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GET CLOSER TO THE MUSIC WITH SHEFFIELD’S ANNUAL NINE-DAY CELEBRATION OF LIVE CHAMBER MUSIC Concerts are presented in the unique setting of Sheffield’s Crucible Studio, where the audience surrounds the performers on all sides. Intimate yet relaxed, it’s a space where your seat is close to the musicians so you can feel their energy, sense their excitement and hear their every note. We have a range of events on offer alongside a traditional classical programme, led by our world-class resident musicians Ensemble 360. Choral, folk and world music all feature, as well as comedy, poetry, family shows, informal concerts and an internationally renowned turntablist.

MAKE FRIENDS WITH MUSIC IN THE ROUND

You don’t need to know anything about music to enjoy our concerts, and there’s no dress code. We just have an open invitation for everyone, of all ages and all musical tastes, to come and join us.

We invite you to become part of our most loyal group of supporters who share a mutual love of music and a passion for the work of Music in the Round. Our Friends share in our achievements and help us make a real difference to the musical life of Sheffield. For just £60 per year, we offer our Friends opportunities to gain an insight into our work and meet our amazing musicians, with benefits including:                  - priority booking for concerts in Sheffield               - 3 Friends' newsletters per year               - invitations to special events and open rehearsals               - 10% discount in Sheffield Theatres bars and cafés  For more information: www.musicintheround.co.uk  info@musicintheround.co.uk 0114 281 4660

10 – 18 MAY 2019 TICKETS FROM £5

NEW TO MUSIC IN THE ROUND? musicintheround.co.uk 

If you have never come to one of our events before, then our first-time deal offers you your first pair of tickets for just £5* each (see page 31 for details).


GET CLOSER TO THE MUSIC WITH SHEFFIELD’S ANNUAL NINE-DAY CELEBRATION OF LIVE CHAMBER MUSIC Concerts are presented in the unique setting of Sheffield’s Crucible Studio, where the audience surrounds the performers on all sides. Intimate yet relaxed, it’s a space where your seat is close to the musicians so you can feel their energy, sense their excitement and hear their every note. We have a range of events on offer alongside a traditional classical programme, led by our world-class resident musicians Ensemble 360. Choral, folk and world music all feature, as well as comedy, poetry, family shows, informal concerts and an internationally renowned turntablist.

MAKE FRIENDS WITH MUSIC IN THE ROUND

You don’t need to know anything about music to enjoy our concerts, and there’s no dress code. We just have an open invitation for everyone, of all ages and all musical tastes, to come and join us.

We invite you to become part of our most loyal group of supporters who share a mutual love of music and a passion for the work of Music in the Round. Our Friends share in our achievements and help us make a real difference to the musical life of Sheffield. For just £60 per year, we offer our Friends opportunities to gain an insight into our work and meet our amazing musicians, with benefits including:                  - priority booking for concerts in Sheffield               - 3 Friends' newsletters per year               - invitations to special events and open rehearsals               - 10% discount in Sheffield Theatres bars and cafés  For more information: www.musicintheround.co.uk  info@musicintheround.co.uk 0114 281 4660

10 – 18 MAY 2019 TICKETS FROM £5

NEW TO MUSIC IN THE ROUND? musicintheround.co.uk 

If you have never come to one of our events before, then our first-time deal offers you your first pair of tickets for just £5* each (see page 31 for details).


FAMILY CONCERT

BOOK AT MUSICINTHEROUND.CO.UK OR CALL 0114 249 6000 All events take place in the Crucible Studio Theatre unless otherwise specified.

AT A GLANCE Friday 10 May Rhapsody ENSEMBLE 360 7.00 – 8.35pm

p3

HOWELLS Rhapsodic Quintet for clarinet and string quartet BRAHMS Clarinet Trio Op.114 SCHUMANN Märchenerzählungen Op.132 for clarinet, viola and piano HAYDN String Quartet Op.20 No.2 Studio Lates: The End of Time ENSEMBLE 360 9.15 – 10.10pm

p4

JANÁČEK String Quartet No.1 Kreutzer Sonata ELGAR Romance Op.62 for bassoon and string quartet ADÈS Court Studies from The Tempest for clarinet, violin, cello and piano ELGAR Piano Quintet in A minor Op.84 Studio Lates: Music Manipulation SHIVA FESHAREKI Turntablist 9.15 – 10.15pm

The Story of Noor Inayat Khan 1.30 – 2.30pm Live Room, Yellow Arch Studios

Saturday 11 May

All Classical Music Explained RAINER HERSCH 4.00 – 5.30pm Crucible Theatre

p7

p5

p6

p8

p9

KAMALBIR SINGH Indian Classical Violin p10 with JOHN BALL Tabla & introduced by CHARLES RITCHIE (Talking Gigs) 3.00 – 3.45pm Live Room, Yellow Arch Studios ENSEMBLE 360 & BRIDGE QUARTET p10 4.15 – 5.15pm Live Room, Yellow Arch Studios BRITTEN Three Divertimenti MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in E flat Op.12 ANNA MEREDITH Songs for the M8

Chamber Folk Strings Day with SAM SWEENEY & MIRANDA RUTTER 10.00am – 4.00pm White Room, Yellow Arch Studios

p11

Monday 13 May Meet the Musicians ADRIAN WILSON Oboe with ENSEMBLE 360 2.30 – 3.35pm

p12

MUSGRAVE Niobe for oboe and pre-recorded tape BRITTEN Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Op.49 (with film option) BAX Oboe Quintet The Lady and the Dragon HUGH LUPTON storyteller ENSEMBLE 360 5.45 – 6.45pm

Sunday 12 May

MESSIAEN Quatuor pour la fin ​du ​temps

Family Concert: Giddy Goat POLLY IVES Narrator ENSEMBLE 360 11.00 – 11.50am Crucible Theatre

Out of the Shadows ENSEMBLE 360 7.00 – 8.35pm

DAYTIME CONCERT

p13

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Six studies in English Folksong FINZI Interlude for oboe and string quartet Op.21 BARTÓK Duos for two violins (selection) MARTINŮ Variations on a Slovakian Theme for cello and piano LEVERET HUGH LUPTON Storyteller 8.00 – 9.10pm

p14

Tuesday 14 May Meet the Musicians JULIETTE BAUSOR Flute with ENSEMBLE 360 12.45 – 1.50pm

p15

POULENC Flute Sonata VILLA-LOBOS The Jet Whistle for flute and cello WEBER Trio for flute, cello and piano Op.63

EVENING CONCERT

STUDIO LATES

The Blackbird ENSEMBLE 360 7.15 – 9.30pm

p16

MOZART Oboe Quartet in F K.370 POULENC Élégie for horn and piano ‘in memory of Dennis Brain’ MESSIAEN Le Merle noir for flute and piano BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34 CARMEN HO New Work for String Quartet WORLD PREMIERE

Wednesday 15 May Meet the Musicians NAOMI ATHERTON Horn with ENSEMBLE 360 11.30am – 12.30pm

p17

PUNTO Quartet Op.18 No.2 for horn, violin, viola and cello HAYDN String Quartet in D minor Op.103 BEETHOVEN Horn Sonata Op.17 KIRCHNER Lamento d’Orfeo for horn and piano

OUTSTANDING: THREE QUARTETS

FREE POP-UP BARTÓK

The Audience ENSEMBLE 360 with HENRY GOODMAN actor in conversation with PAUL ALLEN 5.00 – 5.50pm

