Friday, 29th of September, 7.00pm
Sir Mark Elder is on the conductor’s podium when a new Sheffield International Concert Season gets underway with Debussy’s March écossaise sur un thème populaire, or Scottish March on a Popular Theme (further elucidation in 2017/ 18 Sheffield International Concert Season – 1 @ www.bernardleemusic.com)
Tchaikovsky’s considerably better known First Piano Concerto follows with Alexander Gavrylyuk as soloist before the Hallé ends proceedings under its own steam with Stravinsky’s score for The Firebird.
£21, £19, £16, under 18s, students £5
Pre-concert talk: Trisha Cooper in conversation, 6pm – free to ticket holders
Friday, 29th of September, 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church
Martin Cropper: violin, Richard Jenkinson: cello, Anne Bolt: piano, as it happens, their collective title having everything to do with having met at the noted Oakham School in Rutland where all three teach.
If the programme: Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 1 Op 8; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No 1 Op 49;
Beethoven: Archduke piano trio Op 97, has a whiff of familiarity about it, it was scheduled in June for this year’s Broomhill Festival.
A last-minute cancellation was caused by the arrival of a son for Martin, alliteratively Charlie Cropper – wonder if he will be a violinist like his dad and famous grand-dad!
Proceeds in aid of Sheffield Music Academy
£10, under 18s free
Friday, 29th of September, 7.30pm
Highfields School, Lumsdale, Matlock, DE4 5NA
A trio (here, anyway!) of Kimon Perry: clarinet, Belinda Jones: piano, Susanne Simma: bassoon, but it seems fair to say expect the odd duet or two with piano as works for the combination of instruments are far and few between, unless in arrangement form.
Advertised music at this opening concert of a new Matlock Music season is by Mendelssohn, Bruch, Glinka, Saint-Saëns, “a light jazzy piece from the pen of contemporary composer” Bill Douglas (could be original!) and a suite by Piazzolla.
Thursday, 5th of October, 5.45pm
UNIVERSITY RUSH HOUR CONCERT
Firth Hall (Firth Court), Western Bank
Effectively, the opening concert a new University of Sheffield Concert Season given PhD students attached to the Department of Music, the season proper beginning on the 15th of October.
Friday, 6th of October, 7pm
CHAMBER MUSIC AT TWILIGHT
St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Upper Hanover Street, S3 7RQ
First in a new series of six concerts (60-minute duration) followed by refreshments, actually entitled In:spire: Chamber Music at Twilight, but it loses something without the church spire illustration in place of the colon.
It appears to be the brainchild of splendid pianist Annabelle Lawson, artistic director of the series, who launches it with a programme of solos and duets exploring the theme of childhood in the company her distinguished father, pianist Peter Lawson.
Gordon Crosse (the concert is also celebrating his 80th birthday): Ron’s Toyes; Fauré: Dolly Suite Op 56; Gordon Crosse: world premiere of Piano Sonata No 1, plus pieces by Chick Corea, Debussy, Satie, Schumann and Ornstein.
Suggested donation, £7 on the door (cash only)
Saturday, 21st of October, 10.00am –4.00pm
COMPOSE YOURSELF – FOR FLUTE
Shirley House, Psalter Lane, S11 8YL
Workshop run by Platform 4 composer Jenny Jackson and flautist Rachel Shirley designed to enable you to compose your own short piece for flute with one-to-one support and ideal for adults (18+) with little or no composing experience in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Proceedings end with an informal performance when the pieces will be recorded and there is a good chance that one or more will be selected for a Flute Choir concert the following day in the two-day Classical Sheffield mini-Festival.
Tea and coffee provided, take your own lunch. Further information and to book: www.jennyjacksoncomposer.com/workshops-courses-classes/compose-yourself
New Season Overviews
2017/ 18 Sheffield International Concert Season – 1
Music in the Round – Autumn 2017