SOUNDS OF NOW series launch

Elaine Mitchener & Apartment House

Theatre Deli, Sheffield

Friday 11 March 2022
8.00pm

Tickets: £10  
£8 Disabled & Unemployed 
£5 Students & Under 35s 

Priority booking opens: 12 October at 12 noon
for Friends of Music in the Round

 

Book Tickets

CHARLES MINGUS String Quartet No.1
BENJAMIN PATTERSON Duet
JEANNE LEE Mingus Meditations
LOUISE BOURGEOIS Insomnia Drawings
ARCHIE SHEPP Blasé
ELAINE MITCHENER Thought Words
KATALIN LADIK Genesis 04
CHRISTIAN WOLFF I like to think of Hariett Tubman 

Sounds of Now is a platform for musicians who are creating and exploring some of the most exciting artistic ideas today, nurturing talent, inspiring new thinking and provoking debate. This new series from Music in the Round is your invitation to engage and connect with music in new ways. 

Elaine Mitchener launches the series with a programme that spans the jazz of Charles Mingus to interpretations of artwork by Louise Bourgeois.  

Fusing music, theatre, dance and art, Mitchener is an enthralling performer who manipulates her voice to evoke an incredible range of characters and emotions. She has collaborated with leading composers such as George Lewis and Tansy Davies and artists Christian Marclay and Marina Abramović. 

A bar will be open before the advertised start time, please check back here for further details closer to the event. 

Sheffield Folk Star

Jon Boden & Guests

Theatre Deli, Sheffield

Saturday 26 March 2022
7.00pm

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

Priority booking opens: 12 October at 12 noon
for Friends of Music in the Round

Book Tickets

with supporting guests  
TOM MOORE & ARCHIE MOSS  

“Jon Boden is one of the most lauded folk musicians this century.” Folk Radio UK 

Jon Boden is best known is the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead, which sold 250,000 albums, had seven singles playlisted on Radio 2 and sold-out hundreds of venues including the Royal Albert Hall. Since Bellowhead split up in 2016 Jon has continued his development as one of the foremost names in English folk music. 

Jon performs the self-penned songs of Songs From The FloodplainPainted LadyAfterglow and Rose In June, material from Bellowhead, Spiers & Boden his A Folk Song A Day project, in which he recorded 365 folk songs in one year, music from newly-released album Last Mile Home (Mar 2021, Hudson Records) and more.  

A bar will be open before the advertised start time, please check www.musicintheround.co.uk for further details closer to the event. 

‘The Queen of the Qanun’

Maya Youssef & Guests

Theatre Deli, Sheffield

Friday 8 April 2022
7.00pm

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

Priority booking opens: 12 October at 12 noon
for Friends of Music in the Round

Book Tickets

“She plays as revolution, she plays as rejuvenation, she plays for peace, she plays to heal and she plays to remember.” Outline Magazine 

Damascus-born Maya Youssef is hailed as ‘the queen of the qanun’, a traditional Syrian 78-stringed plucked zither. Based on Arabic musical traditions, her innovative sound has echoes of everything from jazz to flamenco, infused with warmth, humour and optimism. She described her debut album ‘Syrian Dreams’ as her “personal journey through six years of war in Syria. I see the act of playing music as the opposite of death; it is a life and hope-affirming act. 

Maya has performed widely around the world, including at the BBC Proms, and is a winner of Arts Council England’s Exceptional Talent award and Songlines’ Newcomer Music Award 2018. 

A bar will be open before the advertised start time, please check back here for further details closer to the event.