SAINT-SAËNS, JÁNAČEK, BRAHMS & MARTINŮ

Ensemble 360

Cast, Doncaster

Saturday 13 November 2021
7.00pm

Tickets: £13.50
£9 Under 26s

Priority booking opens to Friends of Music in the Round on Thursday 8 July at 10am. Join the Friends here.

Tickets go on sale at 10.00am on 13 July

SAINT-SAËNS Oboe Sonata (’11)
JÁNAČEK Violin Sonata (’17)
BRAHMS Cello Sonata in F (’28)
MARTINŮ Oboe Quartet (’12)

Ensemble 360 returns with a kaleidoscopic programme. We open with Saint-Saëns’ contemplative and conversational duo for oboe and piano, marking the centenary of the composer’s death, which ripples with the rich, evocative contrasting sounds of this instrumental pairing.

Jánaček’s high-wire act of a violin sonata is delicately chromatic, monumental in scope and shot through with a wistful melancholy. Brahms’s cello sonata is a work of brooding intensity that works through fire and storm to its glowing conclusion. By turns angular and lyrical, Martinů’s dense quartet brings together all four instruments for a thrilling finale to this showcase of chamber music.

*Please note the start time of 7pm which is earlier than previously advertised.*

SAINT-SAËNS, JÁNAČEK, BRAHMS & MARTINŮ

Ensemble 360

Emmanuel Church, Barnsley

Friday 12 November 2021
7.30pm

Tickets: £13.50
£6 Under 26s & Unemployed

Priority booking opens to Friends of Music in the Round on Tuesday 6 July at 8.30am. Join the Friends here.

Tickets go on sale at 8.30am on 13 July

SAINT-SAËNS Oboe Sonata (’11)
JÁNAČEK Violin Sonata (’17)
BRAHMS Cello Sonata in F (’28)
MARTINŮ Oboe Quartet (’12)

Ensemble 360 returns with a kaleidoscopic programme. We open with Saint-Saëns’ contemplative and conversational duo for oboe and piano, marking the centenary of the composer’s death, which ripples with the rich, evocative contrasting sounds of this instrumental pairing.

Jánaček’s high-wire act of a violin sonata is delicately chromatic, monumental in scope and shot through with a wistful melancholy. Brahms’s cello sonata is a work of brooding intensity that works through fire and storm to its glowing conclusion. By turns angular and lyrical, Martinů’s dense quartet brings together all four instruments for a thrilling finale to this showcase of chamber music.

BEACH, MOZART & BRAHMS

Ensemble 360

Cast, Doncaster

Saturday 9 October 2021
7.00pm

Tickets: £13.50
£9 Under 26s

Priority booking opens to Friends of Music in the Round on Thursday 8 July at 10.00am. Join the Friends here.

Tickets go on sale at 10.00am on 13 July

BEACH Piano Trio (add times)
MOZART Piano Quartet in E flat
BRAHMS Piano Quartet in G minor

Music in the Round is delighted to return to Emmanuel Church in Barnsley for the first time since March 2020! Join musicians from Ensemble 360 for an evening of music featuring works by Mozart, Brahms and Amy Beach.

*Please note the 7.00pm start time which is earlier than previously advertised.*

BEACH, MOZART & BRAHMS

Ensemble 360

Emmanuel Church, Barnsley

Friday 8 October 2021
7.30pm

Tickets: £13.50
£6 Under 26s & Unemployed

Priority booking opens to Friends of Music in the Round on Tuesday 6 July at 8.30am. Join the Friends here.

Tickets go on sale at 8.30am on 13 July

BEACH Piano Trio 
MOZART Piano Quartet in E flat 
BRAHMS Piano Quartet in G minor

Music in the Round is delighted to return to Emmanuel Church in Barnsley for the first time since March 2020! Join musicians from Ensemble 360 for an evening of music featuring works by Mozart, Brahms and Amy Beach.

BARTÓK & LIGETI

Ensemble 360

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Saturday 4 December 2021
7.15pm

Tickets: £15
£10 Disabled & Unemployed
£5 Students & Under 35s

 

Priority booking opens to Friends of Music in the Round on Tuesday 6 July at 12 noon. Join the Friends here.

Tickets go on sale at 12.00pm on 22 July

BARTÓK Sonata No.1 for Violin and Piano
LIGETI Horn Trio Hommage à Brahms  

The music of Hungary is passionate, thrilling and rooted in the country’s own folk music traditions, perhaps best heard in the works of Béla Bartók and György Ligeti, two of the 20th century’s most important composers. Bartók’s First Violin Sonata is a storm of energy interspersed with moments of elegance and beauty; while Ligeti’s Horn Trio is a modern classic that echoes the Brahms Horn Trio with its emotion, as well as featuring dramatic effects from the horn. 

