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11-19 MAY 2018


GET CLOSER TO THE MUSIC WITH SHEFFIELD’S NEW-LOOK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL, A NINEDAY CELEBRATION OF LIVE MUSIC IN THE CITY. Concerts are presented in the unique surroundings of the Crucible Studio, the UK’s most extraordinary venue for chamber music. It’s both intimate and relaxed, a space where you sit so close to the performers you can feel their excitement, see their energy and hear the control in every note. Our resident musicians Ensemble 360, Singer-in-Residence Roderick Williams, and international guest artists perform a wide range of classical chamber music, from very well-known pieces to brand new works. You can also enjoy informal talks, live music in the Winter Garden, drama with music, a Sheffield Cathedral concert, silent film with improvised soundtrack, family events, and much more.

BOOK AT MUSICINTHEROUND.CO.UK OR CALL 0114 249 6000

Dip in, and if you’re new to Music in the Round you can buy two tickets for just £5 each for many events. Or immerse yourself, and make use of one of our Festival Subscriptions to get the best deals (see p.33). Either way, you’ll be very welcome. musicintheround.co.uk

Photo: Kaupo Kikkas


Music is a conversation between musicians and the listener, between musicians themselves, and amongst listeners too. It’s a journey of discovery for us all – hearing the familiar in a new light and encountering something new. And I don’t believe there is a better place for you to experience this than in Sheffield, in the unique ‘in the round’ intimacy of the Crucible’s Studio Theatre. Underpinning this festival is a focus on harmony: exploring the theme in music, and also in other disciplines such as visual art, literature and maths. Harmony, after all, is one of the binding forces of the Universe! As ever, our principal hosts are Ensemble 360 and this year, in our Meet the Musicians concerts, there will be extra opportunities to hear their perspectives on the music they play and their personal performing experiences. On two themed days, exploring harmony and art, and harmony and maths, we also have new Round-Table discussions with fascinating people from the worlds of art and maths. Plus there is lots of musical activity in the Winter Garden and elsewhere. With guests of such international standing as Catrin Finch, Seckou Keita, Marcus du Sautoy, Katarina Karnéus, Peter Hill and Roderick Williams, we hope you will share our excitement about this year’s festival. Angus Smith Artistic Director, Music in the Round

WELCOME


FRIDAY

11MAY

Evening Concert THE WAYFARER 7 - 8.05pm Crucible Studio Theatre

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Evening Concert SWANSONG 8.45 - 9.45pm Crucible Studio Theatre

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MONDAY

SATURDAY

12MAY

Morning Family Concert STAN & MABEL AND THE RACE FOR SPACE 11am - 12noon Crucible Studio Theatre

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Afternoon Concert VIVACITY IN HARMONY 1.30 - 2.20pm Crucible Studio Theatre

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14MAY

Morning Concert p12 MEET THE MUSICIANS 1: TAKING FLIGHT 11.30am - 12.25pm Crucible Studio Theatre Free Public Performances p06 FREE MUSIC - CLASSICAL SHEFFIELD 5.45 - 6.30pm Winter Garden Evening Concert THE ART OF FUGUE 7.15 - 9.05pm Crucible Studio Theatre

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TUESDAY

15MAY

Free Public Performances p06 FREE MUSIC - CLASSICAL SHEFFIELD 10.30am - 4.30pm Winter Garden

Lunchtime Concert AN INVITATION 12.45 - 1.45pm Crucible Studio Theatre

Music & Drama Evening Performance WHEN DEATH COMES TO CALL 7 - 9pm Crucible Studio Theatre

Public Performances p06 FREE MUSIC - CLASSICAL SHEFFIELD 5.45 - 6.30pm Winter Garden

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Late-Evening Concert p09 LATE-NIGHT EXTRA: COUNTERPOINT 9.30 - 10.15pm Crucible Studio Theatre

SUNDAY

13MAY

Evening Concert SOAR - WORLD OF STRINGS 7.30 - 9pm Crucible Studio Theatre

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WEDNESDAY

16MAY

Free Public Performance SHEFFIELD’S BIG SING 2 - 2.40pm Tudor Square

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Morning Concert p16 MEET THE MUSICIANS 2: FROM MY LIFE 11.30am - 12.25pm Crucible Studio Theatre

Afternoon Concert & Refreshments YOUNG ROSSINI 2.15pm refreshments 3 - 3.55pm St Matthew’s Church

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Free Participation Event LIVE MUSIC, LIVE ART 11am - 5pm Winter Garden

Evening Concert RHAPSODY 7.15 - 8.25pm Sheffield Cathedral

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Round-Table Discussion with Live Music ART AND MUSIC 2 - 3.30pm Crucible Studio Theatre

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Public Performances p06 FREE MUSIC - CLASSICAL SHEFFIELD 5.45 - 6.30pm Winter Garden

Afternoon Concert MEET THE MUSICIANS 5: FUN 4.30 - 5.25pm Crucible Studio Theatre

