Psappha – First and Final Frontiers


Friday 8th October 2021

Hallé St Peter's, Manchester

£13.50 early bird, £16 advance, £18.50 on the door, Students: £5 advance, £10 on the door (ex booking fee)

Tonight’s concert will last around 75 minutes with no interval, ending around 8.15pm

Adam Gorb - Kol Simcha Suite
Philip Rousiamanis - The Sun, the Moon and their lobster children World premiere
Nina Whiteman - The Galaxy Rotation Problem
Bofan Ma - vibrato/scratch lottery/vegetable soup World premiere
Tom Coult - Two Games and a Nocturne
Michael Betteridge - Grind World premiere
Tom Harrold - Dark Dance

Jamie Phillips

Conrad Marshall
Dov Goldberg
Benjamin Powell
Tim Williams
Michael Harper
Delia Stephens
Benedict Holland
Heather Wallington
Jennifer Langridge

Psappha launches its 30th-anniversary season with a typically adventurous programme celebrating the possibilities of new music – and the fearless brilliance of young British composers.

Three of tonight’s seven works are world premieres written by emerging Manchester-based composers for Psappha’s Composing For scheme: Michael Betteridge’s abrasive duet, Bofan Ma’s playful viola solo and Philip Rousiamanis’s haunted tale of a broken family. Three others were commissioned by the group in the last decade: Tom Coult’s hat-trick suite, Tom Harrold’s pulsating hoedown and Nina Whiteman’s journey through our universe and others. Adam Gorb’s Klezmer-inspired dance suite makes a thrilling introduction to Tim Williams’ final season as Psappha’s Artistic Director.

Ticket Information >>

This event is managed by Psappha. For more information, please visit their website.

Seating will be unreserved.

Hallé St Peter’s

Performances at Hallé St Peter’s run in conjunction with Government guidelines for indoor events and are subject to our COVID Secure Risk assessment.

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