Sunday 10 March 12.45pm Firth Hall

Sunday 10 March 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm Winter Garden

ENSEMBLE 360

ENSEMBLE 360

HELEN GRIME String Quartet AMY BEACH Quartet for Strings Op.89 FANNY MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in E flat

BARTÓK 44 Duos

p18

PANUFNIK / COPE The Audience JANÁČEK Pohadka for cello and piano Romances & Quartets ENSEMBLE 360 with HENRY GOODMAN actor 7.15 – 9.30pm

p19

ROBERT SCHUMANN 3 Romances Op.94 for oboe and piano ROBERT SCHUMANN Märchenbilder Op.113 for viola and piano CLARA SCHUMANN 3 Romances Op.22 for violin and piano Poetry reading including T S ELIOT Burnt Norton from The Four Quartets BEETHOVEN String Quartet in A minor Op.132

Ensemble 360 presents outstanding quartets written in three different centuries. Fanny Mendelssohn’s quartet is an emotionally varied work with a notably exuberant and triumphant finale. The single movement quartet by Amy Beach absorbs three Alaskan Inuit tunes to create a beautifully elegiac musical canvas. Helen Grime’s recent quartet “is a triumph of concision [with] impulsive theatricality”. The Scotsman

CLAUDIA AJMONE-MARSAN Violin RUTH GIBSON Viola Bartók refashioned Hungarian folk tunes into a series of 44 miniatures, and Ensemble 360 musicians Claudia and Ruth will play all of them over the course of three pop-up concerts in Sheffield Winter Garden. FREE

Tickets £5 (Under 18s Book free) Also included in the Classical Weekend day and weekend passes 36


FAMILY CONCERT

BOOK AT MUSICINTHEROUND.CO.UK OR CALL 0114 249 6000 All events take place in the Crucible Studio Theatre unless otherwise specified.

AT A GLANCE Friday 10 May Rhapsody ENSEMBLE 360 7.00 – 8.35pm

p3

HOWELLS Rhapsodic Quintet for clarinet and string quartet BRAHMS Clarinet Trio Op.114 SCHUMANN Märchenerzählungen Op.132 for clarinet, viola and piano HAYDN String Quartet Op.20 No.2 Studio Lates: The End of Time ENSEMBLE 360 9.15 – 10.10pm

p4

JANÁČEK String Quartet No.1 Kreutzer Sonata ELGAR Romance Op.62 for bassoon and string quartet ADÈS Court Studies from The Tempest for clarinet, violin, cello and piano ELGAR Piano Quintet in A minor Op.84 Studio Lates: Music Manipulation SHIVA FESHAREKI Turntablist 9.15 – 10.15pm

The Story of Noor Inayat Khan 1.30 – 2.30pm Live Room, Yellow Arch Studios

Saturday 11 May

All Classical Music Explained RAINER HERSCH 4.00 – 5.30pm Crucible Theatre

p7

p5

p6

p8

p9

KAMALBIR SINGH Indian Classical Violin p10 with JOHN BALL Tabla & introduced by CHARLES RITCHIE (Talking Gigs) 3.00 – 3.45pm Live Room, Yellow Arch Studios ENSEMBLE 360 & BRIDGE QUARTET p10 4.15 – 5.15pm Live Room, Yellow Arch Studios BRITTEN Three Divertimenti MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in E flat Op.12 ANNA MEREDITH Songs for the M8

Chamber Folk Strings Day with SAM SWEENEY & MIRANDA RUTTER 10.00am – 4.00pm White Room, Yellow Arch Studios

p11

Monday 13 May Meet the Musicians ADRIAN WILSON Oboe with ENSEMBLE 360 2.30 – 3.35pm

p12

MUSGRAVE Niobe for oboe and pre-recorded tape BRITTEN Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Op.49 (with film option) BAX Oboe Quintet The Lady and the Dragon HUGH LUPTON storyteller ENSEMBLE 360 5.45 – 6.45pm

Sunday 12 May

MESSIAEN Quatuor pour la fin ​du ​temps

Family Concert: Giddy Goat POLLY IVES Narrator ENSEMBLE 360 11.00 – 11.50am Crucible Theatre

Out of the Shadows ENSEMBLE 360 7.00 – 8.35pm

DAYTIME CONCERT

p13

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Six studies in English Folksong FINZI Interlude for oboe and string quartet Op.21 BARTÓK Duos for two violins (selection) MARTINŮ Variations on a Slovakian Theme for cello and piano LEVERET HUGH LUPTON Storyteller 8.00 – 9.10pm

p14

Tuesday 14 May Meet the Musicians JULIETTE BAUSOR Flute with ENSEMBLE 360 12.45 – 1.50pm

p15

POULENC Flute Sonata VILLA-LOBOS The Jet Whistle for flute and cello WEBER Trio for flute, cello and piano Op.63

EVENING CONCERT

STUDIO LATES

The Blackbird ENSEMBLE 360 7.15 – 9.30pm

p16

MOZART Oboe Quartet in F K.370 POULENC Élégie for horn and piano ‘in memory of Dennis Brain’ MESSIAEN Le Merle noir for flute and piano BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34 CARMEN HO New Work for String Quartet WORLD PREMIERE

Wednesday 15 May Meet the Musicians NAOMI ATHERTON Horn with ENSEMBLE 360 11.30am – 12.30pm

p17

PUNTO Quartet Op.18 No.2 for horn, violin, viola and cello HAYDN String Quartet in D minor Op.103 BEETHOVEN Horn Sonata Op.17 KIRCHNER Lamento d’Orfeo for horn and piano

OUTSTANDING: THREE QUARTETS

FREE POP-UP BARTÓK

The Audience ENSEMBLE 360 with HENRY GOODMAN actor in conversation with PAUL ALLEN 5.00 – 5.50pm

Sunday 10 March 12.45pm Firth Hall

Sunday 10 March 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm Winter Garden

ENSEMBLE 360

ENSEMBLE 360

HELEN GRIME String Quartet AMY BEACH Quartet for Strings Op.89 FANNY MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in E flat

BARTÓK 44 Duos

p18

PANUFNIK / COPE The Audience JANÁČEK Pohadka for cello and piano Romances & Quartets ENSEMBLE 360 with HENRY GOODMAN actor 7.15 – 9.30pm

p19

ROBERT SCHUMANN 3 Romances Op.94 for oboe and piano ROBERT SCHUMANN Märchenbilder Op.113 for viola and piano CLARA SCHUMANN 3 Romances Op.22 for violin and piano Poetry reading including T S ELIOT Burnt Norton from The Four Quartets BEETHOVEN String Quartet in A minor Op.132

Ensemble 360 presents outstanding quartets written in three different centuries. Fanny Mendelssohn’s quartet is an emotionally varied work with a notably exuberant and triumphant finale. The single movement quartet by Amy Beach absorbs three Alaskan Inuit tunes to create a beautifully elegiac musical canvas. Helen Grime’s recent quartet “is a triumph of concision [with] impulsive theatricality”. The Scotsman

CLAUDIA AJMONE-MARSAN Violin RUTH GIBSON Viola Bartók refashioned Hungarian folk tunes into a series of 44 miniatures, and Ensemble 360 musicians Claudia and Ruth will play all of them over the course of three pop-up concerts in Sheffield Winter Garden. FREE

Tickets £5 (Under 18s Book free) Also included in the Classical Weekend day and weekend passes 36


