Hallam Sinfonia, this concert could be entitled Beethoven – 2 after the orchestra and its music director Natalia Luis-Bassa decided to do another devoted entirely to the composer’s music following the success of a Beethoven – 1 in March 2015. Tim Horton, who played the Fourth piano concerto on that occasion, returns to perform both the Second and Third concertos before proceedings end in the familiar realms of the Fifth Symphony. High Storrs School, S11 7LH, Saturday, 7.30pm – £10, £8 concessions, free under 25.
Lucy Phillips/ Black Velvet Clarinet Quartet, eclectically attractive evening taking in from the former, Schumann: Romance Op 94 No 2; Mozart: Violin Sonata in G K301; Anthony Hedges (born 1931 and massively under-appreciated): Allegro Ritmico; Liszt (transcribed Nathan Milstein): Consolation; Szymanowski: Romance Op 23; and from the female foursome, also Sheffield-based, Brahms: Hungarian Dance No 5; Prokofiev: the brief Poetico movement from Visions Fugitives Op 22 No 17; Piazzolla: Oblivion; plus, unspecified pieces by Byrd, Gordon Jacob and Clare Grundman (a fairly prolific American and actually male, 1913-96). There is one joint piece, Stravinsky: Pastorale in its violin/ wind quartet and Lucy’s pianist, her dad Roy Phillips (recently moved into the area), gets to play Chopin: Etude in E Op 10 No 3. St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, Saturday, 8pm – £12, £8 concessions, in advance, email@example.com or on the door.
Kathryn Tickell, Northumbrian pipes, fiddle, brings her Slide colleagues, Louisa Tuck: cello, Ruth Wall: harp, and Amy Thatcher: accordion, clogs, to town to perform in Global Soundtracks strand of the Sheffield University Concert Season. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Western Bank, Tuesday, 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.
CLASSICAL SHEFFIELD MINI-FESTIVAL:
Winter Garden, this weekend Saturday and Sunday
A showcase featuring an extremely large cross-section of the Sheffield’s music-making organisations and individuals performing in 15 or 20 (largely) minute slots: Saturday, 11am –6pm; Sunday, 11.30am –4pm – all free!
10.30 –10.50am: Sheffield Bach Choir
11.00 –11.20am: Beekeepers Chamber Folk Group (flute, recorder, fiddle, cello, concertina, guitar, mandolin, bassoon)
11.30 –11.50am: Sheffield Chorale
12.00 –12.20pm: Abbeydale Singers
12.35 –12.55pm: Sheffield Youth Orchestra
1.05 –1.25pm: Sterndale Singers
1.30 –1.50pm: Transpennine Trombones
2.00 –2.20pm: Platform 4
2.30 –2.50pm: Sheffield Music Academy
3.05 –3.25pm: Sheffield Chamber Choir
3.35 –3.55pm: Waldershelf Singers
4.00 –4.15pm: Lucy Phillips (violin) – a taster for her concert in the evening, perhaps?
4.45 –5.05pm: Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus
5.10 –5.25pm: Sinsontes (Cuban/ Spanish vocal ensemble)
5.30 –5.50pm: Vivacity Choir
6.00 –6.20pm: Endcliffe Brass
6.30 –7.00pm: Sheffield City Opera
11.30 –11.50am: *
12.00 –12.15pm: *
12.25 –12.45pm: *
12.50 –1.10pm: Sheffield Flute Choir
1.20 –1.40pm: *
2.00pm –2.20pm: Sheffield Singers
2.30 –2.50pm: Platform 4 – take 2!
3.00 –3.15pm: Octogenesis (eight-member vocal group)
3.20 –3.35pm: Peter Fagerlind (piano)
3.40 –4.00pm: Vintage Voices (mixed vocal group)
* Slot to be filled by either Opera on Location, Sheffield University Chamber Choir, Sharon Leech: piano, or Tom McKinney: guitar
Cats, last performances in the two-week run for Andrew Lloyd Webber's long running, popular musical in a touring production following its long, sell-out run revival at the London Palladium. Lyceum Theatre, Wednesday, 12th of October to Saturday, 7.45pm; matinees Thursday, 2pm; Saturday, 3pm – £23.50 –£47.50. Beware if you are fancying it, performances are close to being sold out!
A Flute Player’s Blueprint, one-day workshop with Dr Jessica Quiñones in partnership with Rachel Shirley and Sheffield Flute Choir for flute players of all levels aged 18-plus at Sharrow Performing Arts Space, Sheffield S7 1BE, Saturday, 29th of October 2016, 10am -5pm: £60. Details and booking at http://www.sheffieldflute.co.uk/a-flute-players-blueprint.html
NEW SEASON OVERVIEWS:
Sheffield International Concert Season
Music in the Round
Sheffield Bach Choir