Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Hallé St Michael's
36-38 George Leigh Street

M4 5DR


Mark-Anthony TurnageGrazioso
Richard WhalleyWonderland
Mark-Anthony TurnageSlide Stride
Brian EliasGeranos
Philip CashianLeonora Pictures


Nicholas Kok – conductor


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Programme Note

Part of the New Music North West Festival Wonderland features the world première of Manchester-born composer, Philip Cashian’s Leonora Pictures. Written to showcase Psappha’s virtuosic musicians, the work takes its inspiration from the fantastical characters and landscapes of Lancashire-born surrealist artist Leonora Carrington. 

The programme also includes: Brian Elias’s Geranos, which imagines Theseus’ dance after his escape from the Minotaur with music that mirrors the mazes of the Labyrinth, Richard Whalley’s Wonderland, which celebrates the miracle of nature, and two works by this year’s Festival composer-in-residence, Mark-Anthony Turnage: Grazioso! and Slide Stride - inspired by Led Zeppelin’s guitarist and the extrovert jazz of Fats Waller.

Before the concert, in the first of Psappha’s new series: Demystifying New Music, audiences are invited to a special screening of Barrie Gavin's documentary film portrait of composer Brian Elias. 6.00pm - free to ticket holders.  


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