TEA-TIME CONCERT

RUSH HOUR CONCERT

Thursday 16 May Meet the Musicians AMY HARMAN Bassoon with ENSEMBLE 360 12.45 – 1.45pm

p20

p21

p23

BRAHMS Clarinet Sonata in E flat Op.120 No.2 MOZART Piano Trio in E flat K.498 Kegelstatt for clarinet, viola and piano

Featuring DR NATASHA LOGES Royal College of Music, London PROFESSOR JULIAN HORTON Durham University TOM SERVICE Broadcaster and writer with TIM HORTON Piano

p25

Serenade p26 ENSEMBLE 360 7.15 – 9.25pm BRAHMS Viola Sonata in F minor Op.120 No.1 DVOŘÁK String Quartet in F Op.96 American BRAHMS Serenade No.1 Op.11

Concerteenies with Music in the Round p27 POLLY IVES ENSEMBLE 360 10.15 – 11.00am (Up to 1 year-olds) 11.30 – 12.15pm (1 and 2 year-olds (siblings welcome)) Adelphi Room, Crucible Theatre

Friday 17 May

Round-table: Johannes Brahms 2.15 – 3.45pm

Clara and Agathe ENSEMBLE 360 and guests 5.00 – 5.45pm

Saturday 18 May

BACH-BUSONI Chaconne HOUGH Sonata No.4 Vida Breve CHOPIN Sonata No.2 in B flat minor Op.35 Funeral March BUSONI Sonatina No.6 Carmen Fantasy BUSONI Berceuse Élégiaque LISZT Funérailles LISZT Mephisto Waltz (bagatelle without tonality) LISZT Mephisto Waltz No.1

Meet the Musicians MATTHEW HUNT Clarinet with ENSEMBLE 360 12.45 – 1.45pm

WORKSHOP

BRAHMS Sextet in G Op.36

BRITTEN Phantasy Quartet Op.2 for oboe, violin, viola and cello PANUFNIK Cantator and Amanda for bassoon and string quartet NIELSEN Wind Quintet Op.43 STEPHEN HOUGH Piano 7.15 – 9.15pm

DISCUSSION

p24

Songs and Stories of Albion with FRASER WILSON and friends 11.30am – 12.30pm

p28

Informal Concert: Animal Antics ENSEMBLE 360 MATTHEW BUGG Narrator 4.00 – 5.00pm

p29

Programme includes: RAVEL Mother Goose Suite PARKER Mississippi Five RIDOUT Ferdinand the Bull BERIO Opus Number Zoo

Trout p30 ENSEMBLE 360 7.15 – 9.25pm MOZART Quintet for Piano and Wind in E flat K.452 SIBELIUS En Saga Op.9 for septet SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A D.667 The Trout

Concert Duration Please ​​ be aware that all concert end times are supplied as approximate timings only and may be subject to change. All details are correct at the time of going to press. Music in the Round reserves the right to make alterations to the programme or artists if necessary.


WELCOME Welcome to the Sheffield Chamber Music Festival. It is with the greatest pleasure that we invite you to share in a nine-day festival packed with wonderful music. We provide concerts that are the equal of any chamber music events throughout the world, thanks to the extraordinary talents of our resident and visiting musicians.

This year’s Festival features a wide range of music, from the 1700s to the present day. Ensemble 360 is championing the rich chamber music repertoire of Johannes Brahms and hosting informal ‘Meet the Musician’ concerts, which feature pieces selected by the musicians themselves and personal introductions and insights to bring the music to life. Our roster of guests is assembled from across the musical spectrum including phenomenal turntablist Shiva Feshareki, the wonderful folk trio Leveret with Hugh Lupton, actor Henry Goodman, globally acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough, Indian classical violinist Kamalbir Singh and comedy concert genius Rainer Hersch. Often behind a great work there also lies a remarkable story, maybe about the composer, or the performers, or the circumstances surrounding the creation of the music (for example, Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps). So this year we will be sharing some of these stories, exploring the intriguing human connections that lead to the creation of emotive music. Of course, amongst this there will be brilliant storytelling for children and families too. It’s one of the things we are proud of doing well! Angus Smith Artistic Director

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LET THE MUSIC BEGIN

Meet Ensemble 360, Sheffield’s worldclass chamber group at the heart of our annual classical music programme. These 11 musicians give lively introductions and high-quality, energetic performances in the Crucible’s ‘in-the-round’ Studio Theatre as part of a ‘360-degree experience’ for audiences. The Ensemble 360 musicians are: CLAUDIA AJMONE-MARSAN Violin NAOMI ATHERTON Horn JULIETTE BAUSOR Flute LAURÈNE DURANTEL Double Bass RUTH GIBSON Viola AMY HARMAN Bassoon TIM HORTON Piano MATTHEW HUNT Clarinet BENJAMIN NABARRO Violin GEMMA ROSEFIELD Cello ADRIAN WILSON Oboe

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EVENING CONCERT

RHAPSODY Friday 10 May 7.00 – 8.35pm Crucible Studio Theatre £20 £14 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

ENSEMBLE 360 HOWELLS Rhapsodic Quintet for clarinet and string quartet BRAHMS Clarinet Trio Op.114 SCHUMANN Märchenerzählungen Op.132 for clarinet, viola and piano HAYDN String Quartet Op.20 No.2 Emotions flow in this opening festival concert as Ensemble 360 weaves a story that travels from melancholy to joy. Howells’ lyrical Quintet evokes an English way of life destroyed by the Great War. This paves the way for a rollercoaster ride from Brahms, whose Clarinet Trio conjures stormy scenes combined with serene moments of calm. The mood lightens with Schumann’s playful Fairy Tales, and the concert concludes with a Haydn quartet, packed with trademark eccentricity, wit and an abundance of cello solos! Welcome drinks

All ticket-holders are invited to join us for a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink in the Upper Crucible Foyer after this concert.

Evening generously supported by Kate Dugdale

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THE END OF TIME

STUDIO LATES

Friday 10 May 9.15 – 10.10pm Crucible Studio Theatre £14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

ENSEMBLE 360 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 Messiaen during his internment alongside three other French musicians in Stalag 8 prisoner of war camp during the winter of 1940/41. Manuscript paper was provided by a guard, the camp authorities brought in a piano, and the first performance took place on a bitterly cold January evening in front of an audience of fellow prisoners, some of whom were wounded and laid out on stretchers. From this tortured beginning, a profound 20th century masterpiece emerged. Welcome drinks

All ticket-holders are invited to join us for a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink in the Upper Crucible Foyer before this concert.

