Paul Allen & Guests

Showroom, Sheffield
Monday 20 May 2024, 7.00pm

£8 Over 60s, Students & Claimants

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In 1977 the BBC dedicated an episode of its Omnibus arts documentaries to the Lindsay String Quartet. Tonight’s a chance to see that documentary in full, with intriguing behind-the-scenes footage of The Lindsays in rehearsals and conversations recorded in Sheffield. The BBC also followed them to Stoke-on-Trent to record one of the group’s hugely popular ‘quartets and real ale’ concerts at the New Vic Theatre, including a peerless performance of one of Beethoven’s ‘Razumovsky’ quartets.  

This fascinating documentary and other footage of the quartet will be introduced by former chair of Music in the Round, broadcaster Paul Allen, who knew The Lindsays well. Paul will be joined by Robin Ireland, viola player with The Lindsays for 20 years, and guests for further conversation and reminiscences after the screening. 

Part of Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024. 

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Wu Man & Kathryn Stott

Showroom, Sheffield
Wednesday 17 May 2023, 8.00pm

£8 Concession (Over 60s, Students & Claimants)*

Past Event

Introduced by Kathryn Stott and followed by a  Q& A with Wu Man of the Silk Road Ensemble 

The extraordinary story of the renowned international musical collective, The Silkroad Ensemble, created by Kathryn’s friend and long-term collaborator, the legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma, is told in this Grammy-nominated documentary.  

It follows members of the Silkroad Ensemble as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. 

Blending performance footage, personal interviews, and archival film, Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers focus on the personal journeys of a small group of Silkroad Ensemble mainstays — Kinan Azmeh (Syria), Kayhan Kalhor (Iran), Yo-Yo Ma (France/United States), Wu Man (China), and Cristina Pato (Spain) — to chronicle passion, talent, and sacrifice.  

Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind. 


*26 yr olds and under: £4.50 Cine26 tickets can be booked through the Showroom box office only.


“Musically delightful”

The Hollywood Reporter