SCHUMANN, CLARKE & GRIME

Ensemble 360

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Tuesday 17 May 2022
1.00pm

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

Priority booking opens 30 November 2021
General on sale opens 7 December 2021

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Ensemble 360 group photo

SCHUMANN Marchenerzählungen (16’)
CLARKE Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale (15’)
GRIME To see the summer sky (9’)
KURTÁG Hommage à R Schumann (11’) 

Combining the soulful viola with the languid clarinet, Schumann’s four musical fairy tales is an enchanting set of miniatures that brings the picturesque to life. Rebecca Clarke’s work for clarinet and viola is alternately spectral, austere, powerful and desolate. A very different, equally expressive duo follows, exploring the extremes of musical range and possibility for violin and viola in Grime’s ‘To see the summer sky’, played by Ensemble 360’s Rachel Roberts (who first performed this work’s world premiere in 2010). Kurtág’s homage to the fanciful spirit of Schumann’s fairy tales brings us full circle.