Tickets are now available for performances of the PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial pieces in Hull.
The performances will take place across two festival weekends in July 2017 (one in Hull and another at London’s Southbank Centre), then be broadcast by BBC Radio 3.
Of the 20 works, some are a response to Hull’s title of City of Culture for 2017, such as Errollyn Wallen’s Mighty River orchestral work, that draws inspiration from the work of William Wilberforce in Hull and GoGo Penguin’s Abstractions of the Industrial North.
Other commissions includes composer Simon Holt’s new clarinet concerto for 2006’s BBC Young Musician of the Year Mark Simpson, commissioned by BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Emily Hall’s new Opera for children and Tom Jenkinson’s (Squarepusher) The Secret Life of Organs showcasing the potential for these incredible instruments beyond traditional organ music.
The works will be performed in Hull from 30 June to 1 July with each to be performed twice, then followed by a Q&A with the composers.
The New Music Biennial is free to attend, but if you book your tickets now you will guarantee entry.
Visit the Hull 2017 City of Culture website to get tickets.
The full list of Hull performances is below:
Friday 30 June
Anna Meridith and Southbank Sinfonia: Concerto For Beatboxer & Orchestra
Albemarle Music Centre, 5.30pm
Simon Holt and 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: The Itch Witch
Hull City Hall Mortimer Suite, 3.15pm
Hannah Peel: Journey to Cassiopeia
Albemarle Music Centre, 4.30pm
James MCvinne and Darkstar: A Piece for Organ (working title)
Hull City Hall, 6pm
Gogo Penguin: As Above So Below
Eliza Carthy: Rivers and Railways
Sunday 2 July
Mark Simpson: After Avedon
Hull City Hall Mortimer Suite (Sharp Room), 11am
Jason Singh and Anne Martin: Ceumannan – Footsteps 2
Hull City Hall Mortimer Suite (Soft Room), 12.15pm
Residency Group (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 and David Hoyle: Illusions
Funktion Hull (previously Tower Nightclub), 5.30pm
Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walsh: 13 Vices
The Guildhall, 6.45pm
Sam Lee: Hullucination
Holy Trinity Church, 8pm