Evening Concert THE PAINTER AND THE PAINTED 7.15 - 8.50pm Crucible Studio Theatre

Public Performances p06 FREE MUSIC - CLASSICAL SHEFFIELD 5.45 - 6.30pm Winter Garden

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THURSDAY

17MAY

Session for parents with infants BABY MASSAGE WITH LIVE MUSIC 10.15am, 11.25am, 12.45pm (45 mins) Adelphi Room

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Morning Concert p19 MEET THE MUSICIANS 3: POETRY 11.30am - 12.25pm Crucible Studio Theatre Round-Table Discussion with Live Music THE MUSIC OF THE PRIMES 2 - 3.30pm Crucible Studio Theatre

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Evening Concert CELESTIAL HARMONY 7.15 - 8.55pm Crucible Studio Theatre

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Silent Film with Live Music MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA 8.30 - 9.40pm Showroom Cinema

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Late-Evening Event OLIVER COATES (CELLIST & DJ) Approx 9pm start Undisclosed venue

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SATURDAY

19MAY

Public Performances p06 FREE MUSIC - CLASSICAL SHEFFIELD 5.45 - 6.30pm Winter Garden

Mini Concerts p27 CONCERTEENIES WITH MUSIC IN THE ROUND 10.15 and 11.35am (55 mins) Adelphi Room

Pre-Concert Talk THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS 5.45 - 6.15pm Crucible Studio Theatre

Public Performances p06 FREE MUSIC – CLASSICAL SHEFFIELD 10.30am - 4.30pm Winter Garden

Evening Concert THE NUMBERS GAME 7 - 8pm Crucible Studio Theatre Evening Concert GOLDBERG 8.30 - 9.45pm Crucible Studio Theatre

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FRIDAY

18MAY

Morning Concert p24 MEET THE MUSICIANS 4: BOHEMIA 11.30am - 12.25pm Crucible Studio Theatre

Debate with Live Music CONSIDERING CREATIVITY 11am - 1pm Dina

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Afternoon Concert p28 MOZART: FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT 2 - 2.50pm Crucible Studio Theatre Afternoon Concert ASPECTS 4 - 5pm Crucible Studio Theatre

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Evening Concert FINALE 7.15 - 9.15pm Crucible Studio Theatre

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...THE EVERINVENTIVE ENSEMBLE 360, 11 VERSATILE MUSICIANS WHO BETWEEN THEM CAN COMBINE TO PLAY ALMOST ANY CHAMBER REPERTOIRE... The Observer, reviewing last year’s Festival, May 2017

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 ensemble360.co.uk 01


Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

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FRIDAY

11MAY 7 - 8.05pm Crucible Studio Theatre £14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

ENSEMBLE 360 RODERICK WILLIAMS Baritone MAHLER Piano Quartet in A minor WAGNER Siegfried Idyll MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr. Eisler and Stein for Baritone and Chamber Ensemble) An evening of intense Romantic harmonies. Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll was composed as a private birthday offering to his wife and was first performed on a staircase at the family home on Christmas morning – six years later, themes from the Idyll were woven into the epic opera Siegfried. Mahler’s own poems for Songs of a Wayfarer reveal the emotional aftermath of a failed romance that left the young composer in abject despair. Concert generously supported by James and Angela Kellie

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Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

THE WAYFARER


FRIDAY

11MAY 8.45 - 9.45pm Crucible Studio Theatre £14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

SWANSONG RODERICK WILLIAMS Baritone IAIN BURNSIDE Piano SCHUBERT Schwanengesang Roderick Williams, Music in the Round’s Singer-in-Residence, completes his survey of Schubert’s song cycles with Schwanengesang, a sequence of 13 contrasting songs from the close of Schubert’s life that were published and collectively named Swansong posthumously.

MR WILLIAMS IMBUED EACH SONG WITH MYRIAD COLOURFUL NUANCES, HIS RICH, BURNISHED BARITONE LOVELY THROUGHOUT THE EVENING New York Times

Photo: Benjamin Ealovega

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SATURDAY

12MAY STAN & MABEL AND THE RACE FOR SPACE

Family Concert

11am - 12noon Crucible Studio Theatre £9 Adults £6 Children & Students Ideal for ages 3 - 8

POLLY IVES Narrator ENSEMBLE 360 Music-loving dog and cat Stan and Mabel are back! And this time they’re joined by a whole carnival of animals as they escape from the School for Wild and Dangerous Animals in search of a safe place to call their home. Polly Ives and Ensemble 360 present this lively concert for families, featuring a brandnew illustrated story by Jason Chapman with original music by our Children’s Composer-in-Residence, Paul Rissmann. Join us for music, storytelling, colourful illustrations and plenty of opportunities for you to join in! Thanks to individual donors for their generous support. Andrew McEwan Fund, Sheffield Bluecoat & Mount Pleasant Educational Foundation

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SATURDAY

12MAY

1.30 - 2.20pm Crucible Studio Theatre £10 £6 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

VIVACITY 'IN HARMONY' CLAIRE MCAULEY Musical Director

Sheffield’s Vivacity Choir presents a lively showcase of their memorable talents. With sold-out shows and a huge local following, their specially devised programme includes everything from Mozart to Pink Floyd and Schubert to Elbow. Their variety and energy are not be missed!

