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Hull plays host to a celebration of new music from an impressive lineup of talented UK composers for PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial.

Taking place across two festival weekends in July 2017 (one in Hull and another at London’s Southbank Centre) and then broadcast by BBC Radio 3, explosions of sound will erupt across Hull City Centre in a series of bite-sized performances.

Each composer has created a 15 minute piece of music, including a number of brand new commissions for the festival. These will be performed in venues across the city – see below for more information about venues and times.

Each piece will be performed twice, with a short Q&A session with the composer between the performances.

The entire festival is free to attend, but if you book your tickets now you will guarantee entry to these incredible one-off events.


Friday 30 June

Anna Meridith & Southbank Sinfonia: Concerto for beatboxer & orchestra

Albemarle Music Centre, 5.30pm
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Simon Holt & BBC Philharmonic Orchestra: Concerto for clarinet and orchestra

Hull City Hall, 6.45pm
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Gavin Bryars: Winestead

Albemarle Music Centre, 8pm
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Mica Levi & BBC Philharmonic Orchestra: New work for the BBC Concert Orchestra

Hull City Hall, 9pm
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Daniel Elms: Bethia

Holy Trinity Church, 10.15pm
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Saturday 1 July

Ray Lee: Ring Out

Zebedee’s Yard, 11am
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Laurence Crane: Pieces About Art

Albemarle Music Centre, 12.30pm
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Errollyn Wallen: Mighty River

Hull City Hall, 2pm
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Emily Hall: The Itch Witch

Hull City Hall Mortimer Suite, 3.15pm
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Hannah Peel: Journey to Cassiopeia

Albemarle Music Centre, 4.30pm
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James McVinnie & Darkstar: A piece for Organ (working title)

Hull City Hall, 6pm
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GoGo PENGUIN: As Above So Below

Früit, 7.15pm
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Eliza Carthy: Rivers and Railways

Stage@TheDock, 8.30pm
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Sunday 2 July

Mark Simpson: After Avedon

Hull City Hall Mortimer Suite (Sharp Room), 11am
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Jason Singh & Anne Martin: Ceumannan – Footsteps. 2.

Hull City Hall Mortimer Suite (Soft Room), 12.15pm
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Residency Supergroup (James Redwood)

Princes Quay Shopping Centre, 1.30pm

Jocelyn Pook: Anxiety Fanfare and Variation of Voices

Albemarle Music Centre, 3pm
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Peter Edwards: A Journey with the Giants of Jazz

Holy Trinity Church, 4.15pm
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Philip Venables & David Hoyle: Illusions

Funktion Hull (previously Tower Nightclub), 5.30pm
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Brian Irvine & Jennifer Walsh: 13 Vices

The Guildhall, 6.45pm
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Sam Lee: Hullucination

Holy Trinity Church, 8pm
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Date Time Price  
Fri 30 Jun 5.30pm Free  
Sat 1 Jul 11.00am Free  
Sun 2 Jul 11.00am Free  


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