Sheffield University Big Band, get a series of Rush Hour Concerts underway as part of the University Concert Season. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Thursday, 3rd of November, 5.45 –6.30pm – free.
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, 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, 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, 7.30pm – all tickets £16.
Emily Cobley/Michael Rose, New York-born mezzo-soprano at present residing in the Peak District and founder/ artistic director in 2014 of the Manchester Opera Project dedicated to the development of new opera. She has sung at the New York Met (one of the Valkyries in Die Walküre), at Carnegie Hall (Mozart’s C minor Mass) and here presents songs by composers from the Brooklyn New Music Collective, including her pianist Michael Rose, plus Steven Burke and Gilda Lyons, to texts by Emily Dickinson, Rilke and Wallace Stevens. Rush-Hour Concert in the Sheffield University Concert Season. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Monday, 5.45 –6.45pm – free.
Marmen Quartet, the first winner of Music in the Round’s Bridge scheme, a three-year bursary to support a promising young string quartet. By all accounts, this foursome is considerably more that and demonstrate it with performances of Haydn’s quartet Op 77 No 1 (NB: a change to the one advertised) and Beethoven’s Op 132 separating them with the Third String Quartet by Philip Glass Mishima, originally written as the soundtrack to a film about the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. Crucible Studio, Tuesday, 7.15 –9.05pm – £19, £13 disabled, unemployed, £5 students, under 35s. Post-concert Q&A with members of the quartet.
Chango Spasiuk, Argentinean accordionist rooted in folk music offers some of the Chamamé variety reflecting the different communities that settled in northeast Argentina during the 16th to 19th centuries in the Global Soundtracks strand of the Sheffield University Concert Season. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Thursday, 10th of November, 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.
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