CLASSICAL SHEFFIELD AT THE WINTER GARDEN

Winter Garden, Sheffield
Saturday 18 May 2024, 11.00am
Free event

Join Classical Sheffield for pop-up performances in the Winter Garden.

11am – Sonority Upper voice chamber choir

11.45am – Matt Leese Amateur composer performing ‘Melodic Moments’

12.30pm – Black Velvet Clarinet Quartet

1.15pm – Sinsontes Singing group singing songs of love and longing from Cuba and Spain

2pm – Singing In… Community choirs performance

2.45pm Hailu Ni Soprano vocalist

SYMPOSIUM Making the Case for Classical: Research, Insight and Advocacy

Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield
Wednesday 22 May 2024, 10.30am

£50 / £25

Association of British Orchestras non-member academic delegate / non-member student delegate

 

Past Event

In this challenging period of arts funding, it’s more important than ever that we have the right evidence to make the case for classical music. This one-day symposium will explore the current state of research and data in the classical music sector and help to improve the quality and effectiveness of the evidence we collect.

This symposium will be of interest to:

  • Senior managers and those with evaluation and insight responsibilities in classical music organisations

  • Academics working in arts management, cultural policy, and classical music engagement

  • Arts funders and cultural policy-makers

    The event is presented by the ABO in partnership with Dr Sarah Price at the University of Liverpool and Music in the Round, with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

DORE OPEN GARDEN: MUSIC & MEMORIES

49 Heather Lea Avenue, Sheffield
Sunday 16 June 2024, 2.00pm

Tickets by donation.
Please book in advance.

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Join us for a summer afternoon (2pm till 5pm) in one of the beautiful gardens of Dore.

Discover a beautifully planted Dore garden in full bloom, accompanied by live music. Explore local artwork and sculptures displayed within the borders, with signage that reflects a family’s memories and amusing stories.

With a raffle and light refreshments, come and spend some time in a gorgeous garden, donating as you feel able to support Music in the Round.

Live music will be provided throughout the afternoon by our own Bridge Ensemble and Sheffield musicians, including Steel City 5 and Endcliffe Flute Trio.

Please note the Eventbrite booking site will ask you to make a donation (minimum £1) when you book your tickets. Please enter the donation amount for your whole party – the next screen will ask you how many people are coming. You will then be issued with a single ticket for the whole group.

Further information:

– Advance booking strongly recommended, as space is limited

– Please note there will not be access to toilet facilities at this event

– On street parking is available on Heather Lea Avenue and the surrounding streets, but please be considerate of our host’s neighbours and park carefully

– No dogs please (except guide dogs)

THE MONSTER IN THE MAZE

Music-Makers of Sheffield including, Ensemble 360, Consone Quartet, Bridge Ensemble & Guests

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Saturday 2 November 2024, 11.00am / 3.00pm

Tickets 
£5 for everyone  
Carers free 

Book Tickets
Silhouette of a Minotaur head

DOVE The Monster in the Maze (50’) 

An opera production for the people of Sheffield and with the people of Sheffield. 

“Here they are – the children of Athens!
The hope of Athens, the future of Athens!
Deep in the maze, the monster, already
paws the sand and tosses his horns…”

      - libretto, Monster in the Maze

King Minos has a labyrinth in his palace. Inside there lurks a Minotaur. This monster, half man and half bull, feeds on human flesh.  

Minos decrees that the Athenians should provide a regular supply of their young people to be sacrificed to the monster. The Athenian hero Theseus steps in, determined to enter the maze and take on the monster at its heart…

Jonathan Dove’s ‘The Monster in the Maze’ receives its Sheffield premiere on the iconic Crucible stage. Our most ambitious project to date, this will be Music in the Round at its best: a bold collaboration, forged in the crucible of creativity that is our City of Makers. 

Commissioned and first performed in 2015 by the Berlin Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra with Simon Rattle, it was praised by the Financial Times as “an exhilarating, visceral take on the ancient Greek myth”.  

This amazing new production will showcase people of all ages coming together from across the city to perform alongside our professional resident artists and guests, highlighting the best of music-making in Sheffield. 

An epic story: millennia in the making and a fitting celebration for our 40th anniversary year! 

