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

SOUNDS OF NOW: Contemporary Music for All

Channing Hall, Sheffield
Saturday 8 October 2022, 5.00pm

FREE but please register your interest with us via Eventbrite

Past Event

Programme of music by CoMA’s Sheffield, Manchester & Allcomers participants including work by Cyborg Soloists composer Mark Dyer.

Join CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) for this programme of works that interweaves explorations of the human voice into the unique colours of an open ensemble. CoMA Sheffield and CoMA Manchester are joined by composer Mark Dyer (of the Cyborg soloists project), and will present his piece Mensura for voice and wearable metronome alongside other works by Sheffield and Manchester based composers, including a world premiere by Peter Bourne.

The programme will also include two pieces by the CoMA Allcomers Ensemble made up of players from all around Sheffield who have joined the ensemble for the day.*

Scores will be available for audience members to peruse during the concert.

*If you would like to join the Allcomers ensemble, please email ellen@musicintheround.co.uk to receive more details.

POP-UP MUSIC PERFORMANCES

Sheffield
14-21 May 2022
Free event

There’s no need to book for any of these free events, just turn up!

Saturday 14 May
10am-4pm
Sheffield Winter Garden
CLASSICAL SHEFFIELD / RAYE HARVEY violin
Musicians from Classical Sheffield perform short concerts throughout the day in Sheffield’s Winter Gardens. Performances include collaborations with violinist Raye Harvey – catch Raye at 1.30pm with CoMA Sheffield and at 2.00pm with violin and cello duo Lucy Philips & Jonny Ingall.

Sunday 15 May
1pm – 1.30pm
Samuel Worth Chapel
COME AND SING PERFORMANCE
SHEFFIELD CHAMBER CHOIR and public participants (CONDUCTED BY ROBERT WEBB)
Singers of all ages and abilities come together for music-making and an informal performance, following a morning of workshopping English composer Tippett’s arrangement of Willis’ Steal Away and American composer Shruthi Rajasekar’s Jayjaykar!.

Wednesday 18 May
1pm – 2pm
Crucible Studio Foyer
POP-UP PERFORMANCES BY LEEDS CONSERVATOIRE
Musicians from Leeds Conservatoire perform short concerts over the hour’s break between concerts.

Wednesday 18 May
4.30pm-6.30pm
Orchard Square
POP-UP PERFORMANCES BY
LEEDS CONSERVATOIRE & THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Musicians from The University of Sheffield, Leeds Conservatoire, and participants from our recent Bridge weekend for young wind musicians, perform short concerts throughout the afternoon.

Thursday 19 May
5.30pm – 6pm
Site Gallery
SOUNDS OF NOW WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE
COMA SHEFFIELD & SHEFFIELD MUSIC SCHOOL 
Sheffield Music School are joined by CoMA Sheffield and musicians from Bastard Assignments in this workshop and informal performance of open scores by Sarah Hennies and Joanna Bailie. The public are welcome to watch the workshop process from 4.30pm, before we open our doors for an informal performance at 5.30pm.

Saturday 21 May
10am – 11am
Crucible Studio Foyer
POP-UP PERFORMANCES BY SHEFFIELD MUSIC ACADEMY
Sheffield Music Academy perform short concerts in the foyer, led by Martin Cropper.

Saturday 21 May
12pm – 1pm

Crucible Studio Foyer & Crucible Adelphi Room
POP-UP PERFORMANCES BY
SHEFFIELD MUSIC ACADEMY & THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD MUSIC DEPARTMENT
Musicians from The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Music Academy perform short concerts in the Crucible Studio foyer and Adelphi Room.

 

 

SOUNDS OF NOW WORKSHOP

Sheffield CoMA

Site Gallery, Sheffield
Thursday 19 May 2022, 4.30pm / 5.30pm

FREE, please book through box office

Past Event

*Please note the new start time for this event*

You are welcome to attend from 4.30pm to observe the process of this workshop, or to join the group at 5.30pm to watch the partcipants’ performances of Sarah Hennies’ Growing Block and Joanna Bailie’s Hildegardestraße Bundesallee.

Led by Sheffield CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) in partnership with Sheffield Music School, this workshop features new works for mixed ensemble. Edward Henderson of Bastard Assignments also joins the session to reflect on the branches of experimental practice that have informed both CoMA and his group, ahead of their Sounds of Now concert the same evening.

OBSERVE: COMPOSITION WORKSHOP

Helen Grime, Ensemble 360 & students from The University of Sheffield

Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield
Wednesday 18 May 2022, 11.00am

FREE, please book through box office

Past Event

Join us for the final hour of a morning in which composition students from The University of Sheffield work on their latest compositions with Ensemble 360 as they are coached by Helen Grime.

