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May Festival 2014


Festival of World Class Chamber Music

Love+ Love+

Presented in association with Sheffield Theatres, the home of Music in the Round | Box Office: 0114 249 6000

Ensemble 360

Resident in South Yorkshire with Music in the Round, Ensemble 360 brings together eleven world-class musicians to form one versatile group of five string players, five wind players and a pianist. They are: Claudia Ajmone-Marsan VIOLIN / Naomi Atherton HORN / Juliette Bausor FLUTE / Laurène Durantel DOUBLE BASS / Amy Harman BASSOON / Matthew Hunt CLARINET / Tim Horton PIANO / Benjamin Nabarro VIOLIN / Gemma Rosefield CELLO / Adrian Wilson OBOE We’re delighted that violist Krzysztof Chorzelski from the Belcea Quartet will be joining us for this festival.

Love+ Welcome!

In this May Festival we are directing the spotlight onto one of the most enduring and profound of subjects, human emotion. Our Festival programme explores two extremes – love and death – that have often inspired composers to produce their most impassioned work. In the year that marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, we reflect on how composers have responded not only to the horrors of war but also to personal loss with music of enormous emotional intensity. And at the opposite end of the spectrum, we will be able to enjoy the ecstatic outpourings of composers in love. There is not always a happy ending to their stories, but we can be grateful for the music they produced during their states of bliss!


The brilliant musicians of Ensemble 360 once again take the lead in programmes featuring dramatic and heart-rending pieces by Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Strauss, Shostakovich, Messiaen, MacMillan and many others. We welcome distinguished guests including Matthew Brook, Anna Markland-Crookes, Fretwork and Moishe’s Bagel, who will provide their own exhilarating perspective on our emotional journey. And we are delighted to bring the worlds of literature and music together with contributions from Charlie Piper, our Associate Composer, and actors Penelope Wilton and Malcolm Sinclair.

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“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” Victor Hugo



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“But in my torment I was crowned, And music dawned above despair”

Love and War

Ensemble 360 with Malcolm Sinclair NARRATOR Friday 9 May, 7.15pm

Siegfried Sassoon, ‘Secret Music’

  PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No.7 in B flat Op.83 CHARLIE PIPER New Work for septet and narrator BRAHMS String Sextet in G No.2 Op.36   Powerful images of love and war frame this exciting programme of piano and chamber music. Prokofiev’s Seventh Piano Sonata was completed in 1942 and the composer himself described it as depicting “the threatening atmosphere of a world that has lost its balance”. Brahms’s Sextet in G was written at a time when he was infatuated with Agathe von Siebold, to whom he had briefly been engaged: Agathe is woven into the very fabric of the music –her name (A-G-A-[T]-H-E) forming one of the most important themes in this radiant work. Following on from two well-received new pieces by Charlie Piper, our Associate Composer’s new work for Ensemble 360 and narrator explores different facets of contemporary conflict. Tickets*: £16.50 / £11 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Under 18s & Students

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Pre-concert Talk, 6.15pm Talk Writer and broadcaster Roderick Swanston sets the scene for some of the outstanding music that will be heard during the festival and on this opening night.

the End of Time

Poetic Inspiration

  MESSIAEN Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps   Inspired by the visionary language of the Apocalypse, the Quartet for the End of Time is imbued with the religious faith that sustained Olivier Messiaen under the most arduous circumstances. Messiaen was a prisoner of war at a camp in Silesia during the winter of 1940–41, as were three other French musicians who made up his quartet. Manuscript paper was provided by one of the guards, and the camp authorities found a piano for Messiaen. The first performance took place in the camp’s makeshift theatre on a bitterly cold evening in January 1941, to an audience of fellow-prisoners.

  BARBER Adagio for Strings Op.11 SCHOENBERG Ein Stelldichein for quintet SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht Op.4 for string sextet   Music of supreme beauty and emotional power make up this hour of highly charged music. Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht – Transfigured Night – was based on Richard Dehmel’s poem, which tells of a pregnant woman and her lover. She speaks to him of her guilt (the child is not his), but he enfolds her in warmth and love as they walk together through the ‘high, bright night’. But there was a more personal inspiration: Schoenberg was passionately in love with Mathilde von Zemlinsky (they married in 1901) and this work is a ravishing love song to her. Ein Stelldichein (A Tryst) was also inspired by Dehmel’s poetry.

