Win A Boutique Break To Attend The Sheffield Chamber Music Festival

Music In The Round - Sheffield Chamber Music Festi

This May, Music in the Round and their resident musicians Ensemble 360 present nine packed days of intimate concerts in the UK’s most extraordinary venue for chamber music, the Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield.

Running from 11th to 19th May, the new-look Sheffield Chamber Music Festival opens with a concert of music by Wagner and Mahler, performed up-close by Last Night of the Proms star Roderick Williams and the acclaimed Ensemble 360. There will also be an in-the-round presentation of Schubert’s Swansong by Roderick Williams and pianist Iain Burnside. 

Over the festival, the ever-inventive Ensemble 360 will be treating audiences to chamber music by many of classical music’s greatest composers, from trios and string quartets to quintets and more.  Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Bach all feature, not to mention the Classic FM Hall of Fame favourite, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending.

We are giving you the chance to be there, with the opportunity to win a fabulous two-night stay for two at the Leopold Hotel in the city centre, with breakfast. You'll be staying in a unique mezzanine suite with double height ceilings and a bed deck to the upper floor, with Champagne afternoon tea for two which includes a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, smoked salmon blini, freshly baked scones served with strawberry preserve & Devonshire clotted cream, an assortment of homemade cakes & dainty pastries served with your selection of tea, all accompanied by a chilled glass of Tattinger champagne. 

Complete with six tickets for concerts of your choice over the course of the festival. We'll also give you £250 spending money. For the chance to win answer the question below before 23:59 on 7th May 2018.

Sheffield Chamber Music Festival
Friday 11th to Saturday 19th May
See the full line-up here and buy your tickets today

Festival Highlights... 

Roderick Williams & Ensemble 360

Friday 11th May 7pm
 - Crucible Studio

The Last Night of the Proms star joins the acclaimed Ensemble-in-Residence for a double bill evening of chamber music by Mahler and Wagner followed by Schubert's Swansong.

When Death Comes to Call

Saturday 12th May 7pm - Crucible Studio

Electrifying music is interwoven around two gripping pieces of drama: Mozart and Salieri by Alexander Pushkin and Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death. Music performed by Ensemble 360.

Late Night Extra: Steve Reich’s Counterpoint

Saturday 12th May 9.30pm 
- Crucible Studio

Steve Reich's pulsating counterpoint works for electric guitar and clarinet are performed in the surround-sound setting of the Crucible studio.

Meet the Musicians

Monday 14th, Wednesday 16th,
Thursday 17th and Friday 18th, 
Crucible Studio

Resident musicians guide you though some of the great classics of chamber music including Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending.

The Art of Fugue

Monday 14th May 7.15pm 
- Crucible Studio

Bach's epic The Art of Fugue, Beethoven's monumental Great Fugue and Mozart's effortlessly brilliant Adagio and Fugue, accompanied by Shostakovich's String Quartet No.3, performed in the unique intimacy of the Studio by Music in the Round's acclaimed resident musicians, Ensemble 360.

Katarina Karnéus and Joseph Middleton
Tuesday 14th May 12.45pm - Crucible Studio

The international star mezzo soprano takes a break from performing in Salome with Opera North to give this rare in-the-round recital, featuring Debussy, Fauré, Duparc, Satie and more.

SOAR Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

Tuesday 15th May 7.30pm - Crucible Studio

Hot on the heels of the launch of their second album, this multi-award winning collaboration between two virtuoso musicians comes to Sheffield for the first time.

Peter Hill (piano) BACH Goldberg Variations

Thursday 17th May 2pm - 
Crucible Studio

Oxford Maths professor and BBC Radio 4 star Marcus du Sautoy reveals the secret numbers that lie hidden within music in an afternoon of live music and chat followed by an unmissable performance by pianist Peter Hill of Bach's epic Goldberg Variations (concert starts at 8.30pm).

Man with a Movie Camera

Friday 18th May 8.30pm 
- Showroom Cinema

Following a sell-out performance last year, Ensemble 360's Laurène Durantel revisits her wonderful improvised accompaniment (featuring double bass, piano and voice) to Dziga Vertov's acclaimed Man with a Movie Camera.

Mozart: From Darkness to Light

Saturday 19th May 2pm

Crucible Studio

The Dissonance String Quartet - probably Mozart's most famous quartet - is brought to life by Ensemble 360 in this short afternoon concert, together with the composer's imaginative Piano Trio in E.

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Saturday 19th May 4pm-
 Crucible Studio

Classical favourites, irresistible tango and famous movie hits are all performed up close by the award winning Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - featured artists at Classic Fm live at the Royal Albert Hall 2016.


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