoy the 3×3 series, we’ll be livestreaming the 7pm concert through our website – entirely for free. Please consider supporting our work by making a donation to Psappha.
The concert will last approximately 70 minutes.