Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

Festival Launch - Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

A spectacular launch for Sheffield Chamber Music Festival, showcasing two spellbinding works in the intimacy of the Crucible Playhouse. A passionate Piano Quartet by Gabriel Fauré – whose music our Guest Curator Steven Isserlis has described as “uniquely moving and uplifting”– opens the evening.

17 May 2024 19:00

Peter Hill Plays Bach - Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

Leading British pianist Peter Hill has been part of the Music in the Round ‘family’ from the very beginning, appearing in the first Festival in 1984. For the first time since his sell-out concert in 2018, he returns to the Playhouse to give a solo recital of a selection of Bach’s elegant ‘English’ Suites and ever-inventive ‘Well-Tempered Clavier’.

17 May 2024 21:15

Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

In 2024, Music in the Round celebrates its 40th anniversary, with the Sheffield Chamber Music Festival set to be a highlight bringing nine sensational days of concerts in the Crucible Playhouse 17 – 25 May 2024.

17 May 2024 - 25 May 2024

Sir Scallywag & the Battle of Stinky Bottom

When King Colin sets his sights on finding the famous Golden Sausage, there’s only ONE person for the job: Sir Scallywag! But will the six-year-old knight be mighty enough to defeat the filthy trolls and win the stinkiest battle ever?

18 May 2024 10:30

Sunrise - Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

Back by popular demand! The wind players of Ensemble 360 will perform a selection of music to accompany the rising sun, alongside the dawn chorus of singing birds.

19 May 2024 05:00

Visions - An Afternoon of Choral Music - Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

The Abbeydale Singers perform Cantique de Jean Racine, one of Gabriel Fauré’s most popular works, loved for its beautifully restrained nature and gorgeous harmonies.

19 May 2024 15:00

Mozart & Schubert - Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

Music in the Round is delighted to welcome Robin Ireland back to the Crucible, a venue he knows so well from his years as violist with the Lindsay String Quartet.

20 May 2024 14:30

Remembering the Lindsays - Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

In 1977 the BBC dedicated an episode of its Omnibus arts documentaries to the Lindsay String Quartet. Tonight’s a chance to see that documentary in full, with intriguing behind-the-scenes footage of The Lindsays in rehearsals and conversations recorded in Sheffield.

20 May 2024 19:00

Relaxed Concert - Carnival - Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

For this ‘Relaxed’ concert featuring ‘The Carnival of the Animals’, doors will be left open, lights raised, a break-out space provided, and there will be less emphasis on the audience being quiet during the performance.

21 May 2024 13:00

Saint-saëns: the Renaissance Man - Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

Camille Saint-Saëns’ most celebrated work, ‘The Carnival of the Animals’ is a work unlike any other, transporting the listener into a musical menagerie that includes a swan, a tortoise, lions and a plunge into a truly magical aquarium.

21 May 2024 19:15

French Gems - Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

The heart of César Franck’s Piano Quintet contains some of the most darkly passionate music he ever composed, surrounded by storms and drama that make this magnificent work a truly captivating experience.

22 May 2024 19:15

An Evening With Steven Isserlis - Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

Three acclaimed musicians and frequent collaborators perform music they adore. This thoughtfully crafted programme celebrates the musical loves and legacy of the French composer, Gabriel Fauré.

23 May 2024 19:15

Romantic Piano - Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

Named ‘Critics’ Classical Music Breakthrough Artist’ in The Times Arts Awards 2021, Mishka Rushdie Momen was praised as “one of the most thoughtful and sensitive of British pianists” shortly before she gave her debut recital at the Crucible Playhouse in January 2022.

23 May 2024 11:00

Fauré String Quartet - Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

Violinist Irène Duval, a prize-winner at the 2021 Young Concert Artists Trust International Auditions, opens this concert with a monumental sonata written by Fauré’s violin virtuoso pupil, George Enescu.

24 May 2024 13:00

Friday Night in Paris - Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

Musical national treasure Roderick Williams, soloist at King Charles III’s Coronation and Singer-in-Residence with Music in the Round, returns to the Crucible Playhouse with Ensemble 360 for a magical tour through the City of Light.

24 May 2024 19:15

Close-up: Music for Curious Young Minds - Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

Five wind musicians and a very special guest breathe life into the wondrous world of chamber music. Created specially for young audiences, this concert combines well-known classical favourites with new works performed on flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn, with singer.

25 May 2024 10:30

Finale - Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024

A grand work for a grand finale: captivating charm and wit from George Onslow’s Nonet. Nicknamed the ‘French Beethoven’, this is a chance to hear one of his finest and largest-scale chamber works whose five movements move through an expressive array of moods from turbulence to a jubilant conclusion.

25 May 2024 19:15
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