BOOK NOW: MUSICINTHEROUND.CO.UK 0114 249 6000

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FAMILY CONCERT

Saturday 11 May 11.00 – 11.50am Crucible Theatre £10 Adults £8 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Children under 16 & Students

“Wonderful performance - really engaging and a fantastic way to introduce young children to music.” Anita, mum from Sheffield

POLLY IVES Narrator ENSEMBLE 360

This musical story for families follows the trials and tribulations of Giddy, a young mountain goat who is scared of heights. Based on the colourful children’s book* by Jamie Rix and Lynne Chapman, with music by Children’s Composerin-Residence Paul Rissmann, this tale of facing fears and making friends is a brilliant way to introduce young children to classical music, with plenty of audience participation and colourful on-screen images from the story for all to enjoy. Perfect for ages 3 - 7 Part of #LoveSheffDay Find out more at musicintheround.co.uk nearer the time

GIDDY GOAT

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*Published by Orchard Books


TEA-TIME CONCERT

ALL CLASSICAL MUSIC EXPLAINED Saturday 11 May 4.00 – 5.30pm Crucible Theatre £10 £8 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

“This is the funniest concert you will ever see – a brilliant touch of comedy madness!” Time Out

RAINER HERSCH How do you play the piano without practising? Is the triangle hard? Why is organ music so boring? This brilliant stand-up comedy show with a difference has been entertaining people across the world for over two decades. The friendly, interactive style of Rainer Hersch takes you on a hilarious journey from ‘Every Good Boy Deserves Football’ to Grand Opera. Nobody really needs to know anything about music in advance and, frankly, nobody really learns anything from the show, but you will have a brilliant time on the way. Suitable for children age 12+ Part of #LoveSheffDay Find out more at musicintheround.co.uk nearer the time

BOOK NOW: MUSICINTHEROUND.CO.UK 0114 249 6000

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EVENING CONCERT

Saturday 11 May 7.00 – 8.35pm Crucible Studio Theatre

OUT OF THE SHADOWS

£20 £14 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

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ENSEMBLE 360 JANÁČEK String Quartet No.1 Kreutzer Sonata ELGAR Romance Op.62 for bassoon and string quartet ADÈS Court Studies from The Tempest for clarinet, violin, cello and piano ELGAR Piano Quintet in A minor Op.84 Elgar’s Piano Quintet is considered by many to be his greatest chamber music work. It is said to have been inspired by legends of Spanish monks struck by lightning while conducting sacrilegious activities in the Sussex countryside. Thomas Adès’s brief Court Studies, from his opera The Tempest, are a great companion to Janáček’s Kreutzer Sonata, which is also tempestuous. Its propulsive rhythms and speech-like melodies express pathos and ecstasy through an amazing and unexpected collective string sound. Part of #LoveSheffDay Find out more at musicintheround.co.uk nearer the time This concert is dedicated to James Kellie, a generous supporter of Music in the Round for many years.


MUSIC MANIPULATION

STUDIO LATES

Saturday 11 May 9.15 – 10.15pm Crucible Studio Theatre £14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

“Her manipulations illuminate the most incredible textural and harmonic treasures” ATTN Magazine

SHIVA FESHAREKI Turntablist In the surround sound of the Crucible Studio, Shiva Feshareki will use her trademark turntabling techniques to manipulate music, from classical to club, into new forms using only the original vinyl material. Shiva Feshareki is an internationally recognised composer and turntablist. She has collaborated with the London Sinfonietta, London Contemporary Orchestra (at the BBC Proms) and BBC Concert Orchestra. In 2017 she was awarded with the British Composer Award for innovation from BASCA. Part of #LoveSheffDay Find out more at musicintheround.co.uk nearer the time

BOOK NOW: MUSICINTHEROUND.CO.UK 0114 249 6000

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DAYTIME CONCERT AND TALKS

WORLD OF STRINGS

SUNDAY AT YELLOW ARCH STUDIOS Sunday 12 May Live Room, Yellow Arch Studios Individual events £10 £8 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s Ticket offer: Buy tickets for all three Live Room events for just £21 (£15 Disabled & Unemployed / £9 Students & Under 35s) (Offer available to first 50 customers only)

Join us for a day of music-making at Yellow Arch Studios, featuring a folk workshop, Indian music, talks and performances from acclaimed string musicians, as we celebrate two years of exploring string music from around the world. 12.30 – 5.00pm

Delicious Indian street food will be available for purchase throughout the afternoon. Yellow Arch café bar will also be open. 1.30 – 2.30pm

THE STORY OF NOOR INAYAT KHAN

Noor Inayat Khan is rightly celebrated for her incredible bravery serving as a radio operator in France during the Second World War, before she met her death at Dachau concentration camp. Less well known is the musical journey she enjoyed with her family before the war, which embraced both Indian and western music, and brought them into contact with Nadia Boulanger, Igor Stravinsky and Pablo Casals. Join Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes and Music in the Round’s Artistic Director Angus Smith as they reflect on the life of this gifted and courageous woman, including musical interludes from celebrated Indian classical violinist Kamalbir Singh and members of Ensemble 360.

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3.00 – 3.45pm

4.15 – 5.15pm

with JOHN BALL Tabla & introduced by CHARLES RITCHIE (Talking Gigs)

BRITTEN Three Divertimenti MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in E flat Op.12 ANNA MEREDITH Songs for the M8

KAMALBIR SINGH Indian Classical Violin

Violinist, ghazal singer, composer and educationalist, Kamalbir Singh has written many scores for theatre, worked on musicals and accompanied great artists including the late Jagjit Singh Ji. This is a chance to listen to a master of traditional Indian music at work and hear him discussing his craft with Charles Ritchie.

ENSEMBLE 360 and the Music in the Round BRIDGE QUARTET

Three string quartets bring our afternoon of music to a close. Members of Ensemble 360 play spirited works for string quartet by young composers on the threshold of greatness, Mendelssohn and Britten. This concert also features the four players of our Bridge Quartet (pictured) developing their careers with us since last summer. They’ll be playing miniatures by Anna Meredith recalling her teenage years spent “bombing up and down the M8 in the middle of the night”.

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WORKSHOP

Sunday 12 May 10.00am – 4.00pm White Room, Yellow Arch Studios £25 £10 Students & Under 35s

SAM SWEENEY & MIRANDA RUTTER A day of folk-led collaboration for players of bowed string instruments. Outstanding folk musicians Sam Sweeney and Miranda Rutter lead this one-off workshop, using English folk music to introduce participants to new ideas and thinking around making chamber music in an organic and spontaneous way. The workshop is open to all active players of bowed string instruments with experience or interest in small-group music-making. It will be accessible for players from all musical backgrounds, regardless of experience of English folk music traditions. Participants will be sent some simple folk melodies to learn to play from memory in advance, which will form the basis of the day. Please book online at musicintheround.co.uk If you have any questions, please contact Katie at katie@musicintheround.co.uk or on 0114 281 4660.

CHAMBER FOLK STRINGS DAY 11


DAYTIME CONCERT

“Adrian Wilson enthralled, as ever, the singing notes dancing gracefully from his oboe” DigYorkshire

MEET THE MUSICIANS

ADRIAN WILSON Monday 13 May 2.30 – 3.35pm Crucible Studio Theatre £14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

Film extra!

Today’s concert also includes an opportunity for smartphone and tablet owners to view Katie Goodwin’s Six Metamorphoses after Ovid film animation (commissioned by Music in the Round in 2013) while listening to Adrian perform the piece. Visit musicintheround.co.uk to download the film to your device in advance of the performance and watch it while Adrian plays!

ADRIAN WILSON Oboe with ENSEMBLE 360 MUSGRAVE Niobe for oboe and pre-recorded tape BRITTEN Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Op.49 (with film option) BAX Oboe Quintet Adrian combines his position as Principal Oboe of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra with his role in Ensemble 360. A captivating musician, he is one of the original members of Ensemble 360, and lived in Sheffield for many years with his wife and young family. He likes to return whenever possible! Adrian will introduce his recital and its theme of modern portrayals of figures from Greek legends. Featuring Musgrave’s exquisitely beautiful dedication to the grieving Queen Niobe, the concert also includes Britten’s exploration of the great Roman poet, Ovid.