*Please note the change to the previously advertised venue for this event and the new time. This workshop will now be held in the Crucible Studio Theatre, as originally advertised.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.*

Tony Thornton: A Celebration of a Life (live-stream)

Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield
Saturday 10 July 2021, 7.00pm
Online event
This Was Available Until 24 July 2021

PROGRAMME

Welcome: James Thornton

The Gesualdo Six
Morley “Now is the month of maying” 2’
Byrd “Vigilate” 4.30’
Praetorius “Es ist ein Ros entsprungen” 3’

Eulogies: Michael Thornton, Simon and Mark Thornton

Sarah Fox and Tim Horton
Schubert Die Forelle 2’
Schubert Auf dem See 3.30’

Ensemble 360 and Tim Horton
Schubert Trout Quintet
Thema: Andantino Variations 1-5 Allegretto 8.22’
Finale: Allegro giusto 6.45’

Eulogies: Paul Allen and David Whelton

Sarah Fox and Tim Horton
Mozart “E Susanna non vein! …Dove sono i bei momenti” The Marriage of Figaro 5.15’

Ensemble 360
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor Op.132
Molto Adagio “Heileger Dankgesang eines Genesenden” 16’
Alla Marcia, assai vivace – Pui allegro 2.20’
Allegro appassionato – Presto 6.50’

Tony had wide ranging musical tastes. He always said that it was Peter Cropper, the visionary leader of the Lindsay String Quartet, who introduced him to the joys of chamber music in the early 1970s.

This evening’s programme features three composers who were perhaps most important for Tony: Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven. 

Schubert song recitals were always a highlight for Tony, especially at the Wigmore Hall, as were also Mozart’s operas, which brought him so much pleasure on his annual visits to Glyndebourne.

I know he would be delighted at the prospect of Sarah Fox and Tim performing for us tonight. Beethoven’s String Quartet Op.132 was perhaps the piece that meant most to Tony, especially the great Molto adagio movement, which is one of the supreme moments in all music, a work of great contemplation and intensity. The clue may lie in its heading ‘Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen’ (‘Holy song of thanksgiving’). The beautiful Mayfield Valley was a favourite spot for Tony to walk and cycle and he commissioned Tim Rose to paint this landscape with The Lindsays playing the Op.132 hidden in the clouds.

It is to Delma Tomlin we owe Tony’s interest in early music and the National Centre for Early Music. It is therefore fitting for this evening’s concert to open with a welcome from The Gesualdo Six singing a selection of madrigals from the 16th and 17th centuries.   

David Whelton OBE

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360° video preview: BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge

Ensemble 360

Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield
PREVIEWED AT 7.00PM ON FRIDAY 23 APRIL
Online event

Free

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BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge

Beethoven’s shortest string quartet is also his most intense. Powerfully strange and hauntingly beautiful, this staggeringly modern quartet confounded its first audiences and has gone on to inspire and enrapture generations of performers, composers and audiences ever since. Ensemble 360 presents a fierce, committed and spectacular performance recorded in 360 degree film and binaural sound. Performed in the Crucible Studio Theatre, the film allows you to see and hear this work ‘inside out’ as if you were sitting among the performers.


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MUSIC ON THE ROAD: Naomi Atherton, Gemma Rosefield, Ruth Nicholson and Raye Harvey in conversation

Premiered at 3.00pm on Saturday 15 May
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Showcasing Music in the Round’s activity out and about, Naomi Atherton, Gemma Rosefield, Ruth Nicholson and Raye Harvey discuss their role in sharing music and creativity with people in South Yorkshire and beyond.

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HOWELLS & MOZART

Ensemble 360

Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield
Premiered at 1.00pm on Saturday 15 May
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HOWELLS Rhapsodic Quintet (12’)
MOZART Clarinet Quintet K581
(‘33)

Two starkly different clarinet quintets.

Howells’s mystical single movement Rhapsodic Quintet flows with a series of song-like melodies and is filled with poignancy and longing. In contrast, Mozart’s much-loved Clarinet Quintet makes use of the languid tones made possible by this (then new) instrument: by turns elegant, elegiac, enigmatic and exuberant.


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Live-stream: Family concert STAN & MABEL

Ensemble 360 & Polly Ives

Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield
Premiered at 11.00am on Saturday 15 May
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Live from the Crucible Studio

Music-loving dog and cat, Stan and Mabel, are off to find their neighbour who’s gone to judge the Greatest Orchestra in the World competition – leading them on a musical adventure featuring a host of animal instrumentalists and a very unusual debut performance.

This fun-packed concert for children, aged 3 – 7 years, features music by our Children’s Composer-in-Residence Paul Rissman, storytelling by Polly Ives, illustrations from Jason Chapman’s original book, and plenty of opportunities to join in!

You can buy a CD of this story, recorded by Polly Ives and Ensemble 360, on Music in the Round’s online store, where we also have recordings of lots of our other storybook concerts!

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MOZART & SCHUBERT

Paul Lewis

Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield
Premiered at 7.00pm on Friday 14 May
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MOZART Adagio in B minor K540 (11’)
MOZART Piano Sonata No.11 K331 (Ronda alla Turca) (23’)
SCHUBERT Sonata for Piano No.9 D575 (25’)

Paul Lewis, multi-award-winning pianist, renowned for his sensitive and vital performances, returns to the Crucible Studio to perform a programme of Mozart and Schubert.

“Mozart keeps us in touch with so many things, and one of those is optimism. That’s something particularly attractive and necessary for these times.” Paul Lewis, interview with the Arts Desk, June 2020

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88 KEYS AND ME: Paul Lewis and Tim Horton in conversation

Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield
Premiered at 6.00pm on Friday 14 May
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Ahead of Paul Lewis’s solo recital from the Crucible Studio, Ensemble 360’s pianist Tim Horton is in conversation with Paul about his performing life and this evening’s programme.

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