IN THE WINTER GARDEN Saturday 12 May 10.30am - 4.30pm Monday 14 - Friday 18 May 5.45 - 6.30pm Live Music, Live Art Wednesday 16 May 11am - 5pm (See P.17&18)

Informal performances from some of the city’s own music-makers, with the occasional guest appearance from Ensemble 360 too! Previous Classical Sheffield events have included everything from classic chamber works to choral favourites, from folk and pop arrangements to contemporary music and opera. Visit classicalsheffield.org.uk for more details in the run-up to the Festival.

Saturday 19 May 10.30am - 4.30pm Free 06


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WHEN DEATH COMES TO CALL


SATURDAY

12MAY 7 - 9pm Crucible Studio Theatre

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

ENSEMBLE 360 TWO ACTORS* TAIO LAWSON Director (Resident

Assistant Director at Sheffield Theatres) ALEXANDER PUSHKIN Mozart and Salieri MOZART Violin Sonata in G K.301 EDGAR ALLAN POE The Masque of the Red Death SCHMITT A tour d’anches Op.97 for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano DEBUSSY Pièce pour piano (1904) CAPLET Conte Fantastique for string quartet and harp *Actors to be announced; be among those who

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A jealous man burns with such uncontrollable envy that he is driven to murder the greatest composer that has ever lived. And a stranger wearing a mask that resembles the countenance of a stiffened corpse makes an unwelcome and deadly appearance in a remote, besieged castle. Music in the Round and Sheffield Theatres present staged versions of Alexander Pushkin’s short play Mozart and Salieri – the inspiration behind Peter Shaffer’s hit play and film Amadeus – and The Masque of the Red Death by the master of the short horror story, Edgar Allan Poe. Electrifying music is interwoven throughout the evening: Mozart’s brilliant chamber pieces stir Salieri’s hatred, and works by Florent Schmitt and Claude Debussy consciously mirror Poe’s gripping literary style. The musical climax is André Caplet’s Conte Fantastique, an arresting portrayal of The Masque of the Red Death! PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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12MAY

COUNTERPOINT

SATURDAY

LATE-NIGHT EXTRA:

9.30 - 10.15pm Crucible Studio Theatre £10 £6 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

MATTHEW HUNT Clarinet TOM MCKINNEY Guitar STEVE REICH Electric Counterpoint, New York Counterpoint and more The in-the-round Studio Theatre is the perfect setting for two of the most influential pieces of the twentieth century, Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint for clarinet and Electric Counterpoint for guitar. Both works involve the soloists playing against a pre-recorded tape of themselves – in the case of Electric Counterpoint, premiered by Pat Metheny, with 10 guitar and 2 electric bass parts – creating an extraordinary effect of pulsating harmonies.

SHEFFIELD’S BIG SING In partnership with 2 - 2.40pm Tudor Square Sheffield City Centre

Free

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Photo: Andy Sawyer

SUNDAY

13MAY

Come and hear Sheffield’s young people sing! In September 2017 all 134 primary schools in Sheffield were gifted a set of six songs so that all children aged 5-11 could develop a shared musical heritage. This Sunday afternoon we pack out Tudor Square with a Mass Sing that really would be raising the roof...if it had one!


SUNDAY

13MAY

ENSEMBLE 360

YOUNG ROSSINI

ROSSINI Sonata for Wind Quartet No.3 in F DONIZETTI Larghetto per fiati MERCADANTE Quartet in C minor Op.50 No.2 PLATFORM 4 New Commission ROSSINI Overture to William Tell

Rossini is heard at his most playful in this delightful collection of wind quartets and, even without voices, he captures the essence of Italian opera. A short suite of pieces for wind instruments, by members of Sheffield’s professional composers collective, Platform 4, has also been specially commissioned to complement 2.15 - 3pm Refreshments the Italian flavour of the occasion. And as a 3 - 3.55pm Concert Sunday afternoon treat, they’re all served St Matthew’s Church, Carver Street up with tea or coffee and cake! £14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed Concert generously supported by David £5 Students & Under 25s Megginson and Vivien Whitaker in Refreshments included in ticket price celebration of their significant birthdays Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

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SUNDAY

13MAY

7.15 - 8.25pm Sheffield Cathedral £14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 25s

Programme includes: ELGAR Chanson d’amour for violin and piano ELGAR Romance for bassoon and piano Op.62 HOWELLS Rhapsodic Quintet Op.31 for clarinet and string quartet BUTTERWORTH Suite for String Quartet (excerpts) VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

RHAPSODY

ENSEMBLE 360 and SHEFFIELD YOUTH STRINGS COLLECTIVE

This concert brings together more than 50 musicians to create a glorious evening of beautiful string music in the warm acoustic of Sheffield Cathedral. Small and largescale settings by the great pillars of the English musical tradition, Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan Williams, frame miniature masterpieces by George Butterworth and Herbert Howells. Players from Ensemble 360 are joined by talented young musicians from Sheffield Music Academy and Sheffield Music Hub’s Orchestral Development Project (Senior Orchestra and Young Sinfonia) for this unique concert.

