Psappha – On and Off the Road


Thursday 25th November 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 70 minutes with no interval, ending around 8.10pm

Keting Sun - Yong World premiere
Robert Reid Allan - Some Pictures of Guitarists World premiere
Gordon McPherson - Detours

Stephen Barlow

Conrad Marshall
Rachael Clegg
Dov Goldberg
Naomi Atherton
Benjamin Powell
Tim Williams
Benedict Holland
Sophie Rosa
Heather Wallington
Jennifer Langridge

Detours is a road trip deep into memory – a set of deeply personal moments frozen in time, each one as witnessed from the driver’s seat of a car. By turns elegiac and pulsating, haunted and beautiful, Gordon McPherson’s masterpiece pays homage to everyone from Igor Stravinsky to Glen Campbell across five hypnotic movements.

Exactly 20 years after Psappha made the world-premiere recording of Detours, the group gives a rare full performance in a concert that also features two world premieres of works created for Psappha’s Composing For scheme: Robert Reid Allan’s playful portrait of the artist, written for and premiered by BBC Radio 3’s Tom McKinney; and Keting Sun’s spectral work for violin and cimbalom.

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.

The Hallé Venues team have put a comprehensive set of systems in place to make the experience an enjoyable and Covid-secure one for all our guests.

If you’re feeling unwell, are presenting with Covid symptoms, or are self-isolating, please do not attend.

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In keeping with government expectations for performance venues, whilst on site, guests are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings for the duration of their visit, including during the performance and while passing through the common areas of the building. Face coverings are not required if you are exempt for medical reasons and may be removed to consume food and drinks purchased in the venue. Visitors are allowed to bring a small bottle of water with them to the venue but no other food or drink may be brought in and consumed on site.

If any guests present with Covid-19 symptoms whilst on site, they will be required to leave immediately (and receive a ticket refund).

Hand sanitiser will be available for use on site, and a frequent and thorough hygiene and cleaning system is in place.

If you have any concerns or questions at any time during the experience, please speak to a member of staff, who will be nearby and available at all times.