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Crucible Studio Theatre

May Festival 2011

Austrian, Hungarian and Bohemian music 1804-1945 Passion, obsession and desire

Friday 6 Saturday 14 May 2011

Presented in association with SheďŹƒeld Theatres, the home of Music in the Round Box OďŹƒce: 0114 249 6000


Welcome!

Board Members: Paul Allen (Chair) David Brown | Jane Chapman | John Cowling Barry Eldred | Simon Keefe | David Megginson Stephanie Pitts | David Richardson Artistic Director: Angus Smith

Intimate Letters: Dramatic, moving and uplifting music from Austria, Hungary and Bohemia, 1804 - 1945

Executive Director: Deborah Chadbourn Project Manager: Tracy Bryant Education & Outreach Manager: Polly Ives Marketing Manager: Marty Mills Project Co-ordinator: Daisy Swift Finance Officer: Jayne Beatson Education & Outreach Assistant: Chloe Miller Smith Honorary President: Peter Cropper 4th Floor | Sheffield Central Library Surrey Street | Sheffield S1 1XZ Tel: 0114 281 4660 Fax: 0114 281 4661 info@musicintheround.co.uk www.musicintheround.co.uk

All details are correct at time of going to press. Music in the Round reserves the right to make alterations to the programme or artists if necessary. Registered Charity No. 326811 Design by Susannah Swift Ltd 01306 640477 www.susannahswift.co.uk Printed by Print Management Ltd 01737 851851 Ensemble 360 photography: M C Photography www.mcphotography.co.uk

Music in the Round is enormously grateful to all its funders, sponsors, supporters and Friends, without whom these concerts would not be possible. Funders: Arts Council England | Mayfield Valley Arts Trust Key Fund Yorkshire | Sheffield City Council The Lindsay Foundation Supporters: Abbeydale Brewery Lifelong Patrons: John Cowling | Kate Dugdale Maurice & Sheila Millward

Welcome to the May Festival 2011. Taking a theme of the Austrian and Austro-Hungarian Empires, Ensemble 360 has devised a series of concerts that embraces music from the height of late classical and romantic styles through to exquisitely beautiful and vivid expressions of nationalist and modernist innovation. Permeating through the festival is a special focus on the ways in which the evidence of contemporary letters can inform our knowledge of the composition and performance of this extraordinary repertoire. Our title, Intimate Letters, is inspired by the compelling story of Janáček’s Second String Quartet and we are especially delighted to be collaborating with Daniel Evans, the Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, in a new, semi-staged performance of this passionate masterpiece.

Gemma Rosefield, Ensemble 360’s new cellist, is curating a special day of events to commemorate the harrowing but ultimately uplifting story of the musicians of Terezín. And we very much hope to see lots of you at our Sunday café day as we evoke the grand spirit of the Austro-Hungarian Empire with music, dancing and cake! On a personal note, it is a truly thrilling experience for me to be joining the wonderful team at Music in the Round and a very great honour to be following in the footsteps of Peter Cropper. If you are booking for a concert, please consider bringing a friend or two who you think may just discover, as I did when I attended the 2010 Festival, that special moment of revelation in the Music in the Round experience. We also specifically invite you to come along to a concert of music that you have never heard before. In the words of Alex Ross, the renowned music critic of The New Yorker magazine, “from time to time, the alien will suddenly become second nature, and you will feel a shade more free”.

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Ensemble 360 is Music in the Round’s resident ensemble. It brings together eleven world-class musicians to form one versatile group; five string players, five wind players and a pianist.

The enthusiasm, drive and musicality of each of the performers has proved a success with audiences across the UK as they find themselves drawn into the performances both through the communicative and engrossing nature of their playing. Ensemble 360 is a strong team and a group of friends who share a passion for the music; a passion which radiates through each performance. During the May Festival the Ensemble is joined by a variety of their musical friends and collegues.

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Claudia Ajmone-Marsan Naomi Atherton Juliette Bausor Judith Busbridge Laurène Durantel Amy Harman Tim Horton Matthew Hunt Benjamin Nabarro Gemma Rosefield Adrian Wilson

VIOLIN HORN FLUTE VIOLA DOUBLE BASS BASSOON PIANO CLARINET VIOLIN CELLO OBOE

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Sunday 1 May, 11am - 3pm

For booking and general information, contact Chloe Miller Smith on 0114 281 4660 or chloe@musicintheround.co.uk Entry is FREE on the door.

