Music review: Hebrides Ensemble and Psappha, Queens Hall

There was a strong focus on contemporary music in last night’s concert by Hebrides Ensemble and Psappha, in which the two groups joined together for a celebration of both their 25th anniversaries. The premier of Panopticon by David Fennessy made for a mesmerising start. Scored for string sextet and cimbalom (a Hungarian instrument played by striking its strings with beaters), Fennessy’s work initially established a constant pulse, which was passed from the cimbalom to the rigorously strumming and plucking strings.

Read the full review on The Herald.

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