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2016

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  • Thu
    07
    Jan
    2016

    Psappha: Reich, Carter and Crumb in Ancoats

    7:30pm

    Hallé St. Michael's, 36-38 George Leigh Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 5DG

    Steve Reich Double Sextet
    Elliot Carter Triple Duo*
    George Crumb Quest**

    *Conducted by Jamie Phillips
    **Tom McKinney - guitar soloist

    An evening of American music in a special programme for BBC Radio 3 which will be broadcast live from St Michael's.

    Steve Reich's Double Sextet features the regular compact ensemble for new music - piano and percussion, flute and clarinet, violin and cello - playing with and against a recorded double of itself. This is classic Reich: propulsive from the get-go, driving through wondrous harmonic landscapes, and with a haunting melodic poetry that is this composer's own.

    George Crumb's atmospheric Quest is a journey for solo guitar, sax, harp, and bass over a delicate web of exotic percussion, with quotes from Amazing Grace along the way.

    Elliot Carter's Triple Duo, for an ensemble of six musicians, is a work, as its name implies, that treats the group as three pairs of instruments: flute/clarinet, violin/cello, piano/percussion. Each of these pairs has its own repertory of ideas and moods. This free fantasy involves various contrasts, conflicts and reconciliations between the three duos.

  • Sat
    09
    Jan
    2016

    RNCM Strings Festival, recital with Leland Chen

    1:30pm

    Royal Northern College of Music

    Fritz Kreisler Variations on a Theme of Corelli
    Franz Schubert Violin Sonata in A major Op Posth 162 D 574
    Béla Bartók Rhapsody No 1

  • Sat
    09
    Jan
    2016

    RNCM Strings Festival, recital with Miklós Perényi

    4:00pm

    Royal Northern College of Music

    Franz Schubert Sonata in A minor D 821 ‘Arpeggione’
    Zoltán Kodály Sonata for Solo Cello in B minor Op 8

  • Wed
    13
    Jan
    2016

    Rhyl Music Club, recital with Kathryn Williams

    7:30pm Rhyl Town Hall

    Schubert Variations on "Trockne Blumen"
    Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
    JS Bach Partita for Solo Flute
    Salvatore Sciarrino Canzona di Ringraziamento
    Reinecke Sonata "Undine"
    Lille Boulanger Nocturne
    Caccini Ave Maria
    Bozza Aria
    Native American Traditional Songs

  • Thu
    21
    Jan
    2016

    Toby Hughes International Artist Diploma Recital

    7:30pm Carole Nash Recital Room, Royal Northern College of Music Programme to include:
    Giovanni Bottesini Gran Duo Concertante
    Vilmos Montag Sonata in E minor
    César Franck Sonata in A major
  • Tue
    26
    Jan
    2016

    BBC Philharmonic and Psappha

    7:30pm BBC Philharmonic Studio, Media City, Salford Mark Simpson Ariel
    Anthony Gilbert Moonfaring
    James Wishart The Leaving of Liverpool

    This performance forms part of the New Music North West Festival, celebrating the wealth of creative talent in the North West. Psappha will perform half of the concert and the BBC Philharmonic the other
  • Fri
    29
    Jan
    2016

    Birtwistle - North Music North West

    7:30pm St. Michael's, 36-38 George Leigh Street, Ancoats, Manchester Harrison Birtwistle The Axe Manual
    Joshua Brown String Trio
    Leo Geyer Jasmin
    Daniel Kidane The Devil's Overture
    Aaron Parker 51° 12’ N / 0°5 5’ W – 0 8 0 1 1 5
    Jack Sheen Five Miniatures
    Emma Wilde Janus

    Psappha presents a special concert as part of the North West Composers Festival, with the festival's featured composer, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, in attendance.
  • Thu
    18
    Feb
    2016

    Stockhausen & Ligeti

    7:30pm Psappha at St. Michael's, 36-38 George Leigh Street, Ancoats, Manchester

    Stockhausen Kontakte
    Ligeti Horn Trio
    Jennifer Higdon Zaka

    Stockhausen's iconic Kontakte provides a totally immersive audience experience, featuring complex movement of sound in space - with electronic and acoustic sounds whirling, jumping, flying and spinning in different directions and at different speeds.

    In his Horn Trio György Ligeti found a fresh path to a new style that was, in his words, neither a cliché of the reactionary nor the avant-garde.

    The concert begins with Jennifer Higdon's entertaining and exuberant Zaka and also includes two new works by young composers from The University of Manchester

  • Mon
    11
    Jul
    2016

    Brahms Horn Trio and Korngold String Quartet no. 2

    5:45pm

    Peel Hall, Salford University

    Chamber Music Salford presents:

    Erich Korngold, String quartet No 2 in E flat major, Op 26
    Johnannes Brahms, Trio for Violin, Horn and piano in E flat major, Op 40

    Violins: Lisa Obert, Sophie Hudgell
    Viola: Kimi Makino
    Cello: Adam Szabo
    Piano: Ben Powell
    Horn: Alberto Menendez Escribano

  • Sun
    24
    Jul
    2016

    Yorkshire Young Musicians at the Ryedale Festival

    3:00pm

    Helmsley Arts Centre

    A concert featuring some of the most outstandingyoung musicians from the North Yorkshire and Humber area, all participants in the Yorkshire Young Musicians scheme, which enables young musicians (aged 8-18) to benefit from the highest quality tuition in their local area. The programme includes a performance of MacMillan’s ‘Kiss on Wood’ and movements from Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Seasons’.

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016

    Stravinsky and Britten with Mark Heron and Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra

    7:30pm

    Albert Hall, Nottingham

    Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Winds and Britten Piano Concerto  in a fabulous programme with the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra and Mark Heron. More information here.

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016

    Roald Dahl's Cinderella & Dirty Beasts

    11:00am and 1:30pm

    Crucible Studio, Sheffield

    Martin Butler's Dirty Beasts and Rory Boyle's Cinderella with Manchester Camerata Ensemble and Polly Ives (narrator). More information here.

  • Mon
    28
    Nov
    2016

    Mozart and Shostakovich in Salford

    5:45pm

    Peel Hall, Salford University

    Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478

    Shostakovich Piano Quintet

    With Eva Thorarinsdottir, Simon Gilkes, Roisin ni Dhuill and Jennifer Langridge. Further details here.

  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016

    Psappha / Curated Place

    7:30pm

    Hallé St. Michael's, Ancoats, Manchester

    Steve Reich CelloCounterpoint
    Peter Maxwell Davies Sonatina
    Jonathan Harvey Tombeau de Messiaen
    Tom Harrold Speechless Skies
    Nuria Bonet Pota
    Charlotte Bray Oneiroi
    Helmut Lachenmann Toccatina
    Stylianos Dimou