Music and Musicians Connected with Sheffield – Past and Present, an exploration in words and music by Jim Devlin at the first in a new series of monthly Sheffield Recorded Music Society events at Millennium Hall, Polish Catholic Centre, 518-520 Ecclesall Road, S11 8PY, Friday, 1.45 –3.45pm – £3, or £20 if inclined to take out an annual subscription.
London Concertante, on the road again and the second stop on an autumn tour with the highly rated Ben Norris: director/ violin, and a programme of Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; Elgar: Serenade for strings; Bach: Concerto for 2 violins; Rossini: String Sonata No 2; and Vivaldi: Autumn and Winter (The Four Seasons), at Sheffield Cathedral, Friday, 7.30pm – £19 to £28. Advance tickets at www.londonconcertante.com and, presumably, on the door if available!
Lucy Phillips, fourth of five concerts from the young Sheffield-based freelance violinist incorporating the complete Beethoven violin sonatas with No 8 (Op 30 No 3) and No 10 (Op 96) on offer here, plus the twelfth Beethoven piano sonata (Op 26) from her pianist on this occasion, Inja Stanovic (née Davidovic), at St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, Saturday, 7.30pm – £12, £8 concessions.
The Hallé, biennial gala fundraising concert in aid of Blythe House Hospice at Chapel-en-le-Frith which serves Derbyshire’s High Peak area and a whole raft of lollipops by Elgar, Dvořák, Pachelbel, Shostakovich, Strauss, Bernstein, Handel, Fauré, Rossini and Eric Coates, the only piece not instantly familiar being Rossini on Ilkla Moor, even if the tune is – it’s an overture in Rossini style by Eric Fenby, Delius’s amanuensis and fellow Yorkshireman! Stephen Bell is the conductor at Buxton Opera House, Sunday, 7.30pm - £28 - £31. 0129872190, or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk - no booking fees.
Marmen Quartet, the first ensemble on Music in the Round's 'Bridge' scheme travel a short distance to play string quartets by Haydn: Op 77 No 1; Beethoven: Op 95; and Ravel’s solitary essay for Matlock Music at Highfields School (Wheeldon Hall), Lumsdale, Matlock DE4 5NA, Friday, 23rd of September, 7.30pm – £12, half price students, free under 18. Further info @ www.matlockmusic.org.uk
Embodiments, adventurous collaboration by Sheffield’s composer collective Platform 4: Jennie Jackson, Chris Noble, Tom James and Tom Owen, with soprano Andrea Tweedale and choreographer/ dancer Hannah Wadsworth to perform new works in which sound embodies movement and movement embodies sound. University Drama Studio, Glossop Road, S10 2TD Saturday, 24th of September, 7.30pm – £12, £10 concessions, £5 students, available in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org and on the door if there are any left. Embodiments feature @ www.bernardleemusic.com in next few days.
La Bohème, one-off revival performance of Opera on Location’s sell-out production of Puccini’s opera at Graves Art Gallery in 2014 as part of this year's Sheffield University Festival of the Mind, 15th –25th of September. The cast remains virtually the same with Andrea Tweedale: Mimi, Chloe Saywell: Musetta, Gareth Lloyd: Rodolfo, Aidan Edwards: Marcello, Matthew Palmer: Schaunard, but the Colline is different, Neil Balfour. The Spiegeltent, Barker’s Pool, Tuesday, 8pm – £20, £18 concessions.
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
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Sheffield International Concert Season
Music in the Round
Sheffield Bach Choir