Adam Gorb Kol Simcha Suite
Philip Rousiamanis The Sun, the Moon and their lobster children World premiere
Nina Whiteman The Galaxy Rotation Problem
Bofan Ma vibrato/scratch lottery/vegetable soup World premiere
Tom Coult Two Games and a Nocturne
Michael Betteridge Grind World premiere
Tom Harrold Dark Dance
Jamie Phillips Conductor
With Psappha Conrad Marshall, Dov Goldberg, David Horne, Tim Williams, Michael Harper, Delia Stephens, Benedict Holland, Heather Wallington and Jennifer Langridge
Psappha launches its 30th-anniversary season with a typically adventurous programme celebrating the possibilities of new music – and the fearless brilliance of young British composers.
Three of tonight’s seven works are world premieres written by emerging Manchester-based composers for Psappha’s Composing For scheme: Michael Betteridge’s abrasive duet, Bofan Ma’s playful viola solo and Philip Rousiamanis’s haunted tale of a broken family. Three others were commissioned by the group in the last decade: Tom Coult’s hat-trick suite, Tom Harrold’s pulsating hoedown and Nina Whiteman’s journey through our universe and others. Adam Gorb’s Klezmer-inspired dance suite makes a thrilling introduction to Tim Williams’ final season as Psappha’s Artistic Director.
Tonight’s concert will last around 75 minutes with no interval, ending around 8.15pm.
Tickets for performances at Hallé St Peter’s
£18.50 on the door
Students: £5 advance, £10 on the door
Standard advance tickets are available until 4pm on the day of the performance.
We offer a free ‘essential companion’ ticket for disabled guests – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for us to arrange this for you.
On the door
Tickets can be purchased on the door by credit or debit cards. We do not accept cash payments at the moment.
You can save even more money by taking out a Psappha subscription to our four performances at Hallé St Peter’s. A four-concert subscription costs £48.60 or £18 for students, saving 10% on the standard early-bird ticket prices. To take advantage of this special offer, book no later than 4pm on Thursday 7th October.