Ensemble 360 Friday 9 May, 9.45pm

Approx. 55 minutes duration with no interval. Tickets*: £11 / £7.50 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Under 18s & Students The concerts on Friday 9 May, are generously supported by Maurice and Sheila Milllward

Ensemble 360 Saturday 10 May, 12.45pm

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The Grave of Winter

Saturday 10 May, 6.15pm As a preface to the evening’s concert, Penelope Wilton and Malcolm Sinclair present a dialogue of poetry and prose by Edward Thomas and Helen Thomas that throws into stark relief the intensity of love and the bitter agony of separation and death in the years of the First World War. Edward and Helen’s marriage was often turbulent, but the lyricism of his peacetime and wartime poetry and the direct power of her memoirs form a devastating commentary on the brutal impact of war on those who went to fight and those who remained behind. Approximately 45 minutes duration.

Fond Farewells Ensemble 360 Saturday 10 May, 7.15pm

  RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin for piano and winds (arr. Walter) STRAUSS Metamorphosen for septet BRAHMS Piano Quartet in C minor Op.60   It is a profound sense of loss that lies at the heart of this programme of beautiful and tender music. Ravel dedicated his Tombeau de Couperin to friends who had lost their lives in the First World War. Strauss’s Metamorphosen is a deeply-felt elegy – a memorial to the ravages of war and particularly to the city of Munich. At the end of this vast lament for strings Strauss introduces the Funeral March theme from Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony over the words ‘In Memoriam!’. Brahms’s C minor Piano Quartet is full of allusions to his friends, Robert and Clara Schumann, with a radiant slow movement at its heart. Phrases that plaintively seem to utter the name ‘Clara’ may be an especially telling statement of Brahms’s complex relationship with the Schumanns.

The flowers left thick at nightfall in the wood This Eastertide call into mind the men, Now far from home, who, with their sweethearts, should Have gathered them and will do never again In Memoriam by Edward Thomas (Easter 1915)

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One Equal Music

Ensemble 360 & Bring and Sing Choir with Angus Smith Sunday 11 May, 6.30pm Sheffield Cathedral


  BIBER Passacaglia from the Rosary Sonatas for solo violin HAYDN Hodie mecum eris in Paradiso from Seven Last Words from the Cross for string quartet PÄRT An den Wassern zu Babel for choir and string quartet HAYDN Deus meus, Deus meus, utquid dereliquisti me? from Seven Last Words from the Cross for string quartet JAMES MACMILLAN Lux aeterna for choir HAYDN In manus tuas, Domine from Seven Last Words from the Cross for string quartet GÓRECKI Totus Tuus for choir With plainchant from the Requiem Mass   This sequence of transcendent sacred music forms a bridge across the centuries, linking serene medieval plainsong with profound modern works. Haydn’s moving meditations on the words of Christ, written for a solemn Lent service, were intended to be interspersed with sermons, which here are replaced by complementary works: Biber’s ecstatic Passacaglia of the 1670s; Górecki’s Totus Tuus, written for Pope John Paul II’s emotional pilgrimage to Poland in 1987; Pärt’s lament for wordless voices and instruments; and James MacMillan’s glorious Lux aeterna.   Approx. 70 minutes duration with no interval.   Singers: be part of this special occasion! Tickets*: £11 / £7.50 Disabled & Unemployed / Groups and individuals are warmly invited to perform in £5 Under 18s & Students this moving programme. Eminent singer Angus Smith (The In partnership with Sheffield Cathedral Orlando Consort) will lead a workshop on Sunday 27 April and an ‘on the day’ rehearsal (1 - 3.30pm on both Sundays, held in the Cathedral). A fee of £10 includes the workshop, rehearsal, the concert and the music (which you can collect This concert is generously supported by a Friend of Music in the Round in advance and keep afterwards). To sign up and for more information contact Fraser on 0114 281 4660 or Tickets for One Equal Music can be purchased through Sheffield Cathedral or Sheffield Theatres Box Office (see pages 25 and 26). For Cathedral bookings made at Sheffield Theatres Box Office, a transaction fee of 10% will apply (instead of £1.50).

