Raag for Sitar and Tabla
Atefeh Einali Invisible World premiere
Errollyn Wallen Five Postcards
Gary Carpenter Fischietto è Morto
Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade New work World premiere, Psappha commission
The second half of our 2020-21 season throws the spotlight on instruments that usually remain in the concert-hall shadows – and for the first, we’re thrilled to be joined by Jasdeep Singh Degun, who leads a double life as a sitar virtuoso and a contemporary classical composer.
Jasdeep joins us tonight for two world premieres: a haunting solo work from Tehran-born, Manchester-based composer Atefeh Einali; and Psappha’s prestigious annual commission in honour of former Patron Peter Maxwell Davies, which this year is a major new piece for sitar, strings, piano and percussion by Glyndebourne composer-in-residence Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade. Also this evening, a quintet of tenderly lyrical miniatures by the great Errollyn Wallen, who recently reworked Jerusalem for the Last Night of the Proms; and Gary Carpenter’s slippery tribute to the art of the clown.
Jasdeep Singh Degun Sitar
Katy Jones Trombone
Into the Music (6.40pm): Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade and Jasdeep Singh Degun join Psappha’s Tim Williams to introduce tonight’s concert. Free to ticket-holders.
Tonight’s concert will finish at approximately 9.30pm.