Ensemble 360, opens its Sheffield account for 2017 with engagingly eclectic collection of Sibelius: En Saga (original septet version); Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (arranged, obviously); Martinů: Nonet (almost certainly the second one); Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes; and Spohr: Nonet. Music in the Round. Crucible Studio, Wednesday, 1st of February, 7.15 –9.05pm – £19, £13 disabled, unemployed, £5 students, under 35s. MitR Spring Season 2017 @ www.bernardleemusic.com
Platform 4, Sheffield’s composer collective give a lunchtime concert with pieces by one of its number, Chris Noble: Of Limits (piano solo) and Veneration Walk (saxophone trio), book-ending one each by the other three, Jenny Jackson: Hooting, not Drinking (flute solo with blown bottles); Tom Owen: Anatomical Study – Voluptuous (piano duet); and Tom James: Ophelia (flute and piano), with Rachel Shirley the guest flautist. Sheffield Cathedral, Friday, 3rd of February, 1.15pm – free.
Barry Green’s New York Trio, top UK pianist in the company of two leading New York musicians, Drew Gress: bass, and Tom Rainey: drums, at the first of two Sheffield Jazz concerts in Music in the Round’s spring season. Crucible Studio, Friday, 3rd of February, 7.15pm – £16, £12.50 concessions, £7 students, £3 under 16s.
Sheffield Symphony Orchestra, and its music director Juan Ortuño offer Magic and Fantasy at a children’s concert taking in Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; music from The Legend of Zelda; Grieg: Morning and In the Hall of the Mountain King; John Williams: Harry Potter Suite (arr Brubaker); and music from Frozen. Ecclesall Parish Church, Saturday, 4th of February, 3pm – £10, £8 unwaged, £5 student, child, £25 family ticket.
The Hallé, has Brahms: Symphony No 2, programmed at what is otherwise pretty much a Hispanic affair with Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole, and Ravel: Pavane pour une infanta défuncte elsewhere, the soloist in the Lalo being Leticia Moreno: violin, and Pablo Gonzalez, both from the Iberian peninsula, on the conductor’s rostrum. Sheffield International Concert Season. City Hall, Saturday, 4th of February, 7pm – £21, £19, £16, £5 students, under 18s. Pre-concert talk, Trisha Cooper ‘in conversation’, 6pm – free.
Die Schöne Müllerin, following a well received account in most quarters of Schubert’s Winterreise in November, baritone Roderick Williams turns his attention to the composer’s other great song cycle with pianist Iain Burnside for Music in the Round. Crucible Studio, Saturday, 4th of February, 7.15pm – £19, £13 disabled, unemployed, £5 students, under 35s.
Come and Sing with Roderick Williams, an invitation from Music in the Round’s singer-in-residence to all singers to be part of a chorus working on Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams, a folk song and others at a workshop followed by an informal performance. St Oswald’s Church, corner of Abbeydale Road/ Bannerdale Road, S7 2DL (venue change), Sunday, 5th of February, 12.45 –4.30pm (workshop), 4.30pm (performance) – £11.99, £6 under 35, free performance observers.
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Paolo Angeli/Derek Gripper, two guitarists redefining the instrument on their own very different path come together for what is described as “a genre-defying guitar double bill of daring contrast and brilliant beauty” when the University of Sheffield Concert Season (Global Soundtracks strand) re-awakens from Christmas and New Year hibernation. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Wednesday, 8th of February, 7.30pm – in advance: £14, £10 over 65, unwaged, £6 under 26, students – www.sheffield.ac.uk/concerts (no booking fee), 0333 666 3366 (subject to £1.50 fee).
On the door: £16, £12 over 65, unwaged, £7 under 26, students.