Captives and Captivated Ensemble 360 Monday 12 May, 12.45pm

  SCHULHOFF Concertino for flute, viola and double bass HAAS Oboe Suite JANÁČEK String Quartet No.1 Kreutzer Sonata   Underlying this programme of music by three wonderful Czech composers is the poignancy of the cruel fate that befell two of them. When Janáček composed his String Quartet No.1, he wrote to his muse Kamila Stösslová that he imagined ‘a poor woman, tormented and run down, just like the one the Russian writer Tolstoy describes in his Kreutzer Sonata’. The blazing passion of this music also suggests a personal inspiration close to Janáček’s heart – his passionate love for Kamila. Pavel Haas was Janáček’s most gifted pupil and his Oboe Suite was written in 1939, two years before Haas’s deportation to Terezin Concentration Camp and his subsequent death in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. The startlingly original Erwin Schulhoff – who died of tuberculosis in Wülzburg camp – wrote his Concertino in 1925, drawing on the energetic rhythms of Czech folk dances. Tickets*: £11 / £7.50 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Under 18s & Students Hear music from this concert at *A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excluding cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings)


Bring and Play

In Memoriam

  SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No.8 in C Op.110   Written in Dresden in July 1960, this is the most popular of all Shostakovich’s quartets and is, according to the score, dedicated “to the victims of fascism and war”. It opens with Shostakovich’s slow and melancholy musical theme which features throughout the work alongside quotes from his other pieces including his Cello Concerto No.1, Piano Trio No.2 and his opera, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District.   To join in Bring and Play is open to 11 to 21 year olds who play the violin, viola or cello at approximately Grade 5+ standard. It is free to take part and there will be a rehearsal on Sunday 4 May, 1 – 5pm. To book, or for more information, contact Fraser on or 0114 281 4660.   To watch Concert Tickets: £3  

  POULENC Élégie for horn and piano MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in F minor Op.80 TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Trio in A minor Op.50 In memory of a great artist   These three heartfelt works were all written in memory of fellow musicians. Poulenc was in Britain when he heard the news of Dennis Brain’s death in a car crash, and the poignant Élégie was his touching tribute to the great horn player. Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op.80 was originally called ‘Requiem for Fanny’, composed as a memorial to his beloved sister. It also turned out to be Mendelssohn’s last major work as he, too, died a few weeks after finishing it. Tchaikovsky wrote his Piano Trio in 1881 during a visit to Italy, and he dedicated it to his great mentor Nikolai Rubinstein. It is a brooding and a nobly elegiac memorial.

Directed by Martin Cropper Monday 12 May, 6.15pm

Funded by Mayfield Valley Arts Trust


Ensemble 360 Monday 12 May, 7.15pm

“Music is well said to be the speech of angels…. It brings us near to the infinite” Thomas Carlyle

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World War I

Ensemble 360 Tuesday 13 May, 12.45pm

  DEBUSSY Cello Sonata in D minor RAVEL La Valse for piano CAPLET Quintet for piano and winds   With so many men dying on the battlefields of France, the emotional impact on French composers directly and indirectly involved in the First World War was profound. André Caplet was gassed during the War which eventually caused his death in 1925, although his Quintet for piano and wind was written in 1898 while he was still a student. Caplet’s friend Debussy was deeply affected by the impact of the war and wrote the Cello Sonata in the months after the Ypres offensive in 1915 – as a necessary escape into what he called ‘classical form, in the good sense of the word’. Ravel’s La Valse was written in 1919–20. Though he denied that it was influenced by the war, it is impossible to imagine a darker tribute to the Viennese waltz.   Tickets*: £11 / £7.50 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Under 18s & Students  


Fretwork Tuesday 13 May, 7.15pm


Post-concert Q&A with musicians from Fretwork and Angus Smith *A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excluding cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings)

