Firth Hall, Sheffield University
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Forged In Sheffield - International Impressions
A journey with an award-winning band The much-travelled Sheffield University Wind Orchestra presents a programme of music from a plethora of countries. They’ll take you on a journey from France with Orient et Occident by Saint-Saëns, to Germany with Mendelssohn's Overture for Band, to Spain for Alarcon's Little Suite…
Sun 18 Mar 2018
Forged In Sheffield - Peter Cropper Alumni Orchestra
Honouring a Sheffield legend In 2015 classical music lost one of its most imaginative and inspirational musicians. Peter Cropper will be remembered for his enormous contribution to chamber music, as leader of the internationally renowned Lindsay Quartet, founder of Music in the Round, the University’s Director of…
Sun 25 Mar 2018
£12 / 0114 222 0468
Forged In Sheffield - Sheffield University Symphony Orchestra
Well-loved pieces and brand new music Expect drama-packed music in this concert, with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and a brand new work written by final year undergraduate Nadim Jauffur.
Sat 28 Apr 2018
Forged In Sheffield - Spectacular Winds!
An innovative band with uplifting music Including classics for band by Holst, Bedford, Lloyd and Respighi this programme from Sheffield University Wind Orchestra concludes with the spectacular showpiece for symphonic wind band, Samurai by Nigel Clarke, which is often described as The Rite of Spring for band.
Sun 26 Nov
Forged In Sheffield - The Music Makers
Celebrating twenty years The Singers’ Society mark their anniversary with a suitably joyful programme, including Parry’s I Was Glad and Elgar’s The Music Makers where they will be joined by Hallam Sinfonia, and Bob Chilcott’s lively Five Days That Changed The World.
Sat 5 May 2018
Forged In Sheffield - The Music Man
A sixtieth anniversary concert Meredith Willson's The Music Man was the most successful Broadway musical of the 1957-58 season. In this 60th anniversary concert, Dr Dominic McHugh reveals the behind the scenes story of the show, including the world premiere of over ten songs cut from the show before it opened, arranged…
Sun 25 Feb 2018
Forged In Sheffield - University Of Sheffield Chamber Choir
Across the channel A versatile choir of voices from across the University, the Chamber Choir performs in Sheffield and tours further afield. In this concert we’ll hear a collection of motets and secular songs from France and England, including the sumptuous Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans by Debussy and Stanford’s…
Tue 28 Nov
Tue 1 May 2018
Forged In Sheffield - University Of Sheffield Chamber Orchestra
Continental curiosities More talented students take to the Firth Hall stage for this uplifting programme which includes Wagner’s celebratory Siegfried Idyll and Haydn’s Symphony No. 85, nicknamed The Queen.
Tue 13 Mar 2018
Global Soundtracks - Chouk Bwa Libète
Drums, poetry and trance from Haiti's vodou heartlands Chouk Bwa Libète are a traditional Haitian Mizik Rasin (‘roots music’) ensemble bringing together the essence of Haitian vodou. Their music rises in waves of percussion, vocals and dance, authentically inspired in the moment and communicating nothing but the unique…
Wed 28 Feb 2018
Global Soundtracks - Ruhaani
A trio of mystical musicians Ruhaani explore the threads that connect Sufi folk music traditions and both North and South Indian classical music. They draw on the mystical song forms of Qawwali, Nasheed and Nath creating their own unique arrangements. Lead singer Sarah Yaseen, aka Sarah The Sufi has a soulful voice and…
Tue 20 Mar 2018
Global Soundtracks - Toko Telo
Soulful traditions reinvented with sublime artistry A dazzling all-star trio from an exceptionally rich musical country, Toko Telo features the stunning guitar work of D’Gary, accordion wizardry from Regis Gizavo and soulful vocals from Monika Njava. Honoured at home and acclaimed abroad, these heroes of Madagascan…
Thu 19 Apr 2018
Happy Birthday Peter Hill!
A celebration of a great man As one of the leading British pianists of his generation, Peter Hill is known for his widely acclaimed performances and recordings. We celebrate a birthday milestone with Peter and acknowledge his inspirational performances, teaching and research at the University of Sheffield.
