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

 

CHOPIN Works for solo piano

Tim Horton

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Friday 26 November 2021
7.15pm

Tickets: £20
£14 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

DEBUSSY Préludes Book 2
CHOPIN 24 Preludes Op.28

Chopin composed wonderfully melodic music for solo piano, which is why it is still so popular today.  It’s the first of six concerts featuring Chopin that Tim will perform with Music in the Round over the next few seasons. Sit back and enjoy…   

“Tim Horton’s unaffected, heartfelt playing is perfectly judged.” The Arts Desk 

JAZZ PIANO LEGEND

Julian Joseph

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Saturday 6 November 2021
7.15pm

Tickets: £20
£14 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

Acclaimed as one of the finest jazz musicians to emerge this side of the Atlantic, Julian Joseph has devoted his long career to championing jazz across the British Isles and into the far corners of the globe. He was the first Black British jazz musician to host a series at London’s Wigmore Hall, and the first to headline a late-night concert at the BBC Proms with his All Star Big Band. When he performed for Music in the Round in 2016, he left audiences speechless at the breadth and brilliance of his improvising skills, and we are delighted to welcome him back to Sheffield. 

“The most significant jazz musician this country has produced for many years, perhaps ever.” The Stage

CLASSICAL GUITAR & ACCORDION STARS

Craig Ogden & Miloš Milivojević

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Saturday 6 November 2021
3.00pm

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

Classical guitarist Craig Ogden has recorded an impressive six chart-topping CDs for Classic FM. He teams up with the award-winning classical accordionist Miloš Milivojević for this relaxed concert, performing in a unique duo showcasing stunning arrangements of classical music by composers including Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Piazzolla. Both virtuosos of their instrument with international careers, their partnership reveals compelling playing, and their chatty concert presentation has made them firm favourites with audiences of all ages. 

“Some of the finest guitar-playing on the planet” ***** @Reviewsgate 

A THOMAS HARDY SONGBOOK

Roderick Williams & Christopher Glynn

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Thursday 4 November 2021
7.15pm

Tickets: £20
£14 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

A THOMAS HARDY SONGBOOK includes songs by Benjamin Britten, John Ireland and more
FINZI  Before and After Summer 

Music in the Round’s Singer-in-Residence, Roderick Williams, is without a doubt one of the greatest performers of English song. In this concert, Roderick and Christopher will carry us through the wonderful Wessex world of Thomas Hardy’s poems set to music. From cider-drenched outbursts of joy in spring, to the falling yellow leaves of autumn, expect to be completely absorbed by an idyllic landscape with these outstanding musicians.  

“Our greatest living baritone” The Daily Telegraph 

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 

ROMANTIC PIANO TRIOS

Leonore Piano Trio

Upper Chapel, Sheffield

Friday 17 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

HAYDN Piano Trio Hob XV:21
DVOŘÁK Piano Trio in F minor Op.65 

After their best-selling series of concerts featuring Beethoven’s piano trios, Benjamin Nabarro, Gemma Rosefield and Tim Horton begin a new cycle in which some of the greatest piano trios of the 19th century are paired with the composer who almost single-handedly invented the form: Joseph Haydn. These concerts will dazzle and delight with their sheer range of emotions; definitely not to be missed! 

“High virtuosity all round – superb light, dazzling backgrounds from Tim Horton, searing intensity of tone from violinist Benjamin Nabarro and cellist Gemma Rosefield… terrific stuff.” BBC Music Magazine **** 

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?