Varèse Octandre (9’)
Grace-Evangeline Mason Glass Cathedrals (5’)
Webern Concerto for Nine Instruments (8’)
Matthew Grouse wood.pulse (5’)
Mark-Anthony Turnage Black Milk World premiere, Psappha commission (10’)
Berg Chamber Concerto (40’)
The highlight of tonight’s packed programme is a major new work from one of our country’s greatest living composers. Commissioned by Psappha and written for incomparable jazz singer Ian Shaw and a 16-strong ensemble, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Black Milk receives its world premiere here – exactly 12 months after its planned first performance fell victim to the coronavirus.
Also tonight, two works created for our Composing For project, Grace-Evangeline Mason’s hauntingly tender piece for solo harp and Matthew Grouse’s invigorating bassoon solo, and a pair of Viennese chamber-group classics by Anton Webern and Alban Berg.
Ian Shaw Vocalist
Into the Music (6.40pm): Mark-Anthony Turnage joins Psappha’s Tim Williams and the RNCM’s Douglas Jarman to introduce tonight’s concert. Free to ticket-holders.
Tonight’s concert will end at approximately 9.30pm.