Kristiaan Seynhave, Dutch organist who has given concerts all round Europe, including at the celebrated organ in Geneva’s Victoria Hall, after taking first place in the César Franck Competition in Harlaam. A French organ school specialist, he has nevertheless chosen German repertoire here: Rheinberger – Fantasy Sonata for organ No 2; Reger – Six Trios Op 47; and Liszt – Fantasy and Fugue on B-A-C-H, at the Sheffield Cathedral Lunchtime Recital, Friday, 1.15pm – free, donation welcome.
The Hallé, and Sir Mark Elder bring the curtain down on the 2013-14 Sheffield International Concert Season with a trip across the Atlantic calling on Gershwin for An American in Paris, Bernstein for the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Overture to Wonderful Town, Copland for Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo and, in a diversion south, Ginastera for his Harp Concerto with the Hallé’s own Marie Leenhardt as soloist. City Hall, Sunday, 7pm – £20, £18, £15, £5 students, under 18s. Pre-concert talk, Trisha Cooper in conversation, 6pm. See ‘Hallé in America’
Young-Choon Park, much-travelled South Korean pianist of considerably more than passing interest finds her way to Buxton to play two of Beethoven’s better known sonatas, the Pathétique and Appassionata, plus Schumann’s Sonata No 2 and Liszt’s Venezia e Napoli, all of which will keep her fingers extremely busy. Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, Friday (May 30), 7.30pm – £10, £12. 0845 12 72190
Hannah Woolmer/ Daniel Roberts, violin, piano, give the Sheffield Cathedral Lunchtime Recital, Tuesday (June 3), 1.15pm – free, donation welcome.
Vox Jubilans, Dutch choir gives the Sheffield Cathedral Lunchtime Recital, Friday (June 6), 1.15pm – free, donation welcome.
‘Everyone Sang’, music in Britain and Germany before and after 1914 performed by the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and music director Darius Battiwalla which commemorates George Swindells, a member of the choir from 1947 until his death last year. Included is a short piece by local composer Max Taylor commissioned in his memory, plus Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer, Holst’s Two Psalms, Finzi’s Requiem da Camera and the piece which gives the concert its title: a setting of Siegfried Sassoon’s WW1 poem Everyone Sang, commissioned by the chorus for the Cultural Olympiad in 2012 from its then-member Yaron Hollander. Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, Saturday (June 7), 7pm – £13.20, £12 concessions.
Nick Fletcher, Sheffield’s classical guitarist of national repute tunes his guitar up for another recital taking in his own compositions and works by Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, Manuel Ponce among others at Holy Trinity Church, Grove Road, Millhouses, Saturday (June 7), 7.30pm – £10, £5 concessions.
Sheffield Music Academy Chamber Orchestra, director Martin Cropper, perform Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Haydn’s Clock Symphony – No 101, in the opening weekend of the 40th Broomhill Festival. St Mark’s Church, Saturday (June 7), 7.30pm – £10, £8 concessions.
For details of Choral Evensong at Sheffield Cathedral and St John’s Church, Ranmoor, and music at daytime services, please see the respective websites of both in the ‘Who’s Doing It’ section of Classical Sheffield.