Proms in the Park, part of Rotherham Show in the company of the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra and more or less a repeat of the Botanical Gardens Prom at the beginning of July, including highly familiar Rossini overture fare, Eric Coates (Knightsbridge, Dambusters), and hardly in need of introduction music by Bizet, Dvořák, Puccini, Richard Rodgers, Elgar, Henry Wood and Parry. Soprano Sarah Blood, baritone Matthew Palmer and guest conductor George Morton remain in-situ, at Clifton Park, Rotherham, S65 2AA, this Saturday, 10th of September, 7pm – £20; box office 01709 823621.
Music and Musicians Connected with Sheffield – Past and Present, an exploration in words and music by Jim Devlin at the first in a new series of monthly Sheffield Recorded Music Society events Millennium Hall, Polish Catholic Centre, 518-520 Ecclesall Road, S11 8PY, Friday, 16th of September, 1.45 –3.45pm – £3, or £20 if inclined to take out an annual subscription.
London Concertante, on the road again and the second stop on an autumn tour with the highly rated Ben Norris: director/ violin, and a programme of Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; Elgar: Serenade for strings; Bach: Concerto for 2 violins; Rossini: String Sonata No 2; and Vivaldi: Autumn and Winter (The Four Seasons), at Sheffield Cathedral, Friday, 16th of September, 7.30pm – £19 to £28. Advance tickets at www.londonconcertante.com and, presumably, on the door if available!
Lucy Phillips, fourth of five concerts from the young Sheffield-based freelance violinist incorporating the complete Beethoven violin sonatas with No 8 (Op 30 No 3) and No 10 (Op 96) on offer here, plus the twelfth Beethoven piano sonata (Op 26) from her pianist on this occasion, Inja Stanovic (née Davidovic), at St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, Saturday, 17th of September, 7.30pm – £12, £8 concessions.
Bob Chilcott Workshop, hosted by Sheffield Oratorio Chorus with one of Britain's leading choral composers working on excerpts from two of his works, Salisbury Vespers and Nidaros Jazz Mass, culminating with an informal concert. St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Upper Hanover Street, S3 7RQ, this Saturday, 10th of September, 10am –5pm (approx) – £10 students, £20 SOC members, £30 non-members. Prior registration and payment essential; download an application form at www.oratorio.org.uk
Duruflé Requiem, open rehearsal with Hallam Choral Society in preparation for a performance later in the year. All welcome to visit and take part, tenors being “especially treasured guests,” at Hallam Community Hall, Hallam Grange Crescent, S10 4BD, Monday, 12th of September, 7.45pm.
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, 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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