Starry Night on Thursday 28th March 2019
Steve Martland Starry Night
Simon Holt ...era madrugada
Lucy Armstrong New Work (Psappha commission, world première)
Sarah Kirkland Snider Thread and Fray
Julian Anderson Van Gogh Blue
Stephen Barlow - conductor
A man is discovered in the street – a knife through his chest. Who is he? Why is he there? Simon Holt’s enigmatic ...era madrugada tells the story of a mysterious death described in a Lorca poem.
We continue our relationship with Sarah Kirkland Snider with a performance of her poignant Thread and Fray and we’re really excited to be working with Lucy Armstrong on a brand new work for the group. This will be our first commission honouring Psappha’s former Patron Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
Two Van Gogh inspired works complete the programme; his exuberant letters are the stimulus for Julian Anderson’s Van Gogh Blue, while memories of Africa inspire Steve Martland’s Starry Night.
Psappha: Demystifying New Music
Pre-concert talk - 6.40pm - free to ticket holders
Learn more before you see it played. Come early, get a drink and settle into your seats for a special talk that will introduce you to the composers and the inspiration behind the music we perform tonight.
Music Genres: Classical
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