Tue 8 May 2018
The Snowman: Live
A true piece of Christmas magic Raymond Briggs' spellbinding tale of a snowman that comes to life, and his adventures with the little boy who built him, is magically brought to life by the Sheffield Rep. Orchestra. This timeless animated classic is screened with live orchestra, bringing to life a much loved festive…
Songmakers - Ravel And Vaughan Williams
Mediterranean mélodies Winner of the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award, baritone James Newby returns to Sheffield with pianist Simon Lepper to explore the evocative sound world of Ravel. From entirely flippant, to deeply profound, the fragranced Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques are paired with music by Ravel’s pupil…
Sun 11 Mar 2018
£10 / 0114 222 0468
Songmakers - Schubert In Sheffield Iii
A swansong of young love, yearning, and loss BBC New Generation Artist and superb song singer bass-baritone Ashley Riches draws our Schubert portrait to a close along with acclaimed pianist Joseph Middleton. In the third concert of our collaboration with Leeds Lieder, Schwanengesang, Schubert’s swansong, and an…
Tue 13 Feb 2018
Songmakers - Songmakers Discovery Pass
Concert pass for entry to Debussy and his Muse (10/03, 9pm), Ravel and Vaughan Williams (11/03, 1.15pm) and The Short Straw (11/03, 7.30pm).
Sat 10 Mar 2018
£25 / 0114 222 0468
Songmakers - The Short Straw
Nursery rhymes, fairy tales and fables… for grown-ups! Celebrated soprano Ailish Tynan partners with pianist Simon Lepper to conclude our SongMakers weekend. The carafe jealous of a giraffe, the Queen of Hearts’ strange icy domain, and the adventures of a flea, an elephant and a pot of jam… Poulenc’s delightful…
Sun 11 Mar 2018
Sound Laboratory - Bruno Heinen: Mr Vertigo
A classically nuanced experience Spectacular jazz pianist Bruno Heinen returns to Sheffield to perform, celebrating the release of his first solo album. Expect to hear music inspired by a variety of sources: painter Yves Klein, writer Paul Auster, and classical composers Vivaldi and Stockhausen. Add to the mix…
Tue 6 Mar 2018
Sound Laboratory - Intended Inventions
A kaleidoscopic snapshot of Australia This concert of all-Australian solo piano repertoire juxtaposes recently commissioned works alongside miniatures by some of the most striking figures in Australia’s musical history. Programme to include: James Ledger Intended Inventions Miriam Hyde Brownhill Creek in…
Wed 25 Apr 2018
Sound Laboratory - Ligeti Quartet: Phantom Voices
Psychoacoustics and the contemporary string quartet Amplified string quartet and electronic music explores the ways psychoacoustic effects can be exploited to make the whole seem greater than the sum of its parts. Two works by Jonathan Harvey frame this programme: In Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco where recordings of a…
Tue 24 Apr 2018
Sound Laboratory - Ligeti Quartet: Sheffield Composes
More from Sheffield’s cutting edge Composers from the Department of Music have their work performed by our Associate Artists Ligeti Quartet.
Thu 26 Apr 2018
Sound Laboratory - New Music Ensemble
Contemporary sounds from Sheffield’s cutting edge Marvel at the musical minds of our students, staff and alumni. This programme will include music by Harrison Birtwistle and new work by Sheffield composers.
Mon 23 Apr 2018
£5 / 0114 222 0468
Sound Laboratory - Rare Earth
A scarce solo recital from the cellist of the Arditti Quartet brings to Sheffield the UK premieres of Brian Ferneyhough’s In Nomine, Mark Andre’s iv2 and Enno Poppe’s Zwölf. Elements with radioactive properties and strong luminescent qualities known as lanthanides or ’rare earths’ inspire composer Dorothy Ker’s new work…
Sat 28 Apr 2018
£10 / 0114 222 0468
Sound Laboratory - Sound Junction Intersection Ii
Cinema for the ear Immerse yourself once more in a multi-dimensional sonisphere. This Intersection features music by award-winning composer Tom Williams and Greek composer Yiorgis Sakellariou.
Fri 20 Apr 2018
£10 / 0114 222 0468
Sound Laboratory - Sound Laboratory Discovery Pass
Includes entry to Sound Junction Intersection II.
Fri 20 Apr 2018
£30 / 0114 222 0468