John Dryden

  VIOLS Asako Morikawa Liam Byrne Reiko Ichise Richard Tunnicliffe Richard Boothby   The years of the English Civil War and the ensuing Commonwealth and Protectorate (1642-1660) are often regarded as a barren time for music in England, yet this turbulent period was fertile ground for some eccentric and innovative composers. Contrary to popular belief, Oliver Cromwell, ‘God’s Englishman’, was fond of music and kept a remarkably lively musical establishment. The internationally renowned viol consort, Fretwork, illustrates these distracted times with music from before, during and after the conflict, including works by Tomkins, Locke and one of Purcell’s tutors, Hingston.   TalkTickets*: Talk £16.50 / £11 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Under 18s & Students

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“What passion cannot music raise and quell? ”

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A Meeting of Minds

Love Triangle

  COPLAND Vitebsk for piano trio BERNSTEIN Clarinet Sonata SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No.2 in A Op.68   World tension was at a peak in March 1949 when the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York was the venue for a remarkable meeting of literary and artistic figures, including Aaron Copland and Dmitri Shostakovich, held to demand peace at any price with Stalin. In the background lurked the CIA’s covertly orchestrated campaign to use music and musicians as propaganda weapons in a new kind of war – the Cold War. Also in New York at the time, though not at the conference, was another composer renowned for his outspoken anti-war views – Leonard Bernstein.

  CLARA SCHUMANN Three Romances for violin and piano Op.22 SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E flat Op.44 BRAHMS Serenade in D Op.11 for chamber ensemble   Speculation about emotional entanglements always arise when the story is told of the relationship between Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Robert Schumann wrote his impassioned and gloriously melodic Piano Quintet in 1842, dedicating it to his wife Clara, whose own Three Romances were composed in 1853 at a time when Robert’s mental health had started to deteriorate. Clara dedicated them to the famous violinist Joseph Joachim and they often performed them in concerts. Brahms met the Schumanns in 1853 (thanks to a letter of introduction from Joachim), and he became extremely fond of both of them, growing especially close to Clara during Robert’s last illness and remaining lifelong friends after his death. Brahms’s grand Serenade was originally written for a chamber ensemble before being recast for orchestra.

Ensemble 360 Wednesday 14 May, 12.45pm

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Copland’s Vitebsk is an early work, a piano trio that depicts the harshness of life in a Jewish village, drawing on quarter-tones as well as folk material, with results that are often stark and austere. Bernstein’s Clarinet Sonata is his first important work. It was written in 1941 during a holiday in Florida, and it combines a gentle pastoral style in the first movement with an exciting second movement inspired by the Cuban music that he heard on the radio during his stay in Florida. Shostakovich wrote this string quartet in 1944 at a time when the Soviet victory over the Nazis had seemed certain. It uses folk-like melodies and rhythms that suggest klezmer.   Tickets*: £11 / £7.50 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Under 18s & Students   *A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excluding cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings)

Ensemble 360 Wednesday 14 May, 7.15pm

“Music is the shorthand of emotion” Leo Tolstoy

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This concert will be broadcast by BBC Radio 3


Peace, War and the Devil

At the Front

Matthew Brook BARITONE, Anna Markland-Crookes PIANO and Ensemble 360 Thursday 15 May, 7.15pm

Ensemble 360 Thursday 15 May, 12.45pm

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  BRIDGE Phantasy Piano Quartet in F sharp minor PROKOFIEV Flute Sonata in D Op.94 STRAVINSKY The Soldier’s Tale Suite for clarinet, violin and piano   Three very individual pieces provide contrasting perspectives on the Festival theme of War. Benjamin Britten’s teacher, Frank Bridge, shared his pupil’s ‘gentle pacifism’. His eloquent Phantasy was completed in 1911, shortly before the storm clouds of war gathered in Europe. In 1941, Prokofiev told a journalist that he wanted to find ‘greater simplicity and more melody. Of course I have used dissonance in my time, but there has been too much dissonance’. The Flute Sonata, written in 1942–3, has a melodic richness and ebullience that are all the more remarkable given that it was composed during World War II. Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale was finished in 1918 at the Swiss town of Morges (on the shore of Lake Geneva, in neutral Switzerland) and the Suite was arranged the following year.   Tickets*: £11 / £7.50 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Under 18s & Students   *A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excluding cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings)