“I do not play around with empty melodies. I dip them in life and nature” LEOŠ JANÁČEK

Music in the Community Day

DVOŘÁK Piano Quartet in E flat Op.87 SMETANA The Bartered Bride Overture arr. David Matthews for two violins, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, horn and piano

Bartered Bride Ensemble 360

Join Ensemble 360 at the renowned Weston Park Museum for a day of musical activities for all the family. Walk around the spaces in the museum to the sounds of this year’s Festival, including pieces by Bartók, Haydn, Janáček and Johann Strauss II. Celebrate the museum’s Sports Lab theme with some sports-related musical treats. Hear performances by young local musicians including Sheffield Music Service, Sheffield Young Singers and Music in the Round’s Music Box project.

Like its fellow Op.20 quartets Haydn’s G minor Quartet is full of innovation; unusual phrase lengths, dramatic silences and many other devices that show Haydn’s absolute mastery of a form that he invented. Janáček’s late masterpiece Mládí, which was given its UK première on 6 May 1926 at the Wigmore Hall, is a wonderful evocation of youthful memories.

Get involved in workshops including African drumming with Unbeatable Energy, Music Box and a workshop led by Ensemble 360’s horn player Naomi Atherton (sign up on the door on the day).

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HAYDN String Quartet in G minor Op.20 No.3 JANÁČEK Mládí for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and bass clarinet

Museums Sheffield: Weston Park

If you are a string player of any age of approximately Grade 5+, take part in a Bring & Play rehearsal and performance of Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances led by Ensemble 360 strings (sign up before the day).

Friday 6 May, 7.45pm

David Matthews’s effervescent arrangement of Smetana’s everpopular Bartered Bride Overture was commissioned and premièred in 2010 by the Nash Ensemble.

Pre-concert Talk: The Passing of an Empire

Funded by

A musical journey from 19th century grandeur to 20th century turmoil 6.45pm FREE with evening concert ticket

A Little Night Music Crucible Bar, After the Concert Abbeydale Singers, directed by Kevin Haighton, sing a variety of choral pieces - FREE event

Tickets: £15 / £10 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students

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Saturday 7 May, 12.45pm BARTÓK Sonata No.2 for Violin & Piano SUK Piano Quartet in A minor Op.1

A Passion for Folk

“I believe in the brotherhood of peoples, brotherhood in spite of all wars and conflicts. I try - to the best of my ability - to serve this idea in my music; therefore I don’t reject any influence, be it Slovak, Romanian, Arabic, or from any other source. The source must only be clean, fresh and healthy!”

Image of Kamila Stösslová

Saturday 7 May, 7.45pm HAYDN String Quartet in B flat Op.71 No.1 arr. Wranitzsky for flute, oboe, two horns, two violins, viola, cello and double bass

JANÁČEK String Quartet No.2 Intimate Letters with actor and director Daniel Evans

Intimate Letters

BÉLA BARTÓK

Ensemble 360 with Daniel Evans

Ensemble 360

“I have begun to write something nice. Our life will be in it. It will be called Love Letters.” With these words, the 74 year-old Leoš Janáček revealed in a series of letters to Kamila Stösslová, a married woman 37 years younger than him, that he was composing a string quartet (finally named Intimate Letters) that would document their impassioned relationship. The letters form a compelling account of the creation of a masterpiece, revealing with rare clarity the translation of passionate feeling into emotionally charged music.

Josef Suk was a pupil of Dvořák, his son-in-law, and a talented violinist; he played in over 4,000 concerts as a member of the Czech Quartet. Suk’s Piano Quartet is a wonderful blend of late romantic ardour and sensuousness, at times reminiscent of his teacher but with hints of Wagner and Brahms. Bartók’s Second Violin Sonata is a perfect example of the synthesis between folk music and idioms, and his highly developed, modernist style.

Pre-concert Talk: The Origins of Intimate Letters 6.45pm - ticket Dr Paul Wingfield from

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MARTINŮ Nonet for flute, clarinet, oboe, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and double bass

Trinity College, Cambridge discusses the origins of Janáček’s Intimate Letters. FREE with evening concert

We are delighted to welcome Sheffield Theatres Artistic Director Daniel Evans for a dramatic collaboration with Ensemble 360 featuring a semi-staged reading of Janáček’s letters in a new adaptation by writer Paul Allen. This concert is generously supported by Music in the Round Angels

Tickets: £15 / £10 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students

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Sunday 8 May

“In Prague it was a long afternoon. Hurriedly eating pastries, hurriedly getting the tables out of the way and, chop-chop, they began dancing shimmies, fox-trots and all those twirly things!”