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Photo: Fox Moon Photography


MONDAY

14MAY

MEET THE MUSICIANS 1:

TAKING FLIGHT 11.30am - 12.25pm Crucible Studio Theatre

£14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 25s Introduced and played by

ENSEMBLE 360

ELGAR Chanson de nuit for cello and piano BRITTEN Lachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland Op.48 for viola and piano VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending, original version for violin and piano In the first of five concerts featuring insight and discussion from members of Ensemble 360, the musicians guide you through some of the great classics of English string music. Benjamin Britten, in common with Vaughan Williams, drew inspiration from the first great age of English music, the Elizabethan era – his Lachrymae for viola and piano quotes Dowland’s exquisite songs If my complaints and Flow my tears. The concert also features Vaughan Williams’ sublime The Lark Ascending in its original version from 1914. Concert generously supported by a Friend of Music in the Round Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

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MONDAY

14MAY

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

ENSEMBLE 360

THE ART OF FUGUE

7.15 - 9.05pm Crucible Studio Theatre

BACH The Art of Fugue (extracts, arr. Dentler for chamber ensemble) BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge in B flat Op.133 MOZART Adagio and Fugue K.546 SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No.3 in F Op.63 A classic test of a composer’s skills and mastery, the fugue is essentially a ‘round’ – like Frère Jacques – developed to showcase dazzling works of harmonic and rhythmic wizardry. This concert features three majestic examples of the form – Bach’s epic Art of Fugue, Beethoven’s monumental Great Fugue, and Mozart’s effortlessly brilliant Adagio and Fugue – and they are joined by a work from an outstanding twentieth-century master of the form, Dmitri Shostakovich.

…THE GREATEST PIECE OF MUSIC EVER COMPOSED Glenn Gould, pianist, on Bach’s final Fugue from The Art of Fugue.

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TUESDAY

15MAY

12.45 - 1.45pm Crucible Studio Theatre £14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

KATARINA KARNÉUS Mezzo-Soprano

JOSEPH MIDDLETON Piano

Programme includes DEBUSSY Chanson de Bilitis FAURÉ Après un rêve; Automne; Fleur jetée DUPARC L’Invitation au Voyage; Chanson Triste; La Vie Antérieure and songs by SATIE and MESSIAEN

AN INVITATION The brilliant mezzo-soprano Katarina Karnéus takes a break from her appearances in Opera North’s Salome to give a rare in-the-round recital of French songs.

Since winning the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 1995, Katarina’s career has soared with performances at Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and with numerous prestigious orchestras under conductors including Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Antonio Pappano. She is joined by pianist Joseph Middleton, Royal Philharmonic Society Award winner and Director of Leeds Lieder. Photo: Mats Bäcker

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TUESDAY

15MAY

“delicate and quietly thrilling” The Guardian

WORLD OF STRINGS

Every country in the world has its own string instruments and music written for those instruments; join us as we continue our exploration.

CATRIN FINCH Harp SECKOU KEITA Kora A Theatr Mwldan Production

This critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two virtuoso musicians – Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita – delivers a stunning 7.30 - 9pm exhibition of musicianship. Drawing deep on their Crucible Studio Theatre own diverse traditions and transforming them with £20 remarkable synergy, Catrin and Seckou have built a formidable reputation for extraordinary £14 Disabled & Unemployed performances. £5 Students & Under 35s

SOAR

Post-concert talk: All ticket holders are invited to an informal Q&A with Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita after the concert. Free

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Photo: Andy Morgan

Soar takes its inspiration from the flight of the osprey, the magnificent bird of prey recently returned to Wales after centuries of absence, which makes its annual 3,000-mile migration from the coasts of West Africa to the estuaries of Wales.


WEDNESDAY

16MAY

MEET THE MUSICIANS 2:

FROM MY LIFE Introduced and played by

ENSEMBLE 360

GRIEG Andante con moto for violin, cello and piano SMETANA String Quartet No.1 in E minor From My Life Smetana’s richly varied first string quartet is a magnificent achievement that takes on extra resonance when its autobiographical element is understood. There are representations of the hopes of a young man, the youthful joy of dancing, and wistful 11.30am - 12.25pm recollections of first love. But any sense of Crucible Studio Theatre contentment is shattered by a single piercing £14 high note that symbolises the disastrous £10 Disabled & Unemployed onset of deafness. Truly, a life vividly £5 Students & Under 35s encapsulated in a single piece of music.

Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

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HARMONY AND ART: AN AFTERNOON & EVENING OF CONCERTS & TALKS

WEDNESDAY

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16MAY

ROUND-TABLE WITH LIVE MUSIC: ART AND MUSIC What can we learn from pictorial representations of musicians throughout the ages? What does the word ‘harmony’ £10 mean to artists? Why does music trigger £6 Disabled & Unemployed the visualisation of colours for some £5 Students & Under 35s people (synaesthesia) and how has this affected composers? 2 - 3.30pm Crucible Studio Theatre

DR TIM SHEPHARD (University of Sheffield) PROFESSOR SIMON SHAW-MILLER (University of Bristol) KIM STREETS (Chief Executive, Museums Sheffield) Members of ENSEMBLE 360 LISZT Elegy for cello and piano SIBELIUS Andante Festivo for string quartet

Guiding us through these questions and others are Tim Shephard and Simon Shaw-Miller, contributors to the Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture and facilitator Kim Streets, with members of Ensemble 360 on hand to play music by synaesthetic composers Franz Liszt and Jean Sibelius. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be served from 1.30pm.

LIVE MUSIC, LIVE ART 11am - 5pm Winter Garden Free Release your inner creativity by painting, writing, or moving in response to live music in the Winter Garden. New musical performances begin on the hour, every hour, between 11am and 5pm, and artists from Ignite Imaginations will be on hand to help. School groups, community organisations and visitors can all contribute to joint artworks that will evolve through the day. Just turn up; or for groups please book on 0114 268 6813 or via admin@igniteimaginations.org.uk


THE PAINTER AND THE PAINTED

7.15 - 8.50pm Crucible Studio Theatre £20 £14 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

ENSEMBLE 360 MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in E flat Op.12 SCHUBERT Piano Trio in E flat D.897 Notturno FAURÉ Piano Quartet No.2 An evening of flowing melodies and beguiling harmonies inspired by art. Mendelssohn was a talented painter who always travelled with paint brushes and an easel, Schubert mixed in elevated artistic circles in Germany, and Fauré was just one of the famous musicians featured in the magnificent ‘music’ paintings of John Singer Sargent. Concert generously supported by Maurice and Sheila Millward

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THURSDAY 10.15 - 11am 11.25am - 12.10pm 12.45 - 1.30pm Adelphi Room

BABY MASSAGE WITH LIVE MUSIC

17MAY

£7.50 Grown-up with accompanying baby* For Pre-Crawlers Special events combining live classical music with calming baby massage, led by Nicola Harpin (Yoga at the Reach). These gentle, guided sessions will include baby massage tips that you can use at home, accompanied by live music from cellist Liz Hanks.

*These sessions are for pre-crawlers and, because of

the nature of the activity, we suggest a ratio of 1 adult to 1 baby. If you’d like to bring more children with you, please give us a call on 0114 281 4660 before booking your tickets.

MEET THE MUSICIANS 3:

POETRY Introduced and played by

ENSEMBLE 360

11.30am - 12.25pm Crucible Studio Theatre £14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

BERLIOZ Harold en Italie excerpts (transcribed by LISZT for viola and piano) SCHUMANN String Quartet No.1 in A minor Op.41 No.1 Romantic ideals lie at the heart of this programme. Berlioz’s Harold in Italy’was inspired by Lord Bryon’s poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage; such was Liszt’s passionate admiration for the work that, despite misgivings, Berlioz allowed him to prepare this transcription. Schumann’s lyrical first string quartet reflects the fascination for literature he shared with so many artists and musicians of his generation. 19


HARMONY AND MATHS: AN AFTERNOON & EVENING OF CONCERTS & TALKS

THURSDAY

17MAY ROUND-TABLE WITH LIVE MUSIC: THE MUSIC OF THE PRIMES 2 - 3.30pm Crucible Studio Theatre £10 £6 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

PROFESSOR MARCUS DU SAUTOY (University of Oxford) DR EMILY HOWARD Composer Members of ENSEMBLE 360 Panellists Marcus du Sautoy (BBC Radio 4’s A Brief History of Mathematics) and Emily Howard (Director of Practice and Research in Science and Music at the Royal Northern College of Music) provide an entertaining exploration of the role and significance of mathematics in music. Covering Bach’s use of symmetry in the Goldberg Variations, Messiaen’s deployment of prime numbers, Schoenberg’s twelve-tone scale, Debussy and Bartok’s use of the Fibonacci Sequence and more, the discussion features live musical excerpts and a performance of Emily Howard’s The Music of Proof for string quartet, written in collaboration with Marcus du Sautoy. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be served from 1.30pm. 20


THURSDAY

THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS Pre-concert talk: Ahead of tonight’s double-bill, Marcus du Sautoy and Peter Hill discuss one of Bach’s greatest works. Free to all evening concert ticket holders. 5.45 - 6.15pm Crucible Studio Theatre Free

