Psappha – The View South


Friday 4th February 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

Aaron Parker - 51°12’N/0°55’W–080115
Rylan Gleave - supine (it lay) World premiere
Mark-Anthony Turnage - Slide Stride
Bethan Morgan-Williams - New work World premiere, Psappha commission
Derri Joseph Lewis - ...BREATHE... World premiere
Simon Holt - The Sower World premiere, Psappha commission


Tom McKinney, guitar
Conrad Marshall
Dov Goldberg
Benjamin Powell
Tim Williams
Benedict Holland
Sophie Rosa
Heather Wallington
Jennifer Langridge

Antonio Machado’s short, elegant poem Noviembre 1913 captures the essence of the rural Andalusian landscape that this much-loved Spanish writer called home. Composed for Psappha by acclaimed composer Simon Holt, The Sower pays homage to the poem, the poet and the land that shaped them both. It’s one of four world premieres on tonight’s programme, alongside new works from Bethan Morgan-Williams, Rylan Gleave and Derri Joseph Lewis.

Also tonight, two pieces Psappha has made its own. Aaron Parker’s atmospheric travelogue journeys deep into the Southern English countryside, while Psappha’s Patron Mark-Anthony Turnage pays electrifying tribute to American stride piano pioneer James P Johnson.

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.

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

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