Hallam Sinfonia, with a guest conductor, Richard Laing, and a programme of Delibes: Suite from his ballet Sylvia; Wagner: orchestral excerpts from Lohengrin – well, purely orchestral are two preludes, the one to act three leading directly into the Bridal Chorus so a clean break is required, and the only obvious item being the Procession to the Minster (a favourite with brass bands); and Dvořák: Symphony No 7 – not worthy of its comparative neglect; ditto, No 8, under the shadow No 9, the New World! High Storrs School, S11 7LH, Saturday, 7.30pm – £10, £8 concessions, free under 25.
Strictly and Symphony Dance Concert, spectacular 60th anniversary celebration with the Sheffield Symphony Orchestra and its music director Juan Ortuño taking in Loewe: I could have danced all night from (My Fair Lady); Abba: Dancing Queen (Mamma Mia); Copland: Hoe Down (Rodeo); Ravel: Bolero; Carlos Gardel: Por una cabeza (the tango in the film True Lies); Berlin: Let’s face the music and dance (Follow the Fleet); Kander: All that jazz (Chicago); Offenbach: Can-Can (Orpheus in the Underworld, in which its actual title is Galop Infernal); Marquez: Danzon No 2; Bizet: Habanera (Carmen); The Bare Necessities (Disney’s Jungle Book); Prokofiev: Montagues and Capulets (Romeo and Juliet); and Tchaikovsky: Arabian Dance the Waltz of the Flowers (The Nutcracker). The popularity of Strictly Come Dancing has led to the rather clever idea getting local dance schools involved to accompany many of pieces: City Limits, Aim to Dance, Sarah’s Dancers, Dore School of Performance Arts and the not-so local Manchester Zouk – and there is more! The two 14ft tall Sheffield City Giants will be putting an appearance in with their own band playing the theme tune to The Apprentice, so best foot forward and shimmy to the Sheffield University Octagon Centre, Western Bank, S10 2SE, Sunday, 3pm – £10, £8 unwaged, £5 student, child.
James Kealey, from Royal Holloway, University of London rounds of the series weekly organ recitals at St John’s Church, Ranmoor, playing works by Bach, Graham Fitkin and Duruflé; Sunday, 4pm – free, retiring collection. Light refreshments at 3.45pm.
BRADFIELD FESTIVAL OF MUSIC:
25th of June to 2nd of July at St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield.
You are advised to check ticket availability before travelling: 0114 234 1209 or 285 1473.
The Stars Descend on Bradfield @ www.bernardleemusic.com
VOCES8, extremely popular a cappella octet perform Byrd and Monteverdi to Kern and Ellington, but tough luck if you were fancying it. It’s sold out! Saturday, 7.30pm.
Ensemble Berlin, members of the Berlin Philharmonic and a string quintet with double bass and bassoon offer a rather delicious programme of Mozart: Divertimento in D K136; Hummel: Fantäsie for viola and orchestra Op 94 – a gorgeous piece after Mozart’s Figaro; Weber: Andante and Rondo Ungaresse for bassoon and strings; Dvořák: Terzetto for two violins and viola Op 74; Waterson: Souvenir de Donizetti for bassoon and strings – James Waterson (1834-93) had a close association with the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall a primarily a clarinettist; and Elgar: Romance for bassoon and orchestra Op 62 – penned between his Violin Concerto and Second Symphony; Monday, 7.30pm – £22.
Emma Johnson, super jazz-inflected programme celebrating the history of the clarinet in the genre from the renowned clarinettist the equally versatile pianist John Lenehan and sought-after percussionist Paul Clarvis. Hermann: Clarinet Goes to Town – suspect that’s Woody Herman’s Let’s Go To Town; MacDowell: To a Wild Rose; Foster/ Dankworth: Dream of Jeannie; Dvořák: Minnehaha's Lament; St James Infirmary Blues (Anon from early Louis Armstrong days); Debussy: Cakewalk; Joplin: The Entertainer; Gershwin: Walking the Dog; Buesse/ Muller Johnson: Wang Wang Blues; Artie Shaw; Concerto; Templeton: Bach Goes to Town; Bernstein: Riffs, Somewhere and America; Abreu: Tico Tico; Ravel: Habanera; Copland: Simple Gifts; Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (traditional); Bechet: Petite Fleur; Sauter: Clarinet a la King; and Goodman: China Boy and Sheik of Araby.Tuesday, 7.30pm – £20.
Tine Thing Helseth/ Kathryn Stott, the Norwegian lass with the golden trumpet and hailed with glowing, not to say blushing praise wherever she performs – rather like this from a German review of a performance of Haydn’s famous Trumpet Concerto in 2014: “Helseth’s trumpet twinkled, beamed, sang, joked, yearned, and strutted about in the self-assured way only the trumpet can.” She makes the instrument talk, which excellent news for her rather appealing concert with the renowned pianist and begins with a song cycle (8) by Grieg: Haugtussa (The Mountain Maid), transcribed as most of the other items appear to be; Glazunov: Albumblatt; Kreisler: Marche Miniature Viennoise and Toy Soldiers March; Piazzolla: Café 1930 and Nightclub 1960 from L'Histoire du Tango; Puccini: Five early songs; Bartók: 6 Romanian Folk Dances; and Weill: Je ne l'aime pas. Wednesday, 29th of June, 7.30pm – £22.
An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber, with the world famous cellist reflecting on his career and leaving the performing to his cellist wife Jiaxin and Romanian/ Nigerian pianist Rebeca Omordia in a programme of Bach: Adagio in G; Bridge: Scherzetto for cello and piano; Fauré: Élégie Op 24; more Bach: Prelude and Gigue from Cello Suite No 1; Ireland: two of his three Decorations for piano, The Island Spell and Scarlet Ceremonies; and a movement from his Cello Sonata, Moderato e sostenuto; Philip Glass: Tissue No 2; Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Music of the Night; William Lloyd Webber (Julian’s dad): In the half-light; and Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata Op 19, the last two movements, Andante and Allegro mosso. Thursday, 30th of June, 7.30pm – £22.
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.