Ensemble 360, piano trios by Haydn: in G, Hob XV:25 Gypsy, and Schubert: in B flat, book-end the Horn Trio by Brahms, a work in which he said he preferred the old-fashioned ‘Waldhorn’, or hunting horn, to be used; although, even if she could put her hands on one, Naomi Atherton is highly unlikely to oblige him. Music in the Round. Crucible Studio, Wednesday, 26th of October, 7.15 –9.15pm – £19, £13 disabled, unemployed, £5 students, under 35s.
Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus, Messiaen’s ‘twenty contemplations on the infant Jesus’ performed by highly regarded pianist Cordelia Williams who has made something of a speciality out of playing the work and recently teamed up with award-winning poet Michael Symmons Roberts to present it with him reading his own ‘contemplative’ words during the course of the work. Sheffield University Concert Season (Sound Laboratory strand) in association with Off the Shelf (Festival of Words). Firth Hall, 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.
The Hallé, super programme of Bax: Tintagel; Elgar: The Spirit of England; Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915; and Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region, from the orchestra, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, much-lauded soprano Elizabeth Atherton and conductor James Burton. Sheffield International Concert Season. City Hall, Friday, 4th of November, 7pm – £21, £19, £16, £5 students, under 18s.
Pre-concert talk, Trisha Cooper ‘in conversation’, 6pm – free.
Elgar’s ‘War Requiem’ @ www.bernardleemusic.com
The Winter Journey, the English title of Schubert’s song cycle Die Winterreise and, accordingly, performed in a new vernacular translation by Jeremy Sams by Roderick Williams: baritone, and Christopher Glynn: piano. Music in the Round. Cast (Doncaster’s new arts venue), Waterdale, DN1 3BU, Friday, 4th of November, 7.45pm – £13.50, £9 students, under 26.
Karine Polwart, extremely well thought about singer-songwriter gives a concert in the Global Soundtracks strand of the Sheffield University Concert Season. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Western Bank, Saturday, 5th of November, 7.30pm – all tickets £16.
La Bohème, Ellen Kent’s Opera and Ballet International return with Puccini’s indestructible opera – not clear whether it’s anchored by her favourite company from Chisinau, but it is said to be a new production: traditional, of course! The Mimi, Ecaterina Danu, is Moldovan so is from that part of the world, but the Musetta, Olga Perrier, is French (the cast is subject to change we are told) and both appear to sing on international stages. City Hall, Wednesday, 26th of October, 7.30pm – £33.50, £25.50, £19.50, £5 off 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, this 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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