This concert will be broadcast by BBC Radio 3

  SCHUMANN Dichterliebe for baritone and piano SCHUMANN Romances Op.96 for oboe and piano BARBER Dover Beach Op.3 for baritone and string quartet BUTTERWORTH A selection of songs including from A Shropshire Lad GURNEY A selection of songs including In Flanders   The powerful emotional impact generated by the combination of written word and music comes to the fore in this concert. Masterful settings of the poems of Heine, Matthew Arnold, A.E.Housman and Masefield contrast the joy of love with the pain of separation and despair. It is the journey between these extremes that shapes Schumann’s Dichterliebe (The Poet’s Love), composed in 1840, his ‘year of song’. George Butterworth’s settings of Housman’s A Shropshire Lad date from 1911-12 – poignant songs by a composer who died at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, just as he was emerging as an original new voice in English music. Ivor Gurney composed By A Bierside and In Flanders whilst at the front in 1917. He was wounded in action and his mental health was shattered by the war.   Tickets*: £16.50 / £11 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Under 18s & Students

Talk Talk

Pre-concert talk, 6.15pm Talk was an outstanding composer and poet. Professor Tim Kendall Ivor Gurney Talk assesses his achievements with reference to other First World War poets.


Post concert Q&A Q&A Q&A with Matthew Brook, Tim Kendall and Angus Smith

This concert is generously supported by James and Angela Kellie

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“Think well, O singer, Soon comes night” Ivor Gurney, ‘The Songs I Had’


Death and the Maiden

Ensemble 360 Friday 16 May, 12.45pm

  SCHUBERT String Quartet in D minor D.810 Death and the Maiden   A remarkable pillar of the chamber music repertoire, this is a work of bleak vision and unremitting foreboding. Schubert wrote it in 1824 after a period of sickness and with the realisation that he would never fully recover. It was not played in public during his lifetime but ten years after his death, Schumann wrote that: “only the excellence of such a work as Schubert’s D minor Quartet ... can console us for the early and grievous death of this first-born of Beethoven; in a few years he achieved and perfected things as no one before him.” Tickets*: £11 / £7.50 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Under 18s & Students


malcolm sinclair

Anton Chekhov’s darkly humourous tale of Yakov Ivanov, a cantankerous coffin-maker and violinist, launches our evening of music inspired by Eastern European folk and klezmer traditions.

ensemble 360

Friday 16 May 6.15pm, 7.15pm and 9.15pm

Each element of the evening casts its own spotlight on this uninhibited and exuberant literary and musical repertoire. We invite you to share our journey leading from Chekhov’s wicked turns of phrase read by Malcolm Sinclair, through Shostakovich and Prokofiev’s idiosyncratic representations of folk and Jewish idioms with Ensemble 360, to our final destination - the audacious and infectious brilliance of Moishe’s Bagel.

Friday 16 May, 6.15pm

  Rothschild’s Violin; pre-concert reading Approximately 20 minutes.

Friday 16 May, 7.15pm

  PROKOFIEV Overture on Hebrew Themes Op.34 for clarinet, string quartet and piano BRUCH Kol Nidrei: Adagio on Hebrew Melodies for cello and piano Op.47 SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No.2 in E minor Op.67 GOLIJOV Lullaby and Doina for flute, clarinet, string quartet and double bass   This concert reveals the profound influence of Jewish music on three non-Jewish composers: Bruch, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. While Bruch’s cello piece is based on the traditional Kol Nidrei chant, the origins of Prokofiev’s tunes are less certain. Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No.2 was written in 1944, when he also finished Rothschild’s Violin, an opera started by his pupil Venyamin Fleishman, killed in battle in 1941. The exuberant Argentinian composer Golijov is from a Jewish family and his Lullaby and Doina is based on an old Yiddish song.   Approx. 70 minutes duration with no interval. Tickets*: £11 / £7.50 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Under 18s & Students

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Moishe’s Bagel Friday 16 May, 9.15pm