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RUSH-HOUR CONCERT

Monday 13 May 5.45 – 6.45pm Crucible Studio Theatre All tickets £5 Under 18s Free (please book tickets)

ENSEMBLE 360

HUGH LUPTON Storyteller VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Six studies in English Folksong FINZI Interlude for oboe and string quartet Op.21 BARTÓK Duos for two violins (selection) MARTINŮ Variations on a Slovakian Theme for cello and piano

STORIES IN WORDS AND MUSIC

Expert storyteller Hugh Lupton will spin a magical web of tales passed down through the ages in two carefully curated concerts. In the first, Ensemble 360 performs a selection of beautiful works by masters of English, Hungarian and Czech music, all of which demonstrate how stories have inspired some great composers. Hugh Lupton is one of Britain’s leading storytellers. He has worked with a glittering array of poets and musicians and received commissions from the National Theatre and BBC Radio, and has appeared at the Barbican Centre, Hay Festival, Bath Literature Festival and Edinburgh Festival.

THE LADY AND THE DRAGON “As you journey deeper into the world of imagination, the tears slowly start to well up inside you” The Times on Hugh Lupton’s ‘The Horses’

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EVENING CONCERT

£20 £14 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

LEVERET

HUGH LUPTON Storyteller For one night only!

“The finest of traditional English folk today: a trio of poise and subtle gesture, of deft layering, graceful swing and gorgeous understatement.” The Guardian (on Leveret)

Leveret and Hugh Lupton come together for this special one-off performance, interweaving masterful storytelling and irresistible tunes from the English tradition. Leveret is a unique collaboration featuring three of England’s finest folk musicians: Andy Cutting (diatonic accordion), Rob Harbron (concertina) and Sam Sweeney (fiddle). They combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity to create timeless tunes with relaxed, natural playing.

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LEVERET

Monday 13 May 8.00 – 9.10pm Crucible Studio Theatre

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DAYTIME CONCERT

MEET THE MUSICIANS

JULIETTE BAUSOR Tuesday 14 May 12.45 – 1.50pm Crucible Studio Theatre £14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

JULIETTE BAUSOR Flute 360

with ENSEMBLE

POULENC Flute Sonata VILLA-LOBOS The Jet Whistle for flute and cello WEBER Trio for flute, cello and piano Op.63 Juliette Bausor is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading flute players. When she’s not performing with Ensemble 360, she can be found playing Principal Flute with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. First inspired to take up the instrument by James Galway and his golden flute, she won the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1998.

“Juliette Bausor’s flute-playing was mesmerising in its silken loveliness and magnetism” ClassicalSource.com

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Juliette presents a wonderful selection of flute music starting with Poulenc’s Sonata, a classic of 20th century flute repertoire. This will be followed by Villa-Lobos’s highly entertaining The Jet Whistle and Weber’s richly melodic Trio for flute, cello and piano.


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£20 £14 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

ENSEMBLE 360 MOZART Oboe Quartet in F K.370 POULENC Élégie for horn and piano ‘in memory of Dennis Brain’ MESSIAEN Le Merle noir for flute and piano CARMEN HO New work for String Quartet commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society WORLD PREMIERE BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34

The wind players’ chance to shine! This evening opens with Mozart’s enchanting writing for oboe quartet followed by Poulenc’s tribute to a brilliant horn player and Messiaen’s mesmerising representation of the song of the blackbird. The first half ends with a new string quartet written especially for Ensemble 360 by Carmen Ho, winner of a Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize. The second half is devoted to Brahms’s glorious Piano Quintet, regarded as one of the finest works of Romantic chamber music.

Concert generously supported by Maurice and Sheila Millward

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THE BLACKBIRD

Tuesday 14 May 7.15 – 9.30pm Crucible Studio Theatre

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DAYTIME CONCERT

MEET THE MUSICIANS

NAOMI ATHERTON

Wednesday 15 May 11.30am – 12.25pm Crucible Studio Theatre £14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

NAOMI ATHERTON Horn with ENSEMBLE 360 PUNTO Quartet Op.18 No.2 for horn, violin, viola and cello HAYDN String Quartet in D minor Op.103 BEETHOVEN Horn Sonata Op.17 KIRCHNER Lamento d’Orfeo for horn and piano

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Naomi Atherton is another of Ensemble 360’s BBC Young Musician of the Year Section Final Winners. She has also returned to the competition as a Brass Final judge. Naomi is Principal Horn of the Northern Chamber Orchestra and Manchester Camerata, with which she has a leading role in their community work specialising in working with people living with dementia. In this concert, Naomi pays tribute to the pioneering horn player Giovanni Punto. Acclaimed as a virtuoso of the highest order, he composed engaging pieces that displayed his considerable talents and outstanding technique. He also inspired many composers, including Beethoven, who wrote his Horn Sonata for them to play together.


RUSH-HOUR CONCERT

Wednesday 15 May 5.00 – 5.50pm Crucible Studio Theatre £5 Under 18s Free (please book tickets)

ENSEMBLE 360

HENRY GOODMAN Actor in conversation with PAUL ALLEN PANUFNIK / COPE The Audience JANÁČEK Pohadka for cello and piano Double Olivier Award-winning actor and star of Sheffield Theatres’ box office hit musical ​Fiddler on the Roof,​ Henry Goodman joins broadcaster and writer Paul Allen for an informal conversation discussing the relationship between music and poetry. There will be live musical interludes from Ensemble 360, who together with Henry will perform Wendy Cope’s witty collection of poems that gently poke fun at audiences, set to music by Roxanna Panufnik.

POETRY AND MUSIC / MUSIC AND POETRY

THE AUDIENCE “I wish to get beyond poetry, as Beethoven in his later works strove to get beyond music” T S Eliot

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Wednesday 15 May 7.15 – 9.30pm Crucible Studio Theatre

ROMANCES & QUARTETS:

A SEQUENCE OF WORDS AND MUSIC

£20 £14 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

ENSEMBLE 360

HENRY GOODMAN Actor A musical and poetic exchange between Clara and Robert Schumann: ROBERT SCHUMANN 3 Romances Op.94 for oboe and piano ROBERT SCHUMANN Märchenbilder Op.113 for viola and piano CLARA SCHUMANN 3 Romances Op.22 for violin and piano Poetry Reading T S ELIOT Burnt Norton from The Four Quartets BEETHOVEN String Quartet in A minor Op.132 There has been much speculation regarding a supposed love-triangle involving Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. This sequence of poetry and music takes the narrative to an earlier, happier age, when Robert and Clara finally overcame the barriers put up by Clara’s father in an attempt to thwart the marriage intentions of the young lovers.

“There is a sort of heavenly, or at least more than human gaiety about some of [Beethoven’s] later things... I should like to get something of that into verse before I die.” T S Eliot

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DAYTIME CONCERT

MEET THE MUSICIANS

AMY HARMAN Thursday 16 May 12.45 – 1.45pm Crucible Studio Theatre £14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

AMY HARMAN Bassoon with ENSEMBLE 360 BRITTEN Phantasy Quartet Op.2 for oboe, violin, viola and cello PANUFNIK Cantator and Amanda for bassoon and string quartet NIELSEN Wind Quintet Op.43

After a failed early career as a cellist, Amy has had much better success as a bassoonist. Former Principal Bassoon with the Philharmonia Orchestra, she is now Principal of English National Opera and the Aurora Orchestra, as well as a member of Ensemble 360. A particular highlight has been performing with Birmingham Opera as a ‘flying soloist’ from a trapeze suspended above the audience. Amy’s chosen to include Roxanna Panufnik’s Cantator and Amanda in this programme, which tells the story of an ill-fated love affair between a 14th-century monk and the young maiden Amanda. She will also introduce Nielsen’s Wind Quintet, an entertaining piece that captures the character of the musicians he wrote it for, including a wonderful ‘argument’ between the bassoon and clarinet.