FRIENDS' BUFFET

Friends of Music in the Round are invited to join us for a hot buffet before our double-bill evening of concerts. Advance booking is essential via Music in the Round. Call us on 0114 281 4660 or contact info@musicintheround.co.uk

4 - 5.15pm Upper Bar Crucible Theatre £15

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THE NUMBERS GAME

17MAY


THURSDAY

17MAY 7 - 8pm Crucible Studio Theatre

£14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

ENSEMBLE 360 Introduced by

MARCUS DU SAUTOY BACH Trio Sonata from The Musical Offering BWV 1079 MESSIAEN Île de feu 2 (from Quatre études de rythme) for solo piano BARTOK String Quartet No.4 Bach delighted in riddles and his Musical Offering, a collection of pieces based on a theme given to him by Frederick the Great of Prussia, abounds with them. Messiaen’s short Island of Fire 2, inspired by Papua New Guinea, is an intense and violent piece. And Bartok’s Fourth String Quartet contains many elements of the composer’s fascination with Hungarian folk music. Marcus du Sautoy will introduce these remarkable pieces and reveal the mathematical secrets that lie within them. MUSIC IS THE PLEASURE THE HUMAN MIND EXPERIENCES FROM COUNTING WITHOUT BEING AWARE THAT IT IS COUNTING Gottfried Leibniz (mathematician and philosopher)

Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

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THURSDAY

GOLDBERG

17MAY

PETER HILL Piano BACH Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Peter Hill’s recordings of Bach have received universal acclaim, his live concert appearances around the world are keenly anticipated events, and we can’t think of a better place to experience Bach’s keyboard masterpiece than up close in the Crucible Studio. The title of these demanding and virtuoso variations is apparently a reference to the young harpsichordist Johann Gottlieb Goldberg who may have been the first performer of the collection. The key feature of this epic sequence is how the extraordinary individuality of each movement coalesces into a wonderfully unified whole.

[PETER HILL’S] PERFORMANCES ARE DRIVEN BY AN EMOTIONAL EXPRESSIVE RANGE THAT AT ALL TIMES LOOKS BELOW THE SURFACE £14 OF THE MUSIC TO DIVINE THE £10 Disabled & Unemployed DEPTHS OF BACH’S CREATIVITY £5 Students & Under 35s Classical Source 8.30 - 9.45pm Crucible Studio Theatre

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FRIDAY

18MAY MEET THE MUSICIANS 4:

BOHEMIA 11.30am - 12.25pm Crucible Studio Theatre

FUN

MEET THE MUSICIANS 5:

4.30 - 5.25pm Crucible Studio Theatre

£14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s Introduced and played by

ENSEMBLE 360

MOZART Divertimento £14 in E flat for String Trio K.563 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s The title Divertimento (Fun) suggests a Introduced and played by

ENSEMBLE 360

DVOŘÁK Klid for cello and piano MARTINŮ Trio for flute, violin and piano JANÁČEK Concertino for clarinet, horn, bassoon, 2 violins, viola and piano Members of Ensemble 360 turn their attention to central Europe and, specifically, the Czech regions of Bohemia and Moravia. The influence of folk music is readily acknowledged by Dvořák in his portrayal of the Bohemian Forest and by Janáček’s folk-style representation of animals encountered in his youth. Even though Martinů strayed far from home, emigrating to America, there is an enticing blend of jazz-like rhythms and a dash of Czech folk music in his captivating Trio.

light piece intended as a distraction from boredom. Mozart’s six-movement work for string trio is certainly hugely entertaining, but there are also moments of great originality and profound insight. It may be Mozart’s only work for this instrumental combination, but it is a magnificent illustration of the rich variety of texture and enticing sonority that can be achieved by just three players.

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FRIDAY

18MAY CELESTIAL HARMONY 7.15 - 8.55pm Crucible Studio Theatre

ENSEMBLE 360

MOZART Flute Quartet No.3 in C K.285b £20 MOZART Horn Quintet in E flat K.407 £14 Disabled & Unemployed MOZART String Quintet in G minor K.516 £5 Students & Under 35s For 1991, the year of the bicentenary of Mozart’s death, the conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt proposed that the most fitting tribute to the composer would be to perform none of his music – that way, the world would understand what would have been missed had Mozart never lived. We take a different view and in the second of three concerts celebrating this uniquely gifted composer, Ensemble 360 presents his String Quintet in G minor. In Mozartian terms this piece is unusually melancholic in character, though his more typical uplifting spirit is restored in an infectiously lively finale. IN MY DREAMS OF HEAVEN, I ALWAYS SEE THE GREAT MASTERS GATHERED IN A HUGE HALL IN WHICH THEY ALL RESIDE. ONLY MOZART HAS HIS OWN SUITE Victor Borge

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Photo: Kaupo Kikkas


FRIDAY

18MAY

INCREDIBLE EVENT, AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE A REALLY SPECIAL COMBINATION OF FILM AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA

Edward Lawrence, Audience Member, May 2017 8.30 - 9.40pm Showroom Cinema

£10* £4.50* Under 27s (Free CINE 26 membership required, book at showroomworkstation.org.uk) *Subscription offers cannot be applied to these tickets

LAURÈNE DURANTEL Double bass, piano, voice

Following a sell-out performance last year, Laurène Durantel revisits her wonderful improvised accompaniment to the acclaimed film Man With a Movie Camera.

