Monday 23 July 2018

Mark-Anthony Turnage announced as Psappha's new patron

Psappha, the Manchester-based new music ensemble, has announced that composer Mark-Anthony Turnage is new patron following on from the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (who was the ensemble's patron for 21 years). Psappha will be including Turnage's Duetti d'Amore in their 2018/19 season

Formed in 1991 by Artistic Director Tim Williams, Psappha specialises in the performance of work by living composers and in music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The ensemble is unique in its artistic offering as the North of England’s only stand-alone, professional contemporary classical music ensemble. Psappha is based at St Michael’s, the former Italian Chapel in Ancoats, an inner-city area of Manchester that was once the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. It shares this venue with The Hallé.

The ensemble's 2018/19 season includes music by Lutslawski, Bartok, Kurtag, Ligeti, Elliott Carter, Peter Maxwell Davies, John Casken, Steve Martland, Simon Holt, Julian Anderson, Anthony Burgess, Nigel Osborne, and Arnold Schoenberg, along side music by Patrick John Jones, Molly Joyce, Camden Reeves, David John Roche, George Stevenson, Knut Vaage, Stephen Pratt, Naomi Pinnock, Lucy Armstrong, Sarah Kirkland Snider, David T Little  and Tim Wright.

Full details from the Psappha website.

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