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STEPHEN HOUGH Piano

Thursday 16 May 7.15 – 9.15pm Crucible Studio Theatre £20 £14 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

“It’s hard not to be a little awestruck by the breadth of Stephen Hough’s passions, to say nothing of his talents. He is simply one of the most interesting musicians around” Boston Globe

BACH-BUSONI Chaconne HOUGH Sonata No.4 Vida Breve CHOPIN Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor Op.35 Funeral March BUSONI Sonatina No.6 Carmen Fantasy BUSONI Berceuse Élégiaque LISZT Funérailles LISZT Mephisto Waltz (bagatelle without tonality) LISZT Mephisto Waltz No.1 Stephen Hough’s beautifully crafted programme offers a personal consideration of the subject of death. But rather than being an evening of introspection, the starting point is Stephen’s observation that “in the word of the arts – painting, literature and music – death has always been a central subject resulting in the most exalted and inexhaustible expression”. Different perspectives are provided by Bach, Busoni and Chopin, while in Liszt’s two Mephisto Waltzes the Devil is confronted face to face. The Vida Breve subtitle of Stephen’s own Fourth Sonata is intended “to evoke the melancholy of life’s short duration…as well as to prepare the listener for a sonata lasting only 10 minutes.” Stephen’s spring 2017 Crucible Studio concert sold out in record time, so early booking is highly recommended.

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DAYTIME CONCERT

BRAHMS DAY

BRAHMS DAY In a day devoted to the chamber music of Johannes Brahms, Ensemble 360 and our guests present and consider the work of a genius who towers over the Romantic Age of music.

MEET THE MUSICIANS

MATTHEW HUNT Friday 17 May 12.45 – 1.45pm Crucible Studio Theatre £14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

MATTHEW HUNT Clarinet with ENSEMBLE 360 BRAHMS Clarinet Sonata in E flat Op.120 No.2 MOZART Piano Trio in E flat K.498 Kegelstatt for clarinet, viola and piano “One of the top half-dozen clarinettists in the world” (The Arts Desk), Matthew Hunt is a charismatic performer, renowned for the vocal quality of his playing. Not afraid to let the humour and warmth of the music shine, his big personality is always a hit with audiences. In addition to his work as Principal Clarinet of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Matthew’s solo career regularly takes him around the world to play with some of the greatest conductors and orchestras. Matthew has chosen to perform two showcase pieces inspired by celebrated clarinet players of their time. Mozart enjoyed a close friendship with Anton Stadler, and Brahms came out of retirement to write his Clarinet Sonata for Richard Mühlfeld.

“It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table” Johannes Brahms

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DISCUSSION

BRAHMS DAY

Friday 17 May 2.15 – 3.45pm Crucible Studio Theatre £5 Free to Friends of Music in the Round

DR NATASHA LOGES Royal College of Music, London

PROFESSOR JULIAN HORTON Durham University

TOM SERVICE Broadcaster and writer

TIM HORTON Piano

Today’s distinguished panel will help us to unravel this famously prickly character, who once said “If there is anyone here who I have failed to insult, I offer him my apologies!” Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be served from 1.45pm.

ROUND-TABLE: JOHANNES BRAHMS

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Johannes Brahms may be the hardest composer to pin down: a contradiction to fellow composers, music-lovers and possibly even to himself. He has variously been described as an antidote to Wagner and a die-hard classicist; yet there are those – including Schoenberg – who argued that he was the greatest composer of his age and a trailblazer for future modernists.

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RUSH-HOUR CONCERT

BRAHMS DAY

CLARA AND AGATHE Friday 17 May 5.00 – 5.45pm Crucible Studio Theatre £5 Under 18s Free (please book tickets)

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ENSEMBLE 360 and guests BRAHMS Sextet in G Op.36 Embedded within Brahms’s glorious Sextet are two coded melodies that give a rare glimpse into the composer’s personal life. Clara’s theme, heard in the slow movement, can be traced to a letter Brahms wrote to Clara Schumann in 1855 in which he added the tune as a personal message. Violinist Joseph Joachim also noticed an allusion in a passionate section of the first movement to Agathe von Siebold, a young singer to whom Brahms was briefly engaged. However, the lighthearted finale carries an air of bravado, possibly intended to demonstrate that he was ready to leave matters of the heart behind him.


BRAHMS DAY

Friday 17 May 7.15 – 9.25pm Crucible Studio Theatre £20 £14 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

ENSEMBLE 360 BRAHMS Viola Sonata in F minor Op.120 No.1 DVOŘÁK String Quartet in F Op.96 American BRAHMS Serenade No.1 Op.11 Dvořák’s popular American String Quartet abounds in attractive folk-like melodies. It reflects Dvořák’s admiration for American Indian and Black American melodies – he correctly predicted that the latter was the future of American music, even if he may not specifically have had jazz in mind! – but the traditional music of Dvořák’s native Bohemia also leaves a strong imprint on this effervescent piece. The whole ensemble (except the piano) takes to the stage for Brahms’s First Serenade, a work full of melodies, from the opening horn theme to the bouncing finale.

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SERENADE

EVENING CONCERT

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FAMILY CONCERT

Saturday 18 May 10.15 – 11.00am (Up to 1 year-olds) 11.30am – 12.15pm (1 and 2 year-olds (siblings welcome))

Adelphi Room, Crucible Theatre £7.50 Grown-up with accompanying child

POLLY IVES

ENSEMBLE 360 Ensemble 360 performs two relaxed concerts for young children and their grown-ups, in partnership with Concerteenies. Featuring extracts from Schubert’s Trout Quintet, these underthe-sea themed concerts will include bubbles, percussion, props and informal introductions. These concerts are a great way to introduce young children to live music. Please note: because each session is specifically designed for the ages specified, we aren’t able to accommodate older siblings within the 10.15am session, but siblings of all ages are welcome at the 11.30am session. Children must be accompanied by a grown-up and grown-ups must be accompanied by one or more children. On purchasing your ticket, please indicate how many children will be attending. Child tickets are limited to a maximum of two per grown-up. If you’d like to bring more children with you, please give us a call on 0114 281 4660 before booking your tickets.

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DAYTIME CONCERT

Saturday 18 May 11.30am – 12.30pm Crucible Studio Theatre

Fraser Wilson has been immersed in the music of these islands for many years, creating beautiful new settings of much-loved songs and texts for his award-winning choral group Albion. In this concert, specially devised for the Festival, Fraser is joined by some musical friends, who together will present a fresh take on timeless folk songs such as Scarborough Fair and Greensleeves, including some new arrangements. As always, expect a warm-hearted and transporting hour of music-making.

SONGS AND STORIES OF ALBION

£10 £8 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

FRASER WILSON and friends

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TEA-TIME CONCERT

£10 £8 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

ENSEMBLE 360

MATTHEW BUGG Narrator Programme includes: RAVEL Mother Goose Suite PARKER Mississippi Five RIDOUT Ferdinand the Bull BERIO Opus Number Zoo A relaxed, informal way to spend a Saturday afternoon with Ensemble 360 as they perform pieces inspired by the animal kingdom, including Tom-cats, a fawn, a grey mouse, a goose and Ferdinand the bull, whose favourite pastime is smelling flowers! These characters and more are brought to life in this light-hearted concert featuring entertaining animal poetry, narrated by Sheffield-based actor, writer and musician Matthew Bugg.

