Tim Horton, Ensemble 360’s pianist continues his Music in the Round journey, on a new piano, through the Beethoven piano sonatas with performances Op 26 (No 12), Op 22 (No 11), Op 90 (No 27) and Op 101 (No 28) at the Crucible Studio, Wednesday (March 12), 7.15pm – £16.50, £11 disabled, unemployed, £5 students, under 18s. www.musicintheround.co.uk
Natalia Wood & Robin Gloor, present piano and horn music at the Sheffield University Lunchtime Concert at Firth Hall, Western Bank, Thursday (March 13), 1.10pm – free, donations welcome. www.shef.ac.uk/concerts
Margaret McDonald, Simon Lindley, the mezzo-soprano and celebrated organist, also taking to the piano on this occasion, give a celebrity recital as part of centenary celebrations of the Sheffield and District Organists’ and Choirmasters Association at St John’s Church, Ranmoor, Thursday (March 13), 7.30pm. www.stjohnsranmoor.org.uk
Jay Phelps Sextet, the Miles Davis-inspired trumpet player teams up with American alto
saxophonist Logan Richardson and British tenor sax Soweto Kinch to form a formidable front line backed a by a no-less redoubtable rhythm section for a Sheffield Jazz evening of Miles Davis music in association with Music in the Round. Crucible Studio, Friday, 7.30pm – £15, £12 concessions, £3 under 18s. www.musicintheround.co.uk
Sheffield Music Academy, students and staff present a varied programme of solo and ensemble music at this month’s Sheffield Music Club concert. St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, Friday, 7.30pm – £10, £8 concessions, £3 students. www.sheffieldmusicclub.co.uk
The Hallé, under the direction of Karl-Heinz Steffens preface a performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto – soloist Jennifer Pike – with Wagner’s Overture to Rienzi and follow it with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 3, the Scottish, in the Sheffield International Concert Season at the City Hall, Saturday, 7pm – £20, £18, £15, £5 students, under 18s – see ‘Scotch Mist’ under FEATURES. Pre-concert talk, Trisha Cooper in conversation, 6pm. www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk
Florilegeum, four members of the outstanding five-member early music ensemble: the group’s director, Ashley Solomon (flute), Bojan Čičić (violin), Reiko Ichise (viola da gamba), Terence Charlston (harpsichord), offer an attractive programme of German and French Baroque music by Telemann – Paris Quartet in D; this year’s 300-year-old birthday boy, CPE Bach – Trio Sonata in G Wq144; Leclair – Deuxième Récréation de Musique in G minor Op.8 (a seven-movement work for strings and keyboard); JS Bach – two extracts from The Musical Offering, Ricercar a 3, Trio Sonata; Marais – Le Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris (The Bells of St Genevieve for viol, violin and harpsichord); and Rebel (pronounced Re-BEL) – his trip round 14 dance styles, Les caractères de la danse. Crucible Studio, Saturday, 7.15pm – £16.50, £11 disabled, unemployed, £5 students, under 16s.
Nick Fletcher, Sheffield’s nationally acclaimed classical guitarist gives one of his regular recitals at Holy Trinity Church, Grove Road, Millhouses, Saturday, 7.30pm – £10, £5 concessions.
Festival Baroque, Sheffield Bach Choir travel to Wentworth to regale you with the splendours of Baroque choral music by way of Bach’s Cantata No 147 – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring; Handel’s Nisi Dominus; two Magnificat settings, Vivaldi’s RV610 (his first) and the one long attributed to Pergolesi, but almost certainly the work of his teacher Francesco Durante; plus probably Albinoni’s finest piece of purely instrumental music, his Oboe Concerto Op 9 No 2. St Peter’s Singers (Leeds) again join the Bach Choir – they share the same conductor, Simon Lindley (on duty here) – and Jonathan Tobutt is the oboe soloist with the National Festival Orchestra at Wentworth Parish Church, S62 7TW, Saturday, 7.30pm – £12, £10 concessions.
Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, present a young prodigies-themed concert and welcome Yuanfan Yang (born Edinburgh 1997) to play the work he played in the final of 2012 BBC Young Musicians competition with them, Grieg’s Piano Concerto and, on a night when there is another worthy Mendelssohn symphony languishing in the shadow of the Italian elsewhere in Sheffield, performs the 21-year-old composer’s No 5 (strictly No 2), the Reformation, under its own steam, plus Ravel’s Pavane pour une Infante Defunte and Richard Strauss’s Wind (first horn?) Concerto in E flat. The orchestra’s music director Jonathan Lo wields the baton at Ecclesall Parish Church, Saturday, 7.30pm – £10, £8 concessions, £4 students, children.
Alex Bazalgette, Beth Nicholl, offer guitar and clarinet music at the Sheffield University Lunchtime Concert, Firth Hall, Western Bank, Monday, 1.10pm – free, donations welcome.
Bruno Heinen Sextet, the enterprising jazz pianist presents his acclaimed version of Stockhausen’s most popular composition Tierkreis (Zodiac) for piano, bass clarinet, trumpet, tenor sax, bass and drums in the Sheffield University Concert Season at Firth Hall, Western Bank, Tuesday, 7.30pm – £8.50, £6 concessions, £3 under 26, unwaged – see ‘Written in the Stars’ under FEATURES. www.classicalsheffield.org.uk/written-in-the-stars Pre-concert talk, 6.30pm.
University New Music Ensemble, director George Nicholson, Firth Hall, Western Bank, Thursday (March 20), 7.30pm – £8.50, £6 concessions, £3 under 26, unwaged.
Come and Sing Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Handel’s O Praise the Lord With One Consent for good measure, with Chesterfield Bach Choir (an accomplished mixed-voice chamber choir) and its music director Michael Emerson with singers at all levels of experience welcome and music provided at St Michael’s Church, Brimington, near Chesterfield, Saturday, 10am-4.30pm with registration at 9.30am, sing-through at 5pm and refreshments available during the day.
Music Box Workshops, a further round of Music in the Community’s popular, interactive 45-minute workshops for three-to-six-year-olds led, as always, by Polly Ives with Ensemble 360’s pianist Tim Horton and horn player Naomi Campbell on hand in support. Crucible Studio, Saturday, 10.30am (three-four-year-olds); 11.30am (five-six-year-olds); 12.45pm (three-six-year-olds) – £6, accompanying adults, free. Online booking at www.musicintheround.co.uk; spaces are limited. Further information contact Fraser Wilson, (0114) 281 4660, or email@example.com
Werther, Massenet’s super opera after Goethe in a live HD relay from the New York Metropolitan Opera, its first new production (directed by Richard Eyre) in the house for nearly 50 years and with Jonas Kaufmann as the tortured Werther and French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch making a “stunning” Met debut as Charlotte. Sheffield Cineworld, Centertainment, Saturday, 5.55pm – £17.90, £14.20 concessions.
The Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovsky’s ballet with largely Petipa’s choreography and Messel’s designs in a Royal Ballet performance live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Wednesday, 7.15pm at Cineworld (Centertainment) – £17.90, £14.20 concessions; Vue (Meadowhall) – £15. £12.50 concessions; Odeon (Arundel Gate) – £13, £10.50 concessions.
Renee Timmers, lecturer in the Psychology of Music at Sheffield University highlights Perspectives on Expressiveness in Music Performance at the fifth of six weekly talks hosted by the University of Sheffield hinged on the latest developments in a diverse range of musical research subjects. Department of Music, Jessop Building, Leavygreave Road, S3 7RD, Monday, 4pm-5.30pm – free.
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.
Sheffield Cathedral St John's Church, Ranmoor