SPOHR Nonet (25’)
SCHUBERT Octet (42’)
Two triumphant pieces of large-scale chamber music that showcase the range and breadth of our resident group, Ensemble 360.
Schubert’s hugely entertaining Octet with its jaunty, memorable tunes and high drama is matched in spirit by Spohr’s Nonet, a piece the ensemble recorded to great acclaim on a disc praised for revealing the inventiveness and “cultured spirit” of the piece with “perfect elegance and ease” (The Guardian).
£21/ £14 DLA, UC & PIP / £5 Under 35s & Students
Ensemble 360 has gained an enviable reputation across the UK for the quality and integrity of their performances. Formed in 2005, eleven musicians of international standing came together to take up residency in South Yorkshire with Music in the Round, establishing a versatile group comprising five string players, five wind players and a pianist.
Their home performance space is the Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse in Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, an intimate space in which the audience is seated “in the round” and never more than twenty feet away from the stage. It is from this wonderful performance space that both Ensemble 360 and Music in the Round take their names.
They play a key role in Sheffield Chamber Music Festival each year, as well as regularly performing as part our autumn and spring seasons in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and around the country. Outside Ensemble 360, the musicians all have highly successful individual careers including as Principal players in a number of Europe’s top orchestras such as the Philharmonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Mozart Players, Camerata Bern and Manchester Camerata.