“Ensemble 360 [gave] a mesmerising performance” ***** Bach Track

 

DVOŘÁK, MARTINŮ & A WORLD PREMIERE

Ensemble 360

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Friday 22 October 2021
7.15pm

Tickets: £15
£10 Disabled & Unemployed
£5 Students & Under 35s

 

Priority booking opens to Friends of Music in the Round on Tuesday 6 July at 12 noon. Join the Friends here.

Tickets go on sale at 12.00pm on 13 July

DVOŘÁK  Piano Quintet (39’)
MARTINŮ  Nonet (16’)
VITKAUSKAITÉ  New work (world premiere) (c.10’) 

Three centuries of music feature in this much-anticipated return to the Crucible Studio, with a 19th century classic, a large-scale gem of the 20th century chamber repertoire and a world premiere composed in 2021. Nine members of Ensemble 360 feature in Martinů’s tuneful and optimistic, richly textured Nonet in a concert that opens with Dvořák’s lyrical and lively folk dance-inspired masterpiece. We are delighted to present the latest in our series of RPS chamber music commissions: a new work for piano trio by Rūta Vitkauskaitė. 

BEETHOVEN, SAINT-SAËNS & POULENC

Ensemble 360

Upper Chapel, Sheffield

Friday 24 September 2021
1.00pm / 7.00pm

Tickets: £15
£10 Disabled & Unemployed
£5 Students & Under 35s

 

Priority booking opens to Friends of Music in the Round on Tuesday 6 July at 12 noon. Join the Friends here.

Tickets go on sale at 12.00pm on 13 July

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio Op.11 Gassenhauer
SAINT-SAËNS Sonata for Oboe and Piano
SAINT-SAËNS Sonata for Bassoon and Piano
POULENC Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano 

 A wonderful mixture of music, ranging from classical Vienna to the coolness of 1920s Paris. Ensemble 360’s Adrian Wilson, Amy Harman and Tim Horton perform a programme that not only spotlights the virtuosic qualities of the oboe and bassoon, but also reveals the beautiful depth and variation of musical personalities when these instruments are combined. 

Ensemble 360 [gave] a mesmerising performance” ***** Bach Track 

BACH, BEETHOVEN & MORE

Ensemble 360

Upper Chapel, Sheffield

Friday 10 September 2021
1.00pm / 7.00pm

Tickets: £15
£10 Disabled & Unemployed
£5 Students & Under 35s

 

Priority booking opens to Friends of Music in the Round on Tuesday 6 July at 12 noon. Join the Friends here.

Tickets go on sale at 12.00pm on 13 July

BARTÓK Rhapsody no. 1 9′ 
BACH Sonata in G major BWV 1021 17′ 
BEETHOVEN Sonata Op.30 18′ 
JANÁČEK Sonata 17′ 

Violinist Claudia Ajmone-Marsan and pianist Tim Horton explore the breadth of works for violin and piano in this rich and varied programme. Claudia has recited extracts of Beethoven’s letters at previous concerts and for our podcast, so this is an opportunity to hear her play his stately work that showcases the invention and range of violin-playing. Bartóok’s peasant dance-inspired Rhapsody is a spectacular opening of fireworks, full of intrigue and surprise; while Janáček’s Sonata brings the concert to a close, treating the listener to an evocative series of musical images.  

 

BEETHOVEN String Quartets

Ensemble 360

Upper Chapel, Sheffield

Friday 3 September 2021
1.00pm / 7.00pm

Tickets: £15
£10 Disabled & Unemployed
£5 Students & Under 35s

 

Priority booking opens to Friends of Music in the Round on Tuesday 6 July at 12 noon. Join the Friends here.

Tickets go on sale at 12.00pm on 13 July

BEETHOVEN Op.18 No.6 (26’)
BEETHOVEN Op.131 (39’) 

Ensemble 360 continues its exploration of the full arch of Beethoven’s string quartets with a pairing drawn from early in his lifelong dedication to the form and what is said to be his own favourite of these works. Inventive, syncopated, eccentric; the first of this pairing is playful, bright and full of longing. An intricate quartet follows, which turns from brooding intensity to monumental power, and left Schubert asking, “After this, what is left for us to write? 

 

CLARKE & SCHUBERT

Ensemble 360

Upper Chapel, Sheffield

Friday 6 August 2021
1.00pm / 7.00pm

Tickets: £15
£10 Disabled & Unemployed
£5 Students & Under 35s

 

Priority booking opens to Friends of Music in the Round on Tuesday 6 July at 12 noon. Join the Friends here.

Tickets go on sale at 12.00pm on 13 July

CLARKE Viola Sonata (24’)
SCHUBERT Arpeggione Sonata (25’) 

 A virtuoso viola player herself, Clarke’s sonata for viola and piano is one of her best-known and most loved pieces. First performed in 1919, with echoes of Debussy and Vaughan Williams, this lush sonata is richly chromatic, inventive and pyrotechnic. Schubert’s elegant Arpeggione Sonata risked fading with extinction of the ‘bowed guitar’ instrument for which it was written, and hence its name. This viola transcription draws out the melancholy and hope of Schubert’s intricate and soulful work.