  Greg Lawson VIOLIN Pete Garnett ACCORDION Mario Caribe DOUBLE BASS Guy Nicolson PERCUSSION Phil Alexander PIANO   The synagogue music that Bruch and Prokofiev placed on the concert stage also travelled in another direction. Jewish musicians of the 18th and 19th centuries took these same cantorial melodies, fused them with Slavic, Roma and Ottoman influences, and created the melting-pot sound of klezmer; the music of Jewish weddings and celebrations. Moishe’s Bagel offer their own mighty take on this traditional repertoire, as well as stunning original material which, like the klezmer musicians of yore, brings in plenty of their own wide-ranging musical personalities. Approx. 70 minutes duration with no interval. Tickets*: £11 / £7.50 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Under 18s & Students

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The Lion Who Wanted to Love

Ensemble 360 and Polly Ives NARRATOR Saturday 17 May, 11.30am

  Meet Leo the Lion. Lions are usually fierce and strong but Leo doesn’t fit in; he just wants to love everybody and play with his friends all day long.   This is a truly uplifting concert combining music and storytelling. Composed by Music in the Round’s Children’s Composer in Residence Paul Rissmann, the story, performed by all eleven members of Ensemble 360, includes lots of audience participation including ‘Leo, Little Lion don’t be scared ’, ‘Run Leo Run!’ and projected images from the book. There will also be companion pieces including music by Saint-Säens, Beethoven and Gilkyson.   This musical story is based on the book by award-winning author Giles Andreae, illustrated by David Wojtowycz and published by Orchard Books.   Ideal for age 3+   Approx. 1 hour in duration with no interval.   Tickets*: £8 adults / £5 children Book early to avoid disappointment!

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Concert for Cosima Ensemble 360 Saturday 17 May, 7.15pm

  WAGNER Siegfried Idyll for chamber ensemble WAGNER Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin for chamber ensemble LIZST Orpheus for piano trio (arr. Saint-Saëns) BEETHOVEN Septet in E flat Op.20   For our Festival Finale Ensemble 360 presents a programme that basks in the warm glow of new life and love. Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll was first played on Christmas Day 1869 on the stairs outside his wife Cosima’s bedroom: she awoke to the sounds of the new piece, written in her honour and of her son Siegfried who was born just a few months earlier. That same day the musicians also performed Beethoven’s Septet – a work Wagner greatly liked, enjoying particularly its unusual instrumentation. Cosima was Franz Liszt’s daughter, and Wagner particularly admired Liszt’s Orpheus. With Liszt’s approval, it was arranged for piano trio by SaintSaëns who described the music as ‘woven of sunbeams and starlight’. Tickets*: £16.50 / £11 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Under 18s & Students This concert is generously supported by Kate Dugdale *A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excluding cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings)


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Your Recommendations

If you’re interested in attending one of our concerts but are unsure which one to choose, then help is at hand. We’ve asked our Friends which pieces they are most looking forward to hearing. Saturday 10 May, 12.45pm SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht Op.4 for string sextet

“Verklärte Nacht is just one of my very favourite pieces of music, full of melodies and emotions.” Sunday 11 May, 6.30pm BIBER Passacaglia from the Rosary Sonatas for solo violin

“Strongly recommended to those, like me, who love Bach’s music for solo violin.”

Monday 12 May, 7.15pm MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in F minor Op.80

“One of the 19th century’s most passionate quartets.” Friday 16 May, 7.15pm GOLIJOV Lullaby and Doina for flute, clarinet, string quartet and double bass

“Beautiful and serene with amazing Jewish tones.”

You can listen to these and other pieces featured in our concert programmes via Spotify. It’s free to use and although it’s no substitute to hearing the music live, it could help you decide which concerts you’d most like to try first. Visit the concert event page at


venue & Booking information Crucible Studio Theatre 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA

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. Talks and Q&As: All pre-concert talks are free to concert ticket holders but please request a separate ticket for talks at the box office. A separate ticket is not required for post-concert Q&As. Drinks: You may take drinks purchased from the Crucible bars into our concerts in plastic glasses which can be provided by Sheffield Theatres staff. 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 Charles Street, which offers discounted parking for theatre-goers. Please ask a member of the Sheffield Theatres team for a voucher to get your first hour free. Public Transport: The nearest bus stops are on Arundel Gate (50m) and High Street (300m). There are two Supertram stops in close proximity to the theatres: Castle Square and Cathedral (400m). Latecomers: The auditorium will open 30 minutes before the advertised start time (15 minutes for pre-concert talks). Please note that latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.

