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.
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’.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.