With thanks to our funders: Blakemore Foundation, JG Graves Charitable Trust, Music for All & Scops Arts Trust. 

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ROMANTIC PIANO TRIOS

Leonore Piano Trio

Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield
Tuesday 8 October 2024, 7.00pm

Tickets
£22
£14 UC, DLA & PIP
£5 Under 35s & Students 

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Leonore Piano Trio featuring violinist Benjamin Nabarro, pianist Tim Horton and cellist Gemma Rosefield

HAYDN Piano Trio No.44 in E Hob. XV:28 (18’)
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio Op.1 No.2 (33’)
R SCHUMANN Piano Trio No.1 Op.63 (31’) 

The beguiling Leonore Piano Trio continues to trace this most intimate form of music, the piano trio, from its origins in works by Haydn, through the stately trios of Ludwig van Beethoven and onwards to the great Romantic masters.  

This time, Robert Schumann’s celebrated Trio No.1 takes centre stage. From its restless, tumultuous opening full of brooding intensity, to its majestic, triumphant conclusion, this is an epic work full of romance and humanity.  

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JESS GILLAM & FRIENDS

Jess Gillam Ensemble

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Thursday 17 October 2024, 7.15pm

Tickets
£22
£14 UC, DLA & PIP
£5 Under 35s & Students 

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Jess Gillam, saxophonist

Jess Gillam shot to fame as the first saxophonist to reach the finals of BBC Young Musician and the youngest ever soloist to perform at the Last Night of the Proms. Her infectious enthusiasm and passion for music lights up every stage.  

Her newly-formed Jess Gillam Ensemble brings together brilliant musicians who share her bold, uplifting and open-minded approach. Featuring music from Jess’s latest chart-topping album, this promises to be an electrifying concert showcasing the versatility of the saxophone. 

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“A true inspiration…she frankly rocks”

Huffington Post

“Not just one of Britain’s most virtuosic instrumentalists, but also an unstuffy, inspiring personality”

The Times

MENDELSSOHN STRING QUARTETS

Consone Quartet

St Matthews Calver Street, Sheffield
Saturday 26 October 2024, 2.00pm

Tickets 
£17
£10 UC, DLA & PIP
£5 Under 35s & Students 

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Players from the Consone String Quartet with their instruments

 FELIX MENDELSSOHN
   String Quartet in E flat (1823) (27’)
   Scherzo from Four Pieces Op.81 (3’)
   String Quartet in E minor Op.44 No.2 (30’) 

Music in the Round’s new Visiting String Quartet made their spellbinding Sheffield debut with a rapturously received celebration of the quartets of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn in spring 2024.  

They return to Sheffield this autumn for an immersive afternoon and evening exploring more of Felix Mendelssohn’s quartets. 

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MENDELSSOHN ROUNDTABLE

Consone Quartet & Laura Tunbridge

St Matthews Calver Street, Sheffield
Saturday 26 October 2024, 3.15pm

Free with tickets for the 2.00pm and 7.00pm concerts, please book in advance

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Musicians from the Consone Quartet with their instruments

Music in the Round’s new Visiting String Quartet made their spellbinding Sheffield debut with a rapturously received celebration of the quartets of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn in spring 2024.  

They return to Sheffield this autumn for an immersive afternoon and evening exploring more of Felix Mendelssohn’s quartets, including a conversation with Prof. Laura Tunbridge (University of Oxford). 

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MENDELSSOHN OCTET

Ensemble 360 & Consone Quartet

Upper Chapel, Sheffield
Saturday 26 October 2024, 7.00pm

Tickets
£22
£14 UC, DLA & PIP
£5 Under 35s & Students 

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String quartet players of Ensemble 360 with their instruments

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
   Theme and Variations from Four Pieces Op.81 (6’)
   String Quartet in E flat Op.44 No.3 (35’)
   String Quartet No.1 in D minor Op.12 (25’)
   Octet Op.20 (34’) 

Music in the Round’s new Visiting String Quartet, the Consone Quartet, made their spellbinding Sheffield debut with a rapturously received celebration of the quartets of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn in spring 2024.  

They return to Sheffield this autumn for an immersive afternoon and evening exploring more of Felix Mendelssohn’s quartets.  

