Psappha – The Last Island


Thursday 31st March 2022

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

Ben Gaunt - New work World premiere, Psappha commission
Anna Thorvaldsdottir - Sola
Lisa Robertson - New work World premiere, Psappha commission
Nina Danon - New work World premiere, Psappha commission
Electra Perivolaris - New work World premiere, Psappha commission
Athanasia Kontou - New work World premiere, Psappha commission
Peter Maxwell Davies - The Last Island


Tim Williams’ final Manchester concert as Psappha’s Artistic Director pays emotional homage to the late Peter Maxwell Davies, the British composer whose music was the group’s original inspiration, and to the wild, untamed land where Max found his lifelong home.

The Last Island paints a haunting picture of Orkney in all its glorious, mysterious isolation. It’s performed tonight alongside four new works inspired by it, written especially for tonight’s concert by four brilliant young composers and accompanied by new films shot by Tim Williams across Orkney in summer 2021.

The concert begins with another world premiere, a new work from British composer Ben Gaunt – and continues with Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Sola, a mesmerising and atmospheric new concerto-of-sorts for viola and electronics.

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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