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
Simon Holt & BBC Philharmonic Orchestra: Concerto for clarinet and orchestra
Hull City Hall, 6.45pm
Gavin Bryars: Winestead
Albemarle Music Centre, 8pm
Mica Levi & BBC Philharmonic Orchestra: New work for the BBC Concert Orchestra
Hull City Hall, 9pm
Daniel Elms: Bethia
Holy Trinity Church, 10.15pm
Saturday 1 July
Ray Lee: Ring Out
Zebedee’s Yard, 11am
Laurence Crane: Pieces About Art
Albemarle Music Centre, 12.30pm
Errollyn Wallen: Mighty River
Hull City Hall, 2pm
Emily Hall: Witchsong
Hull City Hall Mortimer Suite, 3.15pm
Hannah Peel: Journey to Cassiopeia
Albemarle Music Centre, 4.30pm
James McVinnie & Darkstar: A piece for Organ (working title)
Hull City Hall, 6pm
GoGo PENGUIN: Abstractions of the Industrial North
Eliza Carthy: Rivers and Railways
Sunday 2 July
Mark Simpson: 25th Anniversary piece for the Gould Piano Trio
Hull City Hall Mortimer Suite (Sharp Room), 11am
Jason Singh & Anne Martin: Ceumannan – Footsteps. 2.
Hull City Hall Mortimer Suite (Soft Room), 12.15pm
Residency Supergroup (James Redwood)
Princes Quay Shopping Centre, 1.30pm
Jocelyn Pook: Anxiety Fanfare and Variation of Voices
Albemarle Music Centre, 3pm
Peter Edwards: A Journey with the Giants of Jazz
Holy Trinity Church, 4.15pm
Philip Venables & David Hoyle: Illusions
Funktion Hull (previously Tower Nightclub), 5.30pm
Brian Irvine & Jennifer Walsh: 13 Vices
The Guildhall, 6.45pm
Sam Lee: Hullucination
Holy Trinity Church, 8pm
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