classical music
contemporary classical

The Centre Is Everywhere

Part of New Music Biennial

The UK premiere of a piece for string ensemble, described by music director Rakhi Singh as ‘something beautiful and strange, a music of close whispers and myriad reflections’.

The Centre is Everywhere brings together Finnis' exquisite sonic language with the work of one of Britain's most exciting young ensembles, Manchester Collective.

Edmund Finnis has composed intimate music for soloists and duets, immersive electronic pieces, music for film, ensemble music and works for large orchestra.

His music has been hailed as ‘magical’ (The Times) and ‘iridescent, compelling’ (The Guardian).

He has written music for performers including Benjamin Beilman, Mark Simpson and Minetti Quartet, and ensembles such as Britten Sinfonia, BCMG and London Sinfonietta, who have performed, toured and recorded six of his works.

Manchester Collective produces innovative and outward-facing musical experiences for new audiences across Britain.

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Purcell Room


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The 15-minute piece is performed twice, with a short Q&A session with the composer between the performances.

Tickets do not guarantee entry and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis for those with tickets. Please ensure you arrive promptly to avoid disappointment.