Hannah Woolmer/ Daniel Roberts, the somewhat prolific young violin recitalist and her now regular pianist return to perform the third Brahms Violin Sonata and Poulenc’s wartime Violin Sonata dedicated to the memory of Garcia Lorca at the weekly Sheffield Cathedral Lunchtime Recital, Thursday (June 4), 1.15pm – free, donations welcome.
Ian Tracey, high-profile visit by the eminent Liverpool-based organist to open this year’s Broomhill Festival and give the inaugural recital on the renovated organ at St Mark’s Church playing works by Handel: Overture to The Occasional Oratorio, arr Best; Albinoni: Adagio in G minor; Bach: Chaconne in D minor, arr Goss-Custard; Haydn: Three Pieces for Musical Clocks; Warlock: Capriol Suite, arr Tracey; Boëllmann: Suite Gothique; Whitlock: Elegy from Organ Symphony; Joseph Brackett: Simple Gifts (Appalachian melody), arr Virgil Fox; Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, three movements, arr Tracey; and Dubois: Fiat Lux from 12 Pièces Nouvelles. St Mark’s Church, Friday, 7.30pm – £10, £8 concessions.
Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, says farewell to its inspirational music director Jonathan Lo at its concert for this year’s Broomhill Festival which takes in Kodály: Dances of Galanta; Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola - soloists Chris Jones and Kay Stephen; and Dvořák: Symphony No 9 From the New World, at St Mark’s Church, Saturday, 7.30pm – £10, £8 concessions, £5 students. Tickets 'buy one get one free' if bought in advance from the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra website.
Tierney Kirby, young Sheffield-based saxophonist and composer with an intriguing Broomhill Festival concert of Coltrane by David Heath for solo sax; Sonate by Edison Denisov for alto sax and piano; and the first performance The Woman-Notes Thing by Platform 4 composer Tom Owen for tenor sax, drum kit, vibraphone and piano, at St Mark’s Church, Monday, 1pm – £5, £3 concessions.
Hannah Woolmer/ Daniel Roberts, here they are again at the Broomhill Festival (wonder if the intervening days will be spent sight-seeing?) with three No 3 violin sonatas by Brahms, Delius and Grieg, if indeed it is in C minor (he didn’t pen one in G minor, as advertised), plus Mozart’s in E minor (No 21), and a couple of violin showpieces, by Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending and the Jascha Heifetz transcription of Gershwin’s It Ain’t Necessarily So, at St Mark’s Church, Tuesday, 7.30pm – £10, £8 concessions.
Joshua Hales/ Neil Taylor, Sheffield Cathedral’s assistant director of music and its director of music are advertising themselves simply as ‘piano’ – sounds like an excuse for some piano duets and, maybe, the odd solo piece at the weekly Cathedral Lunchtime Recital, Thursday (June 11), 1.15pm – free, donations welcome.
NB: Broomhill Festival items listed are classical music events and there is considerably more in the community festival, which runs through to the 21st of June. Full details can be found at broomhillfestival.org.uk
La Bohème, Puccini’s opera seems to be everywhere at present and here it is again in the Royal Opera House staging that has been subjected to numerous revivals down the years. Not anymore; this it its last after which it will be put out to pasture and it’s getting a star studded send off with Anna Netrebko and Joseph Calleja heading the cast in this live relay direct from Covent Garden on Wednesday (June 10), 7.15pm, at Cineworld Sheffield – £19.30, £15.50 concessions; Vue, Meadowhall – £15, £12.50 concessions; Odeon, Arundel Gate – £13, £11 concessions.
Lunchtime Singing, monthly, 45-minute workshops on the City Hall stage (though not always) led by Val Regan and Andrea Small, Thursday, July 2, 1pm – £6. Also, September 3; October 1; November 5; December 3.
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.