Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2022

More details to be announced later this year, including when tickets will go on sale.

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Save the dates! More information to follow later this year.

SAINT-SAËNS, JÁNAČEK, BRAHMS & MARTINŮ

Ensemble 360

Cast, Doncaster

Saturday 13 November 2021
7.00pm

Tickets: £13.50
£9 Under 26s

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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

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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

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BEACH Piano Trio (15′)
MOZART Piano Quartet in E flat (25′)
BRAHMS Piano Quartet in G minor (38′)

Music in the Round are delighted to return to Cast’s Second Space 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

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BEACH Piano Trio (15′)
MOZART Piano Quartet in E flat (25′)
BRAHMS Piano Quartet in G minor (38′)

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

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BARTÓK Sonata No.1 for Violin and Piano (33′)
LIGETI Horn Trio Hommage à Brahms (24′)

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

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DEBUSSY Préludes Book 2 (39′)
CHOPIN 24 Preludes Op.28 (38′)

Chopin composed wonderfully melodic music for solo piano, which is why it is still so popular today.  This is 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 

Post-concert talk
Tim Horton chats to Tom McKinney about Chopin’s music and Tim’s upcoming Chopin cycle.

 Free to all ticket-holders for this concert.

JAZZ PIANO LEGEND

Julian Joseph

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Saturday 6 November 2021
7.15pm

Tickets: £20
£14 Disabled & Unemployed
£5 Students & Under 35s

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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

STARS OF CLASSICAL GUITAR & ACCORDION

Craig Ogden & Miloš Milivojević

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Saturday 6 November 2021
3.00pm

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

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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 

Post-concert Q&A
Music in the Round’s Programme Manager Tom McKinney is joined by Craig and Miloš for a chat after the concert.

Free to all ticket-holders for this concert.

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

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

Featuring special guest Momentum artist, Gareth Brynmor John, as part of the Momentum: Our Future, Now initiative

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.  

Roderick and Christopher will also be joined by special guest Momentum artist, Gareth Brynmor John, who will be performing a few songs in this concert. The ‘Momentum: Our Future, Now’ initiative has been established in response to the pandemic, which sees leading soloists and conductors supporting younger colleagues by inviting them to share the stage at concerts and events taking place over the coming seasons.

Gareth first wowed Sheffield audiences back in December 2017, when he stood in for Roderick Williams who was unable to perform due to illness. Music in the Round is absolutely delighted to be welcoming them both back to Upper Chapel this autumn, as we do all that we can to support musicians in these challenging times.

“I can think of no better way to nurture the enormous musical talent that is facing such a threat in the face of this pandemic. I dearly hope that performers, promoters and audiences alike become used to the idea that, for the time being, opportunities to make music can be shared rather than competed for. We need to help each other now more than ever.” Roderick Williams

“Our greatest living baritone” The Daily Telegraph