Sunday on the Avenue Národní Trída: The Prague Café Experience

Image of the Avenue Národní Trída

Sunday 8 May, 11.30am JANÁČEK Concertino for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violins, viola and piano SCHUBERT String Trio in B flat D.471

LEOŠ JANÁ JANÁČEK JAN ČEK

HUMMEL Septet in D minor Op.74 for flute, oboe, horn, viola, cello, double bass and piano

Sunday on the Avenue Národní Trída: The Sounds of Spring We start with a programme of sublime music by Hummel and Schubert, combined with the infectious melodies and rhythms of Janáček’s Concertino, inspired by the season of Spring and featuring the noise of “crickets, midges, a roebuck, a sharp torrent … and man”.

Sheffield City Hall Ballroom

Join us for a very special day of music, food and dance at the Sheffield City Hall Ballroom as we bring you the sights, sounds and smells of the grand cafés of Vienna, Prague and Budapest during the peak years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Café

The Ballroom opens as a café from 11am and will be serving coffee and cake all day. Between 12.45pm and 2.30pm a specially designed mouth-watering lunch of traditional Hungarian and Austrian dishes is on the menu. Any two courses for £10.70.

Single Concert £10 / £7 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students Single Concert & Workshop £15 / £12 Disabled & Unemployed / £8 Under 18s & Students Day Pass (two concerts & Workshop) £25/ £19 Disabled & Unemployed / £11 Under 18s & Students No other offers, including the £5 first timers and U35 discounts, are available for the concerts at Sheffield City Hall Ballroom.

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With many thanks to Sheffield City Hall

Tickets: £10 / £7 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students

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Sunday 8 May, 1.30pm

Sunday 8 May, 3pm

Workshops We are delighted to offer you an opportunity to take part in a traditional Empire experience. Try your hand at one of the following activities. Both last approx 1 hour and we welcome all ages and abilities.

DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dances

J. STRAUSS II Wein, Weib und Gesang! Op.333

Sunday on the Avenue Národní Trída: Strauss Waltzes

Ballroom dancing flourished throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 19th and early 20th centuries, aided in no small part by the music of Johann Strauss, some of which you can hear in the 3pm concert. Join us for a lively workshop as top dancer Dale Bennett from Sheffield’s City-Limits Dancentre reveals some of the innermost secrets of the waltz.

Strictly Strudel!

“We remarked with pain that the indecent foreign dance called the Waltz was introduced (we believe for the first time) at the English court on Friday last … we feel it a duty to warn every parent against exposing his daughter to so fatal a contagion.” THE TIMES (1816)

Viennese patisserie was, and is still today, one of the great European culinary delights and no item was more popular in the glory days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire than Apfelstrudel. Mark Mortimer, City Hall’s very own Head Chef, will introduce you to the secrets of the perfect strudel and Lahmacun, a spicy Hungarian flatbread, and guide you through the early stages of preparing your very own version. All you need do then is take them home, pop them in the oven, and enjoy.

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J. STRAUSS II Rosen aus dem Süden Op.388

J. STRAUSS II Kaiser-walzer Op.437

The Glory of the Waltz

Tickets: Workshops can only be purchased with a concert ticket (see page 9 for ticket offers). Advance booking is necessary.

DVOŘÁK Cypresses for string quartet

As the crowning glory of the day, Ensemble 360 plays Dvořák’s Cypresses and Slavonic Dances. We hope that our grand finale will inspire you literally to rise to the occasion: you are most welcome to sit back and enjoy a selection of Strauss waltzes - arranged with supreme elegance and charm - and we are also delighted to offer a special area of the ballroom for all of you who would like to help us in re-creating the atmosphere and spirit of Prague café culture by joining in with the dance. Ballroom dress optional!