To conclude the day, the Consone Quartet joins forces with the string players of Ensemble 360 for the composer’s eloquent and warm Octet, full of gusto and joyful invention. 

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THE MONSTER IN THE MAZE

Music-Makers of Sheffield including, Ensemble 360, Consone Quartet, Bridge Ensemble & Guests

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Friday 1 November 2024, 3.00pm / 7.15pm

Tickets 
£5 for everyone  
Carers free 

Book Tickets
Silhouette of a Minotaur head

DOVE The Monster in the Maze (50’) 

An opera production for the people of Sheffield and with the people of Sheffield. 

“Here they are – the children of Athens!
The hope of Athens, the future of Athens!
Deep in the maze, the monster, already
paws the sand and tosses his horns…”

      - libretto, Monster in the Maze

King Minos has a labyrinth in his palace. Inside there lurks a Minotaur. This monster, half man and half bull, feeds on human flesh.  

Minos decrees that the Athenians should provide a regular supply of their young people to be sacrificed to the monster. The Athenian hero Theseus steps in, determined to enter the maze and take on the monster at its heart…

Jonathan Dove’s ‘The Monster in the Maze’ receives its Sheffield premiere on the iconic Crucible stage. Our most ambitious project to date, this will be Music in the Round at its best: a bold collaboration, forged in the crucible of creativity that is our City of Makers. 

Commissioned and first performed in 2015 by the Berlin Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra with Simon Rattle, it was praised by the Financial Times as “an exhilarating, visceral take on the ancient Greek myth”.  

This amazing new production will showcase people of all ages coming together from across the city to perform alongside our professional resident artists and guests, highlighting the best of music-making in Sheffield. 

An epic story: millennia in the making and a fitting celebration for our 40th anniversary year! 

With thanks to our funders: Blakemore Foundation, JG Graves Charitable Trust, Music for All & Scops Arts Trust. 

View the brochure online here or download it below.

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PIANO FAVOURITES

Kathryn Stott

Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield
Saturday 14 September 2024, 7.00pm

Tickets
£22
£14 UC, DLA & PIP
£5 Under 35s & Students

Book Tickets
Pianist Kathryn Stott

BACH Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C BWV846 (5’)
L BOULANGER Thème et Variations (9’)
FAURÉ Barcarolle No.4 in A flat Op.44 (4’)
RAVEL Jeux d’eau (5’)
GRIEG Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6 (6’)
PIAZZOLLA (arr. YAMAMOTO) Milonga (5’)
SHOSTAKOVICH Prelude & Fugue No.24 in D minor Op.87 (12’)
FITKIN Scent (4’)
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN (arr. HOUGH) ‘My Favorite Things’ (3’)
SHAW Gustave Le Gray (11’)
CHOPIN Mazurka Op.17 No.4 in A minor (4’)
GRAINGER Molly on the Shore (4’)
VINE Short Story (3’)
FITKIN Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly (8’) 

Acclaimed pianist Kathryn Stott, familiar in Sheffield as a long-term collaborator with the Lindsay String Quartet and Guest Curator of Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2023, returns for her final recital in the Crucible Playhouse. As Kathy draws her performing career to a close, she brings an eclectic programme spanning four centuries of music, showcasing her diverse musical loves and friendships.  

Opening with exquisite Bach and concluding with a brand-new farewell commission, via a Scandinavian wedding celebration from Grieg, the spirit of Broadway and a masterful Chopin Mazurka, this promises to be a whirlwind tour through a unique musical career from a captivating performer much-loved in Sheffield and across the world. 

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MLÁDÍ & MORE

Ensemble 360

Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield
Wednesday 18 September 2024, 7.00pm

Tickets
£22
£14 UC, DLA & PIP
£5 Under 35s & Students

Book Tickets
Ensemble 360 musicians, oboe player Adrian Wilson, horn player Naomi Atherton and clarinet player Robert Plane

Programme includes:

JANÁČEK Mládí (20’)
JANÁČEK In the Mists (8’) 

Janacek’s beloved Mládí (‘Youth’) was written towards the end of his life as a nostalgic celebration of memories of his youth, drawing on his early writing. Receiving its premiere performances in Autumn 1924, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of this iconic piece for wind, featuring the bass clarinet alongside a regular wind quintet line-up of flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon.  

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