OLIVER COATES (CELLIST & DJ) Approx 9pm start Undisclosed venue Join multi-talented, award-winning performer, composer, arranger and DJ Olly Coates for a unique Sheffield event. Sign up to our email mailing list at musicintheround.co.uk to be among the first to find out when tickets go on sale.

Dziga Vertov’s 1929 film, part documentary and part cinematic art, follows city life in the Soviet Union through the course of a single day. It’s a celebration of modern life – a brave new world? – with thriving industries, crowded streets, and intimate, disarming moments of great humour and pathos. Ranked 8th in ‘Sight and Sound’ Critics Poll of the Top 10 films of all time! Part of Yorkshire Silent Film Festival. Find out more at ysff.co.uk

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SATURDAY

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Informal concerts for 1 and 2 year olds and their grown-ups

10.15 - 11.10am 11.35am - 12.30pm Adelphi Room Crucible Studio Theatre £7.50 Grown-up with accompanying child

POLLY IVES AQUARELLE GUITAR QUARTET Polly Ives leads two relaxed concerts for 1 and 2 year-olds and their grownups, with live music by Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, presented in partnership with Concerteenies. Enjoy classical favourites, music from films and more with your little ones, plus bubbles, percussion, informal introductions and singing. These concerts are a great way for young children to experience live music. * Please note: Because each session is specially

designed for the ages specified, we aren’t able to accommodate siblings of different ages within the same 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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CONSIDERING CREATIVITY WITH LIVE MUSIC

ELLEN SARGEN Flute SARAH YASEEN Voice JOHN BALL Tabla KADIALY KOUYATE Kora, Voice HANNAH JAMES Accordion, Voice LAURÈNE DURANTEL Double bass

Sheffield inspires a wealth of culturally diverse, creative music-making, and today some of Sheffield’s leading cross-cultural music-makers £10 collaborate, create, develop and debate an £6 Disabled & Unemployed impromptu live performance on stage, with £5 Students & Under 35s facilitation from prominent cultural commentator Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes. Audience questions Part of Festival of Debate and suggestions are positively encouraged! Find out more at festivalofdebate.com 11am - 1pm DINA

2 - 2.50pm Crucible Studio Theatre

MOZART: FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

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£14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

ENSEMBLE 360 MOZART Piano Trio in E K.542 MOZART String Quartet in C K.465 Dissonance

Mozart’s Dissonance Quartet owes its title to the tortured harmonic nature of its unusual slow introduction, after which the characteristic joyfulness of the composer’s quartets is rapidly restored. The rich and inventive Piano Trio in E major was written in the fruitful summer of 1788 when he also composed his last three symphonies.

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ASPECTS

19MAY

4 - 5pm Crucible Studio Theatre £14 £10 Disabled & Unemployed £5 Students & Under 35s

AQUARELLE GUITAR QUARTET Renowned for possessing a glorious range of sound and impressive artistry, Aquarelle Guitar Quartet were featured artists among a star-studded line-up at Classic FM Live at The Royal Albert Hall in 2016. Their programme in the Crucible Studio features classical favourites, irresistible tango and famous movie hits, perfect for music-lovers of all ages.

HIGH-OCTANE VIRTUOSITY, RELAXED LYRICISM, TONAL RICHNESS AND PERFECTION OF ENSEMBLE

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Photo: Daniel Killoran

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SATURDAY

19MAY

ENSEMBLE 360 BRUCKNER String Quintet in F PUCCINI Crisantemi for string quartet ELLEN SARGEN New Work MOZART Fantasia in F minor K.608 (arr. Iain Farrington) WAGNER Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (arr. Iain Farrington for Ensemble 360)

FINALE 7.15 - 9.15pm Crucible Studio Theatre

Our festival ends with three more giants of Romantic music in chamber-music mode, together with a short new work from recent University of Sheffield graduate Ellen Sargen. Bruckner’s Quintet has the full serenity and grandeur of his symphonies but Puccini’s Crisantemi is a stark contrast to his emotionally super-charged operas – it is a dignified elegy on the death of a friend.

We close with a newly commissioned £20 chamber version of Wagner’s £14 Disabled & Unemployed Meistersingers Overture by Iain Farrington, £5 Students & Under 35s whose Shostakovich Jazz Suite arrangements were such a success in 2017. Concert generously supported by Kate Dugdale Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

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OUR VENUES

CRUCIBLE STUDIO THEATRE AND ADELPHI ROOM 55 NORFOLK STREET, SHEFFIELD, S1 1DA 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. 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: These venues offer easy access for 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. 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. 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 Crucible Theatre is a few minutes’ walk from the tram stops at Cathedral and Castle Square, and major bus routes call at Arundel Gate (1 minute) or High Street (5 minutes).

