The excitement is growing in Sheffield, as we are just days away from the first ever Classical Sheffield Festival of Music. Numerous events, from short pop-up concerts to full-length performances, will be taking place in venues around the city centre from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th October. The festival includes orchestral, choral and chamber music and even two mini operas performed by Opera on Location at the Crucible (Saturday 24th, 8.45pm).
I will be taking part in a short concert in the beautiful Winter Gardens with Sheffield Chamber Orchestra at 12pm on Saturday 24th. It is free to come and watch and our programme will include music by Mozart, Strauss and Ronald Binge.
Other highlights for me will be seeing Platform 4’s concert of new music in the Cathedral and having another chance to see Tim Horton perform Notations by Pierre Boulez (Saturday, 6pm in the Crucible); I first heard these 12 short pieces during Music in the Round’s May Festival and they form an exciting collection.
Full details of the festival can be found on the Classical Weekend website.