Paolo Angeli/Derek Gripper, two guitarists redefining the instrument on their own very different path come together for what is described as “a genre-defying guitar double bill of daring contrast and brilliant beauty” as the University of Sheffield Concert Season (Global Soundtracks strand) re-awakens from Christmas and New Year hibernation. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Wednesday, 8th of February, 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.
Toki Trio, folk music threesome comprising fiddle, accordion and guitar at a Rush Hour Concert in the University Concert Season. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Thursday, 9th of February, 5.45pm – free.
Schubert Ensemble, renowned London-based group and primarily a piano quintet performs two here dating from either side of the First World War for Music in the Round, Dohnányi’s eminently worthwhile No 2 – No 1 isn’t bad either! and the better known essay in the form by Elgar. Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Friday, 7.15pm – £19, £13 disabled, unemployed, £5 students, under 35s.
Northern Chamber Orchestra, director/ violin Nicholas Ward, slightly early Spring Serenade from Buxton Festival’s opera orchestra taking in Vivaldi: Spring; Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Serenade for strings; Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 4; Dag Wiren: March from Serenade for strings – the signature tune for BBC TV’s arts programme Monitor a few years back; Gilbert and Sullivan: ‘Tis Done! I am a Bride (Yeomen of the Guard), Poor Wandering One (Pirates of Penzance), Minerva (Princess Ida); and Handel: Water Music, with Alexandra Lowe: soprano. Buxton Opera House, Friday, 7.30pm – £26 –£30. 01298 72190.
‘Love is in the Air’, romantic evening of music and song at a joint concert in lieu of Valentine’s Day by Sheffield Senior Schools Orchestra and Hallmark of Harmony; Sheffield Cathedral, Saturday, 7.30pm – £10, £3 under 18.
Hallam Sinfonia, preface a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No 5 with Mozart’s Overture to Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Il Seraglio) under the baton of the orchestra’s music director Natalia Luis-Bassa. High Storrs School, S11 7LH, Saturday, 7.30pm – £10, £8 concessions, free under 25.
Lucy Phillips/ Inja Stanovic, perform a couple of Beethoven violin sonatas, No 8, Op 30 No 3 and No 10, Op 96, at a Rush Hour Concert in the University Concert Season. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Monday, 5.45pm – free.
The Boy Next Door, a Dominic McHugh exposé, aided by Matthew Malone who conducts the Sheffield University Broadway Orchestra, on the under-appreciated contributions of Hugh Martin (who died in 2011, aged 96) to the Broadway and Hollywood musical as a composer, lyricist and arranger, the event’s title being one of songs he wrote for Judy Garland, along with The Trolley Song and certain Christmas number that has gone on to have an independent life, in the film Meet Me in St Louis. Many years later he adapted it as a stage musical, but as with most his other work, it is now more or less forgotten. University Concert Season. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Tuesday, 7.30pm – in advance: £10, £8 over 65, unwaged, £5 under 26, students – www.sheffield.ac.uk/concerts (no booking fee), 0333 666 3366 (subject to £1.50 fee).
On the door: £12, £10 over 65, unwaged, £6 under 26, students.