REPORTING ON THE PRINCE REGENT’S BALL

With many thanks to Sheffield City Hall

Tickets: £10 / £7 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students

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Monday 9 May, 12.45pm LISZT Grand Duo Concertant sur la Romance de Le Marin for violin and piano

ZEMLINSKY Humoreske for flute, clarinet, oboe, horn and bassoon

“Dvorák was lacking in neither charm nor wit, but found it difficult to suppress the natural irritability of the artistic mind” H P HOPKINS

Monday 9 May, 7.45pm MARTINŮ Quartet for oboe, violin, cello and piano DVOŘÁK String Quartet in F Op.96 The American

DVOŘÁK Five Bagatelles Op.47 for two violins, cello and piano

DVOŘÁK Piano Trio in F minor Op.65

Diversions

The American

Ensemble 360

Ensemble 360

Liszt’s penchant for virtuosity usually tests only pianists but here he puts both the piano and violin through their paces. It is a set of spectacular variations on Lafont’s Le Marin.

The F minor Piano Trio is thought to be one of Dvořák’s greatest works. Like so many of his pieces it betrays an indebtedness to his mentor, Brahms, but is infused with his own unique melodic gifts. In contrast to the sunny American Quartet, this work is dark, brooding and incredibly passionate.

Zemlinsky’s charming Humoreske dates from 1939, towards the end of his life. Although he had been a big influence on the composers of the Second Viennese School, this piece is an example of his relative conservatism. Dvořák’s Bagatelles are exquisite diversions. They are pieces for the drawing room and guaranteed to produce a smile.

Tickets: £10 / £7 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students www.musicintheround.co.uk

Pre-concert Talk: The Shape of Music

6.45pm - Royal Philharmonic Society awardwinning writer Dr Daniel Leech-Wilkinson from King’s College, London investigates how musicians use the idea of shape to create musical expressivity. With Tim Horton. FREE with evening concert ticket

Both Dvořák and Martinů emigrated to America but unlike Dvořák, who returned to his native Bohemia, Martinů was to stay in exile for the remainder of his life. His quartet is not only full of the freshness and vitality of Czech dance and folk music but also conveys a sense of longing for his homeland.

Tickets: £15 / £10 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students

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Tuesday 10 May, 12.45pm MARTINŮ Ů Trio for Flute, Cello & Piano

Friends’ Choice

MAHLER Piano Quartet in A minor DOHNÁNYI Serenade for String Trio in C Op.10

Would you like the chance to be part of programming Tuesday night’s concert? Help to sponsor the concert by placing your vote for the Friends’ Choice piece for £10.

Serenade

If you’d like to find out more about our Friends’ scheme, or you’re a Friend and haven’t voted yet, contact us on email info@musicintheround.co.uk or 0114 281 4660.

Ensemble 360

Gustav Mahler, who died 100 years ago, produced just a single piece of chamber music, his early Piano Quartet. Although modest in scale, this work shows how the sixteen year-old composer already had a unique and distinctive musical voice. Dohnányi is one of the great figures of Hungarian music. He was a prolific composer whose music was hugely admired by Brahms, and a great pianist who taught such talents as Sir Georg Solti and Georges Cziffra.

Tickets: £10 / £7 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students www.musicintheround.co.uk

The Friends’ choice pieces, one of which will appear in the evening concert, are:

“Miss Gyenes’ Orchestra attacks Brahms Hungarian Dance No.5 at such a pace that one takes cover. The pullingup is overdone, as far as artistry is concerned. I know not whether this is true Hungarian style. I hope not. It seems to me ludicrous without being amusing” LETTER TO GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 1932

JANÁČEK Pohádka for cello and piano

BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances Arr. Z. Székely for violin and piano

LISZT Vallée d’Obermann for violin, cello and piano

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Tuesday 10 May, 7.45pm FRIENDS’ CHOICE PIECE (see page 16)

BARTÓK Contrasts for clarinet, violin and piano KODÁLY Serenade Op.12 for two violins and viola

Contrasts

Wednesday 11 May, 12.45pm BARTÓK Forty-Four Duos (a selection) for two violins

BRAHMS Hungarian Dances Arr. Nicolas Charron for two violins, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano

DVOŘÁK Dumky in E minor Op.90 for violin, cello and piano

Duos & Dumky

Ensemble 360

Ensemble 360

Bartók’s Contrasts was written in 1938 at the request of the great Hungarian violinist Joseph Szigeti and the equally great jazz clarinettist, Benny Goodman. The pieces feature Bartók’s ironic take on the Hungarian recruiting dance, as well as the manic and virtuosic Sebes (fast dance) which showcases Bartók’s wonderfully sophisticated compositional techniques.

