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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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

 

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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
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£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

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

 

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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

 

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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. 

360° video preview: BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge

Ensemble 360

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

PREVIEWED AT 7.00PM ON FRIDAY 23 APRIL

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BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge

Beethoven’s shortest string quartet is also his most intense. Powerfully strange and hauntingly beautiful, this staggeringly modern quartet confounded its first audiences and has gone on to inspire and enrapture generations of performers, composers and audiences ever since. Ensemble 360 presents a fierce, committed and spectacular performance recorded in 360 degree film and binaural sound. Performed in the Crucible Studio Theatre, the film allows you to see and hear this work ‘inside out’ as if you were sitting among the performers.


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HOWELLS & MOZART

Ensemble 360

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Premiered at 1.00pm on Saturday 15 May

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HOWELLS Rhapsodic Quintet (12’)
MOZART Clarinet Quintet K581
(‘33)

Two starkly different clarinet quintets.

Howells’s mystical single movement Rhapsodic Quintet flows with a series of song-like melodies and is filled with poignancy and longing. In contrast, Mozart’s much-loved Clarinet Quintet makes use of the languid tones made possible by this (then new) instrument: by turns elegant, elegiac, enigmatic and exuberant.


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Live-stream: Family concert STAN & MABEL

Ensemble 360 & Polly Ives

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Premiered at 11.00am on Saturday 15 May

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Live from the Crucible Studio

Music-loving dog and cat, Stan and Mabel, are off to find their neighbour who’s gone to judge the Greatest Orchestra in the World competition – leading them on a musical adventure featuring a host of animal instrumentalists and a very unusual debut performance.

This fun-packed concert for children, aged 3 – 7 years, features music by our Children’s Composer-in-Residence Paul Rissman, storytelling by Polly Ives, illustrations from Jason Chapman’s original book, and plenty of opportunities to join in!

You can buy a CD of this story, recorded by Polly Ives and Ensemble 360, on Music in the Round’s online store, where we also have recordings of lots of our other storybook concerts!

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MOZART & SCHUBERT

Paul Lewis

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Premiered at 7.00pm on Friday 14 May

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MOZART Adagio in B minor K540 (11’)
MOZART Piano Sonata No.11 K331 (Ronda alla Turca) (23’)
SCHUBERT Sonata for Piano No.9 D575 (25’)

Paul Lewis, multi-award-winning pianist, renowned for his sensitive and vital performances, returns to the Crucible Studio to perform a programme of Mozart and Schubert.

“Mozart keeps us in touch with so many things, and one of those is optimism. That’s something particularly attractive and necessary for these times.” Paul Lewis, interview with the Arts Desk, June 2020

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