Athanasia Kontou systole/diastole (in a heartbeat) World premiere
Ben Gaunt Fading Spellsphere
Anthony Gilbert Rose luisante
Ryan Latimer Slink and Stride World premiere
Hans Abrahamsen Three Little Nocturnes
Helmut Lachenmann Toccatina
David John Roche New work World premiere, Psappha commission
World-class accordionist Miloš Milivojević brings out his box of tricks for a programme that runs from Anthony Gilbert’s radiant Gallic diversion and Hans Abrahamsen’s moonlit trilogy to a pair of pieces written just for us: David John Roche’s exhilarating new work, a Psappha commission, and the cardiac flows of Athanasia Kontou’s systole/diastole.
Also tonight, pianist Ben Powell and percussionist Tim Williams premiere a playful piece by Ryan Latimer; Benedict Holland tackles Lachenmann’s taut, edgy Toccatina for solo violin; and we’ll hear Ben Gaunt’s Fading Spellsphere, written through Psappha’s 2019-20 Composing for Piano scheme. Tom McKinney joins us to present this concert as we welcome audiences back to Hallé St Peter’s.
Miloš Milivojević Accordion
Jamie Phillips Conductor
The concert will last approximately 70 minutes with no interval.
This performance is sold out.