Bartók’s Forty-Four Duos for two violins are a counterpart to his six-volume Mikrokosmos for piano. They were designed as pieces of increasing difficulty for students. Bartók’s ability to capture mood in such short works singles him out as one of music’s great miniaturists.

Supported by Friends of Music in the Round

Pre-concert Talk: Inspired by Folk Music

6.45pm - Nigel Simeone considers the extraordinarily powerful influence of folk music on Eastern European composers writing in the years before and after 1900. FREE with evening concert ticket

A Little Night Music Crucible Bar, After the concert

Enjoy a drink in the bar whilst listening to Benjamin Nabarro and Gemma Rosefield as they play Kodály’s Duo for Violin and Cello Op.7.

Dumky is one of Dvořák’s best-loved works. The Dumka, an epic ballad of Ukrainian origin, has inspired many composers and Dvořák was particularly taken with the form, notably returning to it in the second movement of his famous Piano Quintet, which can be heard on the last night of the Festival.

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Tickets: £10 / £7 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students

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Wednesday 11 May, 7.45pm BEETHOVEN An die Ferne Geliebte

LISZT Five Songs

MAHLER Selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn WOLF Four Möricke Settings MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

To the Distant Beloved

Photographer: Jim Four

SCHUBERT Four Goethe Settings

Thursday 12 May

Between 1941 and 1945, in the midst of the horrors of World War Two and deep in Nazi-occupied Europe, a musical phenomenon took place in the concentration camp of Terezín near Prague. In the direst conditions, hovering between life and death, exceptional composers created works to be performed in the camp, while superb performers, incarcerated there from all over Europe, performed both these works and those of the great composers of others eras. In the words of one such composer inmate, Victor Ullman, “Our will to create was equal to our will to live”.

James Gilchrist (tenor) & Anna Tilbrook (piano) It is a great pleasure to welcome the outstanding partnership of James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook to the Festival. They have assembled a programme of unashamedly romantic songs that trace a line from the very first song-cycle (An die ferne geliebte) to Mahler’s early Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen cycle in its original version for voice and piano. James Gilchrist is one of the most impassioned and communicative singers working on the international stage today and this concert provides the perfect platform for him to express the full range of his interpretative skills.

Tickets: £15 / £10 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students www.musicintheround.co.uk

Image of Young musicians in Terezín Encore! Post-concert Chat

Join James in the Studio after the concert for an opportunity to ask him questions and hear him speak about the music and his unusual route to becoming a professional singer. FREE with your evening concert ticket

“In the whole history of mankind, it would be hard to find a similar situation, in which people on the brink of death, created works of art, composed music, produced operas, and their own requiems” KAREL POLÁČEK (1892-1945)

6 -14 May Crucible Archive “Music! to us, music was life!”

Words from Greta Hoffmeister, a survivor of Terezín. This free exhibition gives an insight into the importance of musical life of this concentration camp.

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Pre-concert Talk: The Story of Terezin, 11.45am - Ensemble 360 cellist Gemma

Thursday 12 May, 12.45pm

HAAS String Quartet No.3 Op.15

SCHUL Two Chassidic Dances for violin and cello

Thursday 12 May, 7.45pm

Rosefield introduces the day by looking at how Terezín formed and what life was like for its inhabitants. FREE with your concert ticket KLEIN String Trio

Within the Walls of Terezín

SUK Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn St Wenceslas Op.35a for string quartet

SMETANA Two Salon Polkas Op.7 Nos.1 & 3 for piano

SCHULHOFF Duo for violin and cello

Music was Life

SCHUBERT String Quintet in C D.956

Ensemble 360 recreates a performance that might typically have been given one evening in Terezín. Music composed by inmates Hans Krása and Erwin Schulhoff is set alongside Three Dances by Smetana and a moving Meditation by Suk based on a chorale in honour of the 10th century martyr, St Wenceslas, which was regularly used as a patriotic symbol by Czech composers, including Dvořák and Martinů. The concert concludes with Schubert’s monumental and uplifting String Quintet.

Gideon Klein, Zikmund Schul, and Pavel Haas all died in the concentration camps. Klein, a pianist and composer, was offered a scholarship in 1939 to the Royal Academy of Music in London. War intervened and he became a key member of the musical community in Terezín.

