Psappha

Internationally acclaimed singers Jane Irwin and John Graham Hall join Psappha in Schoenbergís artfully crafted, pared-down arrangement of Mahlerís gorgeous Song of the Earth, settings of six poems of Chinese origin, better known in its symphonic version. Nicholas Kok conducts an adventurous programme of beguiling harmonies and unusual timbres which also features works by Gyˆrgy Ligeti, popularly known for the presence of his music in Kubrickís 2001: A Space Odyssey. Tracey Redfern shows off her technical virtuosity in this arrangement, for solo trumpet and ensemble, of three coloratura arias from his darkly comic opera Le grand macabre. And, under its Principal Conductor, Psappha applies its usual panache to Ligetiís Chamber Concerto for 13 instrumentalists which, from its subterranean-like opening sonorities to the winding-down clockwork of the final movement, conjures an atmospheric soundworld that is both compelling and eerie.

TICKETS: £15, £12.50
(£12.50, £10 concessions)
£6 Young person

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