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2018

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  • Sat
    13
    Jan
    2018

    RNCM Strings Festival with Sophie Rosa

    13:00

    Royal Northern College of Music

    Martinon Sonatine for solo violin opus 32 no.1
    Lili Boulanger Two Pieces for violin and piano
    Lili Boulanger D'un Matin de Printemps
    Ravel Sonata no.2 in G major

  • Sun
    14
    Jan
    2018

    RNCM Strings Festival with Toby Hughes

    13:00

    Royal Northern College of Music, Carole Nash Recital Room

    Franck Sonata in A major
    Desenclos Aria et Rondo

  • Mon
    22
    Jan
    2018

    The Red Brick Chamber Sessions

    19:30

    Peel Hall, University of Salford

    Zelenka - Trio Sonata in g minor ZWV 181
    Poulenc - Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano

    Jennifer Galloway - oboe
    Kenny Sturgeon - oboe and cor anglais
    Bill Anderson - bassoon

  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018

    Manchester Mid-day Concert with Kana Ohashi

    13:10

    Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

    Ysaye Sonata No.4 for Solo Violin
    Szymanowski Mythes Op.30, La Fontaine d'Arethuse
    Prokofiev Sonata No.2 in D major
    Shchedrin In the Style of Albeniz

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Rachmaninov 2nd Piano Concerto with Sheffield Symphony Orchestra

    19:30

    All Saints Ecclesall Parish Church, S11 7PP

    Sheffield Symphony Orchestra conducted by Juan Ortuño
    Brahms Tragic Overture
    Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 2
    Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 6

  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018

    Caught in the Treetops

    19:30

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

    Charlotte Bray Caught in the Treetops*
    Anna Clyne Paintbox
    Robert Reid Allan The Palace of Light
    Lucy Armstrong Space Adventure
    Michael Cryne In Cloud Light
    Will Frampton The Greening Variations
    Bethan Morgan-Williams In Kenopsia
    James Williamson Fault-Klang

    Benedict Holland Violin*
    Psappha Ensemble

    The life-changing effects of the atomic bomb are explored in Anna Clyne’s immersive soundscape which combines recorded voice, breathing and other sound loops with a sonorous cello line.

    Bound together by a sense of mystery and a relentless energy Charlotte Bray’s work for solo violin and ensemble responds to two contrasting lunar poems. The concert also showcases the next generation of talent with our pick of the best works from Psappha’s emerging composer schemes.

  • Wed
    28
    Mar
    2018

    Sandbach Concert Series with Sophie Rosa

    19:00

    St Mary's Church Hall, Market Square, Sandbach, CW11 1HD

    Programme to include Beethoven's Violin Sonata in G major op. 96.

  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018

    A Wonderful Day

    19:30

    The Stoller Hall, 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
    Psappha Ensemble

    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.

  • Mon
    30
    Apr
    2018

    Ensemble 360

    19:30

    New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

    Reicha Wind Quintet in E flat Op.88 no.2
    Schulhoff Bass Nightingale for Solo Contrabassoon
    Kabeláč Wind sextet Op.8
    Martinu Sextet for Winds and Piano
    Janáček Mládí for Wind sextet

  • Sun
    06
    May
    2018

    Ensemble 360

    19:30

    Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa

    Reicha Wind Quintet in E flat Op 88 No 2
    Janáček Mládí
    Kabeláč Wind Sextet Op 8
    Schulhoff BassNachtigall
    Martinů Sextet in E flat H174

  • Thu
    17
    May
    2018

    Psappha: Here and Now

    18:30

    The Whitworth, Manchester

    Judd Greenstein Plan of the City
    Michael Gandolfi History of the World in Seven Acts
    David Fennessy 5 Hofer Photographs
    Will Frampton Music Alone (world première)
    Dani Howard The Den (world première)
    David John Roche No Steel Leaves (world première)
    Bethan Morgan-Williams Traces of a Disco (world première)

  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018

    Music on the Moor

    15:00

    St Paul’s Church, Heaton Moor

    Concert with the Victoria Quartet (Benedict Holland, Suzie Mészáros, Jennifer Langridge):
    William Alwyn Rhapsody for piano quartet
    Beethoven Andante Favori for piano solo
    Manduell Recitative and Aria for violin and viola
    Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No 3 in B minor

  • Tue
    19
    Jun
    2018

    The Path to Heaven

    19:45

    Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds

    Performance of a new opera by Ben Kaye (librettist) and Adam Gorb (composer) in a joint performance with RNCM students and Psappha.

  • Thu
    21
    Jun
    2018

    The Path to Heaven

    19:30

    Concert Hall, Royal Northern College of Music

    Performance of a new opera by Ben Kaye (librettist) and Adam Gorb (composer) in a joint performance with RNCM students and Psappha.

  • Sat
    23
    Jun
    2018

    RNCM Gold Medal Day

    10:00-20:00

    Concert Hall, Royal Northern College of Music

    More information here.

  • Fri
    06
    Jul
    2018

    Lichfield Festival with Toby Hughes

    12:00

    St. Michael's Greenhill Church, Lichfield

    Concert with Toby Hughes (double bass). Programme to include:

    Montag Sonata in E minor
    Desenclos Aria & Rondo
    Franck Violin Sonata in A major

  • Mon
    17
    Sep
    2018

    Psappha: New Adventures

    19:30

    Stoller Hall, Manchester

    Witold Lutosławski Variations on a Theme of Paganini
    Béla Bartók Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
    György Kurtág Scenes from a Novel*
    György Ligeti Aventures & Nouvelles Aventures

    Nicholas Kok conductor
    Gillian Keith soprano
    Jessica Gillingwater mezzo soprano
    Alexander Robin Baker baritone
    *Elaine Tyler-Hall director

  • Sun
    11
    Nov
    2018

    Psappha with BBC Singers

    15:00

    Milton Court Concert Hall

    Bob Chilcott Move him into the sun
    Roderick Williams New work

    Sofi Jeannin conductor
    Psappha
    BBC Singers

  • Thu
    15
    Nov
    2018

    Psappha: Less is More

    19:30

    Hallé St. Michael's, Manchester

    Elliott Carter Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux
    Peter Maxwell Davies Sea Eagle
    Patrick John Jones The Vanity of Small Differences (world première)
    Molly Joyce Less is More
    Samuel Messer Stray (world première)
    Camden Reeves Still Above Ground
    David John Roche No Steel Leaves
    George Stevenson Algol (world première)
    Mark-Anthony Turnage Duetti d’Amore

  • Thu
    29
    Nov
    2018

    Recital with Abel Selaocoe

    19:30

    Lancaster University Great Hall

    Debussy Sonata in D minor
    Ravel In the style of Habanera
    Shchedrin In the style of Albéniz
    MacMillan Kiss on Wood
    Britten Sonata in C major
    Sollima Lamentatio