Performance of Brundibár

Schul was born in Germany but sought refuge in Prague and his Terezín work is greatly influenced by the Hebraic chant. Haas, a favourite student of Janáček at the Brno Conservatory, composed film and theatre music as well as orchestral, choral and chamber works. Had these composer inmates survived, one can only imagine the effect they would have had on the course of Czech and indeed European twentieth century music.

Film: Brundibár

Jewish Museum

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KRÁSA Passacaglia & Fugue for string trio

This concert is generously supported by Maurice and Sheila Millward.

6pm – Join us for a showing of Hans Krása’s symbolic children’s opera Brundibár, which was performed some fifty-five times by the child inmates of Terezín. Production by Mecklenburgh Opera (director John Abulafia) and directed for television by Simon Broughton. FREE with your evening concert ticket

Pre-concert Talk: Terezín’s Music

6.45pm - Ensemble 360 cellist Gemma Rosefield, who wrote her university dissertation on the music of Terezín, is joined by eminent writer and filmmaker Simon Broughton to discuss the music that was composed within the confines of Terezín. FREE with evening concert ticket

Tickets: £15 / £10 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students

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Friday 13 May, 12.45pm

Friday 13 May, 7pm* BEETHOVEN Allegretto in B flat for violin, cello and piano

SCHUBERT Piano Trio in B flat D.28

SMETANA String Quartet in E minor From my Life

ZEMLINSKY Trio in D minor Op.3 for clarinet, cello and piano

From my Life

Trios

Ensemble 360

Smetana’s popular String Quartet in E minor is a rare example of a self-confessed autobiographical piece of chamber music. The entire course of his life is represented right up to the moment of the onset of deafness through tinnitus and his eventual resignation to his fate. It is, however, an incredibly uplifting and moving piece.

Ensemble 360 Zemlinsky’s glorious Trio was composed in 1896, and Brahms was so deeply impressed with the piece that he personally recommended it for publication. While clearly paying homage to Brahms, the Trio hints at how Zemlinsky’s musical language would become such a profound inspiration to the composers of the Second Viennese School. Schubert’s beautiful little B flat Piano Trio, his first piece for strings and piano, was written when he was 15.

“I do not play around with empty melodies. I dip them in life and nature.” Tickets: £10 / £7 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students www.musicintheround.co.uk

LIGETI Trio for violin, horn and piano

LEOŠ JANÁČEK

Ligeti’s Trio is a late twentieth century masterpiece and Ligeti himself referred to it as a turning point that heralded what was to be his final period. The piece shows his fascination for stretching the limits of instrumental possibilities, most notably in the writing for horn which spends much of the piece exploring the extreme high register. The ghost of Bartók is never far away in this music, particularly in the Bulgarian rhythms of the second movement. * Please note earlier start time

Tickets: £15 / £10 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students

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Come In!

Friday 13 May, 9.15pm

Moishe’s Bagel will be performing in Sheffield junior and special needs schools with funding from the Mayfield Valley Arts Trust. If you would like more information about musicians visiting your school contact Polly Ives on polly@musicintheround.co.uk or 0114 281 4660.

Moishe’s Bagel Moishe’s Bagel played to a packed out Studio in Autumn 2007, and the group makes its welcome return with rip-roaring, foot-stomping, jazzinflected klezmer and Balkan music. Combining an intoxicating mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performance, Moishe’s Bagel’s programme vividly demonstrates how a common folk heritage had a profound and equal influence on both klezmer music and the works of such composers as Bartok and Kodaly as well as the band’s own varied compositional styles. Concert lasts approximately one hour. Drinks from the Crucible Bar may be taken into Crucible Studio Theatre.

Tickets: £10 / £7 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students www.musicintheround.co.uk

“exhilarating, full-flavoured stuff” The Herald

Saturday 14 May, 10.30am

Music Box

“My two kids were mesmerized” Parent

Ideal for 3 – 6 year olds Ensemble 360 has gained an enviable reputation across the UK for their activity for early years. Here workshop leader Polly Ives and Naomi (horn), Matt (clarinet) and Claudia (violin) lead a 45 minute workshop for 3 – 6 year olds. The workshop features child-friendly chunks of music from this year’s festival, including Bartók, Martinů and Brahms, alongside songs, creative movement and percussion games. This is a rare opportunity for young children to hear internationally renowned musicians up close!

