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2015

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  • Wed
    07
    Jan
    2015

    Music and Words

    8:00pm International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester. Psappha Ensembles's Music and Words series. Programme as follows:

    David Fennessy Piano Trio (Music for the pauses in a conversation between John Cage and Mrton Feldman)
    Halldór Smárason It means what you think it means....
    György Kurtág Scenes from a Novel
  • Sat
    31
    Jan
    2015

    John Wilson 75th birthday celebration concert

    7:30pm Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. John Wilson 75th birthday celebration concert. 8 pianos, featuring John Wilson, Martin Roscoe, Peter Donohoe, John Gough, Nicholas Rimmer, Keith Swallow, Julian Evans and more.
  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2015

    Big Lung

    7:30pm Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester University. Psappha Ensemble, Big Lung. Programme as follows:

    Piers Hellawell Sound Carvings from Rano Raraku
    New works by composition students from Manchester University (Mark Dyer, Mario Duarte, Rosalía Soria and Lillian Lin)
    David Fennessy Big Lung
  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2015

    RNCM Strings Weekend

    4:30pm Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. RNCM Strings Weekend concert. Programme as follows:

    Schubert Arpeggione Sonata D.821 (Thomas Riebl and Benjamin Powell)
    Brahms Violin Sonata in G major op. 78 (Sophia Jaffé and Elena Nemtsova)
  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2015

    RNCM Strings Weekend

    7:30pm Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. RNCM Strings Weekend concert. Programme as follows:

    Brahms Viola Sonata in f minor op. 120 no. 1 (Lise Berthaud and Jeremy Young)
    Brahms Cello Sonata in e minor op. 38 (Leonardd Elschenbroich and Qian Wu)
    Brahms Violin Sonata in A major op. 100 (Danbi Um and Jeremy Young)
    Brahms Viola Sonata in Eb major op. 120 no. 1 (Kimi Makino and Benjamin Powell)
    Brahms Cello Sonata in F major op. 99 (Mikhail Nemtsova and Elena Nemtsova)
    Brahms Violin Sonata in d minor op. 108 (Sophia Jaffé and Elena Nemtsova)
  • Sun
    22
    Mar
    2015

    Introducing the Magnetic Resonator Piano

    1:00pm Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. A concert on the Magnetic Resonator Piano. Programme as follows:

    Daniel Shapiro The Masons of Heidelberg (Benjamin Powell)
    Tony Solitro Spectra of Morning (Leanne Cody)
    Jeff Snyder Fantasy (Benjamin Powell)
    Daniel Fox Intermezzo (Leanne Cody)
    Sergio Cote New work (Leanne Cody
    Ben Parker New work (Benjamin Powell)
  • Wed
    22
    Apr
    2015

    Strauss, Delius and Elgar at Champs Hill

    12:00pm Champs Hill, West Sussex. A performance with Sophie Rosa of Delius Violin Sonata op. posth.
  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2015

    Recital with Sophie Rosa

    6:00pm Hughes Hall, Cambridge. Concert for the Stradivari Trust with Sophie Rosa (violin). Programe to include Frederick Delius Violin Sonata op. posth.
  • Wed
    03
    Jun
    2015

    Recital with Sophie Rosa

    11:00am Champs Hill, West Sussex. Coffee concert with Sophie Rosa. Programme as follows:

    Elgar Violin Sonata
    Franck Violin Sonata
    Franck Andantino Quietoso
    Ravel Tzigane
  • Fri
    05
    Jun
    2015

    Recital with Sophie Rosa

    8:00pm Chester Town Hall, Chester. Recital with Sophie Rosa for the MBNA Chester Music Festival. Programme as follows:

    Schubert Sonata in A major D.574 ‘Grand Duo’
    Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor opus 82
    Brahms, Sonata no. 1 in G major opus 78
    Chopin, Nocturne no.8 in D flat major, opus 27 no.2 arr. A Wilhelmj
    Tchaikovsky, Valse Scherzo opus 34
  • Sat
    04
    Jul
    2015

    Erin Royer for Sandbach Saxophone Weekend

    4:00pm Maxwell Davies Music Centre, Sandbach School. In conjunction with the release of Erin's debut album, 'After the Moment' which features myself and music by Graham Fitkin, Andy Scott, Matt Shervey and Lucy Armstrong among others.
  • Mon
    20
    Jul
    2015

    Quartet for the End of Time

    12:00pm St. John's Church, Buxton. A performance of Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time with Hallé soloists (Lyn Fletcher, violin, Rosa Fernandez-Campo, clarinet and Simon Turner, cello) for the Buxton Festival.
  • Wed
    30
    Sep
    2015

    Recital with Sophie Rosa

    7:30pm St. Mary's Church Hall, Sandbach. Recital with violinist Sophie Rosa for Sandbach Concert Series. Programme tbc.
  • Wed
    04
    Nov
    2015

    Recital with Sophie Rosa

    11:00am Champs Hill, West Sussex. Coffee concert with Sophie Rosa. Programme as follows:

    Elgar Violin Sonata
    Franck Violin Sonata
    Franck Andantino Quietoso
    Ravel Tzigane
  • Thu
    10
    Dec
    2015

    Psappha: The Bremen Town Musicians

    6:00pm

    Manchester Central Library, tickets from Eventbrite.

     

    Joe Duddell 
    Nightswimming 
     
    Enrica Sciandrone 
    The Bremen Town Musicians (world premiere)* 
     
    Halldór Smárason 
    it means what you think it means 
     
    *Conducted by Enrica Sciandrone 
     Benedict Holland - violin 
     Jennifer Langridge - cello 
     Benjamin Powell - piano 
     Tim Williams - cimbalom

    Curated Place and Moving Classics present the Premiere of “The Bremen Town Musicians” a new music and live animation work by Enrica Sciandrone for Psappha Ensemble as the launch concert of Enlighten Manchester Festival of Light and Sound Art.

    Celebrated film composer Enrica Sciandrone has spent 2015 as Moving Classics composer in residence with the leading new music ensemble, Psappha. Inspired by author Philip Pullman’s new translation of the Brothers’ Grimm fairy tales (with Pullman’s full support) she has created a new suite of works bringing "The Bremen Town Musicians" to life, drawing on her experience of storytelling through music for the moving image. Throughout the development of the piece Sciandrone has also worked with illustrator and animator Louise Wilde and a/v expert Nick Malbon to create a multi-projection visual performance around the musicians and audience.

    A striking combination of new music and live illustration will see the ensemble progressively grow as the performance traces the journey of the irrepressible donkey, dog, cat and rooster seeking freedom making for a playful and fitting climax to an exciting experimental evening. Presented in Manchester Central Library as the launch concert of the new ENLIGHTEN Manchester Festival of Light and Sound Art Psappha will also perform works by Halldór Smárason, who was inspired by the archive of the Antony Burgess Foundation during his Moving Classics residency last year, and feature a performance of “Nightswimming” by Joe Duddell.