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INFORMAL CONCERT

ANIMAL ANTICS

Saturday 18 May 4.00 – 5.00pm Crucible Studio Theatre


EVENING CONCERT

Saturday 18 May 7.15 – 9.25pm Crucible Studio Theatre

TROUT

£20 £14 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

ENSEMBLE 360 MOZART Quintet for Piano and Wind in E flat K.452 SIBELIUS En Saga Op.9 for septet SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A D.667 The Trout The festival finale features three joyous pieces. Mozart’s Quintet is for the unusual combination of oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn with piano, and each of them is highlighted as they throw the themes to each other. En Saga brought fame to Sibelius in his native Finland and is imbued with hints of legend and myth. The fourth movement of Schubert’s Trout Quintet is based on one of his earlier songs, Die Forelle, but while the tale told in the original song has an unhappy ending for the poor trout, in this Quintet the mood is decidedly upbeat!

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BOOK YOUR TICKETS At musicintheround.co.uk or call 0114 249 6000 You can also book 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 Advance booking for Friends opens on FRIDAY 18 JANUARY 2019 at 10am in person or by phone. Tickets at this time are limited to two per Friend per event / four per event for Joint Friends. General booking opens on FRIDAY 25 JANUARY 2019 at 10am in person, by phone or online.

UNDER 35? If you’re under 35, then you can see many of our concerts for only £5*. Just show some form of ID at the Sheffield Theatres box office when booking your tickets.

NEW TO MUSIC IN THE ROUND? If you’re completely new to our classical concerts, then our first-time deal offers you your first pair of tickets for just £5* each. Please make yourself known at the Sheffield Theatres box office, in person or on the phone. (Offer not available online. A maximum of two tickets can be purchased per household.) *Tickets for Concerteenies, our family concert ​Giddy Goat ​and the Chamber Folk Strings Day are not included. 31

CONCESSIONS Concessions available for disabled people, the registered unemployed, students and Under 35s. Prices are indicated on each concert page. Where Under 18s are advertised as free, we ask that you still book a free ticket at box office.

FANTASTIC DISCOUNTS WHEN YOU BUY 5 OR MORE TICKETS Save 10% when you buy tickets for 5 or more different concerts in one transaction.* Save 15% when you buy tickets for 10 or more different concerts in one transaction.* Save 20% (up to £66.60) when you buy a full festival subscription for a total of 24 events (covering everything except our Chamber Folk Strings Day, Brahms Round-table and family concerts). A full subscription costs £266.40 (£196 Disabled & Unemployed).* If you’d like to buy a full concert subscription, we recommend booking through the Music in the Round office to save time. Call us in the office on 0114 281 4660 or email marketing@ musicintheround.co.uk with your request and contact details and we’ll make the arrangements and give you an order number to use when you pay at Sheffield Theatres box office. *Please note that subscriptions must be purchased in one transaction and you must state which concerts you wish to attend. Subscriptions cannot include more than one ticket for each concert and no other ticket offers apply. Tickets for Concerteenies, our family concert ​ Giddy Goat,​Chamber Folk Strings Day and Brahms Round-table are not available as part of a subscription.


RE-SALES If the event is sold out Sheffield Theatres will endeavour to re-sell your tickets on your behalf at a charge of £2.00 per ticket.

COMING AS A FAMILY? We believe that classical music should be for everyone, including young children and families. The Festival includes family events that cater for younger listeners. We generally recommend our evening concerts are suitable for children age 7+. However, if you think that your child will sit quietly, they are welcome. To give everyone the best possible concert experience, we’re currently trialling designated ‘family friendly’ seats at our concerts. For more information please ask a member of staff before a concert or call the office on 0114 281 4660.

DINE AT SILVERSMITHS AND SAVE 15% ON YOUR FOOD We’ve teamed up with nearby Silversmiths Restaurant (111 Arundel Street, S1 2NT) to offer all Sheffield Chamber Music Festival ticket holders a discount of 15% off all food purchased with meals between 10 & 18 May 2019. Please book at www.silversmiths-restaurant.com/book/ or call 0114 270 6160 and show your ticket when placing your order.

ALIVE AFTER FIVE This Festival, you can enjoy 3 rush-hour concerts for just £5 each, in association with the city’s Alive After Five campaign. Discover more offers on food, shopping and culture at sheffafter5.com

LIFE OF PI Yann Martel Lolita Chakrabarti

Based on the novel by Adapted by

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OUR VENUES CRUCIBLE STUDIO THEATRE AND ADELPHI ROOM

Access: The venues are accessible to wheelchair users although spaces are limited in the auditoriums. Please inform the box office at the time of booking if you require a wheelchair space.

Seating Areas: All seats in the Studio are unreserved, but there are three different seating areas: stage level, tier one and tier two (tickets are priced the same for each area). Please specify which area you wish to sit in when booking.

Latecomers: The auditorium will usually open 30 minutes before the advertised start time. Please note that latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.

55 NORFOLK STREET, SHEFFIELD, S1 1DA

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 theatre staff. Bags and coats: Sheffield Theatres Cloakroom will be open, but please don’t bring any suitcases or large holdalls*. Small handbags (no bigger than A3 size, 300mm x 420mm) are permitted to be taken into the auditorium. All bags brought into the Crucible or stored in the Cloakroom will be security searched. *Any bags larger than cabin size (550mm X 45mm X 20mm) cannot be stored in the cloakroom so please do not bring them.

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Parking: There is a 24-hour Q-Park on Charles Street, which offers discounted parking for concertgoers. Present your concert ticket to the Sheffield Theatres box office to obtain a car park voucher. For blue badge holders, spaces are available in the Q-Park, NCP car park and outside the theatre on Surrey Street and Norfolk Street. 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 (both 400m).


YELLOW ARCH STUDIOS 30 – 36 BURTON ROAD, SHEFFIELD, S3 8BX

Seating Areas: All seats at Yellow Arch Studios are unreserved, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with some standing-only areas in the bar area. Please be aware that tickets for events in the Live Room do not guarantee a seat and therefore early arrival is recommended. Access: Yellow Arch Studios is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Refreshments: The bar will be open from 10am serving tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks. Latecomers: The auditorium will usually open 15 minutes before the advertised start time. Please note that latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Parking: Yellow Arch Studios is easily accessed from Penistone Road (A61) via Rutland Road. Some on road parking is available on Burton Road. Public Transport: The numbers 7, 8 and 8a travel along Burton Road from the city centre. The nearest tram stop is Shalesmoor (next to Penistone Road, A61).

Photography Nick Eagle: Front cover Kaupo Kikkas: Pages 1, 2, 3, 7, 12, 15, 16, 17, 20, 23, 25, 26, 30, 33 and back Rupert Earl: Page 8 Elly Lucas: Page 11 Sim Canetty-Clarke: Page 21 and back Chris Saunders: Page 10 and back Fraser Wilson: Page 28 Benjamin Ealovega: Page 1 and back page

THANK YOU Music in the Round is enormously grateful to all our funders, sponsors, supporters and friends, without whom all our events would not be possible. FUNDERS Arts Council England Mayfield Valley Arts Trust Sheffield Town Trust The Lindsay Foundation The Andrew McEwan Fund The Golsoncott Foundation The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation Sheffield Church Burgesses Trust Fidelio Trust The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation Anonymous donors LIFELONG PATRONS John Cowling Kate Dugdale Angela Kellie David Megginson & Vivien Whitaker Prudence Scott Maurice & Sheila Millward Alan & Ellen Reid

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CLASSICAL WEEKEND 8 – 10 March 2019 More music, more places, more people

Music in the Round joins Classical Sheffield for the city’s third Classical Weekend, from 8 – 10 March 2019 at venues across Sheffield. This year’s weekend features over 50 events, with all tickets £5 or free (Under 18s always free), or buy a day pass for £20 or a weekend pass for £30.