Tickets: Participating children £5 (accompanying adults free). Book through the Music in the Round office via Chloe Miller Smith on 0114 281 4660

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Saturday 14 May, 12.45pm MARTINŮ La Revue de Cuisine Arr. for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, cello and piano SMETANA Piano Trio in G minor Op.15

Emotional Entanglements Ensemble 360

La Revue de Cuisine is a dazzling one-act jazz ballet depicting the trying emotional entanglements between characters Pot, Lid, Dishcloth and Broom. The influence of Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale is never far from the surface. Smetana’s Trio was born out of the tragedy of his daughter’s death from scarlet fever. Consumed with grief he immersed himself in composition, creating this wonderful and complex work. Despite the tragic air which pervades the Trio there is an unexpectedly positive ending.

Tickets: £10 / £7 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students www.musicintheround.co.uk

“I do not write in the style of any famous composer, I admire only their greatness, taking for myself everything that I recognize as good and beautiful and above all truthful in art. You have known this of me for a long time but others do not and think that I am introducing Wagnerism!!! I’ve got my hands full with Smetana-ism” BEDŘICH SMETANA

Saturday 14 May, 7.45pm LIGETI Six Bagatelles for flute, clarinet, oboe, horn and bassoon

DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet in A Op.81

DOHNÁNYI Sextet in C Op.37 for violin, viola, cello, clarinet, horn and piano

Festival Finale Ensemble 360

Join us for a light-hearted, uplifting and energetic conclusion to the Festival. Ligeti’s sparkling and irresistible Bagatelles are his own arrangements of six pieces from his piece Musica Ricercata for piano. They are very close to the world of Bartók but with the added element of the absurd, which was to become Ligeti’s hallmark. Dohnányi’s Sextet is a riot of late romantic extremes; lush harmonies, exquisite melodies and cat and mouse antics are packed into a piece with something for everyone. Dvořák’s Piano Quintet is one of his most popular and enduring works. One of only a handful of great pieces in this genre, it is a delight for performers and audience alike. This concert is generously supported by Kate Dugdale.

Tickets: £15 / £10 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students

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Venue Information

Crucible Studio Theatre | 55 Norfolk Street | Sheffield S1 1DA

Box Office 0114 249 6000 sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Sheffield

Crucible March - July 2011

Seating Areas: All seats are unreserved, but please specify which area you wish to sit in when booking, i.e. stage level, tier one or tier two. Latecomers: The auditorium will open 30 minutes before the advertised start time. Please note that latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Drinks: You may take drinks purchased from the Crucible bar into our concerts. Access: The Crucible Studio offers easy access for wheelchair users although spaces are limited; please inform the box office at the time of booking if you require a wheelchair space. For blue badge holders, spaces are available in the Q-Park, NCP car park, and outside the Theatre on Surrey Street and Norfolk Street. Parking: There is a 24-hour Q-park car park on Arundel Gate, which offers discounted parking for theatre goers. Ask at Box Office for a voucher. Alternatively, a 24-hour NCP car park can be accessed from Norfolk Street or Arundel Gate.

Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Wed 16 Mar - Thu 7 Apr Crucible Theatre

Set in the early 1960s, Edward Albee’s explosive play captures the mood of a society on the brink of massive change. Ferociously funny and emotionally raw, this is a compelling rollercoaster ride into the darkest depths of love and marriage.

Tickets £10.00 - £23.00

Happy Days Fri 20 May – Sat 4 June Crucible Studio Theatre

Hobson’s Choice Thu 26 May – Sat 25 June Crucible Theatre

Tickets £10.00 - £18.00

Tickets £10.00 - £23.00

A bold new production to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Samuel Beckett’s funniest play, starring Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, Jam and Jerusalem).

One of the most popular plays of the last century, Harold Brighouse’s brilliantly observed northern comedy is about growing up, moving on and getting out.

The Pride Thu 23 June – Sat 16 July Crucible Studio Theatre

The stellar creative team that gave us last year’s smash-hit That Face return to the Studio with this Olivier Award-winning play about loyalty, loss and having the courage to stand up for who you really are.