SHEFFIELD CATHEDRAL CHURCH STREET, SHEFFIELD S1 1HA Seating Areas: All seats in the Cathedral are unreserved; 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. Latecomers: The Cathedral will open 30 minutes before the advertised start time. Please note that latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Parking: NCP car parks are located at either end of Campo Lane and there is metered on-street parking nearby. 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 service routes.

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SHOWROOM CINEMA 15 PATERNOSTER ROW, SHEFFIELD S1 2BX Seating Areas: Seats are reserved at the time of booking; they are allocated on a best-available basis. Access: All public areas of the Showroom Cinema and Workstation are fully accessible to people using wheelchairs. Latecomers: The auditorium will open 30 minutes before the advertised start time. Please note that latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Parking: There is limited on-street parking on Paternoster Row and Shoreham Street and there are several car parks in the vicinity. Showroom Cinema goers receive 50% discount for Q Park, Charles Street, S1 2NJ. Show your ticket at the Showroom box office to collect your exit voucher. Public Transport: Showroom Workstation is 5 minutes' walk from the train station and 10 minutes walk from the main bus interchange.

ST MATTHEW’S CHURCH CARVER STREET, SHEFFIELD S1 4FE Seating Areas: All seats in the Cathedral are unreserved; there may be some restricted views due to pillars. Access: Wheelchair access is via the adjoining Art House cafe. If you require a wheelchair space, please notify box office at time of booking. Latecomers: The Church will open at 2.15pm for refreshments. Please note: the concert starts at 3pm and latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Parking: There is limited on-street parking in the area, and several Council and NCP car parks nearby, including Carver Street and Wellington Street. Public Transport: St Matthew’s Church is located in the heart of the city, just a few minutes' walk from most major bus service routes. The nearest tram stop is Sheffield City Hall on West Street.

DINA 32A - 34 CAMBRIDGE STREET, SHEFFIELD S1 4HP Seating Areas: All seats are unreserved. Access: DINA is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs. If you require a wheelchair space, please notify box office at time of booking. Latecomers: The auditorium will open 30 minutes before the advertised start time. Please note that latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break. Parking: DINA is located opposite John Lewis’ Customer Collections entrance. There is limited onstreet parking in the area, and several Council and NCP car parks nearby, including Carver Street and Wellington Street. For people using wheelchairs, there are vehicle drop-off spaces directly outside the venue. Public Transport: DINA is located in the heart of the city, just a few minutes' walk from most major bus service routes. The nearest tram stop is Sheffield City Hall on West Street.

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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 19 JANUARY 2018 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 26 JANUARY 2018 at 10am in person, by phone or online.

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25 CONCERTS AND EVENTS FOR UNDER £250: A full concert subscription for the Festival costs £248.88 (£172.72 Disabled & Unemployed) and includes tickets worth up to £366 (£254 Disabled & Unemployed).* 12 TICKETS FOR UNDER £150: Save 27% (up to £55) on your booking when you buy tickets for 12 different concerts and events in one transaction.* 6 TICKETS FOR UNDER £100: Save 17% (up to £20) on your booking when you buy tickets for 6 different concerts and events in one transaction.* If you’d like to buy a full 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. We’ll make the arrangements then supply you with an order number to use when you pay at box office. If you’re booking a 6 or 12 concert subscription, your saving will automatically be deducted when you purchase your tickets online, over the phone or in person from box office. *Please note that these 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. Family concert and workshops, the Man with a Movie Camera and Oliver Coates events are not included.

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NEW TO MUSIC IN THE ROUND?

UNDER 35?

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.)

CONCESSIONS

*Family concert and workshops, the Man with a Movie Camera and Oliver Coates events are not included.

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. Concessions are available for people with disabilities, those registered unemployed, students and under 35s. Prices are indicated on each concert page.

COMING AS A FAMILY?

We believe that classical music should be for everyone, including young children and families. Each season includes family events that have been specially tailored for younger listeners. We generally recommend our evening concerts for children age 7+. However, if you think that your child will sit quietly, then we have no problem with younger children in our audiences. To give everyone the best possible concert experience, we’re currently trialling some designated ‘family friendly’ seats at every concert, so should your child become distracted, you can make a discreet exit between pieces. For more information please ask a member of staff before a concert, check our website or call the office on 0114 281 4660.

CONCERT DURATION

Please be aware that all concert end times are supplied as approximate timings only and may be subject to change.

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.

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Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2018  

Full 2018 programme for Music in the Round's annual chamber music festival in Sheffield.

Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2018  

Full 2018 programme for Music in the Round's annual chamber music festival in Sheffield.

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