MUSIC IN THE ROUND PRESENTS FUSION FIREWORKS

Saturday 9 March 5.30 – 6.30pm & 9.30 – 10.30pm Kelham Island Museum KULJIT BHAMRA Tabla BRIDGE QUARTET & SHEFFIELD MUSIC HUB SENIOR ORCHESTRA Programme includes KULJIT BHAMRA New work for string quartet and tabla WORLD PREMIERE KULJIT BHAMRA Raga Mela KULJIT BHAMRA Bhangra Mystic

been heard on film soundtracks including ​ Indiana Jones​, Bend it Like Beckham and Brick Lane. Kuljit is joined by Music in the Round’s current Bridge scheme string quartet for the world premiere of a new work, specially commissioned by Classical Sheffield for this weekend. The concert also includes an introduction to the tabla (Indian drums) and performances with Sheffield Music Hub Senior Orchestra. Tickets £5 (Under 18s Book free) Also included in the Classical Weekend day and weekend passes

Virtuoso tabla player Kuljit Bhamra MBE, “one of the most prolific and dedicated Asian music producers to come out of Britain”, leads this Indian/Classical fusion event. His blend of Bhangra dance beats and Hindi film tunes with British and Asian jazz, pop and classical music has

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FAMILY CONCERT

BOOK AT MUSICINTHEROUND.CO.UK OR CALL 0114 249 6000 All events take place in the Crucible Studio Theatre unless otherwise specified.

AT A GLANCE Friday 10 May Rhapsody ENSEMBLE 360 7.00 – 8.35pm

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HOWELLS Rhapsodic Quintet for clarinet and string quartet BRAHMS Clarinet Trio Op.114 SCHUMANN Märchenerzählungen Op.132 for clarinet, viola and piano HAYDN String Quartet Op.20 No.2 Studio Lates: The End of Time ENSEMBLE 360 9.15 – 10.10pm

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JANÁČEK String Quartet No.1 Kreutzer Sonata ELGAR Romance Op.62 for bassoon and string quartet ADÈS Court Studies from The Tempest for clarinet, violin, cello and piano ELGAR Piano Quintet in A minor Op.84 Studio Lates: Music Manipulation SHIVA FESHAREKI Turntablist 9.15 – 10.15pm

The Story of Noor Inayat Khan 1.30 – 2.30pm Live Room, Yellow Arch Studios

Saturday 11 May

All Classical Music Explained RAINER HERSCH 4.00 – 5.30pm Crucible Theatre

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KAMALBIR SINGH Indian Classical Violin p10 with JOHN BALL Tabla & introduced by CHARLES RITCHIE (Talking Gigs) 3.00 – 3.45pm Live Room, Yellow Arch Studios ENSEMBLE 360 & BRIDGE QUARTET p10 4.15 – 5.15pm Live Room, Yellow Arch Studios BRITTEN Three Divertimenti MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in E flat Op.12 ANNA MEREDITH Songs for the M8

Chamber Folk Strings Day with SAM SWEENEY & MIRANDA RUTTER 10.00am – 4.00pm White Room, Yellow Arch Studios

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Monday 13 May Meet the Musicians ADRIAN WILSON Oboe with ENSEMBLE 360 2.30 – 3.35pm

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MUSGRAVE Niobe for oboe and pre-recorded tape BRITTEN Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Op.49 (with film option) BAX Oboe Quintet The Lady and the Dragon HUGH LUPTON storyteller ENSEMBLE 360 5.45 – 6.45pm

Sunday 12 May

MESSIAEN Quatuor pour la fin ​du ​temps

Family Concert: Giddy Goat POLLY IVES Narrator ENSEMBLE 360 11.00 – 11.50am Crucible Theatre

Out of the Shadows ENSEMBLE 360 7.00 – 8.35pm

DAYTIME CONCERT

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Six studies in English Folksong FINZI Interlude for oboe and string quartet Op.21 BARTÓK Duos for two violins (selection) MARTINŮ Variations on a Slovakian Theme for cello and piano LEVERET HUGH LUPTON Storyteller 8.00 – 9.10pm

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Tuesday 14 May Meet the Musicians JULIETTE BAUSOR Flute with ENSEMBLE 360 12.45 – 1.50pm

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POULENC Flute Sonata VILLA-LOBOS The Jet Whistle for flute and cello WEBER Trio for flute, cello and piano Op.63

EVENING CONCERT

STUDIO LATES

The Blackbird ENSEMBLE 360 7.15 – 9.30pm

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MOZART Oboe Quartet in F K.370 POULENC Élégie for horn and piano ‘in memory of Dennis Brain’ MESSIAEN Le Merle noir for flute and piano BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34 CARMEN HO New Work for String Quartet WORLD PREMIERE

Wednesday 15 May Meet the Musicians NAOMI ATHERTON Horn with ENSEMBLE 360 11.30am – 12.30pm

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PUNTO Quartet Op.18 No.2 for horn, violin, viola and cello HAYDN String Quartet in D minor Op.103 BEETHOVEN Horn Sonata Op.17 KIRCHNER Lamento d’Orfeo for horn and piano

OUTSTANDING: THREE QUARTETS

FREE POP-UP BARTÓK

The Audience ENSEMBLE 360 with HENRY GOODMAN actor in conversation with PAUL ALLEN 5.00 – 5.50pm

Sunday 10 March 12.45pm Firth Hall

Sunday 10 March 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm Winter Garden

ENSEMBLE 360

ENSEMBLE 360

HELEN GRIME String Quartet AMY BEACH Quartet for Strings Op.89 FANNY MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in E flat

BARTÓK 44 Duos

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PANUFNIK / COPE The Audience JANÁČEK Pohadka for cello and piano Romances & Quartets ENSEMBLE 360 with HENRY GOODMAN actor 7.15 – 9.30pm

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ROBERT SCHUMANN 3 Romances Op.94 for oboe and piano ROBERT SCHUMANN Märchenbilder Op.113 for viola and piano CLARA SCHUMANN 3 Romances Op.22 for violin and piano Poetry reading including T S ELIOT Burnt Norton from The Four Quartets BEETHOVEN String Quartet in A minor Op.132

Ensemble 360 presents outstanding quartets written in three different centuries. Fanny Mendelssohn’s quartet is an emotionally varied work with a notably exuberant and triumphant finale. The single movement quartet by Amy Beach absorbs three Alaskan Inuit tunes to create a beautifully elegiac musical canvas. Helen Grime’s recent quartet “is a triumph of concision [with] impulsive theatricality”. The Scotsman

CLAUDIA AJMONE-MARSAN Violin RUTH GIBSON Viola Bartók refashioned Hungarian folk tunes into a series of 44 miniatures, and Ensemble 360 musicians Claudia and Ruth will play all of them over the course of three pop-up concerts in Sheffield Winter Garden. FREE

Tickets £5 (Under 18s Book free) Also included in the Classical Weekend day and weekend passes 36


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Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2019  

Full programme for Music in the Round's annual chamber music festival in Sheffield, 10 - 18 May 2019.

Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2019  

Full programme for Music in the Round's annual chamber music festival in Sheffield, 10 - 18 May 2019.

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