Tickets £10.00 - £18.00


Booking Your Tickets 0114 249 6000

sheffieldtheatres.co.uk In person at the Crucible Box Office Opening Hours By Phone: Monday - Saturday, 9.30am - 8pm In Person: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm On non-performance days the box office closes at 6pm

Booking Fees All telephone bookings are subject to a £1.50 booking fee. All online bookings are subject to a £1 booking fee. Tickets for the events at Sheffield City Hall on May 8 may be booked through Sheffield Theatres but will be subject to a 10% booking fee. These events should not be booked via the booking form. All tickets purchased at Sheffield City Hall are subject to a 10% booking fee. By Post You can book your tickets by post using the form on page 32. Please include one SAE per six tickets ordered to allow your tickets to be posted back. It is usual for telephone and personal bookings to be given priority. Concessions Concessions are available upon proof of status for people with disabilities, those registered unemployed, students and under 18s. Prices are indicated on each concert page.

Family Tickets Family groups of four (to include at least two under 18s) can save 10% on tickets. In advance only. Ticket Offers Festival Ticket: See page 4 for details Sunday on the Avenue Národní Trída: see page 9 for details Under 35s: See page 4 for details First Timers: Get two tickets for £5 each on your first booking

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Booking Dates Booking for Friends of Music in the Round opens on Saturday 26 February. During this period use the booking form on page 32. Tickets at this time are limited to two per Friend per event.

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Please enclose a photocopy of your proof of status if concessionary tickets are required 32.


Booking Form

PLEASE RETURN WITH ONE SAE PER SIX TICKETS TO: Sheffield Theatres Box Office | 55 Norfolk Street | Sheffield S1 1DA Tickets Required

Quantity x Price

Seating Area

Date

Time

Standard

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Example: 1 May

7.45pm

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£15

Disabled / Student / Unemployed Under 18 2x

£10

16 concert offer

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8 concert offer 5 concert offer

x £88 x £65

x £60 x £45

1x

£3

Stage Level

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Piazzolla Project...

String weekend for 11 - 21 year olds from across South Yorkshire Led by Ensemble 360’s Benjamin Nabarro and Gemma Rosefield and bandoneon player 11 – 12 June 2011 City Hall’s Ballroom, Sheffield

Explore ‘nuovo tango’ music by Piazzolla including Four Seasons, Oblivion, Libertango and Esquallo. To take part contact Polly Ives on 0114 281 4660 or polly@musicintheround.co.uk GRAND TOTAL Continue on separate paper if necessary

The concerts on Sunday 8 May take place at Sheffield City Hall. These events should not be booked via the booking form.

Public concert: Sunday 12 June, 5pm Tickets: £3 on the door Funded by Mayfield Valley Arts Trust


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Festival Diary

Please note that events in pink are at Sheffield City Hall Ballroom.

Sunday 1 May, 11am – 3pm Music in the Community Day Friday 6 May, 6.45pm Pre-Concert Talk Friday 6 May, 7.45pm Bartered Bride Friday 6 May, after the concert A Little Night Music Saturday 7 May, 12.45pm A Passion for Folk Saturday 7 May, 6.45pm Pre-Concert Talk Saturday 7 May, 7.45pm Intimate Letters Sunday 8 May, 11.30am The Sounds of Spring Sunday 8 May, 1.30pm The Glory of the Waltz & Strictly Strudel! Sunday 8 May, 3pm Strauss Waltzes Monday 9 May, 12.45pm Diversions Monday 9 May, 6.45pm Pre-Concert Talk Monday 9 May, 7.45pm The American Tuesday 10 May, 12.45pm Serenade Tuesday 10 May, 6.45pm Pre-Concert Talk

Tuesday 10 May, 7.45pm Contrasts Tuesday 10 May, after the concert A Little Night Music Wednesday 11 May, 12.45pm Duos & Dumky Wednesday 11 May, 7.45pm To the Distant Beloved Wednesday 11 May, after the concert Post-Concert chat Thursday 12 May, 12.45pm Within the Walls of Terezín Thursday 12 May, 6pm Brundibár Screening Thursday 12 May, 6.45pm Pre-Concert Talk Thursday 12 May, 7.45pm Music Was Life Friday 13 May, 12.45pm Trios Friday 13 May, 7pm From my Life Friday 13 May, 9.15pm Moishe’s Bagel Saturday 14 May, 10.30am Music Box Saturday 14 May, 12.45pm Emotional Entanglements Saturday 14 May, 7.45pm Festival Finale

Intimate Letters: Austrian, Hungarian and Bohemian music 1804-1945  

Taking a theme of the Austrian and Austro-Hungarian Empires, Ensemble 360 has devised a series of concerts that embraces music from the heig...