Booking Your Tickets 0114 249 6000 | In person at Sheffield Theatres box office Opening Hours Monday – Saturday, 10am – 8pm On non-performance days the box office closes at 6pm. Booking Dates Booking for Friends opens on Saturday 25 January. During this period please use the Friends booking form. Tickets at this time are limited to two per Friend per event / four per event for Joint Friends. General booking opens on Saturday 1 February (10am). For more information on Friends of Music in the Round visit the Support Us section of our website. 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. Re-Sales If the event is sold out Sheffield Theatres will endeavour to re-sell your tickets on your behalf at a charge of £1 per ticket.

“Nobody can write as wrenchingly as Friel about the ache of the soul and its yearning for ecstasy” TIMES

Sheffield Cathedral Church Street, Sheffield, S1 1HA


Seating Areas: Please note that seating is unreserved, however there may be some restricted views due to pillars. Access: Sheffield Cathedral is wheelchair accessible through the level entrance on the south side of the building. If you require a wheelchair space please notify the box office at time of booking. Parking: NCP car parks are located at either end of Campo Lane and there is metered on-street parking nearby. Disabled parking is available on Campo Lane to blue badge holders. Public Transport: Sheffield Cathedral tram stop (at which all trams stop) is situated in front of the Cathedral and just a few minutes’ walk from most major bus services. Sheffield train station is just a ten-minute walk or a fiveminute tram ride away (blue route to Malin Bridge from train station).

Booking Your Tickets

Tickets for One Equal Music are available via the Sheffield Cathedral website and from the Cathedral Reception (Monday – Friday) cash only. Telephone booking unavailable. Tickets for One Equal Music can also be purchased at Sheffield Theatres Box Office. For Cathedral bookings made at Sheffield Theatres Box Office, a transaction fee of 10% will apply (instead of £1.50).

Thu 6 February - Sat 8 March Sheffield Theatres is proud to present three plays by Brian Friel: Afterplay, Translations and Wonderful Tennessee. Taking place in each of our auditoria alongside a programme of complementary events, this season offers the opportunity to experience the breadth of one writer’s work.

Box Office 0114 249 6000

Talk9 May, 7.15pm Fri Fri Q&A9 May, 9.45pm Sat 10 May, 12.45pm Sat 10 May, 6.15pm Sat 10 May, 7.15pm Sun 11 May, 6.30pm Mon 12 May, 12.45pm Mon 12 May, 6.15pm Mon 12 May, 7.15pm Talk Tues Talk 13 May, 12.45pm Q&A Tues Q&A 13 May, 7.15pm Wed 14 May, 12.45pm Wed 14 May, 7.15pm Talk Thurs Talk 15 May, 12.45pm TalkThurs Q&A Q&A 15 May, 7.15pm Q&AFri 16 May, 12.45pm Fri 16 May, 6.15pm Fri 16 May, 7.15pm Fri 16 May, 9.15pm Sat 17 May, 11.30am Sat 17 May, 7.15pm Talk


Talk Q&A


Music in the Round, winner of the RPS Music Award for Chamber Music and Song

Love and War The End of Time Poetic Inspiration Penelope Wilton and Malcolm Sinclair Fond Farewells One Equal Music Captives and Captivated Bring and Play In Memoriam World War I Fretwork: Interregnum A Meeting of Minds Love Triangle Peace, War and the Devil At the Front Death and the Maiden Malcolm Sinclair Rothschild’s Violin Moishe’s Bagel The Lion Who Wanted to Love Concert for Cosima

“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before” Leonard Bernstein, following the assassination of President John F Kennedy

All performances take place in the Crucible Studio Theatre, except for One Equal Music at Sheffield Cathedral.

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 The Lindsay Foundation The Andrew McEwan Fund With additional funding from a legacy payment by Miss D R Kurzman, awarded by Arts Council England Sponsors: Hawsons Chartered Accountants Lifelong Patrons: John Cowling | Kate Dugdale James & Angela Kellie David Megginson & Vivien Whitaker | Maurice & Sheila Millward | Alan & Ellen Reid

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