Sandbach Concert Series with Sophie Rosa19:00
St Mary's Church Hall, Market Square, Sandbach, CW11 1HD
Programme to include Beethoven's Violin Sonata in G major op. 96.
A Wonderful Day19:30
The Stoller Hal, Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1DA
Anna Clyne A Wonderful Day
Fausto Romitelli Amok Koma
Mike Walker New Work (World première)*
Steven Mackey Deal
Stephen Barlow Conductor
Mike Walker Electric guitar
Iain Dixon Reeds
We explore the connections between jazz, rock and classical. The centerpiece is a new work by the renowned jazz guitarist and composer Mike Walker. Psappha is joined by Mike and reeds player Iain Dixon in a piece that combines classical music with the improvisation and rhythmic drive of jazz. Mike also joins us as the soloist in Steven Mackey’s Deal, which intertwines rock and classical.
Romitelli’s palindromic work draws inspiration from German punk rock while Clyne’s A Wonderful Day features a recording of a Chicago street musician whose natrural, slow voice conveys a sense of both joy and struggle.